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Symantec Backup V-Ray edition

Created: 15 Nov 2013 • Updated: 15 Nov 2013 | 3 comments
GeirT's picture
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Hi,

Have just purchased the license and dowmloaded the software. Not really shure what's the best practise in installing the product.

We have a Windows server 2012 HOST with 4 virtuall machines at the moment (will be about 15 soon).

Some questions:

- Where should we install the software? On the HOST.

- Can we backup to a network NAS (share)?

- We have a backup server (2008 std) which are running Symantec Bakup Exec 2012 for backup of data. Can we use the same server?

Any answere would be most appreciated.

Regards,

Geir Tore

Operating Systems:

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

1. BE 2012 will not currently install on a server running Windows Server 2012. This is only supported from a RAWS-agent perspective. You would have to install this on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. A Beta early next year is going to address this lack of support.

2. BE would be able to backup to a NAS share. To be honest, if your NAS can do iSCSI, use it. It's going to rule out a number of issues such as authentication problems. Check the BE 2012 HCL to verify your NAS is supported.

3. Yes...see #1. I would use this. It's simply a license that gets installed on the media server.

Thanks!

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GeirT's picture

Hi again,

Thanks for the quick response.

So, if I understand this correctly, it's just importing the license fil into the already installed Backup Exec media server that is necessary to get this solutions working?

Thanks again,

Geir Tore

CraigV's picture

...that is correct, yes!

Thanks!

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