Symantec Backup Exec Expands to SharePoint, Exchange

David Strom
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An online backup server that covers a wide range of servers and services, this latest version includes the ability to protect Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange servers, VMware Infrastructure, and other sophisticated environments.

We tested Version 12.5 on a small test network with Windows Server 2008 and Mac and Windows clients.

Requirements: Windows 2000/2003/2008 Servers, Price: $995 for one license, additional agents varies in price from $395 to $3195, depending on what you need to backup.


  • Easy to setup and operate
  • Free 60 day trial helps you test out the service and become familiar with its operation
  • Granular Recovery Technology allows easy restoration of accidentally deleted files, emails, or documents.
  • VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual server data protection that is easy to manage
  • Integrated online backup for flexible off-site data protection



  • Some of the menus are a bit densely packed, such as the Job Setup screens.
  • This is not a product for single server environments (there is a separate version for Microsoft's Small Business Server that is more appropriate)

Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers
Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers
Symantec Corp.
20330 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

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