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BackupExec need Vray license to restore complete VM ?

Created: 17 Dec 2013 • Updated: 14 Jan 2014 | 6 comments
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I am using windows 2008R2 on ESXi server version 5.0. vcenter server is also in place with ESXi server. I have two virtual machines. one have oracle installed and second have microsoft sql server. I want to take complete virtual machine backup and also want to restore complete virtual machine. I dont want granular virtual machine restore. Should I need vray license ?

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

V-Ray is essentially a licensing bundle...you should get the same functionality by licensing the VMware agent only.

Thanks!

EDIT: Read below:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/whats-included-backup-exec-v-ray-edition

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/difference-between-these#comment-7676571

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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

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Allen John's picture

Thanks CraigV.

So the only difference between above two products is the V-Ray license addition.

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CraigV's picture

Yep, precious little between the 2.

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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

pkh's picture

If you have a lot of VM's with lots of applications and databases, then the V-Ray edition will save you a bundle.  With the V-Ray edition, you get an unlimited number of Agents for Applications and Databases licences.

In your case, it might not be economical to get the V-Ray edition.  However, in addition to the core BE, you would still need to get the AVVI licence to backup your VMware host.

Allen John's picture

If you have a lot of VM's with lots of applications and databases, then the V-Ray edition will save you a bundle.  With the V-Ray edition, you get an unlimited number of Agents for Applications and Databases licences.

One more benefit: I can get unlimited backup (its not terabyte base licensing) ? correct ?

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pkh's picture

Yes. The is no limit on the amount of days that you can backup with the V-Ray edition

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