Symantec Backup Exec 2012

symnatec1It is an integrated product that protects physical and virtual environments, streamlines creation of backups and data restoration after failures, and enables restoring data or systems at any scale – from single elements to whole servers. The program also reduces downtimes in company operations thanks to the unmatched Symantec™ V-Ray technology which enables restoring entire servers, primary Microsoft® applications and guest systems in VMware® and Microsoft Hyper-V® environments.

The software enables meeting targets related to data restoration points and time thanks to combining the features of complete restoration after failures regardless of hardware components, and data restoration in a virtual environment, application restoration and efficient recovery of individual e-mails, files and folders at any level of detail.

Removal of duplicate data and archiving enable reducing mass storage costs and accelerate backup copy creation at the same time. The Backup Exec 2012 program offers advanced backup copy creation and data recovery in VMware and Hyper-V environments and Windows®, Linux® and Mac® systems regardless of their degree of complexity.

Streamlined creation of backups in virtual and physical environments.

Backup creation and data recovery features in VMware and Hyper-V designed by specialists provide virtualised infrastructure protection. Backup creation at host level, based on the V-Ray technology and integrated with API VMware Data Protection interfaces and the Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) service enables archiving entire guest systems and restoring data on the level of virtual machines, virtual disks, applications, files and folders. Advanced virtual machine monitor features in VMware and Hyper-V environments are supported as well. It is also possible to create backup copies and restore data at any level of detail for Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, Active Directory® and SQL Server® applications.
Thanks to protection with agents or without their use, the Backup Exec 2012 program provides a freedom of selecting data restoration levels in VMware and Hyper-V environments. When using agents, you can create backup copies of virtualised application data nd restore them at any level of detail – from single files and folders to application data and entire virtual machines. When agents are not in use, whole virtual machines can be restored in order to ensure complete protection.
Microsoft-certified features of backup creation and data restoration in Windows systems and applications, such as 2008 R2®, Exchange 2010 SP1, SQL Server and SharePoint.
Comprehensive support of disk- and tape-based mass storage for creating backups of virtual and physical environments and applications.
Mass storage use can be reduced even by 90% thanks to the duplicated data deletion feature, which enables reducing mass storage costs used for backups of physical and virtual environments while at the same time reducing bandwidth use in LAN and WAN. Reduction of mass storage requirements and providing backup copy creation operations in WAN for remote offices.
Deletion of duplicated data at source level from Linux servers enables significant reduction of bandwidth use in LAN and WAN, as well as the space needed for backup copies, while protecting Linux-based servers at the same time.
Ability to restore virtual machine backups using the Virtual Machine Validator tool which offers administrators of VMware and Backup Exec 2012 software an easy verification mechanism when restoring full backup copies of virtual machines, using the client console of the VMware vSphere™ solution.
Backup Exec 2012 provides a virtual application high availability feature thanks to automatic restoration of virtual machines in the VMware environment. It enables integration of the Backup Exec Management Plugin 2.0 for VMware expansion with the Symantec™ ApplicationHA 6.0 program, which in turn enables automatic restoring of virtual machines to recover application services after exhausting the ApplicationHA tool capabilities in this regard.

One product restoring any data

Built-in features of data recovery from scratch after failures enable administrators to restore backups of whole servers on other hardware platforms. Using a Symantec™ Recovery Environment boot DVD you can connect to a Backup Exec 2012 program server and restore an entire virtual machine on a completely different computer.
Backup copies can be converted to virtual machine for quick data recovery, so in the event of failure, server functioning can be restored in a VMware or Hyper-V environment merely in the time needed to initiate a virtual machine. Data restoration after failures without hardware components enables quick recovery of physical servers in a virtual environment, which significantly shortens downtimes of services crucial for company operations.
Data restoration of physical and virtual applications at any level of detail enables eliminating redundant backup copies of Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint and SQL Server programs in virtual environments. Using single backup copies of application servers in VMware or Hyper-V solutions, administrator can restore individual e-mails, SharePoint documents, Active Directory objects and SQL Server databases. Backup Exec 2012 does not require data recovery environments, additional virtual machines or other resources to restore data at any level of detail.

Comprehensive creation of backups and data recovery

Backup Exec 2012 is a comprehensive suite of data protection and restoration solutions that simplifies the process of securing the company’s most valuable capital – data. Regardless of whether the data is located on a file server with the Windows system, a workstation, virtual server or a critical application server (e.g. Exchange, SQL or SharePoint), Backup Exec 2012 provides complete protection of both data and operating systems.

Backup Exec 2012 was designed to meet requirements related to virtual and physical environments. Provides data protection in Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, Linux and Mac systems using tape- and disk-based mass storage devices. Applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Active Directory and Oracle® are protected in an advanced manner. Advanced tape- and disk-based mass storage device encryption using 128 or 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm enables complete protection of transmitted or stored data.

Backup Exec 2012 with the Symantec V-Ray technology offers unmatched backup copy creation and virtual data restoration capabilities. V-Ray is a suite of Symantec technologies that provide clients with additional insight into virtual machines and applications. This way, separation of physical and virtual assets can be removed and invisible archiving and recovery mechanisms implemented in the entire environment using a single application.

Simple management and monitoring

Backup Exec 2012 offers a modern administration console that enables easy creation of backup copies and data restoration of physical and virtual servers and applications distributed across multiple servers.

The Backup Exec 2012 version provides award-winning capabilities and features enjoying continued trust of administrators, and the administration console speeds up and streamlines administrating backup copy and data recovery infrastructure even more.

The Backup Exec 2012 administration console enables you to avoid creating rules for the purpose of combining multiple associated operations within a single backup creation task. These operations are now created and scheduled within a general process. The streamlined schedule operation enables configuring optimal backup creation dates.

Backup Exec 2012 provides an entirely new approach to backup creation and data restoration, which makes it easier to protect data in companies of any size.

Available agent and module versions

Backup Exec 2012 enables scalable, easy to manage backup creation and data recovery in virtual and physical environments. The Backup Exec 2012 environment can be easily expanded using optional agents and modules that provide support for important applications, databases and mass storage device configurations.

Main versions of Backup Exec

Backup Exec 2012
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 Small Business Edition
Symantec Backup Exec™ 2012 V-Ray Edition
Symantec Backup Exec™ 3600 Appliance
Agents and Options for Symantec Backup Exec 2012

Agents and Options for Symantec Backup Exec 2012


Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Backup Exec Agent for Applications And Databases.
Backup Exec Agent for Windows
Backup Exec Agent for Linux
Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Server
Backup Exec Agent for Macintosh
Small Business Agent for Windows


Backup Exec Deduplication Option
Exec Enterprise Server Option
Backup Exec NDMP Option
Backup Exec Library Expansion Option
Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option
Backup Exec Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option
Backup Exec File System Archive Option
Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option