Backup Exec supports both hardware and software encryption for backups, but what’s the difference, and which should you choose?
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Which TCP/UDP ports are used by Backup Exec for Windows Servers 11d and above (including CPS – Continuous Protection Server and DLO – Desktop & Laptop Option) and Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR)?
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The simplest way to understand the granular restore functionality is to go through a simple step-by-step description of the way this works in each case. The primary differences to take note of are the differences between the backup-to-disk method and the backup-to-tape method.
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Media in Backup Exec can be marked as being in one of three locations: Online; Offline; In a vault (though multiple vaults can be defined).
So how are online and offline media defined?
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While not strictly a Backup Exec question, this gets asked a lot. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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What versions of Backup Exec can be upgraded directly to version 12.5? What are the implications?
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Normally when you upgrade a Backup Exec installation, upgrades where the major version number does not change do not require a new license. Backup Exec 12.5 is an exception to this rule.
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Pricing for Backup Exec 12, its agents and options are listed below. Prices are in US dollars. Prices are manufacturers suggested retail price. Discounts may be available if you are part of a buying program, upgrading, or migrating from a competitive product.
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If you have a SAN (Storage Area Network), you may well have a significant amount of data. Backup Exec can only transfer backup data between servers over the LAN (Local Area Network), so how can you speed up this data transfer, and reduce the amount of traffic sent over the LAN?
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In short, it doesn't.
Backup Exec System Recovery Option is effectively a feature-reduced version of Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition. It is installed separately to Backup Exec, and administered separately.
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