Backup Exec 20.1 Administrator's Guide
- Introducing Backup Exec
- Methods for installing the Agent for Windows
- Using a command prompt to install the Agent for Windows on a remote computer
- Using a command script to install the Agent for Windows
- Installing the Remote Administrator
- Installing Backup Exec using the command line (silent mode)
- Backup Exec license contract information
- About upgrading to Backup Exec
- Getting Started
- Backing up data
- How Backup Exec catalogs work
- Job management and monitoring
- About the Job Monitor
- About the Job History
- Viewing the job log
- Error-handling rules for failed or canceled jobs
- Alerts and notifications
- Enabling active alerts and alert history to display on the Home tab
- Adding a recipient group for alert notifications
- Sending a notification when a job completes
- SNMP traps for Backup Exec alerts
- Disk-based and network-based storage
- Configuring disk storage
- Configuring disk cartridge storage
- Backup sets
- Cloud-based storage devices
- Amazon S3 cloud-based storage
- Google cloud-based storage
- Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage
- Private cloud-based storage
- About S3-Compatible Cloud Storage
- About the Backup Exec™ CloudConnect Optimizer
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Tape storage
- Robotic libraries in Backup Exec
- Creating robotic library partitions
- Managing tapes
- Creating media sets for tapes
- Labeling tape media
- Default media vaults
- Storage device pools
- Storage operations
- Conversion to virtual machines
- Configuration and settings
- Using Backup Exec with firewalls
- Deleting DBA-initiated job templates
- Backup Exec logon accounts
- Creating a custom report
- List of Backup Exec standard reports
- Troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Troubleshooting failed components in the SAN
- Generating a diagnostic file for troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Using Backup Exec in cluster environments
- Configurations for Backup Exec and Microsoft Cluster Servers
- Disaster recovery of a cluster
- Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Setting or changing the alternate location for the disaster recovery information file
- Creating a Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image
- Preparing to recover from a disaster by using Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Recovering a computer with Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Performing manual disaster recovery
- Integration with Veritas™ Information Map
- Appendix A. Backup Exec Agent for Windows
- About the Backup Exec Agent Utility for Windows
- Appendix B. Backup Exec Deduplication Feature
- Creating or importing deduplication disk storage
- Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing
- Appendix C. Backup Exec Agent for VMware
- Backing up VMware virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a VMware virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for VMware virtual machines
- Appendix D. Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a Hyper-V virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Appendix E. Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
- Backing up SQL databases and transaction logs
- Restoring SQL databases and transaction logs
- Disaster recovery of a SQL Server
- Appendix F. Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
- Backing up Exchange data
- Appendix G. Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
- Backing up Microsoft SharePoint data
- Appendix H. Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers
- Configuring the Oracle Agent on Windows computers and Linux servers
- Configuring an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- Viewing an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- About authentication credentials on the Backup Exec server
- About backing up Oracle databases
- About restoring Oracle resources
- Appendix I. Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault
- About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs
- Restoring Enterprise Vault
- About the Backup Exec Migrator for Enterprise Vault
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator
- Configuring Enterprise Vault collections
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator to communicate with Enterprise Vault
- About retrieving migrated Enterprise Vault data
- About the Partition Recovery Utility
- Appendix J. Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
- About backing up Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS
- Appendix K. Backup Exec Central Admin Server Feature
- About installing the Central Admin Server feature
- What happens when CAS communication thresholds are reached
- About job delegation in CAS
- How to use Backup Exec server pools in CAS
- How centralized restore works in CAS
- Appendix L. Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Feature
- Appendix M. Backup Exec NDMP Feature
- About restoring and redirecting restore data for NDMP servers
- Viewing the properties of an NDMP server
- Viewing storage properties for an NDMP server
- Appendix N. Backup Exec Agent for Linux
- About installing the Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a remote Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- Editing configuration options for Linux computers
- About backing up a Linux computer by using the Agent for Linux
- About restoring data to Linux computers
- Editing the default backup job options for Linux computers
- Uninstalling the Agent for Linux
- Appendix O. Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About installing the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a Remote Media Agent for Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- About the Backup Exec operators (beoper) group for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About adding a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Editing properties for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Creating a simulated tape library
- Viewing simulated tape libraries properties
- Appendix P. Accessibility and Backup Exec
- About keyboard shortcuts in Backup Exec
- Backup and Restore tab keyboard shortcuts
- Storage tab keyboard shortcuts
Default media sets
When you install Backup Exec, default system media sets and default user media sets are created automatically. When you add tapes to Backup Exec by importing media, Backup Exec associates the tape with one of the system media sets.
You should not associate scratch media with a media set that you create. When a backup job runs, Backup Exec automatically moves the media from the Scratch Media set to the required media set as needed.
You cannot modify the properties of system media sets. System media sets are described in the following table:
Table: Default system media sets
Backup Exec and Windows NT Backup Media
Displays all media that is imported from another installation of Backup Exec.
Displays all cleaning media.
Displays all media that is imported from a product other than Backup Exec.
See About restoring NetWare SMS volume backups to non-SMS volumes with Backup Exec.
Displays all media that you have taken out of service, usually because of an excessive number of errors. After you associate a media with the retired media set, Backup Exec does not select it for backup jobs. The media is still available for restore operations, if it has not been damaged. Retired Media protects media from being used (overwritten).
If Backup Exec cannot recognize data on a tape, then it moves the tape to Retired Media. If you want to reuse the tape, erase or label the tape. These operations write a new header to the tape that Backup Exec can recognize. After the tape is erased or labeled, Backup Exec moves it to the Scratch Media set.
You can delete the media that is in Retired Media to remove it from Backup Exec. You may want to delete media if you have a lot of off-site media that you do not want to recycle. You can also delete media if you throw away the media.
See Erasing tape or disk cartridge media.
Displays all media that can be overwritten. New, blank, and erased media are automatically associated with the Scratch Media set.
See Overwrite protection periods and append periods in media sets.
Backup Exec creates the following default user media sets:
Table: Default user media sets
Keep Data for 4 Weeks
Displays all tape media that you associate with this media set. If you use the backup job defaults that are set when you install Backup Exec, the media set Keep Data for 4 Weeks is the default media set for all backup jobs that you send to tape storage. This media set protects data from being overwritten for four weeks and allows the media to be appended to for six days.
You can edit and rename Keep Data for 4 Weeks after installation. Therefore, it may not continue to appear in the Media view or in the backup job defaults as Keep Data for 4 Weeks.
Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite
Displays all tape media that you associate with this media set.
When you associate media with this media set, data is not overwritten unless you perform any of the following actions on the media:
You can append data to this media for an infinite period (until the media is full).
You can edit and rename Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite after installation. Therefore, it may not continue to appear in the Media view or in the backup job defaults as Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite.
You can change the default media set for backup jobs by doing one of the following:
Create new media sets that have the append and overwrite protection periods set to the time intervals that accommodate your data retention strategy. Then, specify the media set that is most appropriate when you create a backup job. For example, you can create a media set that keeps data for 60 days, and a media set that keeps data for 90 days.
Select the other default media set Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite when you create a backup job. The risk that is associated with the media set Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite is that you can use all of your scratch media. You must continually add new tape or disk cartridge media to Backup Exec.
It is recommended that if you need to keep data longer than four weeks, you should duplicate it. You can duplicate the backup data from the original storage device to tape, which you can then send for long-term or off-site storage.
To view all media sets
- On the Storage tab, double-click All Media Sets.