A server responsible for backing up and restoring files, folders, databases and hard drives on a network in order to prevent the loss of data in the event of a hard drive failure, user error, disaster or accident. Symantec has blended its Windows security application with the popular backup software to offer customers a continuous data protection (CDP) package.
It is crucial at a time when anything from malicious threats, viruses and worms to outages, failures and natural disasters threaten to destroy important data. When one of those events strikes, businesses face the dilemma of lost files in the wake of record-retention regulations that require many businesses to keep data safe, secure and available at all times.
Symantec designed the Backup Exec software to continuously transmit files changes to a back-up server, removing the backup window. The backup server stores data on disk in its native format so employees can access and recover individual files with a Web browser. Backup Exec protects both virtual and physical environments with a single user interface.
Symantec’s Backup Exec includes:
Backup Exec installations can have one or more media servers, which are responsible for moving data from one or more locations to a storage medium, including virtually any disk or tape device. The data may be from the local system or from a remote system. With Backup Exec, you get fast, reliable backup and recovery of data and systems at every level and advanced integration with the most recent releases of VMware vSphere and Hyper-V.
The Backup Exec portfolio includes:
Versions: Symantec Backup Exec 10d, Symantec Backup Exec 11d, Symantec Backup Exec 12, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, Symantec Backup Exec 2010 (13.0), Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2, Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3, Symantec Backup Exec 2012 (14.0), Symantec Backup Exec 2014, (14.1) and Symantec Backup Exec 15.