Veritas Back Up software
Posted on 2004-11-04
I have been having problems at work backing up a server. I keep getting the message:
(Server: "INTRANET" Job: "Backup 0027" Device: "SONY 1") Please insert overwritable media into the drive. "
I tried to check the log files/Event Viewer, but they simply said the backup had failed. I then selected another backup job which I was subsequently told would back up every file on the server inc back up files and the CDROM and require two tapes AND also that I must NEVER
select the files in the SQL directory on the drive. I should ONLY USE THE SQL BACKUP IN THE PROGRAMME – or I will corrupt the database, and will require a full restore.
I was also told that if I had done this on the email server it would have crashed the exchange Email.
How does one ascertain all this useful information? If it so dangerous, why doesn't Veritas warn you before allowing you to proceed with what looks like a logical and safe backup job?