Backup Exec 21.2 Readme

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What's new in Backup Exec 21.2

Table: What's new in Backup Exec 21.2



Instance-based Licensing v2

The Instance-based licensing model in Backup Exec is enhanced to display the details for instances considered in calculations. Based on the configured threshold, warning alerts are displayed when the instances used approach the number of instances licensed in Backup Exec.

Backup Exec Accelerator v2

Customers can now experience significantly faster Forever Incremental backups to deduplication storage. The Backup Exec Deduplication Block Cloning technology is used when Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines are backed up to Backup Exec deduplication disk storage.

Support for SQL Server In-Memory OLTP (Optimization)

Support for Microsoft SQL Server In-Memory optimized tables.

Enhanced cloud-based and on-premises in-product help

Customers can now experience a whole new way to access the Backup Exec help system. Backup Exec 21.2 gives you access to a cloud-based HTML help system and also an on-premises HTML help system. By default, you have access to the cloud-based help.

The new help system offers the following:

  • Better search capability

  • Modern look and feel

  • Accessibility from cloud

  • Multi-browser support

Support for new cloud storage regions

Backup Exec users benefit from cloud storage choices through support for the following cloud storage region, enabling greater flexibility and economy:

  • Google: Jakarta

Review the Backup Exec Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for supported cloud storage regions. You can find the HCL at the following URL:

Agent for Linux

The Agent for Linux now supports Advanced Open File Option (AOFO-L) with RHEL 7.8, 8.2, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4.

You can find a list of the new features in earlier releases of Backup Exec in the What's new in Backup Exec document.