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How to enable Instant GRT for your backups in Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 4

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Backup Exec 15 FP4 now comes equipped with patented “Instant GRT” technology which reduces the time taken to complete GRT backup jobs for your virtual machines by 50%.

The Instant GRT technology allows the Backup Admins to fully back up their virtual machines in a single pass, eliminating the need of a separate pass for cataloging, yet, providing the ability to do a granular restore of items from this backup. Thus, saving on the cataloging time which could be equivalent to or more than the backup time depending upon the applications running within the virtual machine.

Today with any backup solution, Backup Admins can easily mount the virtual machine backup image and find the file or folder they need to restore, but it is nearly impossible to find an email and restore from Microsoft Exchange server running over the virtual machine. With Instant GRT you can easily do this and for that you neither need to do a multi pass backup of your virtual machine nor need to do an extensive cataloging of the backup. As well you will get all of the above automated for free when you upgrade to BE 15 FP4.

You simply need to enable the following “Delayed Catalog” option on your backup job and rest will be taken care by Backup Exec 15 FP4

Once the above option is selected for your backup jobs, you will be able to see a drastic improvement in performance for your jobs. Here is what some of our customers have to say about the feature,


“With Instant GRT.....the time needed for backup is actually cut in half, which is great!”

- Praha, Czech Republic                                                                                                   

“Instant GRT is the next step for me to bring BE back on Track!”

- Norman Coker, Expert Zone.Net IT Consulting, Germany                                                    


For further details on Instant GRT feature please refer "Another NEW feature in Backup Exec 15 FP4"

Please provide your feedback on performance gains you are receiving from BE 15 and help us understand where you want us to improve further.