Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 on SBS 2008 Server

I have just seen a company that is running a SBS 2008 Server with no backup.

I have set it up using the the Built-in Backup but noticed they had Symantec Backup 12.5 installed but never used.

I am not very familiar with this program. It looks like a standard setup with no extra "agents" like exchange added.

I wondered if I set it to backup everything on C: ( It is set to one partition ) to an external Hard drive, it would do just that - back up everything including Exchange etc. in much the same way as the Built-in backup does?

Thanks for your advice in advance.
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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
First of all backup's should be not on the same server it should be at least external hard Drive...

see the below link you'll find the exact answer what u need..
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You need to check what they have installed.
It could be small business edition of Backup Exec, which will have everything.
Before you start to use it though, run Live Update and make sure that it is fully up to date.

If they don't have SBE of Backup Exec, then it could be a trial edition or something like that. If that is the case then using the built in Backup Tool will be fine, or you could go to something like Backup Assist, which is cheaper than Backup Exec.


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Markieboy1OwnerAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for your replies. How do I tell if it is an SBS version of Backup Exec?

I took a photo of the "about" screen and have attached it
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You need to go in to the licence information to look at what licences the product has.

Markieboy1OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I won't be calling in for the next day or so.

What do i have to look for on the license information? Something that mentions Exchange or SBS?
Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
Actually if u go for the symantec licensing. ...The version which u r using is outdated....latest is backup exec 2015.
And theky'l'll  guide u better about the latest changes in licensing....

I be leave you have to purchase new one...iInstead of renewal.....

Any how all the best
Markieboy1OwnerAuthor Commented:
Many Thanks.
Will continue with no backup as this isn't the SBS version and therefore does not have Exchange agent.
Markieboy1OwnerAuthor Commented:
That should be NT backup!
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