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Windows: Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery is stupid

This is related to a previous post.

I just got off the line with a Symantec Tech Support rep who explained to me the stupid verbage change made in System Recovery. I have to commend the UI designers on this one, because, even knowing Backup Exec For Windows Servers well; I was absolutely unable to understand how to properly schedule a job in Backup Exec System Recovery.

The rep I had knew both products inside and out, and, of course, had a great understanding of backup schemes, etc.

Basically, here is a translations from stupid to technical:

  • A “recovery point set (base)” is a full backup, and a beginning of a backup set.
  • A “recovery point sets per backup” defines a full backup cycle. So “limiting” this number will affect when the original “recovery point set (base)” gets overwritten.
  • Scheduling of “Backup time” will be incremental backups, which are part of the “recovery point set”
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