Backup Exec 2012 provides continuous disk-based, tape-based, and virtual-machine-based data protection. It can protect a single server, multiple servers, application servers, a storage area network, desktop and notebook computers, and virtual environments. Backup Exec provides an intuitive interface and wizards to simplify installation, setup, backup, recovery, media management, disaster preparation, cluster installation, and agent configuration. The 2012 release includes a redesigned administration console and improvements to virtualization, recovery, and storage configuration.
Benefits for Organizations
Regular backups can protect your organization against a data-loss catastrophe. With Backup Exec, you can back up data from multiple sources in a centralized interface.
Agents and Options
Agents and options extend platform and feature support for Backup Exec environments. An unlimited number of these agents can be used within a network, allowing for multiple instances of agents to protect several servers. The version of Backup Exec available through TechSoup includes all of the available agents and options. For a complete list, see Backup Exec agents and options.
Comparison with Similar Products
This product is one of two Symantec enterprise-level backup applications. For a comparison of the applications offered through TechSoup, see the Guide to Symantec Recovery and Backup Products.
Only One License Needed
One Backup Exec license allows the Backup Exec Media Server to back up any number of devices. Only one license is required per organization.
The version of this product available through TechSoup is the Not for Resale (NFR) version. NFR products cannot be upgraded to new releases. If you are seeking a new release, you will need to request a new donation through TechSoup. In addition, NFR products do not include telephone assistance with product issues or add-ons; however, free online technical support is available at Symantec's website through its knowledge bases and discussion forums.
The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.
Obtaining This Product
Expect two emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send an email with information needed to complete the installation or activation.