Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 and LiveUpdate

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Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 and LiveUpdate

Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and Symantec LiveUpdate effectively. For more information about LiveUpdate, see the Backup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.

The following best practices can help ensure the effective operation of LiveUpdate:

  • Run LiveUpdate before and after each Backup Exec installation or upgrade.

  • Install Backup Exec into its own SQL instance to avoid conflicts during updates. Backup Exec stops and starts the SQL service several times during an update. Any other user-created databases that use the SQL Server instance are unavailable during this process.

  • Schedule LiveUpdate to run when backup jobs are idle to optimize system performance.

  • Push-install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems to remote computers after you install any service packs that include Remote Agent updates. LiveUpdate does not update the Remote Agent on remote computers. The Downloads section of the Symantec Technical Support Web site contains information about what each LiveUpdate service pack contains.

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