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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)"

Environment

Netbackup = 6.5.5
BMR backup Client OS = win2003 R2

Error

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

Resolution

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

Environment

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

Resolution

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

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/error-v-126-3-bmrprep-could-not-complete-requested-operation

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.

Environment

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

Error

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

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.