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Symentic BACKUP Exec

Posted on 2014-01-29
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How can i run the backup exec 2012 to take three server A,B,C to run as a sibgle job.
How to change the data retention period and media set label name
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Question by:kastro Abbasi
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Is it on a Hypervisor level or just standard windows backup
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by:Aditya Arora
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Hello,

1. you can do it by selecting all server you want to take back-up in selection list
2. To set Data retention you need to go to media TAB > right click on your media > properties. (see attached)

Thanks Aditya
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by:cwstad2
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thats not 2012
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by:kastro Abbasi
ID: 39817145
two of these servers are physical and one as virtual on vmware esxi.
they are configured in backup exec 2012 as a separate job for each server.How can i bundle them in one job.dc1,dc2,dc3

i also want to change the media set label name and want to change their retention period.
i m just new to change the retention period for the servers which is laso configured.

Please describe in little bit more detail.as i have just switched from symentic backup 2010 to 2012
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by:Aditya Arora
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Yes its 12.5. but in 2012 options are same.

1. For multiple server you need to select custom selection only then you get the same screen as shown in screen shot.
2. No change same.

Thanks Aditya
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by:cwstad2
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ok click on backup and restore add the vmware server first, then the physical servers using the add. you can right. once the servers are added select all 3.  the choose backup. select the type you want. edit the stage and you can choose the various options. retention is under storage. its a lot simpler than 2010
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by:cloudvdiexpert1
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as far as a I know, Backup exec 2012 does not allow selecting of more than one server in a job, the jobs are now per server.  The old way of selecting more than one server in the same job is gone.

You will have to create a job for each server.

for media retention go to Storage tab at the top of the page, expand "all media sets", right click on the media set you want to configure/ or create a new one.  after right clicking on it, choose details. then click proerties on the left side and you will get the page to edit the retension.  You will find both of what you are looking for on this page.

It is important to read what the writing in yellow says and go change the overwrite protection setting in preferences if you need to do so to suit your purposes.

I hope this helps.
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by:cwstad2
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you can select multiple servers in one job
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by:Aditya Arora
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Hello,

yes it did not support multiple server in one job. you can refer below

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/backup-exec-2012-single-backup-multiple-servers

Aditya
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by:kungfunavs
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I remember reading somewhere that this feature will be available in the next service pack and its currently being testing in their beta programme
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by:cwstad2
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Correct we are using SP3bex
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by:ktaczala
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You need to create a group first.

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