As many of you are well aware there was quite a shock to the system when Backup Exec 2012 came out. Many people had many different complaints and many held no reservation when expressing those complaints to Symantec Employees on Symantec Connect.
Some complained about not liking the new user interface, others had other complaints but most seemed to complain about the new philosophy on how they should execute backups.
In all previous versions of Backup Exec, the backup philosophy had been what Symantec now termed as a job-centric backup. In a job-centric backup you created a job, selected the resources from multiple servers, and specified every option and agent for the varying resources you might be backing up. A single job might have selections and backup options for Exchange, File, SQL, SharePoint and more.
In 2012, Symantec switched to what they call Server-Centric backups. This philosophy creates a separate job for each server. The benefit of being a new minimalist approach that was apparent through the whole new user interface. When you created a job for your Exchange server, you only saw selections and agent options that referenced those Exchange selections. No half a dozen other options that did not even apply to the resources you were backing up.[Read more…] about Symantec Backup Exec to include job-based backups maybe?