Can I upgrade directly to Backup Exec 12.5?

What versions of Backup Exec can be upgraded directly to version 12.5? What are the implications?

Versions of Backup Exec which can be upgraded directly to version 12.5 are:

  • Backup Exec 11
  • Backup Exec 12

During installation of version 12.5, Backup Exec will detect the previous installation and offer to upgrade it.

Previous versions cannot be upgraded directly to version 12.5, however there is a way around this. By installing version 11d then this may be used as a stepping-stone to upgrade to 12.5.

By upgrading an existing installation, jobs, catalogs and other data will be retained.