How to backup SQL logs and truncate them in BE 2012


This article is quoted from http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-backup-sql-logs-and-truncate-them-be-2012If your SQL database is set to Full Recovery Mode, it maintains transaction logs.  If these logs are not truncated from time to time, they will grow and eventually fill up your disk.  BE will warn you that you need to truncate your log.V-79-40960-37914 - Database database_name is configured to … Continue reading How to backup SQL logs and truncate them in BE 2012

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Daylight Saving Time Issue in Backup Exec 2010


Symantec Backup Exec 2010 has a DST (Daylight Saving Time) issue – the first run of every scheduled jobs that are with backup time window settings will miss due to ‘The job was scheduled to run, but the availability window closed before the job could start. There may not have been any destination devices available … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time Issue in Backup Exec 2010

CSV Redirected Access Issue


I have seen the CSV redirected access error messages in the Hyper-V cluster event log many times. It only happens after the business hours and  only lasts for a few minutes every time. Cluster Shared Volume 'Volume3' is no longer directly accessible from this cluster node. I/O access will be redirected to the storage device … Continue reading CSV Redirected Access Issue

Backup Exec 2010 Best Practices


TECH77887   Symantec Backup Exec (TM) 2010 Administrator's Guide (English) TECH77928   Symantec Backup Exec (TM) 2010 Readme First Release Notes (English) TECH77956   Symantec Backup Exec (tm) 2010 General Information TECH164267   Backup-to-Disk Best Practices HOWTO21767   Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 R3 Deduplication Option HOWTO59043   Best practices for using Backup Exec 2010 R3 Deduplication Option with the … Continue reading Backup Exec 2010 Best Practices

PowerShell: Check Service Status


To ensure the Backup Exec Agent service running OK on each cluster nodes. I created a list to include each nodes and named it as CS_servers.txt, then use the following script to get the status of it. Get-WmiObject win32_service -ComputerName (Get-Content CS_servers.txt) -Filter "name='BackupExecAgentAccelerator'" | select __server,name,startmode,state,status The results are like: __SERVER  : CS-node-01 name      … Continue reading PowerShell: Check Service Status