Difference between 'selection list notification' and 'notification' in Backup Exec

I've seen some posts here regarding duplicate notifications from Backup Exec. What I don't really understand is the distinction between 'selection list notification' and 'notification'. I see that 'selection list notification' notifies recipients when a job is run containing that selection list, but how is that different than a 'notification' sent at the completion of that job (presumably also utilizing that selection list)? Is it just the difference between a scheduled and manual job?
PARLECITAsked:
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RobinHumanCommented:
If you only need notification of certain aspects of a backup job having run (for example, a department head gets a message to indicate that his dept's databases have backed up), you would use selection list notification, but generally administrators would want to know that the entire job has completed successfully / failed and for this you would use the normal job notification
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PARLECITAuthor Commented:
Thanks Robin - this got me pointed in the right direction anyway. I still wasn't understanding how the notification list attached to the job (& thus the 'selection list notification') was any different than simply 'notification'. I tried enabling both & did NOT get duplicate notifications, so that didn't help. Oddly enough, the help file from within Backup Exec provided more clarification, imagine that. From the help file:

'Backup Exec includes default settings that enable separate selection lists to be created for each resource or computer you select when you create a new backup selection list outside of a backup job. This feature does not apply when you create a selection list while creating a backup job.' AND

'To select recipients to be notified when a job containing a specific selection list completes, on the navigation bar, click Job Setup. Then, on the Backup Selection Lists pane, select the selection list that you want to add notification to.
Under General Tasks in the task pane, click Properties, and then under Source, click Selection List Notification'

So, if I understand this correctly, a backup job can be created from several selection lists, each with their own separate notifications...I think.
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