Extending Backup Exec Time Window
Posted on 2010-01-08
I am running Symantec Backup Exec 11d with SP4. I am trying to take full backups of 30 servers once a week. My problem is that the process for backing up all 30 servers lasts longer than the largest time window I am able to set, 11:00 PM to 10:59:59 the following day and a couple of jobs get missed that I have to manually rerun so that all 30 jobs will complete. My question is, is there a way to extend this window so that all of my backups fit within it?
I have tried adding an error handling rule. I made a new rule with Error Code E000E020 (The job was scheduled to run, but the availability window closed before the job could start. There may not have been any destination devices available during the window, or the job may have been submitted to run when the window was closed) checked and telling the rule to retry the job if this error is thrown. I also told the rule to retry 99 times with a retry interval of 60 minutes. But for some reason, this rule does not work. I think it doesn't even catch because the rule only allows you the option "Final job status: failed" (you cannot change this option) but the jobs actual final job status is Missed.