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how do I backup a file to a local folder on same pc via Symantec backup exec 12?  and what are the initial steps to create a new job right after the Symantec backup exec 12  is installed?
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by:Jerrod_W
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If its anything like version 11 (which I'm assuming its close) You're gonna want to create a backup-to-disk folder under the devices tab. Then go to your backup tab on the top and create a new backup job. From there you can designate whatever you want to backup and be sure to point it to that folder.
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can you give steps on how to create backup-to-disk folder under the devices tab?  

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in the devices pane:

expand Storage Devices -> SERVERNAME -> Backup-To-Disk Folders

from there, right click on Backup-To-Disk Folders and select New Backup-To-Disk Folder. The settings should be fine already, then just browse to the folder you want to backup to.
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Open up Backup Exec and run the wizard.  You can build a job based on a policy, which is what all mine are created from.

Here is a link to Symantec's support page.  This applies up to 11D, but I am pretty sure it will give you the help you need for 12.

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266377.htm
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but does exec 12 backup to local disk, meaning I need to run a test where I create a simple folder on my local disk and backup the file under this folder to make sure that it works, without attaching any external drives, or does it work only with external drives?
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It works with both.
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by:Patrick49er
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Systems:
I only run B2D using "internal" drives.  I have locally installed RAID as well as using a SAN that my Backup Exec server has as local drives.  Use that site link and follow the directions on setting up a B2D folder and test if it works for 12.  I did not find any documents specifically for 12, so that is why I listed the one for 11D.
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ok, i'll give it a run.
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ok, what I do is I install backup exec 12 on a newly formatted server 2003 without any configurations that is not connected to the network and I need to configure backup exec to backup a local file to a local drive (which will be my local drive), so that I can tell whether or not backup exec works successfully in a simple environment.
but every time I install it and launch backup exec it tells me that 1 of the backup exec drivers had failed.
any ideas.
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Do you have the event log error?  Have you looked that up?  Are you using a local admin (since you state you are not connected to the network) account to do the install?  Is that the account you set for doing the backups?  This sounds like a different issue than what you originally started with.
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