Do you need to restore to dissimilar hardware? It might not be straightforward.
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Backing up Exchange mailboxes is a common cause of problems, but do you need to do them?
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Backing up the file/folder structure on a DFS share doesn’t work, and backing up DFS through the shadow copy components is painfully slow, so I directly backup the DFS share.
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A local authoritative disaster recovery is when you are recovering a Backup Exec media server which is also a domain controller, with no assistance from other Backup Exec media servers. If you have more than one media server, it's easier to perform a remote disaster recovery using another media server.
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Backing up Microsoft Sharepoint Services using Symantec Backup Exec is a common source of confusion.
For users of Backup Exec 11d, support for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007, and direct support for Sharepoint Services were introduced in June 2007 (see here). For users of earlier versions of Backup Exec it's not so clear-cut.
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Some organisations may want to allow users to administer Backup Exec without having full administrative rights. Don't worry, it's easy…
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If you've just upgraded to Backup Exec 11d, you might notice that in the selection lists there are warning triangles on many (or all) of your remote servers.
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Sometimes you may have an old server listed in the Backup Exec Remote Administrator "Connect to server" and "Connect to Media Server" drop-down lists. Here's how to remove them.
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