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GrazianoPecciarini | 26 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

 

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    In the Computer and Storage World a snapshot is the state of a system at a particular point in time. More in detail, a snapshot is a point-in-time, read-only, disk-based copy of a client volume (see Blog Link). 

    In the backup world, after the snapshot is created, NetBackup backs up data from the snapshot, not directly from the client’s primary or original volume. Users and client operations can access the primary data without interruption while data on the snapshot volume is being backed up. The contents of the snapshot volume are cataloged as if the backup was produced directly from the primary volume. After the backup is complete, the snapshot-based backup image on storage media is indistinguishable from a backup image produced by a traditional, non-snapshot backup....

inn_kam | 25 Mar 2013 | 4 comments

Hi

i am working as Systems Engineer in one of the Vendor Side Company , and give support for Symantec Netbackup + Desktop Laptop + Ops Center for lots of Customer .and if got any complicated issue , we took help from Symantec  with excellent support.

In this blog i would like to contribute my Experience for trouble shooting various cases at customer side with the help of Symantec

And it wil help lots of people who are new in using Symantec Netbackup.

 

Gaurav Kaushal | 21 Mar 2013 | 4 comments

Scary …!

 

One of the reasons that can cause this is the absence of FARMS key under

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veritas\NetBackup\BEDS\Engine\Sharepoint\

 

Sometime it may happen that the key is not present and will cause the backups to fail. The significance of this key is that it contains the information about the SharePoint farm.

This Key is created on SQL Backend Servers and contains the names of frontend servers that put their data on this backend server.

If you encounter such issue, you can use the following command to create the key and reattempt the backup.

bpresolver.exe query -c svw8scr5 -ct 8 -init_beds "Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\*"

Recently, while working on one of the cases, I used this command and it resolve the backup failure for us.

Zahid.Haseeb | 20 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Backups are the first stage to keep your business at safe side. If you lose your Data you lost your Business. It is the Insurance policy for your company. Think if you never leave insurance policy for your brand new car then why keeping the business at risk ! In this Blog we will discuss some of the Key Points which a Business should never ignore.

Confidence

It gives confidence to all persons who are either Customers OR Employees of the organization, that the company is ready to face crises in case of disaster. This shows you are not going to be astonish at the time of disaster.

Data Corruption

As we are use to watching and listening to about data corruption, deletion due to Viruses or Worms attack. This keep you satisfied that you have at least a copy of data less outdated depend of you RPO.

Insurance

For me its an insurance policy for Businesses. Its not just to get backups for the sake...

Francesco.R | 15 Mar 2013 | 24 comments

NetBackup 7.6Beta is currently being tested by a wealth number of customers. So far the feedback has been very positive especially with regards to one of its new features: NetBackup Accelerator for VMware.

NetBackup Accelerator reduces the backup time for VMware backups. NetBackup uses VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) to identify changes made within a virtual machine. Only the changed data blocks are sent to the NetBackup media server, to significantly reduce the I/O and backup time. The media server combines the new data with previous backup data and produces a traditional full NetBackup image that includes the complete virtual machine files

Accelerator has the following benefits:

  • Performs full backups faster than traditional backup.
  • Creates a compact backup stream that uses less network bandwidth between the backup host and the server.
  • Accelerator sends only changed data blocks for the backup. NetBackup then creates a full...
Arigarpen | 05 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Issue:

All backups ending with Status: 96 - Unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96)

 

Job Overview Status:

Unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96)

Detailed Status:

Error bptm(pid=3324) incorrect media found in drive index 0, expected 6500L4, found 003395, FREEZING 6500L4

Other Noticable Manifistation:

All scratch media that encounters this error immediately becomes Frozen and gets moved from the Scratch volume pool into the Netbackup.

 

Solution:

1. Confirm that the Media ID Generation Rule is configured properly.

Access from: (Media and Device Manager > Media > Robots > TLD (X) > Inventory Robot > Advanced Options > Media Generation ID)

Note: The standard rule with 1:2:3:4:5:6 was...

robydv | 04 Mar 2013 | 0 comments
When selecting a backup solution for an enterprise environment performance and scalability are between the most important requirements.
 
I'd like to recall the two Kyle Blog entries about NetBackup scalability and why the NetBackup three-tiered approach is the winning one.
 
A backup software with its configuration catalog distributed on different hosts may have scalability issues due to the problem of keeping all this pieces of information up-to-date.
 
The other things to consider are:
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kirankamreddy | 25 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Has data protection got you perplexed? Are you wondering if your current data protection plan is maximizing the value of the technology assets and not underutilizing them? Join this webcast on February 26th at 10 am PST to learn how to create efficient environments with the right people, right processes and right technologies in place to provide the best data protection for your company. Highlights of the webcast include:

  • Top operational challenges in data protection environments today
  • A comparison of various deployment models           
  • An introduction to a new deployment model—Managed Services

 

Don’t miss out on this webcast, register now! http://bit.ly/X5XEPf   

kirankamreddy | 24 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Has data protection got you perplexed? Are you wondering if your current data protection plan is maximizing the value of the technology assets and not underutilizing them? Join this webcast on February 26th at 10 am PST to learn how to create efficient environments with the right people, right processes and right technologies in place to provide the best data protection for your company. Highlights of the webcast include:

  • Top operational challenges in data protection environments today
  • A comparison of various deployment models           
  • An introduction to a new deployment model—Managed Services

 

Don’t miss out on this webcast, register now! http://bit.ly/X5XEPf   

Alex Sakaguchi | 21 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Don’t customers hate being misled?

I know I do.  Sometimes it can be innocent…you know, like maybe the sales person wasn’t as knowledgeable as he/she could’ve been.  Or perhaps they were new.  In any case, it behooves the customer to do some homework to make sure that they are not being misled, innocently or otherwise.

 

Your homework is done.

I came across a situation recently where a customer said that a vendor told them their solution could do global deduplication the same as Symantec, but cheaper.  My first thought was wow that’s a big deal.  As you may know, Symantec deduplication capabilities built into NetBackup and Backup Exec offer customers the flexibility of leveraging dedupe at the client, server, or target, and can efficiently dedupe across workloads like physical and...