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 the Home tab
You can configure the Home tab by selecting the items that you want to display. You can drag and drop items to move them to another location on the Home tab or you can maximize a single item. The Home tab items contain Backup Exec data and links to features that you use frequently.
To configure the Home tab
- On the Home tab, in the Layout group, click the layout for the items that you want to display.
- In the System Health and Support groups, select the check box for the items that you want to display.
- Drag the items to a column and position in which you want them to display to further customize the Home tab.
You can configure the Layout, and hide or display items in the System Health and the Support groups.
You can quickly restore the Home tab to its default configuration at any time.
To restore the Home tab's default configuration
- On the Home tab, in the Layout group, click Reset Home Tab.
You can select one of the following layout configurations to display the items on the Home tab.
Table: Home Tab Layout items
Displays the Home tab items in one column.
Displays the Home tab items in two columns.
Displays the Home tab items in two columns with a narrow panel and a wide panel.
Displays the Home tab items in three columns.
Restores the contents of the Home tab to the default configuration.
The items in the System Health group provide overviews of alerts, backup jobs, backup size data, storage status, and Simplified Disaster Recovery. You can select the following items to display on the Backup Exec Home tab.
Table: System Health group items
Lets you view all alerts that have not received a response. You can filter the alerts to view specific types of alerts, the source of the alerts, and the amount of time that alerts occurred.
You can display any or all of the following types of alerts:
Lets you view the property and response information for alerts.
Provides a summary view of the backup job status for the servers that are backed up or available for backup.
Provides a summary view of the amount of data that is backed up. You can customize the number of days for which you display information about the backup size. You can also select the type of backups that display.
Provides a summary view of the amount of space that is available on your storage. The storage information includes the total capacity that displays the amount space that is used for the different types of data.
Provides a status of whether the Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image has been created.
If the Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image has not been created, you can click the Create Disaster Recovery link to launch a wizard that guides you through the process.
Provides a status for whether the database encryption key has been exported.
If you have not exported the database encryption key, you should do so to ensure that you can access the Backup Exec Database later. You are required to provide the database encryption key for disaster recovery and migration scenarios, for example.
Lists the number of virtual machines that are being backed up with the virtual-based backup method and with the agent-based backup method.
The information is updated when a backup job is created, deleted, or edited. It is also updated when the user interface is refreshed or relaunched.
The items in the Support group provide technical support, documentation, licensing contracts, and the Veritas RSS Reader resources. You can select the following items to display on the Backup Exec Home tab.
Table: Support group items
Provides the following support options to help you understand product features and functionality or troubleshoot issues:
Provides the following documentation options to help you understand product features and functionality or troubleshoot issues:
Provides the following licensing options to help you manage license contracts and licenses:
Lets you view and add Backup Exec and Veritas RSS feeds.
Provides the following reports:
This item only displays when you upgrade Backup Exec to a later version.