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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.

Brian Greene | 16 Apr 2014 | 13 comments

*** May 19, 2014: *** A new update is now available at: http://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2014-ga-date-confirmed

*** May 8, 2014: *** We thank you for your overwhelmingly positive response to the Backup Exec 2014 Beta program. The Beta will close tomorrow. We greatly appreciate your continued support. ***

For those of you accepted into the Backup Exec 2014 Beta program, a new build is now available for download. Participants will receive an email notification from SymBeta. If you are part of the Beta program and have not received it, please log into your SymBeta account and check your download section. Due to an overwhelming response, we are not able to accept any new registrations for the Beta program at this time. 

With the new...

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...

lmosla | 11 Mar 2014 | 1 comment

Symantec Help (SymHelp)

  •  A multi-product diagnostic tool
  •  Identifies common issues
  •  Gathering data for support assisted troubleshooting
  •  Provides links and useful support resource information

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH170735

Note: Symantec Help replaces Symantec Backup Exec Support Tool  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH126539

B2D Test Tool

Tests the basic functionality of a Backup to Disk device used in Backup Exec  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69107

  • Backup Exec Backup-to-Disk Test Tool (B2DTest_32bit.exe) - 32 Bit Version ...
Brian Greene | 19 Feb 2014 | 23 comments

Mar. 10, 2014: ***Stage 2 of the Backup Exec 2014 Beta is now live for those who previously registered. You should have received an email with download instructions. If you previously registered for the Beta, but did not receive download instructions via email, please send an email to bebeta@symantec.com. As a friendly reminder, the Beta program is closed to new registrations. We thank you for your continued support. ***

Feb.28, 2014: ***Please note: Registration for the Backup Exec 2014 Beta is now closed, as the maximum number of applicants has been reached.  We are grateful for the overwhelming response and appreciate your support.***

We are excited to share some important news with you today. Based on feedback from customers and partners during our Tech Demos at the end of last year, the next release of Backup Exec (formerly referenced as Backup Exec 2012 R2), will be named Backup Exec...

Brian Greene | 25 Nov 2013 | 27 comments

Feb. 19, 2014: ***Please find a new update to this post at: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/back...  for additional information*** 

By way of introduction, my name is Brian Greene and I lead the product management team for Backup Exec. In late October, we posted an update about Backup Exec 2012 R2 and promised you more details as they became available. In the spirit of keeping an open dialog, I wanted to get back to you and share the latest information: 

  1. Windows Server 2012 R2 support: Backup Exec 2012 R2 will include agent and media server support for Windows Server 2012 R2. This is a significant undertaking by...
Kate Lewis | 19 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

The Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available for download and adds support for vSphere 5.5.

How to download the service pack

If you are an existing customer and would like to download the latest Backup Exec service pack, please visit: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH205351. From there download the EXE at the bottom of the page. If you experience any difficulties or need any assistance, please email: Lenora_Moss@symantec.com.

Free 60-day trial

If you’re new to Backup Exec, try out Backup Exec today with our free Backup Exec 60-day trial. Visit: www.backupexec.com/trybe to download your copy.

Blake M | 23 Oct 2013 | 100 comments

 ***Nov. 26, 2013:  Thank you for all of your comments.  A new update is now available at:  https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-2012-r2-update-news-about-windows-server-2012-r2-support-and-target-ga ***

From:  Blake McConnell, vice president of Product Management, Backup and Recovery, Symantec Corp.

It’s always a good day when we can share product updates and progress with Symantec’s Backup Exec community. This is one of those good days.

Thank you

First I want to thank all of you for your continued loyalty to Backup Exec. I realize that today’s update may not address every question, wish or concern, but still want to communicate the significant progress that is being made.

vSphere 5.5® support

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james_sherburne@symantec.com | 14 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

  Simplified Access & Expanded Non-English Language Support Now Available!

Our top-level Backup Exec and Symantec Endpoint Protection landing pages (support.symantec.com/backup-exec and support.symantec.com/endpoint-protection) have been dramatically streamlined and simplified, with a number of changes designed to make important information more readily accessible. In addition to basic changes, like moving contact numbers to the Contact Support page:

  • Knowledge base searches are now available from every page
  • All BE and SEP landing pages will have a “Change Language” element.  The language choices are English and nine other non-English languages.  The language preference is saved (by a cookie), and subsequent pages on Symantec.com will display in that language.

 SymHelp - Updated:  Now Accessed via "Diagnostics" link:

Symantec announces the latest upgrade of our free...