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Aidan Finley | 03 May 2011 | 21 comments

Backup Exec 2010 R3 Released Today, May 3rd, 2011 – with improvements in virtualization backup, archiving, and security

Backup Exec 2010 R3 continues with our “R” series of releases – new features, new capabilities, and continued improvement to our award-winning backup and recovery application. 

What’s New in Backup Exec 2010 R3

There’s quite a bit of goodness in this release.  Since Symantec as a company has focused heavily in the virtualization space, it stands to reason that many of the improvements in Backup Exec 2010 R3 revolve around virtualization.  But that’s not all we improved in this release!

If you backup and restore VMware with Backup Exec and the Deduplication Option, this update is for you.  We’ve made significant improvement to the...

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...
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@...

Digital Dave | 06 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

As I recounted in the first two blog posts in our series this week, we’re counting down a list of pitfalls IT often makes when attempting to back up data in virtual environments. We’ve already covered the first three – failing to back up virtual machines, installing a backup agent on every guest, and running two backup infrastructures
So, on to the next two. 
Mistake #4: Failing to Protect Your Applications
Failing to protect key applications is the most straightforward mistake and the easiest to solve, and yet is oddly still a common issue.  Backup is not just for files, but also key applications.  Let’s use the...

BE-Billy | 10 Aug 2010 | 23 comments

Customer satisfaction is paramount to all things in the eyes of the Backup Exec product team.  Backup Exec 2010 R2 is a release that represents Symantec’s ongoing commitment to product quality, platform support and ease of doing business.  We have listened long and hard to the very active Backup Exec community and are delivering on both usability and overall customer experience.  Whether you are just joining the Backup Exec family or if you are just curious about why now is a great time to upgrade your existing Backup Exec installation, Backup Exec 2010 R2 is THE place to start!

So…what’s new in R2?

Backup Exec 2010 R2 focuses on three major themes:


Backup Exec 2010 R2 has taken great strides to ensure that our customers are able to not only install and/or upgrade with confidence, but to also...

Swathi Turlapaty | 19 Apr 2010 | 14 comments

Here is a list of free Backup Exec 2010 modules made availble for the Connect users. Hope you'll find them handy!!

Working with Exchange Granular Recovery Technology

This module describes how Granular Recovery Technology works with Microsoft Exchange and the features of the Exchange Agent.
Configuring and Troubleshooting Tape Hardware This module describes tape hardware types and their features and the configuration and troubleshooting procedures.
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...