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

Posted on 2007-08-09
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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

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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.  http://www.quest.com/recovery-manager-for-active-directory.

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....

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

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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?

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

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