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Posted by araczek 
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 04, 2012 12:36PM
Previously had Backup Exec 2010 on this system running okay. I installed Backup Exec 2012SP1 and I can't seem to backup up anything although the job runs and
says "successful". Media set has one tape allocated, append period is 6 days and overwrite protection period is 4 weeks. Job runs successfully but only transfers 470kb.
Media operation is set to: Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available

Basically backing up a folder of only about 12gb. I have not set any fancy options or deviated from the basic installation. I directed backups right to the tape library itself.

????? :x What am I missing?
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 05, 2012 02:03PM
Hi, A recent hotfix 180962 should resolve this issue. Make sure you are updated to the latest patches for Backup Exec.
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 10, 2012 05:08AM
Well I installed Live Update and it installed a large update. Rebooted tried it and it still "failed". Ran Live Update again and it installed a few more patches, still "fails". I finally manually installed the patch you described manually but, again, it still does not back anything up.

Still need HELP!! :!: :!: :!:
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 10, 2012 10:42AM
Are you still getting a 'successful' backup with no data? Did you do a upgrade from Backup Exec 2010 or did you do a fresh install of 2012?
Is this backup job from a Remote server or the Media server? If it is a Remote server make sure the agent has been pushed out to it after the update.

Create a new job and run a test backup to disc.
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 11, 2012 04:51AM
This was intended to be an upgrade but apparently it ended up being a fresh install of 2012. The storage, storage library and Backup Exec are all on the same machine. Server 2003, latest service pack. Job comes back "completed successfully". Does an agent need to be installed on this machine? I would not think so as everything is local.
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 11, 2012 08:13AM
Thanks for the information. What device are you backing up to?

Make sure your server was rebooted after the update.

Try the backup to disk and let me know the results
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 12, 2012 01:32AM
Hi

Can you please apply the hotfix mentioned here: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH199866&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=12678

Remote Agent for Windows Servers will need to be updated after installing this hotfix

Please update us with results.
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 13, 2012 11:16AM
As mentioned above,

Please verify that you are up to date with all service packs and hot fixes. Attempt to run the backup job to a disk storage location. if this completes successfully verify that the drivers for your tape device are current. view doc below

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73431

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199866
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH200433
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 17, 2012 11:41AM
BAckup to a disk device "fails" like the others. Job says successful but nothing is transferred.

No appendable media could be mounted
Switching to overwrite operation on scratch media.

When setting up disk based storage there is nothing to associate with the media set, am I right or
no? Like, when I do tape backups I go into the scratch media and associate them with a media set
to have something to backup to.

For the tape media they all have an append period of "not appendable". So I am lost. I can provide screen shot
if necessary. I am a novice with backup exec, so keep that in mind.

HELP!
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 17, 2012 11:47AM
Also, I have a 2012 license installed but the Home page says 51 Days left of 1 Trial license. This showed up after installation
of the BE 2012 service pack, must have been the full product and not just a service pack. This was from LiveUpdate.

This product is pi____g me off.

..AR
Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 17, 2012 11:55AM
Hi Alan

Have you installed this recent hotfix?

Backup Exec 2012 Revision 1798 Hotfix 199866 (http://bit.ly/SOwvxd)

Best regards
Varun

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BAckup to a disk device "fails" like the others. Job says successful but
nothing is transferred.

No appendable media could be mounted
Switching to overwrite operation on scratch media.

When setting up disk based storage there is nothing to associate with the
media set, am I right or no? Like, when I do tape backups I go into the
scratch media and associate them with a media set to have something to
backup to.

For the tape media they all have an append period of "not appendable". So I
am lost. I can provide screen shot if necessary. I am a novice with backup
exec, so keep that in mind.

HELP!

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Backup Exec 2012 SP1 not backing anything up
December 17, 2012 12:00PM
Hi Alan

Can you please go through this article and verify if you have completed all
the required steps?

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 is shown as being in Trial version even after
installing the serial numbers:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH183970

Best regards
Varun

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Also, I have a 2012 license installed but the Home page says 51 Days left of
1 Trial license. This showed up after installation of the BE 2012 service
pack, must have been the full product and not just a service pack. This was
from LiveUpdate.

This product is pi____g me off.

..AR

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