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PackMatt73 | 02 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Let's have a frank, honest conversation about Backup Exec 2014...

Greetings intrepid data center wranglers!  Earlier this summer, Symantec released Backup Exec 2014.  This release returned some of your favorite features (HELLLOOOOO JOB MONITOR!) in addition to adding some key new tools improving your virtualization and Windows experience.

Well…it’s been 90 days and our first service pack dropped at the end of last month.  Backup Exec 2014 has been in the wild for a few months and we’d like to talk with you about it.  On Friday, 17 October at 1.00 EDT, we will be hosting a Reddit AMA featuring members of the Backup Exec development team

  • Senior Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Technical Marketing
  • Partner...
inn_kam | 01 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Hi

As today the Pure Disk Is going to End of Support , so i would like to share the Migration steps if any one want to  migrate from Puredisk Server to Netbackup Deduplication Option, As we are also migrating these days Pure Disk to Netbackup Dedupe Media Server.

Following are the steps

1. Restore data for client to a Local machine.

2. Backup this data to Netbackup using one new policy.

3. Configure seeding using this new policy & take backup of Client over WAN.

This will cause to find that client's data in MSDP storage cache. Hence Client will not send exisiting Data over WAN & first backup will finish faster. It will take low bandwidth.

4. Once first backup is successful then remove seeding settings .

 

NetBackup deduplication client WAN backup: how to seed the fingerprint cache to speed up the initial backup...

Laurie_Downey | 26 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why your storage/media has a pencil with a red slash through it?  logo 2_0.PNG

    icon 1_0.PNG     Or what the yellow warning triangle is on a remote server?

 

Try refering the the Backup Exec 2014 Icon Glossary to help you identify the icons used within the Backup Exec 2014 Console.

Backup Exec 2014 Icon Glossary: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216802

Eileen | 25 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Topic: Do people trust clouds or do they trust brands?
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: Starts at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Length: One hour
Where:  Virtual event on Twitter.com – Follow hashtag #DirtyTopics
Expert: Alex Sakaguchi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Symantec - @ASakaguchi

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            CIOs are becoming increasingly invested in the cloud, with 92 percent saying they believe it provides business benefits, according to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research. From cost savings, efficiency, rapid deployment, scalability, and ubiquitous accessibility, cloud computing brings with it several benefits. As shown by its 33 percent quarter-to-...

Solange Deschatres | 09 Sep 2014 | 1 comment

From a business perspective, a disaster isn’t just a violent storm or terrorist attack that makes news headlines. Anything that makes normal operations difficult or impossible can be disastrous – Imagine that all of your customer files have evaporated, along with everyone’s email messages, pending customer orders and your entire accounts receivables database. This type of loss not only interrupts the flow of business but could halt it completely, and it poses a threat you can’t ignore.

Data recovery planning is essential for every business and should be part of an overall resiliency or business continuity plan. This plan will help you continue operations in the face of adverse incidents, big or small, and avoid catastrophic losses. At a high level data recovery planning can be broken down into three primary steps:

  1. Assess: Know and understand the value of your data and the impact loss would have on the business.
     
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Digital_Kru | 27 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

It’s one of the highlights of the year, and this year not only didn’t disappoint, it was the best one yet. While the conference is officially ending tomorrow, the majority of the action has taken place, and the closing party is tonight as well. Did I mention The Black Keys are playing (woohoo!), a great band I look forward to seeing live.

This year VMware set up a ‘pub crawl’ style reception for the vendor floor last night. I can say from experience (mostly good, but occasionally bad) that a conference host that looks for creative ways to continue to get the attendees in front of the sponsors is very much appreciated. Kudos to the entire VMWorld team for a great event! This week has continually, and at times overwhelmingly, had great booth traffic. I love the conversations and interaction with attendees that ask questions about how they can do more with virtual. We’ve solved problems together, built strategies together, and we’ll see success together from this.

Here...

Digital_Kru | 26 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

One of my favorite things about VMWorld is the attendee mindset. People come here to have fun and socialize, and San Francisco is a great town, but they are here first and foremost to learn, explore, and grow from the event. The sessions are so numerous to choose from that many organizations send a few representatives, the labs are educational and practical. Where I see the best example of this mindset is at the vendor booth interactions. Yes, people like the free stuff, and love to win prizes, but there have been more meaningful and quality conversations I’ve had with dozens of attendees at the booth than in years past.

On to the technology – there are still so many, too many people still not virtualizing as much as they want to. My impressions and the industry analysis have both supported that this still revolves around the lack of virtualizing tier 1 applications. If there was a Family Feud style gameshow with admins playing, the top answer for “Things you might hear at...

Digital_Kru | 25 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

“And… here, we, go.” – (Heath Ledger’s immortal performance as Joker)

The opening reception was actually as expected, it was bigger than ever; at least it seemed that way, looking more like GITEX than ever before. With the announced attendance of 22,000 people it would have to be bigger. The floor was packed with the usual suspects, up and comers going for bigger booths than before, and the usual plethora of new entries to the field. Where 5 or 6 years ago, there were a hundred or so smaller startups, now it looks like a VC swap meet, with vendors touting their niche solution, with seemingly half of them looking to get bought up by one of the bigger fish.

Cloud.

That’s it. If you were missing the cloud shift, it’s been seismic (no pun intended with Sunday’s earthquake). The evolution of how data is managed has either come full circle (if you’ve been around for 15 or so years in this field) or bridged the gap to what is the consumerization of IT and acceptance...

Digital_Kru | 24 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

As I sit on the current alternative of the ‘nerd bird’ (as we used to affectionately call the American AUS-SJC direct) I’m on the DFW-SFO, catching up and geeking out with old colleagues, analysts I’ve worked with and listening to the grumpy lady in front of me who keeps calling the flight attendant over to complain about a luggage policy – I’m reminded of how much things have changed since I was an attendee at my first VMWorld in 2007. Back in my product management days I was an eager attendee for sessions and labs – thoroughly enjoying all 3 hours of my 2 hour VCB scripting lab. VCB scripting is a long gone requirement, and equally far down the list of my favorite experiences at VMWorld.

This week I’ll be posting updates about key topics, trends, and new emerging technologies and strategies for IT. What’s changed so much about VMWorld is the virtualization itself – I feel an almost parental pride in seeing how virtualization is (in the immortal words of Vince Vaughn, as...

pkh | 23 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Here is a tutorial on how to Backup up individual folders/files via NDMP on an Isilon Cluster

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/ndm...