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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


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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

un baiat | 06 May 2011 | 0 comments

Made a short tuorial on how to solve the problem. hope it helps. 

Here is the link to my blog post:

and here is the solution:

Edit the job. go to Settings -> Advanced -> Open file backup when Advanced Open File Option is not used.
Change With a lock check box to Without a lock.

Peter_E | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec Vision here in Las Vegas is a fitting place for the announcement of V-Ray, our ability to provide unique insight into virtual environments for both storage and security.  Virtualization, like Vegas, is both new and old.  The old side of virtualization, as an attendee at Vegas reminded me, dates back to the mainframe days. I remember those days. And the new side, links to our world of open-systems.  Similarly, Vegas surprises you in its ability to take old material and create something new. So how does Symantec V-Ray bridge old and new together? In a word, it’s about enabling greater visibility into virtual environments so that customers can not only move virtualize more quickly, but maximize their new environments.

With a legacy of intellectual property around file systems, security, and storage, Symantec is uniquely positioned to help customers not only bridge the gap between old and new, between physical and virtual, but enable them to more...

Kiran Bandi | 07 Apr 2011 | 3 comments

How to configure Backup-Disk jobs,media sets & Backup Exec for proper overwriting of backup sets?

Media Overwrite Protection Level: FULL. (From tools --> Options --> Media Management)

Job should start as Overwrite Only. (Backup job properties)

Media Set Configurations:

For daily backups with one week retension: OPP 6 days & AP None

For Weekly backups with a month of retension: OPP 4 weeks & AP None

For Monthly Backups with a Year retension: OPP 360 days (some value less than an year but more than 11 months) & AP None.

With all the above settings, each B2D job will create a separate backup set (.bkf file) and from the starting of second cycle BE starts overwriting the oldest among the recyclable media.


Kiran Bandi | 29 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

Some of the main differences between Backup Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery:

1) Backup Exec is a backup and restore software, whereas Backup exec System Recovery is a recovery software.

2) BESR can write data only to disks not to tapes, whereas BE can write to both.

3) BE works at file level whereas BESRworks at block level.

4) One of the main features of BESR is dissimilar hardware restore technology. One can perform a Bare Metal Restore of a system with Backup Exec also, but mostly onto a similar hardware.

5) BESR can perform Physical to Virtual conversations, BE cannot.