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Backup Exec Beta - Important Update #2

Created: 16 Apr 2014 • Updated: 26 Jun 2014 • 13 comments
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*** May 19, 2014: *** A new update is now available at: http://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2014-ga-date-confirmed

*** May 8, 2014: *** We thank you for your overwhelmingly positive response to the Backup Exec 2014 Beta program. The Beta will close tomorrow. We greatly appreciate your continued support. ***

For those of you accepted into the Backup Exec 2014 Beta program, a new build is now available for download. Participants will receive an email notification from SymBeta. If you are part of the Beta program and have not received it, please log into your SymBeta account and check your download section. Due to an overwhelming response, we are not able to accept any new registrations for the Beta program at this time. 

With the new build now available, we have officially begun the countdown to the end of our Beta program. I would like to personally thank our Beta participants for taking the time to evaluate Backup Exec 2014 and for the helpful feedback. Your involvement is fundamental in helping us ensure that Backup Exec 2014 is rock solid before we reach general availability (GA). Below are just a few of the many positive comments we have received to date:

  • “Personally, I’m over the moon with the performance improvements.”
  • “Can’t believe Backup Exec 2014 is a Beta product. It’s as close to an RTM product as you can get.”
  • “Positive changes in the UI – much cleaner with well needed mechanisms. Multiple resources per job was a nice cherry on top.”

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress. Thank you for your support.

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CraigV's picture

...good news!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

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JavierTI_'s picture

hi Brian,
i dont able of see the download, however i  have a account of SymBeta.

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Elias AbuGhazaleh's picture

Javier,

Please send an email to bebeta@symantec.com with your SymBETA username and we can verify that the download information for BETA2 was sent to you and/or we can ensure it is re-sent.

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Free's picture

Does anybody know when the RTM /GA will be available?

 

Thanks.

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Colin Weaver's picture

Pending results from the beta the schedule announced in this blog currently remains the same

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2012-r2-update-news-about-windows-server-2012-r2-support-and-target-ga

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Free's picture

Thanks Colin.

Very disappointing..sad

is there a chance to get only agent for WS2012R2 and keep the BE2012?

 

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Colin Weaver's picture

Sorry but what you are asking for is forward compatibility (Client is newer than server) and as such no that is not part of the design of BE 2012 to work with any future BE client versions. We do have some backward compatibility functionality for rolling updates (where server is 1 or 2 versions newer than the client)

You need BE 2014 (on release) in order to protect WS2012R2.

 

 

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Mark532010's picture

we have officially begun the countdown to the end of our Beta program.

can you give any timeline information? I am scheduled to rebuild all of our servers in a couple of months and I would hate to have to build them as 2012 instead of R2 because they cant be backed up for a month.

 

nevermind, saw the link you provided..late 2nd quarter, early 3rd.. might be able to make it...maybe

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Dawid Koscielny's picture

Will Symantec Backup Exec 2014 have any Cloud Storage option? There was Nirvanix, but right now, nothing?

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Amy Dugdale's picture

@ Dawid Koscielny - for Backup Exec 2012, which is currently available, we offer a plug-in that allows for cloud storage using Quantum Q Cloud. We hope to have more info to share on Backup Exec 2014 cloud storage capabilities soon.

 

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Sh@wn's picture

Hello, I am curious - we need to purchase this GA version as soon as it becomes available. How can we obtain pricing information?  Or, if we purchase the current version, will we be able to upgrade?

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Amy Dugdale's picture

@ Sh@wn - if you purchase the current version, you will be able to upgrade. Please send me a private message if I can do anything else to help. 

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JavierTI_'s picture

hello, 
the list of software and hardware compatibility of new version, could share. 

Thank you.

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