Backup Exec 21.2 Readme

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Product(s): Backup Exec (21.2)

Central Admin Server Feature notes

The following notes detail information about using the Central Admin Server Feature (CAS) with Backup Exec:

  • Ensure all the Managed Backup Exec Servers are upgraded before using 256-bit AES encryption key generated with enhanced password-based Key Derivation Function 2 (PBKDF2) algorithm.

  • If scheduled jobs begin to stall, then complete with a status of "Recovered", and then have a status of "On Hold", do the following to fix the issue:

    • On the central administration server or the managed Backup Exec server, click the Backup Exec button, click Configuration and Settings, and then select Backup Exec Settings.

    • In the left pane, click Job Status and Recovery.

    • In the Stalled field, enter 15 minutes.

    • In the Recovered field, enter 45 minutes.

  • In a CAS environment, storage devices may be acquired at a slower rate than in a non-CAS environment. To increase the rate of acquisition, change the DelayBeforeMountTime value to zero in the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veritas\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Misc

  • In a rolling upgrade scenario, do not create disk storage on any managed Backup Exec servers that are not on the same version as Central Administration Server (CAS). You can create disk storage on the managed Backup Exec servers after you upgrade the servers to Backup Exec.