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Backup Exec 22.2 - BETA Program registration is open

We are recruiting for our exclusive BETA Program for Veritas Backup Exec 22.2, and we hope that you will consider joining. The program is tentatively planned to start May 29 and run through June 19, 2023. The actual time commitment that we would requ...

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How to deploy Backup Exec via the AWS Marketplace

How to deploy Veritas Backup Exec on AWS Marketplace.Veritas Backup Exec provides simple, rapid, and secure offsite backup to AWS for your in-house virtual and physical environments and protects cloud-based workloads in AWS. Veritas Backup Exec helps...

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How to deploy Backup Exec via the Azure Marketplace

How to deploy Veritas Backup Exec on Azure Marketplace.Veritas Backup Exec provides simple, rapid, and secure offsite backup to Azure for your on-premises environments and protects cloud-based workloads in Azure. Veritas Backup Exec helps customers r...

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Useful links for Upgrading Backup Exec

At its most basic, the upgrade procedure for Backup Exec is simply running installation media for the most recent version on an existing Backup Exec server. Backup Exec 15, 16 and 20 can be upgraded to Backup Exec 21 with this method. Article 1000443...

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Job History Log Retention

We currently keep written logs for our backups. It's very tedious. I would like an electronic option. Is it bad practice to disable job log purging? I know we could archive off the XML files somewhere else, but from what I understand that would not b...

Deleting backup sets

Hello,Trying to work out the best way to remove old backups but when i got to delete the backup sets, i keep getting the message of Depentant backups. see attached.Can i still delete the old backup set? I'm running out of space fast.Regards,James

Backup exec 2016 & Dell Compellent

Is there a way to backup Dell Compellent volumes, directly i did hear a while ago that you could do this by copying/mounting the volume/snapshot to the backup server and backing it up from there, i think it is all powershell scripting but wouldnt knw...

Backup exec health check

Hi would like to know how to health check the BE Check the licenses.On nbu we use nbdeployutil and nbat tool.Sorry this is my first time to health check the BE

Backup Exec Install location - HOST or VM

In a previous installation on Server 2008 R2 BE was installed on the host and our two VMs (Hyper-V) backed up using the WINagent or by backing up the VHDs on the host.I recently came across a discussion saying it is better for server 2016 to have BE ...


In the GUI you can backup a DFS file structure by making sure user defined shares is ticked.  Is there a way you can get BEMCLI to see the DFS tree to backup or a UNC path, as everytime, i try to run a command with -path \\servername\share\folder\ it...

service deduplication not start

Hi to all!I have a dedup in BE. But on of the day, our server was down. In this moment some jobs was run.After server load, I saw that Dedup service can't to start. Unable to start dedup engine service with error on event log: 9: _storeReportContaine...

Backing up newer Guest OS from older Server OS

Hi,Can anyone clarify if it is supported to backup a Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V Guest OS) from Backup Exec Server 15 running on Windows Server 2012R2 ? BE Server 15 running on WS 2012R2Hyper-V Host (WS 2012R2)Hyper-V Guest (WS 2016)Thanks,PH

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restore from Amazon S3 very slow

Is there any best practice or advice on restoring backup data stored in Amazon S3? Apparently, there's an issue where we're having an issue with the restore speed from Amazon S3. We get 3GBytes/min throughput from backup (VM and SQLDB data backup) bu...

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Resolved! What does 'Enable Direct Access' mean?

In Backup ExecWhen setting the verify option (on a schedule) for a backup job, I see a checkbox "Enable Direct Access". I cant seem to find any explanation of what this option does.

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Exchange 2013 DAG Backup

Hi,What is the recommended method to backup 2 node Exchange 2013 DAG running on Windows 2012 Std? Currently we are taking daily full backup and keeping it for 2 days only due to space limitations. Can we take weeky full and daily differential or dail...

Backup Exec 20.2 Dedup engine

Hey ya After having all my verify jobs stall, I rebooted my backup exec server. On start up the Dedupe Engine service stays at starting. So far it has been 15 minutes - how long should it take ? No changes were made to the system before this issue st...

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Resolved! Moving to a new BackUp Exec Server running different OS

Hi,We are planning the migration and upgrade of BackupExec. We are moving from BackUpExec 15 (on Svr 28K R2) to BackupExec 20.3 (on Svr 2016 Std). We will also be using a new SAN storage. The plan is:1. Install BkpExec 20.3 on new server and complete...

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Resolved! Backup Exec v2v supported?

Does Backup Exec support v2v (virtual to virtual conversion of VMs)? I don't think this is supported using the hypervisor agents but I think if you install the windows/linux agent inside a VM running on a VMware ESX hypervisor and take a backup of th...

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Backups Failing: Error Code E00094A1

Not sure why, but we have a couple of backups that have failed with: Final error: 0xe00094a1 - The evaluation period for Backup Exec or for an agent or option cannot be validated. You must enter a license key to continue. Final error category: Job Er...

Crossgrades to BE Capacity

Hi guys,I know that we can do migration  V-ray licenses to BE CApacity but I have to know what is the migration ratios- 1:1 or 1:5 ?Can you help me?

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V-79-57344-33981 Backup failed

Hi guys.Today i saw this problem first time. Job will end with error V-79-57344-33981 -The system could not find the specified path - it is impossible to restore the directory.V-79-57344-65301 - The system status resource is not responding. Backup da...