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Veritas launches Backup Exec app

Veritas Software yesterday revealed the next version of Backup Exec, its flagship backup software, for Windows servers, promising...

Veritas Software yesterday revealed the next version of Backup Exec, its flagship backup software, for Windows servers, promising easier installation and speedier backups and restores.

Backup Exec Version 9.0, with its Web-based browser tools and ease-of-use features, targets small to medium-sized businesses and remote office locations.

Veritas executive vice-president of product operations Mark Bregman claimed the latest release could be installed in 10 minutes and has the look and feel of a Windows screen, which is particularly handy in remote offices where there may not be a full-time IT administrator.

The software can also perform incremental Exchange backups, backing up only the most recent e-mails instead of entire databases.

"These mailboxes in Exchange grow sort of without bounds, and when you want to do a backup, you don't want to back up the whole mailbox when all that's changed is the mail that came in yesterday," Bregman said.

Version 9.0 also allows for incremental restores of public files in Exchange databases, such as a corporate calendar. In past versions of Backup Exec, administrators had to back up the entire database.

The base price for the software is $795 (£493), which will cover a single backup server.

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