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AbdulRasheed | 15 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Thank you for attending Symantec webcast Take VMware vStorage APIs to the Limit with Unrivaled Data Protection. The recording of this webcast will be available soon. I am documenting the questions asked during the webcast and respective answers below. The names are withheld for privacy reasons. 

 

 

1. We're seeing snapshots not being removed after the backup operation is finished. Issues?
 
NetBackup’s bpfis program is executing creation and deletion of hypervisor level snapshots using VADP (vStorage APIs for Data Protection) APIs. The snapshot deletion issues occur mainly because of hiccups within the ESXi stack. For example, the backup was too long (or there were too many snapshots at the same time) that resulted in near 100% space consumption. The best way to verify what had happened is to look at vSphere client for the events associated with the virtual machine(s) in question...
Nelson Thomas | 08 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Environment: NetBackup 7.1, Windows 2008 R2 DFSR enabled File server in Cluster.

Error: Backup partially completes or fails with error 13 without backing up actual data.

Issue: Wrong policy configuration and backup job conflict on virtual server on same cluster node.

Solution:

  • Configure the policy as below;

  • In Backup Selection window, the entry should be like below.

/Shadow Copy Components/User Data/Distributed File System Replication/DfsrReplicatedFolders/DFS Share name/

  • And more importantly, if the file servers are in cluster; The backup should run only on any of the virtual server name at a time.

In my case we had four virtual servers under two physical nodes. And...

grlazy | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Well , here is my deduplication story with NBU 7…..

Be gentle, not good at compositions but had to Blog it (not used  to it either) just in case anyone has the same issues.

These are personal experiences and may not work for you.May give you ideas though

 

The plan of the new setup was that one those two media srv’s  -the first- receives the data from 385 wan clients and then optimized dudeped them to the second “disaster” media server.Later on we will merge one old nbu 6.0 with the newer one

The files were mostly user files (docs , pst’s, some images and exports of SQLs)

The initial hardware consisted of  NBU 7.01 master server (ESX VM windows 2003 64Bit/2 cores/4GB mem/enough storage).

We had two media servers (must was ibm 3640 x64 , 8Gbyte ram ) with MSDP pools  on some 2TB volumes (sata disks, svc managed , most likely stripe across one or more array ) .The tape library was...

Symantec Corp. | 24 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

The NetBackup (NBU) Engineering Team took a unique approach in its quest to listen to “the voice of the customer”: they invited them in-house. This case study explains how a technical forum held at a Symantec R&D center allows customers to become part of the decision making process.

Agility is the hallmark of a small business. Without layers of bureaucracy between the makers of a product and its customers, a small business can respond to customer needs quickly. The NetBackup (NBU) Engineering Team wanted to replicate that model and instill an excitement that drives an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the group. “NetBackup Founder Rick Huebsch introduced the idea in 2004,” said Bill Coleman, Director of Engineering for NetBackup (NBU). “As NBU grew over the years—we currently have 40,000 customers—he felt our engineers were becoming disconnected from the customers, so he developed the idea of a Customer Forum.”...

Kyle Drake | 11 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

So I just finished up VMworld in San Francisco week before last, and I was amazed at how many different products were out there to enhance customers’ virtual infrastructures, whether their data centers were on premise or “in the cloud”.  There were many monitoring and reporting products, partner companies looking to relieve the burden for customers to manage their virtual projects, and of course many products that provide backup and recovery capabilities for critical virtual machines.  I think there were 4 or 5 that claimed they were “#1 in VM backups”.   I haven’t seen so much confusion on who’s number 1 since college football introduced the BCS!

What was clear was that the companies touting “#1” were all point product solutions specifically for VM backup and recovery.  These solutions solely focus on the virtual machines themselves, with a little integration to VMware’s management...

Swathi Turlapaty | 22 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Why should I virtualize? That is the question on the top of mind for many IT organizations. There are a number of reasons to move to a virtual environment, from reduced costs to increased efficiencies. In this video watch IT leaders from enterprises across the globe discuss how solutions from Symantec and VMware allow them to seamlessly migrate and manage virtual environments.

http://bit.ly/NECv88

Lauren Childress | 17 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

 

Meet Symantec partner, V-Expert, and virtualization blogger, Greg Stuart.

Greg’s has worked in IT for almost a decade and is prominent blogger in the industry. He shares a wealth of information on the most up to date and interesting products, software, and hardware that deal with VMware and virtualization as a whole.

Greg has some exciting upcoming blog posts on how Symantec is deeply integrated with VMware. He’ll provide some interesting insights into Symantec’s upcoming vCloud Director integration. Stay tuned for posts on:

  • Cloud considerations for the SMB – key considerations that a SMB organization should consider when looking at cloud-based protection.
  • Cloud considerations for the enterprise data center – key considerations that an enterprise organization should consider when looking at cloud-based protection.
  • Real world experiences with vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud...
Lauren Childress | 10 Aug 2012 | 1 comment

 

This Tuesday, August 14th, we have an exciting webcast lined up: High Availability and Business Continuity for Applications in VMware vSphere Environments.

Join to hear two VMware vExperts – Symantec’s Mikko Nykyri and virtualization blogger Greg Stuart – discuss the benefits of leveraging VMware and Symantec together.

Learn more on how to ensure application availability, storage performance, data protection, and business continuity in a VMware environment.

If you are responsible for VMware administration and/or strategy, this webcast is for you. During the webcast, Mikko and Greg will host a question and answer session for all participants.

We hope you can make it. Space is limited so be sure to register here: https://symantecevents.verite.com/26309/.

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BTLOMS | 08 Aug 2012 | 6 comments

PROBLEM:

Linux/Windows servers , all VMs backed up with VMware snapshot API,  would not boot up after they were restored using the default restore options.

SOLUTION:

Changed the restore transport type to NBD and all the restores worked fine.

 

Symantec Corp. | 20 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

No matter what you are trying to improve—your tennis game, career or presentation skills—constant attention and focus on your goal is a necessity. The same is true when a business wants to improve its products. This case study explains how the Symantec NetBackup Team is continuously soliciting customer comments to help improve its software and the customer experience.

“Don’t judge people until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” This Native American proverb applies to every relationship in life: personal and business. These words of wisdom are key to an ethical life, and a guiding principle behind how Symantec implements changes to its products. “You have to constantly monitor your customers’ wants and needs,” said a Product Manager for NetBackup (NBU), “in order to keep your product relevant and robust. We constantly listen to what our customers are saying, and recently they asked us to speed up support...