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Mark Garringer | 03 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Our second meeting went very well. It was great to see returning faces as well as new faces at Adesa in Carmel!

19 people attended from 14 different orginizations around the Indianapolis area!

Phil Weingart gave a quick overview of the backup environment at Adesa, touching on design challenges and future projects. We also had two very successful breakout sessions discussing Disaster Recovery and VCB Implementation.

Our next meeting is scheduled for December 8th. Stay tuned for details on time and location!

Attached are the meeting minutes, a copy of Phil's presentation, a write up on Sallie Mae's VCB Implementation, and a VCB Proxy Installation slide show.

HardikPatel | 27 Aug 2009 | 2 comments

i am facing some problem in veritas netbackup 6.5.2
i have 3 servers which are configured as media server.
now one server with windows platform is not getting backed up from past 2 days
and giving error code 42 network read failed

i checked network settings and host files
ping test from host to server and vice versa.

and i checked some log and in bpdbm log file i found msg that is
db_valid_master_server: is not a valid server

plase provide help with this issue
i am new to veritas netbackup.


Zahid.Haseeb | 17 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

My Environment

OS # Windows2003 Server
Netbackup Version # VERITAS Netbackup 6.5
Client # MS SQL Server 2005

Activity Monitor Details

8/17/2009 6:00:26 AM - begin Restore
8/17/2009 6:00:33 AM - restoring image server-sec_1250391155
8/17/2009 6:00:33 AM - requesting resource Fibre Transport
8/17/2009 6:00:33 AM - Warning nbjm(pid=2496) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available 
8/17/2009 6:00:33 AM - Warning nbjm(pid=2496) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available 
8/17/2009 6:00:46 AM - connected
8/17/2009 6:00:46 AM - started process bptm (6128)
8/17/2009 6:00:46 AM - started process bptm (3604)
8/17/2009 6:00:48 AM - begin reading
8/17/2009 6:01:00 AM - restored image server-sec_1250391155 - (the requested operation was successfully completed(0)); restore time 00:00:27
8/17/2009 6:01:03...

Zahid.Haseeb | 30 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Today i would like to share my experience with Tape cartridges which i had with my Tape Library in which(Tape cartridges) i was trying to remove specific images.....


I had Veritas Netbackup 6.5+MS windows2003 server and i was expiring specific backup image(s) from Netbackup administration console-->Catalog but when I was trying to use the command "available_media.cmd" i watched that the status still showing its FULL....even I close and open the command prompt so that it can refresh the status and even Netbackup Administration Console as well but i have not got any success...

Actually I wanted to keep some images in tape cartridges because some images were important for me that’s why I was not removing all those backup images from the tape via Veritas Netbackup GUI administration Console


Tapes are linear - meaning that they write from the front to the back....

ebodykid | 30 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, so that they don't run into the same nightmare as i did when upgrading from 6.5.3 to 6.5.4.. I had a fun 30 hour day getting bounced around the world with support only to go back to my initial suggestion of reverting to a catalog backup. With the addition of the db_marker.txt file and the behavior of the sun patchadd it can cause a nightmare if you are symlinking your db/images to another location..

the following applies if you are installing the upgrade using the patches provided by Sun..

If the following conditions are true, people need to take extra care when performing the upgrade using the Sun patches
• You are symlink’ing <install location>/openv/netbackup/db/images to another location
• And/or you are symlink’ing <install location>/openv/db/staging to another location
• you are upgrading by using the Sun Netbackup 6.5.4 patches (ie 127655-04)

If these are...

Stuart Green | 29 Jul 2009 | 6 comments

Now and again Symantec release a technote with a flash tutorial including narration/steps taken, rather than screen grabs. Here's links to all of them to help managing NetBackup.

• Device Management / Configuration
How to upgrade tape drive firmware
How to run the Veritas NetBackup (tm) 6.0 Automated Robot Diagnostics Utility
How to create and configure a Disk Storage Unit with Veritas NetBackup (tm) 6.0

• Logging
How to view unified logs for a specific JobID in Veritas NetBackup (tm) 6.x
How to enable and configure robust logging in Veritas NetBackup (tm) 6.0

SachinSharma | 28 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

Shadow copy components completes with status 1. However, when backing up using multi-streaming it completes successfully. Need some help on this. Please find the logs below -

07/28/2009 17:00:00 - requesting resource 2ybu01-hcart3-robot-tld-0
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - requesting resource 2ybu01.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.2yfax01
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - requesting resource 2ybu01.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.2yfax01-DFS-Test
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - granted resource 2ybu01.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.2yfax01
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - granted resource 2ybu01.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.2yfax01-DFS-Test
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - granted resource GER023
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - granted resource IBM.ULT3580-HH3.002
07/28/2009 17:00:00 - granted resource 2ybu01-hcart3-robot-tld-0
07/28/2009 17:00:03 - started process bpbrm (pid=9136)
07/28/2009 17:00:07 - mounting GER023
07/28/2009 17:00:07 - connecting
07/28/2009 17:00:07 - connected; connect time: 0:00:00

LetThereBeZeros | 23 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

So It took a bit too long to get right, but VCB is a powerful tool to get your backups flying along.

Network congestions, poorly configured ports, old servers, all other known enemies of the Backup guys/gals are defeated with the move to Virtual Servers, and the use of VCB backups. 
Our setup is around 40 vm's and the strategy was get the oldest boxes that cant be decommed over to a VM.  Now boxes that would jam up our backup window are leading the pack.  We get speeds regularly around 45,000KB /Second.  This was a game changer in our environment, and with the incrimental backups now available I have no issues at all.   The other nice factor that helps our stats is the lack of partial backups.  It's an all or nothing game, and once you get it right, you have very few failures.  If you do have one its a snap shot jam up most of the time.   This is fixed quickly by logging onto your vmware infrastructure client, and...

Zahid.Haseeb | 23 Jul 2009 | 3 comments

Today i will share you the blog in which i faced my MailBox was not accessable after my Exchange Server2003 was restarted abnormally. i saw my MailBox Store container stopped in the Server Manager in Exchange Server2003.
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I simply went to services in the Exchange Server 2003 and i had noticed that the Microsoft Exchange information Store service was stopped. I just started it.

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Now you see the MailBox Store container is still showing stopped (but before doing refresh). As i clicked on refresh the status of MailBox Store changed to started as you can see in the last figure.

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Zahid.Haseeb | 22 Jul 2009 | 5 comments

Today i will discuss the problem happened with my flat files which contineously open and i had to take the backup but the backup was not being able to completed successfully. i always found it completed partially.

in my scenerio i have Veritas Netbackup 6.5 with MS windows2003.

Go to the exact location as shown in the below figure of Veritas Netbackup Server

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Select the TAB "Windows Open File Backup" and click on ADD

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After clicking on ADD you add the computer whose falt files you want to backup which(files) open constantly and then click on OK

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Now select the clients from the left pane as shown in the figure and double click on the client name which you find...