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Arcserve 15 - method to backup - agent

Posted on 2010-11-10
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I am new to using arcserve with a Windows Server.  Have used with netware for many years.

What is the proper way to select the server to backup:

1. Via the client agent for the server where it shows the following:
    a.  drives:  C: E: Z:
    b.  System State
    c.  CA Arcserve database
    d.  WMI Writer

2.  Network where if you drill down it shows the network shares as listing in the share and storage managment

In netware I would backup NDS and the volumes and it would include the CA database.  What does a complete backup of the server that would be used to restore in its entirety.  It appears that the equivalent in Windows is via the client agent (even if this is the host server).  Is this accurate.  

Also, what is a explanation of system state item.  Is that a snapshot of the system at a given point in time.

Please explain the client agent view versus the network view of the server.

Also, where is the best way to view what in the netware 11.1 version was the activity log and the complete and daily GPS activity log.  I see the history under the job status and a GPS projection log.  These appear to be harder to locate and find than on the netware version.  Are the items that I see under job status, activity log what is available.  It looks similar.

Thanks.
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I am using Arc Server Version 11.5
I couldn't catch where you want to backup..tapedrive (external Device) or on the server..etc.

Question : What is the proper way to select the server to backup:
Answer : you may find titles or menus(top)  Quick Start, Configuration and Wizard ..etc.

To Start or set back schedule choose " Wizard" and under "Backup Wizard" ..Select "next"...select the 'Source" you
need to backup  and later on the destination...etc.

System State is the snap short of system or registry backup.

Under "reports" you may find "Media Report" and via " Session Report " you may find backup details as per sessions.
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I am backup up on the host server, to the LTO5 internal tape drive.  I know how to select and configure the backup, just what is the best option to select the server files:

Via the server client agent option, which provides the system state and Server volumes:  C:, E: and Z:.  It says that 29518 files skip during backup of C: (use system state)  Will that backup all these files.

You can also see the server via the network option portion of the backup source page, but it only shows the server shares as shown in Shares and Storage Management.

I think the client agent method is better but I wanted to confirm.
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Got your point, Personally I don't use "Server Client Agent option" because I am not licensed.
I schedule via "My Computer" manually the source and files don't get skip (my agent for open files is active or licensed)

I wonder why files are getting skip, may be you need license for " Agent for open files...".

Hope your "Client agent..." is license or not running on trial mode.
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I have a license for the 15.1 windows option (host) and a client agent option to use for the 2nd server when it goes on-line.  So I have 2 licenses.

The skipped files from C: appear to be backed up during the System State portion.

Don't know what you mean schedule via "My computer" and we do not have the agent for open files"
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-> Client agent method is better if license and if its working.
 Yea, could be system state files getting skip...may be its considering "Open files" and you need "Agent for open files."

-> Attach Snap short to understand what I mean Via "My Computer"

->-> I would recommend  " Agent for open files..."

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