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SSR and BE

Created: 07 Oct 2013 | 10 comments

Hi!

We have purchased both Backup Exec and System Recovery Server and Virtual Edition.

May we know if it was needed to purchase SSR and can BE do the same job like SSR? Which is more beneficial in recovering the physical as well as virtual servers?

Lastly, can we have some meterial to implement SSR both for Physical and Hyper-V+VMs?

Thanks.

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pkh's picture

BE and SSR are different and separate products.  They serve different functions.  One is not necessarily better than the other.

Chris Riley's picture

As pkh says, they are 2 very different products which serve different purposes.

If you can tell us what your requirements are, perhaps we can say which product is the better fit for you.

create_share's picture

We need to have full disaser recovery for our physical and virtual servers and also need to convert two virtual servers to physical.

Thanks.

pkh's picture

BE can definitely do all these things and I believe SSR can do likewise.

create_share's picture

So should i remove BE Client on the servers where i need to install SSR?

Thanks.

pkh's picture

If you are going to use BE to backup these servers, then you need to have the BE client on them.  Otherwise, the BE client can be removed.

create_share's picture

Well one of these servers is also a file server which we are backing up weekly full and daily incremental. How will SSR handle this?

Thanks.

pkh's picture

You should post this question on the SSR forum.

Chris Riley's picture

SSR can do this. First backup will be a full and then it will do incrementals until the next full (depending on the schedule you set).

Colin Weaver's picture

If backup to tape is part of your requirements then you need BE as SSR only writes to disk sources.