Setting test run default options

You can set up test run jobs to check the following items:

To set test run default options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Properties pane, under Job Defaults, click Test Run.

  3. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Check credentials

    Select this check box to verify that the Backup Exec logon account is correct for the resources being backed up.

    Check media capacity to complete job

    Select this check box to test if there is enough available capacity on the media to complete the job.

    During the test run job, the number of scheduled jobs in the queue is not checked; therefore, jobs that are scheduled before the test run job may use the media that was available when the test run job was performed.

    Check media availability

    Select this check box to test whether the media is online and overwritable.

    Use previous job history, if available

    Select this option to use past job histories to determine whether there is enough media available to run the scheduled backup job. Checking the previous job history is faster than performing a pre-scan.

    Perform Pre-scan

    Select this option to enable Backup Exec to scan the scheduled backup job to determine whether there is enough media available to run the job. This is the most accurate method of determining media capacity and should be selected if there is not an existing job history.

    Place the scheduled job on hold if any failure occurs during the Test Run job

    Select this option to have the scheduled job placed on hold if any failures are detected during the test run.

  4. Click OK.