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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 - requesting resource VERITAS-SERVER.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.EXCHANGE


Peter_E | 02 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 snap (In the middle pane,...

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.

Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Mar 2011 | 2 comments

I have two tape libraries in different environments. I wanted to restore the tape cartridge1 data from the  Tape Library1 to Tape Library2.  After completing all the prerequisites while starting the restore process i was facing the below problem.


Netbackup Server version = 7.1

OS of Netbackup Server = Win2008 R2

Netbackup Client version = 7.1

Activity Monitor

3/25/2011 12:37:44 PM - begin Restore

3/25/2011 12:37:46 PM - 1 images required

3/25/2011 12:37:46 PM - media 2010L4 required

3/25/2011 12:37:49 PM - restoring image SERVER-CR_1298966565

3/25/2011 12:37:50 PM - Info bpbrm(pid=5292) telling media manager to start restore on client    

3/25/2011 12:37:52 PM - Info bpbrm(pid=5984) listening for client connection        

3/25/2011 12:37:54 PM - Error bptm(pid=6012) NBJM...

ram619 | 22 Mar 2011 | 0 comments


In some instance SSO tape will go to partially down state for a particular media server. We cannot bring up the drive through CLI or by right click the drive in topology console. Follow the below steps.

1)Try to restart the netbackup service in the media server and re-configure the devices.

2) Note the affected drive name from device monitor on the left panel.

   Then expand device tab and select drives option.

   There select the appropriate drive and right click on it.

   Click on the change option and remove the host which is having the missed path issue. Again click the add button and select the removed media server.

   And in new path information select the browse tab. It will get the new avaliable path to the SSO drive.

   The drive will also come to up state. 

Scott Thornberry | 21 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

I wanted to thank Tim once again for his presentation during our last meeting.

There  was a lot of great information, as well as a lot of discussions, and I hope everyone was able to gain something from the past meeting.

Now we are finally into Spring, and our next meeting is not until Fall, I know its early to be thinking of topics, but I wanted to share with you some thoughts that came up.

Data Security came up between some of us as a topic for our next meeting, for

off site backups as well as on site items.  I know a lot of us, including myself have to have backups secured, not only physically but also the data needs to be encrypted and there are several options available to us.

Some of us either have or will have items to have data secure no matter where its at,

if its on site, or off site, or with in your own laptops.

Just wanted to put this out there so as everyone starts to think of the warmer weather and...

Kiran Bandi | 17 Mar 2011 | 2 comments

Most common issues with tape devices:

1) Tape drive asks for cleaning more frequently.

2) Media will be marked as full after writing very less amount of data to it. (Will happen with all the media in the library)

3) Media requested by BE may not be inserted properly into the drive.

The first two indicates that there is a problem with tape drive. Investigation has to be done with tools provided by the vendor. Like HPLTT tools for HP drives, IBM ITDT tool for IBM make etc... Perform a write test also along with the general investigations. And some times the drive temperature also create problems. (Drive fan assembly may be having issues). If any problems reported during the testing by using vendor tools, contact the vendor and ask for a replacement.

The third indicates there may be a problem with robot. In this case you can see something like "Stow operation failed at slot XX"...