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Veritas Backup Exec - How to create a backup job
Published Date : 25 Oct 2012   Last Updated : 29 Sep 2017   Content Ref: TEC2908805  


There are many backup options available within Veritas™ Backup Exec™. This article explains how to schedule a weekly full and daily duplicate backup of a single server to a disk with the weekly full backup automatically duplicating to a tape. To do so, follow the steps below:

Note: The screenshots show Backup Exec 2012 but the process is the same for BUE 2012, 2014, 15 and 16.

  1. Launch Backup.
  2. Click the 'Backup and Restore' tab.
  3. Click the Backup tab and select 'Back Up to Disk and then Duplicate to tape'.
Image showing the 'Back Up to Disk and Duplicate to tape' option

  1. In the Backup Properties window, click OK.
Image showing the Backup Properties window

  1. In the Name field, type a name for the backup.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click the Edit button to amend the selection list of the backup.
  3. Click OK. 
Image showing the Edit option

  1. In the Backup Selections window, click the Browse tab.
  2. Expand the server name and then the drive location to be backed up.
  3. Select the folders to be backed up by ticking the box. 
    Note: A green tick means the selection will be backed up and a red cross means it is excluded from the backup.
  4. In the left-hand pane, click the Test/Edit Credentials button to amend the account used to perform the backup if required.
  5. Adjust the selection as required and click OK.
Image showing the Backup Selections window

  1. In the Backup Options window, in the right-hand pane, an Incremental backup has been configured by default.
  2. Click Edit if you want to replace this with a Differential backup.
  3. From the window that appears, click the cross next to the Incremental entry to remove this.
  4. From the Add Backup Jobs By Method drop-down menu, select 'Differential Backup all changes since last full backup'.
Image showing the Backup Options window

  1. In the left-hand pane, amend the Backup Options as required, such as, how long the backup files are protected for, via the Storage option or adding a Pre/Post Commands to the backup job.
  2. Click OK once done.
Image showing the Differential option

  1. In the Duplicate Options window, under Duplicate, click the Edit button.
  2. Select the 'Duplicate data immediately after source task completes' radio button.
  3. In the left-hand menu, use the Storage option to select the correct media set for this tape backup.
  4. Click OK once done.
Image showing the Duplicate Options window

  1. Click OK to create the scheduled backup jobs.
Image showing the backup setup

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