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Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

Environment

OS = Redhat 5.3
Netbackup = 7.0

Error

Activity Monitor

8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource Sourcesafe-Sourcecode

8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sourcesafe.tpsonline.com
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Sourcesafe-102-sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sourcesafe.tpsonline.com
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Sourcesafe-102-sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaar;Path=D:\Backups\Sourcesafe\sourcecode;MediaServer=tpsbkp
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource Sourcesafe-Sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - estimated 0 Kbytes needed
8/30/2010 9:22:55 AM - started process bpbrm (4396)
8/30/2010 9:23:56 AM - Error...
Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

This BLOG is for those who are using NBU 6.5.4. Although there are updated patches are available for NBU. I would recommand to update your NBU ASAP if there is no hurdle in doing this.

Environment

NBU version = 6.5.4
OS = win2003

Error

I am facing the below error while updating the SRT.

Even though i also followed the "Solution section" in below symantec document  which shows howto update the NBU clients but not successful.

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/329920.htm

Resolution

This is the solution but i dont like this solution.

i have also see the below symantec document. Is that a good practice with live NBU to uninstall...

Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

This BLOG is for those people who are still using NBU6.5.4. Although i recommand all to update there NBU Server with the latest update and make there life safer.

Environment

OS = win2003
NBU = 6.5.4

Error in Activity Monitor

Warning bpbrm(pid=4000) from client MyPC: WRN - can't open file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt (WIN32 3: The system cannot find the path specified. )

Resolution

The resolution is so simple.

Create the following directory on the Windows client machine:

   %systemroot%\system32\winevt\Logs

 

hawkinsa | 23 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

East MI Storage & High Availability User Group
Meeting Notes 18Aug10
 

Meeting Started 11:15am
 
Topics Discussed:
 

  • Craig Leiss started out meeting by reviewing agenda:
    • Stressed importance of group discussion for getting the most out of the meeting.
    • Went around the room for introductions (name, current role, Symantec products in use, what do you expect to get from the meeting)
    • Next meeting is scheduled for November 10th on the west side of the state
      • Can Symantec provide web services (WebX, ect.) for this meeting for those who cannot travel and attend in person?
      • Bryan Yakel stated that Steelcase has volunteered to host the November meeting and that representative from Amway has volunteered to do a presentation on PureDisk.

 
Lunch break @ 11:30am
 

  • Philp Avery from Dewpoint presentation...
Zahid.Haseeb | 06 Aug 2010 | 0 comments


Environment
NBU Server 6.5.5
Exchange 2003

Activity Monitor

7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource Exchange-Temp

7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.evscls
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.evscls
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaaW;Path=E:\Exchange_Temp;MediaServer=veritas-netbkup
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource Exchange-Temp
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - estimated 4 kbytes needed
7/9/2010 11:00:01 AM - started process bpbrm (139008)
7/9/2010 11:00:03 AM - connecting
7/9/2010 11:00:05 AM -...
pkh | 07 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attached is a whitepaper on how hardware encryption is done for LTO4 tapes.  Hardware encryption is part of the specs for LTO4 tapes.  Thus it is not available for LTO3 tapes although LTO4 tape drives can write to LTO3 tapes.

The part that I find particularly interesting is how an encrypted LTO4 is protected against low level copying.
 

Zahid.Haseeb | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments

Environment

NBU OS = Win2003 R2
NBU = 6.5.4

Error facing

In the below picture you can see the three services are not being run but after applying the below "Resolution" my three services are started in the same snap

Resolution

I add the below lines in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\services

bprd 13720/tcp
bpdbm 13721/tcp
bpcd 13782/tcp
vmd 13701/tcp
vopied 13783/tcp

Important Link

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/252253.htm

Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

There are two methods for validating the consistency of NetBackup EMM (Enterprise Media Manager) and BMR (Bare Metal Restore) Databases.

1.) Command line interface CLI
2.) NetBackup database administration utility which is included in NetBackup 6.5.2 or later.

Preprequesites
Stop all NetBackup Services on the EMM server
Once all services have stopped, start only the ASA Service.

Windows:
6.x: <install_path>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -e ASANYs_VERITAS_NB
7.x: <install_path>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -e SQLANYs_VERITAS_NB

1.) Command line interface CLI


Windows:

<install_path>\NetBackup\bin>nbdb_admin <databasename> -validate -full

2.) NetBackup database administration utility which is included in NetBackup 6.5.2 or later.


Windows:

<install_path>\NetBackup\bin>...

Zahid.Haseeb | 22 Apr 2010 | 2 comments

I faced below errors on two NBU master servers on different locations while running the Image Cleanup job

1.) Partially successful [  the requested operation was partially successful(1)  ]
2.) invalid command parameter(20)"

Environment:-
NBU 6.5.5 on Win2003 OS

Resolution:-
Install_path\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdelete -allvolumes -force
Install_path\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd\bpimage -cleanup -allclients  

Zahid.Haseeb | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Today we are going to configure Exchange Granular Backup. Hope you all will enjoy this basic BLOG to configure Exchange Granular Backup. 

In my environment i have

Netbackup version = NBU 6.5.4
Netbackup OS = Win2003 R2
Exchange version = Exchange Server2003
Exchange OS = Win2003 R2

First create a policy for exchange (see this article to creates a policy to take the backup of exchange server  https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/exchange-backup-and-restore-netbackup-65-part-i  )to take the backup but make sure you must have selected the Granular backup check as shown in the below snap.

Please follow the below link to meet the prerequesites for Mailbox backups of an Exchange 2000/2003 server via NBU
Link
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