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is (physical server) disk image backup possible?

Created: 20 Nov 2012 | 5 comments
I am using Symantec BackupExec 2012 (and very new to it). A customer has acquired this product and they require an image backup of their 190 physical servers' C: and D: disks, to each server's own I: drive. I couldn't find any information about how to back up physical servers disks as image backup. Is this possible? 
I did some research but as Symantec's terminology is different than from what I am used to, I have yet to make a breakthrough. So far the best replacement I could find for image backups was syntethic backups. 

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Backup_Exec's picture


If you are planning to do Image backup of the server then you would have to use the BESR which perform image level back and not backup exec

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Colin Weaver's picture

Kind of good advice - except the current product name for BESR is Symantec System Recovery (SSR), whioch incidentally has it's own forum which the OP may want to take a look at.

pkh's picture

BESR has been renamed to Symantec System Recovery (SSR).  This is a different Symantec product which does image-based backups.

BE 2012 does not do image-based backups, but it can do bare metal restores using SDR.

umur's picture

Thanks a lot for the fast replies. And I assume that Symantec System Recovery (SSR) requires a different license than BE 2012, right? 

pkh's picture

It is a different product so you would need to purchase a licence for it.