Backup Exec support for VMware vSphere 5.1

Problem

Backup Exec (BE) support for VMware vSphere 5.1

Cause

Solution

Support to Backup and Restore VMware vSphere / ESX  5.1 and 5.1 Update 1 is added in:

Backup Exec 2014 - http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216587

Limited support in:
Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 2 - www.symantec.com/docs/TECH203155
Backup Exec 2010 R3 Service Pack 3 - www.symantec.com/docs/TECH203157
 

Windows Server 2012 uses new File System formats: ReFS and Windows Deduplication. These are only readable on a Windows Sever 2012 Operating System or later. BE 2014 can only support GRT of these file systems if the BE server is on Windows 2012 or later. They can be backed up and restored without GRT by restoring the entire Virtual Disk. A Physical style backup using the Agent for Windows inside the Virtual Machine can also be preformed.

Please refer to this document for updates about support of the Backup Exec Server on Windows 2012- http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196108

 

 

Please see the related documents for Granular Restore (GRT) functionality of:

Exchange 2013 –  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH203317
SharePoint 2013 - http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH203319

 

 


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