SSR to backup small files and replicate....
I understand that Symantec System Recovery is a good option when having to backup small (1TB with >million files) on a single client as I'm seeing very poor performance with Backup Exec - please correct me if I'm wrong. Is there any restriction with folder structure as I have about 10 folder levels down on this volume.
Also I'd like to understand where\when the processing takes place to allow for individual file restore? Is this done on the before the backup runs (or after) and does it add much time\processing to the server itself?
I'm then wanting to replicate this using the built in copy option to a DR site but I guess I would need to 'seed' the destination as the WAN link is quite slow.... what is the best way to achieve this? Can I copy the .v2i file to USB and ship to the DR site and somehow 'import' it? I'm not sure how this bit really works.
Finally - is there any integration with Backup Exec 2012 - eg can the destination be a Backup Exec dedupe folder?