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Scott Thornberry | 29 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

I know with the end of year approaching, and hunting season and holiday items, but any thoughts of getting together maybe to share what everyone is or has been doing, maybe on what versions everyone is on, any projects changes your doing, and some planning for next year ?
I know for myself I been very busy with a lot of system updates and migrations that I work on outside of Netbackup, which has kept me busy.
But I also spent some time improving some performance items.  Please let me know if your interested in doing a meeting and lunch to catch up.  Maybe not as long or formal, but I would like to see if we can get the group together again, and see what and where everyone is doing with Netbackup and where they see things heading in the upcomming year.
Thank you.
Scott Thornberry
 

kakaluru | 09 Oct 2014 | 1 comment

Hi,

One of my collegue changed saturday pool location. Then suddenly all previous media back up dates are showing empty.

Kindly find an attachment for your reference and let me know how to identify date wise tapes for data restoration.

Michael G Andersen | 13 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

When troubleshooting database backups, it is important to remember that a database backup is in principle an user initiated backup,
so the backup is actually started from the client by the script/database backup api.

The database backup is more sensitive to name resolution than file backup, partly because of the above

Places to look for information/things to do:

The activity monitor, probably where you would see the error first.

The bphdb log folder which gives the script exit status, environment information and other things there can help figure out what the issue is.

The dbclient log folder with 777 permission which gives detailed information about the backup done by the database api e.g. rman

The database api's log e.g. rman messagelog

The database's log e.g the alert log for Oracle

The OS system logs, but often this a copy of the messages from the database's logs

If none of this gives an...

Walker_Yang | 04 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

For some people, it might be a little bit hard to find the documents and patches for NetBackup easily and efficiently. Here provide a simple way to find them, just remember Symantec official web site and simple navigation link, that's all you need to do.

1. Visit Symantec offical web site: www.symantec.com, scroll down and click "Supported Products A-Z".

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2. In the supported product list, choose the product you want. Scroll down and click "NetBackup Enterprise Server"

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3. Now we've entered into NetBackup Enterprise Server Technical Support web. Here we can find the documents and files, as follows:

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4. Click "Documentation", you'll navigate...

NBU Channels Guy | 07 Apr 2014 | 3 comments

Do you know about the NetBackup Analyzer tool?    Have you used it?    Do you use it yearly?  

All questions that every NetBackup customer should be asking themselves.  The following story came to me recently from one of our Account Executives, Derek Hunter.  It reinforces the value of information and the use of a simple tool to improve the operation of an ever changing backup landscape.  

Recently, Derek received a call from a frustrated NetBackup customer that was not able to make their backup windows. Following a short conversation, the customer agreed to run the NetBackup Analyzer to give us potential clues on their issue and to get a basic overview of their environment. 
 
The NBU Analyzer took the customer ten minutes to run (a simple script) on their end and within 24 hours they received a call from Derek with results, a report and a suggestion to fix their concern.  By...

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. ...

Mark_Solutions | 25 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

We all know that you shouldn't back up a client to a Media Server of a lower version of NetBackup but sometimes it is easy to make an oversight.

An example cropped up recently for me at a straight forward staged upgrade.

The plan was a Master Server upgrade in week 1, let that settle for a couple of weeks before upgrading the Media Servers then a couple more weeks and upgrade all clients - change control / rollback options and all that!

Along the way it was decided to virtualise the Master Server too.

Sounded OK until we did the testing when everything worked great apart from the Catalog backup which went to a Media Server (The Master being virtualised could not have tape drives)

The backup failed with a 154 - Storage Unit is not compatible - storage unit characteristics mismatched to request.

Couldn't find any tech notes and the penny hadn't quite dropped when I first saw the...

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...

Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 3 comments

Hi All,

I found this,

Its a easy and quick way to know about netbackup processes and commands.

http://www.datadisk.co.uk/html_docs/veritas/veritas_netbackup_cs.htm

Netbackup Cheat Sheet

Master Server Daemons/Processes

Request daemon bprd
Scheduler bpsched (started with bprd)
Netbackup database manager bpdbm (started with bpsched)
Job Monitor bpjobd (started with bpdbm)

Media Server Daemons/Processes

Communications daemon bpcd
Backup and restore manager bpbrm (started with bpcd)
Tape Manager bptm (started with bpbrm)...
Ah45 | 09 Nov 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All,

I got some netbackup tricks and commands.

http://solarisveritasinterview.blogspot.com/2009/04/veritas-netbackup-tricks-and-commands.html

 

veritas netbackup tricks and commands

Netbackup Tips and Tricks (Unix)

 

Glossary

Term Definition

CLI Command Line Interface

GUI Graphical User Interface

Media Server 

Master Server 

 

Starting and Stopping Netbackup

Stopping Netbackup

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/K77netbackup --> graceful shutdown 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpps -a --> check for any remaining processes 

• /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/bp.kill_all ---> kills all remaining...