Catalogs are files which contain information about what files have been backed up. Catalogs are used when you create a selection list for a restore, so BE knows what files you can restore, when they were backed up, and what media they are on.
Having problems with BE11d? If you want to downgrade from 11d to 10d, this guide is for you.
Hotfixes for the Backup Exec™ software are released from time to time. For version 10.1 and previous versions they need to be downloaded and installed manually. This tells you how to keep on top of them.
Duplicating a backup set is most frequently done immediately after a backup to disk, as part of a backup-to-disk-to-tape policy. There may be times however when it is necessary to perform an ad-hoc backup, either from a backup-to-disk folder or from a tape.
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If you change the password of the account you use to backup your machines (such as the domain administrator), then you also need to change the password in Backup Exec.
Depending upon various factors, you might find that your catalogs folder grows very large. It's not unusual for it to grow to several gigabytes.
Before reading on, you may wish to read What are catalogs?
There are various options available for BE to add more functionality. This page summarises what the options do. Agents are not included in this list.
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If you’re looking at this section, you might be faced with a problem that you don’t feel can be solved by Backup Exec. In that case, you might like to look at some of the alternatives:
If you have a suggestion for an enhancement to BE, you can submit it to Symantec at the Symantec enhancement site.
According to one of the technical support people for another Symantec product, they also submit enhancement requests, based on the problems they see during their work.