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michelleb | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

 

Please see attached the presentations that I am allowed to share with from our recent meeting, apologies if the ones you needed are not there.

 

I will post a summary from the group in the next few days.

 

Michelle

Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Even after setting up the credentials properly on each and every front-end servers, app servers, SQL servers and NetBackup's host properties, it is possible that NetBackup still doesn't see the farm topology. This usually manifests in backups failing with status code 200 "scheduler found no backup to run".

If you encounter the above error message:

1. Log in to the primary front-end server (to identify which box, simply launch your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration console and take note of the hostname on the web address).

2. Launch NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore GUI with "Run as administrator".

3. Click "Select for Backup".

4. Let's see whether "Microsoft SharePoint Resources" is listed under All Folders.

If not, do the following:

* Follow http://www.symantec.com/business/...

Alex Sakaguchi | 04 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

We’ve pushed the backup performance envelope so that you don’t have to! VMware Backup Benchmarks have been around since 2007 and continue to be an important part of keeping data centers running smoothly.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion and lessons learned from a panel of experts on a best practice framework and performance benchmarks based on VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). We’ll show you how to protect 4 TB of virtual machine data an hour, and prove how easy this can be done with minimal hardware and a small budget.

Tune in and get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout or Google+ events page.

 

Panelists:

George Winter - Technical Product Manager, Symantec, vExpert

Abdul Rasheed - Technical Marketing Manager,...

fmk | 27 Aug 2013 | 0 comments
Virtual Tape Library (VTL) is software that completely emulates a standard library, the introduction of virtual tape is seamless and transparent to existing tape backup/recovery applications. It uses disk space and represents it as Tape Media. It provides the ability to have the performance of disk, but look like Tapes. It stores data on the disk only.
 
A VTL solution can perform 10-times tape speeds for backups. Speeding up the backups will greatly shrink the backup window, which allows servers to be backed up faster. With existing backups finishing quicker, second- and third-tier servers that have not been backed up in the past may now fit into the backup schedule.
 
They are particularly good if your clients can only produce low throughput of data, as they do not suffer from 'shoe-shining' which damages real Tape drives and Tapes when they are run too slowly. You can then duplicate the images to Tape; this...
jason_qb | 16 Aug 2013 | 16 comments

Dear NetBackup Customer:

 

I am pleased to inform you that Symantec NetBackup 7.6 will have a First Availability (FA) program.  The FA is expected to be available in early October, 2013.  Just as with NBU 7.5, Symantec is offering the opportunity to obtain and run production-ready general availability (GA) NetBackup 7.6 as soon as it becomes available.  Through the First Availability program, you can take advantage of the latest feature capabilities that have been made available in NetBackup. 

 

What are the key new features NetBackup 7.6?

  • NetBackup Accelerator support for virtual machines including applications
  • VMware Instant Recovery
  • Oracle Policy Framework
  • 3X faster backup and restore with MSDP
  • SLP windows and targeted AIR
  • Replication Director VMware, Application, and Block Array Support
  • Extensive support for Windows 2012

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Wiriadi Wangsa | 08 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

First, I just want to clarify that MAXTRANSFERSIZE is not a NetBackup-specific code/parameter.

Rather, it's a standard parameter used by Microsoft SQL virtual device (VDI) during backup/restore. Pretty much any backup tool that backs up Microsoft SQL database can use this parameter for tuning purpose. In older NetBackup version, the default value we used was 64KB (the minimum) unless user specified otherwise. Newer NetBackup version (6.5.x, 7.x.x) defaults to 4MB (the maximum) as it improves backup performance and more servers have bigger physical memory. 

The following links should hopefully help you understand the parameter better:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH33423

http://searchitchannel....

Alex Sakaguchi | 30 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Is your data protection solution vCloud Director AWARE? The introduction of VMware's vCloud Director included a new IaaS offering that layers on top of the existing vSphere product suite. This means yet additional challenges for backup and recovery professionals to work around.

Symantec experts will be addressing this topic on an On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, August 7th.

Tune in to this Bonus Session of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series to learn more about backup and recovery challenges with vCloud Director. Our experts will share how we solve them in one of the largest vCloud Director deployments in the world and discuss the difference between vCD API and VADP in this interactive session.

Get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout.

Mark your calendars:

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Wiriadi Wangsa | 10 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

As you may already know, NetBackup Accelerator does not currently support backup to tape. It has to go to OptimizedSynthetic-capable storage units such as NetBackup PureDisk, Cloud storage plug-ins, and qualified OpenStorage devices. 

The NetBackup Accelerator framework however, doesn't extend to duplication, so you can duplicate the image to tape, either manually or automatically via Storage Lifecycle Policy. No extra configuration is necessary and data can be restored from either original copy or duplicate copy as per normal as long as they have not expired.

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WiebkeA | 01 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Dear all

See below a summary of the UG meeting last week in Utrecht. It was a good interactive meeting.
We have received an update on the NBU 7.6 Product Roadmap update, got a glimpse at the new version of NBU 7.6 via Live Demo, an update on Appliances and integration with products such as Storage Foundation. Attached a summary of questions asked during the meeting, perhaps helpful for the broader community.

We will be meeting in October/November timeframe. Once a date has been confirmed you will be automatically notified via connect.
If you have any questions, comments feel free to contact us!

 

Kind regards,
Symantec User Group Team

 

Summary of feedback forms:

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- Content/Presentations : Beamer too low. Presentation by phone was hard to follow. Larger screen!

 (*) Topics  (sorted by priority ):Disaster Recovery...

SanjayPM | 27 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

IDC's new report has shown that NetBackup Appliances experienced a 149.3% growth year over year at the end of Q1 2013. Symantec outpaced both the industry growth (16.3%) and it's competitors (EMC 8.4% and Qunatuum 2.5%). This is excellent news and I'm happy to share the press release here with you all. I want to thank all the partners and their sales team to help position NetBackup Appliances to the customers. Please remember that we have tools and certified partners available to help our customers to migrate their existing NetBackup Catalogs to the NetBackup Appliance masters. This is indeed an exciting time at Symantec!