About the Computer Name node in the backup selections list

The first node under All Resources shows the name of the computer on which Backup Exec is installed.

The Computer Name node includes the following sub-nodes:

Table: Sub-nodes of the Computer Name node

Sub-node name


Local Drives

Includes hard drives as well as CD-ROM drives that physically reside on the media server.

Shadow Copy Components (Windows Server 2003/2008)

Uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service to protect critical operating system and application service data, and third-party application and user data on Windows Server 2003/2008 resources.

System State

Lists a collection of system-specific data that is backed up whenever the computer name node is selected. Symantec recommends that you back up System State. However, you can clear the check box next to System State if you do not want to back it up with the resources on the server. You cannot select or expand the System State resources individually. They are backed up only as a collection, never individually.

You can only perform a full backup on System State. However, if you select other items at the same time, you can perform other backup methods on those items. You can back up System State remotely on other computers if Backup Exec Remote Agent is installed on the remote computer. For more information about System State, refer to your Microsoft Windows documentation.

Active Directory Application Mode

Appears only when Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) resources are available for backup. Even though ADAM is a Shadow Copy component, the ADAM node is not selected automatically when you select the Shadow Copy Components node. You must select the ADAM node if you want to back up the ADAM resources.

Backup Exec database

Includes job, schedule, job history, notification, alerts, device, media, and catalog indexes data for Backup Exec.

Utility Partition

Includes the utility partitions that are installed on the system and available for backup. Individual utility partition objects are named Utility Partition on Disk disk_number (for example, Utility Partition on Disk 0), and cannot be expanded. Backing up utility partitions is recommended when a full system backup is done, such as for disaster recovery preparation. Utility partitions can be backed up individually. If there are not utility partitions on the system, this resource is not available. Administrative rights are required to browse and back up utility partitions.

EFI System Partition

Appears if an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) system partition is on the computer. In most cases, each computer will have only one EFI system partition. However, if more than one exists on a computer, Backup Exec displays only the active partition.

More Information

How the Active Directory Recovery Agent works