Backup Exec 16 FP1 introduces improved user-experience with Cloud Connectors, easy options, and ease in the workflow.
The simple navigation in Cloud user interface is designed to make the Backup Exec administrator’s job quick and efficient.
Easier cloud storage device creation workflow -
Cloud Storage device creation workflow is now simple.
In the earlier release, you had to know the server-name to enter while configuring a cloud storage device. Now with Backup Exec 16 FP1 there is a list of cloud providers from which you can select one.
When you select “S3” as the provider, on the next screen, you see the list of all S3 providers that Backup Exec supports, including Private Cloud Instance if configured on your Backup Exec machine, and you need to select one. This makes the cloud storage device creation process very simple.
One-click cloud storage device creation option
With Backup Exec 16 FP1, you do not need to navigate to see the cloud storage device configuration option to create a cloud storage device in Backup Exec.
Backup Exec has introduced a one-click option; Configure Cloud Storage on the Storage ribbon. Click this option and launch the wizard to create a cloud storage device in Backup Exec.
One-click backup to cloud option -
To back up directly to the cloud storage device, Backup Exec has introduced ease in the workflow by providing a one-click option Back Up to Cloud to initiate backup over the Cloud Storage device.
One-time backup to cloud option -
Like other storage devices, Backup Exec has provided the One-time backup to Cloud option in cloud storage devices for taking a test run.
For ease in configuring multiple backup jobs targeted over Cloud Storage device, Backup Exec provides an option to set options such as, Encryption, Compression, Retention period, and Cloud Storage device. Next time you click the Backup to cloud option; all the job settings that you set in the Job defaults page are displayed in the backup job definition template that you are trying to configure over the cloud device.
Cloud Storage Summary Report
With Backup Exec 16 FP1 Backup Exec has introduced the Cloud Storage Summary Report. This report helps Backup Exec administrators to analyze the amount of data that is being backed up to and restored from the cloud provider’s buckets/container.
Cloud storage device’s usage status on the Home page
On the Backup Exec Home page, you can view the cloud storage devices and the Storage Status.
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