So your Microsoft SQL Server has gone up in smoke, and you need to restore it from backup. How do you go about it?
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Normally when you upgrade a Backup Exec installation, upgrades where the major version number does not change do not require a new license. Backup Exec 12.5 is an exception to this rule.
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In Backup Exec 12, offline media is displayed in the media view with a black cross on a red circle. This simply means that the media is on-site, but not in the tape drive/library. While crosses usually indicate errors, this is not the case in this instance.
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The Administration Console in Backup Exec can only control Backup Exec servers of the same version. If you have multiple Backup Exec servers with different versions, you must maintain different installations of the Administration Console.
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If you use both Backup Exec and Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows, you may find that after upgrades to Storage Foundation, you have problems with Backup Exec's Remote Agents not connecting.
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Pricing for Backup Exec 12, its agents and options are listed below. Prices are in US dollars. Prices are manufacturers suggested retail price. Discounts may be available if you are part of a buying program, upgrading, or migrating from a competitive product.
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If you have a SAN (Storage Area Network), you may well have a significant amount of data. Backup Exec can only transfer backup data between servers over the LAN (Local Area Network), so how can you speed up this data transfer, and reduce the amount of traffic sent over the LAN?
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Backup Exec has trouble handling schedules when Daylight Savings starts & stops. This has been a problem since at least Backup Exec 7, and continues with all versions though Backup Exec 12.
For example, in the United States, Daylight Savings starts the 2nd Sunday in March (clocks move forward 1 hour), and ends the 1st Sunday in November (clocks move back 1 hour). Both changes happen at 2:00am.
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After installing or upgrading to Backup Exec 12, when trying to configure email and pager notification, the administration console crashes. To resolve this problem, run a repair on the installation, which fixes the problem.
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