Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Enterprise Server Option (with 1 Year Basic Support)

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Enterprise Server Option (with 1 Year Basic Support)
  • Platform: Windows
  • Manufacturer: Symantec
  • Type: Retail Boxed, Full Edition
  • MPN: 21217989
  • Stock Code: 026043
  • More: Backup Exec 2012
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Product Description

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating three Backup Exec options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option, licensed per managed Backup Exec environment, gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option, Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option and Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage 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. True image restore functionality automatically restores data sets sequentially, simplifying restores. The Off-Host backup feature provides SAN-based Microsoft VSS-enabled snapshots using supported 3rd party hardware storage arrays. This enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer from processing the backup operation by taking a snapshot of its data volumes and importing the snapshots to the Backup Exec media server for fast local backup over the SAN.

    Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option

    Simplifies management of multiple Backup Exec media servers by providing a centralized management console view of all backup and restore operations. The Central Admin Server uses the same Backup Exec console, but provides a consolidated view of all Backup Exec operations including centralized backup, restore, monitoring, alerting, and reporting for multiple 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.

    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.

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agents and Options enhance and extend the Backup Exec features, capabilities, and platform support. Whether you need to protect VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, physical servers, critical applications, or databases, Backup Exec 2012 has a portfolio of high powered agents and options to scale and grow your Backup Exec environment.

Key Features
  • Easily restore virtual machines, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects from a single pass backup in seconds with patented V-Ray technology
  • Agentless backup of virtual machines
  • Integrated bare-metal, dissimilar hardware and physical to virtual (P2V) recovery
  • Best of breed data deduplication to optimize any backup strategy with client, media server and appliance data deduplication
  • Innovative and modern administration console makes it easier than ever to set up backups, manage backup policies, perform disaster recoveries, and convert backups to virtual machines for instant disaster recovery
  • Protects a broad range of operating systems, platforms, applications and databases in both virtual and physical environments with support for disk and tape storage devices
Key Benefits
  • Award winning data protection and disaster recovery designed for physical and virtual environments in a single unified solution
  • Protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per host
  • Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it with a single click
  • Recover an entire system to the same hardware, entirely different hardware or virtual machine in the time it takes you to turn on a virtual machine
  • Easily reduce data backup storage by 10:1 and shrink the backup window while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments
  • Eliminate point solutions, backup complexity, unnecessary storage growth, costs and risk with a single unified scalable solution

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agents and Options

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Data Sheet

Specifications / System Requirements

Distribution MediaDVD-ROM
Package TypeRetail Boxed Package
License PricingStandard
License TypeComplete Package
License Quantity1 User
System Requirements:
Operating SystemRefer to Software Compatibility List for details
Min CPUIntel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible
Min HDD1.44 GB Typical install, 2.32 GB for all options
Peripheral DevicesNetwork interface card or a virtual network adapter card; CD/DVD drive; A mouse
Other Software RequirementsInternet Explorer 7.0 or later
Bundled Support1 Year Basic Support

Extra Details

System Requirements

For a complete list of supported environments, refer to the Backup Exec hardware and software compatibility list.

Please note:
  • You cannot install a Backup Exec server on a computer that runs the Windows Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008. You can only install the Backup Exec Agent for Windows on Server Core computers.
  • You cannot install SQL Express or SQL Server 2005 on a Windows Server 2008 computer that is configured in a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) role. The Read Only Domain Controller role does not let you use the local accounts that are required for SQL Express and SQL Server 2005. When you install Backup Exec on an RODC computer you must select a remote SQL instance for the Backup Exec Database.

Additional Application Support

You can use Backup Exec with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007.

Internet Browser

Internet Explorer 7.0 or later.


Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible.

SQL Server or SQL Express

Service Pack 4 is required.


Required: 512 MB RAM above the operating system's requirements. Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance) Please note:
  • RAM requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration.
  • For the Central Admin Server Option: 1 GB RAM is required; 2 GB RAM is recommended.
  • Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for the multi-lingual version.
  • Virtual Memory Recommendations: 20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes). Refer to your Microsoft Windows help documentation for instructions on how to view or set the paging file size.

Installation Disk Space

1.44 GB (Typical installation) 2.32 GB (Includes all options)
  • Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific system configuration. The Backup Exec database and catalogs require additional space. An additional 330 MB is required for SQL Express.

Other Hardware

The following hardware is recommended:
  • Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card.
  • CD/DVD drive.
  • (Recommended) A mouse.

Storage Hardware

You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives. Support is available for the first drive in each robotic library when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for each additional robotic library drive, you must purchase the Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Software Compatibility List

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Hardware Compatibility List


Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.