If I have System Recovery 2010, do I even need Backup Exec 2010? It seems both products have a mangement console. Both can restore a single file or a directory. (The literature says it can restore a single file, not just a "block" or "drive.") Both can schedule full and incremental backups. (System recovery calls it incremental recovery points, but it seems the same thing).
System recovery can do bare bones recovery, which Backup Exec can't. (Also, I understand System recovery won't go to tape.)
In my scenario, I have 8 servers I backup every night (incremental) and weekly/monthly (full backup). If I am backing up to a hard drive, can't I just schedule incremental recovery points each evening, and a full one on the weekend?
If so, why do I need Backup Exec 2010. I can drop it (& the $4K yearly price), spend a little more and get the System Recovery 2010 for my 8 servers.
Other than the verbage (One is designed for recovery, the other for backup mantra) that Symantec support throws out, what is the shortcoming on System recovery that prevents from performing as a regular backup? It seems to do everything Backup Exec does, and more.