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
Push-installing a managed Backup Exec server from the central administration server
After you install the central administration server, you can push-install the managed Backup Exec server feature to a standalone server.
Before you install a managed Backup Exec server, decide where to locate the storage and media database for it. During the installation of the managed Backup Exec server, you can choose the location of the managed Backup Exec server's storage and media data. Your choice affects how you can manage jobs in the CAS environment.
To push-install a managed Backup Exec server from the central administration server
- From the central administration server, click the Backup Exec button, and then select Installation and Licensing.
- Select Install Agents and Backup Exec Servers on Other Servers.
- In the installation wizard, click Add, and then select either Add a Single Computer or Add Multiple Computers with the Same Settings.
- Select Veritas Backup Exec, and then click Next.
- In the Remote computer field, type the name of the managed Backup Exec server that you want to add, or click Browse Remote Computers to locate the server.
- Click Add to List.
This option is not necessary if you selected Add a Single Computer in step 3.
- Under Remote computer credentials , complete the fields as follows:
Type the user name for an account that has administrative rights on the remote computer.
Type the password for an account that has administrative rights on the remote computer.
Select the domain in which the remote computer is located.
- Click Next.
- Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:
To enter entitlement IDs manually
In the Enter an Entitlement ID field, type an entitlement ID from your sales certificate, and then click Add.
To import a Veritas license file
Click Import Veritas License File, and then navigate to the location of your .slf file.
To install a trial version
Do not enter entitlement IDs or import license files. Proceed to the next step.
- Click Next.
- After your entitlement IDs are validated, click Next.
- On the list of features to install, expand Backup Exec, and then select Managed Backup Exec server.
- Do one of the following:
To change the directory where the Backup Exec files are installed
In the Destination Folder field, type the name of the directory.
To accept the default directory (recommended)
Proceed to the next step.
Veritas recommends that you do not select a mount point as the destination directory because if you delete the mount point, Backup Exec is uninstalled.
- Click Next.
- Provide a user name, password, and domain for an Administrator account that the Backup Exec system services can use, and then click Next.
- On the Choose SQL Server panel, choose the location to store the Backup Exec Database, and then click Next.
- In the Central Administration Server field, type the name of the central administration server that will manage this managed Backup Exec server.
Use only NetBIOS computer names for managed Backup Exec servers and central administration servers. You cannot enter fully qualified domain names or IP addresses as server names.
- Select from the following options to determine how storage devices and data are managed:
Centrally managed Backup Exec server
Select this option to enable the central administration server to manage this Backup Exec server, its storage devices, media, and job delegation. This option also enables this Backup Exec server to share storage devices with other managed Backup Exec servers.
Unrestricted access to catalogs and backup sets for restore
Select this option to enable this managed Backup Exec server to have unrestricted access to all centrally stored catalogs. This option also enables this managed Backup Exec server to restore data from any backup set on any storage devices that it shares.
This option can be selected only if the Centrally managed Backup Exec server option is selected. Selecting both of these options enables the central administration server to have the greatest amount of control over this managed Backup Exec server.
Locally managed Backup Exec server
Select this option to enable the central administration server to monitor this managed Backup Exec server and create restore jobs for it. However, the server and its devices, media, and backup jobs are controlled locally.
- Click Next.
- Select the Veritas device drivers that you want to use, and then click Next.
- After Backup Exec validates the remote computers, you can change the list in any of the following ways:
To manually add one remote computer
Click Add, and then click Add a Single Server.
To manually add multiple remote computers
Click Add, and then click Add Multiple Servers with the Same Settings.
To add multiple remote computers by importing an existing list of computers
Click Import and Export, and then select one of the following options:
Select Import from File to enable Backup Exec to add the names of the remote computers from a selected list.
Select Import Servers Published to this Backup Exec Server to enable Backup Exec to add the names of all the remote computers that are set up to publish to this Backup Exec server.
You must enter remote computer logon credentials for the list of remote computers.
To change the product that you selected to install or to change other properties you selected for this installation
Select the remote computer that you want to change, and then click Edit.
To delete a remote computer from the list
Select the remote computer that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
To save this list of remote computers and the associated remote computer logon credentials
Verify that Save the server list for future remote install sessions is checked.
This option enables the names of all of the remote computers and their credentials to be added automatically the next time you want to install Backup Exec or options to these remote computers.
To save this list of remote computers to an XML file
Click Import and Export, and then click Export to File.
You can select the location to save the XML file. This option is useful if you want to use the same list for multiple Backup Exec servers. When you import the list, you must re-enter the remote computer logon credentials.
To fix the errors that were located during the validation
Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Fix Error.
To enable Backup Exec to attempt to re-validate an invalid remote computer
Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Retry Validation.
- After all of the computers are validated, click Next.
- Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.
- Click Next, and then click Finish.
If you did not restart the remote computer, you may need to do it now in order for the configuration to take effect.