i have a small site based domain controller / file & print server that is
connected to the main office via an adsl vpn link. the link is currently
down and has been for a few days.

backup exec 9 has started failing since this occurred, basically taking a
very long time to complete the backup and failing when it reaches a 10 hour
limit I put on it. The job normally takes 4 hours.

the server is a domain controller and global catalogue so I cant see why the
link would cause this - does backup exec authenticate elsewhere whilst it is
backing up .. .any ideas?