Our backup server had to be rebuilt (HDD crashed.)  All seems to be working fine, except for Backup Exec 10.1d (with SP3) it seems to be running out of time& it pops up with this msg:

Completed status: Canceled, timed out  
The job was canceled by user System.

I have set it to cancel the job after 14 hours, which was sufficient time in the past (no extra backup files were added to the backup job)
Does anyone have any suggestions for me???
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oyvindhaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Bumped into a  problem like that a few years back. Couldn't figure out what caused it, but since time was a factor for me and I didn't have time for days with troubleshooting. I deleted the device and all my backup jobs from BE, added it back in after a reboot and all was peachy.

Never had the problem since, and never figured out what caused it. Allways something you could try if the brainiacs in here don't have a smoother solution. :)
Try backing it up in the weekend without time restrictions and calculate exact amount of time it requires to back up the whole thing.

Certain issues that speed up Backup include:
- Faster Backup devices (Such as LTO4)
- Backing up directly from SAN rather than Server
- Installing All required Backup agents where needed (Such as SQL agent, MS Exchange agent, etc.)
Also Multiple backup devices will multiply your efficiency as well $$$$
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a_kAuthor Commented:
The only thing is that it has to run daily...
hbustanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The weekend is approaching; at least for this weekend alone have it run without interruptions; Worst case scenario is you will at least have a complete backup although no as updated as you like until you resolve the issue.
Iamthecreator OMConnect With a Mentor Administrateur Systeme et ReseauxCommented:
Understanding a Job Log Completion Status 

Ï  Canceled, timed out: The Enable automatic cancellation feature in the Frequency - Schedule property was enabled and the job was not completed within the specified timeframe.

Increase the time frame.
a_kAuthor Commented:
I have set it for 14 hours... It runs from 5.30 in the afternoon, and stops at 7.30 in the morning (I have set it like this as this is the longest that it can run on a daily basis.)
a_kAuthor Commented:
not sure as to what happened, but all seems to be running fine now.
Thanks guys!
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