Veritas Backup Exec 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 Veritas 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
- Integration with Veritas™ Information Map
- Appendix A. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows
- About the Backup Exec Agent Utility for Windows
- Appendix B. Veritas Backup Exec Deduplication Option
- Creating or importing deduplication disk storage
- Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing
- Appendix C. Veritas 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. Veritas 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. Veritas 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. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
- Backing up Exchange data
- Appendix G. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
- Backing up Microsoft SharePoint data
- Appendix H. Veritas 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. Veritas 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. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
- About backing up Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS
- Appendix K. Veritas Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
- 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. Veritas Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option
- Appendix M. Veritas Backup Exec NDMP Option
- 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. Veritas 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. Veritas 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
Updating Backup Exec with Veritas Update
Veritas Update provides updates to Backup Exec, and is installed automatically with Backup Exec.
Veritas Update can be run manually, or can be configured to run automatically every day at a specific time. It can also be configured to download updates automatically and raise an alert after the download is complete, or to detect updates and raise an alert instead of proceeding to download them. Veritas Update is integrated with Backup Exec, and can only be accessed from within the Backup Exec interface. If you enable the automatic update feature, you can configure Veritas Update to poll the main Veritas web server on a scheduled interval. If Veritas Update installs any files, the
BKPINST20.htm installation log file is updated with information about those files.
If you run Veritas Update through the Remote Administration Console (RAC), please note the following behaviors:
Veritas Update will only download and install updates for the local server on which RAC is installed, not the remote media server to which the RAC is pointed.
Any Veritas Update alerts apply to the remote media server.
If you navigate to "Installed Updates" through the RAC interface, you will only see the updates which have been installed on the remote media server, not the updates which have been installed on the local RAC server.
To view updates which have been installed on the local RAC server, navigate to the Windows "Programs and Features" control panel.
If you change the Veritas Update settings while using the Remote Administration Console, those settings will be changed on the remote server.
During the installation and update process, the Backup Exec services are stopped and started one time during a Veritas Update session, regardless of the number of updates that are being installed. All selected patches are installed in order.
You can schedule Veritas Update to check for updates automatically at a specific time every day. By default, Veritas Update will check for updates at 10:00 PM.
At the scheduled time, Veritas Update automatically connects to the appropriate website, and then determines if your files need to be updated. You can configure Veritas Update to either download updates automatically and raise an alert when the download is complete, or to detect available downloads, raise an alert notifying you, and wait for your confirmation to download them.
Backup Exec sends the following Veritas Update alerts:
Table: Veritas Update alerts
Backup Exec sends this alert
Veritas Update Informational Alert
An update is installed successfully.
Veritas Update Warning Alert
An update is installed successfully. However, you must restart the computer.
Veritas Update Error Alert
An update fails to install.
To schedule automatic update downloads using Veritas Update
- Click the Backup Exec button, select Configuration and Settings, and then select Backup Exec Settings.
- In the left pane, select Veritas Update.
- Select Check for updates daily.
- Enter a new time in the At: field to set the time of day at which Veritas Update will run. By default, this field is set to 10:00 PM.
Select one of the following options to determine what Veritas Update should do when it detects available updates:
If you select Send an alert notification when updates are available, but do not download or install the update, Veritas Update will send you an alert when it detects available updates, but will not download or install them.
If you select Download updates first, and then send an alert notification, Veritas Update will download any available updates, then send you an alert notifying you that updates are ready to be installed.
- Click OK to close the settings window, or Click here to run Veritas Update to launch Veritas Update.
When you launch Veritas Update, it will automatically search for and display any available updates.
To download and install updates using Veritas Update, do the following:
- Click the Backup Exec button, select Installation and Licensing, and then select Veritas Update. Veritas Update will check for available updates and display them.
- Select the check boxes next to the updates that you want to install.
- Click Install.
- In the Start Patch Process dialog box, click Yes to continue with the installation process, or No to cancel.
- If you clicked Yes in the Start Patch Process dialog box, Veritas Update will download the update and launch the update installer. Follow the installation instructions included with the update to complete the installation process.