Archive job default settings

You can use the default settings that Backup Exec sets during installation for the Archiving Option. Or you can choose your own default settings.

See Editing default settings for archive jobs.

Table: Archive job default settings



Backup method

Displays the backup method to use to back up the Archiving Option components.

See About backup methods.

For the Directory database, Backup Exec performs a full backup instead of a differential backup, even if you select a differential backup method.

When you select the incremental backup method for the SQL databases, the transaction logs are backed up and then truncated.

See About backing up Archiving Option components.

Allow archiving from backup data that is on a tape device

Lets Backup Exec archive the data from the backup sets that are on tapes.

The tapes that contain the backup data that you want to archive must be available to the media server. The media server must have access to the tape drive or a robotic library slot. Otherwise, the archive job completes with exceptions.

Archive from encrypted backup data

Lets Backup Exec archive the data from the backup sets that are encrypted. The archived data is stored as decrypted data in the vault store. The data in the backup set remains encrypted.

This option is not checked by default.

Only common encryption keys can be used to decrypt a backup set during an archive job. If a restricted key is used, then eligible items in the backup set are not archived.

Archive backup data that was created in the last x days

Lets Backup Exec archive the data only from the backup sets that are as old as the specified number of days.

The default number of days is 30.

Use this option to limit Backup Exec to relevant backup sets in which to find eligible data to archive.


Backup Exec searches the backup sets of the specified server to find the data to archive. If backup jobs use the same selection list, then Backup Exec archives the data from the latest full backup and any subsequent incremental or differential backups.

Default retention category

Displays the retention category that applies to the Backup Exec archive jobs by default. A retention category specifies the period of time for which you want to keep items in the archives.

You can edit a retention category to change the retention period.

See Editing a retention category .

The default retention category specifies a retention period of infinite.

See About retention categories for archived items.


Lets you create a new retention category that you can apply to the Backup Exec archive jobs.

See Retention category properties.

Delete archived items that have expired retention periods every day at

Indicates the time at which Backup Exec searches the vault store partitions to delete the archived items that have expired retention periods.

The default time is 4:00 A.M.

For individual archives, you can prevent Backup Exec from automatically deleting the expired archived items.

See Preventing the deletion of expired archived items from an archive.

Synchronize archive permissions and mailbox group members every day at

Indicates the time at which Backup Exec synchronizes the correct archive settings and archive permissions to each mailbox in all of the mailbox groups.

The default time is 3:00 A.M.

See About synchronizing archive permissions and settings.

Enable single instance storage of archived items

Lets Backup Exec identify the shareable parts of an item, such as a message attachment or the contents of a document. Backup Exec then stores the parts separately, and only once. When Backup Exec identifies a shareable part that is already stored in a vault store, it references the stored shareable part instead of archiving it again.

Enabling this option can provide a significant reduction in the storage space that is required for archived items.

See About single instance storage of archived items.

If you enable this option, you should back up the fingerprint databases. Single instance storage-related information is contained in the fingerprint databases for all of the vault stores.

See About backing up Archiving Option components.

Manage Mailbox Groups

Lets you create or edit mailbox groups.

See About Exchange mailbox groups in archive jobs.

Archive job default settings