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Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jul 2009 | 3 comments

Today we will discuss in this blog how can we copy backup images from one media to different. Suppose we have had backup image of some data on a SAN drive and we want it to have at different SAN drive DSU/volume pool.

In this blog we imagine that we have backup image on DSU1 and we will make a copy of this backup image in to DSU2.
First confirm from the catalog that you have had backup image which you want to have on another DSU(DSU2) as well.

Suppose that the backup image is present as the below example snap is showing
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Now select the duplicate from the Action menu and click on search as the below snap showing
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Now right click on the backup image and click on duplicate

V.Dinesh | 30 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

                                               NOM FILTER WORKS BETTER
Hi everyone,

Here I am going to share my experience with the NOM 6.5.4 which is really addressed all the issues which were available till 6.5.3. The patch 4 for 6.5 is especially released to address all the NOM related issues. Here I am listing the important features that came with this release.


  • Previous release we were not able to get the job relationship, but with this release we are able to get the relationships between the jobs (Group the parent job with all its child jobs).
  • We are now able to send the reports as attachment (in CSV format) with this release.
  • I am not very familiar with NOM 6.5.3, but however 6.5.4 is simply superb and the filtering options are really built very well....
LetThereBeZeros | 29 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

We do our anual DR tests, and now we are looking to step them up a bit.  Might be nice to see what others do or dont do in this arena. 

We have a DR box that is on a seperate network.  We can take that box build it as a master server and import our catalog from NBU 6.5.3.  We can then patch that into our library via fiber single path slowness, combined with the old leftover of a DR box we should have our critical restore done within 24 hours.  

In a true DR scenario where our primary DC was gone.  I would probably more than likely promote our media server to a master server then do the catalog import piece.  I have not done this since the new and improved 6.5 way of doing things with that small catalog file that i get emailed daily to my inbox.  Have others ?  Does it take long?  Realizing we all have different size catalogs, but in general have you had sucess.  Please add any thoughts...

Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Today i like to share a Blog which can help you while facing error in getting Backup of Exchange Server 2003

I was able to successfully backup of Exchange information Store via Netbackup Policy BUT when i take the backup of Microsoft Exchange MailBoxes it was not able to successfully backup. even i selected the Misrosoft Exchange Mailboxes in the Backup Selection TAB in the policy.


6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - requesting resource Exchange
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - requesting resource
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange-MailBoxes
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - granted resource
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange-MailBoxes
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaa2;Path=E:\Netbackup\Exchange;MediaServer=tpsbkp
6/24/2009 1:25:17 PM - granted resource Exchange...

Omar Villa | 25 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Looking for a solution to a SharedDisk problem I findout under the Netbackup 5.x Best Practices for Disk Layout with Flexible Disk Option on page 4, point 1.2 that SharedDisk will no longer be supported on Netbackup 7.0, what will replace this technology? PureDisk? or just gona get decom? I never liked the way it worked mounting and dismounting LUN's but is there and we need to know what is the next step for this solution.

If any one have any feedback or more recent news all are wellcome.

Deepak W | 17 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

History of NetBackup

 * In 1987, a backup software solution was written by a small group of engineers at Control Data for Chrysler Corporation, and later adopted by other customers of Control Data.
* In 1990, Control Data formed the Automated Workstation Backup System (AWBUS) business unit. The first version of AWBUS supported two tape drives in a single robotic carousel with the SGI IRIX operating system.
* In 1993, Control Data renamed the product to BackupPlus 1.0. (This is why many NetBackup commands have a 'bp' prefix.) Support for media Volume Management and Server Migration/Hierarchical Storage Management was added.
* In the end of 1993, the product and Control Data’s Storage Management 12-person team were acquired by Openvision. This is why, on UNIX platforms, NetBackup installs into /usr/openv. During this time, Open Vision renamed Backup Plus to...

Stuart Green | 16 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

A research note from analyst says that dedupe technology could be integrated into NetBackup 7.0 which could be seen in 2010

Read full article here:

Futhermore 6.5.4 is just out the gate but a recent technote article stated 6.5.5 for Q4 2009.

Keeping us on our toes.

rookie11 | 15 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

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Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

I took the backup of MS SQL Server via Netbackup 6.5 successfully but when I tried to restore it on a alternate PC, I got the below error. I also made a folder altname with a empty .txt file name norestriction. i also did all initial checks as much as possible as i could do but remain got the same error

Restore failed
6/8/2009 5:29:28 PM - begin Restore
6/8/2009 5:29:34 PM - restoring image dbcluster_1244419813
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - requesting resource Fibre Transport
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - Warning nbjm(pid=2524) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - Warning nbjm(pid=2524) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available
6/8/2009 5:35:39 PM - Error bpbrm(pid=4916) listen for client protocol error - couldn't accept from data socket, The operation completed successfully. (0)
6/8/2009 5:35:44 PM...

Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

My Active Directory Backup was not start backing up.
When I tried to double click on the Backup job I saw that Backup window is showing that backup is being started (as shown in the figure) but actually backup is not being written to the Disk Storage unit

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1.) I also made a new policy, change the media from Disk Storage Unit to Tapes, restarted the Netbackup Server and Active directory Server as well and started trying backup but faced same problem

2.) After doing the initial checks as much as could i do i finally tried to take the backup via NTBACKUP which is the utility of Microsoft Windows but also not able to got the backup of Active Directory. You can see the NTBACKUP utility which reported me the error after failing the backup which is in the below figure