Unable to back up Sharepoint from a clustered Backup Exec server

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When attempting to back up a Sharepoint environment from a clustered installation of Backup Exec, no resources are backed up and instead an error is received:

0xe0001702 - The object was not found, or could not be accessed (Share point backup).


This issue seems to be caused by a trust problem between the Backup Exec Agent for Windows Servers and the Backup Exec media server (or CAS) because of the physical cluster server name vs. the virtual cluster name.



In order to protect Sharepoint resources, Backup Exec (or CAS) must be installed in a standalone (non-clustered) configuration.

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Applies To

This occurs when the Backup Exec media server (or the Central Admin Server (CAS) in a Central Admin Server Option (CASO) environment)  is installed in a cluster configuration. 

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