This is more of an Advise vs. how to technical question. What are the advantages of using a SQL Backup Agent on SQL 2012 vs using Built in Backup?
We have an IT person who is dead set against using any program to backup SQL and wants to do it directly with SQL Agent to a file share. For years, we have used BackupExec and has worked great. The problem is, this person controls the budget and I think wants to save money by this.
The SQL Server is pounded 24x7. Any outage cost money and problems. There are 2TB of SQL DB's being backed up.