Symantec Backup Exec 2012 for Windows Servers Essential Retail Box
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Symantec Backup Exec 2012 for Windows Servers delivers centralized management to easily extend your backup infrastructure across distributed environments and remote offices so physical or virtual server protection is easily managed as your business grows. With a sleek and streamlined administration console, Symantec Backup Exec 2012 for Windows Servers makes it easier than ever to efficiently manage backup and recovery operations across your physical and virtual infrastructure.
Easily restore virtual machines, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects from a single pass backup in seconds with patented V-Ray technology
Agentless backup of virtual machines
Integrated bare-metal, dissimilar hardware and physical to virtual (P2V) recovery
Best of breed data deduplication to optimize any backup strategy with client, media server and appliance data deduplication
Innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery
Protects a broad range of operating systems, platforms, applications and databases in both virtual and physical environments with support for disk and tape storage devices
Award winning data protection and disaster recovery designed for physical and virtual environments in a single unified solution
Protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per host
Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it with a single click
Recover an entire system to the same hardware, entirely different hardware or virtual machine in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine
Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 and shrink the backup window while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments
Eliminate point solutions, backup complexity, unnecessary storage growth, costs and risk with a single unified scalable solution
New administration console
New innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups of servers to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery.
Quickly and easily configure and monitor backup and restore jobs
Easy to manage alerts, view server status, and monitor disk storage utilization, as well as grouping servers or applications into logical containers for easier monitoring
Integrated bare-metal and dissimilar hardware recovery
Rapidly recover an entire server, to the same hardware or dissimilar hardware in minutes, not hours or days.
Reduce downtime and disruption
Replace time consuming, error prone manual system recovery process with fast, efficient, automated system recovery
Convert Backups to Virtual Machines (P2V and B2V)
Convert Backups to Virtual Machines for instant recovery so that if a server fails, you can get that server back up and running in a VMware or Hyper-V environment in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine!
Drastically shrink the amount of time your business-critical services are down.
Simultaneously back up a physical machine and convert it to a virtual machine or virtual disk.
Convert an existing backup set to a virtual machine.
Restore Wizards guide you through a process that is designed specifically for the type of data that you want to restore. For example, when you restore application data, you are prompted only with the options that apply to that application's data. The Restore Wizard guides you through restoring an entire server, files, and folders, volumes, and application data.
Restores are initiated by Restore Wizards that guide you through a process that is designed specifically for the type of data that you want to restore.
High Availability for Virtual Applications with Virtual Machine Auto Recovery for VMware
Virtual Machine Auto Recovery for VMware provides high availability for virtual applications. Through the Backup Exec Management Plug-in 2.0 for VMware with Symantec's ApplicationHA 6.0, enables Backup Exec to automatically restore a failed VM in order to recover lost application services once Symantec ApplicationHA has exhausted the steps to remediate the failure.
Automated disaster recovery.
Ensure virtual machines are always up and running.
Client/source deduplication for Linux servers
Source deduplication for Linux servers enables significant LAN/WAN bandwidth and backup storage savings while protecting Linux servers.
Reduce data storage by up to 10:1.
Significant LAN/WAN bandwidth savings.
Discover unprotected data
Easily browse the network and discover servers and application data that have not been backed up using the easy to use user administration console.
Easily identify unprotected data and ensure it's always protected.
Virtual Machine Validator
Easily validate the recoverability of full VM backups via the vSphere client console.
VMware and Backup Exec administrators can now easily validate the recoverability of full VM backups.
The vSphere client console not only provides administrators an easy to view window to see the validation of full VM backups recoverability but also easy to manage backup and recovery operations.
New storage handling
A wizard helps you configure all types of storage, including disk, deduplication, network, and cloud storage, as well as storage pools.
Disk storage is easier to create now that Backup Exec chooses the best location to store your backups.
Backup Exec now provides storage trending, and capacity monitoring and reporting.
New and improved notifications
Configure Backup Exec to notify people by email or text message when alerts occur.
Backup Exec uses SMTP for email notifications and supports SMTP authentication.
Notification email messages can be sent to any email address, including: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, and Web-based email applications such as Gmail or Yahoo mail.
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MS Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium/Standard
MS Windows Server 2003/2003 R2 Storage Server/Standard/Datacenter/Web Editions SP2
MS Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition family
MS Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition SP2
MS Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Foundation/Storage Server/Standard/Datacenter/Enterprise/Web Edition families
MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard/Datacenter/Enterprise Edition with Hyper-V families
MS Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium/Standard SP2
MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard/Premium
MS Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard/Premium Add-on/Essentials
MS Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2
Additional Application Support: You can use Backup Exec with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007.
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0 or later.
Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible.
SQL Server or SQL Express: Service Pack 4 is required.
Memory: Required: 512 MB RAM above the operating system's requirements. Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance) Please note:
RAM requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration.
For the Central Admin Server Option: 1 GB RAM is required; 2 GB RAM is recommended.
Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for the multi-lingual version.
Virtual Memory Recommendations: 20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes). Refer to your Microsoft Windows help documentation for instructions on how to view or set the paging file size.
Installation Disk Space: 1.44 GB (Typical installation) 2.32 GB (Includes all options)
Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific system configuration. The Backup Exec database and catalogs require additional space. An additional 330 MB is required for SQL Express.
Other Hardware: The following hardware is recommended:
Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card.
(Recommended) A mouse.
Storage Hardware: You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives. Support is available for the first drive in each robotic library when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for each additional robotic library drive, you must purchase the Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.
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