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Symantec Capacity Based Licensing

Created: 09 Apr 2014 • Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | 9 comments
Shwin23's picture
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Hi All,

 

One of my client has around 14TB of raw data on the primary site and requires a back up;

The backup is taken onto a VM;

 

Please clarify if 14 licenses of Sym BE Capacity Edition (PER TB) is required for the primary site or both the primary and the DR should be licensed separately;

Also, is it possible to access the information in the DR from the primary site using those licenses?

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pkh's picture

You should ask the Symantec Licencing Department which is the final authority on licencing matters.

The backup is taken onto a VM;

I hope you are not thinking of using a VM for your media server because if it is accessing real devices then it is not supported.

Shwin23's picture

Thank pkh!

By real device you mean storage?

My client is using IBM storage for the process;

 

The backup server is a VM, yes;

pkh's picture

By real device you mean storage?

Yes.

The backup server is a VM, yes;

... then this is not supported.

CraigV's picture

...you would need to move your media server onto a physical server and then present storage from the IBM array to that to backup properly.

Thanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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Marc J's picture

Front end TB (FETB) is based on 1full backup of data. Therefore, it is based on the primary site unless backups are performed in the secondary site. Retension copies do not count.

Shwin23's picture

I spoke to my client and asked him to change the media server as a physical one.

 

So, all i need to do is change the media to physical, purchase 15 licenses of Symantec BE Capacity Edition (Per TB) for the backup to the IBM storage on the Data site, right?

VPATIL's picture

You can have VM based Master server running NetBackup 7.x  however, you need to have atleast one Physical Server working as Data Mover/Media server. I would suggest try proposing 14TB model Appliance, that should be great fit for this enviorment. :)

Cheers..!

Veeru

CraigV's picture

...the query involved Backup Exec, not NetBackup.

Thanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...