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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.

http://mian.homepage.dk

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

Exit Status Codes

Zahid.Haseeb | 08 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.

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.

 http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292919.htm

Enjoy Netbackup Doc's

Thanks,
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...