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SeanRegan | 21 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

I noticed an interesting tweet today from Rachel Dines @Forester. It quoted Carl Meadows @SungardAS. 

"Common misconception: cloud solves our sys admin problems. Wrong! Cloud requires more skilled sys admins." 

I have been thinking about this a lot lately as I drive down 101 to Mountain View from SF.  Each day someone gets in a fender bender and traffic continues around them. Sure, life is disrupted but it's par for the course. Sometimes car accidents happen. As I drive south I also pass under SFO. Each day 100s of planes take off. The expectation is that these planes will almost never have an accident. They are piloted by highly trained pilot while the car on 101 is piloted by someone like you and me. 

Cars are like servers.  Planes are like Clouds. 

  • When a plane crashes the media shows up at the scene, the bloggers speculate. Investigators start to look for the cause. Lawyers...
Elizabeth Teffner | 14 Jun 2011 | 3 comments

The Backup Exec Usability Team is interested in your feedback! 

We are holding remote usability sessions to gather user feedback on a new single server edition of Backup Exec. This upcoming edition is targeted for customers who only have a few servers to back up.

These sessions will be conducted via WebEx and only take 1 hour of your time.

If you are interested in participating in this usability study, please click here to view available session times. The sessions are offered at various times from June 21st, to June 24th.

This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Backup Exec.

SeanRegan | 13 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

We have seen some bombastic marketing over the last several months in the data protection space.  One vendor stuffed 26 women in a Mini Cooper, and Veeam called platform proliferation “the next big thing” when they announced intentions to deliver Hyper-V support in December of 2011 – despite it being available for the past three years from Symantec. Let’s cut through noise and look at some of the underlying facts.

Innovative, Established and Proven

•                Over 15,000 companies already leverage Symantec’s Backup Exec for Hyper-V support. What Veeam has announced has been in the market for 3 years with Symantec Backup Exec. 

•                Backup Exec protects over 75,000 virtual...

Swathi Turlapaty | 06 Jun 2011 | 16 comments

Take the Challenge: Backup Exec 2010 Brainiac Quiz and find out how much you really know about Backup Exec 2010. This is the game where knowledge is power. There are three rounds of questions, answer as many questions correctly and if you score over 100 points, you could be walking away with a LCD TV!

* The LCD TV is only for the winner residing in the NAM region. For any winner outside of the NAM region, equivalent Connect points will be given away.

Ready to start? Play Now!

butlercp | 06 Jun 2011 | 3 comments

Later this year, will introduce a new online backup and recovery service called Symantec Backup

The service is designed to meet the needs of small businesses who need a simple, affordable, secure way to backup and restore their critical data. It helps protect data by automatically streaming it, encrypted, to Symantec’s secure, off-site data centers, with just a few minutes of set up.

The service is available for preview through the Symantec Backup beta program beginning June 6, 2011. The beta offers an opportunity to try out an early version of the service and provide feedback directly to our product management team on service performance, usability and features.

Register your organization for the beta program today.

pkh | 04 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

If you are using barcode labels and a HP tape library, you might be interested in the attached document from HP.   In particular, on page 11, there is a table which specify which suffix denotes which kind of tape.

Kate Lewis | 26 May 2011 | 1 comment

Backup Exec 2010 R3, which establishes trust between the remote agent and the media servers, resolves vulnerability.

Symantec was notified of a MiTM issue in the manner in which communication protocols are implemented between Backup Exec media server and remote agent. The issue is a result of lack of validation of remote agent identity information exchanged between media server and remote agent. Successful exploitation may result in privilege escalation enabling an attacker to execute post authentication NDMP commands. Successful exploitation requires the attacker to be an authorized user on the network or have unauthorized presence on an authorized system on the network.

Symantec has released Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 which establishes trust between Backup Exec remote agent and Backup Exec media server before exchanging any sensitive information. Symantec recommends customers upgrade to this release of Symantec Backup Exec which addresses the concern.


Kate Lewis | 24 May 2011 | 0 comments

Each month from May 2011 through to December 2011, we are giving away 100 limited edition Backup Exec bobbleheads. To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic bobbleheads -- a must have for all IT professionals, simply answer one simple question.

Visit: today and ensure you don't miss out.

Kate Lewis | 13 May 2011 | 0 comments
Mix Things Up With Symantec Experts
An Exclusive Customer Appreciation Event at the W Hotel

You are invited to join Symantec for an enjoyable evening and creative libations at the DRINKSHOP inside the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. Come chill with Symantec product experts at the coolest hot spot in Atlanta while enjoying delicious appetizers and an array of cocktails. You'll also have a chance to win fabulous prizes, including an Xbox 360!

Register now ( and then come to Symantec booth #709 on the exhibit floor at Tech Ed Atlanta, USA, to pick up your pass to the event.

We look forward to seeing you there.


28Tech | 12 May 2011 | 1 comment

I have recentely been experiencing a series of errors with Backupexec on my HP Proliant DL380 G5 Servers.

The errors are almost exclusively related to backing up exchange to tape.

I have found the problem to be solved by disabling the "HP WMI Storage Providers" service.

The Error code was E00084F9

I hope this post helps someone who has been banging their head against a wall as hard as I have!


Ben Turvill

28 Technology Ltd