Backing up Exchange mailboxes is a common cause of problems, but do you need to do them?
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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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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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Once you've made your backups, how do you ensure that the data can only be read by you?
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Backup Exec stores its configuration data in a Microsoft MSDE (or SQL) database. What's the best way to back this up?
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Where do you get the latest Backup Exec 11d installation files from?
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Backup Exec keeps track of what's happened in the Job Log. Sometimes you don't want to log in to Backup Exec each time to see if a backup was succesful, or you may want a non-privileged user to know when to change tapes. That's where notifications come in.
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Restoring a file is a simple operation with Backup Exec. If you're new to Backup Exec, this article will walk you through the basics.
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In some environments where disk replication is in use (such as with Veritas Replication Exec , Veritas Volume Replicator option for Storage Foundation , Microsoft DFS and so on), you need to take extra consideration to prevent excessive replication traffic.
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A local disaster recovery is when you are recovering a Backup Exec media server, 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
To perform a disaster recovery (restore from scratch) of a Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 computer, the relevant section of the Backup Exec 11d Administrator's Guide is page 659 onwards.
This process is also relevant for domain controllers, unless you are doing an authoritative restore. This covers restoring the Backup Exec media server.
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