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Unable to access backup policy section of console ('Error reading backup policies') in Symantec System Recovery Management Solution (SSR-MS).

Created: 22 May 2013 • Updated: 06 Jun 2013
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Product(s): System Recovery
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Private fix ready
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Unable to access backup policy section of the Symantec System Recovery Management Solution (SSR-MS) console.

Other policies (i.e. License policies) can be accessed without error.


Source: Symantec.BackupSln.Silverlight.Web.SilverlightService.GetBackupPoliciesList

Description: Exception in GetBackupPoliciesList(). Exception Message:Object reference not set to an instance of an object.


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