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Old 01-17-2012, 06:20 AM
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Question dell veritas backup exec server suite 9.1 need info about this soft.

some one brought to my place a box full with cd's,
and i found this package :

the box say: veritas backup exec
dell tape backup software dp/n 0w5522

now , inside i found 3 cds
and a original paper with some serial numbers:
for :

"veritas backup exec server suite"
keys for:
-be 9.1 for windows servers
-be 9.1 for small business server premium edition
-be 9.1 disaster recovery (idr)
-be 9.1 for netware servers

dell p/n: f4459

now i also have 3 cd's
>dell tape backup software data protection 5.3 :
-veritas backup exec v 9.1 for netware
-veritas backup exec v 9.1 for microsoft win 2000,nt,server 2003
-veritas execview v3.1 backup exec monitoring utility

now,can someone that may know exactly what i have here as i never used this software before and ,how much will this worth? $$,

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It's the backup exec suite from Symantec...used to be Veritas.

The version you have is pretty old....back in the Server 2000 and first couple of 2003 years. They're currently up to 12.5 or maybe version 13 by now.

Was probably around 450 to 500 bucks brand new back then, factoring in it's an OEM Dell bundle. Your license shows the Small Business Server Premium suite..which means it has Exchange and SQL agents.

I doubt anyone would find it useful now...with Exchange service packs and rollup fixes since then....not to mention Server and Exchange service packs since back then. Couldn't use it on Server 2008 or Exchange 2007 or newer. So value? Doubt it.
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the newest version of BE is Backup Exec 2010

If the serial numbers are valid, your 9.1 version "might" be worth something to someone who has to have it for legacy reasons. Windows 2000 isn't supported in the new version as a stand alone install.

other than that i wouldn't even bother using it.

It was designed to backup to tape and removable storage devices like Iomega zip drives and Jaz drives.
Backing up to USB hard disks will be buggy as swapping the disks confuses it.
Backing up to NAS can be done but it's buggy and every year or so you have to re-create the B2D file for some reason.
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the newest version of BE is Backup Exec 2010.
They've been milking that 2010....it's now 2010 R3 or something now.
Not sure..can't stand Bloatup Exec....it was great back in the Veritas days...but then Symantsuck took it over..and as usual...killed it.
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Backup Exec is alright now... though it is badly bloated like any other piece of Symantec Software.

It finally works after the N'th revision. Previously 11, 12, and the earlier versions of 2010 would simply refuse to work properly. There were always a bunch of stupid errors like "The Backup Exec Service was not running..." and of course these would be random and intermittent.

^^^ Nobody stopped the services... They just would randomly crash sometimes. Finally, we have R2 working. I don't know if there is an R3... if there is, I DON'T want it because for the first time in two years our setup is Rock Solid with this crappy product.
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They've been milking that 2010....it's now 2010 R3 or something now.
Not sure..can't stand Bloatup Exec....it was great back in the Veritas days...but then Symantsuck took it over..and as usual...killed it.
there's definitely better options out there these days for stand alone servers.

however. if you find yourself in a situation with large numbers of servers/workstations that need backed up and multiple legacy devices as well as NAS and Removable storage media the bloat doesn't seem that bad.
Also if you are under some kind of regulatory storage requirements it's better for the kind of record keeping you need to do.

it's cheaper than tivoli which I think it's trying to compete with while still staying "useful" to the small office.
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Backup Exec is alright now... though it is badly bloated like any other piece of Symantec Software.

It finally works after the N'th revision. Previously 11, 12, and the earlier versions of 2010 would simply refuse to work properly. There were always a bunch of stupid errors like "The Backup Exec Service was not running..." and of course these would be random and intermittent.

^^^ Nobody stopped the services... They just would randomly crash sometimes. Finally, we have R2 working. I don't know if there is an R3... if there is, I DON'T want it because for the first time in two years our setup is Rock Solid with this crappy product.
yeah that's pretty annoying.

i have one client with 9, 10 & 11 spread out over several offices. they backup to NAS. at least once a year we have to re-create the B2D folders because they either wont mount or hang up.
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hi,
thank you guys for clarify this for me!
i know that the person who drop this to me has a dental office with some servers and i guess he upgraded sometime ago and had this on the shelf ,
anyway,as i dont need them ,will just list them some where maybe someone will want them for some cash.

thank you for the advice in this,

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