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Backup Exec Beta programs

Created: 03 Oct 2011 • Updated: 28 May 2014 • 14 comments
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UPDATE (12/9): The VMware plug-in and Cloud Services Beta/UAT programs have ended and are now in GA (General Availability). The Kaseya plug-in is in the First Availability (FA) cycle and you can sign up for that program here:
Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya - First Availability

There are a few Beta programs tied to the Backup Exec product line currently in play and that still have some openings (each link provides lots more detail in addition to providing the sign-up opportunity):

Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Vmware - Auto-recovery (URL removed) Beta (integration with ApplicationHA - High Availability product line)

Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya - Beta (URL removed) - Advanced Remote Monitoring & Management for Backup Exec 2010 R3 servers

Cloud Services for Backup Exec 2010 R3 - Release Candidate (URL removed) Private Cloud opportunity geared towards Managed Service Providers and Branch Office WAN setups

If you have any questions you wish to ask beyond the detail provided at each link before you sign-up, don't hesitate to email me via your Connect account messaging options.

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RobertsonEricW's picture

We have a client that currently uses Backup Exec as part of their enterprise backup/archival process. We have sold a system to them that is based on the OpenVMS operating system. Symantec does not currently provide a Backup Exec agent for this operating system and the client cannot afford the cost of replacing Backup Exec with NetBackup (which does have OpenVMS support) and recertifying their backup/archival process. So, I was wondering whether it was possible to work with the Syamantec Backup Exec Developers to write an OpenVMS agent for Backup Exec to resolve this client's perdicament. Does Syamntec have an established process/program for working with third party developers to write agents for other Operating Systems that can work with the Windows based Backup Exec server?

Thanks in advance for any information you provide.

Eric

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Scott_Baker's picture

Eric I sent you a private message about your request.

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slu214's picture

I have a mixed architecture environment comprising 2 x windows servers running BackupExec v12.0 and 1 x OpenVMS server v8.4. Please can you advise whether I can install an agent on the OpenVMS server that will allow me to manage backups from (one of) the Windows servers?

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KenZhu's picture

i would like BE support Solaris ZFS. and linux file backup safety.

I test BE 2010 R3, if full backup in 11.3, after someone copy modify time 11.1 data to server. if you run BE increment or differential backup, 11.1 file could not backup to type.

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Scott_Baker's picture

Unfortunately BE doesn't support OpenVMS or any of the VAX, Alpha or Itanium platforms and we actually exited support for Itanium not too long ago.

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Scott_Baker's picture

Support for ZFS on Solaris is not on the roadmap. Would you be considering a Linux platform with ZFS in the future?

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DHood's picture

We are attempting to try the Backup Exec Plug-in for Kaseya, but get the following error on every Backup Exec page in Kaseya...

Unable to display Dashboard details. Please try after some time. 
Please check log for more detail.

Our Kaseya server listens on port 88 instead of the standard port 80 and we're guessing that is the problem.  Does anyone know how to change the settings to make this work with port 88?

Thanks in advance.

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James McKey's picture

Send me an email.

James McKey
Social Media Support Manager
Support Services

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ashwincs's picture

We use a custom port for kaseya web service and would like to know how to specify that to the Management Plug-in for Kaseya.

Cheers

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ashwincs's picture

We use a custom port for kaseya web service and would like to know how to specify that to the Management Plug-in for Kaseya.

Cheers

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trilogy's picture

Can you still get onto this Beta (the kaseya one I am interested in mainly)

We have a ton of Backup exec sites and monitoring is a serious pain.

Cheers

Michael

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James McKey's picture

I've edited this post to reflect that the Kaseya plug-in is now in the FA cycle and provided the link for signing up

James McKey
Social Media Support Manager
Support Services

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Guillaume TROOST's picture

Hello,

where can I found information to have a FA of BE 2012 for a customer in france.

thanks in advance.

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Backup.Admin's picture

I found this Tech note it would be useful for configure Kasyea TCP port,

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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