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When backing up VM's with Symantec, do you use the root account or the Domaind Admin account

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hi guys

I'm doing full backups of virtual machines, but they always come up with failures of sorts.
Anyway, I'd like to know if you're backing up a Vmware machine using Backup Exec, do you use the root account for the credentials? Or do you use the Domain Admin?


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Yash
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Create a special backup user account with has Local Administrator role, or Domain Admin role.
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It depends. If I do backup using AVVI and connected directly to ESX(i) host then I use root account. But when I make backup using AVVI but connected to vCenter server I use dedicated backup account - member of domain admins group.
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