How to backup individual AD objects using Symantec Backup Exec 11D

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I get this error message when trying to backup individual AD or Exchange files. The backup media is a Dell R1000 internal removable 160GB drive. Using Symantec Backup Exec 11D.

Backup- C: V-79-57344-4608 - The backup-to-disk folder that was specified for this job must be on a local NTFS volume. Create a new backup-to-disk folder on a local NTFS volume or modify the current folder, and then submit the job again.

What needs to be changed to allow the device to individual file backups.
Question by:Shurafa
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    HI I'm not sure how you would backup a single AD object.  Can I suggest that you look into tools like Quest and Netpro which will allow you to recover deleted objects from AD tombstone.  Basically when an object is deleted it's placed into a tombstone state where I believe it stays for upto 60 days.  Quest tools are fab.

    I accidently deteled an global exchange servive account, instead of having to recover from backup.  I just used this tool after the object was deleted.  It created an AD re-cycle bin of what was in the tombstone at the time.  I righted clicked my object and recovered it.

    I hope you do find your solution....

    LVL 23

    Expert Comment

    About the backup to disk ...have you created a Removable Backup to disk folder ??

    Author Comment

    Yes I have created a removable backup folder. That is the problem as it seems the software does not seem to like doing this type of backup to a removable backup to disk folder.

    I can run the backup to tape or to another hard drive without any problems it is only when backing up to a backup to disk folder that this problem occurs.

    It seems odd that you have to create a backup to disk folder in the first place. Why doesn't it treat the removable hard drive like a tape and simply run the backup directly to the disk?

    Author Comment

    agreed. Further research has proven that this is currently a limitation of the software with no plans of being fixed any time soon.
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    PAQed with points refunded (500)

    EE Admin

    Featured Post

    What Is Threat Intelligence?

    Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Email statistics and Mailbox database quotas You might have an interest in attaining information such as mailbox details, mailbox statistics and mailbox database details from Exchange server. At that point, knowing how to retrieve this information …
    Use email signature images to promote corporate certifications and industry awards.
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

    754 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now