Can I have a comparision between Backup Exec 2010 and ArcServe Backup r15.
I have designed a high level solution for a global client with Backup Exec 2010 deduplication option enabled. Client is lacking confidence in Backup Exec due to bad experience in past and improper support received from Symantec Support.
They want me to take them through with ArcServe r15 [released recently] and convince as why Backup Exec 2010?
As far as ArcServe is concerned; they have paper on their site saying that CA ARCserve Backup r15 outperformed the latest version of Symantec Backup Exec during a recent competitive review!
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Without saying which is better and based on experience of an older version of Arcserve (so my info might be out of Date.)
Arcserve used to store the catalog information identifying what has been backed up (to provide the file list for restore) inside their database - which means their database can get very large which can affect performacne and has attendent maintenance requirements - but I think does have benefits when searching for files by name to restore.
Backup Exec stores the Catalogs in the file system - which helps keep the database small and makes database maintenace and performance better (especially as you can put the catalogs on a different volume from the database. This separation, of course extends the logical database outside of the SQL database making it possible to introduce inconsistencies.
Note both methods have their pros and cons - and I am not sure if the newer versions of Arcserve actually work differently.
As a Symantec employee I would mention specific benefits but most of them have been covered in this thread already
So for disaster recovery of virtual (thin provisioned) environments, Arcserve is NOT your solution!!! Deduplication process has some technical issues to be solved.
on the plus side however.... I found the Arcserve support department