About Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
Edition components installed with Backup Exec
The Backup Exec
installation program installs Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
Edition components that are required to run Backup Exec. These
components include SQL Server 2005 core components and Microsoft
Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8.
If you are running
applications that use earlier versions of these components,
problems may occur due to the upgraded drivers. If problems occur,
contact the vendor of the incompatible software to obtain a version
that is compatible with the MDAC.
MDAC version that Backup Exec installs as part of the installation
is incompatible with a clustered version of Microsoft SQL Server
7.0. Do not install Backup Exec on a clustered version of SQL 7.0
Backup Exec prompts you to do one of the
Install the required SQL Server 2005 Express
Edition components with Backup Exec and create a default Backup
Select a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (with service
pack 3a or later) or SQL Server 2005 instance that already exists
on the network on which you want to run Backup Exec. If you install
Backup Exec on a computer that runs Windows Server 2008, you must
select a SQL Server 2005 SP2 instance.
During the installation
process and upgrade process, Backup Exec stops and starts the SQL
service several times. Other user-created databases that use the
SQL Server instance are unavailable during the process. To avoid
such conflicts, you should install Backup Exec into its own SQL
If you choose to install
Backup Exec into an existing SQL 2000 instance, make sure that SQL
2000 Service Pack 3a or later is installed before you continue with
Backup Exec may not function properly if you
install it into an existing SQL instance that uses case-sensitive
collation. Symantec recommends that you avoid installing Backup
Exec to a SQL instance that uses case-sensitive collation.
When Backup Exec is
installed into an existing instance, the automated master database
restore feature is not available. To recover the Master database,
you must replace it with the Master database copy that Backup Exec
automatically creates and updates when the Master database is
You cannot install
multiple Backup Exec databases on the same SQL Server instance.
you are installing a managed media server, it is recommended that
you select a local Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SP3a) instance or
later on which to install the Backup Exec database for this managed
media server. Do not select the same SQL Server instance that is
used by the central administration server.