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
Changing default backup job settings
Backup Exec is preconfigured with default settings for backup jobs. You can change the default settings for your backup jobs. When you create a backup job, the job inherits the default settings that you configure. You can override the default settings for backup jobs when you create them. Backup job settings include storage, security, and file system options for backup jobs, among other things.
You can set unique backup job defaults for the following types of backup jobs:
Back Up to Deduplication Disk Storage Device
Back Up to Disk
Back Up to Tape
Duplicate to Deduplication Disk Storage Device
Duplicate to Tape
Duplicate to Cloud
Convert to Virtual
Backup Exec displays only the types of backup jobs for which your system is configured. For example, if you do not have a tape drive, you do not see the Back Up to Tape option in the list of backup job types.
To change default backup job settings
- Click the Backup Exec button, select Configuration and Settings, and then select Job Defaults.
- Select the type of backup for which you want to set default options.
For example, if you want to set up the default options for backups to disk, select Back Up to Disk. The options that appear vary depending on what types of storage devices you have configured. Different default options can be configured for backup jobs to different types of storage.
- In the left pane, select the setting for which you want to configure default options.
Select this option to configure default settings for the time and frequency with which you want to run backup jobs.
Select this option to configure default settings for the storage device that you want to use for backup jobs.
Select this option to configure Backup Exec to notify specified recipients when backup jobs are completed.
Each type of backup job can be configured with different notification recipients. Backup Exec can notify people by email or text message.
Select this option to configure a test job that automatically tests storage capacity, credentials, and media integrity.
The test job can help you determine if there are any problems that might keep backup jobs from completing successfully.
Select this option to create a job that automatically verifies whether all of the data was successfully backed up when jobs are completed.
A verify job can also help you determine whether the media you use is defective.
Select this option to configure Instant GRT or full catalog operations for any GRT-enabled jobs. You can choose to run a full catalog operation immediately after the backup job finishes, schedule the full catalog operation for another time, or run an Instant GRT operation as part of the backup job.
Advanced Open File
Select this option to configure the snapshot settings that Backup Exec uses to process backup jobs. Snapshot technology lets Backup Exec capture any files that are open when a backup job runs.
You can also enable checkpoint restart, which lets you resume interrupted backup jobs.
Advanced Disk-based Backup
Select this option to configure off-host backup processing for backup jobs.
Select this option to configure any commands that you want to run either before backup jobs begin or after backup jobs are completed.
Files and Folders
Select this option to configure how Backup Exec processes file system attributes such as junction points and symbolic links.
Select this option to configure Enterprise Vault options for backup jobs.
Linux and Macintosh
Select this option to configure options for any Linux or Macintosh computers that are included in backup jobs.
See Linux backup options.
Microsoft Active Directory
Select this option to configure options for any Microsoft Active Directory data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any Microsoft Exchange data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any virtual machines that are included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any Microsoft SharePoint data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any Microsoft SQL data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any NDMP data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to configure options for any Oracle data that is included in backup jobs.
Select this option to exclude specific files or specific types of files from backup jobs.
- Select the appropriate options.
- When you are finished configuring default options, click OK.