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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...

Alex Sakaguchi | 02 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Are you interested in seeing first hand the new advancements around virtualization backup and recovery coming in NetBackup 7.6?  Well, we've decided to host a Google Hangout as a sneakpeak into the latest and greatest, and broadcast it live from Vision 2013 in Las Vegas on 4/17.  This Hangout is open to the public and we're encouraging everyone to come check it out!

We'll be showing you things like how to backup 300 VMs in 3 minutes, backing up 3TB of data in 15 minutes, and much more.

Broadcasting live from the Expo Hall floor of the MGM Grand on April 17th from 12:00pm to 1:15pm Pacific time.  

RSVP on our Google + page: Protecting 300 VMs in 3 min

We'll be taking questions from panel members as well as those submitted through Google + and...

Alex Sakaguchi | 26 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Dear NetBackup Users,

 

I came across an awesome story about how one company used NetBackup AIR to save them in a disaster recovery scenario.  I was pretty impressed with how they used the technology, and more so by how much it saved them in a real DR situation.  Here's the super consolidated and simplified version (or watch the VIDEO):

Super Cool Industries (real names have been changed) had recently upgraded their backup solution to NetBackup 7.5, which features a slick replication technology called AIR (Auto Image Replication).  They immediately began using AIR to replicate backup images from one of their plants to another.  One day, a crazy ice storm knocked the power out at the first plant, which left both it, and another plant that relied on one of its servers, stranded.

Now, previous to this upgrade, their old...

Francesco.R | 15 Mar 2013 | 22 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...
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   

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...

Mark_Solutions | 25 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Our place is holding some events on 27th and 28th February in the UK so i thought I would invite you all - I have added them to the events calendar but thought it may have better visibility here - hope you can come and enjoy it - here are the details:

Cognitive Network Solutions, a Symantec Data Protection Master

& Hardware Appliance Specialist partner,

would like to invite you to this must attend event.

Come and see how we can improve your Backups, Reduce Cost and Increase Efficiency.

  • NetBackup 5220 Appliance – A complete backup & recovery solution for your virtual & physical systems in a single box. Complete with built in storage, intelligent end to end de-duplication and more
  • Superior load balancing for fastest possible backup performance
  • Utilise the NetBackup Appliance to refresh your Backup Infrastructure. No more dealing with...
Jason_Dowzell | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

With the ever increasing usage of disk based backup solutions, one of the questions I get asked most often is around the future of tape. There is no doubt that disk offers many benefits over tape, not least restore performance and reliability, combined with some great technical advances like deduplication. That said, does tape still have a place in modern data protection?

Rarely a week passes when I don’t talk to a customer who wants to reduce their reliance on tape. The main challenges customers experience with tape are performance, especially when backing up lots of small files, restore speed, and also reliability issues caused by media volatility and drive failures. Add to that the cost of taking tapes off-site and cycling them back on site each day and it is little wonder many want to try and reduce their reliance on the technology.
 
Disk as a backup technology has been around for many years but, in recent years, has become almost a...
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...