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Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Aug 2010 | 1 comment


OS = Redhat 5.3
Netbackup = 7.0


Activity Monitor

8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource Sourcesafe-Sourcecode

8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Sourcesafe-102-sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Sourcesafe-102-sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaar;Path=D:\Backups\Sourcesafe\sourcecode;MediaServer=tpsbkp
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - granted resource Sourcesafe-Sourcecode
8/30/2010 9:22:54 AM - estimated 0 Kbytes needed
8/30/2010 9:22:55 AM - started process bpbrm (4396)
8/30/2010 9:23:56 AM - Error...
Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

This BLOG is for those who are using NBU 6.5.4. Although there are updated patches are available for NBU. I would recommand to update your NBU ASAP if there is no hurdle in doing this.


NBU version = 6.5.4
OS = win2003


I am facing the below error while updating the SRT.

Even though i also followed the "Solution section" in below symantec document  which shows howto update the NBU clients but not successful.


This is the solution but i dont like this solution.

i have also see the below symantec document. Is that a good practice with live NBU to uninstall...

Zahid.Haseeb | 25 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

This BLOG is for those people who are still using NBU6.5.4. Although i recommand all to update there NBU Server with the latest update and make there life safer.


OS = win2003
NBU = 6.5.4

Error in Activity Monitor

Warning bpbrm(pid=4000) from client MyPC: WRN - can't open file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt (WIN32 3: The system cannot find the path specified. )


The resolution is so simple.

Create the following directory on the Windows client machine:



hawkinsa | 23 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

East MI Storage & High Availability User Group
Meeting Notes 18Aug10

Meeting Started 11:15am
Topics Discussed:

  • Craig Leiss started out meeting by reviewing agenda:
    • Stressed importance of group discussion for getting the most out of the meeting.
    • Went around the room for introductions (name, current role, Symantec products in use, what do you expect to get from the meeting)
    • Next meeting is scheduled for November 10th on the west side of the state
      • Can Symantec provide web services (WebX, ect.) for this meeting for those who cannot travel and attend in person?
      • Bryan Yakel stated that Steelcase has volunteered to host the November meeting and that representative from Amway has volunteered to do a presentation on PureDisk.

Lunch break @ 11:30am

  • Philp Avery from Dewpoint presentation...
Zahid.Haseeb | 06 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

NBU Server 6.5.5
Exchange 2003

Activity Monitor

7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource Exchange-Temp

7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.evscls
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.evscls
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Exchange
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaaW;Path=E:\Exchange_Temp;MediaServer=veritas-netbkup
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - granted resource Exchange-Temp
7/9/2010 11:00:00 AM - estimated 4 kbytes needed
7/9/2010 11:00:01 AM - started process bpbrm (139008)
7/9/2010 11:00:03 AM - connecting
7/9/2010 11:00:05 AM -...
Swathi Turlapaty | 02 Aug 2010 | 44 comments

Backup Exec 2010 R2 is the second release of Backup Exec 2010 and is generally available to all users starting today, August 2nd, 2010.

This release features improvements in usability, licensing and renewal management, deduplication, virtualization, and extends platform and application support. Here are some of the most important features that the release introduces...

  • Enhanced Installation and backup wizards reduce the time and complexity of setting up your backups
  • Backup recommendation tool identifies potential gaps in your backup strategy and provides recommendations on the agent(s) required to ensure complete data protection.
  • Integrated RSS and Renewal Assistant help keep you informed and current.
  • NEW! support for SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 SP1, Microsoft SQL 2008 R2, Enterprise Vault 9, Mac OSX 10.6, NDMP NetApp ONTAP 8.0, EMC DART 6.0, and OST support for Data Domain DDOS 4.8 with Boost Technology.


Andy C | 19 Jul 2010 | 4 comments

Like most of you I have found it somewhat frustrating that Ops-Center does not come with a Proper Media Used report.angry

The Media used report is a particular type of report that is very useful if not invaluable, when informing the operation teams with the correct tapes to change when off-siting, If we could'nt get this report working we would be better of just sticking with the FREE scripts that we currently used to send out automated reports and ditch ops-center.

After consulting Symantec support i was pointed in the direction of a ODBC connection so that I could extract the schema myself the ODBC connector can be found here

Once the schema was extracted I had at first a few issue's...

Martin_Forster | 08 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

Hello, i write this blog for my own record, and for symantec.
I was asked to write a summary of my issues, after i tried to give back my dedupe licenses. So here we go.

1.) frownGRT Backups work only once and then fails with "An error occurred in the PDVFS driver: PdvfsOpendir: failed errno=2"

2.) frownRestore of Single Files only works with the fast "Use Fast File Restore" Option switched off. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Tape Format

3.) frown...

madisonwalker | 28 Jun 2010 | 4 comments

Is your Time Machine backup locked after you repair your Mac OS X computer? Are you unable to access data from Time Machine volume? Does you Mac OS X computer starts creating fresh backup automatically when you connect your external Time Machine drive to system? This behavior usually occurs due to permission issues in Macintosh machine. The permissions are either damaged or missing. At this point, you need to format your hard drive to fix the problem. However, it removes all the data from hard drive and cause serious data loss situations. In order to recover your valuable data, you must opt for Mac recovery solutions.

When you backup volume gets locked, the Time Machine icon is replaced with simple volume icon with a small lock on it. In such cases, the volume can not be mounted and you can not access data stored on it. In case the volume is mountable and you attach it to a newly installed Mac computer, the same problem occurs with this computer as well. Your system drives...

Katie Beck | 22 Jun 2010 | 2 comments

Earlier this month, Symantec Backup Exec 2010 was recognized as the Best of Tech·Ed 2010 award winner by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2010 IT Pro Conference in New Orleans.  Backup Exec 2010 was awarded the top honor in the backup and recovery category based on its innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers.  
Backup Exec 2010 (BE 2010) is the latest update to Symantec’s industry leading Backup Exec product and became generally available earlier this year.  BE 2010 helps mid-sized businesses save time and money by protecting more data and utilize less storage through fully integrated data deduplication and archiving technologies.  It also helps organizations eliminate duplicate data with a simple three-step process that does not require an additional point product.  With Backup Exec...