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Introducing the Backup Exec Deduplication Assessment Tool

Created: 02 Jul 2012 • Updated: 02 Jun 2014 | 2 comments
Bill Felt's picture

The Symantec Backup Exec team has recently released a partner tool designed to accurately demonstrate the value of the deduplication technology found in Backup Exec and the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance. 

More information can be found at the corresponding blog entry, located here: New! Backup Exec Deduplication Assessment Tool

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nfs30's picture


i am unable to sort any result of this tools

is any prerequiste for enable this tools ?

no result is displayed an size is set to zero

Best Regards,


rajbakshi's picture


The following pre-requisites are required by BEDAT .

1.       Administrator credentials are required for executing BEDAT.

2.      1GB of free space for every 1TB of data (local and remote) scanned.

3.       OS Locale should be set to English(United States).

4.       Following services must be running on local and remote computer:

  - Remote Procedure Call

  - Windows Management Instrumentation

  - Computer Browser

5. Microsoft .NET 4.0

Rerun the tool and if it still fails, get in touch with me on

Thanks, Raj


BanksyMJ's picture


When you go to the blog New! Backup Exec Deduplication Assessment Tool, scroll down to the bottom. There are 3 docs you can download. Read them all before running the BEDAT as these cover all the requirements.