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Backup Exec 20.3 now available to modernize your Data Protection

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Backup Exec 20.3 is now available to modernize your Data Protection!

Protect all of your data, not just some of it!

Backup Exec 20.3 introduces Day 1 support for the latest Microsoft platforms: Microsoft Windows Server 2019* and Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 introduced at Microsoft Ignite conference last month.

Backup Exec 20.3 also adds support for the latest VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1. Please see the Software Compatibility List for more details.

*Backup Exec 20.3 has been validated with Windows Server® 2019 GA build number #17763.1.180914, released on October 2, 2018. Microsoft® has temporarily paused the distribution of Windows Server® 2019.  Backup Exec will be certified with the next release of Windows Server® 2019 as soon as it becomes available.

Backup for the modern business

NEW GDPR Guard capability in Backup Exec 20.3 helps organizations further improve and enforce GDPR compliance by providing a mechanism to implement GDPR and other current and future privacy-law erasure/forget requests.

For more details on Backup Exec GDPR Guard and all the ways Backup Exec can help organizations comply with GDPR regulations, please see the Backup Exec 20.3 GDPR Guard blog.

Flexible protection for Cloud, Virtual and Physical

Backup Exec 20.3 introduces support for Alibaba Cloud as a cloud storage destination to further expand the multi-cloud options available with Backup Exec.

VMware customers can benefit from the new granular VM-disk selection allowing customers to exclude VM-disks or to implement separate backup policies for example for the OS and data-disks.

Backup Exec 20.3 also enhances the job retry logic for improved persistence and provides many more additional improvements.

Backup Exec 20.3 Availability

Backup Exec 20.3 is available immediately:

  • Existing Backup Exec 20.x customers can update using the manual update steps
  • Install and Upgrade media for everyone else can be obtained through the Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS) for new installations and upgrades from prior Backup Exec versions
  • Automated Veritas Update for Backup Exec 20.x customers will be available soon

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