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Symantec System Recovery 2013 - Beta (Beta 1 phase)

Created: 29 Feb 2012 • Updated: 01 Mar 2012 • 3 comments
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The primary focus of this early Beta phase (there will be a 2nd phase later this year) is to focus on the new Smart-reconcile capability:

  • Provides Symantec System Recovery with the smart-reconcile capability, resulting in faster incremental backups after an operating system failure (e.g. unexpected shutdown/reset).
  • For performing smart-reconcile, Symantec System Recovery now uses a new change tracking driver called Vtrack

Enhanced error handling mechanism

  • Provides filtered and more relevant search results when you click the Unique Message Identifier (UMI) link for an error. The enhanced error handling mechanism helps you to resolve errors more easily.

Improved installation program

  • Includes several usability and performance enhancements to give you a faster and better installation experience.

The 2nd Beta phase will introduce more new functionality.

Must have some prior experience with Symantec System Recovery (formerly known as Backup Exec System Recovery).

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Hi symantec technical team,

Is the new version include the gpt/efi partition support for system booting system disk ?

How is it possible to test this new version (even in beta stage) ?

Thanks for your answer


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The beta for the new release is being done in phases. The current beta (beta 1) does not have gpt/efi partition support; beta 2 should and it release is schedule later this year.


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I don't want to put pressure on the dev team of symantec but hp, ibm and dell use gpt/efi partitions in there easy boot cd (asssisted install) of the windows 2008 (R2) family from 2 years ago.

It's the reason why we cannot continue to work with the symantec exec recovery product your relase is too too late for your (and our)  customers

you concurrent acronis support it from the last year (but whith manual and sometime difficult recovery process)

In fact, i believe it-s a technologic level (seem to be difficult) challenge for all of the image backup/recovey product society, without anyone have anticipated nor provided for.

Very, Very strange ,asking for gtp/efi support look like asking for the moon...

Generally, i believe that the new familly windows 2008/R2 (and perhaps seven/vista) have the same trouble with the management of the hardware change.Microsoft have make a new envirronement to lock the easy change of the hardware.--> foolish attitude for the small business model with the "only one server" model.

To follow and Thanks for any comment Dave


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