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Re: Feature Comparison - Backup Exec 2010 and NetBackup 7

I am planning on moving from BE 12.5 to NB 7 as well.  Any imput will be appreciated.

Re: Feature Comparison - Backup Exec 2010 and NetBackup 7

There is little avail from Symantec that details out exact differences, but I'll bite...

BE2010 dedupe has a limit of 16TB of deduped data, where as NBU7 is 32TB.
NBU7 can still handle VCB, BE2010 pretty much removed it in favor of vSphere/vStorage
BE2010 supports only about 1/5th of the non-Windows OS's compared to NBU7 (e.g.BE no longer supports HPUX, AIX)

Come to think of it, this list would take me hours thinking of each and every little thing I can remember...  

Is there a particular feature you are looking for.  It's usually business requirements that dictate the solution...

My Opinion

If you have a little company or little business without tapes library or SAN storage, we recommend Backup Exec, more easily, user friendly and more cheap. Netbackup 7 licenses are very expensive. In my case, Anually I pay 35k just in licenses for Netbackup.

I speak just for the prices, on all others, Netbackup its the Best Backup Software