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Backup: “Micosoft Exchange Writer” fail problems with BackupExec 12d

December 16th, 2009 No comments

Last week I got some problems with making backups of my Exchange 2007 enviroment with BackupExec 12d SP3.

The status in BackupExec was: “A failure occurred querying the Writer status”

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BackupExec: Job Warning – "The Symantec ThreatCon Level is not up-to-date"

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

Scenario A: Applies to Backup Exec 12

Backup Exec 12 requires Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 or later or the Management Console for the same to be installed on the Media Server to use ThreatCon level to trigger backup jobs. The above alert is encountered if the ThreatCon Level is not updated.

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Windows 2008: SystemState backup to the source volume

August 7th, 2009 No comments

Mostly you have on a terminal (citrix) server just 1 volume. With Windows 2008 it’s default not possible to create a SSB to the source volume.

You can change this do doing the following:

Create a new registry entry with the following information:

Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wbengine\SystemStateBackup\AllowSSBToAnyVolume
Type: DWORD
Value: 1

A value of 0 prevents the storing of system state backup on a source volume. A value of 1 allows the storing of system state backup on a source volume.

However, there are known issues with storing a system state backup on a source volume:

  • Backups can fail. The backup can be modified during the backup process, which might cause the backup to fail.
  • It causes an inefficient use of target space. Twice the amount of space is necessary for a backup than for the original data. The volume must allocate twice the amount of space for the shadow copy process.

Symantec Backup EXEC: How to migrate Data and catalogs to a fresh installation of 11d or above on a different server

July 8th, 2009 22 comments

This week our backup server had to be replaced. So we installed the new server. Installed Backup EXEC 12.5 on the new server. But I want on the new server al my jobs, policies, selection lists and catalogs. After some google search I had found all the info I need to do this.

In the following article I’ll show you how you can do this.

SERVER01 the old backup server
SERVER02 the new backup server

To download the latest version check your “Your Symantec License Certificate” email you received from Symantec. Find the Backup EXEC  serial number and Enter the Serial Number from the Certificate to logon to the fileconnect site. Follow the link to the FileConnect User Guide for more info.

1. Install a fresh copy of Backup EXEC on the new server SERVER02. Run LiveUpdate to download the latest hotfix and service packs

2. Upgrade your old backup EXEC version to the latest version. If you are upgrading from 9.X first upgrade to 10.X and then upgrade to the latest version. On SERVER01 and SERVER02 should run the same BACKUP EXEC version. Also run LiveUpdate to download the latest hotfix and service packs.

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ArcServe: Enforce ARCServe to reset the expiration date of a tape

April 28th, 2009 1 comment

Indien je tape’s goed zijn genummerd en weet dat je ongeveer een tape (fabrieks verhaal) ongeveer 20x mag gebruiken om de kwaliteit van de tape te waarborgen kan je er voor kiezen om de Expiration Date kan omzijlen.

Dit kan door de volgende register instelling toe te passen:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ComputerAssociates\BrightStor ARCServe Backup\Base\Task\Backup\

 

Verander DWORD: ResetTapeExpirationDate

Geef deze een waarde 1

 

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Vanaf nu zal er niet meer worden gekeken naar de Expiration date. Houdt het beheer dus zelf goed in de gaten.

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Backup: Symantec E-mail Notificaties Backup Exec – McAfee

April 26th, 2009 No comments

Mocht het zo zijn dat e-mail notificaties van Backup Exec niet worden verstuurd controleer

dan of de toegangsbeveiliging van McAfee dit niet blokkeert, mocht deze aan staan

dan kan je voor de backup software een exception aanmaken in de toegangsbeveiliging

op de volgende regel:

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Backup: Media Set Overwrite Protection Backup Exec 12

April 26th, 2009 No comments

Wat mij opgevallen is aan de nieuwe versie van Symantec Backup Exec, versie 12, er bij installatie maar

1 Media set is welke op alle tapes wordt toegepast die gebruikt worden door deze server, ik heb

binnen het pakket nog geen optie kunnen vinden welke het gebruiken van Media Sets uitschakelt.

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VMware: 10 steps to install VCB v1.5

April 21st, 2009 No comments

We created a VCB bcakup script to simplify the vcb backup check out the article here

1. Install an appropriate version of Windows for the VCB Proxy. For more information, see the Virtual Machine Backup Guide.

Note: Setup your 3rd party backup software and hardware according to your vendor documentation

2. Download VCB at: http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/consolidated_backup.html

3. Verify that Automount is disabled.

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type diskpart and press Enter.
  3. Type automount and press Enter.
  4. If Automount is enabled, type automount disable to turn off the feature. This prevents resignaturing of your VMFS LUNs when are presented to the VCB Proxy machine.
  5. Close the diskpart command prompt.

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Microsoft:Windows 2008 restore Systemstate on DC

April 2nd, 2009 No comments

– Restart server

– Druk op F8 om in het Advanced Boot Options menu te komen

– Start met: “Directory Services Restore Mode” (alleen voor Domain Controller)

 

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