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Bill Felt | 07 Apr 2014 | 17 comments

Updated:  April 7, 2014  - We have launched a new and improved tool called Backup Exec Partner Toolkit (BEPT). The BEPT now includes a faster deplication assessment componentTo learn more please visit the BEPT blog on Symantec Connect.

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What is it?

The Backup Exec Deduplication Assessment Tool (BEDAT) is a utility designed to help partners demonstrate the value of Backup Exec and its deduplication technology to their customers. BEDAT scans user-selected data sets on one or more Windows-based systems in a customer’s network environment and estimates the deduplication savings that would be experienced if the same systems were protected using Backup Exec or the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance and deduplication. BEDAT returns global deduplication results, per resource...

Nick Elmer | 27 Feb 2013 | 11 comments

 

Oh, where do I start...it has been a little while since my last post, and that is primarily because I volunteered for a new role within our department. My role now allows me to focus 100% of my time on issues that matter to you, and that is exactly what I have been doing since the beginning of the year! It is an awesome opportunity for me (and my peers who joined me), so that you will ultimately reap the benefits of our labor. I can say that there have been many long nights and weekends invested so far, and I know that the final results will yield many satisfied customers. That means more to me than you will ever know! It is the sole reason I volunteered, and it is what motivates me every day. Thank you for being a loyal customer!

So, part of my efforts recently led me to a topic which I have not covered before. That topic is using a custom SQL server instance with Backup Exec. We have supported it for many years now, but there are some impacts you should...

Nick Elmer | 18 Oct 2012 | 3 comments

Install failures happen, and when they do, you need to know the why and how to fix it. My esteemed co-worker Tom Svare has written another contribution to the Backup Exec Install Blog for your benefit. We hope you find it useful! Here is Tom's writeup:

The Backup Exec installation log contains a large amount of data that can overwhelm you if you are not familiar with the Backup Exec installation.  I can see from activity on the forums that the installation log file is reviewed and often times used to solve installation issues.  For the power users on the forums, this blog entry will be an overview, but it may also provide new information that can help in troubleshooting.

General Overview:

The Backup Exec installation log file uses colors to identify informational, warning and error messages.  The warning messages are yellow and errors messages are red. 

The installation log file receives logging information from the Backup Exec...

Nick Elmer | 11 Jul 2011 | 2 comments

Hello again!

Many of you probably do not know that I started in support some 15+ years ago. I spent a number of years helping customers with various technical problems. It is because of those years I spent in support, I learned a lot about customer experience and expectations. It gave me a real appreciation for the problems our customers face. Now as I work on product features as a developer, I am always looking for ways to improve what we do for you! When I work on a feature, I want to make the functionality obvious, simple, and if possible, 100% reliable. I realize that’s not reality, but that is always my goal!

One of the features I was responsible for a few releases back, is the Active Directory(AD) install of RAWS via Group Policy Objects(GPO). For those who do not know what it is, it is a way to add an application to Active Directory, that is installed on demand or on system boot. We choose a per computer approach since RAWS is installed per machine, and...

Nick Elmer | 06 Jun 2011 | 14 comments

So, your backup server is a few years old and you find yourself in need of a newer, bigger, better, faster one. Just one problem, you want/need to keep your data from Backup Exec for compliance reasons. You have the perfect server that is ready to take on this new role. It is some new 64 bit monster with Windows 2008 R2, tons of I/O capacity, memory, disk space and more. Then you ask yourself, how do I move Backup Exec’s data from the old server to the new server and keep everything in working order? Time to check the technote database! So you head off to http://support.symantec.com and start doing some queries. You may find this technote:

How to migrate (move) Backup Exec from one system to another with the same version of BE, Windows and same or different computer names.
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content...

Peter Imming | 01 Jun 2010 | 13 comments

This release of Backup Exec includes the following new features and capabilities:

  • Improved Backup-to-Disk support on removable hard disk devices such as USB and Firewire
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 support
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 support
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 support
  • Exchange 2010 SP1 support
  • Mac OSX 10.6 “Snow Leopard”  support
  • A new, simpler wizard for installation designed for small or uncomplicated environments.
  • View and add Backup Exec and Symantec RSS feeds in the Home view on the Backup Exec Administration Console to keep up with the latest release information on Backup Exec within the Backup Exec console
  • An enhanced Backup Wizard to help make creating backup jobs easier than ever.
  • New NDMP NAS device support from leading NAS vendors
  • Deduplication Option now allows direct restores of granular data from a...
Swathi Turlapaty | 31 Mar 2010 | 2 comments

The Backup Exec team is committed to enhancing your user experience with our software, and we are pleased to invite you participate in usability studies. You will not be asked to purchase anything. Typically we conduct usability study sessions remotely. This means you will use Backup Exec running on our test machines controlled conveniently from your own workstation. It’s easy and requires only an hour of your time.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an email with your contact information including your name, email address, company name and job title. You may be contacted by one of our usability engineers for additional information so we can schedule you for future studies most relevant to your areas...