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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.


  • 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 a partition...

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...

AlanTLR | 19 Jun 2012 | 2 comments
These are the notes and attachments for the Phoenix Backup & Archiving User Group Meeting, which was held at the Tempe Mission Palms on June 14, 2012.
  The position of Administration Director is still open.
  Vision on Demand can be found at
  Next User Group Meetings: September 13 and December 6
OpsCenter Alerting and Reporting (SNMP) - Alan Landucci-Ruiz

Attached is the powerpoint for my presentation on setting up [SNMP] alerts within OpsCenter and VOM.  This covers most of setting up OpsCenter alerts (7.1), some SNMP example setups, and Veritas OpsManager alerting.  It also covers some differences between how Command Central alerts, VOM, and...

Cyclady47 | 18 Jun 2012 | 1 comment

I have been running into backups that error out because they can't use the tape, when I get the tape out I find the write protect

notch is closed.  I double check all my tapes to make sure they are not locked out, is the newer NBU robot libraries capable of

locking a tape because it has an issue or something?

I am almost certain it was not locked when I put it in the machine.

puga | 21 May 2012 | 1 comment

if you're getting error on login attempt in jbpSA, and log file contains something like:

Connecting to vnetd service over PBX port = 1556
ServerInterface:Logon:Exception encountered null
ServerInterface:Logon - Initial host:null, Current host:xxx, PBX port:1556
Can not connect to the NB-Java authentication service on xxx on port 1556.  Exception:

probably your solaris is missed VRTSpbx (package) service installation or/and your PBX service isn't working.

You can check that service works with:

bash-3.2# /opt/VRTSpbx/bin/vxpbx_exchanged
Usage: /opt/VRTSpbx/bin/vxpbx_exchanged { start | stop | restart | try-restart | reload | force-reload | status }

svcs -a | grep vxpbx

and if it's missing, import/enable it :

svccfg import /opt/VRTSpbx...

AlanTLR | 18 May 2012 | 0 comments

Recently, I replied to a question regarding OpsCenter reporting.  I find OpsCenter rather intuitive and easy to use, but I've dealt with a lot of similar stuff for several years, so I can understand how someone new to it might need a short guide/tour.  I'm going to post a simple 'how-to' in creating simple alerting similar to output of the Activity Monitor (or bpdbjobs).

Within OpsCenter, the Report Template I get the most out of is the "Tabular Backup Report."  This report gives me a lot of fields and a lot of fields to filter by.  To get to this report, you can click on:

Reports (Tab) -> Report Templates -> Backup -> Job Browser -> Tabular Backup Report.

The Tabular Backup Report gives the following columns: Client Name, Job Duration (sec), Job End Time, Expiration Time, Job File Count, Throughput (in KB/s), Job Primary ID, Job Secondary ID, Schedule/Level Type, Master Server, Media Server, Policy Name...

puga | 11 May 2012 | 0 comments

We had the same issue as "missing-network-connections-when-restoring-virtual-machines", but we were restoring windows VM, and we had missing (empty) network connections dialog box. What had helped us is kb HOWTO44542.

PS: Our NBU environment is

PS2: look at virtual-machine-recovery-issues as well (not possible in our case) and vmware slow browsing TECH128037 (dns issues)

AlanTLR | 09 May 2012 | 0 comments


One of the challenges of administrators is gathering statistics and notifications.  Symantec provides a lot of great resources to help manage events and notifications.  I'm able to set up traps from my OpsCenter server to go to my Veritas Operations Manager, where I can create custom notifications for certain events.  In Command Central, I can also create notifications.  Additionally, I can also create notifications for the same system services that are tied in with Command Central within VOM.  Within VOM, I can create notifcations and send notices to other Symantec systems to handle those.  It seems, though, that VOM is my centralized server for handling events.

But I don't just have my Symantec services; I also have an F5 Big-IP load balancer, Solaris systems with ASR and consoles that complain about hardware.  With all these events, there has to be a way to handle notifications so that I don't have to log...