Symantec Editions -- Backup Exec 2015 vs System Recovery ?
shows that Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery
enables complete system recovery including full
bare metal recovery to dissimilar hardware.

 1. Does Symantec Backup Exec 2015
    ALSO offers this functionality ?

 2. Anything to add/change on the below
    since I want to replace my current
    Backup Exec 2012 and am moving
    everything to Microsoft Hyper-V ?
Symantec Backup Exec
 a. File based
 b. Can backup to tape
 c. Can restore individual files
 d. Can do bare metal restore to SAME/SIMILAR hardware
 e. easy to take tapes offsite

Symantec System Recovery
 a. image based
 b. cannot backup to tape
 c. cannot restore individual email (restore whole information store from image file)
 d. can do Hardware Independent Restore
 e. can be set to backup incremental every 15 mins with almost no impact on performance
 f. easily import image to VM in case of total failure (i.e. server room fire)
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
1. Backup exec supports Complete system recovery including full bare metal recovery to dissimilar hardware.

However, the steps to do so a very complicated. I remembered my old days to do one with backup exec and it was proven it was harder than system recovery.

Of course, there are con and pros with both systems.

BE also have a hyperV agent that hook directly to the VM layer and backup directly. (you only need 1 agent licence if you have 1 server?)

BESR don't care whether it is hyperV or not and it backup from the OS layer (nearer to your application)

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