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It’s been a while since I last wrote an article, and almost a year since I wrote the first part of what was going to be a 2-part introduction to Backup Exec for newbies. Now’s as good a time as any to write it… To recap, read the first part on the ...
Article by CraigV | 07 Jan 2014 | 6 comments
Hi,   Seems that there isn't a single ISO download for BE 2012. There was 1 for BE 2010 R3 and this got around the problematic "joining" of multiple downloads into the ISO. Is it possible to have something similar to this with ...
Idea by CraigV | 20 Aug 2013 | 2 comments
I was a backup admin for many years. Backing up and restoring data was my job (along with managing high-end arrays and server infrastructure), with the brief to backup anything and everything. No questions asked, because when advising what we should be ...
Article by CraigV | 15 May 2013 | 0 comments
If you’re new to backups, or even Backup Exec, working out how everything works, gets installed and configured, and fits together, can be a very daunting place to be. I started out the same as any other newcomer to backups, and the skills ramp-up was ...
Article by CraigV | 07 Nov 2012 | 1 comment
What Storage Should You Target?   Data storage targets for backups has moved on in the past couple of years from being tape-based, to incorporating more and more of a disk bias. Vendors are seeing the benefits of going to disk and tout ...
Article by CraigV | 02 Oct 2012 | 1 comment
Backup Exec 2012 was released a couple of months ago, and almost immediately people started complaining. Check the forums for some very long posts. To many it missed the mark, while to Symantec, it addressed a number of new features it introduced that ...
Blog Entry by CraigV | 10 Sep 2012 | 4 comments
Backup Exec has a number of enterprise-type add-ons that can be used in a variety of ways. ADBO, CASO and SAN SSO can all be utilised to run more efficient backups, monitoring or management within a large-scale environment in which Backup Exec is ...
Article by CraigV | 03 Jul 2012 | 1 comment
Hi,   I've installed the BE 2012 Remote Console on my laptop which runs Windows 7. However, if you go according to the SCL, Windows 7 isn't supported. Will this be changed in future, and if not, can this be considered? Having a ...
Idea by CraigV | 27 Jun 2012 | 4 comments
There are a fair amount of forum topics that have been raised over the past couple of months around backing up to a NAS using Backup Exec. While it might be a viable option, and in most cases cheaper to tape (it also gives you the backup-to-disk ability ...
Article by CraigV | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments
Hi All,   I came across the link below while reading an OP's question about EoL support for an older version of Backup Exec. This will tell you how much longer you have support for on your particular version of Backup Exec. It starts at ...
Blog Entry by CraigV | 17 Apr 2012 | 0 comments