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    Backup Exec 2012 SP3

    I'm not sure if this is strictly in the right forum but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Backup Exec 2012 SP3 and Windows Server 2012. We are looking to purchase a new backup server only it comes pre-installed with Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard. Can Backup Exec 2012 Media Server be installed on Storage Server 2012?? I know they added agent support for Server 2012 at SP2 level but I can't find any information on the media server side of things.

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    Storage server is only supported as a client, not as the main backup server.

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    2012 or 2012r2 arnt supported as media servers on backup exec 2012 at all at the moment. I'd possibly look elsewhere for backup given a choice backup exec isnt what it once was!

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    shoutout for Veeam

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    +1 for Veeam. Version 7 with the latest patches can now backup to tape as well if you need it. I know lots of places now retiring Backup Exec in favour of Veeam as a result.

    Update: I should also state that if you aren't using vSphere or Hyper-V and don't need to backup VMs (which is what Veeam is for), then another good solution is BackupAssist. Fantastically simple, but powerful and reliable software that doesn't cost a mint.
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    Yes, I've just discovered this. BE 2012 does not work on server 2012 (only the agent, which isn't much use)

    I'm ditching BE from now on - I guess symantec will lose some customers over their failure to keep up

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