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Symantec Backup Exec

Backup Exec™ 15 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery designed for your entire infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical or cloud. Advanced integration with the most recent releases of VMware and Hyper-V ensures recovery is fast and efficient. In a matter of minutes, you can recover anything including VMs, applications, databases, files, folders and granular application objects.
Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack (FP1) 1 is now generally available. Learn more.

What are Agents, Options and Add-ons

Backup Exec 15 Agents and Options enhance and extend Backup Exec features, capabilities, and platform support.
Whether you need to protect VMware® vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V®, physical servers, critical applications, or databases, Backup Exec has a portfolio of high powered agents and options to scale and grow your Backup Exec environment.


Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V

The Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V provides comprehensive protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). Additionally, by executing post-processing tasks that do not impact the backup window, such as log truncation, collection of meta data, and searchable catalogs, Backup Exec delivers highly optimized backup and fast, agile recovery of data directly from storage.
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Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases

The Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases provides market leading data protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, Oracle, Symantec Enterprise Vault, and Lotus Domino in a virtual or physical environment.

Backup Exec Agent for Windows

The Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides high performance data protection for remote Windows servers and includes Open File protection and Simplified Disaster Recovery. This Agent optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers with NDMP technology that also provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.

Backup Exec Agent for Linux

Provides high-performance protection for remote 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers with support for both Intel and AMD 32-bit and 64-bit processors. This agent extends the Backup Exec advanced agent technology to Linux operating systems by providing full, incremental, and differential backup support, restore capabilities, and client-side deduplication for supported distributions of Linux.
Please note: For data deduplication, the Deduplication Option needs to be licensed separately.

Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server

Provides storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec environment. IT administrators can directly attach tape and disk storage devices to a remote Linux server, allowing backup data to be protected directly to those Linux attached storage devices. This provides added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially for larger backups on those remote Linux servers.

Backup Exec Agent for Mac

Provides support for online non-disruptive backup of Mac operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec administrators and further provides up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.


Backup Exec Deduplication Option

Easily reduce data backup storage while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option. Whether you deduplicate at the client, media server, or OST appliance, Backup Exec can deduplicate across all backup jobs including physical and virtual backups delivering superior deduplication capabilities.
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Enterprise Server Option

The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating two Backup Exec Options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option and Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option (Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option is built into the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option).

Backup Exec NDMP Option

The Backup Exec NDMP Option uses the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to backup and restore Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices including NetApp, EMC Celerra, and IBM N-Series storage configurations.

Backup Exec Library Expansion Option

The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library. Backup Exec supports one of the most comprehensive lists of tape devices in the industry with support for almost all SCSI, SAS, and Fibre attached tape devices from single drive libraries to large tape silos.

Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option

Designed for Virtual Tape Libraries, the Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Unlimited Drive Option provides simple, cost efficient pricing for VTL devices by supporting an unlimited number of virtual tape drives and slots without the need to license each tape drive on a Backup Exec Media server separately. License is per VTL device.

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restoring ntfs data to CIFS share (mapped drive)

I need a solution Hello  I have a query using NBU7.6 If I backup a windows machine d:\test_data (1TB) and if I want to restore that data on to a CIFS share which I have mapped on a different windows machine. Can I do this.  Thank you 0 ...

Posted: Nov 30, 2015 4:40:07 AM


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