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updated download 21 Oct 2014
This is a technical whitepaper on how to protect Cisco UCS service profiles using Symantec NetBackup. More information on the significance of protecting UCS service profiles and a technical walk-through on protecting Cisco UCS based data centers (featured at CiscoLive event) are available at this blog. 
new event 21 Oct 2014
Register Here Presented by: Michael Krutikov, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Webcast Summary: Since the dawn of the datacenter, complexity and growth have been the inevitable end result despite every effort to improve management and capacity models. Many IT organizations have thrown point solutions and niche products at the problem only to find they were temporary bandages for a greater ...
updated article 07 Oct 2014
Deduplication, or dedup for short, is very common nowadays.  BE has a dedup option since BE 2010.  Microsoft now offers dedup'ed volumes with Server 2012 R2.  There are a lot of dedup appliance from various vendors.  How does dedup actually works?  In this article,  I will use some simple example to give you an idea how dedup works under the cover. The purpose of ...
updated article 07 Oct 2014
In Part 1, https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/d... I have discussed what happened when you back up to a dedup folder/OST appliance. After our series of backups, the dedup store looks like this abcde = FileA-FB1, FileC-IB1, FileC-FB2 ABCDE = FileB-FB1, FileB-FB2 12345 = FileA-FB1, FileB-FB1, FileC-IB1, FileB-FB2, FileC-FB2 67890 = FileA-FB1, FileB-FB1, FileC-IB1, FileB-FB2, ...
updated article 06 Oct 2014
  NetBackup Accelerator VMware backup best practices: o) This feature uses Accelerator technology to speed up virtualization backups. o) Only the blocks that have changed are transferred from client to media server. o) The media server synthesizes a full image using data from previous backups. o) The result is a full backup image in roughly the time it takes to run an incremental ...
updated article 26 Sep 2014
At the recently concluded Vision 2014, I had the opportunity to attend a hands-on lab session, Optimising Backup Exec 2014.  This lab highlights 4 tunable areas which can have an impact on the performance of your jobs.  We may come across these areas at different times, but this lab is the one which pulls everything together.  These areas are VMware backups Use of a dedicated ...
updated article 22 Sep 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 22 Sep 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 21 Oct 2014
1. Obtain the IP address, subnet mask and vlan id for the new virtual interface. 2. A unique hostname corresponding for the new IP address should be registered with DNS. 3. Open a putty connection to the appliance and login to the command line interface. 4. Go to Support > Maintenance 5. Enter the maintenance password. 6. Type Elevate to login as root to the appliance OS. 7. Edit the ...
new blog entry 20 Oct 2014
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 ...
updated blog entry 13 Oct 2014
Let's have a frank, honest conversation about Backup Exec 2014... Greetings intrepid data center wranglers!  Earlier this summer, Symantec released Backup Exec 2014.  This release returned some of your favorite features (HELLLOOOOO JOB MONITOR!) in addition to adding some key new tools improving your virtualization and Windows experience. Well…it’s been 90 days and our first service ...
updated blog entry 11 Oct 2014
Symantec shipped our first version of Backup Exec software (Backup Exec 10d) nearly 10 years ago to provide small-to medium-sized businesses with fast and reliable data protection. One of our valued customers called the recent release of Backup Exec 2014 “the backup and recovery gold standard” because it delivered the critical platform support he needed to protect both virtual and physical ...
updated blog entry 09 Oct 2014
La formación no ocupa lugar, y su valor es incalculable. ¿Y si además es Gratis?     Al contrario que otros fabricantes del mercado que ocultan la documentación del producto hasta que el cliente adquiera la solución, Symantec la ha mantenido siempre actualizada y disponible para todos. No hay nada que ocultar cuando tus productos son líderes de mercado. Ahora Symantec da un paso ...
updated download 21 Oct 2014
This is a technical whitepaper on how to protect Cisco UCS service profiles using Symantec NetBackup. More information on the significance of protecting UCS service profiles and a technical walk-through on protecting Cisco UCS based data centers (featured at CiscoLive event) are available at this blog. 
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 06 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 ...
download comment 08 May 2014
new event 21 Oct 2014
Register Here Presented by: Michael Krutikov, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Webcast Summary: Since the dawn of the datacenter, complexity and growth have been the inevitable end result despite every effort to improve management and capacity models. Many IT organizations have thrown point solutions and niche products at the problem only to find they were temporary bandages for a greater ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 event 25 Jul 2014
Presented by: Abdul Rasheed, Principal Product Manager Alex Sakaguchi, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing Webcast Summary: Part two in this 3-part series pits NetBackup against Competitor "E", and attempts to prove why NetBackup is the king of scale. Enterprises need a data protection solution capable of handling the large-scale heterogeneous environment of today, as well as the future virtual ...
updated event 01 Jul 2014
Interested in being a part of the RTP Symantec Backup & Archiving Advisory Board member? Please join us for the Advisory Board Luncheon on July 16th!   Being a part of the Advisory Board allows you to- Network with other Symantec Product Users Lead the User Group with annual, possibly bi annual meetings Help choose topics discussed at each User Group meeting Coordinate the venue ...
video comment 28 Apr 2014
updated video 25 Feb 2014
From a windows desktop, this video demonstrates how to configure an Amazon Storage Gateway as an advanced disk pool to a NetBackup Linux Media server.  The Amazon Storage Gateway has already been downloaded and installed into the virtual environment. NetBackup version 7.5.0.5 running on Red Hat.
video comment 21 Feb 2014
updated idea 20 Oct 2014
Often we need to extend the Backup Retention of Oracle Databases. In the GUI under catalog exists only the funcionallity to expire backups. There you can add the feature to set a new expiration date.   Additonal Info: In the past, we had to extend multiple images via scripts on commandline. Since 7.6 the parent jobs will be removed after a backup. This makes it very complicate to see when ...
new idea 20 Oct 2014
We have a requirement to perform a BMR backup on  Suse Linux 11  clients configured with Persistent Device Names (Etrack 2554905).  And we are unable to do this due to the unsupported disk persistent device names as per  technote http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH172488 . The persistent device names for disk partition is a requirement for running the new SAP HANA. So ...
new idea 17 Oct 2014
I am very much interested in Symantec NDMP supporting Dump Level # 10 for NDMP backups. This would allow us to run a monthly Full backup as opposed to a Full backup after every 9 incremental. Want this support starting on version 7.5, 7.6 and upwards.
new idea 16 Oct 2014
Often when a disk volume goes down it's quite hard to tell which volume it actually is (@aaaav???). I really hate having to go through the whole NBDEVQUERY command which is very cumbersome and time consuming... It would be handy to have a new report created under 'Disk Reports' which has the status of all disk volumes so you can easy check with a click of the mouse.
new idea 16 Oct 2014
It would be handy to have global exclude lists for VM backups. Currently we have about 40 VMware policies each using VIP queries. Queries get very messy when vSphere is very large or not setup to best-practice. Having a global exclude list to exclude things like 'powered off VMs', 'RDMs', 'No DNS set', etc would be extremely handy.
new idea 13 Oct 2014
In BE 2010 i was able to schduale a full backip inside a policy to run at a specific time without hours/days/weeks interval Lets say i want to schduale a full back up to run tonight and an incremantel back to run daily strating tomorrow. In BE 2010 that was not a problem In BE 2014 i can only schduale a full backup to run NOW, or to run it a spcific time with hour/day/week interval I want to ...
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.
new known issue 12 Mar 2014
Backup of a Sharepoint 2013 Farm fails with 'V-70-57344-794 - Error: Unable to query the Team database meta-data' on the 'Workflow Service Application Proxy' component.   Workaround Deselect the 'Workflow Service Application Proxy' component from the Farm backup. The backup job will then complete successfully. Although this component is a part of the Farm configuration, it is not a ...
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