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Zahid.Haseeb | 03 Nov 2010 | 2 comments


NBU Server = 7

OS of NBU = win2003R2

Client = win2003

SQL = 2000 



I was trying to take SQL backup but failed instantly which the below Activity Monitor error.


Activity Monitor

11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp-4mm
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsbdc
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.PVCSTrackr
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - Error nbjm(pid=2032) NBU status: 96, EMM status: No media is available   
unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96) 



Actually i wanted to take the backup of MS SQL with an infinity 9 retention level. i set the retention level to 9 in the schedule which i created but did not...

Anton Panyushkin | 28 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

During the last 2 months I thoroughly tested SAN-based FlashBackup-Windows on Wintel platform and found a number of puzzling issues. This research prompted me to create a couple of threads here and there on this forum and open a rather long-term support case at Symantec. To sum up my research, I decided to create a PowerPoint presentation that describes how I deployed a test SAN media server, took SAN-based flashbackups and performed restores. It also depicts the way I tuned SAN media server for best performance and performance figures for both backup and restore. On top of that, I present you the issues I faced during my work and solutions for some of them.  Your feedback is extremely welcomed. I'd like we to sure our expertise on FlashBackup-Windows.

RDesai | 30 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

I have NBU 7.0 server running on Windows 32 bit 2003 SE server. I have setup email and do receive catalog emails with catalog recovery file attached. However, emails are live only for 120 days where as we are required to keep backups "FOREVER" on a monthly basis at DR site .  I want to find out if there is a way to copy this catalog recovery file also onto the tape going to DR site every week. By default, the catalog backups always go on to the CatalogBackup pool. How can I also copy the same file also on the tape going off-site (i.e. to a tape in a pool other than CatalogBackup)? (My attempt to change policy to drop multiple copy fails to allow me to choose another pool and hence this blog)

Background: Pertinent info. from prior reading of blogs: 1. I do not want catalog tape also going offsite every week => i.e. a pure waste to send 1.6TB capacity tape having only a few megs and also to sync each weeks catalog tape w/ the ...

Zahid.Haseeb | 31 Aug 2010 | 5 comments

While restore of BMR backup , at the stage of DDR (Dissimilar Disk Restore) i faced an error ""failed to verify backup --rc(25)"


Netbackup = 6.5.5
BMR backup Client OS = win2003 R2


The restore has stopped due to the following error :
failed to verify backup --rc(25)


Actually i was giving a free IP Address before DDR stage which IP Address was not the IP Address which was on Machine/PC at the time of taking BMR backup.

Some helpful material while BMR restore

To determine the root cause on the restoring client:

1. Cancel and exit from the restore wizard.  This should place you in the main menu.
2. Move the mouse to a location in the upper left hand corner of the mains screen, near the gear shape icon. When the mouse pointer changes from an arrow to a hand, right click the...

Zahid.Haseeb | 30 Aug 2010 | 0 comments


NBU Server = 7.0
Client OS image = win2003

I have a full backup with BMR all 3 checks. The backup finishes with status code 0. I trigger Prepare to Restore but facing the below error

Error Message


I took BMR backup of win2003 Server without any service pack thats why i was facing the above error. 
So what i did I only upgraded the win2003 Server(NBU Client). I just installed the SP2 of Win2003 Server and DISCII of R2.

See this also

[Error] V-126-3

Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

While taking the BMR backup of an OS win2003 R2 i faced the below error which i resolved from a workaround recommanded by Symantec.


NBU Server = 7.0
NBU Client = 7.0
NBU Client OS = Win2003


Activity Monitor

8/30/2010 10:17:44 AM - estimated 0 Kbytes needed

8/30/2010 10:17:44 AM - started process bpbrm (3648)
8/30/2010 10:17:44 AM - started
8/30/2010 10:17:49 AM - connecting
8/30/2010 10:17:52 AM - connected; connect time: 00:00:03
8/30/2010 10:17:59 AM - begin writing
8/30/2010 10:23:11 AM - Error bpbrm(pid=3648) from client nbu65: ERR - Unable to backup System State or Shadow Copy. Please check the state of VSS and associated Writers.INF - EXIT STATUS 69: invalid filelist specification
8/30/2010 10:23:23 AM - Error bptm(pid=1932) socket operation failed - 10054 (at child.c.1294)...
Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Aug 2010 | 1 comment


OS = Redhat 5.3
Netbackup = 7.0


Activity Monitor

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

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


NBU version = 6.5.4
OS = win2003


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.


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.


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. )


The resolution is so simple.

Create the following directory on the Windows client machine: