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Zahid.Haseeb | 28 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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Zahid.Haseeb | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Error
"cannot start nbfsd"

I was facing the below error while taking the Granular Backup of Exchange Server2003.

Activity Monitor


4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource Exchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource nbu65.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsexchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource nbu65.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.ExchangeBackup
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource nbu65.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsexchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource nbu65.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.ExchangeBackup
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaab;Path=E:\ExchangeData;MediaServer=nbu65
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource Exchange
4/21/2010 3:37:50 PM - estimated 55839 kbytes needed
4/21/2010 3:37:50 PM - started process bpbrm (1008)
4/21/2010 3:37:52 PM - connecting
4/21/2010 3:37:54 PM - connected; connect time: 00:00:02...

Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Prerequesites
1.) Create a temp folder at c:\. if already created empty the temp folder if any storage group folder is present in it.
2.) Remove the folder of RSG from the physical location if exist. For reference/example i attached the snap below for the usual location of RSG physical location.

3.) Create a Recovery Storage Group at destination server(the alternate Exchange server on which you want to restore MailBox),
4.) Right-click the Recovery Storage Group--> Add Database to Recover.  Must not mount the database.  When database mounted, even if it's dismounted, the restore will fail.

Start Restore
1.) Open the Backup, Archive and Restore
2.) "File" menu, select "Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type".
3.) Select the NBU Master Server, Source Exchange Server and...

Tomer Gurantz | 12 Apr 2010 | 12 comments

In playing a bit with Media server deduplication in NetBackup 7.0 GA, I have run into an issue where the Storage Server Configuration Wizard comes up with an error during the configuration phase, on Windows:

database system error.
RDSM has encountered an STS error: ioctl failed (2060017)

Here is a screenshot of the wizard in this state:

Storage Server Creation Status... Fail

After reproducing this error a number of times on the same machine (reimaging in between tests), we had some engineers take a look at the system. As it turns out, the NBU 7.0 GA code, during the PD engine configuration, expects that the system is able to ping itself (have self name resolution). Not an unreasonable request, however in this case my host could not ping itself because it had an incorrect hosts file.

As it turns out, patches...

Zahid.Haseeb | 12 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

""How to restore Exchange Backup in a Recovery Storage Group on an alternate server''

Prerequesites
1.) Create a temp folder at c:\. if already created empty the temp folder if any storage group folder is present in it.
2.) Remove the folder of RSG from the physical location if exist. For reference/example i attached the snap below for the usual location of RSG physical location.

3.) Create a Recovery Storage Group at destination server(the alternate Exchange server on which you want to restore MailBox),
4.) Right-click the Recovery Storage Group--> Add Database to Recover.  Must not mount the database.  When database mounted, even if it's dismounted, the restore will fail.

Start Restore
1.) Open the Backup, Archive and Restore
2.) "File" menu, select "...

Zahid.Haseeb | 12 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Environment
WIn2003, Exchange2003

Problem
I was not able to restore mailboxes because i was not able to see the Exchange Task button when i right mouse click on the MailBox in the RSG. I was just able to see the HELP button when i click right on the Mailbox in the RSG.

Resolution
I just installed SP2 for exchange. As you can see in the below snap that now the Exchange Task and the Help menu both are available after installing the SP2 for Exchange

Swathi Turlapaty | 24 Mar 2010 | 2 comments

Here is the uptated list of the Top 20 Knowledge Base articles for Backup Exec, NetBackup and Enterprise Vault.  Check this list out to see if your issue has already been addressed. Good Luck!


Top 20 Backup Exec Articles

Rank

Article ID

Article Title

1

191594

Device jobs remain in a "pending" or "Queued" state indefinitely and "scheduled" jobs do not run at their appropriate time.

2

253759

What rights does the Backup...

Zahid.Haseeb | 12 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

Today i would like to discuss my experience in which i was not able to create the Media Server Deduplication Pool

Environment

NBU7
Win2003 Server R2 64bit

Problem

Actually i was trying to use the deduplication option but i was selecting wrong option.

i wanted to use the deduplication future on the NBU server. i had to select the highlighted option ""Media Server Deduplication Pool"" because i did not have any external pure disk and actually i had a free partition for   ""Media Server Deduplication Pool""  but i was selecting the red highlighted option (Pure Disk Deduplication Pool) which actually was a wrong selection in my scenerio. See the picture for your reference

PD.JPG

Problem Resolution

first i created a Folder name ""NBU-...