Backup Exec System Requirements

   

Server Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows 2016 Server Family
  • Microsoft® Windows 2012 Server Family
  • Microsoft® Windows 2012 R2 Server Family
  • Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft® Windows 2008 R2 Server Family
  • Microsoft® Windows 2008 x64 Server Family

Virtual Environments

  • VMware vSphere 6.5
  • VMware vSphere 6
  • VMware vSphere 5.5
  • VMware vSphere 5.1
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V 2016
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V 2008 and 2008 R2

Client Operating Systems

  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Client x86 & x64 (Supported by Agent for Windows)
  • Microsoft® Windows 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 Server x64 (Supported by Agent for Windows)
  • Novell OES 11 SP2 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 14.04 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • Citrix XenServer 5.1, 6.3, 6.5 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.3, 7.0.5, 8.0 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • RHEL 5.11, 6.0 & 7.0 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • Oracle Linux (OL) 5.7, 6.5, 7.0 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • CentOS 6.7, 7.0 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4, 12 SP1 (Supported by Agent for Linux)
  • SDR for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 (Supported by Agent for Windows)
  • Exchange 2007 SP3, 2010 SP3, 2013 SP1, 2016 CU4 (Supported by Agent for Applications and Databases)
  • SharePoint Server 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1 (Supported by Agent for Applications and Databases)
  • SQL Server 2005 SP4, 2008 SP4, 2008 R2 SP3, 2012 SP3, 2014 SP2, 2016 SP1 (Supported by Agent for Applications and Databases)
  • Oracle 10g R2, 11g R2, 12c R1 Oracle 10g R2, 11g R2, 12c R1 (Supported by Agent for Windows and Linux)
  • Enterprise Vault 9.0 SP4, 10.0 SP4, 11.0 SP1 12.1 (Supported by Agent for Applications and Databases)

Note: Veritas Backup Exec™ 16 cannot install media servers on 32-bit operating systems.

Internet Browser

Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

Installation Disk Space

1.26 GB (Typical installation), 1.91 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 525 MB is required for SQL Express. Any disk storage that you use also requires additional space.

Memory - Backup Exec Server

Minimum Required: 1 GB RAM

Recommended: 2 GB RAM

Note: RAM Requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for the multilingual version.

Memory - Backup Exec Central Administration Server

Minimum Required: 1 GB RAM above operating system’s requirement

Recommended: 2 GB RAM above operating system’s requirement

Note: RAM requirements may vary depending on the number of Backup Exec servers.

Virtual Memory Recommendations

20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes)

Processor

Intel 64, Xeon (64bit), AMD64, or compatible

Processor - Backup Exec Deduplication Option

Minimum Required: 4 Cores

Recommended: 8 Cores

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 minimum

SQL Server or SQL Express for Backup Exec Database

SQL Express 2014 SP2

Other Hardware

Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card

CD/DVD drive

A mouse or other pointing device

Storage Hardware

You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries, removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives.

You can find a list of compatible types of storage at the following URL: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000024527.

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.

For further information

Backup Exec 16 Software Compatibility List (SCL) https://www.veritas.com/docs/000115689