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Symantec BE 2012 & VMware: Snapshot problems (unable to quiesce an application)

Posted by bartvdw on 1010/0707/2013

Backup Exec 2012 – An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce an application

http://restingsysadmin.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/backup-exec-2012-an-attempt-to-take-a-snapshot-of-a-virtual-machine-failed-because-it-was-unable-to-quiesce-an-application/

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Symantec Backup Exec does not support GRT backups/restores of VM’s configured to use virtual disk with GPT using AVVI

Posted by bartvdw on 1515/1010/2012

Quiet useful to know that Symantec Backup Exec does not support GRT backups/restores of VM’s configured to use virtual disk with GPT using AVVI… See the related tech note below.

Granular Recovery Technology(GRT) enabled backup of a virtual machine configured with Guid Partition Table ( GPT) using Agent for Vmware Virtual Infrastructure(AVVI) completes with exception "Failed to mount one or more virtual disk images"
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69498

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Backup Exec 2012 Upgrade Update

Posted by bartvdw on 0707/0808/2012

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2012-upgrade-update

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Symantec Backup Exec and Linux Agents

Posted by bartvdw on 0606/0808/2012

About installing the Agent for Linux
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73742

Step by step installation of the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS) on the Red Hat Linux platform
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH46461

How to install the Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Unix (Legacy Agent) from a Backup Exec Installation CD-ROM
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH16424

Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Linux
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74430

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Symantec Backup Exec: Backing up Microsoft Cluster Servers

Posted by bartvdw on 0606/0808/2012

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11603

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Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 1a

Posted by bartvdw on 1313/0606/2012

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 1a
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH186717

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 1a Release notes
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189907

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Symantec Backup Exec reports warning regarding lsi_sas.sys after V2V conversion

Posted by bartvdw on 0808/0303/2012

Noticed this detail when I migrated some machines between a stand-alone ESXi 5.0 host and a cluster (no shared storage or anything) using vConverter 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2 machines: after the V2V conversion Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 reported a warning "Backup- \\SERVER.vanwellen.be\System?StateVSS Snapshot warning. File c:\windows\\systemroot\system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys is not present on the snapshot."

What actually happens is that the following registry has been altered, reconfigure the key with the original (and correct) value solves the warning! No restart needed.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LSI_SAS\ImagePath

Bad value (after V2V): \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys

Good value (original): system32\drivers\lsi_sas.sys

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Symantec Backup Exec LiveUpdate fails: LU1805: LiveUpdate was unable to find any products to Update

Posted by bartvdw on 2121/0101/2011

You can try: Start > Run > LUALL

Or check the Symantec link below!

Live update fails with error – LU1805: LiveUpdate was unable to find any products to Update
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH66265

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Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2 with hotfix 143746 installed & Exchange 2003 GRT backups

Posted by bartvdw on 2121/0101/2011

Some time ago backups started failing for Microsoft Exchange 2003 server, GRT option enabled using Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2. The error message was "Cannot log on to MAPI with the specified credentials.". This error message pointed me in direction that there was an issue with the credentials, however the backups have ran always without any problem and no change was executed in this direction.

The original setup for this backup was first to disk, then duplicate to tape. During my investigation I changed the job to use tape directly as test. This caused the error message to change: "Unable to complete the operation for the selected resource using the specified options. The following error was returned when opening the Exchange Database file: ‘-528 The current log file is missing. ‘".

This finally has lead me to a KB from Symantec that this is caused by hotfix 143746 for Backup Exec 2010 R2.

Disabled Advanced Open File Option, job runs fine again.

Microsoft Exchange Database Backup Fails with V-79-57344-915 -528 The current log file is missing
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH147536

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