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Available Now: Backup Exec™ 15 Feature Pack 4

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Only a few months have passed since our last feature pack became available for Backup Exec and today, we are happy to announce the availability of Veritas™ Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 4.

Feature Pack (FP) 4 includes substantial performance improvements for VMware and Hyper-V backups, support for the latest platforms including vSphere 6.0 Update 2, and expanded cloud GEO-coverage for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Google Cloud Storage.

Veritas™ Instant GRT: One of the most exciting features we are introducing in FP4 is Instant GRT. Customers now have the option to further improve virtual server backup time with a quick catalog option also known as Instant GRT.

Traditionally, when you back up virtual machines with Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, SharePoint or just files & folders, Backup Exec creates a catalog that contains information about the backup sets and about the storage device on which the backup sets are stored. The catalog operation can be a little time consuming as it requires access to the storage device that is used for the backup.

Instant GRT leverages the benefits of storage virtualization technology to minimize the required catalog operation as part of the backup. When you browse the backup sets for individual items that you want to restore, Backup Exec dynamically reads and displays the granular information directly from the backup sets.

This new feature enables customers to more easily meet recovery point objectives, improves overall backup performance and gives customers the flexibility to decide how best to meet your backup and recovery objectives. With this feature, you get the best of both worlds: you can restore data on any level and get faster backups!

Enhanced Cloud Support – With FP4 you can easily incorporate cloud storage into your backup strategy with enhanced AWS Region support for Amazon S3 and support for Google Cloud Storage - Durable Reduced Availability (DRA).

Timely Platform Support – We are very committed to providing timely support for new platforms as they become available so additional features in FP4 includes support for the following software environments:

  • vSphere 6.0 update 2
  • Exchange 2016 CU1, Exchange 2013 CU12, Exchange 2010 SP3 RU13 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU19
  • SharePoint 2010/2013 cumulative updates
  • Windows 10 client cumulative updates
  • SQL 2012 SP3
  • Enterprise Vault 12 (without SQL AG)
  • Red Hat Linux (RHEL) 7.2 without AOFO and Agent for Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and 7.2 (XFS) without AOFO
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) BTRFS 12 without AOFO

Learn More

To learn more about Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 4, or to download a FREE 60-day trial of Backup Exec, check out our InfoGraphic attached or click on the links below: 

Backup Exec 15 FP4 TechNote Download page -

Backup Exec 15 FP4 Release Notes -

Backup Exec Web page:

Availability: Backup Exec 15 FP4 is available for download via TechNote today. This feature pack will be available on MyVeritas (ESD file) and the trialware site the week of April 25, 2016, and on LiveUpdate the week of May 2, 2016.