Verifying a backup

In addition to the verification of files that is done when a backup or archive job runs, you can submit verify jobs to test the integrity of the media.

If you perform a verify operation and files fail to verify, the media may be bad. Details about files that failed to verify are provided in the job log, which can be viewed from the Job Monitor.

See Setting default backup options.

See Duplicating backed up data.

To verify a backup

  1. On the navigation bar, click Job Setup.

  2. In the task pane, under Backup Tasks, click New job to verify backup data.

  3. Select the media you want to verify.

  4. On the Properties pane, under Destination, click Device.

  5. Select the device that contains the media you want to verify.

  6. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click General.

  7. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Job name

    Type a name that describes the data you are verifying.

    Job priority

    Select the priority level for this job. If another job is scheduled to run at the same time as this job, the priority you set determines which job runs first.

    You can choose the following priorities:

    • Highest

    • High

    • Medium

    • Low

    • Lowest

  8. If you want Backup Exec to notify someone when the backup job completes, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification.

    See Assigning notification recipients for completed jobs.

  9. If you want to run the job now, click Run Now. Otherwise, on the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule to set the scheduling options you want to use.

    See Scheduling jobs.

    After verification has completed, you can check the results in the job log.