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Symantec System Recovery 2011 for dekstops vs Backup Exec 2010 DLO

Created: 08 Apr 2011 • Updated: 11 Apr 2011 | 12 comments
Rakesh Patel's picture
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Hi

would like to differentiate functionality of these two products

 

Symantec System Recovery 2011

Backup Exec 2010 DLO

 

which one is better ?

 

Please suggest.

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Mjahtetn's picture

Hello,

Backup Exec is more for your daily backups of files and folders. Each additional server will normally backup to a dedicated media server which will then backup to Tape or Disk.

System recovery is a disaster recovery product that takes a whole snapshot of the server, to restore in minutes.

It has some granular functionality but not as much as Backup Exec.

Also with System Recovery, each server would backup to its own external drive.

Chris Riley's picture

Also with System Recovery, each server would backup to its own external drive.

Not entirely accurate. SSR can backup almost anywhere (network share, NAS etc).

I agree with the rest of your comments though. Which one is better? It depends on what your requirements are. If you can tell us that, we can tell you which product you should be looking at.

Rakesh Patel's picture

We are using Backup Exec DLO for 400 users.

SSR for Desktop  can do the same functionality  and can be managed through central console ?

i believe yes, i do not want entire image of pc  only selected file and folders  which we are taking in DLO.

 

 

Chris Riley's picture

SSR for Desktop  can do the same functionality  and can be managed through central console ?

Yes.

i believe yes, i do not want entire image of pc  only selected file and folders  which we are taking in DLO.

You can do this (backup only selected files and folders) BUT you cannot manage file/folder backups from the central management console.

Rakesh Patel's picture

Thanks Chris

so  SSR for desktop can be used as replacement of BE 2010 DLO ?

i would like to differntiate key points  can you please help ?

 

 

 

Chris Riley's picture

so  SSR for desktop can be used as replacement of BE 2010 DLO ?

As I said earlier, it all depends on your requirements. If centralised management of file/folders backups is a requirement, perhaps this it not the product for you.

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HomeAndOffice's picture

We're currently using BE2010 on Server 2008, doing nightly backups to tape.

We would like to install SSR2011 to do full-images to disk, however, we want to keep the tape backups from BE.  

 

Can SSR2011 be installed on Server, side-by-side, with BE2010 so we can do BOTH backups?

 

Thanks!

 

Chris Riley's picture

Can SSR2011 be installed on Server, side-by-side, with BE2010 so we can do BOTH backups?

Yes

HomeAndOffice's picture

Chris, thanks for the quick reply.

 

Any special considerations before we install it?  Will the SSR installation cause any problems for BE (or vise-versa)?

 

 

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Chris Riley's picture

The general rule of thumb would be to ensure that the backups don't overlap (this may seem obvious but needs a mention!).

HomeAndOffice's picture

Right!  But as for the software installations themselves, they're not going to interfere with each other?

 

Thanks!

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Chris Riley's picture

No, they should be able to co-exist without issue.