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Shailendra Musale | 01 Jul 2014 | 4 comments

We are happy to announce the Beta Program for Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 release. We are seeking Symantec System Recovery customers who are interested in testing, validating and actively providing feedback on Symantec System Recovery code within their lab and/or production environments. You can be among the first to see all new features of Symantec System Recovery, and your valuable feedback can help shape the future of Symantec System Recovery.

 

Click Here to apply for this Testing Opportunity

 

This new version of Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 delivers one of the most powerful and reliable backup and recovery solutions available today. This release focuses on providing support for latest platforms such as Windows 8.1 Update1, Windows 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355), VMWare ESXi 5.5; support for latest...

Morten Seeberg | 25 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

FYI - I chased this down via a support case, because I was concerned that this information was so difficult to find and I believe this kind of information should have been more easily available to us(?)

The below issue is referenced in:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH218263

Short summary;: There is risk of corruption in SyBase (EMM and OpsCenter although note only mentions OpsCenter) on RHEL. Issue is between SyBase and RHEL Transparent HugePage features. It is not currently known to support whether issue is fixed in RHEL 6.4/6.5, but no matter what, it requires a fix in SyBase as well, which MAY be included in 7.6.0.3.

Until then, here is the workaround to disable THP in RHEL:

RHEL 6.x: /etc/sysctl.conf #Disable Transparent Huge Pages - Symantec TECH218263 transparent_hugepage = never...

nisharamach | 23 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Join Symantec Backup Exec experts for a Tweet Chat on Friday, June 27 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET to chat and learn more about Backup Exec 2014.

Backup Exec 2014 released earlier this month brings in a host of powerful features that will help you save time, get more reliable backups, enable fast & easy recovery.

Learn why you should consider upgrading or moving to Backup Exec 2014. Mark your calendars to join the #BETALK chat and plan to discuss the latest features and improvements in Backup Exec 2014 and any particular backup needs that you have.

Topic: Backup Exec 2014 – What’s new?

Date: Friday June 27, 2014

Time: Starts at 11:00 a.m PT / 2:00 p.m ET

Length: One hour

Where:  Twitter.com – Follow hashtag #BETALK

Expert participants:

  • Michael Krutikov...
Elspeth Magoria | 11 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

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Virtualize the Right Way and Solve Your Backup and Recovery Challenges With Backup Exec 2014

Learn how to solve your biggest backup challenges at our live streaming event on June 17.  See Backup Exec 2014 in action; hear from Symantec executives, customers and partners; and get the latest tips and tricks for protecting your data.

What will you gain when you can recover anything in minutes, get up to 100% faster backups, and take advantage of an easy to use solution that protects your virtual and physical environments? Find out how you can save time and money, deliver better virtualization, and complete Disaster Recovery with Backup Exec 2014. superior visibility into backups with the job monitor view and multi-server backup jobs; new platform, virtual and application support; intelligent...

John Meaders | 09 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Earlier this year I was engaged to install NetBackup on a Solaris server which previously used a competing backup product.  This server only backs itself up and is attached to a single drive tape autoloader.  I initially thought I would use a single NetBackup policy to back this server up but it quickly became apparent this wouldn’t work as one filesystem took forever to back up - which would push the backup way beyond the desired 8 hour backup window.

This filesystem contained millions of small files.  At this point, you are probably thinking - simple - just use FlashBackup.  Unfortunately, the customer was only licensed for the Standard client and this project was already an out-of-budget expenditure, so further expenditures would be very difficult.  The other items on this server that needed to be backed up were Oracle dump files, along with the OS directories.

I performed some research and after viewing a couple threads here on Symantec...

Solange Deschatres | 28 May 2014 | 0 comments

At Symantec, we often talk about information and data as the lifeblood of the business, especially in today’s digital world. Whether it’s in the form of financial reports, emails or software — information powers our world. If companies lose that information, or worse yet, entire platforms running that data, business comes to a screeching halt.

Imagine for a moment that your Microsoft Exchange email service is disrupted by data loss – months of information gone. With your system down, you’ve not only lost work but you have to stop doing business, selling products and communicating with your customers. The disruption isn’t just a headache for your IT department; downtime causes frustration across the company. Ultimately, data loss, either accidental or deliberate, costs your business valuable time and money so it’s essential that you protect your information before disaster strikes.

The majority of yesterday’s backup technology isn’t sophisticated enough to protect...

Glen Simon | 05 May 2014 | 0 comments

Greetings NetBackup professionals! The NetBackup product team is actively planning for our biggest Vision conference ever. In addition to participating in over 100 training sessions and hand-on labs, conference attendees will be able to hear the latest on the future direction of NetBackup, connect with the thought leaders and subject matter experts who drive our data protection technologies, and network with their peers to learn how they are using NetBackup to protect their information.

We’d like your help to make sure the educational experience is exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve put together a quick survey of possible NetBackup topics we may cover at the conference. Please share your opinions with us and let us know which of these topics interests you:

Click here to fill out our Vision NetBackup topic survey

 

Symantec Vision 2014 Conference Details:

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Santhosh_Bhanda | 04 May 2014 | 11 comments

We're pleased to update you that Symantec DLO 7.6 Beta (Windows + Mac) has moved to the next stage, with a full feature build now available for download.

Please login to SymBeta (https://symbeta.symantec.com/login.html) to access access the build.

If you haven’t already registered for the Beta program, you’ll need to register here https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=86FFCE8379A949318C954A79957EF283.

Top features available in this build include

  •          Backup Interruption Tolerance
  •          Support for Open file Backup
  •          Enhanced De-Duplication – Improved Reliability, Scalability and Performance
  •          Lotus Notes 9.x Support
  •  ...
BalaP | 17 Apr 2014 | 1 comment

Hi,

 

After configuring the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance we are getting email for every 10 mins stating proxy error not able to communicate to server to upload call home data.

 

 

CALLHOME status: Not able to upload callhome data

Error: 500 SSL read timeout:

Please contact Symantec Support to resolve this issue.

 

CallHome Proxy Show

 

Proxy Settings

        Server    : https://Ipaddress

        Port      : 8080

     

This issue resolved after adding "s" to http, since the data is sent through secured http.

Thanks,

 

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...