Welcome Veritas Backup


Veritas Backup Exec is a backup, restore, and disaster recovery data management solution for Windows and Linux operating systems.

It provides fast, reliable backup and restore capabilities for servers, applications, and workstations across the network. All management and configuration operations are performed with a single user interface.

Veritas Backup Exec Key Features

  • Backup Options: Full, Differential, Incremental, Image backup for VMware and Hyper-V
  • Cloud Support: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Storage, Google Cloud Standard
  • Virtualization Support: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V & Citrix XenServer
  • Recovery Options: Bare metal recovery, Granular recovery for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Active Directory
  • Integration Data Deduplication: Integrated block-level data duplication, Client and server-side duplication
  • Security & Data Encryption: Database Encryption Key, Software and Hardware Encryption
  • Reporting: Automatic and Manual Reporting
  • Media Management Support: The automatic tape drive, Disk drive storage

System Requirements and Prerequisites

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: The Backup Exec Server can only be installed on 64-bit OS platforms, with no support for server core.
  • Processor: Intel 64, Xeon (64bit), AMD64, or compatible
  • Memory: Required: Minimum 1GB, Recommended 2GB or above.
  • Disk Space: 1.26GB for a typical installation, 1.91GB for includes all options, but make sure to have more disk space.

Windows Server Operating System Compatibility

Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019

Agent for Windows Operating System Compatibility

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019.

Agent for Application and Database

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and above, SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 and above, SharePoint Server 2010 and above, Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 SP4 and above, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 and above, Windows Active Directory 2008 SP2 and above.

Installation of Veritas Backup Exec 21.2

Visit the below link to download the Veritas Backup Exec.


Note: Backup Exec may install the following software’s during the installation process, Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 SP1, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security, Update, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package, Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express with SP3.

Extract downloaded Veritas Backup Exec 21.2 ISO file, right-click Browser and select Run as administrator.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

Select Language as English and click OK.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

At the home tab, select Pre-installation.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

Select Backup Exec.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

On the welcome page, click Next.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

Select checkbox “Local Environment Check” and then click Next.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

If ADK 1809 is not installed on the server, you will receive a warning for Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit Version. Click on the link.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

To create a Simplified Disaster Recovery feature it required ADK 1809

The next step is to download and install ADK and Windows PE add-on for ADK version 1809

Visit the following website to download ADK and Windows PE Add-on for ADK version 1809


Below are the downloaded “ADK” setup files.

You can install it directly on the computer or download and install it on another computer. Run the adk setup file. We will select Installation on a separate computer and then click Next.

On the Windows Kits Privacy page, choose No and then click Next.

Select “Accept” to accept the license agreement terms.

Select “Deployment Tools” and click Next. Wait for the installation process to complete.

Run the adkwinpesetup.exe file and follow the same process to install the Windows PE add-on for ADK.

Click “Install.”

Now rerun the prerequisites environment check and this time there will be no warning. Click the Finish button and you are good to go.

How To Install Veritas Backup Exec

Click on the Installation tab and then click Backup Exec.

Select “I accept the terms of the license agreements” and then click Next.

Under select the type of installation that you want to run, choose “Typical installation” and click Next.

On the Computer Environment Checks page, click Next.

To verify Entitlement IDs, it requires an internet connection. We are not connected to the internet and are installing the trial version, so click OK. You can import the license after the installation.

Click Next

This is the trial copy of the Backup Exec message that will pop up. Click OK.

Enter the domain credentials, click Next.

It will grant you log on as a service and log on using the batch logon type access rights. Click OK.

You can click on Add and add a remote host, or if you want to add it later on, click Next.

On the Backup Exec Install Summary page, click Install.

Installation is in progress.

Rebooting is required after the installation, so click on the Finish button. It will reboot the server.

Follow the below post on how to install Veeam Agent for Windows.



Backup Exec is one of the most powerful backup software solutions that includes disk backup, tape backup, cloud backup, backup to disk and then converts to a virtual machine, disaster recovery disk, etc. Follow this post to download and install Backup Exec 21.2.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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