Backup Exec Error

Posted on 2010-01-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Getting this error message via Symantec Backup Exec. Can anyone help?
Final error: 0xe0001201 - For this operation, the Backup Exec Virtual File Filter (VFF) driver must be installed on the media server.  The VFF driver is installed when you install the Backup Exec Exchange Agent or the Active Directory Recovery Option.
Final error category: Resource Errors
Question by:dsmjeff

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have you installed the exchange or the ADR option on the media server ?

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ID: 26204386
I'm uninstalling and reinstalling. I'll post back w/ the new errors, I'm sure the same ones will post back up, but want to make sure.


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After the re-install, I get a SQL error that I got before we moved the program to another box. This is the only error I'm getting. When we installed B.E., we created a new instance of SQL. Any thoughts?

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by:Iamthecreator OM
ID: 26319804
detach and reattach the database for which you are getting the error.

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ID: 26319971
How do I find out what DB is causing the issue? This box is running a few SQL instances, but looking at the names, none of them have slashes?...

2nd - where would I detach? In SQL? Backup Exec?


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Looking for any assistance

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ID: 26429521
I'm going to close this question.

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dsmjeff earned 0 total points
ID: 26527061
I found the issue to be I was installing Backup Exec SBS on a standard 2K3 server. I wasn't aware it was a SBS license. Now the issue is fixed.

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The only way I could get rid of this error was to re-install backup exec 2010. It happens that it was a license issue. Backup Exec was installed in evaluation mode, and then licensed without installing the Exchange Agent. the re-install worked and the virtual file filter is now active.

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