Backup exec 10.0 64bit agent for windows

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have Backup exec 10.0 v.5520 sp1, hot fix 15,19,13 & 17 installed on a windows 2003 cluster.  I have a new windows 2003 server 64 bit edition of windows.  The agent wont install on it from the backup exec server or manually at the server.  When i try to do any updates patches on the servers it wont upgrade and just rolls back.  I am really losing hopw with this product.  I cant do anything please help....

I find the symantec site totally useless.
Question by:hannc
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    Accepted Solution

    Upgrade to Backup Exec 10.1.5629 and install the latest service pack (its a free upgrade).Then push install the remote agent on the remote sever or install it locally on the server (64 bit version)
    Find the links for the download below

    If you are not interested in the upgrade you can still install the agent
    How to obtain the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Extended 64-bit Remote Agent for Windows Server (x64 RAWS) for versions 10.0.5484 and 10.0.5520.

    Symantec Backup Exec (tm) 10d rev. 5629 for Windows Servers Installation Files

    Symantec Backup Exec (tm) 10.1 (10d) for Windows Servers revision 5629 - Service Pack 4 - Includes Critical Security Updates

    Also please refer to the following article and also the related articles at the bottom of each if you face any issue.

    Installing and uninstalling the 64-bit Remote Agent and Advanced Open File Option using a command script

    Backup Exec for Windows Server installation fails with the following error "This installation package is not supported by the IA64 processor type. Contact your product vendor. ERROR: Installation failed with error 1603".

    Requirements for the Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers (RAWS).

    Performing an Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) of a Remote Windows 2003 x64 Server May Fail With the Error "The resource could not be restored because an error occurred while connecting to the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Remote Agent. Make sure that the Remote Agent is installed on the target computer and running".

    Troubleshooting Backup Exec 10.x for Windows Servers Installations (INCLUDING REMOTE AGENT)


    Symantec Backup Exec 10d (10.1) for Windows Servers - Software Compatibility List (SCL)

    Author Comment

    Hi anytime i try to run any sort of update on the server it says
    This is an SSO primary server.  You must stop the backup exec services in all of the secondary servers before the install .....  i have a 2 node cluster so i checked in beutility that the server i was trying to do it on was the primary and it is.  I dont know what other services to stop.  If i stop the services via cluadmin it will stop all the backup exec services on the server i am trying to upgrade.  I know it is my lack of knowdlege but it is really frustrating that i cant get anywhere,  I have most of the updates download you mentioned above but like i say i cannot run any of them.

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    Expert Comment

    Microsoft Cluster

    Before installing this Service Pack to Backup Exec 11d media servers on each node of a Microsoft Cluster, stop the Backup Exec services using "Cluster Administrator."

    SAN Storage Option (SSO)

    Before installing this service pack on a Backup Exec 11d media server that is using the SSO option first make sure that there are no backup or restore operations running on any of the media servers in the SAN.

    Apply this service pack to the primary SAN SSO server first then to all of the secondary servers.

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    Expert Comment

    it applies to installation of remote agent too as that is the only way of applying any updates on a remote server

    Author Comment

    i am installing on the SSo primary server first as stated in the beultility program.  I have tried stopping the services and cant get it to backup either.  I jsut dont know what i am doing wrong.  Should it be this compliciated?

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