How to backup remote server to Deduplication Storage Folder with Client side Deduplication option in Backup Exec 2012.

Problem

How to backup remote server to Deduplication Storage Folder with Client side Deduplication option in Backup Exec 2012.

Solution

In Backup Exec 2012, to backup remote server to Deduplication Storage Folder with Client-side Deduplication option, please check as following procedure:

1. To check Properties of Deduplication Storage Folder, make sure that Client-side Deduplication has been enabled.


 

 

2. To create Back up to Deduplication Disk Storage job, make sure that "Enable the remote computer to directly access the storage device and to perform client-side deduplication, if it is supported" is checked.


 

3. After the job is created, to check Direct access sharing panel in the Detail View of protected server. If it is the first time to create job for this server, this message "The device has been shared with this server. The services on <Backup Server> still need to be restarted." will be displayed at Status field.


 

4. If the job run without restarting Backup exec's services on the backup server, that job will be completed with exceptions:
    Client-side deduplication is enabled for this job, but it could not be used. In that case, just need to restart Backup exec's services on the backup server, then re-run that job again.


Applies To

Windows 2008

Backup Exec 2012

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