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Technical White Papers are designed to introduce Symantec partners and end users to key technologies and technical concepts that are associated with the Symantec Backup and Recovery product family. The information within a Technical White Paper will assist partners and customers as they design and implement data protection solutions based on Symantec Backup and Recovery products.

The attached white paper is intended to assist technical personnel as they design and implement Backup Exec™ 2014 and Optimized Deduplication and make related decisions.  The business value of the Optimized Deduplication will also be discussed in this white paper.

This white paper includes the following topics:

  • Business Value
  • Exchange Protection Methods and Technology
  • Backup Exec and Exchange High Availability Configurations
  • Exchange Recovery Methods and Technology
  • Managing Backup Exec Rights and Permissions in Exchange Environments
  • Example Backup Exec Configurations for Protecting Exchange
  • Exchange Protection Notes and Best Practices
  • Additional Resources

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.

Symantec Backup Exec

Symantec Backup Exec™ delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure, whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Using modern technology, Backup Exec backs up local or remote data to virtually any storage device including tape, disk and cloud. Recovery is fast and efficient. With a few simple clicks, you can quickly search and restore granular file or application objects, applications, VMs, and servers directly from backup storage. Additionally, easily protect more data while reducing storage costs through integrated deduplication and archiving technology.

  • Powerful: Super charge the performance of your backup with Backup Exec. Get fast and reliable backups that are up to 100% faster than prior releases, comprehensive and innovative virtualization capabilities, and powerful built-in data deduplication and archiving. Avoid lengthy downtime and missing a critical backup window with Backup Exec.
  • Flexible: Not all backup solutions have the flexibility to protect your environment while also supporting agile recovery. You should be able to recover what you need, when you need it - quickly and easily. Whether you want to recover a single, critical file or an entire server, Backup Exec can quickly search and restore without mounting or staging multiple backup jobs. Backup Exec protects hybrid architectures with a single solution that backs up to virtually any storage device and achieves fast, efficient, versatile recovery.
  • Easy to use: Traditional, complex and point backup and recovery solutions can be inefficient, time consuming, and expensive to manage. Through intuitive wizards and insightful dashboards, Backup Exec is easy to implement, use and manage, whether you’re upgrading from a previous version or switching from an alternative solution.

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