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Symantec Backup Exec Agents and Options Table

Backup Exec agents and options enhance and extend platform and feature support for Backup Exec environments. Whether you need to protect critical Microsoft applications or non-Microsoft operating systems, Backup Exec 2010 has an expansive portfolio of high-powered agents and options to scale and grow a Backup Exec environment.

Agents

Name

Description

Included in Backup Exec 2010?

Included with Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Small Business Server?

Backup Exec Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructures

 

The enhanced Backup Exec 2010 Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructures delivers complete disk-to-disk-to-tape based data protection for growing VMware virtual environments while protecting existing physical server environments through one flexible console. Backup Exec 2010 can quickly restore individual files and folders from a single image-level backup — eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.

 

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

 

The New enhanced Backup Exec 2010 Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V provides a single agent to support a unlimited number of virtual guests running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine while protecting existing physical server files and Windows applications. Backup Exec 2010 can quickly restore individual virtual files and folders from a single image-level backup — eliminating the time and storage requirements of a second file level backup.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault

 

The enhanced Backup Exec 2010 Agent for Enterprise Vault provides customers with new integrated backup protection for Symantec Enterprise Vault archives, including support for Enterprise Vault 8 and 9. Backup Exec provides full application protection for Enterprise Vault Directory Databases, partitions or Vault Stores and indexes. Symantec Enterprise Vault customers can now back up and recover data quickly and easily with the latest Agent for Enterprise Vault archives. All backup and recovery jobs are managed though the Backup Exec console, which allows users to easily select some or all of the Enterprise Vault resources they wish to back up as well as quickly browse and select the Enterprise Vault components for recovery, including individual partition files and indexes.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory

Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Agent for Microsoft Active Directory dramatically reduces the time to recover from small disasters, helping to improve employee productivity, reduce the potential for greater issues, and alleviate the aggravation associated with traditional Active Directory protection and recovery. Only Backup Exec 2010 can leverage the innovative Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps IT Administrators save time and money by giving them the ability to restore such critical data as individual user accounts, organizational units, even individuals from a single pass backup while Active Directory remains online — no reboots!

 

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for DB2 on Windows Servers

 

The Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Agent for DB2 supports the backup and restore of IBM DB2 on Windows servers, allowing administrators to view logical objects (databases and, table spaces) and select these entities to be recovered to a specified point in time. Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec media server or from the DB2 Command Line Processor.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Lotus Domino Server

 

The enhanced Agent for Lotus Domino integrates comprehensive data protection of vital Lotus Domino 7.x, 8, and 8.5 messaging and collaboration databases within daily backup activities. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Lotus Domino, including partitioned and clustered Lotus Domino servers and new support for Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) store and associated NLO files. Using the native Domino backup API, this option integrates non-disruptive data protection of the databases and transaction logs. Plus flexible restore options include database redirection and point-in-time "rollback" recovery of databases or transaction logs. Users benefit from user-controlled recycling of the transaction logs, reducing manual intervention and speeding up recovery.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server

 

This enhanced agent now includes continuous data protection for Exchange Server and revolutionizes data protection and recovery by eliminating the daily backup window for Exchange backup jobs while still allowing recovery of individual messages, folders, and mailboxes — in seconds. Additionally, administrators do not need to run a mailbox (or MAPI) backup, which significantly reduces the number of backups and time required to protect Exchange. The enhanced Exchange Agent can granularly recover from a single full backup, eliminating the need for multiple Exchange backups. Fast, flexible technology protects vital Exchange Server 2003, 2007, and now 2010 data while the application is still online.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server

 

Continuous protection of SQL databases eliminates the daily backup window for SQL server and enables recovery of database transactions that have been made right up to the time of the hardware or software failure. Additionally, flexible recovery options allow IT administrators to restore SQL databases to destinations other than where they originated, directing a copy of the actual data streams being sent to media by a SQL database to a local directory for later use. The SQL Server 2008 snapshots are integrated into the Backup Exec catalog for a consolidated look at all data copies available for recovery in seconds. This agent provides SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008, 2005, and 2000 users with granular protection on 32- and 64-bit systems down to the individual database or file group.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint

 

Recover critical data in seconds with the Agent for Microsoft SharePoint. This agent supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0. Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 2010 media server, this agent can protect 32-bit or 64-bit SharePoint servers deployed on a single server or within a multi-server farm. This Agent leverages the innovative Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which helps users save time and money by providing the ability to restore individual documents, document sets (2010), sites, lists, external lists (2010), and list items quickly and easily from a single-pass database backup. GRT allows the IT Administrators to restore the documents to the original document library in the SharePoint farm or redirect the restore of documents to the file system.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows and Linux Servers

 

Integrate non-disruptive data protection for business-critical Oracle 11g, 10g, and 9i databases. Use advanced features, such as the granular protection of individual table spaces or a complete application/database backup and the protection of archived redo logs and control files, without ever taking them offline. Backup Exec 2010 delivers full support of Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN). Initiate backups and restores from the Backup Exec Media Server or from the Oracle RMAN console. Multistream support is available for increased performance during backups and restores. Supports Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The new version also supports Red Hat and SUSE Linux.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for SAP Applications

 

Provides SAP certified data protection for business-critical SAP applications while the application is still online and in use — supporting both Oracle and MaxDB database. The Agent for SAP is a reliable solution that allows Backup Exec software to provide both local and remote protection of databases using the SAP (BC-BRI BACKINT) interface for efficient data management. Backup Exec is certified with SAP NetWeaver and BR*Tools 6.40. Protect and recover SAP applications running in a cluster environment. For protection of SAP that is running on Microsoft SQL database, the Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server should be used.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Agent for Windows Systems

The agent for Windows Systems provides many benefits including Remote Agent support, Continuous Protection Agent capabilities, Advanced Open File protection, and Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option. The Remote Agent expands network-wide data protection and optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers. Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps optimize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. The Continuous Protection Agent enables continuous disk-based data protection for remote file servers with LAN or WAN connectivity to the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server. Continuous protection simplifies backups by consolidating data protection into a central server, eliminates the backup window needed to protect each file server, and provides faster restores by helping to ensure business-critical data is immediately accessible. The Advanced Open File Option handles open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use and are not skipped when running a backup job. The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option saves time by automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of system recovery. This tape-based system recovery solution quickly recovers downed servers, enabling restores from the last complete backup set, including full, differential, incremental, and working set backups. With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent, users truly have comprehensive data and system protection for every remote Windows server.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

Provides high-performance network wide data protection and recovery for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Linux and UNIX servers, including support for Intel Xeon EMT64, Intel Pentium EMT64, AMD Athlon, and AMD Opteron processors. The redesigned agent extends Backup Exec software's advanced agent technology beyond Windows and NetWare to meet the needs of the emerging business applications on Linux operating systems. This agent offers full or incremental, or differential, backup and restore for the following products:

·          Red Hat

·          Red Flag

·          Miracle

·          SUSE

·          Sun Solaris (SPARC)

·          VMware

·          HP-UX NOES

·          SUSE Linux

·          Solaris 10 on Intel

·          AIX

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server

 

The Backup Exec 2010 Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers provides new storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec for Windows Server environment. Now IT administrators can directly attach a storage device to a remote Linux server, providing added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs on remote Linux servers. Each Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers would include a Remote Agent for Linux Servers, and all media server job configurations would be centrally managed through the primary Windows media server console.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems

 

The Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Remote Agent for Macintosh Servers provides support for on-line non-disruptive backup of Macintosh OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 operating systems. The expanded Macintosh platform support broadens the data protection offering for Backup Exec customers and further ensures up-to-date backup and recovery for heterogeneous platforms.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Remote Agent for NetWare Systems

 

The Remote Agent for NetWare Servers incorporates remote NetWare server data protection and recovery into daily backup and recovery activities. This agent offers 100 percent SMS compatibility and NDS bindery information for NetWare servers. Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps maximize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing to reduce network traffic and maximize throughput.

Yes

Yes

 

 

Options

Name

Description

Included in Backup Exec 2010?

Included with Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Small Business Server?

Backup Exec Deduplication Option

 

Easily reduce backup data storage costs while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments. Backup Exec Deduplication Option (using Netbackup Puredisk technology) provides integrated and customizable deduplication offering to optimize any backup strategy with: client deduplication (deduplicates data at source or remote server), media server deduplication (deduplicates data at media server), appliance deduplication (integrates with OpenStorage deduplication appliances) or a deduplicated backup set copy (deduplicates data from remote offices to headquarters).

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Exchange Archiving Option

NEW Backup Exec Exchange Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for growing Exchange environments by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than by separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Exchange server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived emails using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI, and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.

·          Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, and Windows 2008 R2

·          Requires an Exchange Agent for each Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option

Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option enables faster backups and restores through advanced disk-based backup and recovery, including Synthetic and Off-Host backups to perform zero impact backups. Synthetic backups reduce backup windows and network bandwidth requirements and do not impact the original client. New true image restore functionality automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying restores. The Off-Host backup feature enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer by processing the backup operation of the remote computer on a Backup Exec media server instead of on the remote computer or host computer.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option

 

Simplifies management by providing concise information and centralized management of multiple Backup Exec media servers across the network:

·          Robust and scalable solution, enabling centrally managed operations, load balancing, distributed catalogs, bandwidth throttling, fault tolerance, and monitoring and reporting for many Backup Exec media servers in a Windows data center, distributed throughout the network or at remote offices.

·          The Central Admin Server Option makes Backup Exec simple to grow and effortless to manage. Operations can continue uninterrupted on the managed media server even when there is a non-persistent network connection to the central administration server

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option

 

With the majority of business-critical information residing outside the data center or off corporate servers, protection for desktops and laptops is a must. The enhanced Desktop and Laptop Option delivers continuous data protection to desktops and laptops whether in the office or on the road. Not only improving data protection and efficiency, this option enables users to restore their own files and maintains synchronization between multiple desktops and laptops so the most up-to-date file versions are available on all of a user's computers. Because the Desktop and Laptop Option does not require a dedicated stand-alone server as competing products do, it easily integrates into existing IT infrastructure and policies, helping lower the total cost of ownership.

The new push-install functionality from within Backup Exec centralizes deployment. Backup Exec 2010 includes support for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 64-bit OS, as well as delta file transfer, reducing the total amount of data being backed up. With this release, this option is integrated with Backup Exec Retrieve (available with the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server) for even greater simplified file recovery

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Library Expansion Option

 

The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option scales the media storage system by leveraging additional drives within multidrive tape or optical autoloader/library storage systems. This option's Advanced Device and Media Management (ADAMM) technology provides extensive configuration and management capabilities, including lights-out backup and restore operations and bar code reader and portal support for both SCSI and Fibre attached devices. Users can partition slots within a library to target backup jobs to a specific slot

Yes

No

Backup Exec NDMP Option

 

The enhanced Symantec Backup Exec 2010 NDMP Option supports the backup and restore of NDMP NetApp (Data ONTAP 7.0/8.0 or later), EMC Celerra (with DART 5.5/6.0 or later), and IBM N-Series storage configurations with tape devices attached and new protection for NDMP devices residing in remote locations including in a Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations for added flexibility. Backup Exec 2010 NDMP option also provides automated NDMP filer data duplication to tape, reducing backup management. Overall support for NDMP devices greatly expands the number of disk targets that can be selected for disk-based data protection.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option

 

This powerful LAN-free backup solution allows multiple distributed backup servers to centralize storage devices that are connected over a switched fabric or iSCSI SAN for greater performance, efficiency, and fault tolerance.

·         SAN Shared Storage Option load balances job activity across shared devices from multiple Backup Exec servers. The increased performance, backup speeds, and centralized management of media help lower the total cost of ownership.

·         The SAN Shared Storage Option is a groundbreaking solution in manageability and performance for large-scale, high-end storage environments.

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec Open File Option for Remote NetWare Servers

 

Enhances file protection by helping to ensure that every file is protected even while in use (on NetWare 6.5 volumes). This option can handle open files at the volume level and is seamlessly integrated into Symantec Backup Exec software.

Yes

No

Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option

Backup Exec introduces a new VTL Unlimited Drive Option which provides simple, cost efficient pricing for VTL devices by providing unlimited Library Expansion Options per Backup Exec Media Server.

The new VTL option allows administrators to integrate a VTL storage environment as a unique device that shows only tape functions that are valid for VTLs (i.e. no retention). VTL media can also be modified to erase data that has reached its expiration data to reclaim storage space for more crucial data

Yes

Yes

Backup Exec File System Archive Option

 

The Backup Exec File System Archive Option provides unified backup and archiving for file systems by uniquely archiving data from the backup copy rather than separately pulling data from the source. The archive option will provide administrators with the ability to reduce redundant data from the Files server source to free up storage space. Users can easily retrieve individual archived documents and files using the Backup Exec Retrieve Google-like web UI and administrators can retrieve archived data through the Backup Exec console. Overall administrators will be able to easily index data and set retention periods to efficiently manage data lifecycles.

·          Supports Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, and Windows 2008 R2

·          Requires an Agent for Windows Systems for each archived server

Yes

Yes