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NBU VSS snapshot backup – license requirements

Created: 02 Nov 2011 • Updated: 02 Nov 2011 | 2 comments
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Hi all

 

I’m little bit confused  by license requirement for backing up Exchange 2010 DAG.

I’d like to setup backup of Exchange 2010 DAG using VSS snapshot ( there is lots of information how to setup that including some VIDEO as well).

The question is – If I want to use VSS do I require Enterprise Client license for each server in DAG ( and AD& App pack, but here I’m sure it is required) or standard Client is enough ?

The question coms because – as far as I know – doing snapshot backup require snapshot client which is a part of Ent Client.

From other hand I heard from one of Symantec Presales that using VSS does not require Ent Client license.

 

Thanks in advance for clarifying this.

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Nicolai's picture

The only supported way to backup Exchange 2010 is by using VSS.

You of cause need the Exchange license for Netbackup.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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