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Monica Girolami | 19 Aug 2009 | 0 comments
Efficiency. That seems to be on the minds of many business leaders. Lately I have been thinking about how organizations can improve efficiency. So many businesses are brainstorming how to keep their business operating at its best without breaking the bank.
 
Simple steps can often have a big impact. One thing that is often pushed aside during economic downtimes is upgrading backup software.  But in the meantime, new technologies, such as server virtualization and the latest versions of Windows, have been implemented within the environment and need to be supported by the backup software. 
 
It surprises me how often we find that organizations are operating on outdated backup software by three years or more. When you consider the significant technology improvements made with each new version, organizations are missing out on a number of key benefits that can ultimately save time and money through...
Shrikumar | 20 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Hi,

I am getting CC41 error from one of my client machine whenever using a particular interface at the same time I am able to ping that interface telnt that interface and tried so many network troubleshooting.

But when using other interface the backups are getting completed sucessfully

Please help me to solve this issue.

Regards,
Shrikumar

Alex Vasquez | 17 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

It was the best of times and the worst of times... In data centers, the world around de-duplication is pretty much a "check box" item anymore.  That is, it's pretty much standard functionality within most data protection platforms available today... Or it's the next exit on a product's roadmap.  So it's generally agreed that de-dupe technology is a good thing with a strong usage base in the storage and data protection areas of any Enterprise.  Great, we agree.

The issue, though, is HOW do you deploy a de-dupe technology.  Rather, what method do you go with?  Do you go appliance based aka Data Domain or Quantum's DXI offering (I sure hope Symantec doesn't swat this post)?  Or do you go with something more based on software that is also "storage agnostic" such as PureDisk or EMCs Avamar product? 

That's what I'm asking myself now: What is the best solution for us?  As it stands we are experiencing a...

Alex Vasquez | 17 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

With respect to data protection (I'm not going to call it backup, people. I much prefer smarmy and fancy words. Then again shiny objects fascinate me, too!) jobs and such, there's a number of questions that one can expect to be asked.  I know that for my current job I was asked how to set up a three way NDMP backup and how to bring down netbackup services, from a command line, on a windows server.  But how about other questions?  I'm a subscriber to the Veritas Mailing list (I'm oldschool like that) and I was intrigued by one of the posts.

A job seeker was looking for a Storage Job that required Netbackup knowledge.  Unfortunately, the job seeker did not get that job and was a little miffed that they did not have an answer for the following questions:

  1. If you wanted to know what IP address netbackup was using to perform
    backups what command would you run and where would you run it?
     
  2. How is image stored...
RahulG | 07 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

SunOS is the core operating system comprising the kernel, utilities and basic libraries. Solaris is the broader environment comprising SunOS, OpenWindows and networking support. In other words, SunOS is a component of Solaris.
SunOS and Solaris relate to each other as follows:
For example, when one does a 'uname -a' or ‘uname –r’ this reports that the server has SunOS 5.6 installed which means that it actually got Solaris 2.6 installed which is a bit confusing and not as complete. If you're not into Solaris, it's easy to get confused by the fact that (for example) there's more than one version of Solaris 8, and it's also called Solaris 5.8 and even SunOS 5.8.
The following example shows the output for ‘uname’ command output:
#uname -r
5.6
We can also use more /etc/release to find out the Solaris version.
#cat /proc/version
In addition, we can also run the command ‘showrev’. There's a man page...

Deepak W | 18 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

History of NetBackup

 * In 1987, a backup software solution was written by a small group of engineers at Control Data for Chrysler Corporation, and later adopted by other customers of Control Data.
* In 1990, Control Data formed the Automated Workstation Backup System (AWBUS) business unit. The first version of AWBUS supported two tape drives in a single robotic carousel with the SGI IRIX operating system.
* In 1993, Control Data renamed the product to BackupPlus 1.0. (This is why many NetBackup commands have a 'bp' prefix.) Support for media Volume Management and Server Migration/Hierarchical Storage Management was added.
* In the end of 1993, the product and Control Data’s Storage Management 12-person team were acquired by Openvision. This is why, on UNIX platforms, NetBackup installs into /usr/openv. During this time, Open Vision renamed Backup Plus to...

Deepak W | 10 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

Guys, go through the below menioned link. This site has many NBU scripts available for FREE.

Also scripts are available bat, ksh, sh, etc.

I have tried some of the scripts and turned out to be very handy.

http://mian.homepage.dk

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 8 comments

1.) How can we start the basic troubleshooting/procedure we follow in Netbackup 6.5 if any job fails ?
2.) How can we configure the logging in Netbackup 6.5 Administration Console ?
3.) what are the basic services we should know their work ?

riva11 | 01 May 2009 | 0 comments

The following video shows a demo of Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers 12.5 , in this YouTube video  was tested the 12.5 version on a small test network with Windows Server 2008 and Mac and Windows clients.

Thanks to by David Strom for this quick video tour of the functionality with pros and cons about the Backup Exec 12.5 version.

Video :

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Apr 2009 | 4 comments

Hello Guys,

While searching in My Google Chrome- i found this Document. I think this will be moreful to find the Documents in EnterPrise Support website.

 http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292919.htm

Enjoy Netbackup Doc's

Thanks,
Karthikeyan Sundaram.