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Monica Girolami | 02 May 2011 | 0 comments

Backup Exec Redefines the Future of Data Protection …The End of Backup As You Know It:

So my guess is your business has or will experience one or more of the following backup challenges:

  • Data Growth: Is your business challenged with how to manage data explosion as more of your data moves to a digital form?  How do you protect it all?  How can you manage the increase in storage and management costs?
  • IT Downtime: Does your business have a tested plan on how to recover from a critical IT event (data corruption, onsite disaster)?  The Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey found that half of you do not have a plan in place, even though 65 percent of you live in regions susceptible to natural disasters.  This is a huge risk as the median cost of...
Kate Lewis | 13 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

For a limited time through to April 29th, you can save $200 off the Symantec Vision registration price. Symantec Vision is much more than just another technology conference. It’s a unique opportunity to Surround yourself with an invaluable combination of technical experts, useful information, and meaningful insights. Join us this year for hands-on labs, technical breakouts, in-depth training, and plenty of one-on-one time with Symantec Backup Exec engineers and product experts.

The Backup Exec sessions at Vision this year include:

Backup Exec and VMware: Best Practices from the Market Leaders
Introducing the Backup Exec Appliances
To the Cloud and Beyond with Backup Exec
Choosing the Right Recovery Strategy for Local and Remote Office Protection...
Kate Lewis | 13 Apr 2011 | 3 comments

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James McKey | 31 Mar 2011 | 21 comments

UPDATE (May 3rd, 2011): The First Availability program is now closed as Backup Exec 2010 R3 has been officially released (GA) and all current licensed users can download the product from FileConnect. If you are under maintenance and currently only have license keys for a version older than Backup Exec 2010, you can get your update keys at the Symantec Licensing Portal. You do NOT need to update your license keys if you are currently licensed with Backup Exec 2010 or Backup Exec 2010 R2.

I posted previously about the Beta and Release Candidate (RC) program for Backup Exec 2010 R3 and we are now entering the final stretch before we start the First Availability program. If you sign up you will be able to obtain and run the production-ready general availability (GA...

DanielBickford | 25 Jan 2011 | 29 comments

The Symantec Connect community asked us to list the known issues so every end user could see what we are aware of and what fixes are in progress. Here’s the original Idea post that got a boatload of votes.  Well, the day many of you have been hoping for has finally come. The "Known Issues" feature is now LIVE!

To access the new feature, browse through the Community dropdown menu and click on the Known Issues link as in the screenshot below..

For now, the utility is limited to Backup Exec and Backup Exec System recovery products only.  Its very important that you make sure to tell us if you are experiencing any of the known issues by clicking the "Me Too"...

James McKey | 05 Jan 2011 | 17 comments

(April 8th EDIT: The Beta cycle is now ending. Please see my First Availability blog here on how to get the gold code early)

A Beta program has started for Backup Exec but is ending soon and will then be moving into the RC (Release Candidate), phase. Only users already signed up for the Beta and active (i.e. providing feedback) will be invited to the RC phase where we support users installing it in production setups. Some of the new features include:

  • Deduplication performance improvement
  • Deduplication optimization for VMware specific backups
  • Exchange Virtual Vault for the Archive Option (makes recovering vaulted items much easier for end users)

If you are interested, just click on the link below to sign up:

PackMatt73 | 29 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

Do you need to compress one or more files or folders into a single file for backup?  Are you stuck with inconvenient quotas on your Exchange mailboxes just to keep the size under control?  Do your full backups take an entire weekend because you are backing up the same four year old annual report you backed up last week?  Do you need to retain data in a secondary location for backup and historical purposes?  Then you want to archive.  But probably already knew that.

What you may not know is that Backup Exec Archiving Options (BEAO) offer features that will perform all of these functions for you.   Think of BEAO as the attic over your garage.  It is the least valuable space in your house, yet you can use it to store stuff you are not ready or allowed to throw away.  Your house is now cleaner, you can move through it quicker, still get to all your favourite and necessary stuff, but your old stuff is still available when...

Aidan Finley | 29 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

Hello Backup Exec Users!

Anyone looking to move backup data to the cloud?  Planning on reducing the use of tape in the upcoming months or years?  Looking to save money on tapes, tape storage, and other offsite backups?  If you are researching or implementing any of these concepts, Symantec may have solutions that can help. 

We’re partnered with Nirvanix (, a global provider of highly-available cloud storage to provide a method to backup data to the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN).  Using the freely-available Backup Exec Cloud Storage for Nirvanix plugin (available here: ), you can:

  • Use Nirvanix SDN cloud storage just like any other Backup Exec local storage device.
  • Establish the Nirvanix SDN cloud as a new storage tier or as a secondary off-...
James McKey | 25 Oct 2010 | 4 comments

UPDATE (May 5th, 2011): As per the 1st comment below, this is now ‘gold’ and it is also now included with Backup Exec 2010 R3 which you can now get via Fileconnect or as Trialware at

As part of an initiative based on feedback from various customers and partners, we are completing work on a Backup Exec plug-in for VMware (vSphere 4.x). The idea is to allow the VMware administrator to see the status of backups for all Virtual Machines in the environment and help determine if anything has been missed.

If you currently have the latest version of Backup Exec (2010) and a VMware vSphere solution, and are interested in getting a “First Look” to try out the new plugin, please send us an e-mail at james_mckey@...

Swathi Turlapaty | 12 Oct 2010 | 31 comments

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