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Backup Exec 2012 enhancements

Created: 20 Aug 2012 • Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | 1 comment
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Does anyone know if any of following have been addressed/implemented by BE 2012:

  1. Advanced disk backup option can handle DFS. ADBO allows one to carry out a weekly full and then daily incremental backups. Upon restore, BE works out which of the incremental backups it needs to re-synthesise the folder
  2. Dedupe backup of Exchange GRT. BE 2010 simply dumps raw EDB & LOG files in the dedupe folder which means it isn't taking advantage of dedupe
  3. Improved dedupe backup performance, e.g. adaptive multi-threaded agent plus server side SQL performance improvements - aim to get dedupe speed closer to B2D
  4. Better backup performance for DFS
  5. Ability to restore back to DFS system directly without causing DFS replication to re-start/reset
  6. Improved dedupe resiliance or at least a tool to repair broken dedupe systems
  7. Mirroring of backup system to a passive remote site
  8. Multiple deduplication storage areas on single media server (although it #4 is done, less of a requirement)
  9. Much improved error messages and diagnostics? For example, no cryptic mention of the world of tapes on a pure disk based backup system

This is the start of our project to review our backup methodology.

Thanks, Rob.

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CraigV's picture

Rob: These are the enhancements coming in BE 2012 R2...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-beta-program-backup-exec-2012-r2

Not sure if you are aware of this or not. Might be a good idea to hop onto this programme, especially since you were 1 of the guys who posted issues with this particular version.

Thanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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

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