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| 09 Jul 2009 | 1 comment


VCB is Vmware consolidated backup a utility from which allows backup applications to take online snapshots of running Linux and Windows Guest virtual machines hosted on VMware ESX or ESXi servers. VCB then allows those snapshots to be moved to a separate system known as a “VCB Proxy Server” to be backed up “off-host” from the ESX host server by a backup application, such as Backup Exec 12.5, without impacting the ESX host server and all of its Guest virtual machines during a backup

AVVI agent doesnot include the VCB, you cannot use the AVVI agent without VCB as that is utility which will all the backup software to take the snapshot of the VM's

If u have a VM ware server that should not cost u . u can download it using the link


RahulG | 09 Jul 2009 | 7 comments

Would like to share the SQL command that helped in deleting the computer name from DLO console stuck in "Delete pending" state.

The Cause of this is most likely to be the change in HostName of a Workstation.

NOTE: Use BEUTILITY to DUMP "backup" the DLO database. Copy saved database X:\program files\Symantec\backup exec\data\BE_DLO.BAK to a safe location.

The delete machine script deletes by MachineID so the first thing we have to do is find out the Machine ID.

NOTE: Clean installs of Backup Exec 11 and 12 will use the BKUPEXEC instance for both the BE database and the DLO database. Upgrades from previous versions will have separate instances and the DLO instance maybe BKUPEXECDLO. Verify the instance name is correct before running the commands below.

From a CMD prompt type the following:

osql -E -S %COMPUTERNAME%\ bkupexec -d BE_DLO

1> select MSID from MachineSettings where MSName = 'ComputerName'


| 08 Jul 2009 | 1 comment


you can switch to install mode while lusers are on the server. However I would recommend that you disable log on for new users till you installed the stuff:

Please use the following command before you start with the remote agent installation.

change logon /disable
change user /install

Install software

change user /execute
change logon /enable

Please let me know if you have any other resolutions for the same.

RahulG | 07 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

This is by design and not a problem. Hardware compression and Hardware Encryption can be used for NDMP backups of Filers if the tape device supports the same.

If you perform an NDMP backup of Filer with Software Compression the job would complete successfully however the job lob won’t report any software compression ratio. This is due to the fact that the compression was not performed.

If you perform an NDMP backup of Filer with Software Encryption the job would fail with following error:

Final error: 0xe0000f1f - Software encryption is not supported for one or more of the selected resources. Check the job log for more information.

V-79-57344-3871 - Software encryption is not supported for one or more of the selected resources. Check the job log for more information. Check the job log for more information.

Again this is normal since it is not supported.

RahulG | 07 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

SunOS is the core operating system comprising the kernel, utilities and basic libraries. Solaris is the broader environment comprising SunOS, OpenWindows and networking support. In other words, SunOS is a component of Solaris.
SunOS and Solaris relate to each other as follows:
For example, when one does a 'uname -a' or ‘uname –r’ this reports that the server has SunOS 5.6 installed which means that it actually got Solaris 2.6 installed which is a bit confusing and not as complete. If you're not into Solaris, it's easy to get confused by the fact that (for example) there's more than one version of Solaris 8, and it's also called Solaris 5.8 and even SunOS 5.8.
The following example shows the output for ‘uname’ command output:
#uname -r
We can also use more /etc/release to find out the Solaris version.
#cat /proc/version
In addition, we can also run the command ‘showrev’. There's a man page...

RahulG | 07 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Mailboxes for the user's deleted from the active directory do not show up in the restore selections when the data is backed up to a tape.

Details: This behavior is by design.

Explanation : When Running the GRT backup to tape , the exchange data is backed up in the native format ,along with the ese.dll and other supporting files,Later the MAPI is initialize on the exchange server by RAWS (Remote agent for Windows Server) to gather granular restore information .MAPI gathers the exchange data using Active directory and then writes to the catalog. As MAPI cannot retrieve the information about the deleted user from the Active directory the catalog information for the user is not written to the catalog. this is not a problem with restore selection from backup to disk folder due to the Dynamic way we can read the exchange DB using the VFF technology

Workaround : Duplicate the backup set from tape...

GFK | 03 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

I know I keep banging on about this but it really does bother me that we are not adequately protecting Active Directory (AD) as the primary directory service in Windows. Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint all depend on efficient backup and quick recovery of AD. So if you have any of these business applications you should be thinking about how you backup, and more to the point, restore AD. We all know that AD data has a bad habit of corruption which can have a disastrous affect across the Windows environment.

AD objects can get modified or deleted by mistake, faulty scripts accidentally overwrite key AD attributes. Since it is a replicated database an accidentally deleted user account can result in a lengthy process while someone struggles to recover the AD environment. Ultimately, we can end up at the mercy of AD. Anyone who has ever had to recover AD understands the frustration and time involved with what should be a basic recovery process – but isn’t....

Simpson Homer | 29 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

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GFK | 26 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

The bottom line is that IT administration is not as simple as it was a few years ago. In fact, keeping your business data for critical applications protected is pretty tricky. Backing up, that’s not the tricky bit, is it? Backing stuff up, on the face of it, is really easy. You can back up most data pretty easily with most backup technology, but it is the restoring it that is troubling.

The whole point of agents and options is to improve, extend and enhance the backing up and restoration of critical data. As I’ve said in a previous blog, backing up Active Directory is pretty easy – restoring it can be a nightmare if you are not using Backup Exec AD Agent. So BE has a number of pretty critical agents and options to help organisations to expand the effectiveness of their backup strategy and specifically deal with the idiosyncrasies of specific application backup nightmares.

The BE 12.5 Media Server and Agent of Windows Systems licenses include:...

rookie11 | 15 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

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