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Making Backup Easier with Intelligent Backup

Created: 16 Jan 2012 • Updated: 19 Jan 2012 • 7 comments
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Have you ever seen pictures of the control room in a power generation plant? It’s an entire wall of dials, knobs, and gauges, all telling you important bits of information about the system.  That’s great – and probably necessary! – if your only job was to manage that power plant.  But as an IT professional, you have lots of daily jobs; some of you manage Exchange, SQL Server, firewalls, security, storage, servers, you name it.  Backup and recovery might be only one of the many jobs you do on a daily basis.  And here at Symantec, we don’t want your backup application to be like that power plant – we want you to be able to sit down, do what you need to do, and get on with your day. 

Backup Exec has an entirely new user interface.  You’re going to like it – it’s simpler, more intuitive, and much easier to navigate.  We’ve also taken a lot of time to keep all those great features you are used to in previous versions of Backup Exec – so this interface is going to appeal to the new Backup Exec user and the seasoned professional.  At-a-glance status is easily available in Backup Exec 2012, both from servers you are protecting and from the storage you are using to store your backups.  The latest version of Backup Exec is just a cleaner, more intuitive way to manage your backup and recovery environment.

We’ve also included a new way to create and manage backup jobs and policies.  No longer do you need an advanced degree in Data Protection to set up disk-to-disk-to-tape backups or replicate data between sites – the new Backup Stages feature shows you, in graphical detail, how your backup data will be transferred, when it will be backed up, and where it’s going to be transferred to.

Speaking of backups, how many of you just want to create backups to protect your critical servers and applications without any headaches?  How many of you would rather not pore over every detail of application backups?  Well, if that sounds like you, Backup Exec has made it much easier for you to set up backup jobs, because we have included some seriously intelligent defaults - based off our own expertise in data protection and by taking the most successful backup configurations from our customers and partners - and building them into Backup Exec.  If you want to get into the nuts and bolts of backup job creation, however, Backup Exec has all the same great features and customizability you have used before – so you have the right tools to get the job done.

With Backup Exec, we’ve also stepped up our “telemetry” program – gathering non-personally identifiable information from our customers and partners who choose to participate in the program.  This gives us invaluable intelligence about how backups and restores are working in the field, and we have used that information extensively to make Backup Exec the easiest to use, full-featured data protection application for physical or virtual environments on the market.

Be one of the first to find out what other new ground breaking backup and recovery features are coming soon in Backup Exec. Visit the Countdown to Better Backup web site here: http://bit.ly/yenx3z

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Linas's picture

when will this mistery product be avalable?

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Linas's picture

I read testimonials about how it saved them time by using the new Product

And I am tired of the “control room in a power generation plant? It’s an entire wall of dials, knobs, and gauges, all telling you important bits of information about the system”:

Interface of Backup Exec 2010

I want the new Backup Exec 2012 When?

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Linas's picture

Can we get an estimate second quarter 3rd 4th next year?

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Swathi Turlapaty's picture

Linas, Bakup Exec 2012 is now available for upgrade. Check www.symantec.com/backup-exec for more details.

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I  put my current Serial number in at file connect and all i get is Symantec Backup Exec 2010 - Multilingual

i am current and upto date till 24-Jan-2013

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I am really annoyed why I have to ask when a new product is available and spend time calling support to find out how to get the newest software trying to wait for Symantec dial up speed to download the product

 

No documentation just an iso how up upgrade my existing version to the new version

What is the minimum version do I have to be at to upgrade?

Will my existing backup jobs still work on the new version or will I have to recreate?

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