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@BackupMikko | 18 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

We are excited to announce Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway VTL support for Backup Exec 2014. The AWS Storage Gateway VTL enables Backup Exec 2014 customers to expand the powerful media management capabilities of Backup Exec to Cloud Storage.

AWS Storage Gateway VTL integration accelerates IT agility for Backup Exec 2014 customers by seamlessly migrating existing backup jobs to cloud storage by simply adding another job stage or by replacing existing storage destination with the AWS VTL.

The seamless integration enables anybody to take advantage of Cloud Storage benefits like automation, elasticity and Pay-as-you-Go directly from Backup Exec 2014 without spending time and resources learning and managing new products or re-architecting environments.


Nick Elmer | 01 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Backup Exec Install Blog (VC Runtimes)

Backup Exec 2014 has had a warm reception in the field, and it is so good to see the excitement around the product return!  From my point of view, there were only a few customer-facing changes on the install side for this release. One of those changes was a shift in how we install Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes with the product. This blog will attempt to explain that shift and the reasons behind it.

What is a VC Runtime and why do you care? Well, the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes are basically a set of files Microsoft delivers to application vendors, like Symantec, who build Windows applications on top of them. Essentially, runtimes provide the interfaces Backup Exec needs to get work done on a Windows system. They are delivered in two ways:

  1. As a standalone installation package that vendors can install before their application
  2. As a "Merge Module" that gets embedded into a Windows Installer...
Digital_Kru | 25 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

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As an IT administrator, there are few things which conjure more of a sick feeling in the pit of one’s stomach than a disastrous event which corrupts or loses company data. Data is the second currency of a business after actual currency, so losing it is not an option. These disastrous events take all kinds of forms including natural disasters, data breaches from hackers, accidental data deletion, and a myriad of others. Even something as small as an engineer spilling coffee on a system could wipe out the server and any virtual servers running on it.

However, statistically the data shows us that most organizations are not implementing a disaster recovery plan. In 2012, Symantec’s SMB (worldwide organizations with less than 250 employees) disaster preparedness survey found that despite its importance,...

Brian Greene | 02 Jun 2014 | 39 comments

I am really excited to announce that Backup Exec 2014 is generally available!

What’s New in Backup Exec 2014?

  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 support: Backup Exec now fully supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Superior visibility into backup jobs: We heard you loud and clear. The Backup Exec job monitor is back. You can monitor the status of all backup jobs from a single view, giving you visibility into the status of your backup jobs. In addition, save time and simplify the creation of backup jobs by backing up and managing multiple servers with a single backup job.
  • Simplified upgrade/migration process: Many of you asked us to simplify the migration process to the latest version. If you are using Backup Exec 12.5, 2010 or 2012 you can upgrade and keep your jobs and settings intact...
Brian Greene | 19 May 2014 | 121 comments

We promised to keep you updated on the progress of Backup Exec 2014. Today, I am excited to confirm that Backup Exec 2014 will reach general availability (GA) on 2 June 2014!

As indicated in my last update, we closed the Beta program a little over a week ago. I wanted to share some additional customer feedback we received since that time:

  • “Love the redesign on the UI- specifically the Job Monitor.”
  • “Happy that I have so much flexibility to see what is happening, without having to navigate between screens.”
  • “Very pleased with it. Very smooth installation and it works very good.”

Thank you for your continued support.