Backup Exec 2010

Hi Guys,

Having an issue with Backup Exec 2010. I have been backing my servers up daily however when i tried restoring some servers files and folders, they are missing the required backup job dates. I have had errors stating the job had errors but none of the errors refer to the files or folders having a problem. The job log shows nothing of the server was included in the backup job selection list.

Any ideas why this would happen?
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Confucious2Asked:
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dnesseCommented:
When you look at past job logs, and expand the whole log, do you see these missing server names listed anywhere in the log?  Does it show that anything was backed up for them at all?

When you look at the current job properties, have you now added these server(s) to the selection list?  And if so, do new job logs show that they are backing up these servers?
Confucious2Author Commented:
The past job log show the servers that are missing weren't backed up, when investigating the errors in the log it shows no mention of the servers either.

The current selection list has the missing servers selected and shows on all the new backups. We had to do a restore of some files on the missing server about 2 weeks back, after that there is nothing for that server.
dnesseCommented:
Had you run LiveUpdate I between those times?
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Confucious2Author Commented:
yes, i run live update weekly.
dnesseCommented:
In 10 years of running backup exec on 3 different servers, only once did I run into something similar to this.  On one server, all of my policy jobs disappeared - and it seemed to happen after a failed MS SQL MSDE update.  I recreated the jobs, and they have been there ever since.  But to have only certain servers drop off a selection list is very odd.  I guess all I can tell you is to run a weekly check on that server for the next couple of  weeks/months until you have confirmed if it was just a fluke.
Confucious2Author Commented:
its just curious that it is only missing from the servers restored to.
dnesseCommented:
That is indeed very strange. The only think I could think of is if for some reason when you created the restore job - you started it using a selection list that you use for backing up.  If you did that, and then modified that list by removing what you didn't want to restore, it would alter the selection list permanently and that would effect your backups.

 In that case I would set up two or three test restores to different servers, something simple like one test file that you select by hand (not from a selection list).  Then I would keep an eye on the backup logs to make sure that those servers are still showing as being backed up.

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Confucious2Author Commented:
Thanks, it took a few months but a confession has been made by someone for making changes to the backup policies. tx for the assist
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