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Backup Exec 12.5 install

I have three 64 bit Windows 2008 servers
  " Exch   is a Windows 2008 with Exchange 2007
  " Acc1  is a Windows 2008 domain controller
        with a hyper V Virtual print server
  " Acc2  is a Windows 2008 secondary domain controller
         with 2 hyper V Virtual servers
             - Windows 2003 Symantec Endpoint manager
             - Testing server
         with a Quantum Supper  loader 3 Tape and Backup Exec 12.5 on it

I can now backup the three servers on to the Quantum tapes but am getting error messages on the backup files
1  How do I get an (IDR) Intelligent Disaster Recovery file for all the servers?
         Do I need to install Backup Exec on all the computers to do this?  Or only remote agents?

2  Is the remote agent installed on each computer or only on computer Acc2, that has the tape  drives on it?      Are there different levels of remote agents?

3  I get a message indicating that Backup Exec cannot log on to the MAPI in Exchange.  I have installed MAPI for Exchange 2007 but that did no help. I also have the Backup Exec License on Acc2.  Any ideas?

4  What is the best way to deal with virtual server backups?
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Ray Nussbaum
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Ray Nussbaum
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honmapogCommented:
Here's the answers:
1. For IDR you only need the remote agent. You also need to make a full backup of at least the C: drive (system drive) and the System State/Shadow Copy Components. The backup should preferably include backups of all files on all volumes in the server.

2. The remote agent needs to be installed on every server you want to back up with Backup Exec.

3. Make sure to review all requirements in http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288777.htm.

4. The best way is to use the Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers. This will allow you to backup up the complete virtual disk and still give you restore of individual files inside the VMs. Another options are to install a remote agent in each of the VMs and back them up as if they were physical systems. The third option is to put the VM in a stopped state during the backup and back them up that way. See http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/321686.htm 
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