Veritas Backup Exec Administrator's Guide
- Introducing Backup Exec
- Methods for installing the Agent for Windows
- Using a command prompt to install the Agent for Windows on a remote computer
- Using a command script to install the Agent for Windows
- Installing the Remote Administrator
- Installing Backup Exec using the command line (silent mode)
- Backup Exec license contract information
- About upgrading to Backup Exec
- Getting Started
- Backing up data
- How Backup Exec catalogs work
- Job management and monitoring
- About the Job Monitor
- About the Job History
- Viewing the job log
- Error-handling rules for failed or canceled jobs
- Alerts and notifications
- Enabling active alerts and alert history to display on the Home tab
- Adding a recipient group for alert notifications
- Sending a notification when a job completes
- SNMP traps for Backup Exec alerts
- Disk-based and network-based storage
- Configuring disk storage
- Configuring disk cartridge storage
- Backup sets
- Cloud-based storage devices
- Amazon S3 cloud-based storage
- Google cloud-based storage
- Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage
- Private cloud-based storage
- About S3-Compatible Cloud Storage
- About the Veritas Backup Exec™ CloudConnect Optimizer
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Tape storage
- Robotic libraries in Backup Exec
- Creating robotic library partitions
- Managing tapes
- Creating media sets for tapes
- Labeling tape media
- Default media vaults
- Storage device pools
- Storage operations
- Conversion to virtual machines
- Configuration and settings
- Using Backup Exec with firewalls
- Deleting DBA-initiated job templates
- Backup Exec logon accounts
- Creating a custom report
- List of Backup Exec standard reports
- Troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Troubleshooting failed components in the SAN
- Generating a diagnostic file for troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Using Backup Exec in cluster environments
- Configurations for Backup Exec and Microsoft Cluster Servers
- Disaster recovery of a cluster
- Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Setting or changing the alternate location for the disaster recovery information file
- Creating a Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image
- Preparing to recover from a disaster by using Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Recovering a computer with Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Integration with Veritas™ Information Map
- Appendix A. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows
- About the Backup Exec Agent Utility for Windows
- Appendix B. Veritas Backup Exec Deduplication Option
- Creating or importing deduplication disk storage
- Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing
- Appendix C. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for VMware
- Backing up VMware virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a VMware virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for VMware virtual machines
- Appendix D. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a Hyper-V virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Appendix E. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
- Backing up SQL databases and transaction logs
- Restoring SQL databases and transaction logs
- Disaster recovery of a SQL Server
- Appendix F. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
- Backing up Exchange data
- Appendix G. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
- Backing up Microsoft SharePoint data
- Appendix H. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers
- Configuring the Oracle Agent on Windows computers and Linux servers
- Configuring an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- Viewing an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- About authentication credentials on the Backup Exec server
- About backing up Oracle databases
- About restoring Oracle resources
- Appendix I. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault
- About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs
- Restoring Enterprise Vault
- About the Backup Exec Migrator for Enterprise Vault
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator
- Configuring Enterprise Vault collections
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator to communicate with Enterprise Vault
- About retrieving migrated Enterprise Vault data
- About the Partition Recovery Utility
- Appendix J. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
- About backing up Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS
- Appendix K. Veritas Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
- About installing the Central Admin Server feature
- What happens when CAS communication thresholds are reached
- About job delegation in CAS
- How to use Backup Exec server pools in CAS
- How centralized restore works in CAS
- Appendix L. Veritas Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option
- Appendix M. Veritas Backup Exec NDMP Option
- About restoring and redirecting restore data for NDMP servers
- Viewing the properties of an NDMP server
- Viewing storage properties for an NDMP server
- Appendix N. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Linux
- About installing the Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a remote Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- Editing configuration options for Linux computers
- About backing up a Linux computer by using the Agent for Linux
- About restoring data to Linux computers
- Editing the default backup job options for Linux computers
- Uninstalling the Agent for Linux
- Appendix O. Veritas Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About installing the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a Remote Media Agent for Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- About the Backup Exec operators (beoper) group for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About adding a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Editing properties for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Creating a simulated tape library
- Viewing simulated tape libraries properties
- Appendix P. Accessibility and Backup Exec
- About keyboard shortcuts in Backup Exec
- Backup and Restore tab keyboard shortcuts
- Storage tab keyboard shortcuts
Configuring settings for Veritas™ Information Map
You can configure the settings to register Backup Exec with Veritas™ Information Map.
To configure settings for Veritas™ Information Map
- Click the Backup Exec button, select Configuration and Settings, and then click Backup Exec Settings.
- In the left pane, select Veritas Information Map.
- Configure the following settings:
Send metadata about items in the backup sets to Veritas Information Map
Select this check box to send metadata about items in the backup sets to Veritas Information Map from Backup Exec to Veritas Information Map.
If you clear this check box, Backup Exec immediately stops sending metadata about items in the backup sets to Veritas Information Map. If you want to start sending metadata to Information Map, select the check box again.
Enter the server name where the Information Map Agent is installed.
Enter the port number for connecting to the Information Map Agent.
Specify the port that is used by the Information Map Connector service (ConnectorService.exe). By default, the 8286 port number is used.
If you have changed the port number during installation of the Information Map Agent, use the changed port number.
To know the port number that is used do the following in the order listed.
Go to the path where the Information Map Agent is installed. By default, this path is:
webServicefile in notepad, and find app.hostPort= .
Use the port number that is listed in this field.
Select the logon account of the server where the Information Map Agent is installed.
If the logon account for the server is not in the list, click Add/Edit to add it to the list.
The logon account must be part of the local administrator's group on the server where the agent is installed.
Displays the registration status of Backup Exec with the Information Map Agent.
- Click Register.
Information Map setup details are saved only after the connection is registered successfully.
- The Establish Trust dialog box is displayed.
You must verify the security certificate to establish trust with the Information Map server.
- Click View Certificate and compare the public key with in the certificate with the public key available on the Information Map Agent server.
To determine the public key of the certificate on the server where the Information Map Agent is installed, do the following in the order listed:
Open the command prompt on the server where the Information Map Agent is installed.
Switch the directory path to
This is the default path where the Information Map Agent is installed.
Run the connector_config.exe generate_webserver_crt command.
.certfile is generated. Open that file and retrieve the public key. Match this key with the certificate key that is displayed when you click View Certificate.
- If the certificate is valid, click Yes.
Backup Exec registers with the Information Map Agent and after the registration is successful, a confirmation message is displayed.
- Select the number of days within which the backup sets were created for their information to be used. Backup Exec sends most recent metadata of files and folders of the protected servers to the Information Map Agent, using the information available in the backup sets.
By default, 45 is selected.
Metadata is sent to Information Map for a specific resource at least once, and subsequently Backup Exec finds no backups of that resource that is created within the number of days configured with this setting. Backup Exec considers the resource as not part of the live actively protected resources any longer, and the metadata is deleted from Information Map.
- Select the check box to send metadata about items in the backup sets that are encrypted with a common encryption key to Information Map.
The metadata about items in the backup sets that are encrypted with a restricted key is not sent to Information Map.
- (Optional) To update the Information Map Agent details, edit the required settings and then click Update.
For more information about how Backup Exec integrates with Information Map, refer to the following technote.
To send metadata about protected data of a virtual agent, ensure that the backup jobs are configured with the appropriate option in the Instant GRT tab. Go to Configuration and Settings > Job Defaults > Backup to Disk > Instant GRT. In this tab, select any of the following options: