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Backup Exec

First Availability for the gold build of Backup Exec 2012

Created: 03 Jan 2012 • Updated: 28 May 2014 • 2 comments
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(EDITED 2012-01-30: Changed to state the download is now available and highlighted the available video download)

The gold build of Backup Exec 2012 is now available for immediate download as part of the First Availability program. If you have maintenance for Backup Exec (or are a partner) then you can sign-up using the following link:

Backup Exec 2012 - First Availability

Below are some of the key new feature capabilities:

New User Experience

  • Resource-centric management, with a focus on management by exception and ease of deployment
  • Easy data lifecycle management
  • Simplified Scheduling
  • Simplified restore experience – Restore Wizards help you decide what, when, and how to restore applications and data
  • Storage Management Improvements – Graphical visibility into backup storage capacity and utilization

Disaster Recovery

  • Simplified Disaster Recovery - Bare Metal recovery from CD/DVD
  • Virtual Conversions: Conversions of physical machines and backups to Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines

There is also a short video included to help give you an overview of the bigger improvements.