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Can BE 2010R3 restore from 2012 backups?

Created: 12 Apr 2013 • Updated: 17 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Can a Backup Exec 2010R3 installation restore from tapes made by a BE 2012 server?


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Jaydeep S's picture

Edit : Removed my earlier post.

This should work to some extent with some limitations. Read the 'Known limitations' section in the article below.

teiva-boy's picture

In the past, you could do restores from an older build.  However, it was only basic file restores.  No GRT restores.

I would try it and see what happens.  The offcial symantec stance is often different from reality.  What is "not supported," if often just Not Tested.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

KGill's picture

I tired it and it worked, at least for basic restores.

Thanks all!