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Backup Exec™ 12.

5 for
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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Servers


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Product headline: Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers is the gold standard in Windows® data
protection.

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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Servers
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Servers is the gold standard in Windows data protection for
physical or virtual systems, providing efficient recovery of business critical data in seconds (29)

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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Servers
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Servers is the gold standard in Windows data protection for
physical and virtual systems, providing comprehensive disk and tape backup and recovery support for
Windows-based environments. Continuous data protection and patent-pending Granular Recovery
Technology for critical Microsoft applications helps to ensure that business critical data is always
protected and efficiently restored in seconds. (59)

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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Servers
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Servers is the gold standard in Windows data protection for
physical and virtual systems, providing comprehensive disk and tape backup and recovery support for
Windows-based environments including the latest Windows Server 2008 portfolio. Continuous data
protection and patent-pending granular recovery technology delivers reliable point in time recovery for
critical Microsoft applications and helps to ensure individual Exchange emails, SharePoint documents and
Active Directory user profiles can be restored in seconds.
Critical business data is easily secured, backed up, and archived through cross-platform integration with
other market-leading Symantec products. Scalable management and heterogeneous storage protection is
delivered through a single Backup Exec console. (108)

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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Servers
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Servers is the gold standard in Windows data protection for
physical and virtual systems, providing comprehensive disk and tape backup and recovery support for
Windows-based environments, including the latest Windows Server 2008 portfolio. Continuous data
protection reduces the backup window for file servers, workstations, Microsoft Exchange, and SQL
servers, ensuring companies can meet strict recovery point objectives.

With Backup Exec, businesses can efficiently meet strict recovery time objectives for physical and virtual
servers while reducing storage costs and management resources. Backup Exec 12.5 provides granular
data recovery for critical Windows applications in seconds. Individual Exchange emails, SharePoint site
items or documents and Active Directory user profiles are easily restored from a single backup with
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
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patent-pending Granular Recovery Technology. VMware and Microsoft virtual files and server images are
also easily restored from a single backup, delivering comprehensive physical and virtual server data
protection through one console.

Backup Exec 12.5 also provides innovative cross-platform integration with other market-leading
Symantec solutions to help to ensure businesses can efficiently secure, backup, and archive critical data
while building on existing or new Symantec investments. Extended platform protection provides complete
data protection for heterogeneous servers including UNIX, Linux, MAC, and NetWare, with new remote
media server support for Linux servers and expanded protection for NDMP enabled NAS devices for
enhanced storage flexibility. New license discovery and patch management features help users deploy
and manage an up-to-date data backup strategy from a single console. From new integration benefits to
enhanced management and platform scalability, Backup Exec 12.5 is designed to readily optimize any
Windows data protection strategy. (259)
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
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Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server


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Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Small Business Server is the perfect data protection
solution for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server Standard and Premium Editions, providing the
gold standard in Windows data protection. (33)

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Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Small Business Server is the perfect data protection
solution for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server Standard and Premium Editions. Providing
granular restore features, open file protection, disaster recovery, backup protection for Microsoft
Exchange and SQL and new support for virtual server environments. Backup Exec 12.5 provides the
gold standard in data protection for Windows Small Business Server. (63)

100-Word Description
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Small Business Server is the perfect data protection
solution for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server Standard and Premium Editions. This robust
solution provides granular restore features, open file protection, disaster recovery and backup protection
for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Services, SQL and Windows workstations. Backup Exec also delivers
high powered agents and options providing comprehensive data protection for the latest VMware and
Hyper-V virtual server environments, robust storage management tools and extensive application support
including protection for remote Windows and heterogeneous servers through a single console. Backup
Exec 12.5 provides the gold standard in data protection for Windows Small Business Server. (106)

250-Word Description
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server
Symantec Backup Exec™ 12.5 for Windows® Small Business Server is the perfect data protection
solution for Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server Standard and Premium Editions. This robust
solution provides complete backup and recovery protection for the latest Windows Small Business Server
2008 portfolio with disk or tape support and FIPS validated 256 bit AES encryption.

Included is protection for Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint Services, SQL Servers (Premium
Edition only), and Windows workstations. Backup Exec application protection provides patent pending
Granular Recovery Technology for Exchange and SharePoint environments ensuring individual emails
and documents can be quickly restored from a single backup—eliminating Exchange mailbox backups
which reduce overall backup and storage resources.

Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server includes continuous protection for desktops and
laptops. Whether in the office or on the road, users can easily restore their own files. Plus Backup Exec
12.5 for Windows Small Business Server also includes Advanced Open File protection and Intelligent
Disaster Recovery for Small Business Server systems, improving overall data and system recovery.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Backup Exec 12.5 offers high powered agents and options provide comprehensive data protection for the
latest VMware and Hyper-V virtual server environments, robust storage management tools and extensive
application support including protection for remote Windows and heterogeneous servers through a single
console. Backup Exec 12.5 provides the gold standard in data protection for Windows Small Business
Server. (228)

New/Enhanced Backup Exec 12.5 Agents and Options:


NEW Backup Exec Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructures
The new Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructures delivers complete disk-to-disk-to-
tape based data protection for growing VMware virtual environments while protecting existing physical
server environments through one flexible console. Backup Exec 12.5 can quickly restore individual files
and folders from a single image-level backup - eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second
file level backup
• One agent delivers comprehensive data protection to an unlimited number of VMware virtual guest
systems
• Comprehensive backup application for virtual systems and legacy physical systems supporting disk
and tape storage environments
• Integration with VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) to maximize backup and recovery performance
• Granular data recovery for VMware Infrastructures saves time and lowers cost

NEW Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers


The New Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for Microsoft Virtual Servers provides a single agent to support
unlimited number of virtual guests running on a Windows Server 2008 machines while protecting existing
physical server files and Windows applications. Backup Exec 12.5 can quickly restore individual virtual
files and folders from a single image-level backup - eliminating the time and storage requirements of a
second file level backup
• Single, comprehensive backup application for virtual systems and legacy physical systems
• Complete Windows data protection for new Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V systems and virtual
systems running Windows Server 2000 and 2003 environments
• One agent delivering affordable data protection to an unlimited number of Microsoft virtual systems
Comprehensive backup application for virtual systems and legacy physical systems supporting disk and
tape storage environments

NEW Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server


The Backup Exec 12.5 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.

Enhanced! Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint


Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Recover critical data in seconds with the enhanced Agent for Microsoft SharePoint. This agent now
supports 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 12.5 media server, this
agent can protect 32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a Single-Server or within a Multi-
Server Farm. This Agent leverages the innovative Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps
users save time and money by providing the ability to restore individual documents and now sites and list
items quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup. GRT allows the IT Administrators to restore
the documents to the original document library in the SharePoint farm or redirect restore of documents to
the file system.

Enhanced! Backup Exec NDMP Option


The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 12 .5 NDMP Option supports the backup and restore of NDMP
NetApp (Data ONTAP 7.0 or later) EMC Celerra (with DART 5.5 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
12.5 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.

NEW Backup Exec Infrastructure Management Option (powered by Altiris)*


The new Backup Exec 12.5 Infrastructure Manager provides added management functionality to
complement and expand on the existing functionality in Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
(CASO). The new Infrastructure manager is powered by Altiris technology so it can easily integrate into
an existing Altiris environment or it can also be used independently with no prior knowledge of Altiris
technology. The Infrastructure manager provides new powerful management advantages for Backup
Exec 12.5 environments including:
• Inventory - inventory an entire Backup Exec environment including current and older versions of
Backup Exec through an easy to view graphical representation of the Backup Exec environment.
• Discover: Easily discover, locate, and manage new or unprotected server resources in a Backup
Exec environment followed with recommendations of the Agents\Options not currently licensed that
may be applicable to a newly discovered and unprotected resource.
• Software Package Management - Quickly define and deploy the current patch levels to Backup
Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery servers, applications and databases across an
environment
• Upgrade and Deploy: Easily configure and manage the upgrade process from Backup Exec v9.1 up
to v12.5 plus deploy and configure Backup Exec installation packages with the ability to set pre-made
jobs

*Will not be available until December 1

All Backup Exec 12.5 Agents and Options


Backup Exec 12.5 Agents and Options enhance and extend platform and feature support for Backup
Exec Environments. Whether you need to protect critical Microsoft applications or non-Microsoft
Operating systems, Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers has an expansive portfolio of high powered
Agents and Options to scale and grow your Backup Exec environment.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Backup Exec System Recovery Option (BESRO) has been EOL’d as of Oct 9, 2008. All BESRO
customers on maintenance will be upgraded to Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 Server Edition

OPTIONS /
AGENTS DESCRIPTION CUSTOMER BENEFITS

Agents

• One agent delivers


comprehensive data
protection to an
unlimited number of
VMware virtual guest
systems
• Comprehensive
The new Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for VMware
backup application for
Virtual Infrastructures delivers complete disk-
virtual systems and
to-disk-to-tape based data protection for
legacy physical
NEW Backup Exec growing VMware virtual environments while
systems supporting
Agent for VMware protecting existing physical server
disk and tape storage
Virtual environments through one flexible console.
environments
Infrastructures Backup Exec 12.5 can quickly restore
• Integration with
individual files and folders from a single image-
VMware Consolidated
level backup - eliminating the time and storage
Backup (VCB) to
requirements of a second file level backup.
maximize backup and
recovery performance
• Granular data
recovery for VMware
Infrastructures saves
time and lowers cost

• Single, comprehensive
backup application for
The New Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for
virtual systems and
Microsoft Virtual Servers provides a single
legacy physical
agent to support unlimited number of virtual
systems
guests running on a Windows Server 2008
• Complete Windows
NEW Backup Exec machines while protecting existing physical
data protection for
Agent for Microsoft server files and Windows applications. Backup
new Windows Server
Virtual Servers Exec 12.5 can quickly restore individual virtual
2008 Hyper-V systems
files and folders from a single image-level
and virtual systems
backup - eliminating the time and storage
running Windows
requirements of a second file level backup
Server 2000 and 2003
environments
• One agent delivering
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

affordable data
protection to an
unlimited number of
Microsoft virtual
systems
• Comprehensive
backup application for
virtual systems and
legacy physical
systems supporting
disk and tape storage
environments
The new Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for
Enterprise Vault provides customers with new
integrated backup protection for Symantec
Enterprise Vault archives. Backup Exec
provides full application protection for
Enterprise Vault Directory Databases, • Easy to manage data
Partitions or Vault Stores and Indexes. protection for
Symantec Enterprise Vault customers can now Enterprise Vault
backup and recover data quickly and easily archives
Symantec Backup
with the latest Agent for Enterprise Vault • Recover individual
Exec 12.5 Agent for
archives. All backup and recovery jobs are partition files and
Enterprise Vault
managed though the Backup Exec console indexes in seconds
which allows users to easily select some or all • Integrated backup,
of the Enterprise Vault resources they wish to recovery and archive
backup as well as quickly browse and select solution
the Enterprise Vault components for recovery,
including individual Partition files and Indexes.
Another example of how Symantec delivers
integrated functionality to better ensure
complete data availability.
The Agent for Windows Systems has been • Optimizes data
significantly enhanced. With the continued transfers for 32-bit and
benefits of Remote Agent for Windows Servers 64-bit remote
and the Continuous Protection Agent Windows servers for
capabilities, this agent now also includes the faster backups
Advanced Open File Option and Intelligent • Protects open files on
Symantec Backup Disaster Recovery Option. The Remote Agent local or remote servers
Exec Agent for expands network-wide data protection and while in use
Windows Systems optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit • Automates server
remote Windows servers. Exclusive Agent disaster recovery for
Accelerator technology helps maximize backup local and remote tape-
and recovery performance by providing source- based environments to
level compression and distributed processing quickly get your
at the client. The Continuous Protection business back on
Agent enables continuous disk-based data track.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

protection for remote file servers with LAN or • Provides continuous


WAN connectivity to the Backup Exec disk-based protection,
Continuous Protection Server. Continuous with point-in-time
protection simplifies backups by consolidating snapshots, while
data protection into a central server, eliminates eliminating file server
the backup window needed to protect each file backup windows
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
complete data and system protection every
remote Windows servers.
This agent includes continuous data protection
for Exchange Server and revolutionizes data
protection and recovery by eliminating the daily
backup window for Exchange backup jobs
• Unmatched restore
while still allowing recovery of individual
features of individual
messages, folders and mailboxes—in seconds
email, folders,
with patent pending Granular Recovery
mailboxes in seconds
Technology. Additionally, administrators do not
• Eliminates the need to
need to run a mailbox (or MAPI) backup, which
run Exchange mailbox
Symantec Backup significantly reduces the number of backups,
backups
Exec Agent for time and cost required to protect Exchange.
• Reduce backups and
Microsoft With Granular Recovery Technology the
speed up recovery
Exchange Server enhanced Exchange Agent can granularly
times.
recover from a single full backup, eliminating
the need for multiple Exchange backups. Plus • Now supports off-host
Backup Exec 12.5 granular recovery backup options for high
jobs can now be easily stored to a remote or performance, less
removable disk drive, or off to a fiber channel impact backup and
or iSCSI SAN environment. Fast, flexible recovery of Exchange
technology protects vital Exchange Server
2000, 2003, and 2007 data while the
application is still online.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for


Microsoft Active Directory dramatically reduces
• Restore objects
the time to recover from small disasters,
without rebooting AD
helping to improve employee productivity,
Domain Controllers
reduce the potential for greater issues, and
• Single Pass Backups
alleviate the aggravation associated with
for complete AD or
traditional Active Directory protection and
Symantec Backup object level recovery
recovery. Only Backup Exec 12.5 can
Exec 12.5 Agent for from single backup
leverages the innovative Granular Recovery
Active Directory • Point and Click
Technology (GRT) which enables fast recovery
restores
of Active Directory user accounts, printers,
organizational units (OU's), down to the • Supports Microsoft
individual attribute level without Domain Server 2008 Active
Controller reboots, and now supports granular Directory Domain
recovery of Microsoft Server 2008 Active Services objects
Directory Domain Services objects.
Continuous protection of SQL databases
eliminates the daily backup window for SQL
server and enables recovery of database
transactions that have been made right up to
the time of the hardware or software failure. • Eliminate the daily
Additionally, flexible recovery options allow IT backup for SQL
administrators to restore SQL databases to Servers with
Enhanced! destinations other than where they originated, Continuous data
Symantec Backup directing a copy of the actual data streams protection
Exec Agent for being sent to media by a SQL database to a • Quickly restore data
Microsoft SQL local directory for later use. The SQL Server from local backup
Server 2008 and 2005 snapshots are integrated into destination
the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated • Recover up-to-the-
look at all data copies available for recovery in minute data changes
seconds. This agent provides SQL Server 7.0,
SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, and SQL
Server 2008 users with granular protection on
32-bit and 64-bit systems down to the
individual database or file group.
Recover critical data in seconds with the
enhanced Agent for Microsoft SharePoint. This
• Granular Recovery of
agent now supports Microsoft Office
individual SharePoint
SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft
Enhanced! documents in seconds
SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as
Symantec Backup • Fast, efficient data
Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a
Exec Agent for protection
32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 12.5 media
Microsoft
server, this agent can protect 32-bit or 64-bit • Flexible support for
SharePoint Server SharePoint Server and
MOSS-2007 servers deployed on a Single-
Server or within a Multi-Server Farm. This SharePoint Services
Agent leverages the innovative Granular
Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

save time and money by providing the ability to


restore individual documents and now sites
and list items quickly and easily from a single-
pass database backup. GRT allows the IT
Administrators to restore the documents to the
original document library in the SharePoint
farm or redirect restore of documents to the file
system.
Integrate nondisruptive data protection for
business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, 9i, and 8i
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
• Scalable data
logs and control files, without ever taking them
Symantec Backup protection for Oracle
offline. Backup Exec 12.5 delivers full support
Exec Agent for environments
of Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN). Initiate
Oracle on Windows • Multistream support
backups and restores from the Backup Exec
and Linux Servers for increased
Media Server or from the Oracle RMAN
performance
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.
With this Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 Oracle
RAC Agent, protect an Oracle application
server or business critical applications • Scalable data
Symantec Backup
requiring high availability running within Oracle protection for Oracle
Exec Agent for
Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Windows environments
Oracle RAC on
and Linux servers. Initiate backups and • Multistream support
Windows or Linux
restores from the Backup Exec media server or for increased
Servers
from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream performance
support is available for increased performance
during backups and restores.
Provides high-performance network wide data
protection and recovery for 32-bit and 64-bit
remote Linux and UNIX servers, including
• Scalable
support for Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium
heterogeneous data
Symantec Backup EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron
protection for Linux
Exec Remote processors. The redesigned agent extends
and UNIX
Agent for Linux or Backup Exec software’s advanced agent
environments
UNIX Servers technology beyond Windows and NetWare to
• High powered remote
meet the needs of the emerging business
agents for fast,
applications on Linux operating systems. This
efficient backup and
agent offers full or incremental, or differential,
recovery
backup and restore for the following products:
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Red Hat®, Red Flag, Miracle, SUSE, Sun™


Solaris™ (SPARC), VMware, HP-UX®, NOES
SUSE Linux, Solaris 10 on Intel, and AIX.
The Remote Agent for NetWare Servers
incorporates remote NetWare server data • Scalable
protection and recovery into daily backup and heterogeneous data
recovery activities. This agent offers 100 protection for Novell
Symantec Backup
percent SMS compatibility and NDS bindery NetWare
Exec Remote
information for NetWare servers. Exclusive environments
Agent for NetWare
Agent Accelerator technology helps maximize • High powered remote
Servers
backup and recovery performance by providing agents for fast,
source-level compression and distributed efficient backup and
processing to reduce network traffic and recovery
maximize throughput.
The Agent for Lotus Domino integrates
comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus
Domino 6.x, 7.x and 8 messaging and
collaboration databases within daily backup • Now supports Lotus
activities. The backup and restore of Domino 8
partitioned and clustered Lotus Domino servers • Flexible restore
Enhanced!
are also supported. Using the native Domino features
Symantec Backup
Exec Agent for
backup API, this option integrates non- • Efficient, easy to
disruptive data protection of the databases and manage data
Lotus Domino
transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options protection of the Lotus
include database redirection and point-in-time Domino database and
“rollback” recovery of databases or transaction transaction logs
logs. Users benefit from user-controlled
recycling of the transaction logs, reducing
manual intervention and speeding up recovery
The new Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 Agent
for DB2 supports the backup and restore of • Complete database
IBM® DB2 on Windows servers, allowing protection for IBM DB2
Symantec Backup
administrators to view logical objects environments
Exec Agent for DB2
(databases, table spaces) and select these • Easy backup and
on Windows
entities to be recovered to a specified point in recover critical DB2
Servers
time. Initiate backups and restores from the data
Backup Exec media server or from the DB2 •
Command Line Processor.
The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 12.5
Remote Agent for Macintosh Servers provides
• Now supports Mac OS
Enhanced! support for on-line non-disruptive backup of
X 10.5 environments
Symantec Backup Macintosh OS X 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 operating
• Scalable data
Exec Remote systems. The expanded Macintosh platform
protection for remote
Agent for support broadens the data protection offering
Mac servers and
Macintosh Servers for Backup Exec customers and further
workstations
ensures up to date backup and recovery for
heterogeneous platforms.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Provides SAP certified data protection for


business-critical SAP applications while the
application is still online and in use—
supporting both Oracle and MaxDB database.
The Agent for SAP is a reliable solution that
allows Backup Exec software to provide both • Certified online data
local and remote protection of databases using protection for SAP
Symantec Backup
the SAP (BC-BRI BACKINT) interface for applications
Exec Agent for
efficient data management. Backup Exec for • Scalable data
SAP Applications
Windows Servers is certified with SAP protection for SAP
NetWeaver and BR*Tools 6.40. Protect and environments
recover SAP applications running in a cluster
environment. For protection of SAP that is
running on Microsoft SQL database, the
Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
should be used.
The Backup Exec 12.5 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
NEW Backup Exec
added flexibility and reduced bandwidth
Remote Media
requirements for backup jobs on remote Linux •
Agent for Linux
servers. Each Remote Medias Agent for Linux
Server
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.

Options

Enables faster backups and restores through


advanced disk-based backup and recovery, • Support for synthetic
including Synthetic and Off-Host backups to backups to reduce the
perform zero impact backups. Synthetic weekly backup
backups reduce backup windows and network window.
Symantec Backup
bandwidth requirements and do not impact the • Supports Off-host
Exec Advanced
original client. True image restore functionality backups providing
Disk-Based Backup
automatically restores data sets sequentially, zero impact backups
Option
simplifying restores. • Simplifies the
The Off-Host backup feature enables better management and
backup performance and frees the remote restore of critical data
computer by processing the backup operation sets
of the remote computer on a Backup Exec
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

media server instead of on the remote


computer or host computer.

• Scale and centrally


Simplifies management by providing concise
manage multiple
information and centralized management of
media servers through
multiple Backup Exec media servers across
one console
the network. A robust and scalable solution, it
• Load balance jobs,
enables centrally managed operations, load
supports bandwidth
balancing, distributed catalogs, bandwidth
throttling and more
Symantec Backup throttling, fault tolerance, and monitoring and
while operations
Exec Central reporting for many Backup Exec media servers
continue uninterrupted
Admin Server in a Windows data center, distributed
• Easy to view and
Option throughout the network or at remote offices.
mange reporting of
The Central Admin Server Option makes
multiple media server
Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to
environments
manage. Operations can continue
uninterrupted on the managed media server • Supports
even when there is a non-persistent network nonpersistent network
connection to the central administration server. connections to the
central admin server.
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 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
• Protect mission critical
restore their own files and maintains
data on remote
synchronization between multiple desktops and
desktops and laptops
laptops so the most up-to-date file versions are
quickly and efficiently
available on all of a user’s computers. Because
Symantec Backup • Continuously protect
the Desktop and Laptop Option does not
Exec Desktop and data whether in the
require a dedicated stand-alone server as
Laptop Option office or off the
competing products do, it easily integrates into
corporate network
existing IT infrastructure and policies, helping
lower the total cost of ownership. • 5 Free licenses
The new push-install functionality from within included with each
Backup Exec centralizes deployment. Backup core license
Exec 12.5 adds support for Windows Vista,
Windows XP 64-bit OS, as well as delta file
transfer, reducing the total amount of data
being backed up. This option is integrated with
Backup Exec Retrieve (available with the
Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server) for
even greater simplified file recovery.
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

Scales the media storage system by leveraging


additional drives within multidrive tape or
optical autoloader/library storage systems. This • Support additional
option’s Advanced Device and Media drives in a multi-drive
Management (ADAMM) technology provides tape device
Symantec Backup
extensive configuration and management • Easily manage the
Exec Library
capabilities, including lights-out backup and target backup location
Expansion Option
restore operations and bar code reader and to a specific drive.
portal support for both SCSI and Fibre • Scalable tape-based
attached devices. Users can partition slots support
within a library to target backup jobs to a
specific slot.
This powerful LAN-free backup solution allows
multiple distributed backup servers to
• Scalable storage area
centralize storage devices that are connected
network (SAN) support
over a switched fabric or iSCSI SAN for greater
for greater backup
performance, efficiency, and fault tolerance.
performance
SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job
• Easily load balance
Symantec Backup activity across shared devices from multiple
SAN job activities
Exec SAN Shared Backup Exec servers. The increased
through any attached
Storage Option performance, backup speeds, and centralized
Backup Exec media
management of media help lower the total cost
server
of ownership.
The SAN Shared Storage Option is a • Provides fast, efficient
groundbreaking solution in manageability and backup options for
performance for large-scale, high-end storage growing businesses
environments
The new Backup Exec 12.5 Infrastructure
Manager provides added management
functionality to complement and expand on the
existing functionality in Backup Exec Central
Admin Server Option (CASO). The new
Infrastructure manager is powered by Altiris • Inventory Backup
technology so it can easily integrate into an
Exec licenses across
existing Altiris environment or it can also be
NEW Backup Exec an entire network
used independently with no prior knowledge of
Infrastructure • Discover unprotected
Altiris technology. The Infrastructure manager
Management servers
provides new powerful management
Option (powered • Update patches and
advantages for Backup Exec 12.5
by Altiris) software
environments including:
• Inventory - inventory an entire Backup • Upgrade older Backup
Exec environment including current and Exec environments
older versions of Backup Exec through an
easy to view graphical representation of
the Backup Exec environment.
• Discover: Easily discover, locate, and
manage new or unprotected server
Backup Exec™ 12.5 for
Windows Servers
End User Product Descriptions

resources in a Backup Exec environment


followed with recommendations of the
Agents\Options not currently licensed that
may be applicable to a newly discovered
and unprotected resource.
• Software Package Management - Quickly
define and deploy the current patch levels
to Backup Exec and Backup Exec System
Recovery servers, applications and
databases across an environment
• Upgrade and Deploy: Easily configure
and manage the upgrade process from
Backup Exec v9.1 up to v12.5 plus deploy
and configure Backup Exec installation
packages with the ability to set pre-made
jobs

The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 12 .5


NDMP Option supports the backup and restore
of NDMP NetApp (Data ONTAP 7.0 or later)
EMC Celerra (with DART 5.5 or later) and IBM
N-Series storage configurations with tape
• Now protects remote
devices attached and new protection for NDMP
locations including in a
Enhanced! devices residing in remote locations including
Storage Area Network
Symantec Backup in a Storage Area Network (SAN)
(SAN)
Exec NDMP Option configurations for added flexibility. Backup
• Enhanced storage
Exec 12.5 NDMP option also provides
capabilities
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.