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Backup Exec Family

Reliable application, virtual server, and Windows Server backup software designed for your growing business.

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What is Backup Exec?

Protect more, store less and save more with the Symantec Backup Exec Family. It delivers reliable data backup designed for your business. Learn more about our file backup software now.

BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY SOFTWARE

Backup Exec

Backup Exec

Protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, reduces storage with integrated data deduplication and offers unmatched recovery capabilities in a single solution. Backup Exec is licensed per agent and option or per front end TB (capacity).
Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition

Backup Exec V-Ray Edition

Licensed per socket, the Backup Exec V-Ray Edition is specifically engineered to protect your virtual environment. It dramatically reduces the time to recover from data loss or major disasters by protecting an unlimited number of guest machines per host including all of the applications and databases.
Backup Exec Small Business Edition

Backup Exec Small Business Edition

In one simple yet comprehensive package proven in millions of installations worldwide, the Backup Exec Small Business Edition provides a total solution for data backup, system restoration and disaster recovery for up to three servers.
Symantec System Recovery Server Edition

System Recovery Server Edition

Superior image-based backup and disaster recovery for Windows and Linux servers. Through patented Restore Anyware™ technology, IT administrators can rapidly restore exactly what they need, when and where they need it - including entire physical and virtual machines to bare metal or dissimilar hardware as well as files, folders, and granular application objects.

INTEGRATED BACKUP APPLIANCES

Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

Backup Exec 3600 Appliance offers integrated software and hardware to provide an easy, complete, and cost-effective backup and recovery solution.

DESKTOP AND LAPTOP BACKUP AND RECOVERY SOFTWARE

Symantec System Recovery Server Edition

Desktop and Laptop Option

Easy to use solution which provides reliable automated file backup and recovery for desktops and laptops from the market leader in Data Protection. Whether desktops and laptops are connected to the network or offline, the Desktop and Laptop Option provides continuous data protection regardless of their connectivity.
Symantec System Recovery Desktop Edition

System Recovery Desktop Edition

Award winning image-based backup and disaster recovery software for desktops and laptops that enables users or IT admins to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes.

EXTENDED BACKUP CAPABILITIES

Add-on scalable agents and options tailored to your environment
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BACKUP EXEC

Agents

  • Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines with Host-level backup, powered by Symantec’s V-Ray technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder level and even granular objects from that same single image-level backup without restoring the entire virtual machine - eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.
    • Protects an unlimited number of Microsoft or VMware guest virtual machines per host
    • Multiple data recovery options from a single pass backup in seconds:
      • Full virtual machines
      • Individual VMDK and VHD files
      • Applications and databases
      • Individual Files and Folders
      • Granular data from virtualized Applications including; Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory*
    • Verify the recoverability of VM backups
    • Integration with VMware’s vSphere vStorage API’s to maximize backup and recovery performance
    • Integration with Microsoft VSS for virtualized application protection
    • Support for disk and tape storage environments
    * Requires the 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, Enterprise Vault, and Lotus Domino in a virtual or physical environment.
    • Protection for Microsoft Exchange
      Revolutionizes data protection and recovery by significantly reducing the number of backups and time required to protect Exchange. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save valuable time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual emails and mailboxes from a single pass backup in seconds without the need for multiple Exchange backups. Fast, flexible technology protects Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 (including 2010 SP1) Servers while the application is still online.
    • Protection for Microsoft SQL Server
      Designed to be flexible and easy to use, protection for Microsoft SQL Server provides fast, online protection of SQL Server with flexible recovery options that enable IT administrators to restore SQL Server databases down to the individual file group from a single pass backup. Administrators can also restore SQL server databases to destinations other than where they originated, directing a copy of the actual data streams being sent to media by a SQL Server database to a local directory for later use. SQL Server 2008 snapshots are integrated into the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated look at all data copies available for recovery in seconds.
    • Protection for Microsoft SharePoint
      Quickly and easily recover individual objects, documents or the entire SharePoint farm with robust data protection for Microsoft SharePoint. Supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010, both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 2012 media server, you can protect 32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a Single-Server or within a Multi-Server Farm. Protection for SharePoint leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users save time and money and reduces complexity by providing the ability to restore individual documents, sites and list items quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup without having to recover the entire database. Each file is recovered with attributes and security fully intact. GRT also enables the IT Administrator to restore the documents to the original document library in the SharePoint farm or redirect the restore of documents to the file system.
    • Protection for Microsoft Active Directory
      Dramatically reduce the time to recover from small disasters of lost, deleted, corrupted or overwritten user accounts, objects, and attributes, helping to improve employee productivity, reduce the potential for greater issues, and alleviate the aggravation associated with traditional Active Directory protection and recovery. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual user accounts and organizational units from a single pass backup while Active Directory remains online - no reboots!
    • Protection for Enterprise Vault
      Provides integrated backup protection for Symantec Enterprise Vault archives, including support for Enterprise Vault 8, 9, and 10. Through this agent, Backup Exec provides full application protection for Enterprise Vault directory databases, partitions or vault stores and indexes. All backup and recovery jobs are managed though the Backup Exec Administration console which allows users to easily select some or all of the Enterprise Vault resources they wish to backup as well as quickly browsing and selecting the Enterprise Vault components for recovery, including entire sites, individual partitions, and indexes.
    • Protection for Lotus Domino Server
      Integrates comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x, 8 and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases within daily backup activities. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Lotus Domino including partitioned and clustered Lotus Domino servers and new support for Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) store and associated NLO files. Using the native Domino backup API, protection for Lotus Domino server integrates non-disruptive data protection of the databases and transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options include database redirection and point-in-time "rollback" recovery of databases or transaction logs. Users benefit from user-controlled recycling of the transaction logs, reducing manual intervention and speeding up recovery.
    • Protection for Oracle on Windows and Linux Servers
      Integrated non-disruptive data protection for business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. Use advanced features, such as the granular protection of individual table spaces or a complete application/database backup and the protection of archived redo logs and control files, without ever taking them offline. Backup Exec 2012 delivers full support of Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN). Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec Media Server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores. Supports Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The new version also supports Red Hat and SUSE Linux. Backup Exec 2012 also provides protection for Oracle application servers or business critical applications requiring high availability running within Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Windows and Linux servers. Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec media server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores.
  • The agent for Windows Systems provides many benefits including Remote Agent support, Continuous Protection Agent capabilities, Advanced Open File protection and Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option. The Remote Agent expands network-wide data protection and optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers. Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps optimize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. The Continuous Protection Agent enables continuous disk-based data protection for remote file servers with LAN or WAN connectivity to the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server. Continuous protection simplifies backups by consolidating data protection into a central server, eliminates the backup window needed to protect each file server, and provides faster restores by helping to ensure business-critical data is immediately accessible. The Advanced Open File Option handles open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use and are not skipped when running a backup job. The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option saves time by automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of system recovery. This tape-based system recovery solution quickly recovers downed servers, enabling restores from the last complete backup set, including full, differential, incremental, and working set backups. With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent, users truly have comprehensive data and system protection for every remote Windows server.
    • Optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers for faster backups
    • Protects open files on local or remote servers while in use
    • Automates server disaster recovery for local and remote tape-based environments to quickly get your business back on track.
    • Provides continuous disk-based protection, with point-in-time snapshots, while eliminating file server backup windows

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  • Provides high-performance network wide data protection and recovery for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Linux and Solaris servers, including support for Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The redesigned agent extends Backup Exec software's advanced agent technology beyond Windows and NetWare to meet the needs of the emerging business applications on Linux operating systems. This agent offers full or incremental, or differential, backup and restore for the following products:
    • Red Hat
    • Red Flag
    • Miracle
    • SUSE
    • Sun Solaris (SPARC)
    • VMware
    • SUSE Linux
    • Solaris 10 on Intel
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported versions.
  • The Backup Exec 2010 Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers provides new storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec for Windows Server environment. Now IT administrators can directly attach a storage device to a remote Linux server providing added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs on remote Linux servers. Each Remote Medias Agent for Linux Servers would include a Remote Agent for Linux Servers and all media server job configurations would be centrally managed through the primary Windows media server console.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported versions.
  • The Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Remote Agent for Macintosh Servers provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Macintosh OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5.x and 10.6 operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.

Options

  • The Backup Exec Cloud DR Option enables the rapid recovery of VMware vSphere virtual environments. This Recovery as a Service offering replicates and recovers applications running in VMware environments in the cloud, enabling IT professionals to restore applications in minutes vs. hours or days.
  • Save over 20% off MSRP with the latest Deduplication Suite! Experience the new benefits of integrated deduplication in Backup Exec 2010 through a special Suite offering. Included in this suite is one Backup Exec Media Server license and one Deduplication Option license which will support your entire media server environment.
    • Includes one Backup Exec Media Server license and one Deduplication Option license which will support your entire media server environment.
  • The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option and Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option.

    Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option

    Enables faster backups and restores through advanced disk-based backup and recovery, including Synthetic and Off-Host backups to perform zero impact backups. Synthetic backups reduce backup windows and network bandwidth requirements and do not impact the original client. True image restore functionality automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying restores. The Off-Host backup feature provides SAN-based Microsoft VSS-enabled snapshots using supported 3rd party hardware storage arrays. This enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer from processing the backup operation by taking a snapshot of its data volumes and importing the snapshots to the Backup Exec media server for fast local backup over the SAN. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:

    Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option

    Simplifies management of multiple Backup Exec media servers by providing a centralized management console view of all backup and restore operations. The Central Admin Server uses the same Backup Exec console, but provides a consolidated view of all Backup Exec operations including centralized backup, restore, monitoring, alerting, and reporting for multiple Backup Exec media servers in a Windows data center, distributed throughout the network or at remote offices. The Central Admin Server Option makes Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to manage. Operations can continue uninterrupted on the managed media server even when there is a non-persistent network connection to the central administration server.

    Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option

    This powerful LAN-free backup solution allows multiple distributed backup servers to centralize storage devices that are connected over a switched fabric or iSCSI SAN for greater performance, efficiency, and fault tolerance. SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job activity across shared devices from multiple Backup Exec servers. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:
  • The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 2010 NDMP Option supports the backup and restore of NDMP NetApp (Data ONTAP 7.0/8.0 or later) EMC Celerra (with DART 5.5/6.0 or later) and IBM N-Series storage configurations with tape devices attached and new protection for NDMP devices residing in remote locations including in a Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations for added flexibility. Backup Exec 2010 NDMP option also provides automated NDMP filer data duplication to tape, reducing backup management. Overall support for NDMP devices greatly expands the number of disk targets that can be selected for disk-based data protection.

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  • The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option scales the media storage system by leveraging additional drives within multidrive tape or optical autoloader/library storage systems. This option's Advanced Device and Media Management (ADAMM) technology provides extensive configuration and management capabilities, including lights-out backup and restore operations and bar code reader and portal support for both SCSI and Fibre attached devices. Users can partition slots within a library to target backup jobs to a specific slot.
  • Backup Exec introduces a new VTL Unlimited Drive Option which provides simple, cost efficient pricing for VTL devices by providing unlimited Library Expansion Options per Backup Exec Media Server.
    The new VTL option allows administrators to integrate a VTL storage environment as a unique device that shows only tape functions that are valid for VTLs (i.e. no retention). VTL media can also be modified to erase data that has reached its expiration data to reclaim storage space for more crucial data.
  • NEW Backup Exec Exchange Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for growing Exchange environments by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than by separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Exchange server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived emails using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.
    • Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
    • Licensed per 10/100 user packs
    • Requires an Exchange Agent for each Exchange Server

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  • The NEW Backup Exec File System Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for file systems by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Files server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived documents and files using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.
    • Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
    • Licensed per protected/archived server
    • Requires an Agent for Windows Systems for each archived server

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  • With the majority of business-critical information residing outside the data center or off corporate servers, protection for desktops and laptops is a must. The enhanced Desktop and Laptop Option delivers continuous data protection to desktops and laptops whether in the office or on the road. Not only improving data protection and efficiency, this option enables users to restore their own files and maintains synchronization between multiple desktops and laptops so the most up-to-date file versions are available on all of a user's computers. Because the Desktop and Laptop Option does not require a dedicated stand-alone server as competing products do, it easily integrates into existing IT infrastructure and policies, helping lower the total cost of ownership.
    The new push-install functionality from within Backup Exec centralizes deployment. Backup Exec 2010 includes support for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 64-bit OS, as well as delta file transfer, reducing the total amount of data being backed up. With this release, this option is integrated with Backup Exec Retrieve (available with the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server) for even greater simplified file recovery.

BACKUP EXEC 3600 APPLIANCE

Agents

  • Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines with host-level backup, powered by Symantec™ VRay technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder, and even granular object level from that same single image-level backup without restoring the entire virtual machine—eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.
  • 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.
  • 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 exclusive Agent Accelerator technology that provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.
  • 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.
  • Provides support for online non-disruptive backup of Macintosh operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.
  • 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.
  • Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines with host-level backup, powered by Symantec™ VRay technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder, and even granular object level from that same single image-level backup without restoring the entire virtual machine—eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.
  • 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.
  • 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 exclusive Agent Accelerator technology that provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.
  • 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.
  • Provides support for online non-disruptive backup of Macintosh operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.
  • 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.

Options

  • Provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library.
  • Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option.
  • The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option, and Backup Exec storage area network (SAN) Shared Storage 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.
  • 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.
  • Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option.
  • The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option, and Backup Exec storage area network (SAN) Shared Storage 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.
  • Provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library.
  • 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.

BACKUP EXEC SMALL BUSINESS EDITION

Agents

  • The agent expands network-wide data protection and optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers running Microsoft applications (Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, SharePoint). Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps optimize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.
    This complete recovery solution quickly recovers granular objects directly into the application without a reboot, or to another location; while also enabling restores of full systems (physical or virtual), quickly getting your business back on track.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of Windows supported versions.
  • Provides high-performance network wide data protection and recovery for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Linux and Solaris servers, including support for Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors.
    The agent extends Backup Exec Small Business Edition’s advanced agent technology beyond Windows to meet the needs of the emerging business applications on Linux operating systems.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of Linux supported versions.
  • The Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Macintosh Servers provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Macintosh operating systems.
    The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported Macintosh versions.
  • The Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Windows operating systems.
    This agent data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures 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 exclusive Agent Accelerator technology that provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. Open files are protected with the Advanced Open File capability built into the Agent for Windows. This capability integrates with VSS to protect open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported Windows versions.

BACKUP EXEC V-RAY EDITION

Agents

  • Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines with Host-level backup, powered by Symantec’s V-Ray technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder level and even granular objects from that same single image-level backup without restoring the entire virtual machine - eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.
    • Protects an unlimited number of Microsoft or VMware guest virtual machines per host
    • Multiple data recovery options from a single pass backup in seconds:
      • Full virtual machines
      • Individual VMDK and VHD files
      • Applications and databases
      • Individual Files and Folders
      • Granular data from virtualized Applications including; Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory*
    • Verify the recoverability of VM backups
    • Integration with VMware’s vSphere vStorage API’s to maximize backup and recovery performance
    • Integration with Microsoft VSS for virtualized application protection
    • Support for disk and tape storage environments
    * Requires the 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, Enterprise Vault, and Lotus Domino in a virtual or physical environment.
    • Protection for Microsoft Exchange
      Revolutionizes data protection and recovery by significantly reducing the number of backups and time required to protect Exchange. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save valuable time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual emails and mailboxes from a single pass backup in seconds without the need for multiple Exchange backups. Fast, flexible technology protects Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 (including 2010 SP1) Servers while the application is still online.
    • Protection for Microsoft SQL Server
      Designed to be flexible and easy to use, protection for Microsoft SQL Server provides fast, online protection of SQL Server with flexible recovery options that enable IT administrators to restore SQL Server databases down to the individual file group from a single pass backup. Administrators can also restore SQL server databases to destinations other than where they originated, directing a copy of the actual data streams being sent to media by a SQL Server database to a local directory for later use. SQL Server 2008 snapshots are integrated into the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated look at all data copies available for recovery in seconds.
    • Protection for Microsoft SharePoint
      Quickly and easily recover individual objects, documents or the entire SharePoint farm with robust data protection for Microsoft SharePoint. Supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010, both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 2012 media server, you can protect 32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a Single-Server or within a Multi-Server Farm. Protection for SharePoint leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users save time and money and reduces complexity by providing the ability to restore individual documents, sites and list items quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup without having to recover the entire database. Each file is recovered with attributes and security fully intact. GRT also enables the IT Administrator to restore the documents to the original document library in the SharePoint farm or redirect the restore of documents to the file system.
    • Protection for Microsoft Active Directory
      Dramatically reduce the time to recover from small disasters of lost, deleted, corrupted or overwritten user accounts, objects, and attributes, helping to improve employee productivity, reduce the potential for greater issues, and alleviate the aggravation associated with traditional Active Directory protection and recovery. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save time and money by giving them the ability to restore critical data such as individual user accounts and organizational units from a single pass backup while Active Directory remains online - no reboots!
    • Protection for Enterprise Vault
      Provides integrated backup protection for Symantec Enterprise Vault archives, including support for Enterprise Vault 8, 9, and 10. Through this agent, Backup Exec provides full application protection for Enterprise Vault directory databases, partitions or vault stores and indexes. All backup and recovery jobs are managed though the Backup Exec Administration console which allows users to easily select some or all of the Enterprise Vault resources they wish to backup as well as quickly browsing and selecting the Enterprise Vault components for recovery, including entire sites, individual partitions, and indexes.
    • Protection for Lotus Domino Server
      Integrates comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x, 8 and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases within daily backup activities. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Lotus Domino including partitioned and clustered Lotus Domino servers and new support for Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) store and associated NLO files. Using the native Domino backup API, protection for Lotus Domino server integrates non-disruptive data protection of the databases and transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options include database redirection and point-in-time "rollback" recovery of databases or transaction logs. Users benefit from user-controlled recycling of the transaction logs, reducing manual intervention and speeding up recovery.
    • Protection for Oracle on Windows and Linux Servers
      Integrated non-disruptive data protection for business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. Use advanced features, such as the granular protection of individual table spaces or a complete application/database backup and the protection of archived redo logs and control files, without ever taking them offline. Backup Exec 2012 delivers full support of Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN). Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec Media Server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores. Supports Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The new version also supports Red Hat and SUSE Linux. Backup Exec 2012 also provides protection for Oracle application servers or business critical applications requiring high availability running within Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Windows and Linux servers. Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec media server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores.
  • The agent for Windows Systems provides many benefits including Remote Agent support, Continuous Protection Agent capabilities, Advanced Open File protection and Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option. The Remote Agent expands network-wide data protection and optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers. Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps optimize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. The Continuous Protection Agent enables continuous disk-based data protection for remote file servers with LAN or WAN connectivity to the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server. Continuous protection simplifies backups by consolidating data protection into a central server, eliminates the backup window needed to protect each file server, and provides faster restores by helping to ensure business-critical data is immediately accessible. The Advanced Open File Option handles open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use and are not skipped when running a backup job. The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option saves time by automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of system recovery. This tape-based system recovery solution quickly recovers downed servers, enabling restores from the last complete backup set, including full, differential, incremental, and working set backups. With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent, users truly have comprehensive data and system protection for every remote Windows server.
    • Optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers for faster backups
    • Protects open files on local or remote servers while in use
    • Automates server disaster recovery for local and remote tape-based environments to quickly get your business back on track.
    • Provides continuous disk-based protection, with point-in-time snapshots, while eliminating file server backup windows

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  • Provides high-performance network wide data protection and recovery for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Linux and Solaris servers, including support for Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The redesigned agent extends Backup Exec software's advanced agent technology beyond Windows and NetWare to meet the needs of the emerging business applications on Linux operating systems. This agent offers full or incremental, or differential, backup and restore for the following products:
    • Red Hat
    • Red Flag
    • Miracle
    • SUSE
    • Sun Solaris (SPARC)
    • VMware
    • SUSE Linux
    • Solaris 10 on Intel
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported versions.
  • The Backup Exec 2010 Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers provides new storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec for Windows Server environment. Now IT administrators can directly attach a storage device to a remote Linux server providing added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs on remote Linux servers. Each Remote Medias Agent for Linux Servers would include a Remote Agent for Linux Servers and all media server job configurations would be centrally managed through the primary Windows media server console.
    Please visit the Enterprise Support page for a complete list of supported versions.
  • The Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Remote Agent for Macintosh Servers provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Macintosh OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5.x and 10.6 operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.

Options

  • Save over 20% off MSRP with the latest Deduplication Suite! Experience the new benefits of integrated deduplication in Backup Exec 2010 through a special Suite offering. Included in this suite is one Backup Exec Media Server license and one Deduplication Option license which will support your entire media server environment.
    • Includes one Backup Exec Media Server license and one Deduplication Option license which will support your entire media server environment.
  • The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option and Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option.

    Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option

    Enables faster backups and restores through advanced disk-based backup and recovery, including Synthetic and Off-Host backups to perform zero impact backups. Synthetic backups reduce backup windows and network bandwidth requirements and do not impact the original client. True image restore functionality automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying restores. The Off-Host backup feature provides SAN-based Microsoft VSS-enabled snapshots using supported 3rd party hardware storage arrays. This enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer from processing the backup operation by taking a snapshot of its data volumes and importing the snapshots to the Backup Exec media server for fast local backup over the SAN. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:

    Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option

    Simplifies management of multiple Backup Exec media servers by providing a centralized management console view of all backup and restore operations. The Central Admin Server uses the same Backup Exec console, but provides a consolidated view of all Backup Exec operations including centralized backup, restore, monitoring, alerting, and reporting for multiple Backup Exec media servers in a Windows data center, distributed throughout the network or at remote offices. The Central Admin Server Option makes Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to manage. Operations can continue uninterrupted on the managed media server even when there is a non-persistent network connection to the central administration server.

    Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option

    This powerful LAN-free backup solution allows multiple distributed backup servers to centralize storage devices that are connected over a switched fabric or iSCSI SAN for greater performance, efficiency, and fault tolerance. SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job activity across shared devices from multiple Backup Exec servers. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:
  • The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 2010 NDMP Option supports the backup and restore of NDMP NetApp (Data ONTAP 7.0/8.0 or later) EMC Celerra (with DART 5.5/6.0 or later) and IBM N-Series storage configurations with tape devices attached and new protection for NDMP devices residing in remote locations including in a Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations for added flexibility. Backup Exec 2010 NDMP option also provides automated NDMP filer data duplication to tape, reducing backup management. Overall support for NDMP devices greatly expands the number of disk targets that can be selected for disk-based data protection.

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  • The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option scales the media storage system by leveraging additional drives within multidrive tape or optical autoloader/library storage systems. This option's Advanced Device and Media Management (ADAMM) technology provides extensive configuration and management capabilities, including lights-out backup and restore operations and bar code reader and portal support for both SCSI and Fibre attached devices. Users can partition slots within a library to target backup jobs to a specific slot.
  • Backup Exec introduces a new VTL Unlimited Drive Option which provides simple, cost efficient pricing for VTL devices by providing unlimited Library Expansion Options per Backup Exec Media Server.
    The new VTL option allows administrators to integrate a VTL storage environment as a unique device that shows only tape functions that are valid for VTLs (i.e. no retention). VTL media can also be modified to erase data that has reached its expiration data to reclaim storage space for more crucial data.
  • NEW Backup Exec Exchange Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for growing Exchange environments by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than by separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Exchange server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived emails using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.
    • Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
    • Licensed per 10/100 user packs
    • Requires an Exchange Agent for each Exchange Server

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  • The NEW Backup Exec File System Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for file systems by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Files server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived documents and files using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.
    • Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
    • Licensed per protected/archived server
    • Requires an Agent for Windows Systems for each archived server

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  • With the majority of business-critical information residing outside the data center or off corporate servers, protection for desktops and laptops is a must. The enhanced Desktop and Laptop Option delivers continuous data protection to desktops and laptops whether in the office or on the road. Not only improving data protection and efficiency, this option enables users to restore their own files and maintains synchronization between multiple desktops and laptops so the most up-to-date file versions are available on all of a user's computers. Because the Desktop and Laptop Option does not require a dedicated stand-alone server as competing products do, it easily integrates into existing IT infrastructure and policies, helping lower the total cost of ownership.
    The new push-install functionality from within Backup Exec centralizes deployment. Backup Exec 2010 includes support for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 64-bit OS, as well as delta file transfer, reducing the total amount of data being backed up. With this release, this option is integrated with Backup Exec Retrieve (available with the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server) for even greater simplified file recovery.

SYSTEM RECOVERY DESKTOP EDITION

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  • The Symantec System Recovery Management Solution is a highly scalable, centralized management solution designed to centrally manage up to 20,000 Symantec System Recovery clients from a single management server:
    • Centrally deploy, configure and manage Symantec System Recovery across your organization.
    • Create, edit, and distribute backup jobs, policies, installation packages, upgrade packages, and client settings for local and remote systems.
    • Monitor the recovery point status of Windows and Linux servers and Windows desktops/ laptops across your organization.
    • Remotely recover one drive, multiple drives, or an entire computer.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve backup policies remotely.
    • Simplify the tracking of your environment with powerful preset reports.
    Tip: For customers managing smaller Symantec System Recovery environments e.g. less than 100 protected clients, consider using Symantec System Recovery Monitor or the user friendly client console, rather than Symantec System Recovery Management Solution, for remote administration purposes. For more information, see http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/337689.htm.
  • The Symantec System Recovery Monitor solution is a simple, standalone, lightweight management solution for managing up to 100 clients.

SYSTEM RECOVERY SERVER EDITION

Options

  • The Symantec System Recovery Management Solution is a highly scalable, centralized management solution designed to centrally manage up to 20,000 Symantec System Recovery clients from a single management server:
    • Centrally deploy, configure and manage Symantec System Recovery across your organization.
    • Create, edit, and distribute backup jobs, policies, installation packages, upgrade packages, and client settings for local and remote systems.
    • Monitor the recovery point status of Windows and Linux servers and Windows desktops/ laptops across your organization.
    • Remotely recover one drive, multiple drives, or an entire computer.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve backup policies remotely.
    • Simplify the tracking of your environment with powerful preset reports.
    Tip: For customers managing smaller Symantec System Recovery environments e.g. less than 100 protected clients, consider using Symantec System Recovery Monitor or the user friendly client console, rather than Symantec System Recovery Management Solution, for remote administration purposes. For more information, see http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/337689.htm.
  • The Symantec System Recovery Monitor solution is a simple, standalone, lightweight management solution for managing up to 100 clients.

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