This information has been gleaned from various sources across the web.
18th February 2008
Windows Server 2008 support (both as a remote system, and as a media server)
Windows Server 2008 Core support (as a remote system only, and not with Exchange, Sharepoint or SQL agent)
Support for Microsoft Virtual Server – backps up VSS snapshots of virtual machines
T10 hardware encryption support
You can now evaluate options after licensing Backup Exec
Improved Calendar view
Alert to renew Backup Exec support contract
Advanced Open File Option and Intelligent Disaster Recovery are now included
Enterprise Vault Agent – Enterprise Vault is an information archiving solution from Symantec. (From )
Exchange Off-Host backups are now supported
Integration with the Symantec Protection Network online backup service.
Integration with Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Backup to disk folders storing Granular Restore Technology data now adhere to media set rules.
More information will be added to this article as it becomes available. To submit some information, create a user account and contact us.
The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option and the Advanced File Option licenses are now included in the core product and remote agents, so they cannot be purchased separately. As a result, the pricing of the core product and Remote Agent for Windows Servers has increased, though it is lower than the cost of purchasing the three licenses separately for Backup Exec 11d.
Can I check my environment for Backup Exec 12 readiness?
The Environment Check Utility (as used during the installation process) can be downloaded separately from the following locations:
- http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/295790.htm for 32 bit operating systems
- http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/295792.htm for 64 bit operating systems
Is there any documentation available?
You can get your product knowledge prepared in advance with the following Backup Exec 12 documentation:
- http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/297324.htm – this links to a zip file containing all the product documentation