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Backup Exec HA

Hello,

Looking for a advice about HA of Backup Exec. We have SAN enviroment  includes 10 TB Deduplication Disk and Tape Library with 1 Drive. Backup Exec Servers going to be Virtual Server.

Our purpose  when Backup Exec node 1 down Backup Exec node 2 take over Jobs and Restores.

What is the most efficient way to this? Microsoft cluster?

Or if not needed that complexibiliy that much, Caso with Distriubited Catalog is enough with shared Tape and Dedup disk?

About Senario with Distirubited Catalog when Central BE Server is down could I continue backup and restore on Managed BE while trying to restore Central BE. Vice versa Managed BE is down what happens. 

Thanks for the opinons.

Vaultlearner.

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Re: Backup Exec HA

Firstly, bearing in mind how important BE is to you - please take note the BE16 has reached EOL.
Your planning should include BE upgrade.

About HA:
It is possible to cluster the BE Media server using Microsoft Cluster:
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/59226269-140215363-0/v53906553-140215363

Be aware that it is not advisable to have tape in a virtual environment.
There is a document that describes how this can be done, but if you experience issues, you might be unable to ask Veritas for assistance: https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100020969