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Backup Exec Best Practice Guide V 4.0 available

Again, I had the chance to assist Veritas EMEA in updating (and extending) the official Backup Exec Best Practices Guide. The guide goes into detail on how to configure your backup server’s hardware and how you can tune Backup Exec to get the best performance. In addition you’ll find answers to some of the most …

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Backup Exec – Feature Pack 4: Introduction of Instant GRT

On April 18th 2016, Veritas released Feature Pack 4 for Backup Exec 15. So, what’s new here and is it worth the effort to upgrade? Support for New or Updated Platforms and Applications First of all, FP4 brings support for new and updated versions of Windows, Linux and VMware operating systems and applications like Enterprise …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 5

Hello and welcome back. This is the last part of my short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 4

Hello and welcome back. This is part four of my short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are not …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 3

Hello and welcome back. This is part three of my short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are not …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 2

Hello and welcome back. This is part two of my short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are not …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 1

Hello and welcome to part one of a short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are not possible. It’s …

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Display Progress Bar for Backup Exec Jobs in vCenter Client

A few days ago, a colleague told me that he would highly appreciate, if one could see the actual status of running backups of Backup Exec within VMware’s vCenter Client. “Wait a minute”, I said, “this functionality is already available in Backup Exec for some years now.” So here’s, what you have to do to …

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Backup Exec Best Practices Guide v3 available

Last Week I had the chance to assist Veritas EMEA in updating (and extending) the official Backup Exec Best Practices Guide. The guide goes into detail on how to configure your backup server’s hardware and how you can tune Backup Exec to get the best performance. In addition you’ll find answers to some of the …

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Backup Exec and Deduplication

Backup Exec’s deduplication option offers technologies to reduce the space needed for backup-to-disk. In addition to this, deduplication may help you to reduce the network load resulting from backups. The minimum hardware requirements for deduplication with Backup Exec are: One quad-core CPU or two dual-core CPUs. Eight Gigabyte free memory for up to five Terabyte …

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