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Sat-Chit-ananda | 22 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Respected forum members,

This is my first ever thread. I have tried to make it as informative as possible.This blog is inspired by Curtis Preston's blog .http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/Tape-backup-best-practices-How-to-improve-tape-storage-performance but not copy/paste job.I have used only headings from that article.

Tape is not going to go away as much as I like to throw it out.So to get best out of Tape drives in Netbackup based environment with Disk staging,please have your Architect hat ON and procced furthur.

Understand the limits of your tape drive

 LTO-4 tape drive's maximum native (uncompressed) transfer rate is 120 MB/s. LTO-4 Drives we used had about 128MB of SRAM as cache. More data you are able to send to the drive cache more faster your drive is going to perform.

Below table gives you speed and capacity numbers for each LTO drive type and media.My goal was to achive 240MB/s in my environment...

Satkay Satish | 20 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Objective:

To have a daily backup success rate report for the current month through OpsCenter custom query

Limitations with available report templates:
 

 

The available report templates either have partial successful job accounted as failures or are listed separately, they can however be excluded but then its brings down the success rate. Reports to the management should be precise and must not include much technical detailed information.wink, Just present them with only success & failure.

Requirement:

 
  1. Include partial successful jobs into successful list
  2. Ability to add any other status code which occurs out of scope of backup team's job profile [ eg: Status 71,73 ] as successful jobs...
AlanTLR | 10 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

        If you're using NetBackup, I highly suggest using OpsCenter for your reporting and troubleshooting needs.  It's a great tool and is very rich in its features.  I've written a few SQL queries to find and process information I need in the backups, but I've found the SQL report to be somewhat buggy when there's more than one page of output.  That being said, there are always things that I want to do that OpsCenter won't do for me, and one of those happens to be finding out the Policy information for a given client, and correllating the data from actual backup times with the backup windows.  

        Confused already?  Let me explain.  I have clients that want to know information about their backup schedules.  They ask what the backup windows are when they mean to ask "When are the backups running so I can avoid doing [hard-disk-hitting work] during that time?"  ...

Stumpr2 | 14 Nov 2013 | 1 comment

Maybe it's symantecs but the VERITAS is this is not the OpenVision that was NetBackup in the day. If you are a person of Axxion then you may appreciate this announcement concerning the link below.
 

http://www.openvision.com/
 

 

Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 3 comments

Hi All,

I found this,

Its a easy and quick way to know about netbackup processes and commands.

http://www.datadisk.co.uk/html_docs/veritas/veritas_netbackup_cs.htm

Netbackup Cheat Sheet

Master Server Daemons/Processes

Request daemon bprd
Scheduler bpsched (started with bprd)
Netbackup database manager bpdbm (started with bpsched)
Job Monitor bpjobd (started with bpdbm)

Media Server Daemons/Processes

Communications daemon bpcd
Backup and restore manager bpbrm (started with bpcd)
Tape Manager bptm (started with bpbrm)...
Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All,

I got some netbackup tricks and commands.

http://solarisveritasinterview.blogspot.com/2009/04/veritas-netbackup-tricks-and-commands.html

 

veritas netbackup tricks and commands

Netbackup Tips and Tricks (Unix)

 

Glossary

Term Definition

CLI Command Line Interface

GUI Graphical User Interface

Media Server 

Master Server 

 

Starting and Stopping Netbackup

Stopping Netbackup

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/K77netbackup --> graceful shutdown 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpps -a --> check for any remaining processes 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/bp.kill_all ---> kills all remaining...

Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Oct 2013 | 0 comments
Consider the following scenario:
3-Oct-2013: Domain Admin created a new user called NBU_User inside HQ_Users organizational unit (OU). The distinguished name looked like this:
CN=NBU_User,OU=HQ_Users,DC=com,DC=testdomain
 
4-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin ran AD GRT backup.
 
5-Oct-2013: Domain Admin moved NBU_User from HQ_Users to HQ_Administrators OU.
 
6-Oct-2013: Domain Admin deleted NBU_User from Active Directory.
 
7-Oct-2013: Now he needed the user back.
 
7-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin performed AD GRT Restore. The user object did get created again, but without attributes. 
 
The restore itself failed:
MS-Windows policy restore...
SanjayPM | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

I wanted to share the latest updates on the new version of CatMan toolset. We have now re-architected the data transfer portion of the tools to make it more resilient and reliable. The version with this feature set is 2.5.4. The main changes are as follows:

  1. Bi-directional communications between the source and target: We now use two ports 9998 and 9999 to communicate between the source and target machines. With this bi-directional communications, both the source and target are in sync with each other and each side knows if there are any failures on the other side.
  2. Multiple Re-tries for data chunks: As you already know that we break the data up into multiple chunks of max 10 GB for each chunk. We have implemented multiple re-tries to make sure that if a chunk fails the first time due to network issues, it will re-send that chunk until it succeeds. If after several re-tries, the chunk fails to tranfer to the...
michelleb | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

 

Please see attached the presentations that I am allowed to share with from our recent meeting, apologies if the ones you needed are not there.

 

I will post a summary from the group in the next few days.

 

Michelle

Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Even after setting up the credentials properly on each and every front-end servers, app servers, SQL servers and NetBackup's host properties, it is possible that NetBackup still doesn't see the farm topology. This usually manifests in backups failing with status code 200 "scheduler found no backup to run".

If you encounter the above error message:

1. Log in to the primary front-end server (to identify which box, simply launch your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration console and take note of the hostname on the web address).

2. Launch NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore GUI with "Run as administrator".

3. Click "Select for Backup".

4. Let's see whether "Microsoft SharePoint Resources" is listed under All Folders.

If not, do the following:

* Follow http://www.symantec.com/business/...