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Backup Exec 11d, error 1068 the dependency service or group failed to start

I am running windows server 2003 standard as a standalone machine-it is not networked and does not have any server configurations set.
I installed backup exec 11d successfully BUT every time I launch it I receive "could not start backup exec server service on local computer,  error 1068.  the dependency service or group failed to start".
I checked services and Backup exec server is installed.
any ideas will be greatly apprecitaed- again this is a tes server and does not have anything other then backup exec installed on it and is not networked.
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damalanoCommented:
look at the dependencies of the services for backup exec. Go to services and double click on a service. The tab dependencies. look which one is not started !! doesn't have to be one from backup exec itself
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honmapogCommented:
Check if the following two services have been started - verify in the exact some order as I list them:
SQL Server (BKUPEXEC)
Backup Exec Device and Media Service

One of them most likely won't start. Based on the error you get when you start it, take corrective action.
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
ok I will give that a go and let you know how it played out.
thank you
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
ok so I was able to make a successfull backup, but my understanding was that the file will be backed up as it is, meaning if I need to backup file called "text.mdb" to C:\testing the file will be backed up as "text.mdb" where in reality a file called whatever.bkf is created.
is my backup supposed to be named with an extension of "whatever.bkf" and not the actual file name.

thank you
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damalanoCommented:
hi,

no the file is backed up with its original name. What you mean is ntbackup.
Backup exec copy's the file to whatever location you want. it doesn't create a backup file ( .bkf )
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systems_axAuthor Commented:
it does for me when I run a new job.do you know if I configured something wrong where it is not letting the file backup as it is?
thank you
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damalanoCommented:
hi,

then you have to do a copy backup
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honmapogCommented:
Backup Exec does create bkf files if you target your backup job to a "Backup-to-disk" device. That's perfectly normal. It will never leave the file "as is". There is NO configuration where you can configure BE to leave the file "as is".  No enterprise level backup software does that.

But what is the problem with encapsulating all your backup files in bkf files? There is none I'd say. If you need the individual file back, just go into the restore wizard, point to the backup you want tot restore from, point to the file and restore. Simple as that.
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damalanoCommented:
It depends what and how you want to backup.

If you do a " normal "  backup to tape there's no problem as honmapog said encapsulating all your backup files in bkf files

If you do a copy ( i use it sometimes if i have to move a lot of data ) you can use "Backup-to-disk" device
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