?
Solved

Restoring backed-up data to a different off-site server

Posted on 2007-11-20
3
Medium Priority
?
247 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
We run 3 servers, one of which is MS Windows 2003 Standard Server in a MS SBS domain. This server runs business-critical SQL and a raft of shared documents and backs up onto an AIT tape drive using Backup Exec 11d .  

The company wants a simple disaster recovery option for their SQL data etc using a backup server that will remain off-site and not connected directly to the domain, although the server has been joined during installation of the OS to the domain and DCPROMO run on it. It will also run Backup Exec 11d.

When I tried today to restore a backup tape to the off-site server the restore fails with an authentication error. Obviously the server that was backed up and the server I am trying to restore to are two seperate servers yet they both have the same log-on credentials for the domain account and the BE account.

What have I missed here?

 
0
Comment
Question by:PRO-TECHS
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:bhanukir7
ID: 20319610
Hi,

One thing that you might have missed is the configuration of agent on the alternate sql server for the backup exec sql server and if there has been any password set for the backup job.

Check if the sql agent is running on the alternate sql server and also check if you have installed the SQL agent on the server and check if you are trying to restore to original location or did you select the alternate location.

bhanu
0
 

Author Comment

by:PRO-TECHS
ID: 20319663
Hi bhanu

I don't t think this is the problem. I'm not able to restore any files form the backup - files like Word documents and templates.

Paul
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
bhanukir7 earned 375 total points
ID: 20324609
Hi,

Can you check if the user a/c that you are using to restore is a domain a/c or a local admin a/c. If you are using a domain a/c as this server is no longer connected it is not able to get authenticated which might be cauisng the authentication error. Also check if this back up had any session password which might be causing the error.

bhanu
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Suggested Courses

752 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