About Backup Exec defaults

When you start Backup Exec for the first time, defaults are already configured. You can adjust the defaults to meet the needs of your environment. Default settings are available for various types of jobs, such as backup, restore, and test run. You also can set defaults for catalogs, media management, bar code rules, and database maintenance.

The defaults that will probably affect you the most are the backup job defaults. You can change many of these defaults after devising a media rotation strategy and creating additional media sets and drive pools. In the short term though, you can run Backup Exec and backup and restore jobs safely by using only the defaults set during installation.

See the following sections for more information about default options:

Table: Backup Exec default options




See Setting default backup options.

See Setting defaults for restore jobs.

See Setting test run default options.

See Setting catalog defaults.

See Creating separate selection lists for each computer or resource.

See Setting priority and availability windows for selection lists.

Customizing Backup Exec

See Setting default pre/post commands.

See Setting default backup network and security options.

Configuring Backup Exec

See Configuring database maintenance.


See Setting default options for reports.

Administrating Backup Exec

See Configuring default schedule options.

See Using checkpoint restart on Microsoft Cluster Server failover.

See Setting thresholds to recover jobs.

See Scheduling automatic updates using LiveUpdate.

Device and Media

See Changing default preferences.

See Media locations and vaults.

See Bar code rules in mixed media libraries.


See Setting offhost backup options for a backup job.

See Setting defaults for the Advanced Open File Option for backup jobs.

See Setting default backup and restore options for SQL.

See Preparing for disaster recovery of Exchange Server.

See Configuring default Lotus Domino options.

See Setting default options for the Remote Agent for NetWare Systems .

See Setting default options for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and 2007.