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Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

While taking the backup of MS SQL Server 2005 i faced the error 6  (   the backup failed to back up the requested files(6)   ) in Activity Monitor.

 

Environment

Netbackup Server version = 6.5.5

Netbackup Client version = 6.5.5

SQL Server = 2005 ENterprise with SP-2

 

 

Activity Monitor

 

 

2/9/2011 12:12:26 PM - requesting resource NetBackupServer-hcart-robot-tld-0

2/9/2011 12:12:26 PM - requesting resource NetBackupServer.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.SQL-Server

2/9/2011 12:12:26 PM - requesting resource NetBackupServer.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.DotnetDB-Live-Full-Diff

2/9/2011 12:12:27 PM - awaiting resource NetBackupServer-hcart-robot-tld-0 - No drives are available

2/9/2011 12:13:59 PM - granted resource NetBackupServer.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.SQL-Server...

Taqadus Rehman | 01 Feb 2011 | 3 comments

 

I have gone through a scenario when some of backup images were no longer required and we decided to discard those images and reuse the media. This is how we achive it.
 
  1. Verify if there are valid images on the tape.
  2. Expire images.
  3. Verify if the tape is assigned or not.
  4. De-assign media
  5. Change volume pool
 
Verify if there are valid images on the tape.
The bpmedialist command can then be used to determine if there are valid images still on the tape. If there are valid images still on the tape, then the tape cannot be moved to another volume pool until all valid images have expired.
 
 <Install_Path>\Program Files\Veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd\bpmedialist -m <media_id> 
 
Expire Images
If a media has valid images, but that images are no longer desired...
fhmann | 21 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

NetBackup 7.01:

bpplclients with the Policy Type "MS-Windows" shows no entity !

 

The command below executed from the Windows Admin Console or even from a Unix/Linux Master Server:

C:\>bpplclients -allunique -pt MS-Windows
no entity was found

 

==> This seems to be a bug.

 

Solution:
Contact Symantec Support to download the neccessary EEB:

eebinstaller.2229335.1.[HW]

Dev T | 15 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

To understand the Types/Methods of Backup we must dive into the attributes of a file.

There are 4 basic attributes of a file which are known as DOS attributes:

READ, HIDDEN, SYSTEM and ARCHIVE

Whenever we think of Backups we must only think of the ARCHIVE attribute. 

Thumb Rule: Whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is ON (1) the file is ready for backup and whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is OFF (0) the file has been backed up.

There are 5 types of backups:

1.    Normal/Full Backup: This backup method will backup the entire selection list irrespective of the ARCHIVE BIT, but after the backup is over it will RESET the ARCHIVE bit to 0 (Change it to 0 : Meaning the file(s) has been backed up)

2.    Incremental Backup: This backup method will only backup those files on which the ARCHIVE...

Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

 

Environment
 
AD = win2008
NBU Server = version 7 on win2003 OS
SharePoint portal server2 = 2007
portal Web Server = 2003
portal DB Server = 2003
 
 
Activity Monitor
 
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - requesting resource SharePointPortal
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - requesting resource netbackup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sp-web
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - requesting resource netbackup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SharePointPortal
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - granted resource netbackup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sp-web
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - granted resource netbackup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SharePointPortal
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaab;Path=E:\SharePointPortal;MediaServer=netbackup
11/23/2010 6:54:27 PM - granted resource SharePointPortal
...
Zahid.Haseeb | 27 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

See a superb video "How to add a tape library in Netbackup". This will be very benificial for those who are new in Netbackup and want to add the Tape Library. I have found this very interesting. Thanks for the person who created it. See the below link to watch the video.

"Add Tape Library"

fhmann | 26 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

After we upgraded our RHEL 4 Master Server to VxNBU 7.01, my collegues asked how to push the client installation from the Java GUI (jnbSA), since it didn't work due to the fact that the command is issued with 'rsh' and our environment only allows 'ssh'.

After some investigations I found the following script within the "/usr/openv/java/allNB.jar" file:
"allNB.jar/vrts/nbu/admin/policymgmt/command/InstallSoftwareCommand.class".

Since I'm not a developer, I just edited the file (in Windows with UEdit) and replaced (HEX) rsh with ssh, saved it and made a new allNB.jar pack and loaded it onto our master server. (see Picture below)

...and from now on, the Java Install command runs with ssh :).

 

Just make sure, that the servers are in the known_hosts file, to avoid ssh issues during installations.

 

...

Zahid.Haseeb | 23 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

 

I have found some VDOs which covers Veritas Netbackup Server installation, Configuration, Backup and Restoration on a Unix system. I would like to share those VDOs.

The below VDOs cover the installation of Veritas Netbackup Server on Unix, Configuration of ROBOT, backup of files/folders on Tape Cartridges and do a Restore. You will also watch some problems solution while doing all this.

it consist of seven parts:

Part1

Part2

Part3

Part4

Part5

Part6

...

Zahid.Haseeb | 10 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Today we try to discuss some errors while dealing with Tape Cartridge (without Barcode) in a Standalone Drive (without Barcode reader).

 There may be so many errors while dealing with Tape Cartridge in a Standalone Tape Drive. But I feel that they are some which a newbie can face in his initial dealing with Tape Drive and Tape Cartridge.

 

Our Environment

Netbackup Server = version 7.

OS of Netbackup = Win2003 R2.

Tape Drive = Standalone with 4mm density.

Tape Cartridge = 36/72 GB with 4mm density.

 

Errors

  1. Error while labeling the Tape Cartridge.
  2. Error while expiring Tape Cartridge images.
  3. Error 92 while deleting the Tape Cartridge.
  4. Error while inventory.
  5. Netbackup Activity Monitor Still locate old Tape for backup next day

 

  1. Error while labeling the Tape Cartridge.

I was...

Zahid.Haseeb | 10 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Today i would like to discuss a very tiny error which i faced while giving the label to the tape cartridge on an standalone tape drive

 

Environment

Netbackup Server = version 7

OS of Netbackup = Win2003 R2

Tape Drive = Standalone with 4mm density

Tape Cartridge = 36/72 GB with 4mm density

 

Prerequisite which i did

1.) bpexpdate -d 0 -m A00000                                       (successful run)

2.) vmadd -m A11111 -mt 4mm -p 1                               (successful run)  

 

Problem

bplabel -m A11111 -d 4mm -o -p Netbackup -u 0      

Error reported by media operation: resource...