So you’ve been using a single tape drive for a while, and now you’ve upgraded and got a tape library with a barcode reader. How do you move over to using the barcodes, without losing your catalogs?
Continue reading Upgrading to barcode labels
There are no hard and fast rules about the lifespans of backup tapes. Ideally you want to get plenty of usage out of the tapes (as they’re expensive), but you don’t want to risk your data.
Continue reading How can I tell when to stop using my tapes?
So your Microsoft SQL Server has gone up in smoke, and you need to restore it from backup. How do you go about it?
Continue reading Disaster Recovery of Microsoft SQL Server
When you apply a hotfix to your media servers, you often need to also update your remote agents. In practice this sometimes gets missed for various reasons, so how do you determine what version of the remote agent is installed on your servers?
Continue reading How do I determine the version of the Remote Agent?
If you have your media sets configured correctly, then you will usually find that your backup-to-disk folders remain a constant size. In some circumstances you may need to remove some backup-to-disk files in order to free up some space.
Continue reading How to delete B2D files
If you are using Backup Exec 11d build 6235, you'll no doubt be aware that build 7170 is available. Why upgrade? What does 7170 offer that 6235 doesn't?
Continue reading Why upgrade to Build 7170?
In versions of Backup Exec prior to 10d, the catdump utility allows you to dump the contents of the catalog files.
Continue reading Can I list the contents of the catalog files?
Can Backup Exec be used to automatically create a copy of a folder structure in a different location?
Continue reading Can Backup Exec create a directory tree?
Do you need to restore to dissimilar hardware? It might not be straightforward.
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