various backup jobs

I am going to purchase Symantec Backup Exec 10d Advanced open file option for Windows server, will this product allow setting up of various backup jobs?
Does anybody have experience using this product?
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What do you mean by allow setting of various backup jobs? If you mean you want to have different jobs with the Advanced open file option enable, then yes. As long as you have licenses for each server

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It is still a relatively robust application.

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The advanced open file agent doesn't have anything to do with one or more backup jobs, it is rather the agent that allows you to backup a file that is in use by another application.
Backup Exec is a stable and flexible low(er) end backup software which allows you con configure various backup jobs... all depending what you want to back up really.

If it's just one server it will perform really well. You might need to add modules to it if you want to back up any databases or mail-systems from server.
You are getting confused between an agent, and backup management software.

Symantec backup Exec is the software that manages and control your backup jobs. You can have as many (in theory) as you like, running parallel streams to multiple servers.

Open File Agent is a plug-in onto your client (ie, the server that is being backed up) that allows the Backup Exec server to access files, even if they are locked open by another application. Normally the backup would bypass these files.

If you don't have anything currently, you need to buy the backup software, and then an agent for each client to be backed up. So, if you had a server farm of 2 W2k3 servers and a W2k3 server connected to your tape library you would need

1. Backup Exec Server version
2. 2 x Client licenses for Backup Exec
3. 2 x Open File Options for backup Exec

The more servers, the more expensive this becomes. Obviously there are products that are all-in-one for small server farms and also products for huge server farms. You just need to decide how much you want to spend vs how much you value your data!

Hope this helps
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