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pkh | 06 May 2012 | 0 comments

In BE 2012, you can duplicate multiple backup sets by selecting them using Shift-click or Ctrl-click. After selecting the backup sets, click on the Duplicate button in the ribbon bar to duplicate them in one go.

Kiran Bandi | 06 May 2012 | 3 comments

As i have seen some members asking for download links to earlier verisons of Backup Exec, i thought of posting those in a BLOG.

Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers:

Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Server:

Backup Exec 2010 R3 for Windows Server:

SeanD. | 25 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Avoiding an RGE (Resume Generating Event)

Quick, is your resume current? If your company experiences a significant outage it may (unfortunately) need to be. As the saying goes, this may be an RGE. Even if you’re boss doesn’t ‘let you pursue other opportunities’, the business may not be able to financially recover. Either way, you’re looking for a new job. What’s more, according to Symantec’s SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey, 44% of SMB organizations said they would lose close to 40% of their data in the event of a disaster. Fortunately, there are new options enabling organizations to recover their business quickly without the significant expense of a dedicated offsite location and duplicate server/storage hardware often only afforded to organizations with significant capital and operational expertise.

We’ve been hard at work developing Backup Exec 2012 and how we can leverage virtualization and cloud to significantly...

Swathi Turlapaty | 25 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Have you ever thought to yourself, what would happen to my business if I lost all of my data?  Are the words "Disaster Recovery" a foreign concept?  Fear Not!  Backup Exec 2012 has introduced an exciting new feature that enables businesses to easily develop a disaster recovery and data recovery plan.  Backup Exec 2012 enables your business to keep running in the event of data loss, system loss, or even worse – a complete disaster.  You may be thinking – This sounds great, but I don't know where to start.  If you are in the area, head on over to Symantec Vision 2012 at the MGM in Las Vegas ( and register for the session: Backup Exec 2012: Simplified Disaster Recovery.  Learn from Backup Exec product experts on ways to leverage the new disaster recovery features in Backup Exec 2012.

Kate Lewis | 24 Apr 2012 | 3 comments

Over the last 12 months it's hard to miss all the messages from vendors that promise to modernize your backup infrastructure. I particularly like the messages from vendors that champion solutions that address one or two aspects of backup - such as deduplication, snapshots or tools for backing up just VMware and Hyper-V environments. These are quick fixes, not modern data protection. Throwing more solutions at a problem as a quick fix is the cause of backup complexity and cost. A solution that increases complexity, risk or cost is hardly a solution that will modernize your backups. Why? Because the very nature of modernization is moving forward - reducing complexity, risk and cost. Yet these vendors, ironically, still try to position themselves as the solution to backup modernization without really offering a solution that does exactly that.

So what does it really mean to modernize your backup infrastructure? How do you know if your backup infrastructure is out of date?...

Elizabeth Teffner | 18 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

I’m looking for user feedback on new and upcoming virtualization features for Backup Exec!

Now through April 27th I’m looking to talk to folks who use either VMware or Hyper-V. We are currently working on workflows and designs for an upcoming version of Backup Exec. If you are a current Backup Exec user – Great.  If you aren’t – Great!

These sessions will be conducted via WebEx and only take 1 hour of your time. And all in the comfort of your own office.

If you are interested in participating please click here to view available session times. The sessions are offered at various times from April 23rd – April 27th.

CraigV | 16 Apr 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 v.10 (older versions have long since been confined to support history), and it should be useful to you for reference purposes.

The link below relates to the EoL policy from Symantec:

The link below relates to the EoL FAQ as well...


OpsSysTech | 19 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

I have been using a Cybernetics miSAN-V for the past 6 months. There have been our share of issues with this solution and I would like to know if there are others out there using the same solution. If so, I'd like to share throughs and issues about problems that were encountered along the way.

For example, has anyone attempted a synthetic backup with this device? How about replication with a low bandwidth connection?

- Ed Pierce

AaronMac | 15 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

I was having trouble updating the remote agent of a particular system after installing SP1 for Backup Exec 2010. I updated several other servers successfully, but this particular one would give me this error message:

"Error connecting to the remote server. Ensure that the server is available, has WMI enabled, and is not blocked by a firewall.24"

The firewall service was disabled so I knew that wasn't the problem. This computer is not a domain computer like all of our other systems, so I thought that had something to do with it. However after doing some research it seemed like that wasn't the issue.

I followed the work arounds in this post:

However all of the services that needed to be running were, and the GPO's mentioned had the proper user...

madhan.k-123 | 28 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec: 'NetBackup 7.5 speeds backup 100X'

Cuts 25-hour chore down to 15 minutes

By Chris MellorGet more from this author

Posted in Storage, 6th February 2012 19:03 GMT