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Backup Exec 11d and buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS

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Backup Exec 11d and buffalo TeraStation Pro NAS

mbwmn
i would like to back up the data that's stored on a Buffalo TeraStation ProII to tape (SDLT600). i cannot install the Backup Exec 11d Agent (Win2003server) on the Terastation.

anyone found a workaround for this?
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    why not do the backup from within the server/computer and do a copy from the Buffalo to the tape?. The Backup Exec will be on your server/computer.

    Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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    mbwmn

    we got a TeraStation as a quick fix for a lack of server space. i'm moving some infrequently-accessed files over to the TeraStation to make room for the more active stuff on our main server. i am catching tape backups of stuff before it gets moved over, but those tapes go into a rotation and get overwritten every 2 weeks. i would like to have all the terastation stuff on one tape for when it sh^ts a drive or 2.

    the cheap solution of getting a $750. TeraStation will probably suck up enough of my time that it would easily equal the price of an additional server...

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    mbwmn

    i thought this thread went away...i actually solved this issue by using the ip address of the terastation instead of the unc name. apologies for not updating the thread for any admins w/ the same issue.

    i get the occasional (daily!) warning in backup exec about this, but it appears to work.

    looking at upgrading to backup exec v12 soon. hopefully they've made it easier...

    thanks for the input!

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    robertpelletier

    I installed Backup Exec 12 a week ago in an attempt at getting more reliable backups to my Terastation Pro.
    Forget it - even with the help of Symantec tech support, I am still waiting for my first successful backup.
    The Terastation is a waste of money. Between Active Directory integration that doesn't work, and incompatibility with Backup Exec, it's little more than an expensive boat-anchor. I have Terastations in two locations, each using it for different purposes, and I won't support another one - they are too much trouble.

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    why not do the backup from within the server/computer and do a copy from the Buffalo to the tape?. The Backup Exec will be on your server/computer.

    Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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    mbwmn

    we got a TeraStation as a quick fix for a lack of server space. i'm moving some infrequently-accessed files over to the TeraStation to make room for the more active stuff on our main server. i am catching tape backups of stuff before it gets moved over, but those tapes go into a rotation and get overwritten every 2 weeks. i would like to have all the terastation stuff on one tape for when it sh^ts a drive or 2.

    the cheap solution of getting a $750. TeraStation will probably suck up enough of my time that it would easily equal the price of an additional server...

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    mbwmn

    i thought this thread went away...i actually solved this issue by using the ip address of the terastation instead of the unc name. apologies for not updating the thread for any admins w/ the same issue.

    i get the occasional (daily!) warning in backup exec about this, but it appears to work.

    looking at upgrading to backup exec v12 soon. hopefully they've made it easier...

    thanks for the input!

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    robertpelletier

    I installed Backup Exec 12 a week ago in an attempt at getting more reliable backups to my Terastation Pro.
    Forget it - even with the help of Symantec tech support, I am still waiting for my first successful backup.
    The Terastation is a waste of money. Between Active Directory integration that doesn't work, and incompatibility with Backup Exec, it's little more than an expensive boat-anchor. I have Terastations in two locations, each using it for different purposes, and I won't support another one - they are too much trouble.