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I have MS windows AD Infrastructure running Backup exec as a backup and recovery solution and a few Linux servers (no backup exec) and also using HP G2 Autoldr tape library as storage (apart from the backup to disk folders)
services on the servers include
Ora DB, File servers, dns, dhcp, AD, ESX, wsus and sms
I am thinking of migrating over to EMC Netwoorker
any issues I might come across in terms of software (compatibility issues with restoring old backed up files with emc management console ? )
and any advise on making the transition to EMC less prone to errors (espcially with VMs and Linux server) ?
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right off you have to plan on either keeping a system around running BE until the data tapes are no longer needed.

No need to check about cross application compatibility because that stuff only works for basic backup sessions anyways. As soon as you include any special features, options, or agents you loose the possibility of the other application reading the data. So in this case there is no way Networker will be able to restore the Oracle sessions.

So work it out, evaluate how much of a history you need. If for example you need to keep a historical view of all this data say like keeping a monthly full backup for ever you need to keep a BE server around forever to restore that data. On the other hand if your backups are keep only for a month and then the tape is reused, it is no big deal. You will have to keep your BE server up and running for at least a month anyways until you have 100% assurance in NetWorker.  

Also you will need to check out if NetWorker can erase the BE tapes, it might be necessary to erase the old tapes in BE first.
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