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
Using optimized duplication to copy deduplicated data between OpenStorage devices or deduplication disk storage devices
Backup Exec supports optimized duplication, which enables deduplicated data to be copied directly from one OpenStorage device to another OpenStorage device from the same vendor. Both devices must be attached to a single Backup Exec server. For example, you can copy data from one Veritas PureDisk device to another Veritas PureDisk device. Because the data is deduplicated, only unique data is copied between the devices.
To copy data between OpenStorage devices or deduplication disk storage devices, you must create a job to duplicate backup sets. The destination device for the duplicate job must be the same type of device from the same vendor as the device that was used in the source backup job. No additional settings are required; optimized duplication occurs automatically when you set up a duplicate backup job between appropriate devices. You can restore data from either device.
Optimized duplication can be performed on backup sets that were enabled for Granular Recovery Technology (GRT). However, only deduplication disk storage devices and PureDisk devices support optimized duplication for GRT-enabled backup sets.
You can find a list of compatible types of storage devices in Backup Exec's Hardware Compatibility List:
The OpenStorage devices must be from the same vendor. You cannot perform optimized duplication between OpenStorage devices from different vendors. If you attempt to copy deduplicated data between OpenStorage devices from different vendors, regular duplication is performed instead of optimized duplication.
If you use the Central Admin Server feature (CAS), the functionality of optimized duplication is expanded to let you do the following:
Copy data from a deduplication disk storage device on one Backup Exec server to a deduplication disk storage device on another Backup Exec server.
Copy data from an OpenStorage device that is attached to a Backup Exec server to another OpenStorage device that is attached to a different Backup Exec server.
To use optimized duplication with CAS, the following requirements must be met:
You must have a license for the Enterprise Server feature. CAS is installed as part of the Enterprise Server feature.
All Backup Exec servers that you use with CAS as either a central administration server or as managed Backup Exec servers must use the 64-bit version of Windows.
You must have a central administration server and at least one managed Backup Exec server in your CAS environment.
For client-side deduplication and Backup Exec server-side deduplication, you must configure one deduplication disk storage on the Backup Exec server from which you want to copy the deduplicated data. You must also configure one deduplication disk storage on the Backup Exec server to which you want to copy the deduplicated data.
For appliance deduplication, the Backup Exec server from which you want to copy deduplicated data must have the appropriate plug-in for the OpenStorage device and a properly configured OpenStorage device. In addition, the Backup Exec server to which you want to copy the deduplication data must have the appropriate plug-in for the OpenStorage device and a properly configured OpenStorage device.
You must share deduplication devices between the Backup Exec servers.
You must inventory and catalog the media on the destination server before you recover any files from the duplicated backup set. You must do this regardless of how the catalog sharing option is configured for CAS.
You can use optimized duplication to transfer backup data to a remote location over a WAN connection. You should prepopulate the destination deduplication disk storage device with a full backup of the servers. This prepopulation task is also known as seeding the destination deduplication disk storage device. Seeding helps avoid the time-consuming and bandwidth-intensive process of transmitting large amounts of backup data over the low bandwidth WAN connection.
To seed a device, you can store a full backup to an external storage device such as a USB drive. You can then transport the USB drive to the remote location where the Backup Exec server and the destination deduplication disk storage device are kept, and duplicate the backup data to the deduplication disk storage device.
Set up a duplicate backup job to perform optimized duplication.
Table: How to set up optimized duplication
For more information
If you are using CAS, do the following:
This information applies only to CAS. If you do not have CAS, skip this step.
Create a backup job that uses an OpenStorage device or a deduplication disk storage device as the destination.
See Backing up data.
Create a job to duplicate backup sets and select the appropriate OpenStorage device or deduplication disk storage as the destination.
The destination device for the duplicate job must be the same type of device from the same vendor as the device that was used in the source backup job.