Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec 12.5 has a fatal flaw.
I create a backup job to run each day at the same time, backing up the same resources, day after day. If the resources become unavailable because the server on which those resources reside has crashed, I lose the backup-to-disc backup.
This has happened to me. One of my Domain Controllers crashed for reasons beyond my control, so when Backup Exec 12.5 went to backup that server, it could not connect to it. However, before it connected to the server, it erased the previous day's backup! Is that not arse about? Shouldn't the backup job first connect to the resource and then erase the previous day's backup?
OK, so that's a real problem. I can work with that, but before I go and get Backup Exec 2012 with SP1, I'd like this question answered.
Does Backup Exec 2012 have the same erase-first-then-connect-to-resource process as Backup Exec 12.5?
If it does, Backup Exec 2012 offers nothing new for me. I'll stick with 12.5.