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    I have a client who uses Backup Exec 10d.

    We are looking to replace their current server with a Windows Server 2008 x64 OS. Does anyone know if the above 32bit version of Backup Exec will work on Server 2008 in a 64bit environment or should we look to update this too to the latest version? I know ideally updating would be the best option, however upgrading isn't a cheap approach.
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    Re: Backup Exec 10d

    Brief research suggests that this version is not supported on x64 Server 2008. Upgrading to 12.5 looks like the best solution.

    Or using Windows Server Backup, which has replaced ntbackup http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc754572.aspx
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    • #3
      Re: Backup Exec 10d

      Backup Exec 12 is certified to work on Server 2008 and is the first version that is 2008 compatible. 12.5 went live a few weeks ago, we've actually just upgraded to it here in the office.

      If you are only backing up the local server which has the tape drive in it then Windows Server Backup will do fine at least for now. It's only when you are backing up things like SQL Servers or Remote Servers that Backup Exec comes into it's own.

      I wonder if Server Backup is still based on an old version of Veritas Backup Exec like ntbackup was though?
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      • #4
        Re: Backup Exec 10d

        I didn't think the inbuilt version can write to tape drives? Plus I need to backup Exchange, something I know it can't do.
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        • #5
          Re: Backup Exec 10d

          Originally posted by ]SK[ View Post
          I didn't think the inbuilt version can write to tape drives? Plus I need to backup Exchange, something I know it can't do.
          You're right, I don't think it can write to tape drives directly. Huge step backwards.

          Can't backup Exchange? That's ridiculous :/
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          • #6
            Re: Backup Exec 10d

            Yup, not good for small businesses. Very much a backward step by Microsoft. Apprently the SBS version of 2008 can do database backups.
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            • #7
              Re: Backup Exec 10d

              Exchange IS databases, or just database databases?
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                Re: Backup Exec 10d

                Exchange Information Store database.
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                • #9
                  Re: Backup Exec 10d

                  Good to know, thanks.

                  Still a bit backwards not supporting tape drives though.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Backup Exec 10d

                    I think MS are wanting people to use DPM 2007. Again this costs though.
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