We have been using / recommending Backup Exec to our clients and are considering System Recovery instead.
I found this in another post about this topic. Is everthing correct? Any other comments?
a. File based
b. Can backup to tape
c. Can restore individual email
d. Can do bare metal restore to SAME/SIMILAR hardware
e. easy to take tapes offsite
BE System Recovery (BESR)
a. image based
b. cannot backup to tape
c. cannot restore individual email (restore whole information store from image file)
d. can do Hardware Independent Restore
e. can be set to backup incremental every 15 mins with almost no impact on performance
f. easily import image to VM in case of total failure (i.e. server room fire)
BESR (now called Symantec System Recovery - SSR) can restore individual emails out of an Exchange backup image using a tool called 'Granular Restore Option'. This is included with SSR. If the server is down and you need to extract a user's email, this can be done without having to restore the Exchange db .
SSR is a sector-based backup solution. This enables a hardware independent restore to completely different hardware.
Otherwise, your list if accurate. If you have any other questions, please post.