I agree with you. It is really difficult to get started with Backup
Exec. It gets confusing and the paper work is insane. I did it only
because I took over a license and hardware that I inherited and had to
Now, I have to say this: once you are setup, Backup Exec is really
sweet. I have it running since about three years ago and it works very
well. I forget about the thing, come back weeks later and I always have
the backup that I need.
Tech support in the phone is also great.
I would be happy to help you to get started if you want to pursuit.
Somebody here in the NAG list helped me to get started three years ago.
I guess I should pay forward.
Peter Cole wrote:
> Long story short, I am in a position where I need to purchase new
> backup 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 to 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
> favorable 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.
> - P
> Peter Cole
> Information Technologist
> Michigan State University Press
> 517-355-9543 x124
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