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ramcm | 02 Apr 2014 | 2 comments

Registrations for Symantec DLO 7.6 Beta program is now open. Click here to register...

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=86FFCE8379A949318C954A79957EF283

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.
        ...

Hadley Robinson | 14 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

I followed every thread all over the world to attempt a fix for this error "V-79-57344-65245 - A failure occurred accessing the object list" that was being thrown in the following environment while backing up a remote server.  This is a generic error when VSS is having problems accessing mounted volumes/directories/files.

Backup Exec Server: Windows 2003 SP2 Backup Exec v12.5 with all patches, hotfixes, and updates  PDC
Remote Server: Windows 2003 SP2 w Exchange 2003 BDC

Backup Exec could backup files that were not open on the remote server and in use.  Anything that needed AOFO (VSS) would throw the error.  The system log on the remote server would throw the Ntfs 55 error (corrupted disk).

None of the published fixes worked including /../ entries that might be...

SymTerry | 28 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Upgrading… For System Administrators, this can be a painful idea.  What are the new hardware requirements? Where do I get the software? What is the correct process for my environment’s upgrade? So much has to be planned for with minimal downtime in mind.

Symantec has a great one-stop shop for tools and services supporting NetBackup upgrades and troubleshooting, the SORT Web Portal (https://sort.symantec.com/netbackup). SORT stands for Symantec Operations Readiness Tools and simplifies some of the most time-consuming administrator tasks. It helps you identify risks in your datacenters and improve operational efficiency, enabling you to manage the complexity associated with datacenter architectures and scale.

For NetBackup upgrades, there are data collection tools that point out common issues, identify installation and upgrade requirements, track product licenses, and gather data for support troubleshooting. ...

Mark_Solutions | 25 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

We all know that you shouldn't back up a client to a Media Server of a lower version of NetBackup but sometimes it is easy to make an oversight.

An example cropped up recently for me at a straight forward staged upgrade.

The plan was a Master Server upgrade in week 1, let that settle for a couple of weeks before upgrading the Media Servers then a couple more weeks and upgrade all clients - change control / rollback options and all that!

Along the way it was decided to virtualise the Master Server too.

Sounded OK until we did the testing when everything worked great apart from the Catalog backup which went to a Media Server (The Master being virtualised could not have tape drives)

The backup failed with a 154 - Storage Unit is not compatible - storage unit characteristics mismatched to request.

Couldn't find any tech notes and the penny hadn't quite dropped when I first saw the...

Alex Sakaguchi | 22 Jan 2014 | 3 comments

Top Reasons to Upgrade to NetBackup 7.6

NetBackup 7.6 has been one of the most anticipated releases to date.  Looking at some of the data from our first availability program, a top reason customers were so interested in upgrading is the new virtualization capabilities. 

Virtual environments are growing fast, data is growing faster, and new demands are being placed on IT to deliver better.  Enterprises need to be able to grow, transform, and modernize their data center to support these trends, but they need to do it in a SCALBLE way that’s not going to put them at risk.  That’s where NetBackup comes in – the backup product that 80 of the top Global Fortune 100 companies choose to protect their data.

Below are some of the top reasons you shouldn’t delay upgrading from a previous version of NetBackup.  Click here to get the...

Sat-Chit-ananda | 22 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Respected forum members,

This is my first ever thread. I have tried to make it as informative as possible.This blog is inspired by Curtis Preston's blog .http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/Tape-backup-best-practices-How-to-improve-tape-storage-performance but not copy/paste job.I have used only headings from that article.

Tape is not going to go away as much as I like to throw it out.So to get best out of Tape drives in Netbackup based environment with Disk staging,please have your Architect hat ON and procced furthur.

Understand the limits of your tape drive

 LTO-4 tape drive's maximum native (uncompressed) transfer rate is 120 MB/s. LTO-4 Drives we used had about 128MB of SRAM as cache. More data you are able to send to the drive cache more faster your drive is going to perform.

Below table gives you speed and capacity numbers for each LTO drive type and media.My goal was to achive 240MB/s in my environment...

4L SpA | 28 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Workaround to Event 57802 and 57804, catalog mistmatch (Following a successful upgrade, the Backup Exec Server Service fails to start and the event logs report an error "The Backup Exec Server Service detected a schema version mismatch)

 

1.- Upgrade existing BE 2010 R3 to 2012

2.- Using existing procedure, copy folders Catalog and Data to safe place or shared drive

3.- Install brand new Windows Server, with the EXACTLY same name as the old one, as on step 1.

4.- Copy the folders Catalog and Data from step 2.- using procedure accordingly

5.- Start services of the new BE 2012

6.- That's it!

Satkay Satish | 20 Dec 2013 | 1 comment

Objective:

To have a daily backup success rate report for the current month through OpsCenter custom query

Limitations with available report templates:
 

 

The available report templates either have partial successful job accounted as failures or are listed separately, they can however be excluded but then its brings down the success rate. Reports to the management should be precise and must not include much technical detailed information.wink, Just present them with only success & failure.

Requirement:

 
  1. Include partial successful jobs into successful list
  2. Ability to add any other status code which occurs out of scope of backup team's job profile [ eg: Status 71,73 ] as successful jobs...
Digital_Kru | 13 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Welcome to the second installation of the DRT Dozen.

1)       Another dirty secret of DR plans – too many of them ignore or underestimate the importance of security. A recent SANS Institute (www.sans.org) report provided some key recommendations for how to implement security successfully.  Starting from an approach of Layered Security – it is a defensive strategy that uses multiple technologies to block access.  The key is to understand that security isn’t just antivirus; in fact, antivirus isn’t even the first layer.

 

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Network Controls: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and DLP (Data Loss Prevention)

Antivirus: Polymorphic code (changes in the executable), and Hueristics (identifies hostile behavior...