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Hi All,

 

I would like to know if this possible.

  • Current Backup Exec version is 2010 the customer does not want to upgrade to latest version. If they want to upgrade they will use the BE2012 version
  • Customer will have backup to disk storage. They will configure it as a shared drive, is this possible?
  • After 2 years backup to disk, all backup images resides in the disk will duplicate to tape media, is this possible?

thanks.

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Current Backup Exec version

Current Backup Exec version is 2010 the customer does not want to upgrade to latest version. If they want to upgrade they will use the BE2012 version

 

It is best to avoid BE 2012 because a couple of familiar features are removed from it.  It is better to upgrade to at least BE 2014.

 

Customer will have backup to disk storage. They will configure it as a shared drive, is this possible?

 

Yes.

 

After 2 years backup to disk, all backup images resides in the disk will duplicate to tape media, is this possible?

 

Yes, but have you calculate how big the disk storage must be to hold 2 years worth of backups.

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Current Backup Exec version

Current Backup Exec version is 2010 the customer does not want to upgrade to latest version. If they want to upgrade they will use the BE2012 version

 

It is best to avoid BE 2012 because a couple of familiar features are removed from it.  It is better to upgrade to at least BE 2014.

 

Customer will have backup to disk storage. They will configure it as a shared drive, is this possible?

 

Yes.

 

After 2 years backup to disk, all backup images resides in the disk will duplicate to tape media, is this possible?

 

Yes, but have you calculate how big the disk storage must be to hold 2 years worth of backups.

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Whilst we do support using a

Whilst we do support using a CIFS share as a Backup to Disk storage location it can be easier to configure and increase performance if you use a disk storage device that can be connected to the Backup Exec server by iSCSI.

 

If you must use CIFS shares then recommend you use a security model where access to the shares is via the domain credentials and not a locally managed database (some NAS devices cannot be added to a domain and it can be tricky to use a workgroup model with a disk storage device in Backup Exec)