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Cannot back up non-standard Linux mount points using RALUS with Backup Exec

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I am trying to back up a mount point on my SuSE SLES 10.2 machine using Backup Exec 10.0 and RALUS.

I CAN backup "/etc" or "/" or "/srv" or "/home" ,  BUT NOT a mount point called /data which resides on the same physical disk and contains my shared files.

Backup Exec logs show that the job successfully completed but no data was backed up. This job completes in like 5 seconds. ?huh? It does not seem to be a permission thing as I tried 777. A backup exec "test" reports a successful connect.

I also tried using a soft or symbolic link from /home but the end result was the same.

The file system is ext3 on a logical volume.  If more info is needed just ask. I appreciate the responses.
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In the job definition, under the Linux/UNIX section, there should most likely be a checkbox called something like "follow local mount points". Have you checked that option?

If you have that option checked and things still fail, this could very well be related to the fact that SLES10 is not on the software compatibilty list of Backup Exec 10 (http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/264484.htm)
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Follow local mount points was checked.  BUT I did not check "Follow remote mount points".  I tested this theory and YES it did back up /data. Backup exec see /data as if it is a "remote point" even though it resides on the same physical disk. It seems to be just a terminology misunderstanding. It seems that your post lead me to the answer. Thanks!
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