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criley
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8 years ago

Veritas System Recovery 16 - available now!

Veritas System Recovery (VSR) 16 is now available.

New features in VSR 16 include:

  • Support for Windows Server 2016
  • Support for SQL 2016
  • Support for vSphere 6.5 (* currently no support for P2V functionality)
  • Rebranded to Veritas System Recovery (VSR)

For more details, please refer to:

Trialware is available at http://go.veritas.com/try-system-recovery

Please use this forum thread for any questions about VSR 16.

25 Replies

  • Cannot find a "partner" to buy a license from.  Tried a link in another thread which gave me a company in Europe that stated they could not sell to anyone outside of Europe.  Tried to locate one from the search page on Veritas main site and it only gave one who told me that they only deal with corporations.  And doing a quick search for Veritas distributors gave an extensive list of companies all over the world and after checking out a few of them, I could not locate any references to the System Recovery software nor to Veritas.  My maintenance contract expired 2-2015 and I am told I either have to renew that or buy a new license to be able to upgrade to version 16.  I have been using SSR 2013 R2 and Norton Ghost prior to that.  What ever happened to simply purchasing the software from the company that produces it?  I am a simple home user in need of a reliable backup program and would still be using Norton Ghost if it had not been discontinued.  After that I migrated to SSR and now would like to upgrade to the latest Veritas version.  What kind of tricks must I learn to accomplish that? 

      • Ron_Bierman's avatar
        Ron_Bierman
        Level 2

        Span.com is the company I referred to that told me they cannot sell to anyone outside of Europe.  So now what do I do?  This is really getting stupid.

  • Great news! I was checking the compatibility matrix, and Windows 2016 seems not to be supported by the Management solution, is that correct? How does licensing work? Need a new license for VSR2016?

    • criley's avatar
      criley
      Moderator

      ges87

      That's correct, there is currently no support for Windows 2016 with the Management Solution. This is because Symantec don't support this with SMP yet (details here http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO9965). We rely on SMP so are basically waiting for Symantec to add this support.

      Yes, a new license is required for VSR 16. If you have active maintenance with us, that should entitle you to a free upgrade. A 60-day trial version is also available.

      Hope this helps.

      • ges87's avatar
        ges87
        Level 5

        I think maintenance is expired, anyway I can still download the management solution trial and upgrade it right? Licenses are only necessary for clients. So I would update the MS and start testing one a VM the new client before thinking of upgrading all the production clients.

  • Are there any features of v16 that are applicable to the desktop version?  All of the listed feature appear to be server version related.

    • criley's avatar
      criley
      Moderator

      softdev

      Nothing specific to desktop, no. Is there anything in particular you are looking for?

      • softdev's avatar
        softdev
        Level 3

        No, nothing in particular, just trying to decide if this is a version that is worth spending money on to upgrade if we only use the desktop version.  I'm taking from your response that for the desktop version that v16 is essentially the same as 2013 R2.

  • Real Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Anniversary version

    Real Product Version: Veritas System Recovery 16

    Upgraded from SSR 13 R2 SP 6 to VSR 16.  No problems except for some reason the email settings were not carried over.  Wondered if anyone else had a similar issue.

    John

    • criley's avatar
      criley
      Moderator

      JAta2

      Yes, I have been able to reproduce this here. I'm going to forward this issue to our engineering team for investigation.

      • unpeujuste's avatar
        unpeujuste
        Level 4

        criley

        Hello ! I am very happy to meet again Criley's blog ! Since year 2016 I am using SSR 2013 R2 SP6 with Windows 10 Anniversary and, now, with the Creators Update. It works fine. I read here, from JAta2, that Veritas proposes to update to System Recovery 16 (VSR 16). Question: is it recommended for me, as a simple user, to change ? Thanks. :-)

  • Still no support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 !? Any plan to support it in future release?

    • criley's avatar
      criley
      Moderator

      Joseph_Lai

      I will need to check on this but can you confirm which specific version you are asking about here - 7.0, 7.1 etc ?