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Backup Exec 11d with Windows 2012

Created: 17 May 2013 • Updated: 17 May 2013 | 22 comments

Hello,

I am currently in phase of migrating our servers from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012. For this purpose, i want to know whether Backip Exec 11d is supported with Windows 2012 or not.

Secondly, i have a single server with multiple drives which need backup on daily basis. Single backup job is scheduled to backup from those drives. It took around 16 hours to backup this server. Can Backup Exec take backup simantaneously from this server to minmize backup time.

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Twinkle's picture

As per the compatibility guide it is not supported.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH50180

For your second question , If you have multiple drive you can Configure Backup exec to run multiple job at one time.

If you are using a robot , and if  you are using more than one drive you would need a 1 License per drive  for the additional  drives you have.

srsiddiqui's picture

I am not using robot. taking backups on NAS. 

Just want to start a single job with multiple threads means backup 2 or more drives simantaneously.

 

Twinkle's picture

Single job would have a single thread . You cannot have multiple threads with a single backup job, 

Sush...'s picture

Hello Shariq,

   You can create more number of jobs and target to the same destination Backup to Disk folder. So in one job you can select 2 drives and in other job other 2 drives.

Backup Exec will be able to run these 2 jobs simultaneously and back it up to the same destination B2D.

Also for support of BE 2012 please register to the BETA fix which will be released soon.

Here are the links for registering to the BEta fix and also to get more information on the same:

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=52801D5ABA034CC18A15C8E8E5CB2F99

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/announcing-new-beta-backup-exec

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/schedule-update-next-releases-backup-exec

 

Thanks,

-Sush...

Hope this piece of Information Helps you... and if it does then mark this response as Solution....!!!

srsiddiqui's picture

@ Sush

you mean to say that multiple jobs with same single backup to disk folders can be created. I have around 1 TB of data which backs up daily and ends after some 20+ hours with a rate of 178 MB/min

 

Twinkle's picture

You can have conrruent backup jobs running on same backup to diskfolder , But thatis not  would not reduce your backup time window.

srsiddiqui's picture

how can i reduce backup time window and we are expected to grow our backup data from 1 TB to 2 TB in the next quater. 

Twinkle's picture

Do you Run full backup daily ? If Yes then you can have a full incremental backup stratergy so can only backup the changes daily. 

srsiddiqui's picture

Yes, i run full backup daily.

What is the difference between full incremental and incremental backup ??

Twinkle's picture

Full backup backs up everything Daily whereas incremetnal backup only the changes from the last full or incremental backup. When performing a  restore you would need to restore Full and all the incremental backups sets. This would also reduce the spcae required for backup. 

pkh's picture

Running simultaneous backups does not necessarily mean that you would get a corresponding reduction in time.  For example, your job runs for 20 hours. Splitting it into 4 jobs does not mean that the jobs will all finish in 5 hours.  There is a lot of other factors coming into play, e.g. contention on the target device, CPU of the media server, network bandwidth, etc.

srsiddiqui's picture

Is there any way to increase backup speed when doing full backup

CraigV's picture

...exclude files like *.mp3 etc so that they don't get backed up; make sure your AV isn't scanning the BE services; use a faster drive; look at deduplication are some of the ways...

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

srsiddiqui's picture

iss deduplication supported in Backup Exec 11d ?? Tell me how to configure it

already allow BackupExec.exe on AV

pkh's picture

Dedup is a payable option for BE 2010 and upwards.  Dedup will save you disk space, but not necessarily backup time.

srsiddiqui's picture

Can i take backup of Windows 2012 machine with BE 2010 R2/R3. Means agent of 2010 will install and take backup of Win 2012 machine ??
 

CraigV's picture

Absolutely not...please go back and check the very first post...it was mentioned there that Windows Server 2012 is NOT supported. It is NOT supported by ANY version of BE 2010/2012, and this has been mentioned a couple of times already in this thread...wink

Like has also been mentioned, join the Beta to get access to the patch that will allow this.......

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

srsiddiqui's picture

@ Carig V

Yes i know BE 11d does not support Windows 2012. I was asking about whether BE 2010 R2/R3 supports Windows 2012 or not

pkh's picture

BE 2010 R3 SP3 will support Windows 2012.  However, SP3 is not out yet. GA is expected to be in July.

CraigV's picture

...besides pkh answering your question, it was also suggested a couple of posts above that you should join the Beta as BE 2012 doesn't support it either...

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

srsiddiqui's picture

I have already joined but I didnt got the confirmation of account creation at symbeta.com

 

CraigV's picture

...give it some time!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...