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Carla Ewing | 25 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Have you ever considered using the Cloud to lower your costs for Disaster Recovery? Who can really afford a separate datacenter for the exclusive use of Disaster Recovery? Symantec is pleased to announce the Beta for the forthcoming Disaster Recovery Orchestrator 6.1 (DRO).

DRO provides disaster recovery between your on-premise applications and a cloud-based DR target, achieving substantially lower costs and ensuring the integrity of more stringent SLA’s around business recovery time and point objectives (RTO, RPO).

The Beta version of DRO 6.1 focuses on:

  • Application-based replication and automated, orchestrated recovery between your premise and Microsoft Windows Azure, including takeover and failback.
  • On-premise compute independence: protect applications running in physical or in virtual environments.
  • In-Windows Azure Fire Drill to provide non-disruptive recoverability confidence DR testing.
  • In-Azure...
Santhosh_Bhanda | 22 Oct 2013 | 0 comments


  • Improved backup performance
  • Microsoft office 2013 support
  • New DLO reports
  • DLOClient is UAC aware now

Improved backup performance:

  • Three times faster backups for VSS PSTs as compared to previous DLO versions.
  • Enhanced performance improvement for large file set backups.

Microsoft office 2013 support

  • SDLO 7.5 SP1 supports Microsoft Office 2013 x86 and x64 bit.
  • When DLO client machine having Office 2003\2007\2010 is upgraded to Office 2013, previously backed up data will be intact and can be restored.

New DLO reports

  • Percentage Backup: Reports the percentage of backups completed.
  • Backup Job History:  Reports the status of backup jobs for a user in a specified duration.
  • File Type Usage:  Reports the storage consumption for each file type that is backed up.
  • User Status by Profile: Reports the status (...
jason_qb | 18 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

NetBackup news
Starting October 19, 2013, Symantec will be performing regular maintenance starting at 6:00 PM (PDT) and ending on October 20, 2013 at 8:00am (PDT).
During this period there will be limited access to some of the documentations and release notes on SORT. All other SORT functionalities will continue to be available.

Santhosh_Bhanda | 17 Oct 2013 | 2 comments

Symantec Desktop Laptop Option 7.5 SP1 extends support to Microsoft Outlook 2010 SP2 and Windows 8.1

Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Oct 2013 | 0 comments
Consider the following scenario:
3-Oct-2013: Domain Admin created a new user called NBU_User inside HQ_Users organizational unit (OU). The distinguished name looked like this:
4-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin ran AD GRT backup.
5-Oct-2013: Domain Admin moved NBU_User from HQ_Users to HQ_Administrators OU.
6-Oct-2013: Domain Admin deleted NBU_User from Active Directory.
7-Oct-2013: Now he needed the user back.
7-Oct-2013: NetBackup Admin performed AD GRT Restore. The user object did get created again, but without attributes. 
The restore itself failed:
MS-Windows policy restore...
SanjayPM | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

I wanted to share the latest updates on the new version of CatMan toolset. We have now re-architected the data transfer portion of the tools to make it more resilient and reliable. The version with this feature set is 2.5.4. The main changes are as follows:

  1. Bi-directional communications between the source and target: We now use two ports 9998 and 9999 to communicate between the source and target machines. With this bi-directional communications, both the source and target are in sync with each other and each side knows if there are any failures on the other side.
  2. Multiple Re-tries for data chunks: As you already know that we break the data up into multiple chunks of max 10 GB for each chunk. We have implemented multiple re-tries to make sure that if a chunk fails the first time due to network issues, it will re-send that chunk until it succeeds. If after several re-tries, the chunk fails to tranfer to the...
michelleb | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,


Please see attached the presentations that I am allowed to share with from our recent meeting, apologies if the ones you needed are not there.


I will post a summary from the group in the next few days.



Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Even after setting up the credentials properly on each and every front-end servers, app servers, SQL servers and NetBackup's host properties, it is possible that NetBackup still doesn't see the farm topology. This usually manifests in backups failing with status code 200 "scheduler found no backup to run".

If you encounter the above error message:

1. Log in to the primary front-end server (to identify which box, simply launch your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration console and take note of the hostname on the web address).

2. Launch NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore GUI with "Run as administrator".

3. Click "Select for Backup".

4. Let's see whether "Microsoft SharePoint Resources" is listed under All Folders.

If not, do the following:

* Follow

Alex Sakaguchi | 04 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

We’ve pushed the backup performance envelope so that you don’t have to! VMware Backup Benchmarks have been around since 2007 and continue to be an important part of keeping data centers running smoothly.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion and lessons learned from a panel of experts on a best practice framework and performance benchmarks based on VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). We’ll show you how to protect 4 TB of virtual machine data an hour, and prove how easy this can be done with minimal hardware and a small budget.

Tune in and get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout or Google+ events page.



George Winter - Technical Product Manager, Symantec, vExpert

Abdul Rasheed - Technical Marketing Manager,...

Wiriadi Wangsa | 29 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

If you encounter the above-mentioned error, the first thing to check is client's ncflbc log. To obtain it, simply run:

<install dir>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\vxlogview -p 51216 -i 351 -t 01:00:00 > C:\temp\ncflbc.log

Change -t value to how far back you want to grab the log for. In this case it's up to 1 hour ago.

Then see if you get this error:

24/07/2013 11:08:13.574 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> STARTING RESTORE MAP: ! SOURCE PATH: C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001! TARGET PATH: C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001! (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:13.574 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> RSTMAP[0] - >>>> C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001\Mailbox Database.edb! (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:24.808 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> ### [DbInstance::RecoverDb] - JetInit3 ... (-582) (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:24.840 [[...