In Backup Exec System Recovery Manager, backup, recovery, convert to virtual, and delete recovery point operations, called jobs, are submitted through the console and stored in the database. Client computers pull the jobs down from the server and process them. Administrators can run the console from the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server, or from a remote system. After jobs are created, the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager components on the server processes them. All interaction to the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager system, such as submitting jobs, viewing results, and working with Easy Installers, can be done through the console.
Figure: How Backup Exec System Recovery Manager works
Through the console, you can create a one-time job, such as recovering a drive on a client computer, or you can schedule recurring jobs, such as daily backup jobs. Wizards guide you through most Backup Exec System Recovery Manager operations such as the creation of backup jobs, recovery jobs, or Easy Installers, and the conversion of recovery points to virtual disks.
Through Backup Exec System Recovery Manager's management functions, you can logically group client computers together to simplify the backup process. On the Manage page, you can organize, track, and troubleshoot all of the computers whose backups you manage. You can view the backup status and statistics for servers and desktops, including failed jobs.
After a job has been processed, the job’s results are stored in the database. Log files, if configured in the console by the administrator, are uploaded to the server. The files tell you what happened during the processing of the job (events, errors, and so forth).