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Windows Server Backup vs. Backup Exec

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I have been using Backup Exec for the past 12 years and am very comfortable administering this software.

I just acquired a new customer that has Backup Exec 12 installed but the previous tech disabled Backup Exec and configured the built in Windows Server Backup on an SBS2008 server.

I have no experience with Windows Server Backup but would like to know everyone's thoughts on the software.
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Windows Server Backup has progressed significantly in more recent Windows Server OS's, especially SBS2008 where it can handle system state, Exchange, SQL instances, and Sharepoint. Although not as flexible and feature rich as BackupExec, however, it really depends on what you need out of it.

For your customer, what is being backed up, and what medium are they using for backups? Most importantly, I find in an SBS2008 environment, these type of backups are very easy to manage and are very quick since it is much better than NT Backup was since you are not dealing with Full / Incremental.
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Slagwag, currently they are backing up to a single external USB backup drive.  Does Windows Server Backup offer the capability to rotate multiple backup drives?
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