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SymTerry | 28 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Upgrading… For System Administrators, this can be a painful idea.  What are the new hardware requirements? Where do I get the software? What is the correct process for my environment’s upgrade? So much has to be planned for with minimal downtime in mind.

Symantec has a great one-stop shop for tools and services supporting NetBackup upgrades and troubleshooting, the SORT Web Portal (https://sort.symantec.com/netbackup). SORT stands for Symantec Operations Readiness Tools and simplifies some of the most time-consuming administrator tasks. It helps you identify risks in your datacenters and improve operational efficiency, enabling you to manage the complexity associated with datacenter architectures and scale.

For NetBackup upgrades, there are data collection tools that point out common issues, identify installation and upgrade requirements, track product licenses, and gather data for support troubleshooting. ...

Sat-Chit-ananda | 22 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Respected forum members,

This is my first ever thread. I have tried to make it as informative as possible.This blog is inspired by Curtis Preston's blog .http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/Tape-backup-best-practices-How-to-improve-tape-storage-performance but not copy/paste job.I have used only headings from that article.

Tape is not going to go away as much as I like to throw it out.So to get best out of Tape drives in Netbackup based environment with Disk staging,please have your Architect hat ON and procced furthur.

Understand the limits of your tape drive

 LTO-4 tape drive's maximum native (uncompressed) transfer rate is 120 MB/s. LTO-4 Drives we used had about 128MB of SRAM as cache. More data you are able to send to the drive cache more faster your drive is going to perform.

Below table gives you speed and capacity numbers for each LTO drive type and media.My goal was to achive 240MB/s in my environment...

madan82 | 27 Nov 2013 | 1 comment

Hi All,

 

Please help me to  download trial of the NetBackup PureDisk Virtual Appliance

if any any one knows  the  link. kindly shared to me

 

madan,

Muzayun Mukhtar | 20 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

We would love to invite you for the upcoming usability sessions where you will share your feedback and inputs with the product team. Your comments will be very important for the projects since you have a better understanding of the real scenarios we should be designing for.

 

Here are more details on the activities:

·         90 minute remote session in which you will walk through design prototypes, we will request you to think aloud and provide your feedback along the way.

·         If permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a 175$ gift certificate.  Please let us know if you are allowed to receive such a gift.

Study 1:

Topic:  NetBackup Storage Management

Session dates: July 1st – 5th 2013

Study 2:

Topic:  NetBackup Replication...

backup.wallace-computing | 13 Jun 2013 | 0 comments
An account executive I work with recently asked me for two questions to start discussions with his customers on backup and recovery issues.  Limiting this to only two is a challenge so this post is the first two questions I would suggest.
 
Two simple questions to ask yourself (or your customers)
 
1.     How are you positioned for Disaster Recovery?
2.     Do you want to be tape free?
 
Both of these are intertwined with the trends in the data protection space, driven by  Deduplication appliances and replication.
 
Let’s hit the second question first.  Tape has its place for longer term retention.  That has not disappeared for most organizations.  “Cloud” based archiving services are starting to...
Muzayun Mukhtar | 07 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

We have several user experience sessions between April 15th - 18th (PST) at Symantec Vision 2013 Las Vegas. Sign up to share your feedback with our Product and UX team. As thanks for your participation, and if permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a gift card redeemable at a host of online vendors. Please refer to the details below:

1.     NetBackup Storage Focus Group: Take part in a 90 minute Focus Group in which you will get to tell us how you want to see your storage overviews. We also want to know what information matters to you, so that we design keeping your needs in mind. For this focus group, we are looking for storage administrators who as part of their tasks manage or monitor storages in NetBackup. The session is scheduled for Monday 04.15 between 10:30-12pm and Tuesday 04.16 between 3:30-5pm.

2.     NetBackup SLP and A.I.R Monitoring and Management Focus Group...

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.

 

Abesama | 11 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

With some help from Symantec Tech Support, I managed to put this script together.

Run it on your SPA node, it will report on the total size of dataselection on source for all active dataselections under all active agents.

Put it on crontab on the SPA node, you now have your own FETB report automated, delivered to your email address!

Enjoy.

(tested on PureDisk 6.6.3)

= = =

#!/bin/sh
echo 'agentid,sizeonsourcelastversion,hostname' > /tmp/filename.csv
echo '-------,-----------------------,---------------------------------' >> /tmp/filename.csv
i=0
j=0
for j in `/opt/pddb/bin/psql -U pddb ca -c "select dataselection.agentid,dataselection.sizeonsourcelastversion,agent.hostname from dataselection,agent where dataselection.agentid=agent.id and agent.statustypeid=2 and dataselection.sizeonsourcelastversion!=0 and dataselection.disabled=0" | head -n -2 | tail +3 | awk '{print...

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...

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...