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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.

johny sim | 06 May 2009 | 2 comments

Backup Exec is a great application, my personal favorite. Recently I had issues with a backup, as you can see in one of my previous posts… the backup works fine, although compression will not turn on. It is known by most Backup Exec experts that Symantec Backup Exec enables compression when the job starts(if compression is configurable), but how do YOU know if Backup Exec is doing its job and possible the drive is to blame?

Well here is the answer, its called SGMON, its a debug tool that is used to view debugging information for Backup Exec components and services. SGMON is in “C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\SGMON.exe for Backup Exec 12.5d installations. Earlier revisions its buried in the Symantec Backup Exec folder, best bet is to just search for sgmon.exe and you’ll find it easy enough.

Run SGMON, check off Job Engine; as below…
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DavidParker | 30 Apr 2009 | 5 comments

Tired of manually entering every client in my environment to the LiveUpdate policies in NetBackup, I decided to see if there was an easier way to add more than 1 client at a time.

On a hunch, and knowing that the client listing for normal policies is a text file, I poked around to see if the same was true for LiveUpdate policies.
Sure enough, /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class_internal/ had a listing for all my LiveUpdate policies!

So, I just copied and pasted my client listing from existing, "normal" policies and added them into the LiveUpdate policy client lists.
And presto!  100+ clients added in 1 shot!

alazanowski | 21 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

First of all, I want to state that I am very impressed with the fact that Symantec is moving forward on a product that deduplicates data on either the media or client side depending on configuration. This is one of those demands that will assist all backup administrators and I.T. Departments with minimizing costs in a growing environment with miniscule backup windows. Concepts like this show the ingenuity of the developers and the technical users to perform feats against growing costs.

However, there are a few dissapointments that I have seen with Puredisk & Netbackup:

1. If you bought into the whole VTL libraries before any disk based backups were brought into play, you're screwed if you think you can move Puredisk into that environment to use. Unfortunately, you would have to break the entire VTL system (destroy its OS and applications), wipe out all the data, and set up a linux based system that would host those drives as additional disk paths....

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Apr 2009 | 4 comments

Hello Guys,

While searching in My Google Chrome- i found this Document. I think this will be moreful to find the Documents in EnterPrise Support website.

Enjoy Netbackup Doc's

Karthikeyan Sundaram.

J.H Is gone | 14 Apr 2009 | 0 comments
When I first got here:
At 3 remote locations they had Backup Exec and local tape drives.We had to rely on “users” to remember to change tapes and handle them correctly.
At corporate office, we had standalone tape drives on the servers.  And would use OS backup software to backup to tape.Every morning I would come in and hit the eject button on all the tapes, then go back and take them out. Some of them I had to put in the second tape so the backup could finish. Then go and put tonight’s scratch tapes in them. This could take up to 2 hours before I was finished. And then had to check emails to make sure they all actually worked. Once a week I would spend an extra hour doing cleaning tapes in all the drives. I spent a LOT of time doing tapes.
These were the days of ‘Manual Labor’.

Then we purchased NetBackup 3.5. I took the self paced course on...

Taqadus Rehman | 10 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

In our day to day backup administration life we have to face lots or problems, some create panic and some do not; and we often have to log a case with symantec support, initally we log the case and describe the issue we are facing, in response to that support engineer request for logs. From call logging to inital response we some times have to wait  2 hours which irritate more at time you are in panic situation. Let me explain the support material required by symantec support to resolve any issue.

Support team often require various materials, there are 3 generic types:

  1. NetBackup support material 
  2. NetBackup diagnostic material
  3. Individual commands and/or procedures 

Netbackup Support Material

The NetBackup support materials used to be collected by the nbsupport tool, nowadays that is replaced by the "nbsu" tool, this is available to download at following link. you need to...

Taqadus Rehman | 04 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

We recently experienced some images that had failed to be expired on their own due to the known bug in 6.5 that won’t expire old 5.1 images from disk and it reminded me how very important it is to do your homework when taking drastic steps such as this. As we all know, once you use bpexpdate to get rid of an image, the only way to get it back is to import the tape(s). Before expiring those images, even if it is just one, use bpimmedia and bpimagelist to document what the images are and where they reside.

I find with this, Do your home work before playing with catalog images.

LeslieMiller | 02 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Have you migrated from another product to one of Symantec’s Backup products? We want to hear about it—and we’re sure others in the community would like to hear your story as well. So, we’re holding a contest—one where everyone wins. Just for entering you’ll receive 1,000 Reward points. (That’s twice as much as a normal submission.)   And if you have the best story (as determined by a panel of Symantec experts) you will receive the grand prize of 25,000 Connect points. (You could redeem those points for a Hawaiian cruise, or more than $1500 in Amazon gift cards.) Symantec will also award runners up with additional bonus points.

Want to find out more? Check it out here.

TrevorD | 27 Mar 2009 | 3 comments


  1. Align business and IT requirements
  2. Prioritize requirements
  3. Determine true costs for delivery options
  4. Predict the impact of data loss
  5. Establish service levels
  6. Modify infrastructure to meet agreed service levels
  7. Test the recovery process regularly
  8. Analyze logs
  9. Perform incident management
  10. Perform root cause analysis