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Dyneshia | 17 Dec 2012 | 0 comments
 

Providing the following information when creating a Sharepoint case will not only help the TSE narrow down the issue, but will help resolving your case faster and more efficient.  The following information will help the TSE outline an action plan before the first call back and WebEx.

1) Environment Information

Master Server Name:   
OS :
NBU Version:

Media Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version :

SharePoint Front Web Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version
SharePoint version :
For SharePoint 2010, please confirm service pack.
To check Service pack, From the SharePoint Admin console -> upgrade and patch management -> check product and patch installation status
If you are running on service pack 1, you must be at NBU 7.1.0.4 or higher
This must be done on ALL nodes in the farm.

SQL Server ( SharePoint back end) Name:
OS:
NBU Version:...

AlanTLR | 12 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Attached you will find the presentations and notes from the Phoenix Backup and Archiving User Group Meeting, which covered the following topics:

 

  • NetBackup 7.5 New Features and NetBackup 7.6 Sneak Peek by Michael Lesicko, Symantec
  • Clearwell eDiscovery Platform Demo by Randy Law, Symantec, and a Presentation by Andrew Becker, Trace3 and Randy Law, Symantec
  • Roundtable Discussion

The meeting was held at Trace3 in Phoenix.  More information on the meeting here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/events/phoenix-backup-archiving-user-group-meeting-december-6-2012.

 

 

 

 

Dyneshia | 10 Dec 2012 | 4 comments

Providing the following information when creating an exchange case will not only help the TSE narrow down the issue, but will help resolving your case faster and more efficient.  The following information will help the TSE outline an action plan before the first call back and WebEx.

If you are using GRT with exchange, be sure to check out : https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-information-and-logs-include-when-creating-grt-exchange-case-support

1) Environment Information

Master Server Name:   
OS :
NBU Version:

Media Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version :

Exchange Server  Name:
OS:
NBU Version :
Exchange Version:

If this is a cluster or 2010 DAG please include the following :

Cluster / DAG NAME:...

RLeon | 04 Dec 2012 | 8 comments

In my struggles to understand various instant snapshot technologies, I have come up with the following way to help me better understand the fundamental concepts behind all snapshot products.
Please note that everything covered here are deliberately oversimplified. I also refer to LUNs, disks, volumes and partitions interchangeably.
By sharing my understandings, I hope others who are as confused as I was would find this helpful.
I would also be very grateful if someone would be kind enough to point out any errors in my understandings. It helps everyone in the end and will be appreciated.
Please note, that although all my examples are based on Windows platforms, the fundamental concepts apply to *nix platforms too.

Snapshots - What are they:
To explain how and why it works is out of the scope of this simple post. In most cases it utilizes Copy-On-Write technologies, which I would recommend reading up on.
For the scope...

Drew Meyer | 20 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Hey readers - new post about Symantec's official VMware support on the official Backup Exec and NetBackup blogs. Be careful who you trust with your data.

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...