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Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition

The gold standard in disaster recovery

Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 delivers superior backup and disaster recovery for Linux servers that enable businesses to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes.

Symantec System Recovery Linux 2013 R2 System Requirements

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 50 MB free disk space
  • Libfuse for recovery point mount capability
  • Squashfs-tool on Red Hat to create the Symantec Recovery Disk
  • Genisoimage on RHEL 6.0 to create the Symantec Recovery Disk

Operating System

Operating Systems Supported for Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 11 SP1, 11 SP2 and 11 SP3 (x86) 32-bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 11 SP1, 11 SP2 and 11 SP3 (x86_64 not ia64) 64-bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 10 SP1, 10 SP2, 10 SP3 and 10 SP4 (x86)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 10 SP1, 10 SP2, 10 SP3 and 10 SP4 (x86_64 not ia64) 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.10 (x86) 32-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9 and 5.10 (x86_64 not ia64) 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 (x86) 32-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 (x86_64 not ia64) 64-bit
  • Centos 5.10 (x86)
  • Centos 5.10 (x86_64)
  • Centos 6.5 (x86)
  • Centos 6.5 (x86_64)

Supported Platforms

Please visit our support page for information on operating systems, platforms, and applications.

Symantec System Recovery Management Solution 2013 R2

Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution supports up to 10,000+ installations of Symantec System Recovery for each installation of the solution. However, network performance varies greatly among organizations. The total number of supported installations of Symantec System Recovery may be more or less for your network. Network performance should be monitored to ensure that installations of Symantec System Recovery are not extended beyond the capacity and capability of your network.
The computer on which you install and use Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution must meet the following minimum system requirements.

Minimum system requirements for 64-bit operating systems

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.0 GHz or faster (32 bit), Dual Processor Dual Core with 2.53 GHz or faster (64-bit). Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
RAM: 4 GB or more
Available disk space: 20 GB or more
Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition, or Standard Edition with service pack 1.
Database: Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions of the following are supported:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 only
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 onwards
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Note: Symantec recommends that you install Microsoft SQL Server and Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution on separate computers to avoid computer performance issues.
Software: The following must be installed on the computer on which you want to install Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution:
  • Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 or later
  • Symantec Installation Manager 7.5
  • Symantec Management Platform 7.5 HF 6
Note 1: Installation of Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution is not supported on encrypted file systems.
Note 2: Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution does not support Symantec Management Platform 7.5 SP1.
Internet access: High speed Internet access is recommended at the computer where you install Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 Management Solution.
Symantec also recommends that you familiarize yourself with the Symantec Management Platform by reviewing the "Symantec Management Platform Installation Guide."

Symantec System Recovery Monitor 2013 R2

The following Microsoft Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems are supported:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (All Editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (All Editions)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (Desktop Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
The minimum system requirements to run the Symantec System Recovery 2013 Monitor application:
  • Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5
    Note: Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 is only required for Windows 2003.

Prerequisites for the Host Computer

The following are the requirements to run this version of the Symantec System Recovery 2013 Monitor:
  • 25-MB installation disk space.
  • Microsoft Windows display resolution set to 1024 x 768.
To enable the View Console link, ensure that one of the following versions is installed:
  • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 9.0.5
  • Symantec System Recovery 10.0.2 or higher
To enable communication with remote computers, add the DCOM port [Default: TCP port 135] and the Symantec System Recovery service [default location: C:\Program Files\Symantec \Symantec System Recovery\Agent\vprosvc.exe] to the firewall exceptions list.

Prerequisites for the Client Computer

Ensure that the Symantec System Recovery service is operational. For more information about Symantec System Recovery service, see the Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 User Guide.
To enable communication from the host computers, add the DCOM port [Default: TCP port 135] and the Symantec System Recovery service [default location: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\Agent\vprosvc.exe] to the firewall exceptions list.
Ensure that the Simple File sharing option is disabled for the following versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Microsoft Windows XP (All Editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or R2
For more information about disabling the simple file sharing option, please visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874
If you use a standard user account with administrator privileges to add and monitor a remote computer, you must turn off the User Account Control (UAC) setting on the remote computer. You are not required to turn off the UAC setting, if you are using a default administrator account.
Ensure that the Backup Exec System Recovery 9.0 or higher is installed on the client computer.

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