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Searching to Different Backup Software

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06

We've been using BackupExec for 10-12 years. I've had it with their licensing department, and am searching for another software to move to. Our requirements ( that I can think of ) include:

unlimited backup to hard drives on other PC's
unlimited backup to tape from multiple servers on one segment
work with tape libraries
Good Support ( which Symantec/Veritas has usually )

Any suggestions?

Many Thanks

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Manager, Technical Support
you can try arcserve backup

http://www.ca.com/us/data-loss-prevention.aspx and click on insights and documents


you can go with acronis or commvault simphana



good part about arcserve is you dont have to purchase fancy license but work with simple and standard license and you get better technical support.

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Hi.  how does Arcserve's licensing model work? Do they charge for

remote agents
open file option
backup to hard drive drives

?   We took a look at Yosemite a year ago but found they feel backups to hard drive are ... sacred? and charge separately and steeply for that.

Sai Prasad KinneraManager, Technical Support

you need license for license for below

1 - one license required to manage backups and restores

2- need to get license for number of agents( remote servers ) you want to backup

this agent uses push technology and throughput will be better compare to network backups, however if you have dedicated network or 1GB network you dont have to purchase this option.

3 - open file agent or OFA license is seperate

4 - You dont need any license to backup do disk however if you want to use more number of streams you need to, by default you can use 2 streams and this is enough to give you good throughput.

hope this helps
You can try GBM (Genie Backup Manager). You will need one license if you want to backup normal data from all network PCs; but you won't be able to create a disaster recovery jobs, but only to the same machine GBM is installed at. If you want to backup open files you will need OFB (Open File Backup Agent) licenses, the support is great and it's cheap and reliable.

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