Backing up NetWare servers

Backup Exec does not support backing up double-byte character sets for NetWare servers that have a double-byte code page loaded.

If you want the backup set to use hardware encryption, in the backup job properties select Network and Security and set the encryption type to hardware. Then select or create a new encryption key.


Software encryption is not supported with the Backup Exec Remote Agent for NetWare.

The Remote Agent does not support software encrypted backups.

Full, differential, and incremental jobs that specify using the modified time reverts to using the archive bit for NetWare servers that are included in the job.

To back up a NetWare server

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. Double-click Favorite Resources.

  4. Double-click NetWare Agents.

  5. Double-click the NetWare computer icon for the NetWare server you want to back up.

    When logging on to the NetWare server, you may need to provide a fully distinguished and typeless name, such as .admin.novell.

    A fully distinguished, or complete, name consists of different object types, such as common name (CN), Organizational Unit (OU) objects, and Organization (O) objects. When the abbreviations for these objects are not included as part of the object's complete name, the naming is referred to as a typeless name. For more information about complete, partial, typeful, or typeless names, refer to your Novell NetWare documentation.

  6. Check the check box preceding the volume icon to select the directories that you want to back up, or double-click the volume to select directories.

    NetWare File System and NetWare Directory Services (Novell Directory) are listed separately. Each directory that you want to back up must be selected.

  7. If you want to change the backup default, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click NetWare SMS.

  8. If you want to use hardware encryption, do the following steps in order:

    • On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.

    • Select Hardware as the Encryption type.

    • Select or create an encryption key.

  9. Select or clear the Back up compressed files in decompressed form option. If you select this option, Backup Exec decompresses, or expands, compressed files as they are backed up. If you select this option, the server may run out of memory or disk space. Also, the backup job takes longer due to the extra time that is involved in file decompression.

  10. Continue creating the job.

More Information

Creating a backup job by setting job properties

About encryption

About restoring NetWare servers

Restoring NetWare servers