I'll second that, and spell it out. I dropped CA/ArcServe for Yosemite
Tapeware several years back, and I've been quite happy with it. I have
a mixed environment, mostly SUSE Linux and Novell servers, with a very
small number of Windows servers running specialized database
applications (because they won't run on any other OS I want to use!).
The server agents are low memory, easy to configure, and support good
The management software was easy to configure using their stock wizards
to build a backup rotation schedule, then tweaking it to the custom
level that I wanted. Finding and recovering specific versions of files
is very point and click, once you understand their interface (find the
file you want, then view the versions, then locate the tape it's on.)
Upgrading versions works pretty well, and their tech support has been
decent. Just my two cents worth.
John A. Resotko
Head of Systems Administration
Michigan State University College of Law
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Current Chairperson of the
MSU Network Communications Community
>>> "Domeyer, Jeff" <[log in to unmask]> 4/15/2008 4:21 PM >>>
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Peter Cole
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:22 PM
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Subject: [MSUNAG] Alternatives to Backup Exec?
Long story short, I am in a position where I need to purchase new
software for my four Windows 2003 servers. I first looked to Backup
Exec since it is listed on the Computer Stores website and am trying
get Symantec to provide me with more product information and help me
find out what I really need but this is proving... difficult. I guess
they don't want my money. This, in combination with less than
past experience with Backup Exec, made me wonder what alternatives are
out there and what is worth considering.
Does anyone have any thoughts that they would like to share? The only
thing that will be backed up will be these four servers.
Michigan State University Press