Backup Exec support for VMware vSphere 5.1

Article:TECH203318  |  Created: 2013-02-27  |  Updated: 2013-07-26  |  Article URL
Article Type
Technical Solution


Backup Exec (BE) support for VMware vSphere 5.1



Support to Backup and Restore VMware vSphere / ESX  5.1 and 5.1 Update 1 is added in:

Backup Exec 2010 R3 Service Pack 3 -
Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 2 -


Windows Server 2012 uses new File System formats: ReFS and Windows Deduplication. These are only readable on a Windows Sever 2012 Operating System. Since the Backup Exec Sever is not yet supported on a Windows 2012 Server operating system, Virtual Machines containing one or more of these items do not support Granular Restore (GRT). They can be backed up and restored without GRT by restoring the entire Virtual Disk. A Physical style backup using the Agent for Windows inside the Virtual Machine can also be preformed.

Please refer to this document for updates about support of the Backup Exec Server on Windows 2012-



Please see the related documents for Granular Restore (GRT) functionality of:

Exchange 2013 –
SharePoint 2013 -



Article URL

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices