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Backup Exec 2010 vs Backup Exec 2010 R2 & R3

Backup Exec 2010 vs Backup Exec 2010 R2 & R3

Comparison Guide

This Backup Exec 2010 Comparison Guide will help shed some light on the features added to Backup Exec 2010 R2 and R3. It’ll go over new and improved features as well as pricing and ordering details.

The first thing to know is Symantec hasn’t changed any part numbers or titles. The only difference in packaging is on the media disks it will now have R3. This is good because customers don’t have to worry about ensuring they’re buying the most recent version of Backup Exec 2010.

Each release of Backup Exec 2010 offers several new features designed to enhance the user’s experience. In addition to added support, Backup Exec’s performance received a boost. Reduced time for new installations as well as upgrading and patching make for a smoother and hassle-free transition.

Backup Exec 2010 R2 New Features

  • Intuitive Backup Wizards – Reduces time to create new backup jobs
  • In-product Renewal Assistant – Eases management of maintenance and renewal
  • Removable Hard Drive Support – Enables use of removable disks in your backup infrastructure
  • Backup Recommendations Advisor – Reduces risk by identifying gaps in backup process
  • Optimized Deduplication process – Perform stageless recovery of GRT backups from a second media server
  • Additional Support for VMware and Hyper-V – vSphere 4.1 and Microsoft SBS environments
  • New! Support for various programs – SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 SP1, Microsoft SQL 2008 R2, Enterprise Vault 9, Mac OSX 10.6, NDMP NetApp ONTAP 8.0, EMC DART 6.0, and OST support for Data Domain DDOS 4.8 with Boost Technology.

Backup Exec 2010 R3 New Features

  • Improved VMware Deduplication Capabilities
  • Integrated deduplication and archiving
  • New Network Security Layer Utilizing SSL
  • Seamlessly complements Symantec’s market-leading products
    • Security
    • Archiving
    • Disaster recovery
  • Improved Platform Support and Recoverability Options for Exchange Mailbox Archiving
  • First-to-market granular recovery for the latest Microsoft apps and VMware/Microsoft Hyper-V environments

When comparing pricing between Backup Exec 2010 and Backup Exec 2010 R2, they cost the same. So, if you’re looking into getting Backup Exec for the first time, there aren’t any additional fees associated if you buy Backup Exec 2010. So, if you are running Backup Exec 12.5 or older and have been hesitant on making the jump to 2010, now is the best offers great discounts on Backup Exec 2010. Should your company need several copies of Backup Exec 2010 R3, check out our Backup Exec 2010 licensing for even more savings.

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