How to install Symantec Backup Exec 15

Symantec Backup Exec, is a data management software designed for customers who have mixed physical and virtual environments including VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, or Mac servers with a single user interface. Backup Exec also provides integrated deduplication, replication, and disaster recovery capabilities and helps to manage multiple backup servers or multi-drive tape loaders.

Today we will look at how installing Symantec Backup Exec 15.

So please follow steps below:

1.First of all we need to download software from the MyVeritas portal. So go to website and sign in and download software . Once the ISO is downloaded, there are multiple ways to use it:  Extract the ISO with an extract/unzip program or Mount the ISO as a DVD drive using virtual DVD software or Burn the ISO to a physical DVD.

Double click on the “Browser.exe” file from the media to launch a Backup Exec installation.


2. Select  installation language from the list :


3. To install Symantec Backup Exec products select Install Products:


4.Select Backup Exec to start the installation wizard:



5.Select I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement and click Next to continue:


6.Select the type of installation:


7.  Click next:

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8.Review the summary and click Next to continue.


9. Click OK


10.If the media server has an internet connection available, enter a valid Backup Exec 15 serial number and select Add to list. An internet connection is required because entering a serial number will prompt BE to download the appropriate SLF for the server. Otherwise choose Import from File and browse to the SLF file that was sent with the product documentation. For now i will use trial version , so click next:




11.Select additional agents and options, click next:


12.Select additional languages to be installed:


13.Select a different location on the server where Backup Exec should be installed:


14.Enter a user name, password, and domain for the Backup Exec services to use as a logon account.As recommended by Symantec to give the Backup Exec Service Account (BESA) a Domain user account belonging to the Domain Admins and Local Administrators groups.



15. Select option below and click next(if you have existing SQL Server Instance select 2nd option):


16.Review the Backup Exec Installation summary, and click Install to begin the Installation.

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17. After the installation is complete, the following options are displayed, Select which you want to, click Finish after selecting the appropriate check boxes:


18. After system rebooted click Backup Exec shortcut to open Symantec Backup Exec 15:


The next article we will look at how to configure Symantec Backup Exec 15.