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LetThereBeZeros | 29 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

We do our anual DR tests, and now we are looking to step them up a bit.  Might be nice to see what others do or dont do in this arena. 

We have a DR box that is on a seperate network.  We can take that box build it as a master server and import our catalog from NBU 6.5.3.  We can then patch that into our library via fiber single path slowness, combined with the old leftover of a DR box we should have our critical restore done within 24 hours.  

In a true DR scenario where our primary DC was gone.  I would probably more than likely promote our media server to a master server then do the catalog import piece.  I have not done this since the new and improved 6.5 way of doing things with that small catalog file that i get emailed daily to my inbox.  Have others ?  Does it take long?  Realizing we all have different size catalogs, but in general have you had sucess.  Please add any thoughts...

Omar Villa | 25 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Looking for a solution to a SharedDisk problem I findout under the Netbackup 5.x Best Practices for Disk Layout with Flexible Disk Option on page 4, point 1.2 that SharedDisk will no longer be supported on Netbackup 7.0, what will replace this technology? PureDisk? or just gona get decom? I never liked the way it worked mounting and dismounting LUN's but is there and we need to know what is the next step for this solution.

If any one have any feedback or more recent news all are wellcome.

Deepak W | 17 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

History of NetBackup

 * In 1987, a backup software solution was written by a small group of engineers at Control Data for Chrysler Corporation, and later adopted by other customers of Control Data.
* In 1990, Control Data formed the Automated Workstation Backup System (AWBUS) business unit. The first version of AWBUS supported two tape drives in a single robotic carousel with the SGI IRIX operating system.
* In 1993, Control Data renamed the product to BackupPlus 1.0. (This is why many NetBackup commands have a 'bp' prefix.) Support for media Volume Management and Server Migration/Hierarchical Storage Management was added.
* In the end of 1993, the product and Control Data’s Storage Management 12-person team were acquired by Openvision. This is why, on UNIX platforms, NetBackup installs into /usr/openv. During this time, Open Vision renamed Backup Plus to...

Stuart Green | 16 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

A research note from analyst says that dedupe technology could be integrated into NetBackup 7.0 which could be seen in 2010

Read full article here:

Futhermore 6.5.4 is just out the gate but a recent technote article stated 6.5.5 for Q4 2009.

Keeping us on our toes.

rookie11 | 15 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

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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.

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

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J.H Is gone | 01 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

I set up Media ID Generation - had it just the way I wanted it!
I even tested it and it worked GREAT.

Then when my NetBackup operator put in new tapes for the library - the ID's were wrong!!!

I checked again and I yes I had a rule for it.
And I tested it and it worked.

So they tried again - and again it failed.

So I did some digging and found out that the Media ID Generation is stored in the vm.conf of the SERVER YOU ARE RUNNING THE CONSOLE ON!!!

Well that was my problem.
I have the Remote Admin Console installed on my windows PC. It is there that I created the rule, so it ended up in MY vm.conf. This is why I could see it. I went to see where my operator runs it from. And sure enough NO RULE was entered. I even started the java console on my master and again NO RULE.

So just to be safe I added the rule on all 4 places we run a console from.
The Master, the 2 media servers, my pc, and the console we put on the NOM...

rookie11 | 26 May 2009 | 1 comment

Hi all

Hav recently prepared some technical paper though it was a simple one but full of screen grabs ......its NBU client installation procedure.
just wanna know from expert community members and symantec admin from their past experiences whether it will be accepted or not.

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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