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updated article 13 Apr 2014
Understanding Compression in Backup Exec: An explanation of Hardware and Software compression used with Backup Exec   How does compression work? It can be better explained with an example. Consider a text file (.txt) with its content as “aaaabbbbbccaaaddd” Repeated occurrences of characters in sequence: a = 4 times b = 5 times c = 2 times a = 3 times d = 3 times Now, when compression ...
updated article 09 Apr 2014
                To troubleshoot an SLP Backlog first we need to define what a backlog is: Mainly is data that it hasn’t been duplicated to a second or N-Destinations configured under the SLP. i.e.:                 SLP Name: ...
updated article 04 Apr 2014
In order to ensure what version of RALUS (remote agent for linux servers) is currently installed on Linux server run the following command: cat /var/VRTSralus/ralus.ver The result of the command will show the RALUS version in the first line in the following format: ralus=XYZ where "XYZ" are the characters (numbers and letters) separated by dots (for example: 5204.2.SP2)   Compare then the ...
updated article 04 Apr 2014
In order to ensure what version of RALUS (remote agent for linux servers) is currently installed on Linux server run the following command: cat /var/VRTSralus/ralus.ver The result of the command will show the RALUS version in the first line in the following format: ralus=XYZ where "XYZ" are the characters (numbers and letters) separated by dots (for example: 1798.1.SP1)   Compare then the ...
updated article 04 Apr 2014
The following table shows the hotfixes which were released for Backup Exec 2010 R3 version. All the hotfixes in Italic are not anymore available through LiveUpdate, because they were replaced by Service Packs Hotfix number Release date Details Comment Hotfix 159961 n/a www.symantec.com/docs/TECH159961 Replaced by Service Pack 1 Hotfix ...
updated article 04 Apr 2014
The following table shows the hotfixes which were released for Backup Exec 2012 version. All the hotfixes in Italic are not anymore available through LiveUpdate, because they were replaced by further Service Packs.   Hotfix number Release date Details Comment Hotfix 180689 n/a n/a This hotfix was released between March and May 2012. Replaced by Service Pack ...
blog entry comment 18 Apr 2014
updated blog entry 17 Apr 2014
The growth trajectory of Symantec’s backup appliance business demonstrates that customers believe in our vision and the value of our solutions. IDC tracks the backup appliance market and calls it the Purpose Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market. Over the last 3 years, Symantec went from 0% market share to 38% in the Integrated PBBA segment.  The graph of this growth also suggests that ...
updated blog entry 17 Apr 2014
In Love With Integrated Backup Appliances By 2017, the purpose-built backup appliance market is estimated to be $6B in size (based on projections from IDC), essentially the same size as the enterprise backup software market.  The clear emergence of a new parallel market started in 2009 when enterprise backup & recovery software was a $3 billion market.  That same year, EMC outbid ...
updated blog entry 14 Apr 2014
In Backup Exec 2012's new server-centric Backup and Restore view, some of you may be wondering if you can see backup jobs across your environment at once since there is no "Job Monitor" anymore. The answer is that you can. In the "Backup and Restore" view, you see a list of the servers you are backing up. This shows you the name of the system, active alerts that are related to jobs on that ...
download comment 20 Mar 2014
updated event 16 Apr 2014
Hallo zusammen, es folgt die Agenda zum kommenden Treffen der deutschen NetBackup Usergruppe: Wir treffen uns am Dienstag, den 27. und Mittwoch, den 28. Mai 2014 bei der DFS Deutschen Flugsicherung in Langen (Raum Frankfurt am Main). Uhrzeit     Dienstag, der 27. Mai 2014               ~ Anreise ...
updated event 28 Mar 2014
Is Your Backup Strategy as Agile as Your Data Center? Virtualization has changed how organizations deploy and manage IT. Most IT departments have virtualized a majority of their servers. However, they continue to source, build, manage, and support their backup infrastructure in the same manner as they did in the pre-Virtualization era. A backup strategy that combines the server, storage, ...
new event 10 Mar 2014
Join our informative webcast to learn how deploying VMware vSphere® 5.5 can improve your data center efficiency, how a comprehensive, integrated approach extends that efficiency to save you time and money, and how to easily solve for Disaster Recovery through virtualization. Register Now.  
updated event 24 Feb 2014
Please join us for the next Houston Backup & Archiving User Group meeting on February 25 from 11:00am to 1pm at the Symantec Office. The meeting will feature an update on NetBackup 7.6 by Scott Tungesvik from Symantec. Lunch will be served!   Agenda Welcome & Introductions What's New with NetBackup 7.6 by Scott Tungesvik, Systems Engineer, Symantec Discussion/Roundtable Lunch, ...
new event 14 Feb 2014
Please join us for the next Cincinnati Backup & Archiving User Group Meeting on April 10 from 1-3pm at the Symantec Cincinnati office. The meeting will feature an update on NetBackup 7.6.0.x/Appliance and a presentation on OpsCenter 101 by Robert Lindenbusch from Symantec. Lunch will be served!   Agenda Lunch, Welcome & Introductions Update on NetBackup 7.6.0.x/Appliance by Robert ...
new event 14 Feb 2014
Virtualization and Cloud are Changing Enterprise Backup. How Prepared are You? Presented by: Glen Simon, Senior Product Marketing Manager Webcast Summary: Are you ready to protect the next wave of virtual machine sprawl?  Join us for a webcast on Wednesday, February 19th to: Discover the key trends that will affect enterprise backup and recovery in the coming years Learn how Symantec’s ...
new event 13 Feb 2014
This webcast covers how to improve the efficiency of some of the most limited resources in your environment, solve new and remote site data protection needs in a simple to use, yet complete solution, and deliver cost savings in the short-term, while delivering long-term benefits at the same time. Join us to find out why the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance was named 2013 Product of the Year and why ...
updated event 14 Jan 2014
Please join us for the next Seattle Backup & Archiving User Group meeting on January 23 from 9:00am to 1pm at the Symantec Bellevue Office. The meeting will feature an update on Enterprise Vault 11 by Stacey Strausberg from Symantec as well as an update on NetBackup 7.6 by Dan Fischer from Symantec. Lunch will be served!   Agenda Welcome & Introductions What's Coming in Enterprise ...
new event 10 Jan 2014
Webcast Summary: It’s 2014, do you know where you data is? Chances are: If you’re still relying on physical servers for your IT; then your data is at higher risk than you know. If you’re using virtualization; you may not be taking advantage of all it offers. While greater than 75% of organizations are using virtualization in one way or another, only ~50% of servers are virtualized. This gap ...
updated event 22 Nov 2013
Be a part of Symantec’s next major release of Backup Exec. Join us for an exclusive preview event to participate in the next major release and learn about all the new features and enhancements. This is a unique opportunity to engage with Product Management, network with your peers and have lunch. We welcome experienced Backup Exec users who administer backup and recovery as part of your ...
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
new idea 18 Apr 2014
What we’d like to have is the ability for regular user accounts on a client host able to find out what policy is this client a member of?  In other words, the equivalent of this: bppllist –byclient `bpclntcmd -gethostname` But of course we want it to work from a regular client, and not require root.  I was thinking maybe enhance it as functionality added to the bpclntcmd ...
new idea 17 Apr 2014
Hi,   In Backup exec 3600 Appliance console if we have test button for call home it will be very useful.   thanks, Bala
new idea 16 Apr 2014
Hi,When we take widnows backup , we found that VSS backups up few C drive content in System State instead of C Drive itself. Thus when we browse the Netbackup GUI for Restoring we didn't find the C Drive data under C Drive , and in order to see where it has backup up we need to enable the Verbose logging at max and than check the bpbkar logs at clinet side. We must get this info in Activity ...
new idea 16 Apr 2014
Dear Symantec, it would be a nice addition to the system recovery monitor product to have a possibility to also show System Recovery program version in the list. This can greatly help administrators e.g. during version upgrades to see which computer was already upgraded and which not. Thank you!
idea comment 15 Apr 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 ...
updated known issue 27 Jan 2014
Tech article and known issue withdrawn after it was identified as a hardware fault with the SCSI termination
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