Service Descriptions for Backup Exec

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Service Descriptions for Backup Exec


Service Descriptions installed by a typical installation are as follows.

Figure 1
Service Name
Service Description
Services Dependencies
Backup Exec Agent BrowserAllows the Backup Exec Job Engine to discover the Backup Exec agents that are available on the networkBackup Exec Server, Server, WorkstationC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\benetns.exe
Backup Exec Device & Media ServiceProvides several COM server interfaces for managing and accessing devices and mediaSQlServer(BKUPEXEC), RPCC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\pvlsvr.exe
Backup Exec Job EngineReceives job requests from the Backup Exec Server and moves data to the specified mediaBackup Exec Device and Media Service, Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems, Backup Exec Server, Server, WorkstationC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\bengine.exe
Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows ServersIncreases backup performance of remote Windows server systems by compressing the data to be backed upServer, Workstation, RPCC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\beremote.exe
Backup Exec ServerImplements job scheduling, server configuration, job definitions, job history, and the Backup Exec Management SDKBackup Exec Device and Media Service, Server, WorkstationC:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\beserver.exe
Backup Exec Error Recording ServiceBackup Exec Error Recording Service [1] C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\bedbg.exe
Backup Exec Management ServiceBackup Exec Management Service [2] C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\BackupExecManagementService.exe

Note :
[1] Backup Exec Error Recording Service functions to generates a user dump of a Backup Exec process that shuts down unexpectedly

[2] Backup Exec Management Service is installed in Backup Exec 2010 R2 and R3. This service functions with the option “Participate in the Backup Exec product improvement program".


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