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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:


Kate Lewis | 15 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a #VMrockstar with Symantec. Enter to win a pair of VIP tickets to Linkin Park on Tuesday 30th August at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in celebration of #VMworld. And that’s not all, the VIP tickets come with VIP treatment. This once in a lifetime VIP experience includes:

  • Two VIP tickets to Linkin Park on Tuesday 30th August at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
  • Premium seating – the best seats in the house (front row or front balcony seats)
  • Limousine transportation to and from The Venetian and Hard Rock Hotel
  • Food and drinks
  • Linkin Park souvenir gift

We’re looking for hints, tips, tricks and best practices on how to be successful with virtualization - whether that’s how to get the most out of virtualization, how to backup and restore a virtual environment or simply how to get the most out of VMworld 2011. Whatever your virtualization tip is, share...

captain jack sparrow | 20 Jul 2011 | 4 comments

Hi All

It would be helpful for those who are frustated with updating number of clients with exclusion and exceptions to exclusion in Netbackup (7.x Onwards).

Here i would demonstrate how you can achive this by making use of Hidden Option of Global Exclude / Exception Lists.

Open Netbackup Administratration Console

Browse Hosts Properties  - Clients

Select all the clients where Exclusion and Exceptions to Exclude lists needs to apply.

Right click on selection and select Properties.

Navigate to Windows Client - Exclude Lists

Now on under Exclude Lists

Click on Add

Specify the Policy(ies), Schedules and the path (File / Folder /Drive) to be excluded

Now after you added the exclusion it should be highlighted with Golden Color.

(it should not be Greyed out, If so...

Zahid.Haseeb | 17 Jul 2011 | 2 comments


Veritas Netbackup Server and Client Version = 7.1

OS of Veritas Netbackup Server = win2008

Product = SQL Server 2008 R2

OS of Client = win2008

Its two Node Cluster of SFHA Version 5.1 SP2


Restore Child job failed Status Code 239 and Parent job failed with Status Code 2



DATABASE "Data123"

SQLHOST "PrimaryNode"





Activity monitor


Detail Status of Activity Monitor

7/17/2011 4:15:28 PM - Info nbjm(pid=3684) starting backup job (jobid=38054) for client ClusterSrv, policy Dotnet_Full, schedule Manual 

7/17/2011 4:15:28 PM - Info nbjm(pid=...

Zahid.Haseeb | 15 Jul 2011 | 0 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 snap (In the middle pane,...

Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

The restore is being failed on a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine and the backup took from a SQL Server 2005 machine.


Veritas Netbackup Server = 7.1

Veritas Netbackup Client = 7.1

Veritas Netbackup Client Product = SQL Server 2008 R2 (on which the data is being restore)

Veritas Netbackup Client Product = SQL Server 2005 (through which the data is backed up)

Activity Monitor Parent Job

7/10/2011 1:00:58 PM - Info dbclient(pid=10148) DBMS MSG - SQL Message <11><[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]General network error. Check your network documentation.>
7/10/2011 1:00:58 PM - Info dbclient(pid=10148) ERR - Error found executing <restore database "ServerDBDotNet" from VIRTUAL_DEVICE='VNBU0-10148-10168-1310279348' with  stats = 10, blocksize = 65536, maxtransfersize = 4194304, buffercount = 1, replace ,...

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 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...