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Zahid.Haseeb | 04 Jul 2011 | 0 comments
Netbackup Server = 7.1
OS = Win2008 SP2
I am not able to duplicate the backup images to a particular Media Cartridge but able to duplicate the backup images to other Media Cartridge's. The Media ID on which I am getting failed to duplicate the backup images has the below Activity Monitor result and also the result of suspend and expire fails
Note: The Media ID which is failed to suspend/expired is not in use  OR not in the Tape Drive
Activity Monitor
7/4/2011 5:31:25 PM - begin Duplicate
7/4/2011 5:31:26 PM - requesting resource veritas-server-hcart-robot-tld-0
7/4/2011 5:31:26 PM - requesting resource 2007L4
7/4/2011 5:31:26 PM - reserving resource 2007L4
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...
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...

Zahid.Haseeb | 13 Jun 2011 | 0 comments



Netbackup Server = 7.1

Netbackup Client = 7.1


OS of Exchange and Veritas Netbackup Server = win2008 R2

Exchange Server = 2010 (two node HA. "half mailboxes running on each node")

Exchange 2010 HA Details

Exchange Server Node1 has a database (DB1) of let suppose 50Mailboxes.

Exchange Server Node2 has a database (DB2) of let suppose 50 other Mailboxes.

Exchange Server node1 replicating its database to Exchange Server node2 (replicating not on/over node2 DB)

Exchange Server node2 replicating its database to Exchange Server node1 (replicating not on/over node1 DB)

See the below SNAP for reference of the Exchange2010 HA scenario in which both databases backup we will take via NetBackup Server. 


pkh | 04 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

If you are using barcode labels and a HP tape library, you might be interested in the attached document from HP.   In particular, on page 11, there is a table which specify which suffix denotes which kind of tape.

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 May 2011 | 1 comment




OS = WIN2008





Before upgrading the Veritas Netbackup Server from 6.5.5 to 7.1 the information Store backup was running successful. After upgrading the Veritas Netbackup Server I was facing the below error when I triggered the Exchange2003 Backup of Information Store. See the below Activity Monitor for reference: 



Activity Monitor


4/17/2011 9:51:02 AM - Info nbjm(pid=2740) starting backup job (jobid=65) for client EXCHANGE, policy Exchange, schedule Full 

4/17/2011 9:51:02 AM - Info nbjm(pid=2740) requesting STANDARD_RESOURCE resources from RB for backup job (jobid=65, request id:{3E79A845-9610-4067-8F77-5BC5DD0539A5}) 

4/17/2011 9:51:02 AM - requesting resource VERITAS-SERVER-hcart-robot-tld-0

4/17/2011 9:51:02 AM...

Peter_E | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec Vision here in Las Vegas is a fitting place for the announcement of V-Ray, our ability to provide unique insight into virtual environments for both storage and security.  Virtualization, like Vegas, is both new and old.  The old side of virtualization, as an attendee at Vegas reminded me, dates back to the mainframe days. I remember those days. And the new side, links to our world of open-systems.  Similarly, Vegas surprises you in its ability to take old material and create something new. So how does Symantec V-Ray bridge old and new together? In a word, it’s about enabling greater visibility into virtual environments so that customers can not only move virtualize more quickly, but maximize their new environments.

With a legacy of intellectual property around file systems, security, and storage, Symantec is uniquely positioned to help customers not only bridge the gap between old and new, between physical and virtual, but enable them to more...

Zahid.Haseeb | 08 Apr 2011 | 4 comments


Today we will discuss how to generate an email for status if our Tape Drive may down. We may have seen that we can get the status via email regarding our Backups of Veritas Netbackup but what if our Tape Drive may down. 

Through getting the status email for our Tape Drive we can save our down time. So today we will see how can we decrease the down time of Backups as much as we can. 


Netbackup Server 7.1

OS of Netbackup Server = Win2008


There may be many ways of doing this but through the below step by step procedure we will configure the Event Viewer so that we can get the Email regarding the Tape Drive errors which are being printed in it(Event Viewer)


1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View) and click on the Administrative Tools icon and click on Event Viewer.

2. Click on Attach Task To This Event as shown in the below...

Zahid.Haseeb | 01 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

It’s really motivating to listen to that people being aware the importance of Backup their Data and started celebrating the World Backup Day. It will be very excellent if there may be an article/blog or Video present for public on this day from Veritas/Symantec which will amplify the awareness and significance of backup.

On the World Backup Day vendors of backup product also offer the discount on its products or bundle offers etc which may encourage the public too.

My suggestion for this day is to grow the awareness and importance of Backup and specially the Strategy of Backups. The online seminars could be one more interesting way of boost the value of Backup.     

I think start celebrating the World Backup Day is a superior step towards flourishing the use of Backup products in the public which help the companies and home user to safe himself while disaster situation.