The following options
allow greater control of storage resources and alternate backup
techniques on Backup Exec media servers.
Table: Backup Exec media server options
Symantec Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
Maximizes your Backup Exec for Windows Servers investment by
providing centralized administration and load balanced job
processing functionality for existing or newly configured Backup
Exec for Windows Servers media servers.
Ensures that all files on your network are protected even if
they are being used. Whether used alone or in combination with
specific database agents, this option handles open files at the
volume level and is seamlessly integrated with Backup Exec. You do
not need to know which files are open ahead of time; just set a
scheduled backup to use this option.
Synthetic backup assembles, or synthesizes, data from one
previous full or incremental backup and subsequent incremental
backups. This feature eliminates the need to run full backups. The
synthesis is performed on the Backup Exec media server without
accessing the remote computer. The overall backup window and the
network bandwidth requirements are reduced.
True image restore enables Backup Exec to restore the contents
of directories to what they were at the time of a full backup or
You choose restore selections from a view of the directories as
they existed at the time of the backup. Files that were deleted
before then are not restored. Only the correct versions of files
are restored from the appropriate full or incremental backups.
Previous versions are not restored and then overwritten.
Offhost backup moves the backup operation away from the remote
computer to a Backup Exec media server in a fiber-connected SAN
environment. When the backup is moved to the media server, the
remote computer is free for other operations. Offhost backup for
Exchange Server backups that have the Granular Recovery Technology
(GRT) option enabled are also supported.