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i need information about the major diffrence between be 2012 and Net Backup

Created: 29 Mar 2013 • Updated: 29 Mar 2013 | 13 comments
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i need information about the major diffrence between be 2012 and Net Backup ? 

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inn_kam's picture

 

1. Backup exec basically is designed for Windows platform while Netbackup is designed for aan enterprise environment where multi-platform exist.
 
Backup exec can also support other platforms but as a client server only
 
Media Server of Backup Exec should only reside/installed into a Windows Server. While Netbackup, the media and master server can be installed both on windows and non-windows server.
 
2. Backup exec has Continous Protection server feature while Netbackup has none.
 
Also, I just want to add, the backup images from Backup Exec can be imported and restored using Netbackup
 
NetBackup is an "Enterprise" solution involving backups, duplications, disk storage and staging, multiplexing, multistreaming and reporting.
 
Taken from symantec documents.
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CraigV's picture

...you need to quote the Symantec TNs you have taken these from...

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ahmedben's picture

thankx for the request but what y mean with " Backup exec can also support other platforms but as a client server only. "

CraigV's picture

BE is Windows-based as a media server ONLY. Linux and Unix etc are only supported with remote agents!

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ahmedben's picture

ah all right , so on my case the customer has 10 VMs ( vmware vsphere ) running windows Server and 4 VMs runing linux ( debian , suse ) so on this case when i will backed them with Backup exec vray edition that's a coorect solution

CraigV's picture

Backup Exec V-Ray will work just fine in this case! Just make sure the media server is a physical server which is supported by Symantec...a VM running BE isn't!

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CraigV's picture

...running BE on a VM is an unsupported configuration. There are numerous topics on this on the BE forums. I've been in a situation where I have had to do this (not my choice) and it does give you hassles.

The other thing being that Symantec till not support you unless you can reproduce your issue on the media server VM on a physical machine...

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ahmedben's picture

so you recommend that the media server must be physical server for best performance that's it ?

CraigV's picture

Yes...connections to tape drives and libraries are easier; support is easier; no need to worry about your server possibly VMotion'ing to another server and not being able to because it has a drive attached via SCSI pass-through etc.

A physical server is recommended at all times!

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ahmedben's picture

all right craig , really i appreciate your help and thank you so much , just a  question on my case the tape libraries is connected to SAN switch (FC) further the disk array , so it's fine ? 

CraigV's picture

Yep, that's fine. If you want to use SAN Transport Mode, then read the TN below, and if you have any further queries around this, close off this forum topic and open up a new one in the BE forum around SAN Transport Mode.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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