Does the DLO option in backup exec 2012 provide bare metal recovery.
Nope...strictly files and folders only.
You would want to look at Symantec System Recovery for this.
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Furthermore, DLO 7 is now a separate product. BE 2012 does not include DLO.
Currenlty I have Symantec DLO 7.0, will this version restore to bare-metal? The Symantec Rep told me it would.
Like I said, look at SSR Desktop Edition. The guy is completely wrong and should go read the DLO 7 Admin Guide.
DLO 7 is only for user files and folders. It does not protect hardware at all...