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Announcing Backup Exec 2012 SP1 Available Now!

The Backup Exec team is happy to announce the global availability of Backup Exec 2012 SP1 to the Symantec Connect community. This service pack update to the Backup Exec 2012 product delivers updates based on requests we have received from our community.

Our products are built and designed based on the feedback from the user community. The Backup Exec team highly values the needs and perspectives of the Backup Exec user community and is committed to a continuing effort to listen – and respond – to user feedback.  The Backup Exec 2012 SP1 release contains functionality that has been implemented as a direct result of this feedback, and additional user requests will be addressed in future updates to the product this year.

View All Jobs Button

Backup Exec 2012 SP1 includes the new View All Jobs button that allows users to view and update jobs managed by their Backup Exec server. The View All Jobs button is located here:

Performance Improvements

Backup Exec 2012 SP1 is optimized to improve performance. These improvements apply to overall deduplication performance, as well as virtual machine backups targeted to the deduplication store.

General Fixes

A number of minor product issues and optimizations have been addressed in Backup Exec 2012 SP1. For more information, click here and view the Backup Exec 2012 SP1 Release Notes.

Accessing the Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 1 Update

For those customers running Backup Exec 2012, the Service Pack 1 update can be accessed using LiveUpdate or from the associated tech note found here.

Additional Notes

Please feel free to offer feedback and ask questions on the Backup Exec 2012 SP1 forum thread found here.

If you are attending Microsoft TechEd in Orlando and you would like to meet 1-1 with our product team, please send an email to or, stop by our booth.



Rudy McNeese and the Backup Exec Team



Backup Exec 2012 SP1a has been released today. Here is a TECHNOTE that contains a list of known issues and enhancements resolved with Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 1a. Please feel free to offer feedback and ask questions HERE