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Digital_Kru | 27 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

It’s one of the highlights of the year, and this year not only didn’t disappoint, it was the best one yet. While the conference is officially ending tomorrow, the majority of the action has taken place, and the closing party is tonight as well. Did I mention The Black Keys are playing (woohoo!), a great band I look forward to seeing live.

This year VMware set up a ‘pub crawl’ style reception for the vendor floor last night. I can say from experience (mostly good, but occasionally bad) that a conference host that looks for creative ways to continue to get the attendees in front of the sponsors is very much appreciated. Kudos to the entire VMWorld team for a great event! This week has continually, and at times overwhelmingly, had great booth traffic. I love the conversations and interaction with attendees that ask questions about how they can do more with virtual. We’ve solved problems together, built strategies together, and we’ll see success together from this.

Here...

Digital_Kru | 25 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

“And… here, we, go.” – (Heath Ledger’s immortal performance as Joker)

The opening reception was actually as expected, it was bigger than ever; at least it seemed that way, looking more like GITEX than ever before. With the announced attendance of 22,000 people it would have to be bigger. The floor was packed with the usual suspects, up and comers going for bigger booths than before, and the usual plethora of new entries to the field. Where 5 or 6 years ago, there were a hundred or so smaller startups, now it looks like a VC swap meet, with vendors touting their niche solution, with seemingly half of them looking to get bought up by one of the bigger fish.

Cloud.

That’s it. If you were missing the cloud shift, it’s been seismic (no pun intended with Sunday’s earthquake). The evolution of how data is managed has either come full circle (if you’ve been around for 15 or so years in this field) or bridged the gap to what is the consumerization of IT and acceptance...

Digital_Kru | 24 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

As I sit on the current alternative of the ‘nerd bird’ (as we used to affectionately call the American AUS-SJC direct) I’m on the DFW-SFO, catching up and geeking out with old colleagues, analysts I’ve worked with and listening to the grumpy lady in front of me who keeps calling the flight attendant over to complain about a luggage policy – I’m reminded of how much things have changed since I was an attendee at my first VMWorld in 2007. Back in my product management days I was an eager attendee for sessions and labs – thoroughly enjoying all 3 hours of my 2 hour VCB scripting lab. VCB scripting is a long gone requirement, and equally far down the list of my favorite experiences at VMWorld.

This week I’ll be posting updates about key topics, trends, and new emerging technologies and strategies for IT. What’s changed so much about VMWorld is the virtualization itself – I feel an almost parental pride in seeing how virtualization is (in the immortal words of Vince Vaughn, as...

Michael G Andersen | 13 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

When troubleshooting database backups, it is important to remember that a database backup is in principle an user initiated backup,
so the backup is actually started from the client by the script/database backup api.

The database backup is more sensitive to name resolution than file backup, partly because of the above

Places to look for information/things to do:

The activity monitor, probably where you would see the error first.

The bphdb log folder which gives the script exit status, environment information and other things there can help figure out what the issue is.

The dbclient log folder with 777 permission which gives detailed information about the backup done by the database api e.g. rman

The database api's log e.g. rman messagelog

The database's log e.g the alert log for Oracle

The OS system logs, but often this a copy of the messages from the database's logs

If none of this gives an...

Walker_Yang | 04 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

For some people, it might be a little bit hard to find the documents and patches for NetBackup easily and efficiently. Here provide a simple way to find them, just remember Symantec official web site and simple navigation link, that's all you need to do.

1. Visit Symantec offical web site: www.symantec.com, scroll down and click "Supported Products A-Z".

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2. In the supported product list, choose the product you want. Scroll down and click "NetBackup Enterprise Server"

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3. Now we've entered into NetBackup Enterprise Server Technical Support web. Here we can find the documents and files, as follows:

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4. Click "Documentation", you'll navigate...

Morten Seeberg | 25 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

FYI - I chased this down via a support case, because I was concerned that this information was so difficult to find and I believe this kind of information should have been more easily available to us(?)

The below issue is referenced in:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH218263

Short summary;: There is risk of corruption in SyBase (EMM and OpsCenter although note only mentions OpsCenter) on RHEL. Issue is between SyBase and RHEL Transparent HugePage features. It is not currently known to support whether issue is fixed in RHEL 6.4/6.5, but no matter what, it requires a fix in SyBase as well, which MAY be included in 7.6.0.3.

Until then, here is the workaround to disable THP in RHEL:

RHEL 6.x: /etc/sysctl.conf #Disable Transparent Huge Pages - Symantec TECH218263 transparent_hugepage = never...

John Meaders | 09 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Earlier this year I was engaged to install NetBackup on a Solaris server which previously used a competing backup product.  This server only backs itself up and is attached to a single drive tape autoloader.  I initially thought I would use a single NetBackup policy to back this server up but it quickly became apparent this wouldn’t work as one filesystem took forever to back up - which would push the backup way beyond the desired 8 hour backup window.

This filesystem contained millions of small files.  At this point, you are probably thinking - simple - just use FlashBackup.  Unfortunately, the customer was only licensed for the Standard client and this project was already an out-of-budget expenditure, so further expenditures would be very difficult.  The other items on this server that needed to be backed up were Oracle dump files, along with the OS directories.

I performed some research and after viewing a couple threads here on Symantec...

Glen Simon | 05 May 2014 | 0 comments

Greetings NetBackup professionals! The NetBackup product team is actively planning for our biggest Vision conference ever. In addition to participating in over 100 training sessions and hand-on labs, conference attendees will be able to hear the latest on the future direction of NetBackup, connect with the thought leaders and subject matter experts who drive our data protection technologies, and network with their peers to learn how they are using NetBackup to protect their information.

We’d like your help to make sure the educational experience is exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve put together a quick survey of possible NetBackup topics we may cover at the conference. Please share your opinions with us and let us know which of these topics interests you:

Click here to fill out our Vision NetBackup topic survey

Symantec Vision 2014 Conference Details:

Where:...

NBU Channels Guy | 07 Apr 2014 | 3 comments

Do you know about the NetBackup Analyzer tool?    Have you used it?    Do you use it yearly?  

All questions that every NetBackup customer should be asking themselves.  The following story came to me recently from one of our Account Executives, Derek Hunter.  It reinforces the value of information and the use of a simple tool to improve the operation of an ever changing backup landscape.  

Recently, Derek received a call from a frustrated NetBackup customer that was not able to make their backup windows. Following a short conversation, the customer agreed to run the NetBackup Analyzer to give us potential clues on their issue and to get a basic overview of their environment. 
 
The NBU Analyzer took the customer ten minutes to run (a simple script) on their end and within 24 hours they received a call from Derek with results, a report and a suggestion to fix their concern.  By...

ramcm | 02 Apr 2014 | 2 comments

Registrations for Symantec DLO 7.6 Beta program is now open. Click here to register...

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=86FFCE8379A949318C954A79957EF283