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Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Blueprint - Deduplication

Created: 18 Jul 2014 • Updated: 14 Aug 2014
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The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".

These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how Backup Exec solves these challenges.

Each Blueprint consists of:

  • Pain Points: What challenges customers face
  • Whiteboard: Shows how Backup Exec solves the customer challenges
  • Recommended Configuration: Shows recommended installation
  • Do’s: Gives detailed configurations suggested by Symantec
  • Don'ts: What configurations & pitfalls customers should avoid
  • Advantages: Summarizes the Backup Exec advantages

It’s wonder we manage to do anything given the amount of information we need to process. As a consequence we are now facing a greater threat – too much information. How are we meant to keep up with this deluge of information?

This all means that customers need to keep their backup solutions and strategies reviewed and up-to-date; and the need to ensure that backup is being managed and carried out effectively is growing.

Symantec Backup Exec delivers comprehensive and reliable backup and recovery for any IT environment. Organisations can chose from a range of offerings, traditional software for both virtual and physical environments, cloud backup solutions, as well as a specific edition for small businesses.

Backup Exec Agents and Options enhance and extend platform and feature support for backup environments for Microsoft applications, virtual environments as well as storage reduction or optimisation technologies.

Key benefits of Backup Exec include the ability to:

  • Reduce business downtime
  • Eliminate complexity
  • Spend less time managing backups
  • Ensure critical information on virtual or physical systems is always protected
  • Restore data in seconds
  • Reduce storage and management costs
  • Optimise network utilisation
  • Eliminate redundant additional backup jobs
  • Provide granular recovery of data for applications and databases

With more and more companies adopting virtualisation technologies organisations need to protect both virtual and physical environments with a single backup tool. It makes sense to use a solution that provides granular recovery from a single pass backup, saving time, money and any amount of effort – don’t use separate tools, it turns the recovery process into a nightmare!

Optimising storage to reduce overall storage capacity can be done through integrated archiving and deduplication. Archiving moves old data to a separate store so you don’t have to backup the same data day-in, day-out – forever. Deduplication only backs up data (at a block level) once, using a pointer to the unique data. You can reduce the backup window dramatically with both archiving and data deduplication.

The protection of Microsoft Applications is an inherently challenging process that becomes more difficult as the databases grow and the demands on its online availability increases, further limiting the time available for backup and recovery operations. Granular Recovery of Exchange, SQL and Active Directory from a single pass backup makes it easy and efficient to identify and recover only those objects needed.

Help is at hand with the new, modern Backup Exec range designed to adapt for any business to easily protect increasing amounts of data, whatever the environment, while reducing storage and management costs through integrated deduplication and archiving technology.

You can use this Blueprint to better understand Backup Exec's deduplication technologoe and the Deduplication Option - please download from the link below.