Backing up NetWare servers

The following procedure provides details on how to back up NetWare servers. Full, differential, and incremental jobs that specify using the modified time reverts to using the archive bit for NetWare servers that are included in the job.


Backup Exec does not support backing up double-byte character sets for NetWare servers that have a double-byte code page loaded. Software encryption is also not supported.

See About backing up NetWare servers.

See About the User-defined Selections node in the backup selections list.

To back up a NetWare server

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. On the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.

  4. In the backup selections tree, expand User-defined Selections.

    When logging on to the NetWare server, you may need to provide a fully distinguished and a typeless name, such as .admin.novell.

    A fully distinguished, or complete, name consists of different object types, such as common name (CN), Organizational Unit (OU) objects, and Organization (O) objects. When the abbreviations for these objects are not included as part of the object’s complete name, the naming is referred to as a typeless name. For more information about complete, partial, typeful, or typeless names, refer to your Novell NetWare documentation.

  5. Select the NetWare resource you want to back up.

    NetWare File System and NetWare Directory Services (Novell Directory) are listed separately. Each directory that you want to back up must be selected.

  6. If you want to use hardware encryption, do the following steps in order:

    • On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.

    • Select Hardware as the Encryption type.

    • Select or create an encryption key.

  7. If you want to change the backup default, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click NetWare SMS.

  8. Select or clear Back up compressed files in decompressed form.

    If you select this option, Backup Exec decompresses, or expands, compressed files as they are backed up. If you select this option, the server may run out of memory or disk space. Also, the backup job takes longer due to the extra time that is involved in file decompression.

  9. After selecting job options, start the backup job or select other backup options from the Properties pane, and then start the backup job.

More Information

About encryption

About restoring NetWare servers

Creating a backup job by setting job properties

Backing up NetWare servers