backup exec 2012 last backup attribute

for anyone who uses backup exec, especially 2012, can you confirm how accurate the last backup field is against each server in the backup and restore tab of the management console? can it be relied upon? and what techniques within BE could be used to get a report on all available restore points for each server you backup?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Backup Exec is a very good software and I'm using it for a years now starting from 8.5 and now 2014.
If you have your selection accurate and backup job ended with success status then you can be sure for 100% that is accurate and You'll be able to recover all you need. In case of disaster if you must recover server from scratch you must have Disaster Recovery CD with IDR file. Creating IDR file (updated every backup) and DR CD is a critical and is a part of setup.
I hope you did that and you have access to IDR file since BE is coping this file to 2 locations.

How many restore points is depending how many full and incremental backups you're doing, if you have enough space on NAS (if you backuping to NAS) or how many tapes you have.

My routine is to do FULL BACKUP to tape on every Friday night and Incremental backup every night from Mo-Thu to NAS.
As for addition I'm moving Last weekend tape outside the building and keep it in retention for a 12 months, so I can restore backup from 11-12 months back if I'm going to need it.
I think this is best approach but anyone must create own strategy for disaster recovery.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
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