Backup Exec Agents Question

Posted on 2011-03-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a quick question about the need for purchasing different Agents of Backup Exec....

In the past we have purchased Backup Exec "core", as in the main program.
Then, in order to backup a SQL server we had to purchase a single SQL agent.
This SQL agent just allowed Backup Exec to backup SQL Servers.  Key work SERVERS, plural...  So in other words I could backup 10 SQL servers and only NEED to purchase ONE SQL agent.
Now, they are saying that I have 10 SQL servers that need to be backed up, I have to buy 10 SQL Backup Exec Agents.

Does this sound correct?

Thanks for your thoughts!  :)
Question by:GFCU
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Rodney Barnhardt earned 500 total points
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Their licensing is one agent per SQL server. Here is some info:

"Each Backup Exec Agent for SQL license supports one SQL server. Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers is designed to accommodate the
needs of Windows-based environments of all sizes– whether it’s a single Windows Server or a large, multi-Domain Windows enterprise
including multiple remote Linux and UNIX servers"

"Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers is designed to accommodate the needs of Windows focused environments of all sizes– whether it’s a
single Windows Server or a large, multi-Domain Windows enterprise with some Linux and Unix servers. The Backup Exec 12.5 Server product
and its Agents are licensed on a per-Server basis regardless of the version of Windows, physical or virtual hardware, or number of processors
on the system.
Scenarios Customer Environment Licensing
Protecting 1 Microsoft
SQL Database Server
(1) Windows Server Qty:1 of Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Server license
Qty:1 of Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for Microsoft SQL Server

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35392158
Thank you.

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