May 26, 2015
Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets you restore individual items from database backups. A separate backup of the individual items is not required for you to recover one item.
Granular recovery provides the ability to recover specific files in seconds from a single backup. This technology dramatically reduces the cost, recovery time, and the footprint of the backup on storage resources. With granular recovery, rather than having to restore an entire virtual machine or do a secondary redundant backup in order to recover a single file, administrators can retrieve a file directly out of a single backup and restore it back to a guest virtual machine.
There are many solutions available today that provide recovery agility through a single pass backup. For example, with Backup Exec and NetBackup you can recover anything from a single email, email box or the entire information store all from a single pass backup of your Microsoft Exchange Server. Forget multiple pass backups and save time, resources and storage.
Here are some best practices provided by Symantec that can help ensure the effective operation of Granular Recovery Technology:
For more best practices on Granular Recovery Technology check out this article from Symantec: Best practices for Backup Exec 2014/15 Granular Recovery Technology
With Symantec’s Granular Recovery Technology, application data can be recovered in seconds. Did you know that Backup Exec (BUE) 2015 now supports granular recovery for VMware Virtual Machines volumes? Get more detailed information on Symantec Backup Exec (BUE) 2015 and learn how Dewpoint can help your organization today!