Backup Exec 2015 -- capacity edition, TWO mediaServers ?

I might purchase the “capacity edition” or “capacity edition lite”
for my TWO sites, each having their own mediaServer

Which below purchase options are doable ?
•      Option #1 = purchase ONE 5TB license since I will have 5TB total across both mediaServers
•      Option #2 = purchase TWO 2.5TB licenses, ONE for each mediaServer
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
If you have not put any money into it already I would like to hear what you are backing up and why you are considering using Backup Exec, I was a big fan of Altiris and Symantec Backup Exec however it is obselete now a days in my opinion.

Is your enviroment a physical or virtual enviroment may I ask?

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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Ok, have we spent any money or are commited to this product yet? if not i would seriously re evaluate this backup strategy to something more modern and up to date.

Have a look at a free trial of this product.
or Vranger , I would go with Veam based on my experience.

That will be one form of backup you should use this to backup to a local NAS local NAS or remote NAS actually, get your hands on a synology NAS they are cheap easy to configure and good boxes, make sure the Synology is raided up too.

Additionally you will need a second type of backup a file level backup, I like to use Keep It Safe, stay away from Mozy Pro. Ashay Online Backup Manager is also a good product, these are online backup utilities.

1. Virtual backup with Veam.
2. File level backup with an online backup utility such as KIS or Ashay.
3. Backup locations Virtual backup runs to at least one NAS.
File level backup runs two copies of each backup it takes one to a local NAS and one to a cloud storage area provided by the online backup company.

This is the kind of solution I would recommend.
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
I somehow agree with with past comments, but as Veeam can take care of FLR (file level restore) inside a VM I would not buy another product for that.
Finance_teacher I cannot answer your question, would say option 1 but I am unsure ; you should ask Symantec licensing or vendor team and they will surely answer this easyly as the product editor.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Tortur that is correct you can mount images taken by VEAM and Vranger, IMO it is best to have two forms of backup, backup backup backup! we can never have enough.

What if there was an issue with our first form of backup? That is my main reason for including the second form of backup along with.
Building burns down scenario, the second type of backup has a cloud backup built in.

This is a relatively cheap backup solution too.

We also have the option of a Site A Site B scenario with Veam where we can replicate our Virtual enviroment to a different level we could also include San replication in this too.
Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Sure, you can think that.
But everything has a cost, and each additionnal backup you make will have a cost, so even if we all wanted to have 10 backup source to use when we have a big issue, we cannot.

One solution with good configuration and fine redundancy (e.g. 2 backup target, with veeam, 2 backup to disk or 1 backup to disk and 1 backup to tape) is fine IMHO.

AFAIK Veeam does not "mount" the image as a backup exec with vmware agent would do. It can simply read its backup file format and explore its contents.
Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Well in fact yes we can say that Veeam mounts the restore points, thinking of it twice. Sorry for that.
But what I mean compare to BE (std edition, not v-ray) is that BE will first restore the VMDK on a temp folder on BE server and then mount it.
Your solution is with a Cloud approach and mine is maybe older in a way. I think both can work.
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