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Symantec Backup Exec

Backup Exec™ 15 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery designed for your entire infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical or cloud. Advanced integration with the most recent releases of VMware and Hyper-V ensures recovery is fast and efficient. In a matter of minutes, you can recover anything including VMs, applications, databases, files, folders and granular application objects.

New Features

Superior VMware Support

Backup Exec extends its industry leading support for VMware and now includes advanced integration with vSphere 6: ESXi 6.0, vCenter 6.0, Virtual SAN 6, Virtual Volumes, vSphere 6 security certificates and VMware EVO:RAIL.

Easy Upgrades and Migrations

Upgrade to Backup Exec 15 quickly and easily. Backup Exec maintains single backup policies for multiple servers and their configuration settings when upgrading from Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and newer versions. In addition, migrate to the Backup Exec Capacity Edition by trading in your Backup Exec, Backup Exec V-Ray or Backup Exec Small Business Edition licenses and save.

Amazon Cloud Storage

New AWS Storage Gateway VTL integration accelerates IT agility by seamlessly migrating existing and new backup jobs to cloud storage.
The seamless integration enables anybody to take advantage of Cloud Storage benefits like automation, elasticity and Pay-as-you-Go directly from Backup Exec without spending time and resources learning and managing new products or re-architecting environments.

Enhanced Scalability and Performance

  • Backup Exec now supports granular recovery for VMware Virtual Machines with GPT disks and VMware Virtual Machines with larger than 2TB volumes.
  • vSphere SAN transport mode restores leveraging high performance storage.
  • vSphere SATA Disk support in HotAdd transport mode.

Key Features

  • Protect virtual and physical environments with a single solution.
  • Fast virtual machine snapshots through deep integration with Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) minimizes CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host.
  • Backup to disk, tape, and cloud.
  • Fast, efficient, and versatile recovery that easily restores virtual machines, servers, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects in seconds.
  • Integrated bare-metal disaster recovery, physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) recovery.
  • Flexible block-level data deduplication across your entire virtual and/or physical environment.
  • Automatically identify and protect new VMs as they appear so you can be assured your VMs are protected from day one.
  • Easy-to-use interface with intelligent dashboards and intuitive wizards provide the visibility you need to quickly track, monitor and manage every backup and recovery job.

Key Benefits

  • Eliminate niche solutions that increase management time, backup jobs, duplicate data, storage and costs with a single unified scalable solution that protects both virtual and physical.
  • Get fast and reliable backups including backups of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines and backups that leverage Backup Exec’s deduplication technology.
  • Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it.
  • Efficiently restore data directly from storage, which simplifies and speeds up recovery when you need it most. No more wasting valuable time and disk space mounting the backup job, determining what’s inside, and searching for specific data.
  • Protect more data while minimizing backup windows, network traffic, and the disk space required for storing backup files with integrated deduplication and archiving technology.
  • Minimize CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host when performing reliable and consistent application aware virtual machine backups.
  • Manage your entire backup environment from a single management console saving you time, money and complexity.

Community Spotlight

Long Esrase haning without byte count

I need a solution Hi, I am trying to perform a long erase on all tapes and the erase job keep running without an end. We are running Backup Exec 2014 on a Windows Server 2008 32-bit. When I log into the Robotic Librbay I can see all the tapes loaded, however when I run a long...

Posted: May 25, 2015 9:37:06 AM

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