Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and
Data Sheet: Data Protection
• Integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options enhance
(VSS) for virtualized application protection
and extend the Backup Exec features, capabilities, and
• Support for disk and tape storage environments
platform support. Whether you need to protect VMware®
Backup Ex
ec Agent ffor
or Applications and Databases
ESX®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, physical servers, critical
The Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases
applications, or databases, Backup Exec 2012 has a portfolio
provides market leading data protection for Exchange, SQL,
of high powered agents and options to scale and grow your
Backup Exec environment.
SharePoint, Active Directory, Oracle®, Symantec Enterprise
Backup Exec Agents
Backup Ex
ec Agent ffor
or VMware and Hyper-V
• Pro
tection ffor
or Ex
change—Revolutionizes data protection
Vault™, and Lotus Domino® in a virtual or physical
Provides complete protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual
and recovery by significantly reducing the number of
machines with host-level backup, powered by Symantec™ V-
backups and time required to protect Exchange. Only
Ray technology. Unlike other solutions, through a single pass
Backup Exec 2012 leverages ground-breaking patented
backup, this powerful agent enables one-click recovery at the
Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT
virtual machine, virtual disk, application, file/folder, and even
Administrators save valuable time and money by giving
granular object level from that same single image-level
them the ability to restore critical data such as individual
backup without restoring the entire virtual
emails and mailboxes from a single pass backup in seconds
machine—eliminating the time and storage requirements of a
without the need for multiple Exchange backups. Fast,
second file level backup.
flexible technology protects Exchange 2003, 2007, and
• Protects an unlimited number of Microsoft or VMware
2011 (including 2011 SP1) Servers while the application is
still online.
guest virtual machines per host
• Pro
tection ffor
or SQL Ser
ver—Designed to be flexible and
• Multiple data recovery options from a single pass backup
in seconds:
easy to use, protection for SQL Server provides fast, online
⁃ Full virtual machines
protection of SQL Server with flexible recovery options that
⁃ Individual VMDK and VHD files
enable IT administrators to restore SQL Server databases
⁃ Applications and databases
down to the individual file group from a single pass
⁃ Individual files and folder
backup. Administrators can also restore SQL Server
⁃ Granular data from virtualized applications including:
databases to destinations other than where they
Microsoft® Exchange, SQL®, SharePoint®, and Active
originated, directing a copy of the actual data streams
being sent to media by a SQL Server database to a local
• Verify the recoverability of virtual machine backups
directory for later use. SQL Server 2008 snapshots are
• Integration with VMware vSphere™ vStorage API’s to
integrated into the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated
look at all data copies available for recovery in seconds.
maximize backup and recovery performance
Requires the Agent for Applications and Databases or Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 V-Ray Edition
Data Sheet: Data Protection
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options
• Pro
tection ffor
or ShareP
oint—Quickly and easily recover
which allows users to easily select some or all of the
individual objects, documents, or the entire SharePoint
Enterprise Vault resources they wish to backup as well as
farm with robust data protection for SharePoint. Supports
quickly browsing and selecting the Enterprise Vault
SharePoint 2010, both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
components for recovery, including entire sites, individual
2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well
partitions, and indexes.
as Windows® SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a 32-bit or
• Pro
tection ffor
or LLo
otus Domino Ser
64-bit Backup Exec 2012 media server, you can protect
comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x,
32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a single-
8, and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases within
server or within a multi-server farm. Protection for
daily backup activities. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit
SharePoint leverages ground-breaking patented Granular
versions of Lotus Domino including partitioned and
Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users save time
clustered Lotus Domino servers and new support for
and money and reduces complexity by providing the ability
Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) store and
to restore individual documents, sites, and list items
associated NLO files. Using the native Domino backup API,
quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup
protection for Lotus Domino server integrates non-
without having to recover the entire database. Each file is
disruptive data protection of the databases and
recovered with attributes and security fully intact. GRT also
transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options include
enables the IT Administrator to restore the documents to
database redirection and point-in-time "rollback" recovery
the original document library in the SharePoint farm or
of databases or transaction logs. Users benefit from user-
redirect the restore of documents to the file system.
controlled recycling of the transaction logs, reducing
• Pro
tection ffor
or Active Director
Directoryy—Dramatically reduce the
manual intervention, and speeding up recovery.
time to recover from small disasters of lost, deleted,
• Pro
tection ffor
or Oracle on Windows and Linux®
corrupted, or overwritten user accounts, objects, and
vers—Integrated non-disruptive data protection for
attributes, helping to improve employee productivity,
business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. Use
reduce the potential for greater issues, and alleviate the
advanced features, such as the granular protection of
aggravation associated with traditional Active Directory
individual table spaces or a complete application/database
protection and recovery. Only Backup Exec 2012 leverages
backup and the protection of archived redo logs and
ground-breaking patented Granular Recovery Technology
control files, without ever taking them offline. Backup Exec
which helps IT Administrators save time and money by
2012 delivers full support of Oracle's Recovery Manager
giving them the ability to restore critical data such as
(RMAN). Initiate backups and restores from the Backup
individual user accounts and organizational units from a
Exec media server or from the Oracle RMAN console.
single pass backup while Active Directory remains
Multistream support is available for increased performance
online—without rebooting!
during backups and restores. Supports Intel® Xeon®
• Pro
tection ffor
or Enterprise V
ault—Provides integrated
EMT64, Intel Pentium® EMT64, AMD Athlon™, and AMD
backup protection for Enterprise Vault archives, including
Opteron™ processors. The new version also supports Red
support for Enterprise Vault 8, 9, and 10. Through this
Hat® and SUSE® Linux®. Backup Exec 2012 also provides
agent, Backup Exec provides full application protection for
protection for Oracle application servers or business
Enterprise Vault directory databases, partitions, or vault
critical applications requiring high availability running
stores and indexes. All backup and recovery jobs are
within Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Windows
managed though the Backup Exec administration console
and Linux servers. Initiate backups and restores from the
Data Sheet: Data Protection
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options
Backup Exec media server or from the Oracle RMAN
Backup Ex
ec Remo
te Media Agent ffor
or Linux Ser
console. Multistream support is available for increased
Provides storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a
performance during backups and restores.
Backup Exec environment. IT administrators can directly
attach tape and disk storage devices to a remote Linux server,
Backup Ex
ec Agent ffor
or Windows
allowing backup data to be protected directly to those Linux-
The Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides high-
attached storage devices. This provides added flexibility and
performance data protection for remote Windows servers and
reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially
includes Open File protection and Simplified Disaster
for larger backups (for instance, file server or Oracle on Linux
Recovery. This Agent optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and
backups) on those remote Linux servers. Each Remote Media
64-bit remote Windows servers with exclusive Agent
Agent for Linux Servers includes the Agent for Linux, so the
Accelerator technology that provides source-level
local Linux server can be protected. All management and
compression and distributed processing at the client.
configuration of the Remote Media Agent, including backup
Open files are protected with the Advanced Open File
jobs, restore jobs, and storage, is performed through the
capability built into the Agent for Windows. This capability
Administration Console administering the Windows-based
integrates with VSS to protect open files in multiple volumes
Backup Exec Server.
and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected
Backup Ex
ec Agent ffor
or Macinto
while in use.
Provides support for online non-disruptive backup of
The Simplified Disaster Recovery feature saves time by
Macintosh operating systems. The expanded Macintosh
automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of
platform support broadens the data protection offering for
system recovery. This bare-metal, hardware independent
Backup Exec customers and further ensures up to date
disaster recovery technology quickly recovers complete
backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.
servers, enabling restoration to the same hardware, to
dissimilar hardware or even a virtual machine.
Backup Ex
ec Op
With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent,
Backup Ex
ec Deduplication Op
users truly have complete data and system protection for
Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 while optimizing
every remote Windows server.
network utilization across physical and virtual environments
Backup Ex
ec Agent ffor
or Linux
with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option. Unlike other
Provides high-performance protection for remote 32-bit and
solutions, it provides an integrated and customizable
64-bit Linux servers with support for both Intel and AMD
deduplication offering to optimize any backup strategy with
32-bit and 64-bit processors. This agent extends the Backup
client deduplication (deduplicates data at the source), media
Exec advanced agent technology to Linux operating systems
server deduplication (deduplicates data at media server), or
by providing full, incremental, and differential backup
appliance deduplication (integrates with OpenStorage
support, restore capabilities, and client-side deduplication for
deduplication appliances). In addition, when used with the
supported distributions of Linux.
Enterprise Server Option, deduplicated backups can also be
replicated efficiently over wide area networks (WAN)
Please note: Deduplication requires the Deduplication Option
environments to another Backup Exec media server
to be licensed on the Backup Exec 2012 media server.
(deduplicates data from remote offices to headquarters)
providing a solution that will adapt to any environment.
Whether you deduplicate at the client, media server, or
Data Sheet: Data Protection
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options
appliance, Backup Exec can deduplicate across all backup jobs
manage. Operations can continue uninterrupted on the
including physical and virtual backups at the same time
managed media server even when there is a non-persistent
delivering superior deduplication capabilities.
network connection to the central administration server.
• Backup Ex
ec SAN Shared Storage Op
tion—This powerful
Enterprise Ser
ver Op
local area network (LAN)-free backup solution allows
The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing
multiple distributed backup servers to centralize storage
simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into
devices that are connected over a switched fabric or iSCSI
one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed
SAN for greater performance, efficiency, and fault
Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the
tolerance. SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job
Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup
activity across shared devices from multiple Backup Exec
Exec Central Admin Server Option, and Backup Exec storage
servers. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:
area network (SAN) Shared Storage Option.
• Backup Ex
ec Adv
anced Disk
-Based Backup
tion—Enables faster backups and restores through
Backup Ex
ec NDMP Op
advanced disk-based backup and recovery, including
The Backup Exec NDMP Option uses the Network Data
synthetic and off-host backups to perform zero impact
Management Protocol (NDMP) to backup and restore Network
backups. Synthetic backups reduce backup windows and
Attached Storage (NAS) devices including NetApp®, EMC®
network bandwidth requirements and do not impact the
Celerra, and IBM® N-Series storage configurations. The
original client. True image restore functionality
Backup Exec NDMP Option supports several different NAS
automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying
storage configurations including local backups to NAS
restores. The off-host backup feature provides SAN-based
attached tape devices, remote backups of NAS data to a
Microsoft VSS-enabled snapshots using supported third-
Backup Exec media server (disk or tape), or in a “3-Way”
party hardware storage arrays. This enables better backup
configuration to a second-like NAS device. This flexibility
performance and frees the remote computer from
allows backup administrators to design their storage
processing the backup operation by taking a snapshot of
environments for the most efficient backup of their critical
its data volumes and importing the snapshots to the
data stored on NAS appliances over a SAN or LAN. For a list of
Backup Exec media server for fast local backup over the
supported NAS appliances, please visit:
SAN. For a list of supported tape devices, please visit:
Backup Ex
ec Librar
Libraryy Expansion Op
• Backup Ex
ec Central Admin Ser
ver Op
Provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a
management of multiple Backup Exec media servers by
multi-drive tape library. When you install Backup Exec,
providing a centralized management console view of all
support for the first drive in every robotic library is included.
backup and restore operations. The Central Admin Server
The Library Expansion Option enables support for each
uses the same Backup Exec console, but provides a
additional drive in a robotic library. Backup Exec supports one
consolidated view of all Backup Exec operations including
of the most comprehensive lists of tape devices in the industry
centralized backup, restore, monitoring, alerting, and
with support for almost all SCSI, SAS, and Fibre attached tape
reporting for multiple Backup Exec media servers in a
devices from single drive libraries to large tape silos. For a list
Windows data center, distributed throughout the network
of supported tape devices, please visit:
or at remote offices. The Central Admin Server Option
makes Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to
Data Sheet: Data Protection
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Agents and Options
Virtual T
ape Librar
Libraryy Unlimited Drive Op
space. Administrators can easily retrieve archived data
Designed for Virtual Tape Libraries, the Virtual Tape Library
through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will
(VTL) Unlimited Drive Option provides simple, cost efficient
be able to easily index data and set retention periods to
pricing for VTL devices by supporting an unlimited number of
efficiently manage data lifecycles.
virtual tape drives and slots without the need to license each
Backup Ex
ec Add-On
tape drive on a Backup Exec Media server separately. Only a
Symantec Desktop and Lap
top Op
single VTL license is needed per Backup Exec media server
With the majority of business-critical information residing
regardless of the number of VTL devices. For a list of
outside of the data center or off corporate servers, protection
supported VTL devices, please visit:
for desktops and laptops is a must. The Symantec Desktop
and Laptop Option is an easy to use stand alone solution
Backup Ex
ec Ex
change Mailbo
Mailboxx Archiving Op
which provides reliable automated file protection for desktops
The Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option provides unified
and laptops from the market leader in data protection.
backup and archiving for growing Exchange environments by
Whether desktops and laptops are connected to the network
uniquely archiving data directly from the backup of the
or offline, the Symantec Desktop and Laptop option provides
Exchange database without any impact on the production
continuous data protection.
Exchange server. It provides administrators with the ability to
reduce redundant data from the Exchange server source to
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free up storage space. Administrators can then optionally
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allow their end users to easily retrieve individual archived
emails directly from within their standard Microsoft Windows
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Outlook client with the built-in “Virtual Vault” plug-in.
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Administrators can also search and restore archived data
In the U.S call toll-free +1 (800) 745 6054. For specific
through the Backup Exec console and redirect the Exchange
country offices and contact numbers, please visit our website.
mailbox data to the original or an alternate location. Overall,
the Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option reduces storage while
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increasing the speed of backup and recovery of the Exchange
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and
database after archiving.
systems management solutions to help consumers and
organizations secure and manage their information-driven
Backup Ex
ec File S
tem Archiving Op
world. Our software and services protect against more risks at
The File System Archiving Option provides unified backup and
more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling
archiving for File Systems by uniquely archiving data from the
confidence wherever information is used or stored.
backup copy. By archiving data from the backup sets, Backup
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redundant data from the File server source to free up storage
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