Backup Exec Windows 2003 Server backing up to disk/folder on a different file server - No tapebackups
Posted on 2008-10-27
Non-profit organization purchased Symantec's Backup Exec 11D for Windows 2003 Servers.
The server has no tape drive. The plan was to backup the server to another server's folder at another location.
I've never setup this version of Backup Exec or setup backing up to folders instead of a tape drive.
I was able to create a job and point to a folder on another file server. However, the job fails with the below information.
Job name : FS03DataJob type : BackupJob status : FailedJob log : C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data\BEX_FS03_00003.xmlServer name : FS03Selection list name : FS03Data
Device name : Backup-to-Disk Folder 03DataTarget name : Backup-to-Disk Folder 03DataMedia
set name : Keep Data Infinitely - Do Not Allow Overwrite
Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e0000f02 - The media server could not connect to the remote computer. The remote computer may not exist on the selected subnet. Try an alternative network interface, or allow Backup Exec to choose any available network interface.
Do I need to install software on the server which has the backup folders? If so what agent, it the remote backup agent? The remote backup agent appears to be software which allows another server to backed up by the BE server.
What am I missing?
I just discovered we need to purchase and install the Advanced Disk-based Backup Option.
Does any one know whether other options need to be installed or not?