Configuring a printer recipient

You can select installed printers as a notification method for recipients; however, fax printer devices are not supported by Backup Exec. Only printers that were configured using the same username and password as the Backup Exec service account can be selected.

To configure a printer recipient

  1. On the navigation bar, click Alerts.

  2. Click the Active Alerts tab.

  3. Under Notification Tasks in the task pane, click Configure recipients.

    The Configure Recipients dialog box appears.

  4. Click New, click Printer in the Recipient Type dialog box, and then click OK.

  5. Click Printer, and then click OK.

  6. Select the appropriate options as follows in the Printer Recipient Properties dialog box:


    Type the recipient for whom you are configuring the notification. You cannot use a fax printer device to receive the notification.

    Target Printer

    Select the name of the printer to which the notification message will be sent.


    Enables you to test the notification configuration for the recipient.

    Enable (Limit the number of notifications sent)

    Select this check box to activate the option.

    Notify me a maximum of x times within x minutes

    Type the total number of notifications you want sent to the recipient for all alerts generated within the specified number of minutes. After the specified number of notifications have been sent, additional notifications are not sent until the specified minutes have been reached. The maximum number of minutes that can be set is 1440, which is the number of minutes in a day.

    Reset the notification limits after x minutes

    Select this check box to enter the number of minutes that must be reached before the notification limits are reset. When the time limit has been reached, the number of notifications sent is reset to zero.

    Enable (Limit when notifications can be sent)

    Select this check box to activate the option and configure the length of time the recipient is available for notification.


    Enables you to select the days and times when notifications can be sent to the recipient.

    See Scheduling notification for recipients.

More Information

Editing recipient notification methods

Editing recipient notification properties

Assigning recipients to alert categories for notification