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Running Symantec Backup Exec and Windows Server Backup running simultaneously

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Is it ok to keep Symantec Backup Exec and Windows Server Backup running simultaneously on the same computer as long as I keep scheduled backup times separately from each other?

The reason for wanting to use both software are:
(1) I heard Windows Server Backup is better in disaster recovery.
(2) With backup exec for SBS2011, I can backup and restore each mailbox or down to single email item.
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As long as both programs aren't trying to do backups at the same time you will be fine.  You don't want to get into a file lock issue.
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I wouldn't do it.

If you have Backup Exec, use that for everything.
Personally I wouldn't do the item level backup/restore. I see no point in doing that. Just backup the entire database using an Exchange aware backup and increase the deleted item retention time. I haven't had to restore a single item for over three years.

The built in SBS backup does an image based backup, so will have everything. However you can do similar with Backup Exec.

Simon.
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Thanks for your comments and I appreciate it.
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