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Backup Solution required....

Created: 15 Feb 2013 • Updated: 15 Feb 2013 | 5 comments

Hi All

I need to get a backup solution to secure the following:

Windows 2008 (32 bit)
SQL 2005
SQL 2008

I was thinking of Backup Exec 2012 for Small Business as this has the SQL agent, but will it run on Windows 2008 Standard (32bit), and also will it allow me to backup/restore the two SQL systems?  The 2008 is the free express version

kind regards!

rob

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OP's picture

You can backup up to 3 servers with BE SBE, but you have to purchase the agents for the additional servers.

Are the sql-databases are located on the w2k8 std-server ?

Olaf

browntech's picture

thanks for the fast response!

yes windows 2008 is the o/s and the two SQL's are running on it. Does BE SBS 2012 differentiate between full blown SQL and SQL Express or is it happy with both?

rob

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

Please check the SCL below for BE2012 and Yes Backup Exec will be able to backup both full blown version and express Version

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH175581

Also please check below link for SQL best practisces

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74429

Additionally check the about portfolio license guide for BE2012

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH178479

In last would like to point one thing if your only main purpose is to backup SQL on one server which has 2 desperate instance you can just purchase BE2012 base license with additional SQL license as SBS license cover SQL ,Sharepoint ,Exchange licenses in it and if you are not going to backup other application then go for normal backup exec license with additional SQL license 

Hope that helps

Thanks

Sameer

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browntech's picture

Thanks for the excellent reply.

I was thinking about 2012 SBS as I may have to switch from win2008 to and SBS server in the future.... I doubt there is much cost saving in the 2012 base+sql agent over SBS is there??

cheers
rob

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

If you plan to to move to SBS 2008 OS in future and if plan to use all application on SBS like Exchange ,SQL,Share point then you can plan for purchasing the BE2012 SBS license else you can just go for normal BE2012 license with additional SQL license.

Hope that helps

Thanks

Sameer

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