Setting default backup network and security options

You can specify a network to be used as the default for every Backup Exec job. Before configuring the feature, test for network connectivity between the media server and the remote computers.


The remote computers that you want to back up must have the most current version of Backup Exec Remote Agent installed.

You can also set default security options for Backup Exec jobs. You can select a default encryption type or key for your backup jobs. If you use Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 or later, you can configure it to prompt Backup Exec to back up data when global threats arise.

The backup settings you select are set as the default for all new backup jobs and templates you create. You can manually change these settings when you create specific jobs or templates.

To set the default backup network and security options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. In the Properties pane, under Job Defaults, click Network and Security.

  3. Select the appropriate options.

    See Default Network and Security options.

Setting default backup network and security options