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Backup Exec 2014 Software Compatibility List (SCL)

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Updated on December 19, 2014

Introduction

This document lists the available operating systems, platforms, and applications specifically supported by Symantec to be compatible with Backup Exec ™ 2014.

The following guidelines regarding this Software Compatibility List (SCL) should be understood:

• Symantec support of 3rd party manufacturer products:
Symantec will cooperate with 3rd party vendors and attempt to assist in the diagnosis of problems found between the 3rd party products and Symantec products. Symantec Technical Support, for the combination of Symantec and 3rd party products listed in this document, is conditional on the 3rd party product being supported by the original manufacturer or vendor. If the original vendor has ceased providing support for a version of their product, Symantec also will no longer be able to provide support on that product in combination with our products.

• Minor update version support:
The contents of this document including 3rd party applications, databases, operating systems, in combination with Symantec products represent what has been tested in Symantec labs, or in Symantec-supervised partner labs, but is not intended to be a complete list of supported products and versions. Manufacturers of these products may frequently release minor version updates to their products as maintenance during their product's normal life cycle. (e.g. version 1.x.x.x) that may not be explicitly listed in this document. In these situations where the base or major version of the product is listed as supported in this document but the minor maintenance update is not, Symantec will provide "reasonable effort" support on these versions until specific testing of them has completed.

• Not every combination of software and hardware has been tested:
Symantec provides reasonable effort to qualify Backup Exec with as many different operating systems, service packs, hardware platforms, database application service packs, and other applications as possible. However, due to the number of combinations, it is not possible to test all combinations for compatibility. If a particular service pack or version is not listed as specifically supported by Symantec, it may work fine but it has not been explicitly tested by Symantec with Backup Exec and may not be eligible for support.

• To request additions to this list:
Software is selected and prioritized for certification based on market research and input from the field, including customer feedback. If a customer would like to have software considered for inclusion on this SCL, simply submit the request by email. [Send us an email request.] Requests will be reviewed by the appropriate Symantec Product Management team members for possible certification, with final decisions based on the overall fit with the product, target market, and frequency of request.

• Alternative Configurations:
Our Licensed Software is designed to interoperate with many types of systems, applications, and hardware. Sometimes a customer may choose to use our Licensed Software in an "Alternative Configuration", namely, an environment that has not been validated, approved, or verified to operate with our Licensed Software or which does not support such Licensed Software or only supports limited functionality. Symantec does not support Alternative Configurations, and we have no obligation to provide Support Services to Licensed Software in an Alternative Configuration. Symantec makes no warranty with respect to use of Licensed Software in an Alternative Configuration and any such use is at your own risk. A "Supported Configuration" might be converted into an Alternative Configuration where a vendor modifies one of its components that is part of the original Supported Configuration. As a consequence, your Licensed Software would then be operating in an Alternative Configuration. If you experience a problem with the Licensed Software in an Alternative Configuration or if your issue deals with script that was not developed by Symantec or an authorized consulting partner, then we may ask you to reproduce the problem in a Supported Configuration environment. Please note we have no obligation to attempt to resolve problems that cannot be replicated in a Supported Configuration. However, if the problem can be replicated in a Supported Configuration, we will investigate the problem in that Supported Configuration and attempt to resolve it. If the problem cannot be replicated in a Supported Configuration, then Symantec has no obligation to investigate or attempt to resolve the problem.

What's New
This document reflects updates for Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 2: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225093.
• Oracle 12c for Windows and Linux is supported.
• RHEL 6.6 is supported. (AOFO is not currently supported.)
• RHEL 7.0 is supported. (AOFO is not currently supported.)
• SLES 12 is supported. (AOFO is not currently supported.)
• Oracle Linux 7 is supported. (AOFO is not currently supported.)

Introduction | Getting Started | Backup Exec Server Operating System Compatibility | Agent Operating System Compatibility | Agent for Applications and Databases Compatibility | Agent for VMware and Hyper-V Compatibility | Backup Exec Upgrade Compatibility | Backup Exec Feature Specific Compatibility | 3rd Party Software Compatibility | End-of-Life information

Getting Started

Backup Exec Documentation

ItemLocation
Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guidehttp://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7418
Backup Exec Command Line Interface Help Downloadhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7419
Backup Exec 2014 Tuning and Performance Guidehttp://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5481
Backup Exec 2014 Readmehttp://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7420
Backup Exec 2014 Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214803
What’s Different in Backup Exec 2014http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5216

Supported languages for the Backup Exec

• Backup Exec supports only the following languages. No other combination of Backup Exec and operating system language configurations are tested or qualified.

Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Minimum System Requirements

ItemsRequirements
Operating System You cannot install a Backup Exec server on a computer that runs the Windows Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008/2012. You can only install the Backup Exec Agent for Windows on Server Core computers.

On the computers that run Windows 2003, ensure that those computers have Windows Imaging Component installed before you install Backup Exec 2014. Windows Imaging Component is required to install Backup Exec 2014.

See the Microsoft website for more information on downloading and installing Windows Imaging Component.

You cannot install SQL Express or SQL Server 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. When you install Backup Exec on an RODC computer you must select a remote SQL instance for the Backup Exec Database.

For Windows Server 2012 and later computers, you cannot install Backup Exec or the Agent for Windows on a volume that is enabled for deduplication in Windows or a ReFS volume.
Additional application support
Internet BrowserInternet Explorer 7.0 or later
ProcessorIntel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible
Screen resolution800 x 600
Default instance database repositorySQL Express 2008 R2 SP2
MemoryRequired: 1GB RAM above the operating system's requirements for the exclusive use by Backup Exec.

Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance)

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 documentation for instructions on how to view or set the paging file size.

For memory requirements for the Deduplication Option, you should review the topic 'Requirements for the Deduplication Option' in the Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide.
Installation disk space1.26 GB (Typical installation)

1.91 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 525 MB is required for SQL Express. Any disk storage that you use also requires additional space.
Other HardwareThe following hardware is recommended:
• Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card
• CD/DVD drive
• A mouse
Storage HardwareYou can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives.

You can find a list of compatible types of storage at the following URL:

http://entsupport.symantec.com/umi/V-269-2

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.

Certifications

NameSource
Certified for Windows ServerClick to view a list of Backup Exec Windows Logo certifications: http://windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1372&cpID=2038
FIPS 140-2Click to view the validation certificate: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140crt/140crt918.pdf

Backup Exec Server Operating System Compatibility

Windows Operating System Compatibility

Notes:
Backup Exec 2014 Small Business Edition and Backup Exec Quickstart Edition are compatible with all supported Windows Operating Systems that are listed in the following sections.

Microsoft

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Microsoft - Windows Essential Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Essential Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Essential Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2003 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003 R2Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008FoundationSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2FoundationSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Storage ServerSP1x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2012

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012Storage Server x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012 R2Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Storage Server x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32
Windows Small Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2011

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2011Essentials x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011EssentialsSP1x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-on x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-onSP1x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Standard x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011StandardSP1x86-64

Agent Operating System Compatibility

Agent for Windows Compatibility

Notes:
• Backup Exec 12.5, 2010, 2010 R2, 2010 R3, and 2012 Agents are backwards compatible with Backup Exec 2014 servers for the purpose of upgrades only. This configuration is not recommended or supported for extended periods. Every effort should be made to get all Backup Exec components to the same version as soon as possible.
• Any data that was previously backed up using the Intelligent Image Option can no longer be restored using Backup Exec 2014.

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Microsoft - Windows 7

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 7Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7EnterpriseSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Professional x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7ProfessionalSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Ultimate x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7UltimateSP1x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows 8

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 8Pro x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows 8.1

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8.1Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 8.1Pro x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Essential Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Essential Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Essential Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2003

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2003 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003 R2Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008CoreSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008FoundationSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2Core x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2CoreSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2FoundationSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Storage ServerSP1x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2012

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012Core x86-64
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012Storage Server x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012 R2Core x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Storage Server x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2011

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2011Essentials x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011EssentialsSP1x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-on x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-onSP1x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Standard x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011StandardSP1x86-64
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Microsoft - Windows Vista

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows VistaBusinessSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows VistaEnterpriseSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows VistaUltimateSP2x86-32, x86-64

Agent for Linux Compatibility

Notes:
• The Advanced Open File feature for Agent for Linux is supported only on select Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) platforms. Please refer to the RHEL and SLES footnotes to identify the supported versions.
• Some versions of Linux may require that you install the libstdc++.so.5 package. http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH52256

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Asianux Consortium

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Asianux [1]3.0 x86-32, x86-64
  • f26-1
  1. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
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Canonical

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Ubuntu10.04 x86-32, x86-64
Ubuntu11.10 x86-32, x86-64
Ubuntu12.04 x86-32, x86-64
Ubuntu12.10 x86-32, x86-64
Ubuntu14.04 x86-32, x86-64
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Citrix

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
XenServer5.0 x86-64
XenServer6.2 x86-64
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Debian

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
GNU/Linux6.0 x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux6.0.1x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux6.0.2x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux6.0.3x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0 x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0.1x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0.2x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0.3x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0.4x86-32, x86-64
GNU/Linux7.0.5x86-32, x86-64
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Novell

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1]2SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-1
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1][2][3]11 x86-64
  • f30-1
  • f30-2
  • f30-3
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1][2][3]11SP1x86-64
  • f30-1
  • f30-2
  • f30-3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [4][5][6][7]10SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-4
  • f30-5
  • f30-6
  • f30-7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [4][5][6][7]10SP4x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-4
  • f30-5
  • f30-6
  • f30-7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [4][5][6]11SP1x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-4
  • f30-5
  • f30-6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [4][5][6]11SP2x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-4
  • f30-5
  • f30-6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [5][8][9]11SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f30-5
  • f30-8
  • f30-9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [5][8][9]12 x86-64
  • f30-5
  • f30-8
  • f30-9
  1. Linux client-side deduplication and Advanced Open File Option are not supported on Open Enterprise Server (OES).
  2. File system support includes Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes.
  3. Groupwise 2012 is not supported.
  4. Advanced Open File Option for Linux file system support includes ext2, ext3, ext4 and ReiserFS.
  5. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
  6. File system support includes ext2, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, JFS, and VxFS.
  7. Supported with Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2.0 SP3, with Novell Storage Services (NSS) file system, NDS, GroupWise, and iFolder on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.
  8. Advanced Open File Option is not supported.
  9. File system support includes ext2, ext3, and ext4.
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Oracle

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Linux5 x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 1x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 2x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 3x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 4x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 5x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 6x86-32, x86-64
Linux5Update 7x86-32, x86-64
Linux6 x86-32, x86-64
Linux6Update 1x86-32, x86-64
Linux6Update 2x86-32, x86-64
Linux6Update 3x86-32, x86-64
Linux6Update 4x86-32, x86-64
Linux6Update 5x86-32, x86-64
Linux7 x86-64
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Red Hat

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4]5.0 (Advanced)Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (Advanced)Update 6x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (Advanced)Update 7x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (Advanced)Update 8x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (Advanced)Update 9x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [2][4][6]5.0 (Advanced)Update 10x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-2
  • f32-4
  • f32-6
Enterprise Linux [4][7]5.0 (Advanced)Update 11x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-4
  • f32-7
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4]5.0 (base)Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (base)Update 6x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (base)Update 7x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (base)Update 8x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]5.0 (base)Update 9x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [2][4][6]5.0 (base)Update 10x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-2
  • f32-4
  • f32-6
Enterprise Linux [4][7]5.0 (base)Update 11x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-4
  • f32-7
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]6.0Update 1x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]6.0Update 2x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]6.0Update 3x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4][5]6.0Update 4x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-1
  • f32-2
  • f32-3
  • f32-4
  • f32-5
Enterprise Linux [2][4][6][7]6.0Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-2
  • f32-4
  • f32-6
  • f32-7
Enterprise Linux [2][4][6][7]6.0Update 6x86-32, x86-64
  • f32-2
  • f32-4
  • f32-6
  • f32-7
Enterprise Linux [2][4][6][7]7.0 x86-64
  • f32-2
  • f32-4
  • f32-6
  • f32-7
  1. Advanced Open File Option for Linux file system support includes ext2, ext3, ext4 and ReiserFS.
  2. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
  3. File system support includes ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, JFS, VxFS.
  4. The Remote Agent for Linux Servers (RALUS) does not support Red Hat servers that have been installed using the 'minimal' installation option.
  5. File system support includes ext4.
  6. File system support includes ext2, ext3, and ext4.
  7. Advanced Open File Option is not supported.

Agent for Mac Compatibility

Notes:
• Single sign-on accounts for OS X are not supported. Local Linux accounts must be used for compatibility with Agent for Mac.

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Apple

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Mac OS X10.5 (Leopard).8x86-32, x86-64
Mac OS X [1][2][3]10.6 (Snow Leopard) x86-32, x86-64
  • f33-1
  • f33-2
  • f33-3
Mac OS X10.7 (Lion) x86-64
Mac OS X10.9 (Mavericks).2x86-64
  1. All Mac OS X 10.6 platforms are supported.
  2. Includes support for 64-bit, which means the ability to run a 32-bit binary on a chipset that supports the 64-bit instruction set.
  3. Workstation and Server

Remote Media Agent for Linux Compatibility


• The Advanced Open File feature for Remote Media Agent for Linux is supported only on select Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) platforms. Please refer to the RHEL and SLES footnotes to identify the supported versions.

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Asianux Consortium

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Asianux [1]3.0 x86-32, x86-64
  • f34-1
  1. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
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Novell

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1]2SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-1
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1]11 x86-64
  • f35-1
Open Enterprise Server (Linux) [1]11SP1x86-64
  • f35-1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [2]10SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [2]10SP4x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [2]11SP1x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [2]11SP2x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server [2][3][4]11SP3x86-32, x86-64
  • f35-2
  • f35-3
  • f35-4
  1. Linux client-side deduplication and Advanced Open File Option are not supported on Open Enterprise Server (OES).
  2. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
  3. Advanced Open File Option is not supported.
  4. File system support includes ext2, ext3, and ext4.
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Red Hat

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (Advanced)Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (Advanced)Update 6x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (Advanced)Update 7x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (Advanced)Update 8x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (Advanced)Update 9x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3]5.0 (Advanced)Update 10x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
  • f36-3
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (base)Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (base)Update 6x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (base)Update 7x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (base)Update 8x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]5.0 (base)Update 9x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3]5.0 (base)Update 10x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
  • f36-3
Enterprise Linux [1][2]6.0Update 1x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]6.0Update 2x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]6.0Update 3x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2]6.0Update 4x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
Enterprise Linux [1][2][3][4]6.0Update 5x86-32, x86-64
  • f36-1
  • f36-2
  • f36-3
  • f36-4
  1. Backup Exec client-side deduplication is supported for 64-bit Linux systems.
  2. The Remote Agent for Linux Servers (RALUS) does not support Red Hat servers that have been installed using the 'minimal' installation option.
  3. File system support includes ext2, ext3, and ext4.
  4. Advanced Open File Option is not supported.

Agent for Applications and Databases Compatibility

Notes:
• The Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers does not support multiple Oracle database versions that are installed on the same computer.
• Advanced Disk-based Option off-host backups of clustered Exchange databases in Exchange 2007/Exchange 2010 Clustering solutions are not supported.
• Legacy mailbox backups are no longer supported with any version of Exchange. This functionality has been replaced by the Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) feature.
• Backup Exec 2014 Small Business Edition only supports Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, Sharepoint, and Hyper-V. Any other application or database not specifically listed should be considered unsupported by Backup Exec Small Business Edition at this time.
• Backup Exec supports all editions of the Microsoft SQL Server versions even though they are not specifically listed.

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IBM

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.0 x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.0.1x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.0.2x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.5 x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.5.1x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.5.2x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Lotus Domino [1][2]8.5.3x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f37-1
  • f37-2
Domino9.0 x86-32, x86-64Windows
  1. 32-bit Lotus Domino installed on 64-bit systems is supported.
  2. Lotus Domino databases in NSF format is supported. (Lotus/DB2 database format is not supported)

Microsoft

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Microsoft - Exchange

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Exchange [1]2007SP3x86-64Windows
  • f38-1
Exchange [2][3]2010SP2x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
  • f38-3
Exchange [2][3]2010SP3x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
  • f38-3
Exchange [2]2013CU3x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
Exchange [2]2013CU5x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
Exchange [2]2013CU6x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
Exchange [2]2013SP1x86-64Windows
  • f38-2
  1. For Exchange 2007 running on Windows 2008. Please see the following TechNote for further details http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH51740. Symantec does not support installing Microsoft Office on the same server where the CDO/MAPI components are installed.
  2. Backup Exec does not support Microsoft Exchange Management role scopes.
  3. To back up Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, you must install Backup Exec on a Microsoft Windows 2008 SP2 64-bit server or newer.
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Microsoft - Office SharePoint Server

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Office SharePoint Server2007SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
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Microsoft - SharePoint Foundation

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
SharePoint Foundation2010SP1x86-64Windows
SharePoint Foundation2010SP2x86-64Windows
SharePoint Foundation2013 x86-64Windows
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Microsoft - SharePoint Server

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
SharePoint Server2010SP1x86-32, x86-64Windows
SharePoint Server2010SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
SharePoint Server [1]2013 x86-64Windows
  • f41-1
SharePoint Server [1]2013SP1x86-64Windows
  • f41-1
  1. SharePoint databases are not supported if the SharePoint server is configured to use a SQL Server 2014 instance.
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Microsoft - SQL Express

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
SQL Express2005SP4x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008SP4x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008 R2 x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008 R2SP1x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008 R2SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2008 R2SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2012 x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2012SP1x86-64Windows
SQL Express2012SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Express2014 x86-32, x86-64Windows
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Microsoft - SQL Server

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
SQL Server2005SP4x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008SP4x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008 R2 x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008 R2SP1x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008 R2SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server2008 R2SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
SQL Server [1][2]2012 x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f43-1
  • f43-2
SQL Server [1][2]2012SP1x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f43-1
  • f43-2
SQL Server [1][2]2012SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f43-1
  • f43-2
SQL Server [1][2]2014 x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f43-1
  • f43-2
  1. For "AlwaysOn Availability Groups”, the Full backup method is supported for the Primary Replica SQL instance, or the Full Copy backup method is supported for the Secondary Replica SQL instance. Backups and restores are not supported via the SQL Listener name. Please see the following TechNote for further details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH217146
  2. Mirroring and log shipping, only the primary nodes are supported.
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Microsoft - Windows Active Directory

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Windows Active Directory2003SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory2003 R2SP2x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory2008SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory2008 R2 x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory2008 R2SP1x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory2012 x86-64Windows
Windows Active Directory [1]2012 R2 x86-64Windows
  • f44-1
  1. Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory (AD) Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) is supported only with Backup Exec Servers on Windows 2012 R2 operating systems. Please see the following TechNote for further details http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH201411.
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Microsoft - Windows SharePoint Services

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Windows SharePoint Services3.0SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
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Oracle

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]10g x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]10gR1x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]10gR2x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]11g x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]11gR1x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5][6]11gR2x86-32, x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  • f46-6
Database [1][2][3][4][5]12c x86-64Linux, Windows
  • f46-1
  • f46-2
  • f46-3
  • f46-4
  • f46-5
  1. Oracle Fail-safe is supported only on Windows.
  2. Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) support for Windows and Linux.
  3. Oracle versions Enterprise, Standard, Standard One, Lite, Express and Personal supported.
  4. Supported on all supported Windows and Linux versions.
  5. Supported with ASM, OCFS and all supported file systems by operating systems.
  6. The Oracle Agent does not run on 32-bit versions of Oracle installed on a 64-bit system.
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Symantec

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureOS
Enterprise Vault [1]9.0SP1x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]9.0SP2x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]9.0SP3x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]9.0SP4x86-32, x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]10.0 x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]10.0SP1x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]10.0SP2x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]10.0SP3x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1]10.0SP4x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
Enterprise Vault [1][2]11.0 x86-64Windows
  • f47-1
  • f47-2
  1. Backup Exec Migrator for Enterprise Vault is available for this version.
  2. Oracle 11.2.0.4g is supported, with the exception listed in http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH202099

Agent for VMware and Hyper-V Compatibility

Agent for Hyper-V Compatibility

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Microsoft

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Hyper-V Server2008 x86-64
Hyper-V Server2008SP1x86-64
Hyper-V Server2008SP2x86-64
Hyper-V Server2008 R2 x86-64
Hyper-V Server2008 R2SP1x86-64
Hyper-V Server2012 x86-64
Hyper-V Server [1]2012 R2 x86-64
  • f48-1
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Core x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2CoreSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2012Core x86-64
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Core x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012 R2Standard x86-64
  1. VSS writers report as failed on a Windows Server 2003-based or Windows Server 2008-based virtual machine. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2952783
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Hyper-V: Partition / Volume Structure

ConfigurationSupport
MBR – basic disksBoth application-level Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
MBR – dynamic disksGRT is not supported.
GPT – basic disksBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
GPT – dynamic disksGRT is not supported.
Windows Storage SpacesGRT is not supported.
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Hyper-V: File System Support

ConfigurationSupport
NTFSBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
FATBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
ReFSBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported, if the Backup Exec server uses the same version or a later version of the operating system that the guest uses.
Windows Data Deduplication Role/FeatureBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported, if the Backup Exec server uses the same version or a later version of the operating system that the guest uses, and if the Windows Deduplication Role/Feature is enabled on the Backup Exec server.
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Hyper-V: VM Disk Structure

ConfigurationSupport
Pass-Through DiskThe data on the pass-through disk is not backed up.  File/folder-level GRT is attempted. Application-level GRT is not attempted.
Fibre Channel AdapterThe data on the Fibre Channel Adapter is not backed up.  File/folder-level GRT is attempted. Application-level GRT is not attempted.
Shared vhd/vhdx filesThe data on the shared vhdx file is not backed up.  File/folder-level GRT is attempted. Application-level GRT is not attempted.
The virtual machine is protected with an offline backupThe data is protected, but it is not application-consistent.  File/folder-level GRT is attempted. Application-level GRT is not attempted.
SMB (Server Message Block) network protocolThe data on the SMB is not backed up. File/folder-level GRT is attempted. Application-level GRT is not attempted.

Agent for VMware Compatibility

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VMware

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
ESX4.0 x86-64
ESX4.0Update 1x86-64
ESX4.0Update 2x86-64
ESX4.0Update 3x86-64
ESX4.0Update 4x86-64
ESX4.1 x86-64
ESX4.1Update 1x86-64
ESX4.1Update 2x86-64
ESX4.1Update 3x86-64
ESXi [1]4.0 x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.0Update 1x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.0Update 2x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.0Update 3x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.0Update 4x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.1 x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.1Update 1x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.1Update 2x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi [1]4.1Update 3x86-64
  • f52-1
ESXi5.0 x86-64
ESXi5.0Update 1x86-64
ESXi5.0Update 2x86-64
ESXi5.0Update 3x86-64
ESXi5.1 x86-64
ESXi5.1Update 1x86-64
ESXi5.1Update 2x86-64
ESXi5.5 x86-64
ESXi5.5Update 1x86-64
ESXi5.5Update 2x86-64
  1. Backups or restores are not supported for NBDSSL (Network Block Device Secure Socket Layer) transport modes.
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VMware: Virtual Center Compatibility

NameVersionService Pack
vCenter Server4.0
vCenter Server4.0Update 1
vCenter Server4.0Update 2
vCenter Server4.0Update 3
vCenter Server4.0Update 4
vCenter Server4.1
vCenter Server4.1Update 1
vCenter Server4.1Update 2
vCenter Server4.1Update 3
vCenter Server5.0
vCenter Server5.0Update 1
vCenter Server5.0Update 2
vCenter Server5.0Update 3
vCenter Server5.1
vCenter Server5.1Update 1
vCenter Server5.1Update 2
vCenter Server5.5
vCenter Server5.5Update 1
vCenter Server5.5Update 2
vCenter Server Appliance5.0
vCenter Server Appliance5.0Update 1
vCenter Server Appliance5.0Update 2
vCenter Server Appliance5.0Update 3
vCenter Server Appliance5.1
vCenter Server Appliance5.1Update 1
vCenter Server Appliance5.1Update 2
vCenter Server Appliance5.5
vCenter Server Appliance5.5Update 1
vCenter Server Appliance5.5Update 2
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VMware: Partition / Volume Structure

ConfigurationSupport
MBR - basic disksBoth application-level Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
MBR - dynamic disksSupports GRT of all dynamic volume types, except RAID 5.
GPT - basic disksGRT is not supported.
GPT - dynamic disksGRT is not supported.
Windows Storage SpacesGRT is not supported.
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VMware: File System Support

ConfigurationSupport
NTFSBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
FATBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported.
ReFSBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported, if the Backup Exec server uses the same version or a later version of the operating system that the guest uses.
Windows Data Deduplication Role/FeatureBoth application-level GRT and file/folder-level GRT are supported, if the Backup Exec server uses the same version or a later version of the operating system that the guest uses, and if the Windows Deduplication Role/Feature is enabled on the Backup Exec server.
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VMware: VM Disk Structure

ConfigurationSupport
RDM disks - virtual compatibility modeThe data on the virtual compatibility mode RDM disk is backed up.  GRT is not attempted. The virtual compatibility mode RDM disk cannot be restored. Perform a redirected restore to restore data on the virtual compatibility mode RDM disk.
RDM disks - physical compatibility mode or independent disksThe data on the physical compatibility mode RDM disk is not backed up. All other disks are backed up.  GRT is not attempted.

Backup Exec Upgrade Compatibility

Upgrade and Rolling Upgrade Compatibility

Notes:
Features or requirements that are no longer supported by Backup Exec may affect your ability to restore backed-up resources. Please review the section titled 'Features or requirements no longer supported by Backup Exec' in this document, or in this technote: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH178552

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Direct upgrade to Backup Exec 2014

NameVersionService Pack
Backup Exec for Windows Server [1]12.5All Service Packs
  • f57-1
Backup Exec for Windows Servers2010All Service Packs
Backup Exec for Windows Servers2010 R2All Service Packs
Backup Exec for Windows Servers2010 R3All Service Packs
Backup Exec2012All Service Packs
  1. To upgrade versions of Backup Exec prior to 12.5 to Backup Exec 2014, you must first upgrade to Backup Exec 12.5/2010/2012.
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Agent versions that can be temporarily used with Backup Exec 2014

NameVersionService Pack
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]12.5All Service Packs
  • f58-1
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]2010All Service Packs
  • f58-1
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]2010 R2All Service Packs
  • f58-1
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]2010 R3All Service Packs
  • f58-1
Backup Exec [1]2012All Service Packs
  • f58-1
  1. You can use previous versions of an Agent with Backup Exec during a rolling upgrade. A warning message is displayed in the job log when previous versions of an Agent are used, but backups and restores can continue normally. New features are disabled until you upgrade the Agent to the same version as the Backup Exec server.
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Temporarily Manage Backup Exec Servers with Backup Exec 2014

NameVersionService Pack
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]2010 R3SP3
  • f59-1
Backup Exec for Windows Servers [1]2010 R3SP4
  • f59-1
Backup Exec [1]2012SP2
  • f59-1
Backup Exec [1]2012SP3
  • f59-1
Backup Exec [1]2012SP4 + Hotfix 215906
  • f59-1
  1. You can perform rolling upgrades in the Backup Exec 2014 Central Admin Server Option (CASO) environment, which is included in the Enterprise Server Option. A rolling upgrade lets you upgrade the central administration server from the previous version to the current version first, and then upgrade the managed Backup Exec servers from the previous version to the current version over a period of time. A warning message is displayed in the job log when previous versions of a server are used, but backups and restores can continue normally. New features are disabled until you upgrade the version of all of the Backup Exec servers.

Backup Exec Feature Specific Compatibility

Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR)

Notes:
• The Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is only supported on Windows Server 2008 SP2 and later.
• If the Backup Exec server does not run on Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later, the Standalone Create Disaster Recovery Disk Wizard needs to be installed on a different machine running 2008 SP2 or later. This wizard guides you through the download and installation of the ADK. You can then create the recovery disk by connecting to a remote Backup Exec server or locally with the default options. For further details and instructions http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211137
• The Agent for Linux, Remote Media Agent for Linux, and the Agent for Mac do not support the Simplified Disaster Recovery feature.
• If the Backup Exec server on which you want to create the Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image does not have an internet connection, and does not have ADK installed, instructions are provided on how to install the ADK. You can then use the Create Simplified Disaster Recovery Disk Wizard to create the recovery disk.

Backup Exec Servers recoverable by SDR

Microsoft

Microsoft - Windows Essential Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Essential Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Essential Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2003 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003 R2Datacenter EditionSP2x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008FoundationSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2FoundationSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012Storage Server x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Datacenter x86-64
  • f65-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Essentials x86-64
  • f65-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Foundation x86-64
  • f65-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Standard x86-64
  • f65-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Storage Server x86-64
  • f65-1
  1. Requires Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 1 for support. For additional details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216178

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2011

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2011Essentials x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011EssentialsSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-on x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-onSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Standard x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011StandardSP1x86-32, x86-64

Agent for Windows recoverable by SDR

Microsoft

Microsoft - Windows 7

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 7Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7EnterpriseSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Professional x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7ProfessionalSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Ultimate x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7UltimateSP1x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows 8

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 8Pro x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows 8.1

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8.1 [1]Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
  • f70-1
Windows 8.1 [1]Pro x86-32, x86-64
  • f70-1
  1. Requires Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 1 for support. For additional details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216178

Microsoft - Windows Essential Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Essential Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Essential Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2003

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2003 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003 R2Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008CoreSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008FoundationSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2Core x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2CoreSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2FoundationSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012Core x86-64
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012Storage Server x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Datacenter x86-64
  • f77-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Essentials x86-64
  • f77-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Foundation x86-64
  • f77-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Standard x86-64
  • f77-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Storage Server x86-64
  • f77-1
  1. Requires Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 1 for support. For additional details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216178

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2011

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2011Essentials x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011EssentialsSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-on x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-onSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Standard x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011StandardSP1x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Vista

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows VistaBusinessSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows VistaEnterpriseSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows VistaUltimateSP2x86-32, x86-64

ISO Creation Supported by SDR

Microsoft

Microsoft - Windows 7

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 7Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7EnterpriseSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Professional x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7ProfessionalSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7Ultimate x86-32, x86-64
Windows 7UltimateSP1x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows 8

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
Windows 8Pro x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows 8.1

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 8.1 [1]Enterprise x86-32, x86-64
  • f83-1
Windows 8.1 [1]Pro x86-32, x86-64
  • f83-1
  1. Requires Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 1 for support. For additional details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216178

Microsoft - Windows Essential Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Essential Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Essential Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008Datacenter EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008FoundationSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Datacenter EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012Datacenter x86-64
Windows Server 2012Essentials x86-64
Windows Server 2012Foundation x86-64
Windows Server 2012Standard x86-64
Windows Server 2012Storage Server x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 R2

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Datacenter x86-64
  • f88-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Essentials x86-64
  • f88-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Foundation x86-64
  • f88-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Standard x86-64
  • f88-1
Windows Server 2012 R2 [1]Storage Server x86-64
  • f88-1
  1. Requires Backup Exec 2014 Service Pack 1 for support. For additional details: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216178

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2008

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2008PremiumSP2x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2008StandardSP2x86-32, x86-64

Microsoft - Windows Small Business Server 2011

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Small Business Server 2011Essentials x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011EssentialsSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-on x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Premium Add-onSP1x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011Standard x86-32, x86-64
Windows Small Business Server 2011StandardSP1x86-32, x86-64

Convert to Virtual

Notes:
• The Convert to Virtual feature supports both Hyper-V and VMware ESX environments.
• Windows Server 2008 SP2 is not supported as a target Hyper-V host for the virtual machine. The target machine must be running Windows Server 2008 R2, or later.
• For the Convert to Virtual feature, conversion of Fibre Channel disk devices (not used as Windows volumes), USB devices, Removable disks, and ISCI disks are not supported. Both Hyper-V and VMware have these limitations.
• VMware Converter does not convert GPT disks.

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Supported Operating Systems

Versionx32bitx64bit
Windows Server 2003 [1]SupportedSupported
  • f91-1
Windows Server 2003 R2 [1]SupportedSupported
  • f91-1
Windows Server 2008SupportedSupported
Windows Server 2008 R2 [2]N/ASupported
  • f91-2
Windows Server 2012N/ASupported
Windows Server 2012 R2N/ASupported
  1. Windows 2003 SP2 or later required
  2. Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or later required
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Supported Applications

Namex32bitx64bit
Exchange 2007N/ASupported
Exchange 2010N/ASupported
Exchange 2013N/ASupported
SQL 2005 [1]SupportedSupported
  • f92-1
SQL 2008SupportedSupported
SQL 2008 R2SupportedSupported
SQL 2012SupportedSupported
Active Directory 2003SupportedSupported
Active Directory 2008SupportedSupported
Active Directory 2008 R2N/ASupported
Active Directory 2012N/ASupported
Active Directory 2012 R2N/ASupported
  1. Requires SQL Server/Express 2005 SP4

Backup Exec Archiving Option

Notes:
• File system archiving cannot be done from the Windows 2008 SP2 cluster shares. However, it can be done from the Windows 2008 R2 cluster shares.
• Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option cannot be installed on the Windows Small Business Server or on the Exchange Server.
• Exchange mailbox archiving can be done from Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010 SP3 servers.
• Archiving cannot be completed with backups created using Virtual Agents (Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Server Agents and Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure).

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Supported Server Operating Systems

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32bit
Windows Server 2003 R2Enterprise EditionSP2x86-64bit
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-32bit
Windows Server 2003 R2Standard EditionSP2x86-64bit
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-64bit
Windows Server 2008Enterprise EditionSP2x86-32bit
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-64bit
Windows Server 2008Standard EditionSP2x86-32bit
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise Editionx86-64bit
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard Editionx86-64bit
Windows Server 2008 R2Enterprise EditionSP1x86-64bit
Windows Server 2008 R2Standard EditionSP1x86-64bit
Windows Small Business Server 2008 [1]Premiumx86-64bit
  • f93-1
Windows Small Business Server 2008 [1]Standardx86-64bit
  • f93-1
  1. Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option cannot be installed on the Windows Small Business Server or on the Exchange Server
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Supported Client Operating Systems

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows VistaSP2x86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 7x86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 7SP1x86-32bit, x86-64bit
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Supported Outlook Versions for Exchange Mailbox Archiving option on the Backup Exec server

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Microsoft Outlook [1]2007SP2x86-32bit, x86-64bit
  • f95-1
  1. Requires Outlook 2007 SP2 and Microsoft hotfix kb968858

Note:
• For Windows server 2008, Backup Exec automatically installs IIS. You must install IIS and World Wide Web Publishing Service on Windows Server 2003.
• Outlook 2010 is not supported with the Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option.

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Supported Client Outlook Versions for using Virtual Vault

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Microsoft Outlook2007SP2x86-32bit, x86-64bit
Microsoft Outlook2010x86-32bit, x86-64bit

Remote Admin Console (RAC)

Notes:
The Remote Administrator Console can be installed on any operating system listed in the "Backup Exec 2014 Server - Operating System Compatibility" section and on any operating systems listed in the following table.

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Additional Operating System Compatibility

NameVersionService PackCPU Architecture
Windows 7Enterprisex86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 7Ultimatex86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 7Professionalx86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 8Prox86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 8Enterprisex86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 8.1Prox86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows 8.1Enterprisex86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows VistaProfessionalx86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows VistaUltimatex86-32bit, x86-64bit
Windows VistaBusinessx86-32bit, x86-64bit

Backup Exec Database Compatibility

• This section represents the databases that Backup Exec can use as a repository.
• Backup Exec installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with SP2 components.
• If you already have a compatible SQL instance running on your network, you can have Backup Exec use that instance.
• Following are compatible versions of SQL:

NameVersionService Pack
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2005SP4
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2008SP3
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2008 R2
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2008 R2SP1
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2008 R2SP2
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2008 R2SP3
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2012
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2012SP1
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2012SP2
Microsoft SQL Server and Express2014

Backup Exec Management Command Line Interface

Note:
• BEMCLI is installed with Backup Exec and replaces BEMCMD.

Requirements to run BEMCLI:

• Windows PowerShell V2 or V3

• .NET 3.5 or 4.0

• PowerShell's execution policy must set to a value that is less restrictive than Restricted (e.g. AllSigned). For more information, see Get-Help Set-ExecutionPolicy.

Exchange GRT restore to PST file

This feature allows a user to restore directly to a PST file from a GRT enabled backup of a Exchange database. The PST file must use Outlook friendly mailbox folder structure of being beneath the 'Top of Information Store' only. Sub-folder below this level are not supported.

Outlook versions required on the target server:

• 32-bit Outlook 2007

• 32-bit Outlook 2010

• Outlook 2013 is not supported.

• 64-bit Outlook clients in any version are not supported.

File naming convention:

• Restore creates PST file name which matches mailbox display name in UI

• File name collisions handled with '(n)' suffix. IE: John Smith [John Smith].pst and John Smith [John Smith](1).pst

File size limits:

• Outlook 2007 has 20 GB limit
• The maximum size of the .PST file is 20 GB. If the restore exceeds the size limit, the data is spanned across multiple .PST files which are numbered consecutively.
• When you restore multiple mailboxes in the same job, each mailbox that you restore has a PST file.

Microsoft articles on how to change PST file size limits:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336

Microsoft Outlook VersionsExchange 2007 32-bitExchange 2007 64-bitExchange 2010 64-bitExchange 2013 64-bit
Outlook 2007 32-bitSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
Outlook 2007 64-bitNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
Outlook 2010 32-bitSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
Outlook 2010 64-bitNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
Outlook 2013 32-bitNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
Outlook 2013 64-bitNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported

3rd Party Software Compatibility

32-bit and 64-bit Interoperability

Notes:
• The 32-bit Backup Exec server table illustrates interoperability between a 32-bit Backup Exec server and various remote systems and applications.
• The 64-bit Backup Exec server table illustrates interoperability between a 64-bit Backup Exec server and various remote systems and applications.
• If an agent or option is not listed in the tables below, it is supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit (64-bit) platforms.

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32-bit Backup Exec server

Agent32-bit Windows OS64-bit Windows OSLinux
Active Directory 2003SupportedSupportedN/A
Active Directory 2008SupportedSupportedN/A
Active Directory 2008 R2N/ASupportedN/A
Active Directory 2012N/ASupportedN/A
Active Directory 2012 R2N/ASupportedN/A
Lotus Domino/Notes [1]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f100-1
Microsoft Exchange 2007Not SupportedNot SupportedN/A
Microsoft Exchange 2010N/ANot SupportedN/A
Microsoft Exchange 2013N/ANot SupportedN/A
Microsoft SharePoint 2007 [2]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f100-2
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 [2]N/ASupportedN/A
  • f100-2
Microsoft SharePoint 2013N/ASupportedN/A
Microsoft SQL 2005 [3]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f100-3
Microsoft SQL 2008SupportedSupportedN/A
Microsoft SQL 2008 R2SupportedSupportedN/A
Microsoft SQL 2012SupportedSupportedN/A
OracleSupportedSupportedSupported
Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) [4]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f100-4
  1. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Backup Exec 2014 servers will back up 64-bit Domino server on a 64-bit OS. Note that a 32-bit Domino server installed on a 64-bit OS is also supported.
  2. SQL Server/Express 2008 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported as database backend servers.
  3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit SQL Server/Express 2005 is supported on Windows Server 2003 64-bit.
  4. FIPS 140-2 mode is supported only for 32-bit Windows platforms. Linux and Mac operating systems are not supported. 128 AES encryption is not supported in FIPS mode.
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64-bit Backup Exec server

Agent32-bit Windows OS64-bit Windows OSLinux
Active Directory 2003SupportedSupportedN/A
Active Directory 2008SupportedSupportedN/A
Active Directory 2008 R2N/ASupportedN/A
Active Directory 2012N/ASupportedN/A
Active Directory 2012 R2N/ASupportedN/A
Lotus Domino/Notes [1]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f101-1
Microsoft Exchange 2007 [2]Not SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f101-2
Microsoft Exchange 2010N/ASupportedN/A
Microsoft Exchange 2013N/ASupportedN/A
Microsoft SharePoint 2007 [3]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f101-3
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 [3]N/ASupportedN/A
  • f101-3
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 [3]N/ASupportedN/A
  • f101-3
Microsoft SQL 2005 [4]SupportedSupportedN/A
  • f101-4
Microsoft SQL 2008SupportedSupportedN/A
Microsoft SQL 2008 R2SupportedSupportedN/A
Microsoft SQL 2012N/ASupportedN/A
OracleSupportedSupportedSupported
Enterprise VaultN/ASupportedN/A
  1. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Backup Exec 2014 servers will back up 64-bit Domino server on a 64-bit OS. Note that a 32-bit Domino server installed on a 64-bit OS is also supported.
  2. If Backup Exec resides on a 32-bit Windows 2003 installation, the Exchange tools must be installed locally to back up Exchange 2007. CDO must be installed on the Exchange server to run GRT backup and restore jobs.
  3. SQL Server/Express 2008 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported as database backend servers.
  4. Both 32-bit and 64-bit SQL Server/Express 2005 are supported on Windows Server 2003 64-bit.

Cluster Support

For Windows operating systems, Backup Exec supports file share clusters for all supported versions and variations of Windows that feature cluster services (MSCS).

Note:
• File System Archiving cannot be done from the Windows 2008 cluster shares. Windows 2008 R2 cluster shares are required.

NameNotes
Microsoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft Cluster Server
Microsoft SQL Server 2008Microsoft Cluster Server
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2Microsoft Cluster Server
Microsoft SQL Server 2012Microsoft Cluster Server
Microsoft Exchange 2007CCR, LCR, SCC, Microsoft Cluster Server [1]
  • f102-1
Microsoft Exchange 2010DAG [2]
  • f102-2
Microsoft Exchange 2013DAG [2]
  • f102-2
IBM Lotus Domino 8Microsoft Cluster Server
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5Microsoft Cluster Server
IBM Domino 9Microsoft Cluster Server
OracleSupported with RAC, Microsoft Cluster Server and FailSafe.
  1. If Backup Exec resides on a 32-bit Windows 2003 installation, the Exchange tools must be installed locally to back up Exchange 2007. CDO must be installed on the Exchange server to run GRT backup and restore jobs.
  2. Window Enterprise Edition is still required since a DAG (Database Availability Group) still uses pieces of Windows Failover Clustering.

End-of-Life information

Features and requirements no longer supported by Backup Exec

EOL Notice: These operating systems, backward compatibility for restores, and rolling upgrades, third-party software applications, and Symantec products are no longer supported for use with this version of Backup Exec for Windows.
• The Version EOL Started identifies the version of Backup Exec that no longer provides the support and includes all subsequent releases.

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Backup Exec Server Operating System Compatibility

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Microsoft Windows XPAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Windows Server 2003 [1]All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
  • f103-1
Unified Data Storage Server 2003All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows Small Business Server 2003All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
  1. Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 is supported.
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Microsoft - Agent for Windows Servers

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Windows XPAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows 2000All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Unified Data Storage Server 2003All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows Small Business Server 2003All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
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Microsoft - Agents for Applications and Databases

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Exchange Server2003All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
SharePoint Portal Server2003All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Windows SharePoint Services2.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
SQL FilegroupsAll VersionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
SQL Server7.0All Service Packsx86-32bitBackup Exec 2012
SQL Server and Express2000All Service Packsx86-32Backup Exec 2014
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Other - Agents for Databases and Applications

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
DB2All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Lotus Domino7.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Enterprise Vault7.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Enterprise Vault8.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
SAPAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Oracle Database9iAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
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Netware - Agent for Netware

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Netware: includes OFO and IDRAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
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Apple - Agent for Mac

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
MAC OS X10.4 (Tiger)All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
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Linux - Remote Media Agent for Linux

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Asianux2.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): Advanced and Base4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): Advanced and Base4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
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Linux - Agent for Linux

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
SolarisAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Asianux2.0All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): Advanced and Base4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL)4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Debian4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Debian5.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Ubuntu7.10, 8.10All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Ubuntu8.04, 10.10, 11.04All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Miracle3.x, 4.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Red Flag4.x, 5.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
VMware ESX/ESXi3.5All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
CitrixPresentation ServerAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
CitrixMetaframe XPa/e/sAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
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Backup Exec Features

NameVersion EOL Started
Pager NotificationsBackup Exec 2012
Printer NotificationsBackup Exec 2012
MAPI/VIM NotificationsBackup Exec 2012
Net Send NotificationsBackup Exec 2012
Notification Time WindowBackup Exec 2012
Veritas Replication Exec(VRE)Backup Exec 2012
Daily Working SetBackup Exec 2012
One Button Disaster RecoveryBackup Exec 2012
BemCmd (replaced by BemCli)Backup Exec 2012
Tape Device Configuration WizardBackup Exec 2012
SQL File Group supportBackup Exec 2012
Legacy Exchange mailbox methodBackup Exec 2012
BERetrieveBackup Exec 2012
Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR)Backup Exec 2012
Symantec Online Storage Backup ExecBackup Exec 2012
Backup Exec Cloud Storage for NirvanixBackup Exec 2014
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Symantec Products

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS)All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec Infrastructure Manager (BEIM)All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop option (DLO)All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows FlashSnap (VSF)All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows High Availability (VCS)All Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Symantec Backup Exec for Microsoft Essentials Business ServerAll Versions and EditionsAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
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3rd Party Compatibility

NameVersionService PackCPU ArchitectureVersion EOL Started
Internet Explorer6.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2012
Microsoft Operations Manager2005All Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Samba2.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014
Samba3.xAll Service Packsx86-32, x86-64Backup Exec 2014