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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''

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

WIn2003, Exchange2003

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.

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


Article ID

Article Title



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



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


Win2003 Server R2 64bit


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


Problem Resolution

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

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

  Validation of your Knowledge on NetBackup 7.0 Will be ready by September 2010


Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2010, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams: 

  1. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Servers (August 2010)
  2. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (September 2010)
  3. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Unix (September 2010)
  4. Administration of Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0 for Exchange (November 2010)
If you would like to provide valuable input by participating in our beta exams or would like to get added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at


Zahid.Haseeb | 16 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

My Environment

Windows 2003 Server with SP2
Veritas Netbackup Server 6.5.0


Avtivity Monitor

2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource Veritas_BMR_Backup
2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sasdev
2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SAS-DEV-BMR
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sasdev
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SAS-DEV-BMR
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaaZ;Path=B:\BMRbackup;MediaServer=veritas-netbkup
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource Veritas_BMR_Backup
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - estimated 0 kbytes needed
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - begin Parent Job
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - begin Bare Metal Restore , Start Notify Script
Status 26
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - end...

J.H Is gone | 15 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

Frist - see my blog on just how it Writes to tape.

Now with that understanding your question about jobs wanting a tape drive.

You have different options on how to set up the use of your tape drives.
When you setup a Storage Unit, you tell it how many tape drives to use at once.
For example we are going to say 2 drives.
You also say how many Streams can go to the tape drive at once.
For example we are going to say 10 streams.

So far we have 2 tape drives with 10 streams per drive - so right now we can have 20 active jobs at once.

10 jobs streaming to driveA and 10 jobs streaming to driveB

Now a job streaming to driveA completes.  A job that is queued will now go active and stream to driveA so it has 10 streams again.

Ashish Kesarkar | 15 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

Artical by Mr. Chris Mellor

Roadmap_August 2009.png

According to published plans, the all-conquering LTO tape format has no future after LTO 6, which is expected in 2012. This is ridiculous and there must be a secret roadmap for LTOs 7 and 8.

The LTO tape format dominates the open systems tape business, is used increasingly by supercomputer customers and is making some inroads into the mainframe area via bridges such as those from Luminex or Fujitsu's CentricStore (ETERNUS CS) virtual tape library (VTL). Supercomputer users like Argonne and NASA Ames in the USA will have ten year roadmaps. They can generate 8PB or more of data a year and there is simply no alternative to tape for...

李强 | 02 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Installation environment:

If you are in the implementation of the process of recovery encountered an error: v-126-3
You need in your "master server" and "boot server" to use ping "master server name", "boot server name" and "client name".
This error is not necessarily a result of not upgraded due to patches, it may be because the host did not modify the hosts file created.