Friday, October 16, 2009

Backup Exec with Domino

This has the been the bane of my existence since I first started working here all those many years ago. Hyperbole aside, this is not a mature product. I'm not sure if it's the Domino install, since I'm pretty much locked out of any Domino administration, or if it's the general suckyness of Symantec's product but it's been a nonstop hassle for about 3 years now. I would be lucky to have 100% of my jobs completed on a daily basis to say nothing about an entire week. Now I can keep jobs running without crashing the Backup Exec Agent on my Windows boxes and it just required a little hackery. I still need to massage the installation on a regular basis, but it no longer consumes me with great abandon. Here is what I did. It's really simple but since I haven't seen it documented anywhere on the web I give you.....
1. Create batch file and save it to c:\bin or whatever.
netstop "BackupExecAgentAccelerator"
del "c:\program files\symantec\Backup Exec\RAWS\logs\*.lbd"
del "c:\program files\symantec\Backup Exec\RAWS\logs\*.ucj"
net start "BackupExecAgentAccelerator"
2. Schedule batch file to run via Scheduled Tasks at whatever time is convenient for you once per day.

Problem solved.

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