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Backup for Windows Server

By David Shang ·
I have a question about backup software for Windows Server "Veritas Backup Exec 9":
Did it only can backup some data (accounting / email database...) for server or it can backup "whole hard drive" just like Ghost?
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by hberkhoff In reply to Backup for Windows Server

Veritas can backup all your data. From starters, they will do a file backup to disk or tape. When you also want e.g. Exchange/Lotes Notes mailboxen to backup you will need additional clients/agents/options from Veritas. This is also for backup of SQL etc.....
So no...it's not like ghost. Ghost will create an offline backup as where Veritas will create an online backup of your data. When Veritas backups and there are open files, you will need the Open File Option for backing up those files safely.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Backup for Windows Server

Veritas can backup all your data. From starters, they will do a file backup to disk or tape. When you also want e.g. Exchange/Lotes Notes mailboxen to backup you will need additional clients/agents/options from Veritas. This is also for backup of SQL etc.....
So no...it's not like ghost. Ghost will create an offline backup as where Veritas will create an online backup of your data. When Veritas backups and there are open files, you will need the Open File Option for backing up those files safely.

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by curlergirl In reply to Backup for Windows Server

Backup Exec (or any similar server-class backup software) can back up the entire server, but in a slightly different way from software such as Ghost. If properly configured, the basic Backup Exec program is capable of backing up all of the files onthe local machine, plus the system state (which is the registry hive, SAM, etc., that you need to completely restore a DC). The only exception to this is that it will not back up open files. You can get an agent to back up open files as an additional module from Veritas, and this will provide backup of open files. In order to back up any machines across the network, you also need to purchase a remote agent add-on from Veritas. With the remote agent, you can do the same full backup includingthe system state to other servers or workstations on the network. However, to completely restore a server from a backup tape created by Backup Exec, you have to do a lot more work than with Ghost - Backup Exec is not capable of restoring to a completely blank drive, you have to first reinstall the OS and the Backup Exec software. On the plus side, it's a lot easier to keep up-to-date tape backups using Backup Exec than it is to create a new Ghost image each day. Hope this helps!

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by kmcniff In reply to Backup for Windows Server

Backup Exec does have a Disaster Recovery option thak creates a boot floppy and uses the LOCAL tape drive to do a complete restore on blank drives! Chack out the Veritas website for more information on all of the options, like Open File, Exchange, Multi-server, Remote Agents, etc.

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