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Deepak W | 18 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 | 15 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


Deepak W | 10 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

Guys, go through the below menioned link. This site has many NBU scripts available for FREE.

Also scripts are available bat, ksh, sh, etc.

I have tried some of the scripts and turned out to be very handy.

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

Exit Status Codes

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 8 comments

1.) How can we start the basic troubleshooting/procedure we follow in Netbackup 6.5 if any job fails ?
2.) How can we configure the logging in Netbackup 6.5 Administration Console ?
3.) what are the basic services we should know their work ?

J.H Is gone | 01 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

I set up Media ID Generation - had it just the way I wanted it!
I even tested it and it worked GREAT.

Then when my NetBackup operator put in new tapes for the library - the ID's were wrong!!!

I checked again and I yes I had a rule for it.
And I tested it and it worked.

So they tried again - and again it failed.

So I did some digging and found out that the Media ID Generation is stored in the vm.conf of the SERVER YOU ARE RUNNING THE CONSOLE ON!!!

Well that was my problem.
I have the Remote Admin Console installed on my windows PC. It is there that I created the rule, so it ended up in MY vm.conf. This is why I could see it. I went to see where my operator runs it from. And sure enough NO RULE was entered. I even started the java console on my master and again NO RULE.

So just to be safe I added the rule on all 4 places we run a console from.
The Master, the 2 media servers, my pc, and the console we put on the NOM...

rookie11 | 26 May 2009 | 1 comment

Hi all

Hav recently prepared some technical paper though it was a simple one but full of screen grabs ......its NBU client installation procedure.
just wanna know from expert community members and symantec admin from their past experiences whether it will be accepted or not.