BackupExec 2012 SP1a - vCentre GRT still not working
We have been using Backup Exec 2012 trial and we are having issues which seem to be known by Symantec regarding backing up clients via vCentre:
We have multiple ESX boxes and i should not have to set the backup jobs to point to each ESX host to backup clients to get GRT working...what if the client moves to another ESX host via vMotion due to an issue on the ESX box one night - backups????? all would need to be reconfigured the next day. This is not a workaround...this is not a solution yet there has been no update or progress made on this.
Symantec response on the article:
1. Disable all GRT for the backup of the virtual machine getting this exception. (WHAT? Why would we want to do this...we need GRT - why should we have to bring up an entire virtual machine in isolation to get one file off it???)
2. Backup the virtual machine via the ESX host instead of through vCenter. (feasible but in a large enterpirse environment not manageable)
I am confused as to how a product which isnt the cheapest, can be sold saying GRT works with VMware when it clearly doesnt work using GRT....
You cant get any support using the Trial yet you are expected to buy it when it doesnt work...What??????? we have been using backup exec for years...
Has anyone found any workaround or had any response from Symantec on this????