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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...

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...

PackMatt73 | 06 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Building a traditional backup solution can result in a high level of complexity where the processes are often too siloed and too unreliable to be trusted with your company’s most valuable asset. But, complexity does not need to be the normal state of affairs. The Backup Exec 3600 Appliance mitigates the problems of complexity, cost, and risk associated with traditional backup solutions by delivering a combined hardware and software solution in a single package.

Join our next On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, August 14th when our experts will discuss the turnkey advantages of the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance. It provides a Backup Server, 5.5TB of back end storage as well as “all-you-can-eat” Backup Exec 2012 Agents and Options, including the Deduplication Option, all in one pre-configured box.

This Hangout will assist partners, service providers and end-users as they design and implement a data protection strategy. We will take an in-depth look at...

SkipStPierre | 03 Aug 2013 | 3 comments

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What is the Backup Exec Partner Toolkit?

The Backup Exec Partner Toolkit demonstrates the power of the Backup Exec data protection portfolio by qualifying the hardware configuration of potential backup servers to ensure they will perform to expectations, by calculating front-end capacity amounts to streamline the Backup Exec licensing process, and by demonstrating the storage optimization benefits of Backup Exec’s deduplication technology.

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The Backup Exec Partner Toolkit includes three components designed to help partners and end users perform environmental assessments either before or after installing a Backup Exec solution. These are as follows:

  • Performance Analyzer
  • Deduplication Assessment
  • Front-end Capacity Analyzer

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Drew Meyer | 23 Jul 2013 | 56 comments

"Do... or do not. There is no try."

-Yoda

 

The Backup Exec team announces the general availability of the two Service Packs for BE2010 and BE2012 that bring support for Windows Server 2012 (via an agent), vSphere 5.1 and a host of quality improvements. Download right now from the TechNote or watch for the patch to be available via LiveUpdate in a few weeks.

Backup Exec 2010 R3 revision 5204 Service Pack 3

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 2

These releases mark a major milestone in our plan to restore delight in Backup Exec customers. We know they do not address every concern, but are continued proof of the Symantec commitment that started last fall.

  • We offered show attendees a...