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Zahid.Haseeb | 10 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Today i would like to discuss a very tiny error which i faced while giving the label to the tape cartridge on an standalone tape drive

 

Environment

Netbackup Server = version 7

OS of Netbackup = Win2003 R2

Tape Drive = Standalone with 4mm density

Tape Cartridge = 36/72 GB with 4mm density

 

Prerequisite which i did

1.) bpexpdate -d 0 -m A00000                                       (successful run)

2.) vmadd -m A11111 -mt 4mm -p 1                               (successful run)  

 

Problem

bplabel -m A11111 -d 4mm -o -p Netbackup -u 0      

Error reported by media operation: resource...

Zahid.Haseeb | 03 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

Environment

NBU Server = 7

OS of NBU = win2003R2

Client = win2003

SQL = 2000 

 

Problem

I was trying to take SQL backup but failed instantly which the below Activity Monitor error.

 

Activity Monitor

11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp-4mm
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsbdc
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.PVCSTrackr
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM - Error nbjm(pid=2032) NBU status: 96, EMM status: No media is available   
unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96) 

 

Resolution

Actually i wanted to take the backup of MS SQL with an infinity 9 retention level. i set the retention level to 9 in the schedule which i created but did not...

Anton Panyushkin | 28 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

During the last 2 months I thoroughly tested SAN-based FlashBackup-Windows on Wintel platform and found a number of puzzling issues. This research prompted me to create a couple of threads here and there on this forum and open a rather long-term support case at Symantec. To sum up my research, I decided to create a PowerPoint presentation that describes how I deployed a test SAN media server, took SAN-based flashbackups and performed restores. It also depicts the way I tuned SAN media server for best performance and performance figures for both backup and restore. On top of that, I present you the issues I faced during my work and solutions for some of them.  Your feedback is extremely welcomed. I'd like we to sure our expertise on FlashBackup-Windows.

RDesai | 30 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

I have NBU 7.0 server running on Windows 32 bit 2003 SE server. I have setup email and do receive catalog emails with catalog recovery file attached. However, emails are live only for 120 days where as we are required to keep backups "FOREVER" on a monthly basis at DR site .  I want to find out if there is a way to copy this catalog recovery file also onto the tape going to DR site every week. By default, the catalog backups always go on to the CatalogBackup pool. How can I also copy the same file also on the tape going off-site (i.e. to a tape in a pool other than CatalogBackup)? (My attempt to change policy to drop multiple copy fails to allow me to choose another pool and hence this blog)

Background: Pertinent info. from prior reading of blogs: 1. I do not want catalog tape also going offsite every week => i.e. a pure waste to send 1.6TB capacity tape having only a few megs and also to sync each weeks catalog tape w/ the ...

hawkinsa | 23 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

East MI Storage & High Availability User Group
Meeting Notes 18Aug10
 

Meeting Started 11:15am
 
Topics Discussed:
 

  • Craig Leiss started out meeting by reviewing agenda:
    • Stressed importance of group discussion for getting the most out of the meeting.
    • Went around the room for introductions (name, current role, Symantec products in use, what do you expect to get from the meeting)
    • Next meeting is scheduled for November 10th on the west side of the state
      • Can Symantec provide web services (WebX, ect.) for this meeting for those who cannot travel and attend in person?
      • Bryan Yakel stated that Steelcase has volunteered to host the November meeting and that representative from Amway has volunteered to do a presentation on PureDisk.

 
Lunch break @ 11:30am
 

  • Philp Avery from Dewpoint presentation...
pkh | 07 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attached is a whitepaper on how hardware encryption is done for LTO4 tapes.  Hardware encryption is part of the specs for LTO4 tapes.  Thus it is not available for LTO3 tapes although LTO4 tape drives can write to LTO3 tapes.

The part that I find particularly interesting is how an encrypted LTO4 is protected against low level copying.
 

Tomer Gurantz | 12 Apr 2010 | 12 comments

In playing a bit with Media server deduplication in NetBackup 7.0 GA, I have run into an issue where the Storage Server Configuration Wizard comes up with an error during the configuration phase, on Windows:

database system error.
RDSM has encountered an STS error: ioctl failed (2060017)

Here is a screenshot of the wizard in this state:

Storage Server Creation Status... Fail

After reproducing this error a number of times on the same machine (reimaging in between tests), we had some engineers take a look at the system. As it turns out, the NBU 7.0 GA code, during the PD engine configuration, expects that the system is able to ping itself (have self name resolution). Not an unreasonable request, however in this case my host could not ping itself because it had an incorrect hosts file.

As it turns out, patches...

Zahid.Haseeb | 12 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Environment
WIn2003, Exchange2003

Problem
I was not able to restore mailboxes because i was not able to see the Exchange Task button when i right mouse click on the MailBox in the RSG. I was just able to see the HELP button when i click right on the Mailbox in the RSG.

Resolution
I just installed SP2 for exchange. As you can see in the below snap that now the Exchange Task and the Help menu both are available after installing the SP2 for Exchange

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

  Validation of your Knowledge on NetBackup 7.0 Will be ready by September 2010

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Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2010, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams: 

  1. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Servers (August 2010)
  2. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Windows (September 2010)
  3. Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.0 for Unix (September 2010)
  4. Administration of Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0 for Exchange (November 2010)
If you would like to provide valuable input by participating in our beta exams or would like to get added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at Customer_Certifications@symantec.com.
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