Application and Database Agent required for Backup Server itself?
On most of my implementations i'd anyhow a SQL Server in place so that Agent was required but what about if i only have a File-Server with Backup Exec on it?
Backup Exec comes with SQL Express and if i want to backup the whole Server (to be able to make disaster recovery), do i need now the Application and Database Agent / License just for the SQL Express instance from Symantec Backup Exec itself or can this be in backup even without that agent / license?
There is no need to backup
There is no need to backup SQL express instance which holds BE database.
Everyday BE runs a database maintenance and creates a backup of Backup Exec database.
The backup file (BEDB.bak) is stored in the Data folder of BE installation directory.
You may include Data and Catalogs folder in your daily backups.
So there is no need to buy Agent for App & DB license.
Refer to my blog on how to protect BE