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discussion comment 17 Dec 2014
discussion comment 17 Dec 2014
new article 03 Dec 2014
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 Backup Exec solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how Backup Exec solves the customer ...
updated article 10 Nov 2014
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 Backup Exec solves these challenges. Each Blueprint consists of: Pain Points: What challenges customers face Whiteboard: Shows how Backup Exec solves the customer ...
new blog entry 17 Dec 2014
Continuando con la colaboración de nuestro Canal de Symantec, en esta ocasión Anchamar - Tecnologías de la Información, a través de su Director Técnico Antonio Chacón, ha realizado dos nuevos videos de Backup Exec para el canal de Youtube. En estos videos vamos a poder ver y comprobar la sencillez del despliegue de Agentes de Windows y Aplicaciones y Bases de ...
updated blog entry 15 Dec 2014
Backup Exec 2014 handles removable media in a completely different way from the initial release of Backup Exec 2012 and BE 2010 R3 or earlier versions. This blog is an attempt to explain the operation and describe a scenario support have seen with removable media. I have based all information provided by a combination of training and developer supplied details, as well as testing I have ...
updated blog entry 05 Dec 2014
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 ...
updated blog entry 03 Dec 2014
In part one of our focus on appliances, we talked about backup appliances in the data center acting in much the same set-it-and-forget-it way as appliances in our home. Though small in stature, these tiny giants provide a large footprint in terms of flexibility and efficiency. The first post stressed what may be the most important advantage of an appliance from a data center manager’s ...
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 ...
updated download 08 Jul 2014
Backup Exec 2012 and 2014 offer possibilities to import holidays into the configuration in order to exclude those days from having backup jobs run. Unfortunately, there's no possibility to use wildcards in the import files, which makes the creation of the import file quite difficult. Therefore we've created a tool, that provides a GUI to create such import files. As of today, the tool able to ...
updated download 05 Jun 2014
The following scripts will enable you to find all servers with Remote Agents installed and will export to a .csv file. It is strongly suggested to use these scripts on a test environment first: 1. Download the "ServerList.zip" file. 2. Extract it to a folder. 3. Move the folder to a server where Backup Exec Database (BEDB) is stored. 4. If the Backup Exec instance is the default one ...
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 & ...
new event 19 Aug 2014
Symantec Connect Fecha/hora: Jueves, Septiembre 18, 2014  09:30 - 16:00 CEST Lugar: LASEDE del COAM & Streaming ONLINE en toda España C/Hortaleza 63 ¿A quién le interesa asistir? Clientes y partners interesados en conocer todas las novedades sobre la gestión de la información. Descubre el futuro de la gestión de la información con Symantec En un mundo en el que la ...
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
video comment 28 Apr 2014
updated idea 17 Dec 2014
During a point in time restore using vendor method, NetBackup by default restore the latest archive log which has been backed up successfully during last db2 database backup. Therefore, it's not possible to execute two consecutive database point in time restore using different times (lets say T1 and T2), assuming T2 > T1. This scenario hits customers who first do a ...
new idea 17 Dec 2014
Customer of us is using NetBackup 7.6.0.3 for backing up DB2 databases. In former times, he sometimes faced agent hung situations which lead to full log file directories and database stops. To prevent this DB2 needs to get back return values by the Vendor API to be able to use FAILARCHPATH. From my point of view it seems we have an issue how the Vendor API is checking that the NetBackup Client ...
new idea 17 Dec 2014
Can't seem to find location where to exclude dates from being backed up like there is in Backup Exec 2013. If this is not available, why not add it since my customers don't work over the holiday and the SSR backups keep running unless you don't load media or disable job.
updated idea 12 Dec 2014
1. When setting up a new backup job, there should be a way to enter something which you would see in the "Backup Set Description:" field while looking at a backup set's properties after the job completed.  (Perhaps the "description" field that already exists in the job definition)? After a lengthy support case with Symantec I've been told there's no way to do this ...
new idea 12 Dec 2014
Please introduce the ability to edit a report and then save it. Currently after you make a change to a report it needs to run the report and only then you get the option to save it. We sometimes have large reports that take 20minutes to generate, so a quick adjust and save would be amazing. 
updated idea 11 Dec 2014
I just gave the thread a name, "vaulting cycles" does not exist as far as I know. Currently we have an issue with our vaulting. We have 1 policy that take cares of vaulting for a subset of policies. This policy basically runs 24/7 to duplicate backup images to tape so they can be send offsite. Our issue is that at certain moment we can't properly eject the vaulting tapes as those tapes are ...
updated idea 11 Dec 2014
Let's be honest, currently there is not really any replication management available. The only thing that we can manage (network bandwidth) is the thing we do not want to limit at all. What we do want to limit is the following; 1) limit replication jobs per media server / volume pool 2) limit replication jobs per netbackup domain (incoming domain) 3) limit replication jobs per netbackup ...
new idea 11 Dec 2014
I was using Live update from last week, Our NBU is on latest 761FA and pushing 761 through Liveupdate. Someclients are failing liveupdate for different reasons, after fixing the problem I dont see a restart option in activity monitor. This is making me to go back to liveupdate policies clear all clients and add only this client and run live update policy. ofcourse there are things which make ...
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.