I have recently encountered problems with Backup Exec 11d, which lead to us uninstalling the product in order to attempt a fresh reinstall and hopefully resolve the glitches we were encountering. However when I went to reinstall the product the installation fails every time. The log shows that it cannot access the sql database.
To test this I downloaded a copy of SQL manager and attempted to connect to the SQL server (which is local - I am using SBS 2003 ) However the software was unable to logon to the database using the administrator username and password.
I am now wondering if the SQL service is actually running at all .. But Do not know how to check this - looking at the services that are running there is an mssql$sbsmonitoring and a mssql$sharepoint but I couldn't see anywhere that I could restart the SQL service. I am personally more familiar with MySQL and so am obviously missing something.
Idealy I was attempting to create the database and then install to that which I was hoping would resolve the backup exec issues.
Can anybody see where I am going wrong here?
The innitial problem with backup exec was that it froze everytime that I attempted to add a new backup to disk folder.