Backup Exec Best Practices
- Backup Exec Best Practices
Best practices for Backup Exec Agent for Linux
Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Backup Exec Agent for Linux (Linux Agent) effectively. For more information about the Linux Agent, see the Backup Exec Administrator's Guide.
Use the Linux Agent to back up user data and configuration files. However, because of the lack of open file handling support, Veritas does not recommend the Linux Agent as a complete system for disaster recovery.
Select the Using modified time option for the backup method that you choose.
Disable file locking for backup jobs.
Exclude pipes and socks from backup jobs.
Add the same directories manually to the Backup Exec Exclude list if you have added directories to the autofs automounter utility. When you add these directories to the Exclude list, you can inadvertently avoid backing up data from sources such as CD-ROM drives.
Assign administrator permissions to the user or add the user in the beoper group, who backs up the computer.
For files and directories on a host that you do not want to back up, enter file and directory exclusion information in the
ralus.cfgfile. After you add the information, the file and the directories are ignored during backup.
Run a small restore job periodically to test the validity of your storage media.
If you have gvfs mounted directories on your Linux server, unmount the directories before trying to browse selections for Linux backups or running actual backups. Linux agent does not support backing up or restoring to gvfs filesystems. If a gvfs mounted directory is present, backup browse actual backup does not work and gives an error.
Use a port number that is not in use by another application or service when you add a Linux agent in Backup Exec.
To change the port number, see the following URL: