Thank whatever god you believe in that backup tapes are on their fucking way out. I started the upgrade for a client of mine from 2010 to 2012. Scoured the internet, for the error message: The Backup Exec Server Service did not start. The “Solution” is to remove the software again, reboot, then manually hack out ALL references to Symantec and Backup Exec from the registry. Why can’t you make a software that just fucking installs or upgrades?You would think that a multi-billion dollar company like symantec would understand the importance of making one revision of software easily upgraded to the next. Backup Exec 2010 had an addon option called “Desktop Laptop Option” hence forth called DLO. How is someone who runs a small business supposed to handle things like this, if everyone thinks you buy a disk, put it in, and hit go.Backup Exec as a classic backup tool was ok, it could backup physical servers, AD, Exchange, Oracle database, SQL… It also had a great feature – ability to set the backup to run on the last day of the month. Because in 2014 there are still products that lack that feature.Oh, and once you configured tape library, backup to tape worked quite well.Flexible licensing options for on-premise software include Capacity Edition or new Capacity Edition Lite offerings that are scalable to accommodate data growth and licensed per front-end TB!This is a nice change from traditional licensing of per server, socket, host, device, and/or user pack; depending on the agent or edition.Then of course, it asks for the 2010 installation disk. The internet is littered with people in the same predicament. You have to fill out a request form to have a sales person contact you regarding it. I need to go listen to some really loud Tool for a while.
I “loved” version 2010, loved because I got used to all of it’s quirks and 2010 seemed the most stable.
If you have an expired maintenance contract or are running an older version of Backup Exec, this is your opportunity to renew your existing contracts and have a look at any new licenses of Backup Exec 15 including the new Capacity Lite offering.
Backup Exec works seamlessly with new or refreshed Windows servers, applications, and VMware or Hyper-V virtual servers to round out a complete (and well protected) solution.
So, how can the life become easier, at least, a little bit? When you select the “Uninstall” option, there wont be anything reminding you of our solution in less, than five minutes.
But, unfortunately, not everyone can boast with such an attitude.