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NBU Channels Guy | 07 Apr 2014 | 3 comments

Do you know about the NetBackup Analyzer tool?    Have you used it?    Do you use it yearly?  

All questions that every NetBackup customer should be asking themselves.  The following story came to me recently from one of our Account Executives, Derek Hunter.  It reinforces the value of information and the use of a simple tool to improve the operation of an ever changing backup landscape.  

Recently, Derek received a call from a frustrated NetBackup customer that was not able to make their backup windows. Following a short conversation, the customer agreed to run the NetBackup Analyzer to give us potential clues on their issue and to get a basic overview of their environment. 
 
The NBU Analyzer took the customer ten minutes to run (a simple script) on their end and within 24 hours they received a call from Derek with results, a report and a suggestion to fix their concern.  By...

Daeyoung_Chun | 06 Apr 2014 | 2 comments

I want to share the following simple tip.
This is to query the BE SQL DB(BEDB) for check the file name for the catalog.
This information will not be directly supported by Symantec.
In addition, this feature is not available directly from Backup Exec.
Symantec is not responsible for any issue caused by a use of it as well.

 

select cr.MachineName,
       cr.ResourceName,
       ci.HistoryFileName,
       ci.ImageName,
       cm.MediaName,
       ci.EngineName,
       cf.MediaID,
       ci.ImageNumber,
       cm.CartridgeLabel,
       cm.MediaType,
       cm.Location,...

Artegic | 01 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

In https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/lin... I reported being surprised by my Backup Exec 2012 installation accusing me of a license violation (translated from German):

     Message:       Linux Media Server Option-License Violation
                    The trial period for the Linux Media Server Option has expired.
                    You must acquire the Linux Media Server Option or deactivate the devices.
        ...

Ketan Pachpande | 13 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

 

Differences and Similarities between Quick Erase & Long Erase options in Backup Exec 2010 & 2012

Backup Exec 2010 R3:

Erasing Media.jpg

Backup Exec 2012:

Erasing Media 2012.jpg

In BE 2012:

      Quick Erase option has been renamed to 'Erase media now'

      Long Erase option  has been renamed to 'Long erase media now' 

 

 
Sr no

Quick Erase (2010) /

Erase media now (2012)

Long Erase (2010) /

Long erase media now (2012)...

Ketan Pachpande | 29 Oct 2013 | 2 comments

In Backup Exec 2012, if you get the time out error as: 

The request channel timed out while waiting for a reply after 00:09:59.9980000. Increase the timeout value passed to the call to Request or Increase the sendTimeout value on the Binding. The time alloted to this operation may have been  a portion of a longer timeout.

 

Error Backup.JPG

 

This means, the UI of Backup Exec 2012 has waited for 10 minutes for the underlaying services to reply back.

If you want BE UI to wait for longer time (let us say 20 minutes),

  1. Stop the UI.
  2. Open the file BackupExec.exe.config (located at Program Files/Symantec/Backup Exec)
  3. Replance all the occurrences of 00:10:00 with 00:20:00
  4. Start the UI.

 

My Senario:...

PackMatt73 | 04 Jun 2013 | 0 comments
Location: 

 Google+ - http://buex.ec/beISOse

Time: 

 Wed, 12 June, 2013 - 13:00 - 14:00 EDT

Are you a Backup Exec user?  Do you ever have wild ideas about how you could better use this solution?  Ever run into a technical issue?  How would you feel about Hanging Out for an hour with a Systems Engineer & a Technical Support Engineer to go through whatever is on your mind regarding Backup Exec?

Backup Exec is pleased to announce a series of Google+ Hangouts beginning Wednesday 12 June at 1.00 pm EDT/10.00 am EDT 

These hangouts will be open forums with customers, partners, and employees addressing any questions or concerns regarding Backup Exec 2012.  Our featured technical experts will be Systems Engineer ...

Iesa Behbehani | 29 May 2013 | 0 comments

Backup Exec is pleased to announce that we are having a Google+ hangout on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT.  Our Focus is to have an open discussion with customers, partners, and employees about any questions or concerns regarding Backup Exec 2012.  Joining us will be two of Symantec's most knowledgeable technical experts.  Travis Larson, an Inside Systems Engineer and Michael McNally, a Technical Support Engineer will be...

lmosla | 29 May 2013 | 2 comments

Prior to using Deduplication get an accurate snapshot of your system requirements. The first steps include determining what supported deduplication storage device and the type of deduplication you are going to use prior to installing the Deduplication Option.
Use the Hardware Compatibility List to help establish the storage device type.

Storage Types:
There are currently two main options to choose from:
1. Backup Exec Deduplication disk storage devices:
o A 64-bit Backup Exec server.
o A Backup Exec server with either one quad-core processor or two dual-core processors.
o The location needs to be on a dedicated / non-removable volume.

2. OpenStorage devices:
o The OpenStorage device requires a plug in or connector which is purchased from the...

PackMatt73 | 16 May 2013 | 0 comments

 

A bank without money is not going to attract any customers. And while it’s unlikely that a sinkhole will suddenly appear and swallow up a vault, there is an important resource in business today that is all too vulnerable: information.

According to the latest State of Information Survey from Symantec, roughly half of an organization’s value can be attributed to the information it is generating and storing. And like the bank that needs to be able to loan out its funds to generate revenue through earning interest, information does companies no good if employees and customers can’t gain access to what they need.

There are a variety of factors that can put business information at risk today. Natural disasters, accidental deletions and malicious outsiders can all be as damaging to the average business as a robbery to a bank. In case disaster does strike, organizations need to know they have a...