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grlazy | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Well , here is my deduplication story with NBU 7…..

Be gentle, not good at compositions but had to Blog it (not used  to it either) just in case anyone has the same issues.

These are personal experiences and may not work for you.May give you ideas though

The plan of the new setup was that one those two media srv’s  -the first- receives the data from 385 wan clients and then optimized dudeped them to the second “disaster” media server.Later on we will merge one old nbu 6.0 with the newer one

The files were mostly user files (docs , pst’s, some images and exports of SQLs)

The initial hardware consisted of  NBU 7.01 master server (ESX VM windows 2003 64Bit/2 cores/4GB mem/enough storage).

We had two media servers (must was ibm 3640 x64 , 8Gbyte ram ) with MSDP pools  on some 2TB volumes (sata disks, svc managed , most likely stripe across one or more array ) .The tape library was a partition...

Symantec Corp. | 24 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

The NetBackup (NBU) Engineering Team took a unique approach in its quest to listen to “the voice of the customer”: they invited them in-house. This case study explains how a technical forum held at a Symantec R&D center allows customers to become part of the decision making process.

Agility is the hallmark of a small business. Without layers of bureaucracy between the makers of a product and its customers, a small business can respond to customer needs quickly. The NetBackup (NBU) Engineering Team wanted to replicate that model and instill an excitement that drives an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the group. “NetBackup Founder Rick Huebsch introduced the idea in 2004,” said Bill Coleman, Director of Engineering for NetBackup (NBU). “As NBU grew over the years—we currently have 40,000 customers—he felt our engineers were becoming disconnected from the customers, so he developed the idea of a Customer Forum.”...

Kyle Drake | 11 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

So I just finished up VMworld in San Francisco week before last, and I was amazed at how many different products were out there to enhance customers’ virtual infrastructures, whether their data centers were on premise or “in the cloud”.  There were many monitoring and reporting products, partner companies looking to relieve the burden for customers to manage their virtual projects, and of course many products that provide backup and recovery capabilities for critical virtual machines.  I think there were 4 or 5 that claimed they were “#1 in VM backups”.   I haven’t seen so much confusion on who’s number 1 since college football introduced the BCS!

What was clear was that the companies touting “#1” were all point product solutions specifically for VM backup and recovery.  These solutions solely focus on the virtual machines themselves, with a little integration to VMware’s management...

Swathi Turlapaty | 22 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Why should I virtualize? That is the question on the top of mind for many IT organizations. There are a number of reasons to move to a virtual environment, from reduced costs to increased efficiencies. In this video watch IT leaders from enterprises across the globe discuss how solutions from Symantec and VMware allow them to seamlessly migrate and manage virtual environments.

Lauren Childress | 17 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Meet Symantec partner, V-Expert, and virtualization blogger, Greg Stuart.

Greg’s has worked in IT for almost a decade and is prominent blogger in the industry. He shares a wealth of information on the most up to date and interesting products, software, and hardware that deal with VMware and virtualization as a whole.

Greg has some exciting upcoming blog posts on how Symantec is deeply integrated with VMware. He’ll provide some interesting insights into Symantec’s upcoming vCloud Director integration. Stay tuned for posts on:

  • Cloud considerations for the SMB – key considerations that a SMB organization should consider when looking at cloud-based protection.
  • Cloud considerations for the enterprise data center – key considerations that an enterprise organization should consider when looking at cloud-based protection.
  • Real world experiences with vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Director.
  • ...
Lauren Childress | 10 Aug 2012 | 1 comment

This Tuesday, August 14th, we have an exciting webcast lined up: High Availability and Business Continuity for Applications in VMware vSphere Environments.

Join to hear two VMware vExperts – Symantec’s Mikko Nykyri and virtualization blogger Greg Stuart – discuss the benefits of leveraging VMware and Symantec together.

Learn more on how to ensure application availability, storage performance, data protection, and business continuity in a VMware environment.

If you are responsible for VMware administration and/or strategy, this webcast is for you. During the webcast, Mikko and Greg will host a question and answer session for all participants.

We hope you can make it. Space is limited so be sure to register here:


BTLOMS | 08 Aug 2012 | 6 comments


Linux/Windows servers , all VMs backed up with VMware snapshot API,  would not boot up after they were restored using the default restore options.


Changed the restore transport type to NBD and all the restores worked fine.

Symantec Corp. | 20 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

No matter what you are trying to improve—your tennis game, career or presentation skills—constant attention and focus on your goal is a necessity. The same is true when a business wants to improve its products. This case study explains how the Symantec NetBackup Team is continuously soliciting customer comments to help improve its software and the customer experience.

“Don’t judge people until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” This Native American proverb applies to every relationship in life: personal and business. These words of wisdom are key to an ethical life, and a guiding principle behind how Symantec implements changes to its products. “You have to constantly monitor your customers’ wants and needs,” said a Product Manager for NetBackup (NBU), “in order to keep your product relevant and robust. We constantly listen to what our customers are saying, and recently they asked us to speed up support...

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...
Finn Henningsen | 04 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

Hej NetBackup UserGroup medlemmer.

Der er blevet posted en ny Tech Alert som kunne være relevant for dem af jer som kører NetBackup 7.5. Se mere info her :


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