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Mahesh_SSR_PM | 04 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Hello all

I am making a blog post after a long time but now onwards I will be regular!

We keep getting queries on best practices/ways to protect Hyper-V VMs with SSR, so here is some useful information.

Two different Methods/strategies could be employed to protect virtual machines on Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled environment:

 

Method 1: Host level backup

[Please note that for the backups to be crash consistent snapshot integration services should be installed in the guest machine.]

  1. Install Symantec System Recovery on the Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled
  2. Take host backup. During backup please select OS volume and all related drives for backup. If OS volume and related drives are not backed up then user will not be able to restore.

As shown in screenshot below, all drives will be listed as related drives when Hyper-V role is enabled.

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SeanRegan | 09 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

 

Why Roseville?

We started the NetBackup and Backup Exec launch sequence this week with the release of the Countdown to Better Backup Calendar. This was modeled after the idea of an Advent Calendar. Every few days we will open a new window to reveal a new feature of the launch calendar leading up to the product launch. As part of the launch effort each square on the calendar will open in a different city worldwide. This helps us reach our customers and partners in cities around the world and it gives us a chance to bring together all the people who have worked on the release.

Often in marketing it is hard to deliver technical information to the end customers. Everyone is busy, and there is so much noise online it is hard for product announcements to reach customers. One just needs to post a question on LinkedIn asking...

SeanRegan | 21 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

I noticed an interesting tweet today from Rachel Dines @Forester. It quoted Carl Meadows @SungardAS. 

 

"Common misconception: cloud solves our sys admin problems. Wrong! Cloud requires more skilled sys admins." 

I have been thinking about this a lot lately as I drive down 101 to Mountain View from SF.  Each day someone gets in a fender bender and traffic continues around them. Sure, life is disrupted but it's par for the course. Sometimes car accidents happen. As I drive south I also pass under SFO. Each day 100s of planes take off. The expectation is that these planes will almost never have an accident. They are piloted by highly trained pilot while the car on 101 is piloted by someone like you and me. 

Cars are like servers.  Planes are like Clouds. 

  • When a plane crashes the media shows up at the scene, the bloggers speculate. Investigators start to look for the...
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.

Regards...

James McKey | 03 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

A First Availability program for the new version of Backup Exec System Recovery (Symantec System Recovery 2011) has just started and you are welcome to sign up and participate provided you have current product maintenance through the end of June 2011 or you are entitled to the latest version by way of a partnership with Symantec (reseller, ISV, IHV, VAR, etc.).

By signing up you will be able to obtain and run the production-ready general availability (GA) version of Symantec System Recovery 2011 before it is posted publicly on our external site. See the KB article below for more detail:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO42455

Madstars19 | 09 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

V2iSR.exe Application Error -Could not load Ghost 14.0

 

I was getting the v2iSR.exe error when trying to load my backup.  The error was preventing me from loading my backup image.  Out of frustration, I googled this and I found no solution.  After some tinkering, I noticed my DATE/TIME was wrong, most likely due to some malware.  The fix was simple.

 

Make sure your DATE/TIME is set to the correct date in your BIOS.  This was my fix and I hope it helps somebody out.  I can't tell you how frustrated I was at the thought of reformatting and reloading my drive.

Dev T | 15 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

To understand the Types/Methods of Backup we must dive into the attributes of a file.

There are 4 basic attributes of a file which are known as DOS attributes:

READ, HIDDEN, SYSTEM and ARCHIVE

Whenever we think of Backups we must only think of the ARCHIVE attribute. 

Thumb Rule: Whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is ON (1) the file is ready for backup and whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is OFF (0) the file has been backed up.

There are 5 types of backups:

1.    Normal/Full Backup: This backup method will backup the entire selection list irrespective of the ARCHIVE BIT, but after the backup is over it will RESET the ARCHIVE bit to 0 (Change it to 0 : Meaning the file(s) has been backed up)

2.    Incremental Backup: This backup method will only backup those files on which the ARCHIVE...

Marky09 | 10 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

If you do not have any Licensing portal account, follow the quick steps below:

  1. CREATE ACCOUNT
    1. Navigate to https://licensing.symantec.com
    2. Click Create Account
    3. Enter the required details
    4. Click Create Account
    5. Accept the Symantec User agreement
    6. You will receive a confirmation page for the creation of your License Portal account
    7. Click on the Licensing Portal Home Page” button at the bottom of the screen
  2. REGISTER LICENSE
    1. Click on New Purchase
    2. Enter the following serial number: xxxxx
    3. Click Submit
    4. If you have more serial numbers for the same product, please enter them in the "Add another license for this product" field and click "add"
    5. Click Next
    6. In the following page, please verify and enter information related to your license registration
    7. Click "...
James McKey | 24 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

It’s YABO time! No, that’s not a Fred Flintstone reference; it’s Yet Another Beta Opportunity (YABO). OK, so that’s not really a sanctioned Symantec Acronym but I’m using it from now on anyways.

Speaking of Acronyms, what I run is really more of a UAT (User Acceptance Testing) program cycle. It starts with Beta, moves into a Release Candidate (RC) cycle, and finishes with the First Availability (FA) phase. But enough about boring naming logistics, let's get to the core of what we are talking about for this BESR UAT program.

Some of the highlights of what’s new/updated:

  • New OS/Database platform support including SharePoint 2010
  • Significant improvements to the SRD (Symantec Recovery Disk) custom wizard
  • Updated Linux platform support
  • Multiple improvements to the Management Solution (MS) including Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) support
  • Status marker on the tray icon will be moved to...
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...