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Backing up System state in Windows Server 2003 using Backup Exec 9.1

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Hello,

I upgraded Backup Exec 9.0 for Windows Server to version 9.1.Prior to this upgrade one of the options available for my backup selections was System state which I selected.

On upgrading to 9.1, I attempted to view the properties of my Backup job.I got following

"System State" selected but not found on server.If server has been upgraded to Windows 2003 or later,remove selection and select shadow copy components to fully protect your server.

I hit YES and now when I view selections for my backup job,

Shadow copy components is selected + Service state but System state is not.

If I select system state the message reappears when I view job properties.

Can you please let me know the correct configuration for Backup Exec on server 2003.I

It is essential to include system state in backup selections??

Thanks,
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>This problem may occur when either the backup server or the remote server was being backed up while running Windows 2000 and was subsequently upgraded to Windows Server 2003. The old reference to the Windows 2000 System State is still resident in the selections for the backup. Starting with Windows Server 2003, Shadow Copy Components include the items previously backed up through Windows 2000 System State.

This can easily be resolved by editing the selections in the properties of the backup while viewing the selection in a text format.

To edit the backup job, follow the instructions given below:

1. Click Job Setup

2. Double-click the backup job. At this point, a message box may appear asking whether the old System State selection should be removed. Click Yes to remove it

3. Click Selections in the Properties section on the left side of the Backup Job Properties dialog box

Ensure that Shadow Copy Components is selected for the server in question. If the old System State was deleted through the message box that appeared earlier, the procedure ends here. If the old System State was not deleted, continue with step 4.

4. In Selections, under View format, select Text

5. Delete the line that references System?State\*.*/Subdir for the server in question

6. Click Submit

To edit a selection list, follow the instructions given below:

1. Click Edit | Edit Selection List
 
2. Double-click the appropriate selection list. At this point, a message box may appear asking whether the old System State selection should be removed. Click Yes to remove it

Ensure that Shadow Copy Components is selected for the server in question. If the old System State was deleted through the message box that appeared earlier, the procedure ends here. If the old System State was not deleted, continue with step 3.

3. In Selections, under View format, select Text

4. Delete the line that references System?State\*.*/Subdir for the server in question

5. Click OK
ref: http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/262317.htm
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