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inn_kam | 01 Apr 2013 | 3 comments

Its an excellent Tech Note by Symantec for All Avaialble Videos related to all Versions of Exchange Backups and Restore with Netbackup

I Want to share it because some new users and some new certified Netbackup would find it difficult to deploy Exchange server with netbackup and all documents and videos at one platform

VIDEO: NetBackup Support Screencast Demo - list of available videos

Links provided are to the technote for the video which contains the URL link to the video, as well as a full transcript of the video.
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puga | 11 May 2012 | 0 comments

We had the same issue as "missing-network-connections-when-restoring-virtual-machines", but we were restoring windows VM, and we had missing (empty) network connections dialog box. What had helped us is kb HOWTO44542.

PS: Our NBU environment is

PS2: look at virtual-machine-recovery-issues as well (not possible in our case) and vmware slow browsing TECH128037 (dns issues)

李强 | 02 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Installation environment:

If you are in the implementation of the process of recovery encountered an error: v-126-3
You need in your "master server" and "boot server" to use ping "master server name", "boot server name" and "client name".
This error is not necessarily a result of not upgraded due to patches, it may be because the host did not modify the hosts file created.

GFK | 02 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
A typical server environment consists of the main servers, drive arrays (which may or may not be directly attached to their respective servers), and disk- and tape-based backup servers. The most common IT assets are typically: patch panel, switches, secondary UPS, switch box, monitor and keyboard, blade servers, drive arrays and tape systems. Server storage devices hold organisational applications and operating systems in some partitions and documents in others.
Like any system servers are subject to a range of threats as well as maintenance which can include:
  • Server Crash
  • End users can easily overwrite or delete important documents
  • Applications need updating
  • Operating systems must be patched – perhaps tested in a virtual environment
  • Upgrade new server platforms
  • Malicious code can penetrate defences and attack data, applications, and operating systems
  • and can even get backed up if it is not...
quebek | 06 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

Recently I was participating in the annual Disaster Recovery tests. One of my Netbackup servers in DR scope is installed on windows and its performing backups of virtual machines (VCB backup proxy server). Since this server is utilitising on daily basis about one tape I projected that during DR test I will just import all tapes from this server (there should not be more then 3 tapes - last three backup sets). So I wasn't creating any hot backup to tape (yet another tape to be offsited). During DR test I imported all needed tapes. Phases I and II went smoothly, I was able to see clients backups in reports, cool. I ran BAR and configured it to restore first VMware machine client. What was my surprise when after selecting "Select for Restore/ Restore from Virtual Machine Backup" BAR told me that there is no backup available to restore from!! I checked all VMmachines that were backed up through this VCB server - the same. I ...

OneManITShop | 19 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

I had to restore a file this morning using my B2D job. While I had no problems and everyone is happy I found it to be the perfect opportunity to go over my backup plan. It can’t hurt.

I backup 3 data types:
Email (Domino Server)
User data (aka files)
Active Directory

I’m using Backup Exec for all my backup jobs and most of the time I’m happy with the performance.

Domino backup is done using the Domino agent. Using this article as a reference I backup the Lotus\Domino\Data folder. Weekly cycle to tape with daily full backup to disk provide a strong backup. One important note that helps me keeping the backup in reasonable size is old users nsf files. When a user leave the company we still need to keep the mailbox (compliance, compliance, compliance) but it is not changing and there is no point in backing the same file every day. I have...

RahulG | 06 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Mailboxes for the user's deleted from the active directory do not show up in the restore selections when the data is backed up to a tape.

Details: This behavior is by design.

Explanation : When Running the GRT backup to tape , the exchange data is backed up in the native format ,along with the ese.dll and other supporting files,Later the MAPI is initialize on the exchange server by RAWS (Remote agent for Windows Server) to gather granular restore information .MAPI gathers the exchange data using Active directory and then writes to the catalog. As MAPI cannot retrieve the information about the deleted user from the Active directory the catalog information for the user is not written to the catalog. this is not a problem with restore selection from backup to disk folder due to the Dynamic way we can read the exchange DB using the VFF technology

Workaround : Duplicate the backup set from tape...

johny sim | 06 May 2009 | 2 comments

Backup Exec is a great application, my personal favorite. Recently I had issues with a backup, as you can see in one of my previous posts… the backup works fine, although compression will not turn on. It is known by most Backup Exec experts that Symantec Backup Exec enables compression when the job starts(if compression is configurable), but how do YOU know if Backup Exec is doing its job and possible the drive is to blame?

Well here is the answer, its called SGMON, its a debug tool that is used to view debugging information for Backup Exec components and services. SGMON is in “C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\SGMON.exe for Backup Exec 12.5d installations. Earlier revisions its buried in the Symantec Backup Exec folder, best bet is to just search for sgmon.exe and you’ll find it easy enough.

Run SGMON, check off Job Engine; as below…
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Symanticus | 28 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

Yesterday night, while doing server hardware migration using Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5.2 System Recovery Disk I learnt few things:

This is using cold backup method:

1. During the Backup process, it will ask for serial number.
2. Each partition will be created as single .v2i, there will be no .sv2i file as in the hot backup (this .sv2i file could've been easier if the cold backup is able to do this :-| ).
3. the restored physical server image will adjust itself to deployment LUN size.

and the most important lesson of the day is that: Error: E0BB014B: Volume Not Found was supposedly fixed in version 8.5.3

as can be seen from:...

Sheena K. | 31 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

For the past 5 years we've been using on of the Backup Exec for Windows products to complete our disaster recovery data backups. We've always done an online, offsite and tape backup of the data files changed that day then a complete (master) backup of the data servers. When I first started doing this 4 years ago our daily modified tape was one AIT-3 tape in that time we've grown to 3- AIT-5 tapes.

As part of our continued security for SAS70 certification we two step the master backups. First creating an online backup then compressing and encypting those .bkf files to tape for archiving. It wasn't till recently we discovered that with Backup Exec 12.5 there is a character limit that was not imposed on previous versions. This is only an issue with the 2 step process. If the "master" job is run directly to tape then it doesn't seem to be an issue restoring files. It is only after restoring the online or .bkf files that the data becomes unrecoverable. By not doing the...