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Overview:

Backup Exec 2012 is one integrated product that protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, and offers unmatched recovery capabilities. Powered by Symantec V-Ray technology, Backup Exec 2012 restores entire servers, critical Microsoft applications, and VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments to dramatically minimize business downtime.

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 is one integrated product that protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, and recovers data or systems at any scale, from an individual item to an entire server. Reduce business downtime with unparalleled recovery, powered by Symantec™ V-Ray technology, that restores entire servers, critical Microsoft applications, and VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual guests. Meet your recovery point and recovery time objectives with integrated bare metal, hardware-independent disaster recovery, “no-hardware disaster recovery” in a virtual environment, application recovery, and efficient granular restore of individual emails, files, and folders. Simultaneously reduce storage costs and increase backup speed with deduplication and archiving.

Backup Exec 2012 delivers centralized management to easily extend your backup infrastructure across distributed environments and remote offices so physical or virtual server protection is easily managed as your business grows. With a sleek and streamlined administration console, Backup Exec 2012 makes it easier than ever to efficiently manage backup and recovery operations across your physical and virtual infrastructure. Backup Exec 2012 efficiently delivers advanced capabilities for VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, and Mac backup and recovery, for both simple and complex IT environments.

Features:

New Features

  • Support for the latest hypervisor, operating system and application releases: VMware vSphere 5.5, Windows Server 2012 (via a remote agent), Hyper-V Server 2012, SQL 2012 SP1, Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013.
  • New innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups of servers to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery.
  • Rapidly recover an entire server, to the same hardware or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days.
  • Convert Backups to Virtual Machines for instant recovery so that if a server fails, you can get that server back up and running in a VMware or Hyper-V environment in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine!
  • Restore Wizards guide you through a process that is designed specifically for the type of data that you want to restore. For example, when you restore application data, you are prompted only with the options that apply to that application's data. The Restore Wizard guides you through restoring an entire server, files, and folders, volumes, and application data.
  • Virtual Machine Auto Recovery for VMware provides high availability for virtual applications. Through the Backup Exec Management Plug-in 2.0 for VMware with Symantec’s ApplicationHA 6.0, enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed VM in order to recover lost application services once Symantec ApplicationHA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.

Key Features

  • Easily restore virtual machines, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects from a single pass backup in seconds with patented V-Ray technology
  • Agentless backup of virtual machines
  • Integrated bare-metal, dissimilar hardware and physical to virtual (P2V) recovery
  • Best of breed data deduplication to optimize any backup strategy with client, media server and appliance data deduplication
  • Innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery
  • Protects a broad range of operating systems, platforms, applications and databases in both virtual and physical environments with support for disk and tape storage devices

Comprehensive backup and recovery

Backup Exec 2012 offers comprehensive backup and recovery, which reduces the complexity of protecting your company’s most valuable asset—its data. Whether that data resides on a Windows file server, on a desktop, virtual machine, or on a critical application server like Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint, Backup Exec 2012 provides complete protection and recovery for your entire infrastructure—with a single solution.

Designed to meet the needs of today’s virtual and physical environments, Backup Exec 2012 delivers disk and tape data protection for Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, Linux, and Mac environments. Sophisticated application protection is also available, with support for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Active Directory, Oracle, and others. Backup Exec 2012 provides integrated deduplication and archiving—which helps to eliminate backup windows, facilitates remote/branch office protection, and enables data center replication to disaster recovery sites. Powerful encryption, with 128-bit or 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption to disk or tape-based storage devices, ensures your critical data is secure whether in transit or at rest.

Powered by V-Ray technology, Backup Exec 2012 offers unparalleled capabilities for virtual backup and recovery. V-Ray is a group of Symantec technologies that give customers additional visibility into your virtual machines and applications. This additional insight helps to break down physical and virtual silos and enables transparent backup and recovery across your entire environment, with a single application. This unified protection allows you to more confidently secure, protect, run, and recover business-critical systems as well as reduce complexity and costs that can result by having multiple point solutions.

Simple to manage and monitor

Backup Exec 2012 has a state-of-the-art administration console enabling you to easily backup and restore physical and virtual servers and multi-server distributed applications. The same award-winning capabilities and level of in-depth functionality that backup administrators trust are still in Backup Exec 2012—the administration console just makes it easier and faster to manage your backup and recovery infrastructure than ever before.

The Backup Exec 2012 administration console eliminates the need to create policies to combine multiple related operations in a backup job. Backup operations are now created and scheduled as part of a backup workflow. Simplified scheduling lets you configure the most convenient run times for your backup jobs.

Backup Exec 2012 presents an entirely new approach to backup and recovery—making the job of data protection easier for companies of any size.

Support services

No matter the size of your company, a service interruption can mean significant loss to your business. Fortunately, Symantec’s technical support team is here to help. Symantec Essential technical support package provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week expert problem resolution. With either Symantec’s Basic or Essential support package, you can be assured that you’re in safe hands.

Symantec recommends Essential support services as the service level of protection for most businesses:

  • Reassurance of knowing your Backup Exec products are up to date with the latest updates and version releases.
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week expert problem resolutions through Symantec’s global support and delivery team.

Key Benefits:

Key Benefits

  • Award winning data protection and disaster recovery designed for physical and virtual environments in a single unified solution
  • Protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per host
  • Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it with a single click
  • Recover an entire system to the same hardware, entirely different hardware or virtual machine in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine
  • Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 and shrink the backup window while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments
  • Eliminate point solutions, backup complexity, unnecessary storage growth, costs and risk with a single unified scalable solution

Unified virtual and physical backup

  • Protect your virtual infrastructure with VMware and Hyper-V backup and recovery from the experts in virtual backup. Host-level backup, powered by V-Ray technology and integrated with VMware Data Protection APIs (application programming interfaces) and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VVS), enables backup of entire virtual guests and recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, and file/folder level. Advanced hypervisor features are also supported with both VMware and Hyper-V. Virtual applications are supported too—backup and recover granular data from virtualized Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server applications.
  • Agentless or agent-based virtual protection Backup Exec 2012 gives you the flexibility to choose the level of recoverability you need in your VMware or Hyper-V environment. If you use an agent, you can backup and recover virtualized applications and restore files, folders, application data, and entire virtual machines. If you choose to go agentless, you can recover the entire virtual machine, ensuring protection at the virtual machine level. Backup Exec 2012 makes it easy to optimize VMware and Hyper-V backup to achieve the right blend of virtual machine performance and recoverability.
  • Microsoft certified backup and recovery for the latest Windows environments and applications, including Windows 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 SP1, SQL Server, and SharePoint.
  • Comprehensive disk and tape storage for virtual, physical, and application backup.
  • Reduce storage by up to 90 percent with deduplication, lowering storage costs across all your physical1 and virtual2 backups while offering network bandwidth reduction for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) backup. Shrink your backup storage requirements while making WAN-friendly remote office backup a reality. Deduplicate across all data protected by Backup Exec 2012, not just on a per-job basis. Additionally, deduplication offers significantly greater levels of storage savings versus compression or single-instance storage.
  • Source deduplication for Linux servers enables significant LAN/WAN bandwidth and backup storage savings while protecting Linux servers in your environment.
  • Ensure your virtual machine backups are recoverable with the Virtual Machine Validator that enables VMware and Backup Exec 2012 administrators to easily validate the recoverability of full virtual machine backups via the VMware vSphere™ client console.
  • Backup Exec 2012 includes High Availability for virtual applications with Virtual Machine Auto-Recovery for VMware. It adds integration of the Backup Exec Management Plug-in 2.0 for VMware with Symantec™ ApplicationHA 6.0, which enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed virtual machine in order to recover lost application services once ApplicationHA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.

1. Principled Technologies Test Report, "Backup Advantages of the Dell PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3" (June 2011) http://principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/Symantec/Virt_BackupExec2010R3_0711.pdf2011http://principledtechnologies.com/ clients/reports/Symantec/
2.Principled Technologies Test Report, "Virtualized Backup Advantages of the Dell PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3" (June 2011) http://principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/Symantec/Virt_BackupExec2010R3_0711.pdf

One product, any recovery

  • Integrated bare-metal disaster recovery gives administrators the power to recover an entire server, to entirely different hardware, from backup copies of that server. From a DVD boot disk, called the Symantec™ Recovery Environment, connect to the Backup Exec 2012 server and recover an entire machine to completely different hardware.
  • Convert backups to virtual machines for instant recovery so that if a server fails, you can get that server back up and running in a VMware or Hyper-V environment in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine. This “no-hardware disaster recovery” allows instant recovery of physical servers in a virtual environment—which can drastically shrink the amount of time your business-critical services are down. Converting backups to virtual machines extends the Backup Exec leadership in virtualization, and is built into Backup Exec 2012.
  • Granular recovery for physical and virtual applications eliminates redundant backups for Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, and SQL Servers in virtual environments. From a single host-level backup of VMware or Hyper-V guest application servers, administrators can restore individual emails, SharePoint documents, Active Directory objects, and SQL Server databases. With Backup Exec 2012, there is no need for recovery environments, additional virtual machines, or other additional resources to recover granular data.

Eliminate complexity

  • Streamlined administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups of servers to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery. With Backup Exec 2012, you don’t need to be a backup expert to run expert backups.
  • Easily manage a growing Backup Exec 2012 infrastructure from single servers, Windows data centers, VMware and Hyper-V environments, and remote offices from one console.
  • Includes intelligent defaults for backup and recovery. Backup Exec 2012 automatically configures backup and restore operations with intelligent defaults, drawn from both Symantec’s expertise in data protection and from the most successful policies and settings from the Backup Exec community. These defaults take the guesswork out of comprehensive protection, so you can quickly protect your data and applications with minimal effort.
  • Power and simplicity combined, Backup Exec 2012 has streamlined many aspects of backup and restore configuration, management, and reporting. The same award-winning capabilities and level of in-depth functionality that backup administrators trust are still in Backup Exec 2012. The administration console just makes it easier and faster to manage your backup and recovery infrastructure than ever before.

Agents:

Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V

Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines with Host-level backup, powered by Symantec’s V-Ray technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder level and even granular objects from that same single image-level backup without restoring the entire virtual machine - eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.

  • Protects an unlimited number of Microsoft or VMware guest virtual machines per host
  • Multiple data recovery options from a single pass backup in seconds:
    • Full virtual machines
    • Individual VMDK and VHD files
    • Applications and databases
    • Individual Files and Folders
    • Granular data from virtualized Applications including; Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory*
  • Verify the recoverability of VM backups
  • Integration with VMware’s vSphere vStorage API’s to maximize backup and recovery performance
  • Integration with Microsoft VSS for virtualized application protection
  • Support for disk and tape storage environments

* Requires the Agent for Applications and Databases.

Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases

The Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases provides market leading data protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, Oracle, Enterprise Vault, and Lotus Domino in a virtual or physical environment.

Protection for Microsoft Exchange

Revolutionizes data protection and recovery by significantly reducing the number of backups and time required to protect Exchange. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save valuable time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual emails and mailboxes from a single pass backup in seconds without the need for multiple Exchange backups. Fast, flexible technology protects Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 (including 2010 SP1) Servers while the application is still online.

Protection for Microsoft SQL Server

Designed to be flexible and easy to use, protection for Microsoft SQL Server provides fast, online protection of SQL Server with flexible recovery options that enable IT administrators to restore SQL Server databases down to the individual file group from a single pass backup. Administrators can also restore SQL server databases to destinations other than where they originated, directing a copy of the actual data streams being sent to media by a SQL Server database to a local directory for later use. SQL Server 2008 snapshots are integrated into the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated look at all data copies available for recovery in seconds.

Protection for Microsoft SharePoint

Quickly and easily recover individual objects, documents or the entire SharePoint farm with robust data protection for Microsoft SharePoint. Supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010, both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 2012 media server, you can protect 32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a Single-Server or within a Multi-Server Farm. Protection for SharePoint leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users save time and money and reduces complexity by providing the ability to restore individual documents, sites and list items quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup without having to recover the entire database. Each file is recovered with attributes and security fully intact. GRT also enables the IT Administrator to restore the documents to the original document library in the SharePoint farm or redirect the restore of documents to the file system.

Protection for Microsoft Active Directory

Dramatically reduce the time to recover from small disasters of lost, deleted, corrupted or overwritten user accounts, objects, and attributes, helping to improve employee productivity, reduce the potential for greater issues, and alleviate the aggravation associated with traditional Active Directory protection and recovery. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual user accounts and organizational units from a single pass backup while Active Directory remains online - no reboots!

Protection for Enterprise Vault

Provides integrated backup protection for Symantec Enterprise Vault archives, including support for Enterprise Vault 8, 9, and 10. Through this agent, Backup Exec provides full application protection for Enterprise Vault directory databases, partitions or vault stores and indexes. All backup and recovery jobs are managed though the Backup Exec Administration console which allows users to easily select some or all of the Enterprise Vault resources they wish to backup as well as quickly browsing and selecting the Enterprise Vault components for recovery, including entire sites, individual partitions, and indexes.

Protection for Lotus Domino Server

Integrates comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x, 8 and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases within daily backup activities. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Lotus Domino including partitioned and clustered Lotus Domino servers and new support for Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) store and associated NLO files. Using the native Domino backup API, protection for Lotus Domino server integrates non-disruptive data protection of the databases and transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options include database redirection and point-in-time "rollback" recovery of databases or transaction logs. Users benefit from user-controlled recycling of the transaction logs, reducing manual intervention and speeding up recovery.

Protection for Oracle on Windows and Linux Servers

Integrated non-disruptive data protection for business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. Use advanced features, such as the granular protection of individual table spaces or a complete application/database backup and the protection of archived redo logs and control files, without ever taking them offline. Backup Exec 2012 delivers full support of Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN). Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec Media Server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores. Supports Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The new version also supports Red Hat and SUSE Linux. Backup Exec 2012 also provides protection for Oracle application servers or business critical applications requiring high availability running within Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Windows and Linux servers. Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec media server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores.

Backup Exec Agent for Windows

The Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides high-performance data protection for remote Windows servers and includes Open File protection and Simplified Disaster Recovery. This Agent optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers with exclusive Agent Accelerator technology that provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. Open files are protected with the Advanced Open File capability built into the Agent for Windows. This capability integrates with VSS to protect open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use.

The Simplified Disaster Recovery feature saves time by automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of system recovery. This bare-metal, hardware independent disaster recovery quickly recovers complete servers, enabling restoration to the same hardware, to dissimilar hardware or even a virtual machine.

With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent, users truly have complete data and system protection for every remote Windows server.

Backup Exec Agent for Linux

Provides high-performance protection for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers with support for both Intel and AMD 32-bit and 64-bit processors. This agent extends Backup Exec’s advanced agent technology to Linux operating systems by providing full, incremental, and differential backup support, restore capabilities and client-side deduplication for supported distributions of Linux.

Please note: Deduplication requires the Deduplication Option to be licensed on the Backup Exec Server.

Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server

Provides storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec environment. IT administrators can directly attach tape and disk storage devices to a remote Linux server, allowing backup data to be protected directly to those Linux-attached storage devices. This provides added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially for larger backups (for instance, file server or Oracle on Linux backups) on those remote Linux servers. Each Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers includes the Agent for Linux, so the local Linux server can be protected. All management and configuration of the Remote Media Agent, including backup jobs, restore jobs, and storage, is performed through the Administration Console administering the Windows-based Backup Exec Server.

Backup Exec Agent for Macintosh

Provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Macintosh operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.

Options:

Backup Exec Deduplication Option

Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option. Unlike other solutions, it provides an integrated and customizable deduplication offering to optimize any backup strategy with client deduplication (deduplicates data at the source or remote server), media server deduplication (deduplicates data at media server), or appliance deduplication (integrates with OpenStorage deduplication appliances). In addition, when used with the Enterprise Server Option, deduplicated backups can also be replicated efficiently over WAN environments to another Backup Exec Media server (deduplicates data from remote offices to headquarters) providing a solution that will adapt to any environment. Whether you deduplicate at the client, media server or appliance, Backup Exec can deduplicate across all backup jobs including physical and virtual backups at the same time delivering superior deduplication capabilities.

Backup Exec Cloud DR Option

The Backup Exec Cloud DR Option enables the rapid recovery of VMware vSphere virtual environments. This Recovery as a Service offering replicates and recovers applications running in VMware environments in the cloud, enabling IT professionals to restore applications in minutes vs. hours or days.

Backup Exec Enterprise Server Option

The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option and Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option.

Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option

Enables faster backups and restores through advanced disk-based backup and recovery, including Synthetic and Off-Host backups to perform zero impact backups. Synthetic backups reduce backup windows and network bandwidth requirements and do not impact the original client. True image restore functionality automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying restores. The Off-Host backup feature provides SAN-based Microsoft VSS-enabled snapshots using supported 3rd party hardware storage arrays. This enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer from processing the backup operation by taking a snapshot of its data volumes and importing the snapshots to the Backup Exec media server for fast local backup over the SAN. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility

Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option

Simplifies management of multiple Backup Exec media servers by providing a centralized management console view of all backup and restore operations. The Central Admin Server uses the same Backup Exec console, but provides a consolidated view of all Backup Exec operations including centralized backup, restore, monitoring, alerting, and reporting for multiple Backup Exec media servers in a Windows data center, distributed throughout the network or at remote offices. The Central Admin Server Option makes Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to manage. Operations can continue uninterrupted on the managed media server even when there is a non-persistent network connection to the central administration server.

Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option

This powerful LAN-free backup solution allows multiple distributed backup servers to centralize storage devices that are connected over a switched fabric or iSCSI SAN for greater performance, efficiency, and fault tolerance. SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job activity across shared devices from multiple Backup Exec servers. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility

Backup Exec NDMP Option

The Backup Exec NDMP Option uses the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to backup and restore Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices including NetApp, EMC Celerra and IBM N-Series storage configurations. The Backup Exec NDMP Option supports several different NAS storage configurations including local backups to NAS attached tape devices, remote backups of NAS data to a Backup Exec media server (disk or tape), or in a “3-Way” configuration to a 2nd like NAS device. This flexibility allows backup administrators to design their storage environments for the most efficient backup of their critical data stored on NAS appliances over a SAN or LAN. For a list of supported NAS appliances, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility

Backup Exec Library Expansion Option

Provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library. When you install Backup Exec, support for the first drive in every robotic library is included. The Library Expansion Option enables support for each additional drive in a robotic library. Backup Exec supports one of the most comprehensive lists of tape devices in the industry with support for almost all SCSI, SAS, and Fibre attached tape devices from single drive libraries to large tape silos. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility

Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option

Designed for Virtual Tape Libraries, the Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Unlimited Drive Option provides simple, cost efficient pricing for VTL devices by supporting an unlimited number of virtual tape drives and slots without the need to license each tape drive on a Backup Exec Media server separately. Only a single VTL license is needed per Backup Exec media server regardless of the number of VTL devices. For a list of supported VTL devices, please visit: www.backupexec.com/compatibility/

Backup Exec Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option

The Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option provides unified backup and archiving for growing Exchange environments by uniquely archiving data directly from the backup of the Exchange database without any impact on the production Exchange server. It provides administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Exchange server source to free up storage space. Administrators can then optionally allow their end users to easily retrieve individual archived emails directly from within their standard Microsoft Windows Outlook client with the built in “Virtual Vault” plug-in. Administrators can also search and restore archived data through the Backup Exec console and redirect the Exchange mailbox data to the original or an alternate location. Overall, the Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option reduces storage while increasing the speed of backup and recovery of the Exchange database after archiving.

Backup Exec File System Archive Option

The File System Archiving Option provides unified backup and archiving for File Systems by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy. By archiving data from the backup sets, Backup Exec eliminates additional querying and movement of data on the remote computers. The Backup Exec File System Archiving Option provides administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the File server source to free up storage space. Administrators can easily retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.

Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option

With the majority of business-critical information residing outside of the data centre or off corporate servers, protection for desktops and laptops is a must. The Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option is an easy to use stand alone solution which provides reliable automated file protection for desktops and laptops from the market leader in Data Protection. Whether desktops and laptops are connected to the network or offline, the Symantec Desktop and Laptop option provides continuous data protection.

Backup Exec 2012 provides scalable, easy-to-manage backup and recovery for virtual and physical environments. Easily expand any Backup Exec 2012 environment to support critical applications, databases, and storage configurations with Backup Exec Agents and Options.

Core Backup Exec Editions

  • Backup Exec 2012
  • Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Small Business Edition (See Small Business Server data sheet)
  • Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 V-Ray Edition (See Backup Exec V-Ray Edition data sheet)
  • Symantec Backup Exec™ 3600 Appliance

Backup Exec 2012 Agents

  • Agent for Applications and Databases
  • Agent for Windows
  • Agent for Linux
  • Agent for Mac
  • Remote Media Agent for Linux
  • Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
  • Small Business Agent for Windows

Backup Exec 2012 Options

  • Deduplication Option
  • Enterprise Server Option
  • File System Archiving Option
  • Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option
  • Library Expansion Option
  • NDMP Option
  • Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option
  • Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option

System Requirements:

Please note:

  • You cannot install a Backup Exec server on a computer that runs the Windows Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008. You can only install the Backup Exec Agent for Windows on Server Core computers.
  • You cannot install SQL Express or SQL Server 2005 on a Windows Server 2008 computer that is configured in a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) role. The Read Only Domain Controller role does not let you use the local accounts that are required for SQL Express and SQL Server 2005. When you install Backup Exec on an RODC computer you must select a remote SQL instance for the Backup Exec Database.

Additional Application Support

  • You can use Backup Exec with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007.

Internet Browser

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later.

Processor

  • Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible.

SQL Server or SQL Express

  • Service Pack 4 is required.

Memory

  • Required: 512 MB RAM above the operating system's requirements.
  • Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance)

Please note: RAM requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration.

  • For the Central Admin Server Option: 1 GB RAM is required; 2 GB RAM is recommended.
  • Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for the multi-lingual version.
  • Virtual Memory Recommendations: 20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes). Refer to your Microsoft Windows help documentation for instructions on how to view or set the paging file size.

Installation Disk Space

  • 1.44 GB (Typical installation)
  • 2.32 GB (Includes all options)

Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific system configuration. The Backup Exec database and catalogs require additional space. An additional 330 MB is required for SQL Express.

Other Hardware

  • Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card.
  • CD/DVD drive.
  • A mouse.

Storage Hardware

You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives. Support is available for the first drive in each robotic library when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for each additional robotic library drive, you must purchase the Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.

Documentation:

Download the Symantec Backup Exec Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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