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The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".

These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how Backup Exec solves these challenges.

Each Blueprint consists of:

  • Pain Points: What challenges customers face
  • Whiteboard: Shows how Backup Exec solves the customer challenges
  • Recommended Configuration: Shows recommended installation
  • Do’s: Gives detailed configurations suggested by Symantec
  • Don'ts: What configurations & pitfalls customers should avoid
  • Advantages: Summarizes the Backup Exec advantages

This Blueprint is designed to help with customers who are utilising Backup Exec’s deduplication Option to improve back end storage capabilities within a complex backup environment.

Challenges of Legacy Disaster Recovery Methods

Offsite data protection helps organizations plan for disaster recovery by keeping backup copies of important data at one or more additional locations other than the main office. Data is usually transported offsite using removable storage media such as magnetic tape or optical storage.

Companies relying on tape solutions to protect against disaster face several challenges, including tape transport costs, security issues, and the complexities of media management. Many companies are looking for alternatives that allow them to overcome or avoid these challenges, such as methods that copy or replicate data electronically over a WAN/LAN connection to disk storage at a disaster recovery site. Alternatives such as these enable lower costs, improved security, and improved Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (RPOs/RTOs).

Backup Exec’s Optimized Duplication Technology

Backup Exec™ 2014 offers a cost-effective backup replication method known as optimized duplication. Optimized duplication combines the powerful backup and data deduplication technologies in Backup Exec™ 2014 to enable the optimized transfer of data over a LAN/WAN connection from one Backup Exec server to another Backup Exec server. Copying backup data from one Backup Exec server to another using optimized duplication makes the same backup data available for recovery at multiple locations, thereby offering a convenient and cost-effective disaster recovery solution.

You can download the Blueprint from the link below.