We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Restoring data from Symantec Backup Exec 2015 after migrating from 12.5

Last Modified: 2016-02-17
Hello, I need to upgrade my backup software as soon as possible. However, there is one concern.

We currently are running SYM BE 12.5 on a x86 2K3 server. We want pilot and utimately purchase SYM BE 2015 on a 2K8 server. If possible and we can migrate the database from 12.5 to 2015 - which is a big jump in versions - will I be able to restore jobs from my old LTO 3 tapes which were backed up using the previous version?

I know my new LTO5 tapes can read LTO3, but I am not sure if the database/2015 SYM BE version supports legacy restores from a previous DB.

My concern is loosing legacy capabilities in case we have to exhume a decade of archives.

Many thanks,

Watch Question
Infrastructure Director
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE