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updated discussion 06 May 2015
hi all, I see this topic comes up from time to time but I also see that there supposadly was in the works the ability to override the EOM in order to force spanning I guess (in order to fill partially full active media). We are running 7.5.0.7, Solaris master, single RHEL media server with 5 LTO5 drives, and the pool Offsite-1mo is set to 1 partially fill media yet on any given day there is ...
updated discussion 06 May 2015
Hi at all, I am using Symantec Backup Exec 2014 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a B2D target where I backup my fileserver. On the job I made the setting to keep the data for 8 days. But every morning when look into the folder I can only see the bkf files of the last 2 days. When I look some time later into the folder only the backup files of the last day is there. Maybe an older value ...
updated discussion 06 May 2015
Hi All; Can someone tell me :" how many devices we can have on one media server " Thank you.
updated discussion 06 May 2015
What happens if I cancel secondary SLp operations? From my understanding, the image will still wait for duplications to complete ( set to expire after copy ) and will kick off another duplication job later. Is this correct?
updated discussion 06 May 2015
we are using Symantec Netbackup 7.6 server recently we purchase seagate NAS (4bay, 16TB) drive can we configure it as virtual tape library. Please guide me which configuration required on NAS and Netbackup server.
updated discussion 06 May 2015
hi all, I see this topic comes up from time to time but I also see that there supposadly was in the works the ability to override the EOM in order to force spanning I guess (in order to fill partially full active media). We are running 7.5.0.7, Solaris master, single RHEL media server with 5 LTO5 drives, and the pool Offsite-1mo is set to 1 partially fill media yet on any given day there is ...
updated discussion 06 May 2015
Hi at all, I am using Symantec Backup Exec 2014 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a B2D target where I backup my fileserver. On the job I made the setting to keep the data for 8 days. But every morning when look into the folder I can only see the bkf files of the last 2 days. When I look some time later into the folder only the backup files of the last day is there. Maybe an older value ...
updated discussion 06 May 2015
Hi All; Can someone tell me :" how many devices we can have on one media server " Thank you.
updated discussion 06 May 2015
What happens if I cancel secondary SLp operations? From my understanding, the image will still wait for duplications to complete ( set to expire after copy ) and will kick off another duplication job later. Is this correct?
updated discussion 06 May 2015
we are using Symantec Netbackup 7.6 server recently we purchase seagate NAS (4bay, 16TB) drive can we configure it as virtual tape library. Please guide me which configuration required on NAS and Netbackup server.
updated article 23 Apr 2015
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 ...
new article 20 Apr 2015
Organisations throughout EMEA often view backup and recovery as a necessity; they do not appear to support productivity, drive growth or increase profitability. This perception is understandable given the number of products in the marketplace that simply address backup and recovery alone. Narrow capabilities that do not even cater to all areas of the infrastructure have a tendency to worsen ...
new article 20 Apr 2015
The Challenge: Understand, Manage, Plan 14th July 2015, has become a very significant date for IT organisations as it marks the end of Microsoft Extended Support of Windows 2003 Server. With an estimated ten million instances of Windows 2003 still in operation globally the risks are many. Clearly this end date of Extended Support will not cause Windows 2003 servers to fail overnight. It is ...
new blog entry 04 May 2015
Backup software not only secures and protects your data, but it must also safeguard its own operating data. For Backup Exec, some sensitive data such as logon credentials, device passwords and data encryption keys are persisted in the Backup Exec Database. It is of the utmost importance that these are protected from unauthorized access. The Backup Exec Database and the ...
new blog entry 30 Apr 2015
We are excited to announce the NEW Veritas™ Capacity Assessment Tool.  As partners and end users move to a simpler Capacity-base licensing model, the Veritas™ Capacity Assessment Tool is designed to easily and quickly identify the amount of data to protect in an environment.  How does the Veritas Capacity Assessment Tool work? The tool is a standalone, executable ...
updated blog entry 30 Apr 2015
Microsoft’s End of Support of Windows Server 2003 later this year has been much publicised. However for many organisations the true meaning of the tasks at-hand and the decisions to be made are not yet fully understood. For those who migrate away from Windows 2003 the planning and execution cycles will be long and complex. Through backup and recovery Symantec helps to mitigate the risk ...
updated blog entry 30 Apr 2015
Backup Exec 2014 and 15 handle 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 27 Apr 2015
Whilst company revenues are expected to increase throughout 2015, IT budgets are largely expected to remain at 2014 levels[1] driving the need for IT teams to deliver more to the business with the same, or less resource. The end of support life of Windows Server 2003 in July 2015 will be a driver for many organizations to review hardware and software estates; to look to new technologies in an ...
updated blog entry 20 Apr 2015
Over many years the increasing growth of data has been of significance to IT teams looking to access, manage and protect company information. That data now resides in a greater quantity of ever more disparate locations within or outside one geographical location. Estimates suggest that global data will reach 7.9 Zetabytes in 2015, up from 1.2 Zetabytes in 2010. Furthermore the same estimates ...
new blog entry 20 Apr 2015
It has been widely noticed that the remote agent installation of the Agent for Windows fails with the error 06-05-2014,14:58:57 : Return Value of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86) : 1603   + 06-05-2014,14:58:57 : ERROR: Failed to execute VC 10.0 runtime installer. Error code 1603.   CAUSE:   This issue occurs on servers that have the Windows Security Update ...
updated download 05 May 2015
Hoping that this might prove useful for some. It's a Windows DOS/batch script which will query all NetBackup clients and retrieve basic details such as version, and installation path, and OS type, etc.. and create a CSV file which can then be used/manipulated/filtered in MS Excel. Save the script to its own folder, e.g.:    D:\NBU-SCRIPTS\get-versions\get-versions.bat The script ...
new download 13 Apr 2015
Hi, Please ensure that you read the entire script header before attempting to use this script. Also, it is highly recommended that anyone attempting to make use of this script first reads the sections of the NetBackup Admin Guide manuals regarding the configuration and use of 'bpstart_notify' scripts, and also reads the sections of the OpsCenter Admin Guide regarding OpsCenter ...
updated download 17 Mar 2015
want to download NBU 7.6.1 for demo customer
updated event 16 Apr 2015
SAVE THE DATE Sehr geehrte User Group Mitglieder Gerne laden wir Sie hiermit zu unserem nächsten NetBackup User Group Meeting ein. Die Veranstaltung findet am 16. Juni 2015 von 09.30-15.30 Uhr bei der Postfinance in Bern statt. Reservieren Sie sich das Datum bereits heute. Agenda folgt. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. Bitte hier ...
updated event 13 Apr 2015
NetX a Symantec Authorized Training Partner (ATP) delivers Instructor-led Training Classes either on-site or remotely.  We offer over 20 different Symantec Classes, for a complete list please visit netxinc.com/training Attend from your home, office or one of our convenient locations.   Our training classes are Guaranteed to Run, We Never Cancel!  This Symantec ...
updated event 13 Apr 2015
NetX a Symantec Authorized Training Partner (ATP) delivers Instructor-led Training Classes either on-site or remotely.  We offer over 20 different Symantec Classes, for a complete list please visit netxinc.com/training Attend from your home, office or one of our convenient locations.   Our training classes are Guaranteed to Run, We Never Cancel!  This Symantec NetBackup ...
updated event 07 Apr 2015
Symantec Engineers needs your help! We’re looking for 4-5 Application Developers to fill a Panel Discussion on April 28th, 2015.   Specifically, we are looking for developers who utilize copies of production data in their development work. Our engineers are looking for your insights into needs and requirements for accessing copies of production data. If you’re local to the ...
updated event 16 Mar 2015
NetX a Symantec Authorized Training Partner (ATP) delivers Instructor-led Training Classes either on-site or remotely.  We offer over 20 different Symantec Classes, for a complete list please visit netxinc.com/training Attend from your home, office or one of our convenient locations.   Our training classes are Guaranteed to Run, We Never Cancel!  The Symantec NetBackup ...
new event 03 Mar 2015
Speakers Michael Krutikov, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Symantec Webcast Summary With ever-increasing amounts of data, whether driven by datacenter evolution or just plain growth, there is a definite need for better solutions in today’s enterprise data centers. So the big question is, how do you solve for the increased amount of data while obtaining operational efficiency that delivers ...
updated event 04 Feb 2015
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 & in Richtung Buchheim - ca. alle 5-10 ...
updated video 15 Apr 2015
This video demonstrates how to configure Backup Exec for Amazon Gateway VTL Cloud Storage Backups. For additional information please review the Blog Post on Introducing Backup Exec Support for AWS Storage Gateway VTL. @BackupMikko
new video 14 Apr 2015
This video is Configuring Public Folder Item Backups for Exchange 2003 and 2007 using NetBackup 6.5 and 7.0
new video 14 Apr 2015
This video is Restoring an Exchange 2007 Snapshot/Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) Backup Using NetBackup 6.5 and 7.0.
new video 14 Apr 2015
This video discusses Configuring Information Store Backups for Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) Systems with NetBackup 6.5.
new video 07 Apr 2015
Short, 5 minute or less, video with Skip St Pierre and Bill Felt talking abou the new BE 15 Capacity Edition Lite
new video 07 Apr 2015
Short whiteboard video, five minutes or less with Mikko Nykyri and Bill Felt talking about Data Optimization for VMware.
updated video 27 Mar 2015
This video picks up where the basic installation of NetBackup on SuSE 11 SP3 left off. You can view the earlier video here -   Basic Installation on SuSE 11 This video demonstrates how to configure a  NetBackup 7.6.1 media server on SuSE 11 SP3 from a Windows Java Console,  as well as configure two test policies. The video runs through: logging in to a NetBackup 7.6.1  ...
updated video 25 Feb 2015
New to NetBackup? Then this Video may be for you. This video demonstrates how to install NetBackup 7.6.1 on SuSE 11 SP3. The video runs through the very basics of the installation and then launching of the GUI just to get first time NetBackup users started. Basic Prerequisites for your installation: 7.6.1 NetBackup Software, License keys, and space on the system for the installation files and ...
new video 19 Feb 2015
Hi Friends, This is the latest video that shows us how to get our SharePoint data back when there is not way to restore the granular document with normal Netbackup Sharepoint Agent restore process. This can help restore the important  document and may save the day. This video is for SharePoint 2010, but should hold good for SharePoint 2013 as well. I shall try and post one for ...
new idea 05 May 2015
I would like to see in the Veritas™ Capacity Assessment Tool the function to import a list with server names (for example. in csv format) to make it more easy for Administrators and Management. At the moment you can browse the Domain for server or you add each of them manual. If you add them manual than you would need to specify for each of them the domain, username and password. A ...
new idea 30 Apr 2015
This has been discussed at https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-backup-kms-files and https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/key-management-database NetBackup at its current form does not provide an easy way to back up its KMS databases which might lead to recoverability issues in case of disaster. When NetBackup Master is implemented on commodity hardware, it is ...
updated idea 30 Apr 2015
Request enhancement to NetBackup to reduce file cache consumption on all platforms. Inspired by many incidents we experienced, including case#07377791 and #05374970, where we saw significant file cache contention while netbackup was running, we request to   - Selective use of Direct I/O, as a per-filesystem option.  Our own sample code is available for this ...
new idea 30 Apr 2015
Hi I recently had open a case (08673897) because it is not possible to search for files and folders on a ndmp filer in the restore dialogue. We have a ndmp filer from EMC (VNX 5500) which we backup with Backup Exec 2014 with ndmp. We do this already a longtime ago. Before on Backup Exec 2010 it was possible to search for single files (by name or date, etc.). Now in Backup Exec 2014 I can ...
new idea 28 Apr 2015
Hi, Will you please build support for RHEL 5.11 into Symantec System Recovery for Linux 2013 R2? We had been running Symantec System Recovery for Linux 2013 R2 on an earlier issue of RHEL 5.  Since we installed the latest updates for RHEL 5 about seven months ago we haven't been able to perform backups using Symantec System Recovery for Linux 2013 R2. Thanks, Mike
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.