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Changing backup location in Symantec Backup exec.


 I'm running symantec backup exec 11d and I'm currently backing up everything to tapes. I have aquired an offsite server and was wondering if it's possible to change the location of backup exec to point to the offsite server and not use tape backups? How would I do this? Also, I would like to keep all backup jobs as they are and just change the location, would anything else need to be changed in order to do this? oh, It will be a harddrive backup not a tape backup on the offsite server. Also will the software need to be installed on the offsite server or can it stay on the existing server?
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heyyou488Commented:
To do this you need to add a folder location.
First make sure you map the new location as a drive on the server.
Then in symantec, under media you should see this option.
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simsjrgCommented:
It can be done but the connection to that off site server is going to be a huge bottleneck depending on the speed of the connection between sites and the size of your backup job.

First you will need some soft of VPN connection between the two server. Whether it's hardware based or software based is up to you. I have gotten this to work over a Hamachi VPN connection before pretty easily.

Once the connection between the servers has been established create a a new backup-to-disk folder on the local server using the UNC path to the remote location or share i.e \\RemoteServerName\Backup2Disk

Once this is done you need to make sure your job has been created via a policy as yuo will need to use this policy to create a duplicate media set or backup job which will make a 2nd copy of the backup to the remote location. Basically the tape job will run then kickoff a duplicate job once complete to take that same backup and copy it to the remote location

That's basically how it's going to work. I am not sure of your knowledge of BackupExec but if you need any specific detailed information come back at me with it and I will be glad to help.
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heyyou488Commented:
here is the link to symantecs instructions.
Do this after setting up the mapped drive.
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266377.htm 
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simsjrgCommented:
The above link will get the backup-to-disk drive setup for you hopefully. Then take a look at this to create the duplicate job so you have a local tape backup and remote disk backup
http://www.backupexecfaq.com/articles/using/how-to-duplicate-a-backup-set.html
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CJ27Author Commented:
Simsjrq,
   Could you please go in a little more detail about this I have very little knowledge of backup exec, but the connection is being taken care of. Thanks for the help!
"Once the connection between the servers has been established create a a new backup-to-disk folder on the local server using the UNC path to the remote location or share i.e \\RemoteServerName\Backup2Disk

Once this is done you need to make sure your job has been created via a policy as yuo will need to use this policy to create a duplicate media set or backup job which will make a 2nd copy of the backup to the remote location. Basically the tape job will run then kickoff a duplicate job once complete to take that same backup and copy it to the remote location

That's basically how it's going to work. I am not sure of your knowledge of BackupExec but if you need any specific detailed information come back at me with it and I will be glad to help."
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