Symantec Backup Exec Agent 12.5 for Windows Systems

Symantec Backup Exec Agent 12.5 for Windows Systems
  • Platform: Windows
  • Manufacturer: Symantec
  • Type: Retail Boxed, Full Edition
  • MPN: 14173549
  • Stock Code: 024242
  • More: Backup Exec 12.5
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Product Description

The Symantec Backup Exec Agent 12.5 for Windows Systems has been significantly enhanced. With the continued benefits of Remote Agent for Windows Servers and the Continuous Protection Agent capabilities, this agent now also includes the Advanced Open File Option and Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option. The Remote Agent expands network-wide data protection and optimizes data transfers for 32- and 64-bit remote Windows servers. Exclusive Agent Accelerator technology helps maximize backup and recovery performance by providing source-level compression and distributed processing at the client. The Continuous Protection Agent enables continuous disk-based data protection for remote file servers with LAN or WAN connectivity to the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server. Continuous protection simplifies backups by consolidating data protection into a central server, eliminates the backup window needed to protect each file server, and provides faster restores by helping to ensure business-critical data is immediately accessible.

The Advanced Open File Option handles open files in multiple volumes and ensures files on local or remote servers are protected while in use and are not skipped when running a backup job. The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option saves time by automating the traditional manual, error-prone process of system recovery. This tape-based system recovery solution quickly recovers downed servers, enabling restores from the last complete backup set, including full, differential, incremental, and working set backups. With four powerful technologies wrapped into one agent, users truly have complete data and system protection every remote Windows servers.

  • Optimizes data transfers for 32- and 64-bit remote Windows servers for faster backups
  • Protects open files on local or remote servers while in use
  • Automates server disaster recovery for local and remote tape-based environments to quickly get your business back on track.
  • Provides continuous disk-based protection, with point-in-time snapshots, while eliminating file server backup windows

Backup Exec Agents and Option enhance and extend platform and feature support for Backup Exec Environments. Whether you need to protect critical Microsoft applications or non-Microsoft Operating systems, Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers has an expansive portfolio of high powered Agents and Options to scale and grow a Backup Exec environment. The Backup Exec 12.5 Media Server and Agent of Windows Systems licenses include Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) and Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option (IDRO).


  • Market leading data protection for physical and virtual server environments
  • Patent-pending Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) recovers critical Microsoft application data in seconds
  • Centralized 3-Tier set-up, reporting and patch management
  • Scalable heterogeneous support through remote Agents and Options
  • Continuous Data Protection for Exchange, SQL and file servers
  • Innovative multi-product integration with market leading technologies
  • Online Storage protects data in off-site data centers


  • Comprehensive data protection for Windows-based businesses including optimized support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 portfolio and comprehensive data protection for VMware and Microsoft virtual server infrastructures.
  • Eliminate Exchange mailbox backups, reduce recovery times, storage requirements and overall management resources.
  • Easily update and manage a growing Backup Exec infrastructure throughout a Windows data center, or across remote offices from a single console.
  • Prevent data loss on heterogeneous servers and maximize performance with supported protection for NAS NDMP filers and devices and SAN environments
  • Eliminates the backup window and ensures recovery point objectives are easily met for Exchange, File Servers, SQL servers and desktop data.
  • Integrated security, backup and archive functionality, further providing complete data protection for growing organizations.

Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers

Specifications / System Requirements

Language(s)English (International)
Distribution MediaCD-ROM
Package TypeRetail Boxed Package
Licence PricingStandard
Licence TypeComplete Package
Licence Quantity1 User
System Requirements:
Operating SystemWindows 2000 Server SP4, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Storage Server 2003 SP1, Windows 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard
Min CPUIntel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible
Min HDD805 MB
Min RAM256 MB (512 MB recommended)
Peripheral DevicesCD- or DVD-ROM drive
Other Software RequirementsMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Internet/NetworkNetwork interface card or a virtual network adapter device

Extra Details

System Requirements:

For a complete list of supported environments, refer to the Backup Exec hardware and software compatibility list.

Operating Systems Supported
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family (SP1).
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 family.
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003.(SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server family.(SP4, Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4) (SP4 is min for support of SQLExpress 2005)
  • For Windows Small Business Server, please see Backup Exec for Windows Small Business Server
Virtual Environments
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 (replacement/rename for ESX Server)
  • VMware Server 1.0 (replacement/rename for GSX Server)
  • VMware GSX Server 3.1 and 3.2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Client Support

Note: for Mini-filter drivers (needed for Exchange granular support) Only certain versions of Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 support minifilters. Specifically: Windows Server 2000 must have SP4 and the "Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4". Windows Server 2003 must have at least SP1.

  • Microsoft Windows Vista (Ultimate, Business & Enterprise) (Supported by Remote Agent for Windows Servers only)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2) (SP2 is min for support for SQL Express 2005)

Note: Storage Provisioning will require Window 2003 R2 or Windows 2008. It will also depend on VDS 1.1

Internet Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Service Pack 1 is required for SQL Server 2005 Express
  • Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible

Memory--Backup Exec Media Server

Note: RAM Requirements may vary depending on the operations performed, the options installed, and the specific computer configuration.

  • Required: 256 MB RAM
  • Recommended: 512 MB RAM (or more for better performance)

Memory--Backup Exec CASO Server

Note: RAM requirements may vary depending on the number of media servers being supported.

  • Required: 512 MB RAM
  • Recommended: 1 GB RAM
Virtual Memory Recommendations
  • 20 MB above the Windows recommended size for total paging file size (total for all disk volumes)

Disk Space

Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on operations performed, the options installed, and the specific system configuration. Backup Exec database and catalogs require additional space.

  • 696 MB (Typical Installation)
  • 805 MB (includes all options)
Other Hardware
  • Network interface card or a virtual network adapter card
  • CD-ROM drive
  • (Recommended) A mouse
  • (Optional for pager notification) Modem supported by Microsoft Windows
  • (Optional for printer notification) Printer supported by Microsoft Windows

Storage Hardware

Backup Exec requires at least one storage media drive and/or single-drive robotic library and the appropriate controller card. Removable storage devices and non-removable hard drives can also be targeted for backups. Note: Support for a single robotic library drive is available when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for additional robotic library drives, you must purchase Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.


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