- You cannot install a Backup Exec server on a computer
that runs the Windows Server Core installation option of
Windows Server 2008. You can only install the Backup
Exec Agent for Windows on Server Core computers.
- You cannot install SQL Express or SQL Server 2005 on a
Windows Server 2008 computer that is configured in a
Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) role. The Read Only
Domain Controller role does not let you use the local
accounts that are required for SQL Express and SQL
Server 2005. When you install Backup Exec on an RODC
computer you must select a remote SQL instance for the
Backup Exec Database.
Additional Application Support
You can use Backup Exec with Microsoft System Center
Operation Manager (SCOM) 2007.
Internet Explorer 7.0 or later.
Intel Pentium, Xeon, AMD, or compatible.
SQL Server or SQL Express
Service Pack 4 is required.
Required: 512 MB RAM above the operating system's
Recommended: 2 GB RAM (or more for better performance)
- RAM requirements may vary depending on the operations
performed, the options installed, and the specific
- For the Central Admin Server Option: 1 GB RAM is
required; 2 GB RAM is recommended.
- Symantec Recovery Disk: 1 GB minimum (dedicated) for
the multi-lingual version.
- Virtual Memory Recommendations: 20 MB above the
Windows recommended size for total paging file size
(total for all disk volumes). Refer to your Microsoft
Windows help documentation for instructions on how to
view or set the paging file size.
Installation Disk Space
1.44 GB (Typical installation)
2.32 GB (Includes all options)
- Note: Disk space requirements may vary depending on
the operations performed, the options installed, and the
specific system configuration. The Backup Exec database
and catalogs require additional space. An additional 330
MB is required for SQL Express.
The following hardware is recommended:
- Network interface card or a virtual network adapter
- CD/DVD drive.
- (Recommended) A mouse.
You can use storage media drives, robotic libraries,
removable storage devices, and non-removable hard drives.
Support is available for the first drive in each robotic
library when you purchase Backup Exec. To enable support for
each additional robotic library drive, you must purchase the
Backup Exec Library Expansion Option.