The Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V provides comprehensive protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). Additionally, by executing post-processing tasks that do not impact the backup window, such as log truncation, collection of metadata, and searchable catalogs, Backup Exec delivers highly optimized backup and Instant Recovery of data directly from storage.
Backup Exec Agents and Options
The Backup Exec Agent for Applications and Databases provides market-leading data protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, Oracle, and Veritas Enterprise Vault in a virtual or physical environment.
The Backup Exec Agent for Windows provides high-performance data protection for remote Windows servers and includes Open File protection and Simplified Disaster Recovery. This Agent optimizes data transfers for 32-bit and 64-bit remote Windows servers with NDMP technology that also provides source-level compression and distributed processing at the client.
The Backup Exec Agent for Linux provides high-performance protection for remote 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers with support for both Intel and AMD 32-bit and 64-bit processors. This agent extends the Backup Exec advanced agent technology to Linux operating systems by providing full, incremental, and differential backup support, restore capabilities, and client-side deduplication for supported distributions of Linux.
Please note: For data deduplication, the Deduplication Option needs to be licensed separately or it comes included with the full Capacity Edition or V-Ray Edition.
The Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server provides storage flexibility for Linux servers running in a Backup Exec environment. IT administrators can directly attach tape and disk storage devices to a remote Linux server, allowing backup data to be protected directly to those Linux-attached storage devices. This provides added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially for larger backups on those remote Linux servers.
Options and add-ons
Easily reduce data backup storage while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments with the Backup Exec Deduplication Option. Whether you deduplicate at the client, media server, or OST appliance, Backup Exec can deduplicate across all backup jobs, including physical and virtual backups, delivering superior deduplication capabilities.
The Enterprise Server Option provides ultimate licensing simplicity by consolidating two Backup Exec Options into one. Each Enterprise Server Option gives you unlimited access to the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-Based Backup Option and Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option (Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option is built into the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option).
The Backup Exec NDMP Option uses the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to back up and restore Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices including NetApp, EMC Celerra, and IBM N-Series storage configurations.
The Backup Exec Library Expansion Option provides the ability to leverage additional tape drives within a multi-drive tape library. Backup Exec supports one of the most comprehensive lists of tape devices in the industry with support for almost all SCSI, SAS, and Fibre attached tape devices from single drive libraries to large tape silos.
Designed for Virtual Tape Libraries, the Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Unlimited Drive Option provides simple, cost-efficient pricing for VTL devices by supporting an unlimited number of virtual tape drives and slots without the need to license each tape drive on a Backup Exec Media server separately. License is per VTL device.