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fsylvester | 10 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

I always believe that the best salesman is a person who really believes that his product is the best.   One way to know about the product is to explore its features and its value for money.  I have been working in the Data Security Domain for quite some time now and have worked on many backup products.   Exploring different products has always been a fun.  In the previous organization that I was working, I got a chance to explore 3 best of the breed backup products.  My manager had asked 3 vendors to show the POC of these products.  One vendor presented and showed us a demo on IBM Tivoli, the other vendor showed us a presentation and POC on HP Data Protector and the third vendor showed us a presentation and POC on Symantec Netbackup. This is where I got the chance to know about the 3 best software’s that I knew of and it was time for us to decide the best software.  Our environment consisted of few Sun Solaris Servers running...

Ajju | 04 Sep 2009 | 3 comments
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Mark Garringer | 03 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Our second meeting went very well. It was great to see returning faces as well as new faces at Adesa in Carmel!

19 people attended from 14 different orginizations around the Indianapolis area!

Phil Weingart gave a quick overview of the backup environment at Adesa, touching on design challenges and future projects. We also had two very successful breakout sessions discussing Disaster Recovery and VCB Implementation.

Our next meeting is scheduled for December 8th. Stay tuned for details on time and location!

Attached are the meeting minutes, a copy of Phil's presentation, a write up on Sallie Mae's VCB Implementation, and a VCB Proxy Installation slide show.

HardikPatel | 26 Aug 2009 | 2 comments

hi
i am facing some problem in veritas netbackup 6.5.2
i have 3 servers which are configured as media server.
now one server with windows platform is not getting backed up from past 2 days
and giving error code 42 network read failed

i checked network settings and host files
ping test from host to server and vice versa.

and i checked some log and in bpdbm log file i found msg that is
db_valid_master_server: tcsc-ads.tcsckandla.com is not a valid server

plase provide help with this issue
i am new to veritas netbackup.

Thanx

ebodykid | 30 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, so that they don't run into the same nightmare as i did when upgrading from 6.5.3 to 6.5.4.. I had a fun 30 hour day getting bounced around the world with support only to go back to my initial suggestion of reverting to a catalog backup. With the addition of the db_marker.txt file and the behavior of the sun patchadd it can cause a nightmare if you are symlinking your db/images to another location..

the following applies if you are installing the upgrade using the patches provided by Sun..

If the following conditions are true, people need to take extra care when performing the upgrade using the Sun patches
• You are symlink’ing <install location>/openv/netbackup/db/images to another location
• And/or you are symlink’ing <install location>/openv/db/staging to another location
• you are upgrading by using the Sun Netbackup 6.5.4 patches (ie 127655-04)

If these are...

LetThereBeZeros | 23 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

So It took a bit too long to get right, but VCB is a powerful tool to get your backups flying along.

Network congestions, poorly configured ports, old servers, all other known enemies of the Backup guys/gals are defeated with the move to Virtual Servers, and the use of VCB backups. 
Our setup is around 40 vm's and the strategy was get the oldest boxes that cant be decommed over to a VM.  Now boxes that would jam up our backup window are leading the pack.  We get speeds regularly around 45,000KB /Second.  This was a game changer in our environment, and with the incrimental backups now available I have no issues at all.   The other nice factor that helps our stats is the lack of partial backups.  It's an all or nothing game, and once you get it right, you have very few failures.  If you do have one its a snap shot jam up most of the time.   This is fixed quickly by logging onto your vmware infrastructure client, and...

Andy Welburn | 21 Jul 2009 | 9 comments

The Hustle

Our requirement:   to ensure we have the latest available NetBackup version installed, essentially to cater for Win2008 servers but also for any other benefits with the latest release.

We initially intended to upgrade to 6.5.2 shortly after its release during the first half of 2008, however this idea was soon binned due to the number of bugs reported in the GA version & 6.5.2A (having only fixed the scheduling issue) was not deemed to be acceptable either. Deciding to monitor the release of 6.5.3 we waited & waited and to all intents & purposes it looked like this was an acceptable version to upgrade to - & then the security hotfix meant 6.5.3.1! However, we did still have every intention of upgrading to this version. But time wore on and then 6.5.4 was on the horizon so it was deemed appropriate to await developments & monitor the forums for possible issues.

There are, so far, only a couple...

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...
V.Dinesh | 30 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

                                               NOM FILTER WORKS BETTER
Hi everyone,

Here I am going to share my experience with the NOM 6.5.4 which is really addressed all the issues which were available till 6.5.3. The patch 4 for 6.5 is especially released to address all the NOM related issues. Here I am listing the important features that came with this release.

Features:

  • Previous release we were not able to get the job relationship, but with this release we are able to get the relationships between the jobs (Group the parent job with all its child jobs).
  • We are now able to send the reports as attachment (in CSV format) with this release.
  • I am not very familiar with NOM 6.5.3, but however 6.5.4 is simply superb and the filtering options are really built very well....