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What is Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows?

What is Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows?

The Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Windows operating systems.

How do I install Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows?

By clicking on the Backup Exec button:

  1. Open the Backup Exec console on the media server.
  2. Click on the round Backup Exec button which is located to the left of the Home tab.
  3. Go to Installation and Licensing – select Install Agents and Backup Exec Servers on Other Servers.
  4. On the Remote Computers section – select Add.

How do I know what version of Backup Exec client I have?


  1. Search for Beremote.exe in the Remote agent install location (default path is C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\RAWS OR C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec\RAWS).
  2. Right-click on Beremote.exe – Properties – Version or Details.

How do I restore a Backup Exec catalog?

For Backup Exec Version 10d and newer:

  1. Use Windows Explorer and browse to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\
  2. Double left click on run BEUtility.exe.
  3. Click on ‘ All Media Servers’ in the tree, select the server name in the right window.
  4. In the task bar down the left side click ‘ Recover Database’ under Database Tasks.

How do I manually update Backup Exec Remote Agent?


  1. On the Backup Exec server browse to the following directory: “\Symantec\Backup Exec\Agents\RAWSx64\Updates”
  2. Rename the two HF files to .old.
  3. Perform a Push installation of the Remote Agent.
  4. Please rename the previous renamed files back.
  5. Perform a Push installation of the Remote Agent.

Where are the Backup Exec catalogs maintained?

Where are the Backup Exec catalogs stored? They are stored in BKF, IMG, OST and tape (media based catalog) and physically present at the Catalog location stored in the registry. If the Catalog Files are not available in the Catalog location, BE cannot display the Backup Sets in the console.

How do I restore files from Symantec Backup Exec?

1. On the Backup and Restore tab, in the list of servers, or on the Job Monitor tab, right-click a server that has the archived data that you want to restore, and then click Restore. 2. On the Restore wizard panel, select File and Folder archives, and then click Next.

What versions of Backup Exec are compatible with 2012 servers?

Backup Exec 12.5, 2010, 2010 R2, and 2010 R3 Agents are compatible with 2012 Servers for the purpose of upgrades only. This configuration is not recommended or. supported for extended periods. Every effort should be made to get all Backup Exec components to the same version as soon as possible.

What is the v-79-57344-65225 error in Symantec Backup Exec?

Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 + Windows Server 2012 R2: V-79-57344-65225 – A failure occurred accessing the Writer metadata. 04-28-2015 01:13 AM

What are the guidelines for the software compatibility list (SCL)?

The following guidelines regarding this Software Compatibility List (SCL) should be understood: 1. Symantec support of 3rd party manufacturer products: Symantec will cooperate with 3rd party vendors and attempt to assist in the diagnosis of problems found. between the 3rd party products and Symantec products.