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 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
Enabling database access for Oracle operations on Windows computers
You can use the Backup Exec Agent Utility to enable database access for the Windows computer after you configure an Oracle instance.
- On the computer on which the Agent for Windows is installed, on the taskbar, click Start > All Programs > Veritas Backup Exec > Backup Exec Agent Utility.
When the Backup Exec Agent Utility is running, an icon appears in the system tray. You can double-click this icon to view the utility.
- Click the Database Access tab.
(Optional) The first time that you start the Backup Exec Agent Utility, click Change Settings to enable the options.
- Complete the appropriate options to configure database access:
Enable the Backup Exec server to authenticate Oracle operations
Select this option to enable Oracle operations between the Backup Exec server and this computer.
Specify a user name that has administrative rights to this computer. This logon account is what the Backup Exec server uses when it connects to this computer.
If you specify an IP address or a fully qualified computer name as part of the user name, the Backup Exec Agent Utility may not be able to verify the user account. If the credentials entered are incorrect, the error "cannot attach to a resource" may be displayed when you run a backup or restore job.
You must add this computer name and logon account to the Backup Exec server's list of authentication credentials for Oracle servers. If the authentication fails when the Oracle resources are backed up, the backup job fails. If the authentication fails when you are browsing the backup sets for a restore job, then the backup sets become unavailable, and you must run a DBA-initiated restore job to restore data.
Specify the password for this logon account.
For security reasons, the logon credentials are not stored on the remote computer.
Type the password again to confirm it.
Use a custom port to connect to the Backup Exec server during Oracle operations
Select this option to change the port that is used for communications between this computer and the Backup Exec server during Oracle operations. By default, port 5633 is used.
If you change the port number on this computer, you must also change it on the Backup Exec server, and then restart the Backup Exec Job Engine Service on the Backup Exec server.
Type the port number that you want to use for communications between this computer and the Backup Exec server.
- Click OK.
- For Oracle RAC installations, type the fully qualified domain name that you want to publish to.
The Backup Exec server that you publish to lists the RAC databases in the list of servers on the Backup and Restore tab.
If you do not enter a fully qualified domain name to publish to, the RAC databases are not in the list of servers.
- On the Backup Exec server, add the name of the Oracle server and the user name that you enabled for database access to the Backup Exec server's list of authentication credentials.