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Suggestion with Solaris backups

Created: 01 Feb 2013 • Updated: 13 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
Sinner xyz's picture
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We have upgraded from BE 12.5 to BE 2012 and can no longer backup our 3-4 servers running Solaris and redhat,

2 unix servers are VM and we are able to take AVVI backups, but time needed for single file and folder restore is not acceptable.

I am sure not the only admin facing this problem,and would be interesting to know, what other users are doing to overcome this.

Do Symantec or any third party offer a reliable and affordable solution for just 3-4 unix servers?

Netbackup is beyond the reach, and SSR-liunx is not compatible.

Thanks in Advance

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CraigV's picture

...there isn't anything between NBU or BE that would cater for this. You can try putting in an Idea and with enough votes, it MIGHT be considered for a future version, but there are no guarantees.


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Sinner xyz's picture

Thanks Craig, It would have been better to get some ready answer now, then waiting for this Idea to hit approve and Symantec to cook one new.

I am thinking now to setup a redhat server and do rsync unless find a better way out.

teiva-boy's picture

There is a NBU starter edition that is not terribly expensive at all, which will fit the bill for you...  I want to say under $5k retail.  So your price would be lower...

However, when you want to upgrade and add options to a "Starter Edtition," Symantec makes up for the discounted price pretty quickly.

The starter will protect 5 clients and comes with 1 NBU media/master server license and a single tape drive license.  It does not come with any DB/App packs or virtual agents.  Those will cost extra.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."