Category Archives: Backup

Voodoo Problem launching Backup Exec for Netware Administrative Console

I installed the Backup Exec for Netware Administrative Console because I needed to administer some remote server.  The installation went well, but the program refused to launch.  I searched the Internet and came up with nothing until I searched for the executable path.  That led me to the only answer posted anywhere on the Internet (based on a Google search).   The search was for: “C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec for NetWare\JRE\bin\javaw.exe”.  The answer was posted here:

 Change the shortcut target to (include the quotation marks): “C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec for NetWare\JRE\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms64M -Xmx818M -jar clientUI.jar”

Our backup admin quit

Our backup administrator has left the company.  I never realized how mismanaged the backup system was until he left.  He was keeping the system barely above water with many failed jobs.  We have since gotten a temporary backup admin who is making it all look easy.  Jobs are completing.  The system isn’t running out of tapes.  The consultant is making it work and that’s encouraging.  BTW, we are using Backup Exec 11d with a Quantum m2500 robotic tape library.