BE 11D and a Move to 2008R2 with DFS
We are in the process of migrating our old dedicated 2003 servers to 2008 R2 VM's using multi point DFS etc.
It has become very obvious that BE11D can't cope with DFS as the usual file selections are not used and the snapshots while listing content can't be granually restored or redirected as required.
Having not had a need to visit Symantec regarding BE for quite some time, I find it impossible to even locate my licensing information on-line never mind whether I can upgrade rather than re-purchase. Not using a maintenance contract any more so I suspect it is re-purchase.
Is there any fixes for 11D which would allow us to take files off a Server Share to tape AND restore with folder information back to the correct location or redirect as desired ?
If NO, then does the current version have this ability ?
Bear in mind, we already snapshot revisions on all the servers and DFS syncs the data across multiple servers and sites. What we need is to maintain longer term, off line TAPE backups at a file by file level. We will of course also backup the VM server snapshots to tapes for recovery purposes.
I need a cost effective solution that plays nicely with VMware, DFS shares and has a long term support path.
Currently we use a dedicated Win 2003 32bit server with a large disk array and dual tape units for the off line backups to disk and tape.
We can upgrade it if required but there is no desire to do so as this is its only purpose.