New Features in Backup Exec 2012
|Article:TECH186033|||||Created: 2012-04-08|||||Updated: 2012-04-08|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH186033|
New Features in Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec 2012 New Features:
New administration console
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.
Quickly and easily configure and monitor backup and restore jobs
Easy to manage alerts, view server status, and monitor disk storage utilization, as well as grouping servers or applications into logical containers for easier monitoring
Integrated bare-metal and dissimilar hardware recovery
Rapidly recover an entire server, to the same hardware or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days.
Reduce downtime and disruption
Replace time consuming, error prone manual system recovery process with fast, efficient, automated system recovery
Convert Backups to Virtual Machines (P2V and B2V)
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!
Drastically shrink the amount of time your business-critical services are down.
Simultaneously back up a physical machine and convert it to a virtual machine or virtual disk.
Convert an existing backup set to 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.
Restores are initiated by Restore Wizards that guide you through a process that is designed specifically for the type of data that you want to restore.
High Availability for Virtual Applications with Virtual Machine Auto Recovery for VMware
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 Application HA 6.0, enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed VM in order to recover lost application services once Symantec Application HA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.
Automated disaster recovery.
Ensure virtual machines are always up and running.
Client/source deduplication for Linux servers
Source deduplication for Linux servers enables significant LAN/WAN bandwidth and backup storage savings while protecting Linux servers.
Reduce data storage by up to 10:1.
Significant LAN/WAN bandwidth savings.
Discover unprotected data
Easily browse the network and discover servers and application data that have not been backed up using the easy to use user administration console.
Easily identify unprotected data and ensure it’s always protected.
Virtual Machine Validator
Easily validate the recoverability of full VM backups via the vSphere client console.
VMware and Backup Exec administrators can now easily validate the recoverability of full VM backups.
The vSphere client console not only provides administrators an easy to view window to see the validation of full VM backups recoverability but also easy to manage backup and recovery operations.
New storage handling
A wizard helps you configure all types of storage, including disk, deduplication, network, and cloud storage, as well as storage pools.
Disk storage is easier to create now that Backup Exec chooses the best location to store your backups.
Backup Exec now provides storage trending, and capacity monitoring and reporting.
New and improved notifications
Configure Backup Exec to notify people by email or text message when alerts occur.
Backup Exec uses SMTP for email notifications and supports SMTP authentication.
Notification email messages can be sent to any email address, including: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, and Web-based email applications such as Gmail or Yahoo mail.
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