I am really excited to announce that Symantec Desktop Laptop Option (DLO) 7.6 is generally available!
What’s New in DLO 7.6?
This release is based on the theme Proliferation, Stability and Supportability.
In this release we provided bunch of utilities and tools to help the administrator perform various operations:
For e.g. Remote log gather from endpoint, SQL installation and configuration utility and Enhance version of Garbage Collection (GC) tool.
Not just this, there are some features which we have seen customers loved it during the Beta program like:
Shall I upgrade to 7.6?
Absolutely!! You can upgrade to DLO 7.6 from your existing DLO version. Direct upgrade is fully supported for following versions of DLO.
We are listening!
DLO is evolving with every release.
We would love to hear from you on what you would like to see in the product.
We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening around DLO. Thank you for yours continued support for Symantec DLO.
To access a 60-day trial of Symantec DLO 7.6, go to:
Are there any plans for any or partial integration with netbackup (or backup exec for that matter) components?
I know that DLO is a split off product from BE/NBU but we're responsible for protecting ALL company data, wherever it resides. But when you have a rather large netbackup setup, protecting data on servers already, it might make sense to somehow share the infrastructure of practically the same data. It seems somewhat redundant to setup yet another dedplicated storage server.
Something wrong with above URL.
Try this: http://www.symantec.com/desktop-laptop-option
*** EDIT ***
The Datasheet at above location is still for version 7.5!
Attaching Datasheet 7.6 for your referance.
DLO 7.6 is now an independent product for managing endpoints. It is evolving as an endpoint centric backup and recovery management solution. While partial integration option is something good to explore, at the same time there are DLO customers who used NBU/BE and prefer to keep both separate as a part of de-risking and deployment strategy.
I have some questions about DLO requirements for multi-site organization...
Can I contact you privately?
Sure Marianne reach out to me on my e-mail id.
I'm interested in additional information regarding the AIC and CPU priority throttling. I haven't been able to find much via the blog and boards. Can you provide detailed information for both?
I have attached admin guilde and data sheet for your referance. Please revert if you have any more questions.
Thanks for providing the documentation. On reviewing the documents again, I did find answers to some of my questions. Of course, I do have a few more. Following are several specific questions regarding the two features:
Automatic Integrity Checker (AIC)
The description of the Automatic Integrity Checker (AIC) on page 18 of the Admin Guide (what’s new in DLO section) states, "The Automatic Integrity Checker (AIC) runs continuously to maintain data integrity, and takes corrective action eventually when inconsistencies are found."
Reading the admin guide and the fact sheet raised questions regarding the CPU Priority (What’s New in DLO pg. 17 of the Admin Guide) Vs Desktop Agent CPU Priority (pg. 39 of Admin Guide) Vs Bandwidth and CPU throttling (pg. 3 of the Data Sheet).
Thank you for your assistance,
Symantec DLO 7.6 has a self-healing system that automatically verifies the integrity of the deduped data and takes corrective action. Administrator need not have to take any action. This is how AIC works:
I am currently running 7.0 and have installed 7.6 on a new system to test it and then convert existing installation.
I am trying to use the new functionality 'User notification and alerts for their computers' but unable to get it to work.
I opened a case with your people (number 07239624) eight days ago but after many days and hours on the phone + webex the solution does not appear. Can you help the help desk?
Thanks very much
Hi! I have a very simple, but relevant for me question regarding pending maintenance contract of Symantec Backup Exec Desktop & Laptop Option: In which version fill it finally correctly work the way as it used to in versions 12.5 and 2010 in respect to the incremental Outlook PST backups? By incremental I understand backing up individual messages, not whole PST files backup. And yes, I read the manual! None of the options - VSS, incremental, delta transfer ietc in different combinations work the way it should and as it did in 12.5 and 2010.
Thank you for your information!
DLO has two options to backup PST.
1. "Enable a message level incremental backup of outlook PST" which documents sometimes referred as MAPI backup.
2. Enable VSS backup of Outlook PST which is introduced in later version DLO 7.0.
Former method (MAPI) is legacy feature came from backup exec 12.5 or 2010 still exists as an option in profile configuration.
we have the Backup Exec DLO running in two server and have no problem with the consoles. We recently bought a new console for another server and the version running is the 7.6 wich only allows Domain admins users to run the necessary services for the DLO.
Due our security policies we can not use a domain admin to run this services, is there any special permission you can suggest for us to assing to the user running ther services?
What is the best strategy to deploy agent update ?
According to doc, it must be done manually, is there a better (at least more after year 2000) way to do it ?
I've tried the push agent wizard, it is not able to auto import current connected agents.
Last but not least, why Symantec is not providing xml files for auto provisionning their product in Altiris ?
It would reward (a little bit) Symantec customers that are buying different Symantec products ?!
I want to upgrade DLO 7.5 to 7.6, so please kindly provide steps & pre- requisites ( If any ) for the same.
Attached Admin guide. Please refer upgrade procedure on page 45.
DLO 7.6 can run without Domain administrator permissions as well. User running the service with local administrator permissions is sufficient.
Can we set the % CPU use similar to how the “Backup Throttling” option allows the admin to set the % of bandwidth use in version 7.6 SP1? (Please review the Backup Throttling Option screen and the options for Low Bandwidth Settings, Medium Bandwidth Settings and high Bandwidth settings).
How much CPU will use in CPU Throttling ?
High ? =
Normal ? =
Low ? =
How much Network will use in nerwork Throttling ?
High Bandwidth ? =
Medium Bandwidth ? =
Low Bandwidth ? =
I am using DLO 8.0 and I want to take full backup of any desktop/laptop with OS and drivers, if I face any system crashed, I will recover my desktop same as previous. What is steps to create full Backup.
What is the licence support time?
The 8.x version is running, but we have 7.6.
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