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inn_kam | 25 Mar 2013 | 4 comments

Hi

i am working as Systems Engineer in one of the Vendor Side Company , and give support for Symantec Netbackup + Desktop Laptop + Ops Center for lots of Customer .and if got any complicated issue , we took help from Symantec  with excellent support.

In this blog i would like to contribute my Experience for trouble shooting various cases at customer side with the help of Symantec

And it wil help lots of people who are new in using Symantec Netbackup.

 

Kyle Drake | 18 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

In today’s data-center protection world, nothing is more confusing or nebulous than phrases that mention “complete backup solution”.  A complete backup solution could be defined as any product that just gets your data off to tape or disk, period. Nobody ever said “restore” (sorry TSM), let alone other necessary functionalities.   But as we know, there are plenty of other aspects and features that define a comprehensive data protection solution, so how do we determine which vendors have the best strategy to provide the customer a proven product that differentiates themselves from the others?

There are two schools of thought here:

  1. Some believe in a unified and home-grown platform that encompasses all functionalities such as backup and recovery, archive, replication, Storage Resource Management and search.  The strategy here is that a...
AlanTLR | 19 Jun 2012 | 2 comments
These are the notes and attachments for the Phoenix Backup & Archiving User Group Meeting, which was held at the Tempe Mission Palms on June 14, 2012.
 
Notes:
  The position of Administration Director is still open.
  Vision on Demand can be found at https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/visionondemand
  Next User Group Meetings: September 13 and December 6
 
Presentations:
OpsCenter Alerting and Reporting (SNMP) - Alan Landucci-Ruiz

Attached is the powerpoint for my presentation on setting up [SNMP] alerts within OpsCenter and VOM.  This covers most of setting up OpsCenter alerts (7.1), some SNMP example setups, and Veritas OpsManager alerting.  It also covers some differences between how Command Central alerts, VOM, and...

AlanTLR | 18 May 2012 | 0 comments

Recently, I replied to a question regarding OpsCenter reporting.  I find OpsCenter rather intuitive and easy to use, but I've dealt with a lot of similar stuff for several years, so I can understand how someone new to it might need a short guide/tour.  I'm going to post a simple 'how-to' in creating simple alerting similar to output of the Activity Monitor (or bpdbjobs).

Within OpsCenter, the Report Template I get the most out of is the "Tabular Backup Report."  This report gives me a lot of fields and a lot of fields to filter by.  To get to this report, you can click on:

Reports (Tab) -> Report Templates -> Backup -> Job Browser -> Tabular Backup Report.

The Tabular Backup Report gives the following columns: Client Name, Job Duration (sec), Job End Time, Expiration Time, Job File Count, Throughput (in KB/s), Job Primary ID, Job Secondary ID, Schedule/Level Type, Master Server, Media Server, Policy Name...

AlanTLR | 09 May 2012 | 0 comments

Problem:

One of the challenges of administrators is gathering statistics and notifications.  Symantec provides a lot of great resources to help manage events and notifications.  I'm able to set up traps from my OpsCenter server to go to my Veritas Operations Manager, where I can create custom notifications for certain events.  In Command Central, I can also create notifications.  Additionally, I can also create notifications for the same system services that are tied in with Command Central within VOM.  Within VOM, I can create notifcations and send notices to other Symantec systems to handle those.  It seems, though, that VOM is my centralized server for handling events.

But I don't just have my Symantec services; I also have an F5 Big-IP load balancer, Solaris systems with ASR and consoles that complain about hardware.  With all these events, there has to be a way to handle notifications so that I don't have to log...

AlanTLR | 30 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

If you're like me, you're in a company that's understaffed and overworked.

If you're like me, you don't like to do more than 3 steps to do something that you have to do repeatedly.

If you're like me, you have a large group of tapes that have been ejected from your library and fallen down the wayside.

If you're like me, you prefer to have a browser way of doing things, but still want to do it from the command-line.

If you're like me, you've tried a "lost media" report and found tapes that were in ScratchPool, but not on that list.

Well, your'e probably not as bad as I am when it comes to changing tapes; I really hate doing them, but it's a necessary evil if you're using tapes.  What I end up with is several containers of tapes that were vaulted and not put into proper containers.  I can easily go through them and look up each tape to see if it's expired, or I can generate a...

Chronos | 24 Feb 2012 | 3 comments

For all of you out there frustrated with the lengthy documentation and the numerous issues that can pop up when installing the fancy-shmanzy OpsCenter, fear no more my children! Help is here...

First of all, I wholeheartedly recommend installing at least 7.1 and it's associated patch. Here's where you can download it all:

https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=91443

What you need to know:

1. if you have a master server that runs 6.5.x you will definitely need to configure an Agent, for data collection. If your master is running NetBackup 7.x you should be fine without any Agent configuration.

2. you will need a Windows host where OpsCenter will be installed (preferably NOT the master, if the master is running on Windows). This host needs to be a client of the master, so it needs to be able to communicate beyond firewalls with the master. I'll explain this a bit...

Dean Bliss | 10 Jan 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec is on the verge of launching two of the biggest product releases for Backups.

The goal: To make backups faster and easier than ever before.

Learn more here: http://www.betterbackupforall.com

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...

Dean Bliss | 16 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

IDC approached Symantec, unsolicited, for a briefing on V-Ray. They were looking to create an Insight Report for their customers as they had so many inquiries around V-Ray. You’ll find this to be a very comprehensive and technical write up that shows NetBackup’s leadership in virtual machine protection with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.

http://idcdocserv.com/230790