Backup Software Recommendation

Posted on 2008-02-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
We currently use Symantec Backup Exec for our tape backups on our servers.  Does anyone recommend another product? Symantec is just terrible.  I've been having a terrible time with licensing issue on purchased agents and software from them and give up.

What a nightmare they are to deal with!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You can try CA/BrightStor ArcServe - but BackupExec is pretty much the standard.  And yes, they are aweful - I avoid them whenever I can... especially in Antivirus solutions.

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They are indeed a pain to deal with at times, but as far as quality of the product.. it is the best out there in my opinion.

I avoid them while I can aswell, especially antivirus, but BackupExec makes me sleep well at night. :)
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glenn_1984 earned 1000 total points
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I have actually moved some of my clients to Windows Backup.
If the backup is basic, you can do quite a lot, including MS SQL and Exchange
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I like Windows backup - but not with tape.  If you were doing a backup to disk, I would (and do) definitely use Windows Backup.

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It is SO funny to see that I'm not alone in avoiding Symantec products.

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