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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 question about...

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.

Dean Bliss | 26 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

NBU 7.5 Beta 2 is now available. You can register at this link:

If you choose to participate in the beta you can also post ideas, recommendations, issues, and comments on the Beta Connect group located here:

Dean Bliss | 20 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Thanks again for attenteding the latest user group meeting. And a BIG thank you to Geico for hosting this event.

As a follow up several of you had plenty of questions around the NetBackup Appliances. Below are links to more resources about our appliance story and the different models/sizes we offer.

Product page:

5000 series data sheet:

5200 series data sheet:

AlanTLR | 29 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

I love using NetBackup OpsCenter.  Using its reports in conjunction with the Administrator Console can greatly help reduce triage time, and help provide reports that your manager and/or director can understand, when speaking to them in terms of cost savings, backup windows, storage availability, and data growth.  OpsCenter helps to take the data from Netbackup and put it into a nice visual form.

What it doesn't do on its own, though, is create a tape drive usage report in a format that I want (though, if I had the Analytics license, I could probably program this).  So, I created a not-so-simple perl program to create my intended usage table.

My intended table is supposed to look like this:

time Drive 1 Drive 2 Drive 3 Drive 4
00:00 client1 client2    
01:00 client1 ...
SeanRegan | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Lauren Whitehouse at ESG had an interesting blog post a couple of weeks ago about the battle between two vendors in the virtual backup space and their childish twittering about who ruled more. It got me thinking about the mad rush by all vendors to capitalize on the virtualization movement. Somehow in the race to rule VMworld someone forgot to inform the real world that there can't be 4 #1 vendors in the same space. Unpossible! 

So Lauren, thank you for bringing a reasoned voice to the conversation. It is Twitter wars like the one that triggered your blog that have created a need for organizations to investigate social media archiving, something we added to the new release of Enterprise Vault 10 and covered in a recent survey. Putting all of...

Dean Bliss | 18 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

The 5220 appliance has officially shipped.

5220 Highlights

  • Suitable for environments of any size–starting at 4TB and expandable up to 36TB of useable disk, it is ideal for remote offices, regional offices, and enterprise data centers
  • Multiple functional roles–NetBackup 5220 can be deployed as master server, media server or both for a NetBackup environment
  • Reduction in storage–Decrease storage 10-50x and up to 99% reduction in bandwidth consumption
  • Flexible deduplication options–Deduplication at source or appliance, inline or post-process
  • Up to 32 TB of deduplication capacity per appliance–protect several hundred terabytes of data

For more information click here:

5220 Appliance Datasheet:


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 cause. Lawyers...
Dean Bliss | 21 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

Looking to upgrade NetBackup? There are several portal sites to help.

Upgrade Portal on Support:

Upgrade checklist can be found here:

Don't forget to get the latest release of the software from Fileconnect:

Additional patches or hotfixes (EEB) can be found here:

SeanRegan | 13 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

We have seen some bombastic marketing over the last several months in the data protection space.  One vendor stuffed 26 women in a Mini Cooper, and Veeam called platform proliferation “the next big thing” when they announced intentions to deliver Hyper-V support in December of 2011 – despite it being available for the past three years from Symantec. Let’s cut through noise and look at some of the underlying facts.

Innovative, Established and Proven

•                Over 15,000 companies already leverage Symantec’s Backup Exec for Hyper-V support. What Veeam has announced has been in the market for 3 years with Symantec Backup Exec. 

•                Backup Exec protects over 75,000 virtual...