Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

Mays Google+ Hangout by Symantec Backup Exec is on the 5 critical decisions when considering a backup and recovery solution and based on whitepaper by Mahmoud Magdy, Thomas Maurer and Mikko Mykyri.

The paper is intended for IT Architects, Backup and Recovery Administrators, and virtualization teams at medium size through Enterprise-scale organizations.

The hosts of the hangout are:

Matt Stephenson (@PackMatt73) Product Marketing Manager; Social Media

Mahmoud Magdy (@_busbar) Senior Technical Architect, Exchange Server MVP, BExpert
Thomas Maurer (@ThomasMaurer) Cloud Architect, Microsoft MVP
Mikko Mykyri (@BackupMikko) VMware vExpert 2012, Backup Exec Product Manager

Important links:

@BackupExec
Be Busbared (Blog)
thomasmaurer (Blog)
Mikko Nykyri  (Blog)
Backup and Recovery Five Critical Decisions Whitepaper

The Hangout

You can click on the links to jump to that part of the hangout.

  1. Agent based vs Agentless
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  2. Purpose built virtual domain backup tool or unified data protection?
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  3. Managing deduplication: Why, where and how?
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  4. Managing the recovery trade-off
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  5. Performance, reliability and manageability at future scale
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If you have any questions regarding this hangout, hit up Matt on twitter (@PackMatt73) or use #SYMChangout and he will get back to you

A good hard look at the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

On the 27th of April 2013, the Backup Exec guys hosted another hangout, this time about their new Backup Exec 3600 Appliance.

This was a great hangout that really broke down what the 3600 appliance is and does.

Unfortunately there was a brief drop out of Google Hangouts for about 20 seconds at the 22:44 mark

My main take away from the whole thing was how easy it is to install and get backing up, 33 minutes! (and that includes 5 minutes for unpacking and 18 minutes for rebooting)

The hosts of the hangout are:

Matt Stephenson (@PackMatt73) Product Marketing Manager; Social Media
John Damon, Product Marketing Manager; Backup Exec 3600 Appliance
Michael Gallagher, Product Manager; Backup Exec 3600 Appliance
Mike Garcia

Important links:

@SYMCPartners
@BackupExec
The Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance- evaluating the Out-of-Box Experience

The Hangout

You can click on the links to jump to that part of the hangout.

Backup and Recovery Got you Down?

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Licensing

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Licensing Link: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59010

Appliance Overview

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Intel Relationship

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Essential Protection Suite vs Total Protection Suite

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Google Hangouts drop out Sad smile

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Google Hangouts resumes Smile

Under the hood

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Out of box experience

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P2V conversion

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Deduplication

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Scenarios

  1. Single Site
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  2. Sister Site and Remote Office
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  3. Virtual Environment
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If you have any questions regarding this hangout, hit up Matt on twitter (@PackMatt73) or use #SYMChangout and he will get back to you

Announcing the Hangout with Backup Exec 2012 Engineers series

Better Backup For All

Backup Exec has just announced that they are starting a series of Google+ Hangouts with Backup Exec 2012 engineers starting Wednesday 12th June 2013, starting at 1pm EDT, which makes it about 3am Thursday morning Australian Eastern Standard Time.

I think this is a great way to get your questions answered by the guys who really know BE better then anyone else and I am sure that if you support Backup Exec you have some questions or ideas that you would like to pass onto the engineers.

Below is the info from Facebook and Google+

Are you a Backup Exec user?  Do you ever have wild ideas about how you could better use this solution?  Ever run into a technical issue?  How would you feel about Hanging Out for an hour with a Systems Engineer & a Technical Support Engineer to go through whatever is on your mind regarding Backup Exec?
Backup Exec is pleased to announce a series of Google+ Hangouts beginning Wednesday 12 June at 1.00 pm EDT/10.00 am EDT
These hangouts will be open forums with customers, partners, and employees addressing any questions or concerns regarding Backup Exec 2012.  Our featured technical experts will be Systems Engineer Travis Larson and Technical Support Engineer Michael McNally.  They will be here to take your questions and suggestions and talk with you about all things Backup Exec.
Come Hangout with us.  Like Bill Cosby said “if you’re not careful, you may learn something before it’s done.”

Make sure you click on the Google+ Event Invite and say your going to attend!

So what, exactly, is this Backup Exec V-Ray Edition?–Recap

 

This months Google+ hangout with the Backup Exec team is all about V-Ray edition of Backup Exec.

The hosts of the hangout are:

Matt Stephenson, Product Marketing Manager; Social Media (@PackMatt73)

and

Scott Baker, Product Manager (@PScottBaker)

Important links:

@SYMCPartners
@BackupExec
Download Backup Exec V-Ray edition – http://www.symantec.com/backup-exec-vray-edition

The Hangout

You can click on the links to jump to that part of the hangout.

What does ‘per processor’ licensing mean?

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What features are included in the Backup Exec V-Ray Edition?

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How does the Backup Exec V-Ray Edition work in a virtual and physical environment?

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Licensing Scenarios for Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition

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Scenario 2

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Scenario 3

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Scenario 4

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How you can get V-Ray for free!

Symantec is giving Microsoft MVPs and VMware vExperts the opportunity to get V-Ray for free. Click the links below to apply.

If your a vExpert you can apply here for your free supported for 1 year copy of Backup Exec V-Ray Edition

Microsoft MVPs can apply here for your free supported for 1 year copy of Backup Exec V-Ray Edition

Cut the FUD – Debunking Common Misconceptions About Backup Exec

At 4am this morning (Australia EDST) the Backup Exec guys had their first Google+ Hangout titled “Cut the FUD – Debunking Common Misconceptions About Backup Exec”.

I would have loved to have caught this session live, but unfortunately my day job kinda demands that I’m asleep at 4am lol.

The Backup Exec guys hosting this hangout are:

Matt Stephenson – Product Marketing Mgr; Social Media – @PackMatt73
Scott Baker – Product Mgr– @PScottBaker
James McKey – Enterprise Support; Social Media – @SYMCJames
Elizabeth Teffner – Engineering, Usability Testing Mgr – @Eteffner

Other twitter contacts:

@SYMCPartners – For Symantec Partners
@BackupExec – Monitored by Technical Support

Sign up for the upcoming beta program

Follow Symantec over on Google+

Some of the topics covered:

    • Virtualisation agents
    • Configuring and Installing Backup Exec
    • Licensing
    • Backup Exec works with tape, disk, or both?
    • Scaling and flexibility
    • Social media presence

So if you have a chance I really suggest you give it a listen, I’m sure there will be at least 1 little nugget of information that you will pick up

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