remote agent compatiability
My post is a request for help resolving a license / organizational issue.
I am running 3 servers each has a copy of backup exec (BE). Server A is running BE 12.5, Server B is running BE 12.5. Server C is running BE 2010.
I have a remote agent on Server A so that I may back up some share folders that exist on server A to the tape drive on server B. Everything works great. I would like to back up some additional share folders from server A onto Server C (BE 2010) tape drive. When I first installed 2010 on server C the share folders were backed up just fine but I received a warning about the the target computer having an older version of the remote agent and I should upgrade. Now it will not work.
Now I guess I will have to at the least upgrade server A remote agent. This brings up several questions.
If I do this will Server B still be able to back up the folders assigned to it or will I have to upgrade from 12.5 to 2010?
Will I have to upgrade Server A's BE or can I just upgrade the agent?
Windows backup will do all of this for free why should I shell out for upgrades? I like the product and it is nice to have a common interface but this sure feels like I am being taken advantage of if it turns out I have to purchase upgrades of all of the machines and spend 'X' amount of time getting everything configured to work.
Cost effective advice on how to accomplish a backup of data as I have discribed above would be greatly appreciated.