Need a direction - Backup Exec 12.5 and 2010
Hope someone can offer some advice...
I have BE 12.5 installed on a Win2k (32 bit) server. We use it to back up a remote Win 2008 (64 bit) server hosting SQL, as well as a locally hosted SQL installation and data shares. It backs up to a SCSI tape drive.
We have purchased a new (larger capacity) tape drive which has been installed on the 2008 server which I need to utilise. I'm not sure what the best way forward is?
Is it possible to continue to use the copy of Backup Exec on the Win2k box and somehow utilise the remote tape drive??
I have tried installing backup exec 12.5 on the Win 2008 machine and had to download the 64 bit version. Then I got an error 1719 regarding the Windows installer service. There was some information regarding the error, but it seems to be about installing the remote agents, not the main program. Can 12.5 be installed on a 2008 server?
Is it worth moving onto Backup Exec 2010 for the Win 2008 box? Will this be able to backup the Win 2k (32bit) machine with the correct agents installed? I'm worried about installing 2010 and not being able to backup the old 2000 machine.
Any advice appreciated.