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GFK | 26 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

The bottom line is that IT administration is not as simple as it was a few years ago. In fact, keeping your business data for critical applications protected is pretty tricky. Backing up, that’s not the tricky bit, is it? Backing stuff up, on the face of it, is really easy. You can back up most data pretty easily with most backup technology, but it is the restoring it that is troubling.

The whole point of agents and options is to improve, extend and enhance the backing up and restoration of critical data. As I’ve said in a previous blog, backing up Active Directory is pretty easy – restoring it can be a nightmare if you are not using Backup Exec AD Agent. So BE has a number of pretty critical agents and options to help organisations to expand the effectiveness of their backup strategy and specifically deal with the idiosyncrasies of specific application backup nightmares.

The BE 12.5 Media Server and Agent of Windows Systems licenses include:...

GFK | 12 Jun 2009 | 6 comments

Protecting the VMware environment has its own unique set of data protection challenges. There are basically three ways to protect VMware: the guest OS method, the console backup method and the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) method. The guest OS method treats each virtual machine as a standalone server and backups take place as usual as if the virtual is physical server. The second practice is the console backup practice, in which virtualisation administrators back up the VMware ESX Server with no regard of the underlying virtual machines in the ESX environment. (There is a “free” product, ESXi, but it has no console, and requires add-ons to manage.)

VCB Backup requires VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and initially SAN attached disk (iSCSI or Fibre Chanel) but now supports VMFS with local, JBOD, iSCSI and Fibre-Channel-attached disk, network file system (NFS) and virtual compatibility mode raw device mapping (RDM). The only mode not currently supported is physical...

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

GFK | 29 May 2009 | 0 comments

Nowadays, probably not so much. There was a time where a day or two of outage didn’t make a huge difference to businesses - unfortunately that was over 20 years ago. We now live in a “NOW” world where every second counts. Somehow, no matter what your size, you have to consider how to ensure that business-critical data is always protected and always available. How do you improve your Recovery Point Objective? Enter stage left: Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server.

Continuous Protection Server (CPS) combines Backup Exec data protection with replication technology and disk-based data protection to provide continuous fast and reliable data backup and retrieval. It does what is says on the tin: offering continuous data protection; giving you the ability to restore data at a granular level from points in time throughout the day. At the same time you can perform simultaneous backups of multiple servers; fully integrated with Symantec Backup Exec for...

DavidParker | 30 Apr 2009 | 5 comments

Tired of manually entering every client in my environment to the LiveUpdate policies in NetBackup, I decided to see if there was an easier way to add more than 1 client at a time.

On a hunch, and knowing that the client listing for normal policies is a text file, I poked around to see if the same was true for LiveUpdate policies.
Sure enough, /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class_internal/ had a listing for all my LiveUpdate policies!

So, I just copied and pasted my client listing from existing, "normal" policies and added them into the LiveUpdate policy client lists.
And presto!  100+ clients added in 1 shot!

alazanowski | 21 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

First of all, I want to state that I am very impressed with the fact that Symantec is moving forward on a product that deduplicates data on either the media or client side depending on configuration. This is one of those demands that will assist all backup administrators and I.T. Departments with minimizing costs in a growing environment with miniscule backup windows. Concepts like this show the ingenuity of the developers and the technical users to perform feats against growing costs.

However, there are a few dissapointments that I have seen with Puredisk & Netbackup:

1. If you bought into the whole VTL libraries before any disk based backups were brought into play, you're screwed if you think you can move Puredisk into that environment to use. Unfortunately, you would have to break the entire VTL system (destroy its OS and applications), wipe out all the data, and set up a linux based system that would host those drives as additional disk paths....

GFK | 17 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Most important in today’s economic climate is IT’s struggle to manage, control, streamline and provide services to the business. With increasing pressure to do more with less (don’t you love that phrase!), IT needs to reduce risk exposure by improving productivity, driving savings and consolidating suppliers through a standard set of management tools that helps exploit IT assets.

Inevitably over the coming months we will see some massive changes in our working environment. Organisations that are forced to reduce overheads or make massive structural changes are at risk of stretching resources just a little too thin. Conversely, organisational consolidations may suffer from exponential growth of email systems, increased numbers of servers or storage hardware to manage, with minimal resources to do so.

Consequentially organisations need to maintain the status quo by rapidly securing their new technology landscape. But whichever it is, the pressure to do...

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.

makeit | 26 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

Hi,

we habe a quite big problem because we need to upgrade our Backup Licenses from 9.1 to the latest version...
Our last info was, that it is not possible to make an upgrade directly from 9.1 to 12.5 and we need to by the Licence and all the Agents new what is out of the question for our company becaus of the costs...

Maybe one of you can help me an give some proposals?

thanks a lot
brigitte scheibl
makeit information systems

thms. | 25 Mar 2009 | 2 comments

today I had (and i still have) a problem with a combination of backup exec 12.5 and win2008,exchange2007 and win2003

now im searching for the solution