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updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Dears I am getting below error when trying to start the backup of Oracle database. Oracle Database is 11g in stalled on Windows Server 2008 R2  and Backup Server is Backup Exec 2010 (SP 1) installed on Windows Server 2003 32 bit. I pushed the agent without any problem but when I am trying to confiugre the agent the ORCL instance was not saving up in the Oracle tab, So I started ...
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
I'm interested in what the directory structure looks like when NetBackup stores its backups on a CIF share. Is it a directory tree based on the job or is each job in some form of backup archive file (like Windows Backup used to do)? Can someone enlight me?
new discussion 24 Jan 2015
Greetings, I am a newbie here and my very first post regarding to Symantec Backup Exec product.  We're currently using Commvault as our enterprise backup solution.  We're looking at different product to evaluate and perhaps switching to that product.  Symantec Backup Exec 2014 is fist on my list to evaluate, especially for MS Exchange. I have downloaded and installed BE 2014 ...
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Hi guys...,    I want upgrade symntec backup exec 2010 to 2014...What are the steps? How to take backup of database for Symantec Backup Exec 2010? thanks  shaabin
new discussion 24 Jan 2015
I am an old Ghost client, Would you please tell me the steps of how to resore an image created by this new programe (SSR 2013), I can not find an iso file to be put on the CD as with Ghost, or there is something else that will be copied to the recovery CD, if so, what is it and how to access it?
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Hello Expert, I read somewhere that in VM RDM backup is not supported in 7.6.0.1 version and we need to install separate nbu clinets. We have some VMs and these have some LUN mappings.and these VMs Vm level backup is happening perfectly fine. Didnot check the restoration. So pls let me know if its recommened by Symantec.
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Dears I am getting below error when trying to start the backup of Oracle database. Oracle Database is 11g in stalled on Windows Server 2008 R2  and Backup Server is Backup Exec 2010 (SP 1) installed on Windows Server 2003 32 bit. I pushed the agent without any problem but when I am trying to confiugre the agent the ORCL instance was not saving up in the Oracle tab, So I started ...
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
I'm interested in what the directory structure looks like when NetBackup stores its backups on a CIF share. Is it a directory tree based on the job or is each job in some form of backup archive file (like Windows Backup used to do)? Can someone enlight me?
new discussion 24 Jan 2015
Greetings, I am a newbie here and my very first post regarding to Symantec Backup Exec product.  We're currently using Commvault as our enterprise backup solution.  We're looking at different product to evaluate and perhaps switching to that product.  Symantec Backup Exec 2014 is fist on my list to evaluate, especially for MS Exchange. I have downloaded and installed BE 2014 ...
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Hi guys...,    I want upgrade symntec backup exec 2010 to 2014...What are the steps? How to take backup of database for Symantec Backup Exec 2010? thanks  shaabin
new discussion 24 Jan 2015
I am an old Ghost client, Would you please tell me the steps of how to resore an image created by this new programe (SSR 2013), I can not find an iso file to be put on the CD as with Ghost, or there is something else that will be copied to the recovery CD, if so, what is it and how to access it?
updated discussion 24 Jan 2015
Hello Expert, I read somewhere that in VM RDM backup is not supported in 7.6.0.1 version and we need to install separate nbu clinets. We have some VMs and these have some LUN mappings.and these VMs Vm level backup is happening perfectly fine. Didnot check the restoration. So pls let me know if its recommened by Symantec.
new article 16 Jan 2015
Main steps to perform the install mode and configuration for SQL Backup: Before we begin with the procedures, we verify the compatibility of Software Database with the version of NetBackup. Follow the link: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH126904 Add the license for SQL Agent; In SQL Host, install the Client Netbackup; Configure the ODBC; Configure Netbackup ...
new article 16 Jan 2015
 I studied distinct options we have for MySQL backup with Netbackup. We do not have any direct Netbackup agent for MySQL, BUT MySQL backup integration with Netbackup achievable via 2 different options.             Options 1:   Using MySQL Enterprise Backup ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
Hi i wana share the SOP Made by us to upgrade  the Netbackup Server Upgradation from NB 6.5..4 to NB 7.6.0.4  Current configuration: OS: Suse linux 10 sp2 64 bit NB Version : 6.5.4 Upgrade configuration: OS Upgraded: Suse Linux 11 sp2 with same hostname and IP Address NB Version ; 7.6.0.4 1) OS Installation on New Server (SLES 11 SP2) with the same hostname and IP ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints". These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints". These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints". These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints". These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer ...
updated article 15 Jan 2015
The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints". These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer ...
updated blog entry 23 Jan 2015
I have been working with NetBackup since 6.5 as a consultant and from time to time I have seen flat file windows backups fail with 156 errors, which is a snapshot failure. A snapshot is not typically used when doing these types of backups. To avoid these failures do the following; Admin console > Host Properties > Master Servers > Client Attributes > Add Client (short of FQDN - however seen in ...
updated blog entry 19 Jan 2015
The following table shows the hotfixes which were released for Backup Exec 2014 version. All the hotfixes in Italic are not anymore available on LiveUpdate, because they were replaced by further Service Packs. Backup Exec 2014 was released on 2nd June 2014. Usually, for the first few weeks, the new released hotifxes/service packs are not available on LiveUpdate. Hotfix number Release date ...
new blog entry 16 Jan 2015
NetBackup 7.6.1 ya esta en General Availability! Esta versión de NetBackup viene orientada a dar soporte a una nueva plataforma que vendrá en breve, pero además de eso trae mejoras obtenidas de las peticiones de clientes sobre el producto, como pueden ser: Mejoras en el Activity Monitor: vista jerarquica! Virtualización: Instant Recovery con Backup Host Linux! MSDP: mejoras de protección y ...
updated blog entry 15 Jan 2015
Hola a todos! Como viene siendo habitual vamos a tener una nueva sesión del grupo de usuarios de NetBackup, será el 4 de Febrero, donde la clave es compartir entre los mismos la experiencia de producto y poder sacar el máximo beneficio de la herramienta. Os esperamos a todos! En esta ocasión, la agenda tentativa es la siguiente: Agenda: 10.30 - 11.00  |  Registro y ...
updated blog entry 13 Jan 2015
This blog is to outline some of the possible options to avoid backing up over the Corporate LAN in Backup Exec (BE). It does not discuss the specifics of configuration it just outlines the various options that might be available to show which environments might be more suitable to one option than another. In practice members of technical support often see cases where customers ask something ...
blog entry comment 11 Jan 2015
download comment 20 Jan 2015
updated download 15 Jan 2015
Hey Guys, I am back with a new tool that helps in troubleshooting Netbackup SharePoint Agent Configurations. SharePoint Configuration Troubleshooter (SPCT.exe ) is a GUI based tool that will help the support and customers troubleshoot issue related to SharePoint Agent configuration. We need to run it from server specified as backup client in NetBackup policy. It generates a detailed report on ...
updated download 26 Sep 2014
Symantec Backup Exec offers the possibility to back up virtual machines from a VMware vSphere environment directly by the hypervisor. To increase the performance of these backups, it is possible to manipulate the number and the size of the buffers, Symantec Backup Exec uses by editig some registry values. It is important, not to overload the hardware of the backup server by doing this. The ...
new event 23 Jan 2015
Your customers are dealing with ever-increasing amounts of data, whether driven by datacenter evolution or just plain growth. The move to more virtualized environments and cloud computing have brought the idea of big data to a reality for enterprise customers. How you solve for that will be the difference between operational efficiency that delivers success and the IT environment that is the ...
new event 12 Jan 2015
Join our upcoming webcast to learn best practices and strategies for securing, migrating and protecting your legacy environment. Learn how to solve for the upcoming Windows Server 2003 end of support, we'll cover: Recommendations and best practices for systems running Windows Server 2003 How to effectively secure systems that cannot be upgraded How to migrate to new platforms and operating ...
updated event 24 Nov 2014
Join Symantec at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014 in Las Vegas and get the information you need to deliver crucial IT services and drive improved levels of productivity and innovation at the same time. With a renewed focus on people, processes, technology and culture, you will learn how to select and prioritize I&O initiatives, manage ongoing ...
new event 13 Nov 2014
Hello! Backup Exec team is currently looking for user feedback on some of the security features for an upcoming release.  This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Backup Exec. If you are interested in participating in a user experience session, please check out the available sessions here. These are remote session via WebEx and about an hour long.  If you have any ...
new event 20 Oct 2014
Das kommende Treffen der NetBackup Usergruppe findet auf Einladung von Harald Kempa von der DEVK in Köln am Mittwoch, der 22. & Donnerstag, der 23. April 2015 statt. Die Adresse lautet: DEVK Versicherungen, Riehler Straße 190, 50735 Köln Vom Hauptbahnhof ist die DEVK (Haltestelle: Zoo/Flora) optimal mit der Straßenbahn Nr. 18 (Richtung Thielenbruch - alle 20 Minuten) oder per Taxi (< 5 ...
updated event 07 Oct 2014
Please join us for the next Salt Lake City Backup & Archiving User Group meeting on November 12 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Intermountain Healthcare. Lunch will be served! Agenda Lunch, Welcome & Introductions Update/Address Advisory Board VMware Installations and Best Practices by Chris Null, Symantec Prize drawings & Conclusion Location Intermountain Healthcare 4646 Lake Park ...
updated event 06 Oct 2014
Topic: Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands? Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Time: Starts at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET Length: One hour Where:  Virtual event on Twitter.com – Follow hashtag #DirtyTopics Expert: Alex Sakaguchi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Symantec - @ASakaguchi CIOs are becoming increasingly invested in the cloud. According to a survey conducted by ...
updated event 25 Aug 2014
Please join us for the next Raleigh Backup & Archiving User Group meeting on September 10th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at SAS. Who should attend? -Backup and Storage Administrators, IT Managers, Information Governance Associates Lunch will be served! Agenda: Lunch, Welcome & Introductions 7.6 Overview and Upgrade to 7.6 52xx Appliance Overview and Customer Experiences Prize drawings & ...
updated video 22 Jan 2015
From a windows environment, this video demonstrates how to configure NetBackup to an Amazon Gateway VTL.  For this video an already configured NetBackup environment is used to add the VTL consisting of: iSCSI tape drives, medium changer, and tape cartridges. In the video: NetBackup version 7.6.1 running Windows 2008 R2. For additional compatibility you can review the Symantec NetBackup ™ ...
updated video 22 Jan 2015
Be sure to check out these 15 short video tips to protect your critial data and applications against disasters and data loss.
updated video 22 Jan 2015
AutoSupport provides proactive and automated support experiences for appliance customers. When enabled, AutoSupport proactively monitors appliance hardware components, automatically creates support tickets if necessary and forwards them to partners/support teams to expedite issue resolution. With AutoSupport, appliance issues get resolved even before the customer becomes aware of the ...
updated video 05 Dec 2014
From a windows environment, this video demonstrates how to configure NetBackup to Amazon S3.  An already configured NetBackup environment is used to add in an Amazon S3 storage server, disk pool, and storage unit. NetBackup version 7.6 or later running Windows 2008 R2.
video comment 22 Oct 2014
new idea 23 Jan 2015
Recently I had a customer experience an error when backing up Windows clients when Change Journal was enabled (for use with NetBackup Accelerator).  The error was a status 1 caused because the temporary frozen image mount points in C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp were not present when the Temp directory was backed up.  This created a problem, because the next time the backup ...
updated idea 21 Jan 2015
Hi you guys (and girls) My customer wants to renew his backupsoftware... I tested a trail SSR 2013 and found out that GRT restore for exchange 2010 works but only for emailfolders. Why is it not working for calendar items, contacts and notes? Best Regards Ralph
new idea 20 Jan 2015
Currently running Backup Exec 2014 SP2 on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. This is primarily an issue with how backup sizes are displayed in the Backup Exec console for VMs (from VMware vSphere 5.1). After talking to tech support, the only way to find out the amount of space backups of these VMs take up on the backup disk is to look in each backup job log, find all the B2D file names, then ...
new idea 20 Jan 2015
When creating and editting VMware Policies, Netbackup runs a bpgetconfig against all media servers which takes a long time in large Netbackup environments particularly when the Netbackup infrastructure is distributed across different geographical sites. In the Admin console this appears to happen twice.  The first time when creating\editting a policy and a second time when hitting the ...
new known issue 11 Jul 2014
Once Hotfixes 217591 or 218257 are installed to Backup Exec 2014, either manually or via Live update, the BkupInst2014.htm install log file will incorrectly list them as being 'Backup Exec (TM) 2012 Patch... '. This is a display issue in the install log only and will not affect the operation of Backup Exec 2014.