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Ryan McCain | 14 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

When I began learning AIX, I relied heavily on the AIX system administration tool called SMIT (GUI) or SMITTY (menu based). One of the great things about SMIT is when you "point and clicked" to create a user account, configure NFS, etc., SMIT displays the actual Unix commands being executed on the bottom of the SMIT window. This is how I learned the basics of the Unix command line. Over time I was able to do all of my administration from the command line interface (CLI) and not have to rely on SMIT. Understanding what commands were actually being run opened the door for me to write scripts that automated routine tasks, tweaked system performance, etc. etc.

Fortunately, there is a similar feature in NetBackup 7.x.

In order to see the command line operations being run by the Java Admin GUI, perform the following actions:

1. On the system where you are running the Java Admin GUI (likely the master server) go to the java directory.
# cd /usr/...

Jason_Dowzell | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

With the ever increasing usage of disk based backup solutions, one of the questions I get asked most often is around the future of tape. There is no doubt that disk offers many benefits over tape, not least restore performance and reliability, combined with some great technical advances like deduplication. That said, does tape still have a place in modern data protection?

Rarely a week passes when I don’t talk to a customer who wants to reduce their reliance on tape. The main challenges customers experience with tape are performance, especially when backing up lots of small files, restore speed, and also reliability issues caused by media volatility and drive failures. Add to that the cost of taking tapes off-site and cycling them back on site each day and it is little wonder many want to try and reduce their reliance on the technology.
 
Disk as a backup technology has been around for many years but, in recent years, has become almost a...
Gaurav Kaushal | 21 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

SharePoint Backup using NetBackup SharePoint Agent fails with status 2.

The SharePoint backup fails with status 2 mainly because of configuration issues. There is a checklist that we should adhere to while doing a SharePoint backup.

1. The NetBackup cilent service is being started by a domain account

2. The account running backup should have the following privileges.
-  ”Replace a process level token”
-  ”Debug programs”
-  ”Log on as a Service”
-  ”Allow to logon Locally”

These are set via (administrator tools – Local security policy – Local policies – User rights assignment)
This needs to be done for all servers in the SharePoint farm, including SQL back end.

3. The account should be Local administrator rights on all servers in the SharePoint farm.

4. .Net Framework 3.5 at minimum for SharePoint 2010 and  .Net...

Manumohan | 28 Dec 2012 | 5 comments

Hi ,

Could any one please help. I have upgraded master server from 6.5.3 to 7.0 latter to 7.0.1

For administering backup i have installed java console 7.0.1 on one of the window server. But when ever i open java console getting hung cant even close the console.

i have checked setconf  int mem and max mem are ok. aut.conf also checked on Master server and have righ permission.

Master server is linux platform and sitting on DMZ,

Note: The other master server in the DMZ is able to administer using the same java console, that too in linux platform

Could any one find a solution for this?

Dyneshia | 17 Dec 2012 | 0 comments
 

Providing the following information when creating a Sharepoint case will not only help the TSE narrow down the issue, but will help resolving your case faster and more efficient.  The following information will help the TSE outline an action plan before the first call back and WebEx.

1) Environment Information

Master Server Name:   
OS :
NBU Version:

Media Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version :

SharePoint Front Web Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version
SharePoint version :
For SharePoint 2010, please confirm service pack.
To check Service pack, From the SharePoint Admin console -> upgrade and patch management -> check product and patch installation status
If you are running on service pack 1, you must be at NBU 7.1.0.4 or higher
This must be done on ALL nodes in the farm.

SQL Server ( SharePoint back end) Name:
OS:
NBU Version:...

Dyneshia | 10 Dec 2012 | 4 comments

Providing the following information when creating an exchange case will not only help the TSE narrow down the issue, but will help resolving your case faster and more efficient.  The following information will help the TSE outline an action plan before the first call back and WebEx.

If you are using GRT with exchange, be sure to check out : https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-information-and-logs-include-when-creating-grt-exchange-case-support

1) Environment Information

Master Server Name:   
OS :
NBU Version:

Media Server Name:
OS:
NBU Version :

Exchange Server  Name:
OS:
NBU Version :
Exchange Version:

If this is a cluster or 2010 DAG please include the following :

Cluster / DAG NAME:...

Nelson Thomas | 08 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Environment: NetBackup 7.1, Windows 2008 R2 DFSR enabled File server in Cluster.

Error: Backup partially completes or fails with error 13 without backing up actual data.

Issue: Wrong policy configuration and backup job conflict on virtual server on same cluster node.

Solution:

  • Configure the policy as below;

  • In Backup Selection window, the entry should be like below.

/Shadow Copy Components/User Data/Distributed File System Replication/DfsrReplicatedFolders/DFS Share name/

  • And more importantly, if the file servers are in cluster; The backup should run only on any of the virtual server name at a time.

In my case we had four virtual servers under two physical nodes. And...

grlazy | 02 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Well , here is my deduplication story with NBU 7…..

Be gentle, not good at compositions but had to Blog it (not used  to it either) just in case anyone has the same issues.

These are personal experiences and may not work for you.May give you ideas though

 

The plan of the new setup was that one those two media srv’s  -the first- receives the data from 385 wan clients and then optimized dudeped them to the second “disaster” media server.Later on we will merge one old nbu 6.0 with the newer one

The files were mostly user files (docs , pst’s, some images and exports of SQLs)

The initial hardware consisted of  NBU 7.01 master server (ESX VM windows 2003 64Bit/2 cores/4GB mem/enough storage).

We had two media servers (must was ibm 3640 x64 , 8Gbyte ram ) with MSDP pools  on some 2TB volumes (sata disks, svc managed , most likely stripe across one or more array ) .The tape library was...

Michael G Andersen | 29 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Configuration of Kemp Loader Balancer hardware network load balancer for Netbackup 7.0/7.1 Exchange 2010 GRT

Kemp Loader Balancer configuration:

Create a Virtual Service for pbx in Layer 7:

Service Type: Generic

Transparency checked, Persistence Options Mode: Source IP, Timeout 1 Hour

Netbackup 7.0 needs extra port 13724 to work

Add the Service Virtual IP X.X.X.X to the Netbackup Servers on the CAS servers.

Screen dump attached

Check of configuration:

Runnning bptestbpcd -client <casarray> -debug

EXIT status should be 0

EXIT status 25 indicates a problem with the Virtual Service for pbx or netbackup host cache, run bpclntmcd –clear_host_cache on servers and clients. Get the Server team to check the Virtual Service for pbx

EXIT status 46 indicates that the Virtual service ip address need to be added to servers list on the CAS servers

Muzayun Mukhtar | 20 Jun 2012 | 1 comment

We would love to invite you to get involved in helping us shape NetBackup by participating in one or more of the studies below.

Study 1

For this study, we are looking for NetBackup administrators who as part of their daily tasks examine NetBackup using ‘Activity Monitor’. We would greatly appreciate your insights on the type of challenges you face while monitoring jobs in NetBackup. We will also show you some design mockups to gather your feedback.

Session dates: July 25th -31st

Study 2

We are looking for NetBackup administrators who as part of their tasks edit properties for master servers, media servers and clients in their environment. In this session, we would like to get your feedback on how we can improve the existing host properties to make it easier for you.

Session dates: Aug 6th - 9th...