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Mark_Solutions | 25 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

We all know that you shouldn't back up a client to a Media Server of a lower version of NetBackup but sometimes it is easy to make an oversight.

An example cropped up recently for me at a straight forward staged upgrade.

The plan was a Master Server upgrade in week 1, let that settle for a couple of weeks before upgrading the Media Servers then a couple more weeks and upgrade all clients - change control / rollback options and all that!

Along the way it was decided to virtualise the Master Server too.

Sounded OK until we did the testing when everything worked great apart from the Catalog backup which went to a Media Server (The Master being virtualised could not have tape drives)

The backup failed with a 154 - Storage Unit is not compatible - storage unit characteristics mismatched to request.

Couldn't find any tech notes and the penny hadn't quite dropped when I first saw the...

Elizabeth Teffner | 10 Feb 2014 | 1 comment
My name is Elizabeth Teffner. I'm a Customer Research Analyst at Symantec. Our Customer Research group is organizing Customer Safaris to observe how Data Scientists, Database Administrators and Storage Administrators do their work.
 
What is a Customer Safari?
 
Customer Safari is where we come to your office and observe your day. Understanding how people work and go through their day helps us generate ideas on how we may make improvements or create new products or services. The best way to do this is to quietly sit and observe how a typical day for our customers goes.   
 
If you are interested, we are looking for 3 to 4 hours to sit with you and observe.  There will be little interaction except for occasional clarification question. Also, this is not a sales call!  This is strictly a customer research project. During our visit...
Alex Sakaguchi | 22 Jan 2014 | 3 comments

Top Reasons to Upgrade to NetBackup 7.6

NetBackup 7.6 has been one of the most anticipated releases to date.  Looking at some of the data from our first availability program, a top reason customers were so interested in upgrading is the new virtualization capabilities. 

Virtual environments are growing fast, data is growing faster, and new demands are being placed on IT to deliver better.  Enterprises need to be able to grow, transform, and modernize their data center to support these trends, but they need to do it in a SCALBLE way that’s not going to put them at risk.  That’s where NetBackup comes in – the backup product that 80 of the top Global Fortune 100 companies choose to protect their data.

Below are some of the top reasons you shouldn’t delay upgrading from a previous version of NetBackup.  Click here to get the...

Sat-Chit-ananda | 22 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Respected forum members,

This is my first ever thread. I have tried to make it as informative as possible.This blog is inspired by Curtis Preston's blog .http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/Tape-backup-best-practices-How-to-improve-tape-storage-performance but not copy/paste job.I have used only headings from that article.

Tape is not going to go away as much as I like to throw it out.So to get best out of Tape drives in Netbackup based environment with Disk staging,please have your Architect hat ON and procced furthur.

Understand the limits of your tape drive

 LTO-4 tape drive's maximum native (uncompressed) transfer rate is 120 MB/s. LTO-4 Drives we used had about 128MB of SRAM as cache. More data you are able to send to the drive cache more faster your drive is going to perform.

Below table gives you speed and capacity numbers for each LTO drive type and media.My goal was to achive 240MB/s in my environment...

Satkay Satish | 20 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Objective:

To have a daily backup success rate report for the current month through OpsCenter custom query

Limitations with available report templates:
 

 

The available report templates either have partial successful job accounted as failures or are listed separately, they can however be excluded but then its brings down the success rate. Reports to the management should be precise and must not include much technical detailed information.wink, Just present them with only success & failure.

Requirement:

 
  1. Include partial successful jobs into successful list
  2. Ability to add any other status code which occurs out of scope of backup team's job profile [ eg: Status 71,73 ] as successful jobs...
AlanTLR | 10 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

        If you're using NetBackup, I highly suggest using OpsCenter for your reporting and troubleshooting needs.  It's a great tool and is very rich in its features.  I've written a few SQL queries to find and process information I need in the backups, but I've found the SQL report to be somewhat buggy when there's more than one page of output.  That being said, there are always things that I want to do that OpsCenter won't do for me, and one of those happens to be finding out the Policy information for a given client, and correllating the data from actual backup times with the backup windows.  

        Confused already?  Let me explain.  I have clients that want to know information about their backup schedules.  They ask what the backup windows are when they mean to ask "When are the backups running so I can avoid doing [hard-disk-hitting work] during that time?"  ...

Stumpr2 | 14 Nov 2013 | 1 comment

Maybe it's symantecs but the VERITAS is this is not the OpenVision that was NetBackup in the day. If you are a person of Axxion then you may appreciate this announcement concerning the link below.
 

http://www.openvision.com/
 

 

Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 3 comments

Hi All,

I found this,

Its a easy and quick way to know about netbackup processes and commands.

http://www.datadisk.co.uk/html_docs/veritas/veritas_netbackup_cs.htm

Netbackup Cheat Sheet

Master Server Daemons/Processes

Request daemon bprd
Scheduler bpsched (started with bprd)
Netbackup database manager bpdbm (started with bpsched)
Job Monitor bpjobd (started with bpdbm)

Media Server Daemons/Processes

Communications daemon bpcd
Backup and restore manager bpbrm (started with bpcd)
Tape Manager bptm (started with bpbrm)...
Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All,

I got some netbackup tricks and commands.

http://solarisveritasinterview.blogspot.com/2009/04/veritas-netbackup-tricks-and-commands.html

 

veritas netbackup tricks and commands

Netbackup Tips and Tricks (Unix)

 

Glossary

Term Definition

CLI Command Line Interface

GUI Graphical User Interface

Media Server 

Master Server 

 

Starting and Stopping Netbackup

Stopping Netbackup

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/K77netbackup --> graceful shutdown 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpps -a --> check for any remaining processes 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/bp.kill_all ---> kills all remaining...

Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Oct 2013 | 0 comments
Consider the following scenario:
3-Oct-2013: Domain Admin created a new user called NBU_User inside HQ_Users organizational unit (OU). The distinguished name looked like this:
CN=NBU_User,OU=HQ_Users,DC=com,DC=testdomain
 
4-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin ran AD GRT backup.
 
5-Oct-2013: Domain Admin moved NBU_User from HQ_Users to HQ_Administrators OU.
 
6-Oct-2013: Domain Admin deleted NBU_User from Active Directory.
 
7-Oct-2013: Now he needed the user back.
 
7-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin performed AD GRT Restore. The user object did get created again, but without attributes. 
 
The restore itself failed:
MS-Windows policy restore...