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
About restoring individual Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS objects
When you restore Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS objects from tape, you must specify an on-disk staging location where the objects will be placed prior to being restored. The staging location must be a path on a local NTFS volume on the Backup Exec server running the restore job and the Backup Exec service account must also have access to it.
By default, the Agent for Microsoft Active Directory restores deleted Active Directory or ADAM/AD LDS objects from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container if their tombstone lifetimes have not passed.
When objects in Active Directory are deleted, they are removed from their current Active Directory or ADAM/AD LDS container, converted into tombstones, and then placed in the Active Directory Deleted Objects container where their tombstone lifetime is monitored. After their tombstone lifetime passes, the tombstones are purged from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container, which permanently deletes the objects from the Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS databases.
The Agent for Microsoft Active Directory lets you restore tombstoned objects from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container in the following situations:
Their tombstone lifetimes have not passed.
They have not been purged from the Deleted Objects container.
You are restoring to a Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 x64 Edition system.
When you restore Active Directory user objects, you must reset the object's user password and then re-enable the object's user account. For ADAM/AD LDS user objects, you must reset the object's user password and then re-enable the object's user account. For Active Directory user objects, use the Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers application. For ADAM/AD LDS user objects, use ADSI Edit.
For Active Directory computer objects, you must reset the object's account.
Some objects in the Active Directory Configuration Partition node cannot be reanimated from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container. However, recreated objects may not be recognized by some applications.
When you restore ADAM/AD LDS data, Backup Exec stops the ADAM/AD LDS instance you want to restore before the restore job starts. However, Backup Exec does not restart the ADAM/AD LDS instance when the restore job completes because post-processing jobs, such as authoritative restores using Adamutil.exe, may be needed. You must restart the ADAM/AD LDS instance. If Backup Exec cannot stop the ADAM/AD LDS instance or if Backup Exec cannot restore all of the ADAM/AD LDS data, the restore fails.
For more information, see your Microsoft Active Directory documentation.
In Active Directory, computer objects are derived from user objects. Some attributes that are associated with a computer object cannot be restored when you restore a deleted computer object. The attributes can only be restored if the attributes were saved through schema changes before the computer object was originally deleted. Because computer object credentials change every 30 days, the credentials from the backup may not match the credentials that are stored on the actual computer.
To reset a computer object, you must use the Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers application.
For more information on resetting a computer object, see your Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers application documentation.
If a computer object's userAccountControl attribute was not preserved before the object was deleted, you must reset the object's account after you restore the object.
To reset the Active Directory computer object account
- Remove the computer from the domain.
- Re-join the computer to the domain. The SID for the computer remains the same since it is preserved when you delete a computer object. However, if the object's tombstone expires and a new computer object is recreated, the SID is different.
You can attempt to recreate deleted Active Directory objects and ADAM/LDS objects after they have been purged from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container by restoring the object from a previous Active Directory backup.
You can attempt to recreate the deleted objects if their tombstone lifetimes have passed and the objects have been purged from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container.
However, you should be aware of the following:
Most applications will not recognize a recreated object since recreated objects are not identical to the original deleted object. Recreated objects are assigned new global unique identifiers (GUIDs) and security identifiers (SIDs) that cannot be identified by the applications that created the original object.
Attributes created by the Windows operating system cannot be recreated when a purged object is recreated. Hence, objects that rely on attributes set by the operating system will not be recognized by Windows when the objects are recreated.