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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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GFK | 12 Jun 2009 | 6 comments

Protecting the VMware environment has its own unique set of data protection challenges. There are basically three ways to protect VMware: the guest OS method, the console backup method and the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) method. The guest OS method treats each virtual machine as a standalone server and backups take place as usual as if the virtual is physical server. The second practice is the console backup practice, in which virtualisation administrators back up the VMware ESX Server with no regard of the underlying virtual machines in the ESX environment. (There is a “free” product, ESXi, but it has no console, and requires add-ons to manage.)

VCB Backup requires VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and initially SAN attached disk (iSCSI or Fibre Chanel) but now supports VMFS with local, JBOD, iSCSI and Fibre-Channel-attached disk, network file system (NFS) and virtual compatibility mode raw device mapping (RDM). The only mode not currently supported is physical...

GFK | 10 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

I saw an analyst report the other day that predicts that in spite of the economic downturn companies, large and small will be spending the same, or even increased, amounts on backup and recovery in fiscal year 2010.


To make matters more “huh-like”, this study found that the adoption of disk based technologies is accelerating. Actually, when you think about it this makes sense - disk based backup improves recovery capabilities, backs up virtual environments more effectively and eliminates or reduces the physical requirement (and security hazard) for tape transport.

Actually, it’s making more sense the more you think about it. Older backup solutions or older hardware is less effective, more administratively heavy, time consuming, costing money and effort; new hardware technology on the other hand is more efficient and with new software there is more opportunity to automate more. The automation of IT processes can improve overall IT...

Chris_L | 09 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

 I just wanted to share with you what I have found useful for upgrading your old version of BE for Windows Servers. There are a couple of steps that must be performed before doing any upgrades in order to have sufficient backup of your current BE server. Before beginning the upgrade, you need to backup your C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data; C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs folders (if you are using external SQL database make sure you have your BEDB backed up) but before that make sure you have stopped your BE and embedded DB service (Backup Exec Server and BEDB service), so if something goes wrong with the upgrade you'll have your Catalogs and DB with you. The following is step by step upgrade from older than 11d version ov BE (only 11d can be upgraded to 12.5) that you need to perform one by one.

Download link for the Backup Exec 11d:

GFK | 05 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Today organisations of all sizes are faced with managing their disk backup storage growth and improving the speed and ease of recovery of application data, all of which has led to increased complexity for IT administrators. Unfortunately, data protection solutions of old are failing to keep pace with this overwhelming data growth and complexity whereas new data protection solutions are trying to centralise on a single code base and common platform to deliver next generation data protection. The fact is: it just doesn’t work like that.

Next generation data protection solutions need to be complete, powered by disk, and centred on recovery - regardless of size. All organisations are required to protect data in the most efficient way to maximise time and resources - irrespective of size or location. But not only this, they are required to ensure service level requirements are consistently met and at the same time squeezed to improve backup windows and recovery time - all...

Katie Beck | 01 Jun 2009 | 0 comments recently announced the winners of its Reader’s Choice Awards and Symantec Backup Exec came out on top in the Backup and Recovery category.  Backup Exec for Windows Servers was the clear winner with 38% of the votes. This is the second consecutive year where readers voted for Backup Exec as the best solution for protecting their data.

GFK | 29 May 2009 | 0 comments

Nowadays, probably not so much. There was a time where a day or two of outage didn’t make a huge difference to businesses - unfortunately that was over 20 years ago. We now live in a “NOW” world where every second counts. Somehow, no matter what your size, you have to consider how to ensure that business-critical data is always protected and always available. How do you improve your Recovery Point Objective? Enter stage left: Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server.

Continuous Protection Server (CPS) combines Backup Exec data protection with replication technology and disk-based data protection to provide continuous fast and reliable data backup and retrieval. It does what is says on the tin: offering continuous data protection; giving you the ability to restore data at a granular level from points in time throughout the day. At the same time you can perform simultaneous backups of multiple servers; fully integrated with Symantec Backup Exec for...

GFK | 28 May 2009 | 0 comments

“Makes you think!”

I’ve heard some pretty horrendous numbers relating to data growth including: data is growing at upwards of 100% year on year - at the current rate we will create upwards of 600 Exabytes this year. That equates to a pile of books from outside your window to the sun and back -6 times. Alternatively, if that blows your mind, if a byte is a grain of sand the number of bytes we will create, re-create, mirror, copy, replicate or duplicate in some form this year will exceed the number of grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

“Makes you think Part II - The Wrath of Data”

Even more worrying most of us are unaware where all this stuff is. Unstructured and semi-structured data is all over the place: on iPods, external hard drives, laptops, USB keys - you name it, we store it! Let’s call structured data anything that sits within an application or database and anything unstructured anything else - Semi-...

rookie11 | 26 May 2009 | 1 comment

Hi all

Hav recently prepared some technical paper though it was a simple one but full of screen grabs ......its NBU client installation procedure.
just wanna know from expert community members and symantec admin from their past experiences whether it will be accepted or not.