For best results before starting Backup Exec, do
Make sure that your storage devices are connected
and configured properly.
Decide if your backup will be to a tape device or a
disk device. You can configure both devices when you prepare your
Backup Exec environment.
Note the following:
If you're backing up to a tape device, verify that
the device is supported. You can install drivers for the devices
when you configure your Backup Exec environment.
If you're backing up to a disk device using the
Backup-to-Disk feature, decide where you can create a backup
folder. You should create it on a disk that won't be included in
the backup jobs and that has enough free space to contain the
Understand how Backup Exec provides overwrite
protection for your media.
Understand the default media set and its infinite
overwrite protection period.
Learn about creating new media sets with weekly,
monthly, or quarterly retention periods.
Decide which resource credential you want your
Backup Exec logon account to use when browsing and making backup
selections. You can use an existing Backup Exec logon account, or
create a new one.
Decide the format that you want to display all
reports, either HTML or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The
default setting is HTML.