How to configure Alerts to be responded to automatically in Backup Exec 11.x and above

Problem

How to configure Alerts to be responded to automatically in Backup Exec 11.x and above

Solution


Steps to automatically respond to Alerts:


1. On the Tools menu, click Wizards>Alert Autoresponse Wizard. ( Figure 1)

Figure 1

 


2. On the Welcome to the Alert Autoresponse Wizard panel, click Next. ( Figure 2)  ,

Figure 2

 


3. On the Configure Library Insert Category panel, select the appropriate options as follows ( Figure 3) :

Figure 3

 


 
OptionDescription
Automatically clear afterSelect the amount of time to display the alert before Backup Exec clears it and moves it to the alert history. When this job queues again, the alert reappears on the Active Alerts tab and clears
Respond withThis option is not available for the Library Insert alert category.
Do not autorespondSelect this to keep this alert on the Active Alerts tab until media is added to the library.



4. On the Configure Media Insert Category panel, select the appropriate options as follows ( Figure 4) :

Figure 4

 

 
OptionsDescription
Automatically clear afterSelect the amount of time to display the alert before Backup Exec clears it and moves it to the alert history. When this job queues again, the alert reappears on the Active Alerts tab and clears
Respond withDo one of the following:
 > Select Yes to acknowledge that the media was inserted.
 > Select No to retry the media insert operation on another tape
 drive (if multiple tape drives were selected for the job).
 > Select Cancel to cancel this occurrence of the job.
Do not autorespondSelect this to keep this alert on the Active Alerts tab until media is added to the tape drive.



5. On the Configure Media Overwrite Category panel, select the appropriate options as follows ( Figure 5 ) :

Figure 5

 

 
OptionsDescription
Automatically clear afterSelect the amount of time to display the alert.
Respond withDo one of the following:
 >Select Yes to overwrite the media automatically.
 >Select No to try other media.
 >Select Cancel to cancel the occurrence of this job.
Do not autorespondSelect this to keep this alert on the Active Alerts tab until you acknowledge the alert by clicking OK.


6. On the Configure Media Remove Category panel, select the appropriate options as follows ( Figure 6 ) :

Figure 6

 

 
OptionsDescription
Automatically clear afterSelect the amount of time to display the alert on the Active Alerts tab before Backup Exec clears it and moves it to Alert History.
Respond with .This option is not available for the Media Remove alert category
Do not autorespondSelect this to keep this alert on the Active Alerts tab until you acknowledge the alert by clicking OK.


7. On the Completing the Alert Autoresponse Wizard panel, click Finish ( Figure 7 and Figure 8 ) .

Figure 7
 


Figure 8
 

Settings that are configured by using this wizard are overridden if the alert category properties are reconfigured.


 

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