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Ryan McCain | 08 May 2012 | 1 comment

Below are a few shell one liners I use and/or have in a cron job. If you'd like me to post more, let me know and I'll continue to share.


Activate SLPs

for SLPS in SLPNAME1 SLPNAME2 SLPNAME3; do /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbstlutil active -lifecycle slp-${SLPS} ; done
Disable SLPS
for SLPS in SLPNAME1 SLPNAME2 SLPNAME3; do /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbstlutil inactive -lifecycle slp-${SLPS} ; done
Show pending SLP jobs  (SLPs must be active to get correct job information)
for SLPS in SLPNAME1 SLPNAME2 SLPNAME3; do echo"" ; echo "**** slp-$SLPS ****"; nbstlutil report -lifecycle slp-$SLPS ; done
Show all clients in a departments policy
for policy in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bppllist | grep -i department ; do echo ${...
AlanTLR | 02 Apr 2012 | 0 comments


With NetBackup 7.5 and OpsCenter 7.5 demos, I've seen that restores are much more manageable for ops than before.  I'd long awaited the day that I could have a simple restore administrator look for files and restore them without having to integrate seven layers of internal support.  Now, a simple call to the helpdesk can be routed to an op who can handle a simple file restore.  At least, I hope that's what can happen.

I'm more concerned about security than anything else.  Anyone who can handle sensitive backup data also has the potential to destroy and/or own a system that is being restored.  For example, I could make a well-placed file that gets backed up--let's call it myfile.txt--and restore it over a nice simple critical file like /etc/passwd or /etc/sudoers.  I haven't seen if the new OpsCenter has this sort of limitation (I'm still going over the new features) yet, but I can tell...

AlanTLR | 30 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

If you're like me, you're in a company that's understaffed and overworked.

If you're like me, you don't like to do more than 3 steps to do something that you have to do repeatedly.

If you're like me, you have a large group of tapes that have been ejected from your library and fallen down the wayside.

If you're like me, you prefer to have a browser way of doing things, but still want to do it from the command-line.

If you're like me, you've tried a "lost media" report and found tapes that were in ScratchPool, but not on that list.

Well, your'e probably not as bad as I am when it comes to changing tapes; I really hate doing them, but it's a necessary evil if you're using tapes.  What I end up with is several containers of tapes that were vaulted and not put into proper containers.  I can easily go through them and look up each tape to see if it's expired, or I can generate a...

Michael Blizzard | 22 Mar 2012 | 3 comments

Hello Backup Gurus,  I wanted to share my experience with my upgrade a few days ago.  After the upgeade my MSDP diskpool would not come up.  Here are the steps I did to fix the issue.  Hopefully This will help other that may run into this issue.

Disk volume is DOWN (status = AdminUp, InternalDown)

The command "nbdevconfig -changestate -stype PureDisk -dp <DiskPoolName> -dv PureDiskVolume -state UP"  failed to set state of disk volume to UP.

On the MSDP host we found that the deduplication engine (spoold) service was in a stopped state.  The following was seen in <storage path>\log\spoold\spoold.log when attempting to start the service:

March 21 08:58:07 ERR [0000000000DF98E0]: 25017: FileCopyA: could not open destination file S:\DEA\data/12198.bin
March 21 08:58:07 ERR [0000000000DF98E0]: 25017: FileMoveA: copy failed
March 21 08:58:07 ERR [0000000000DF98E0]: 25001:...

ITXRANGER | 11 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

After reading the ambiguous veritas error code trouble shooting tips on line I realized they all mentioned VSS, but didn't really have a quick fix for the problem. So, I tinkered around and found the following to work pretty much 99% of the time.

Of course, you'll want to validate your configurations as the 1st step of trouble shooting.

In most cases simply starting and stoping the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service solved the problem, which should be set to manual Start type.

Otherwise, I make sure my the client attributes are set to the settings listed below.

Windows Open File Backup Configurations on Host Server > Client Attributes

-Enable Windows Open File Backups for this Client

-Use Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service VSS

-Global drive snapshots

-Disable Snapshots & continue

Enterprise Environment:

Physical and Virtual Servers

Windows 2003 and 2008 r2

Veritas Netbackup...

Jerry Gowen | 09 Mar 2012 | 6 comments

By Glenn Miller, Senior Poduct Manager at NetApp

Do you love the service levels and efficiency that can be delivered using NetApp snapshots, SnapVault and SnapMirror replication for Integrated Data Protection? Wouldn't it be great if you could combine these capabilities with an Enterprise data management solution like Symantec NetBackup?

Welcome to NetBackup Replication Director which is introduced with the NetBackup 7.5 release. Replication Director integrates array based snapshots and replication into NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) for the first time. This means that NetBackup will enable customers to take full advantage of NetApp Snapshots, SnapVault and SnapMirror replication technologies. Moreover, Replication...

madhan.k-123 | 28 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec: 'NetBackup 7.5 speeds backup 100X'

Cuts 25-hour chore down to 15 minutes

By Chris MellorGet more from this author

Posted in Storage, 6th February 2012 19:03 GMT


Carmen García | 14 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Hello everybody:

   When you create or consult an exclude/include list, it is neccesary to know what means all the parameters in these commands for the most efficient exclude/include list creation or search:

 1.- These commands is used too for edit, remotly, the server's bp.conf file, CAUTION¡¡

 2.- For include/exclude list, it's " -i | -e  " options in both parameters.

 3.- Many policies that contains the same client is an usual configuration, so:

              - Identify in which policies is the client/server => to refers each one in the bpsetconfig/bpgetconfig commands, use " -c " option

                * This option refers each entry in the "class" directory used to list all the...

Swathi Turlapaty | 10 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec IMG is hosting Gestalt IT’s Virtualization Tech Field Day event in Mountain View on Thurs. Feb. 23 at 8 am PT where we will engage a dozen industry bloggers, vExperts, independent thought leaders and key influencers and provide a technical overview of Backup Exec 2012 and NetBackup 7.5.

Symantec recently announced a bold new approach for customers to address key backup issues caused by massive data growth and the rapid adoption of virtualization. As part of its Better Backup for All initiative, Symantec unveiled a major refresh to its market leading data protection solutions – NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 – providing organizations of any size the confidence they need to recover from any scenario.

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Tmullen | 10 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

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