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Symantec Backup Exec 2012

Created: 15 Oct 2012 • Updated: 19 Nov 2012 | 3 comments
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Hi all,

We have a total of 6 physical servers "windows based" and would like to acquire backup exec. as far as licensing, do i need one backup exec server license and 5 agent licenes? please advise on the licensing model,


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AmolB's picture

You will require 1 Core Product license for the media server and 1 Remote agent license per remote

server.If you want to take backup of any application than you need application specific license.

For eg: To backup 1 Exchange server you will need 1 Agent for Application & Database license

Colin Weaver's picture

In addition if those remote servers run an application that needs the Agent for Application & Database License then this allows you to backup the file system as well so you won't need a standard agent licesne as well for that server

pkh's picture

If you have VM's, you might want to get the V-Ray edition.  You can check out the licencing guide.

2012 Portfolio Licensing Guide

Do confirm everything with Symantec Licencing because they are the final authority on licencing.