Howto: Stop Backup Exec from failing entire backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered

Here is the registry entry to stop Backup Exec from failing backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered

[For Backup Exec versions 9x and 10x]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup

[For Backup Exec versions 11x and 12x]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SYMANTEC\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup

On the menu bar, select Edit | Add Value

In the Value name field, type in Fail Jobs On Corrupt Files

For the Data Type, select REG_DWORD

In the right window, double-click Fail Jobs on Corrupt Files

Change the Value to 0 (zero)

Restart the Backup Exec services or restart the Windows server.

Comments [4]

  1. Do I make this change on the Backup Server or on the server being backed up?

    Thanks!!

  2. This worked just as you described – thank you for publishing your findings and knowledge – I have found them to be very helpful.

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