Backup Exec 21.2 Readme

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Product(s): Backup Exec (21.2)

Agent for VMware notes

The following notes detail information about using the Agent for VMware:

  • Do not install Backup Exec on the same computer where the VMware vCenter is installed. This configuration is unsupported at this time and causes backup jobs to fail. You must install vCenter and Backup Exec on different computers.

The following notes detail information about known issues in the VMware VDDK 7.0 that affect Backup Exec. See the VMware VDDK 7.0 Release Notes for details.

  • GRT is not allowed for any ReFS volumes when Backup Exec is installed on Windows Server 2019.

  • SAN mode restore is not supported for a datastore that is marked as clusteredvmdk.

    Alternately, you can use the nbd or nbdssl mode to restore the virtual machine.

The following note details information about instant recovery of a VMware virtual machine:

To run an instant recovery job for a backup set that is on one of the following devices, create a duplicate backup job and then target the backup job to a disk storage device. You can use the duplicate backup set to create an instantly recovered virtual machine.

  • Tape storage

  • OST device

  • Cloud storage

  • Disk cartridge devices such as RDX