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Backup Exec 16 Agents and Options

Protecting your technology with Backup Exec

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TechSoup - April 21, 2017
Whether you need to protect critical Microsoft applications or non-Microsoft operating systems, Backup Exec has an expansive portfolio of high-powered agents and options to scale and grow your nonprofit's or charity's Backup Exec environment.

Agents for Backup Exec 16

Veritas' donation of Backup Exec through TechSoup includes all the agents and options available for the product.

Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V

The Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V provides comprehensive protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). Additionally, by executing post-processing tasks that do not impact the backup window, such as log truncation, collection of metadata, and catalog creation, Backup Exec delivers highly optimized backup and fast, agile recovery of granular application data directly from storage.

Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases

The Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases provides robust data protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, Oracle, and Veritas Enterprise Vault in a virtual or physical environment.

Backup Exec Agent for Windows

The Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides high-performance data protection for remote Windows servers that includes Open File protection and Simplified Disaster Recovery. This agent optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers with Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) technology that also provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.

Backup Exec Agent for Linux

The Backup Exec Agent for Linux 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.

Please note: For data deduplication, the Deduplication Option must be licensed separately.

Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers

The Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers 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. This provides added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially for larger backups on those remote Linux servers.

Backup Exec Options

Backup Exec Deduplication Option

Backup Exec Deduplication Option easily reduces data backup storage while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments. Whether you deduplicate at the client, media server, or appliance, Backup Exec deduplicates across all backup jobs, including physical and virtual backups, which can deliver substantial storage savings.

Enterprise Server Option

The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating two Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option and Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option (Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option is now built into the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option).

Backup Exec NDMP Option

The Backup Exec NDMP Option uses the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to back up and restore network-attached storage (NAS) devices including NetApp, EMC Celerra, and IBM N-Series storage configurations. The option's flexibility allows backup administrators to design their storage environments for the most efficient backup of their critical data.

Backup Exec Library Expansion Option

The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option provides the ability to use additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library. Backup Exec supports one of the most comprehensive lists of tape devices in the industry with support for almost all SCSI, SAS, and Fibre attached tape devices from single drive libraries to large tape silos.

Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option

The Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Unlimited Drive Option provides simple, cost-effective 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. Only a single VTL license is needed per Backup Exec media server, regardless of the number of VTL devices.

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