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Backup Exec Inventory and Reporting Tool

Generate Backup Exec server documentation

Automatically inventory and document your Symantec Backup Exec servers with the reporting tool XIA Configuration.

Run reports on storage devices, backup definitions, agent servers, global configuration, global settings, media sets, selections and more.

Use the change tracking feature to monitor your Backup Exec server installations.

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting Backup Exec servers including version control, PDF output, reporting, PowerShell support, change tracking & item comparison, XML output, agentless data collection, and more.

Backup Exec Documentation Example

View an example Backup Exec document generated by XIA Configuration:

Backup Exec documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)
Backup Exec documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)

Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Backup Exec information documented by XIA Configuration below:

Supported Platforms

XIA Configuration documents Backup Exec server configuration on the following versions of Symantec Backup Exec:

  • Veritas Backup Exec 16
  • Symantec Backup Exec 15 (14.2)
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 (14.1)

Agent Servers

Document the following settings for configured agent servers:

  • Server Name
  • Agent Type
  • Logon Account Name
  • Schedule Credential Test
  • Unique Identifier
  • Operating System Name
  • Operating System Version
Screenshot of Backup Exec agent servers in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Backup Exec agent servers in the XIA Configuration web interface

Backup Definitions

Audit and track changes to backup definitions configured on Backup Exec servers.

  • Name
  • Job Name
  • Schedule
  • Backup Type
  • Active Directory Settings
  • Advanced Open File Settings
  • Microsoft Exchange Settings
  • File Settings
  • Linux Settings
  • Off Host Backup Settings
  • SharePoint Settings
  • Oracle Settings
  • Virtual Machine Settings
  • Selection Lists
  • Duplication Tasks
  • Task Level Exclusions
  • Pre/Post Backup Command Configuration
  • Task Storage Settings
  • Administrator name
Screenshot of a Backup Exec backup definition in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of a Backup Exec backup definition in the XIA Configuration web interface

Global Configuration

The global configuration stores settings that apply across the Backup Exec installation including:

  • Barcode Rules
  • Encryption Keys
  • Global Exclusions
  • Licenses
  • Local Server Properties
  • Logon Accounts
  • Notification Configuration
  • Oracle Credentials
  • Host Configuration
Screenshot of Backup Exec backup settings and barcode rules in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of Backup Exec backup settings and barcode rules in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Global Settings

  • Catalog Settings
  • Database Maintenance Settings
  • Logon Account Settings
  • Discover Data Settings
Screenshot of Backup Exec server discover data settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
  • Log Settings
  • Network Settings
  • Report Settings
  • Storage Settings
Screenshot of Backup Exec storage settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of Backup Exec storage settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Media Sets

Media sets allow the grouping of similar media together, assigning them common configuration settings such as overwrite and append protection.
  • Name
  • Append Period
  • Description
  • Unique Identifier
  • Media Vault
  • Overwrite Protection Period
Screenshot of Backup Exec media set configuration in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of Backup Exec media set configuration in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Media

  • Name
  • Description
  • Unique Identifier
  • Creation Date
  • Location Name
  • Media Set Name
  • Preserve Description

Media Vaults

  • Name
  • Description
  • Unique Identifier
Screenshot of Backup Exec media vaults in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of Backup Exec media vaults in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Storage Devices

Note: Information available depends on device type and manufacturer

  • Name
  • Device Status
  • Firmware
  • Product Identifier
  • Serial Number
  • Vendor
  • Capacity
  • Disk or network path (disk storage devices)
Screenshot of Backup Exec storage device information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Backup Exec storage device information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Backup Exec Inventory

Automatically detect and scan Backup Exec server installations on Windows machines which, in turn, are automatically detected when scanning Active Directory.

Backup Exec servers can also be scanned manually by specifying a list of machine names or IP addresses.
Screenshot of Active Directory search and detection settings in the XIA Configuration Client
Screenshot of Active Directory search and detection settings in the XIA Configuration Client

Backup Exec Reporting

In addition to generating Backup Exec documentation, you can run reports across multiple Backup Exec servers.

Create custom reports to query the full range of data collected by XIA Configuration.
Screenshot showing the Backup Exec reports in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing the Backup Exec reports in the XIA Configuration web interface

Export to CSV

Export your report to CSV and open it in Microsoft Excel for further analysis:

Backup Exec agent servers report viewed in Excel
Backup Exec agent servers report viewed in Excel

Find out more about the reporting feature >

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