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Swathi Turlapaty | 24 Mar 2010 | 2 comments

Here is the uptated list of the Top 20 Knowledge Base articles for Backup Exec, NetBackup and Enterprise Vault.  Check this list out to see if your issue has already been addressed. Good Luck!


Top 20 Backup Exec Articles

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191594

Device jobs remain in a "pending" or "Queued" state indefinitely and "scheduled" jobs do not run at their appropriate time.

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253759

What rights does the Backup...

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

  Validation of your Knowledge on NetBackup 7.0 Will be ready by September 2010

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Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2010, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams: 

  1. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Servers (August 2010)
  2. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (September 2010)
  3. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Unix (September 2010)
  4. Administration of Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0 for Exchange (November 2010)
If you would like to provide valuable input by participating in our beta exams or would like to get added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at Customer_Certifications@symantec.com.
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CraigV | 28 Jan 2010 | 2 comments

Hi All,

Interesting read...I found this while checking up for something else.
Have any of you guys found the same or not?

http://www.networktestinglabs.com/index_ARCserveBExec.html

To be honest, BEWS 2010 is looking like my perfect excuse for replacing ARCserve on our LAN backups in our data center.

Laters!

Swathi Turlapaty | 25 Jan 2010 | 19 comments

Good news! Backup Exec 2010 has launched today with the Trialware available for download from February 1, 2010. The new product encompasses great new features like Deduplication and Unified Archiving. To read the complete list of new features key benefits and to download the trailware, please visit  the Backup Exec website.

Have questions on how to upgrade?  Please refer to this document that walks you through the upgrade process.

Getting back to Connect, we have created some great information in regards to the new product launch. Here is a video that explains the product's...

Ashish Kesarkar | 15 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

Artical by Mr. Chris Mellor
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/17/lto7_and_8/

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According to published plans, the all-conquering LTO tape format has no future after LTO 6, which is expected in 2012. This is ridiculous and there must be a secret roadmap for LTOs 7 and 8.

The LTO tape format dominates the open systems tape business, is used increasingly by supercomputer customers and is making some inroads into the mainframe area via bridges such as those from Luminex or Fujitsu's CentricStore (ETERNUS CS) virtual tape library (VTL). Supercomputer users like Argonne and NASA Ames in the USA will have ten year roadmaps. They can generate 8PB or more of data a year and there is simply no alternative to tape for...

Swathi Turlapaty | 14 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here is the list of the top 20 Knowledge Base articles.The list is determined by various factors that prove the article's value to our customers. Therefore, please make it a point to check this list first to see if your issue has already been addressed.  And FYI, this list would be updated on a quarterly basis.

Good luck!

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Article Title

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191736

The error message “Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start” is displayed when attempting to start any of the Backup Exec for Windows NT services

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274102

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Melite | 30 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Hi everyone,

Being new to the role of admin as well as Backup Exec 12.5 and finding both "interesting" (reads as challenging) I have decided to start this blog.

In it I'm going to track my path from Newbie status, through Lowbie status to hopefully becoming Elite.

So far learning about Backup Exec has been rather frustrating, there is very little information out there for an admin at my level. This is not a whinge-fest just an observation and I think Symantec would do well to encourage the next generation of admins.

That said, here are some details to fill you in. I have 2 identical servers, brand-spanking-new HP ML150 G6's each with 8 GIG's of RAM and 500GB drives. 1 is located at a live site, the other at a remote site. My mission is to backup the required info at the live site and restore it to the server at the remote site.

This just cant be that hard, I can do it with a USB key, so why not with...

DominikG | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
The available knowledge base article to move a Backup Exec server to another machine does not help you, if the new machine runs on a different OS, e.g. 64-bit operating system.
I noticed that many users do not know of a useful option in Backup Exec, named “copy server configurations”. With this free option and my following guide, you will be able to copy your existing Backup Exec server onto a new machine with different operating system.
 
If both servers are present, you could use the following steps to copy your data:
please note:
Go to "Tools" -> "Install options and license keys on this media server" and check if the free option to copy server configuration, named "copy server configurations", is installed on the media server. If not, please install it.
copy the data:
1. Bring both...
DominikG | 19 Nov 2009 | 2 comments

Many users of Backup Exec are annoyed by the recommendation to apply all hotfixes made to the server also to the remote agent. I think this is quite understandable, because in daily business it is in most cases simply not easy to do it because of other, higher priority topics.

With this short piece of text I would like to change your point of view.
Please consider the following facts:

1. Many problems of backups with BE result out of a mismatch of server and RAWS.
2. Hotfixes are hotfixes, because they fix important issues.
3. If you have to call tech support, they will definitely check the version of server and RAWS and in case they do not match advise you to update.
4. This is really important: If you are waiting too long, the number of updates that have to be applied increase that much that a push update will no longer be possible.

The last point is really important. My investigations showed that somewhere between 8 (result of tech...

GFK | 02 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Did anyone notice the rather impressive Backup Exec test report on SP2 that came out in May (the Service Pack came out in May and the Report in June) … to be precise. BE 12.5 SP2 went GA on 18th May via FileConnect. The whole point of SP2 was to improve speed and performance of Backup Exec. It also had a few new fixes and enhancements, but was mainly to provide enhanced performance for 12.5 and earlier versions.
Backup Performance Is Important

All backup jobs have some performance impact on the system that is being backed up. We have been living with such phrases as “The Shrinking Backup Window” for this very reason – and for years. Inevitably, for the period of time that a system is being backed up, the hard drive is busy reading files in order to carry out the backup. You usually have to run this type of process when it is less likely to impact the...