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pkh | 18 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

Q. Why did BE use tape from a media set which is not targeted by the job?

A. When BE needs a tape to write to, it will first search for it in the following media set in the sequence listed below

1) the targeted media set

2) the scratch media set

3) any other media set

This is by design and is to ensure that the job completes successfully.

This problem will not occur if the Overwrite Protection Period (OPP) of the targeted media set is set correctly.  The most common mistake is not to cater for the time the job needs to complete.  The OPP starts from the end of the job, not the beginning.  Suppose the OPP is set to 1 day.  If your daily job is set to start at 10 p.m. and it takes an hour to complete, then the tape will be write protected until 11 p.m. the next day.  When the job runs again tomorrow at 10 p.m. the tape is still write-protected.  If the OPP is set to, say, 22 hours, then...

pkh | 17 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

If you are using the modified time method to do your incremental backups, do take note that the scans done by some anti-virus software can cause your incremental backups to become full backups.  When the anti-virus scans a file, the Last Access Date is changed to the time of the scan.  The anti-virus software may modify this date to what it was before the scan and triggering the modified time in the USN to change.  This results in the file being backed up during the next incremental backup even though it has not been modified.

Read the document below for a way to solve this problem if you are using Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102698&locale=en_US

If you encounter this problem and is using other anti-virus products, you should contact the vendor to see whether...

Dev T | 08 May 2010 | 2 comments

The simplest way to understand the granular restore functionality is to go through a simple step-by-step description of the way this works in each case. The primary differences to take note of are the differences between the backup-to-disk method and the backup-to-tape method.

Backup to Disk of an Exchange Information Store database with GRT enabled goes through the following steps:

1. GRT backup requests backup data from Exchange server
2. BE Media Server Creates IMG folders in B2d location
3. Data is sent from Exchange server to BE Media Server (unless local)
4. Media Server also requests current ESE.dll version from Exchange Server and writes this to the IMG folder
5. Finally, a test is run against the database using the VFF (virtual file filter EDBProv.dll)
6. The VFF uses ESE.dll to read the Exchange database to make sure it is consistent and that we can recover data from it
7. Backup reports...

pkh | 07 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attached is a whitepaper on how hardware encryption is done for LTO4 tapes.  Hardware encryption is part of the specs for LTO4 tapes.  Thus it is not available for LTO3 tapes although LTO4 tape drives can write to LTO3 tapes.

The part that I find particularly interesting is how an encrypted LTO4 is protected against low level copying.
 

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

Rank

Article ID

Article Title

1

191594

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

2

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!

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!

Rank

Article ID

Article Title

1

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

2

274102

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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...