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Dev T | 08 May 2010 | 2 comments

The simplest way to understand the granular restore functionality is to go through a simple step-by-step description of the way this works in each case. The primary differences to take note of are the differences between the backup-to-disk method and the backup-to-tape method.

Backup to Disk of an Exchange Information Store database with GRT enabled goes through the following steps:

1. GRT backup requests backup data from Exchange server
2. BE Media Server Creates IMG folders in B2d location
3. Data is sent from Exchange server to BE Media Server (unless local)
4. Media Server also requests current ESE.dll version from Exchange Server and writes this to the IMG folder
5. Finally, a test is run against the database using the VFF (virtual file filter EDBProv.dll)
6. The VFF uses ESE.dll to read the Exchange database to make sure it is consistent and that we can recover data from it
7. Backup reports...

pkh | 07 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attached is a whitepaper on how hardware encryption is done for LTO4 tapes.  Hardware encryption is part of the specs for LTO4 tapes.  Thus it is not available for LTO3 tapes although LTO4 tape drives can write to LTO3 tapes.

The part that I find particularly interesting is how an encrypted LTO4 is protected against low level copying.

Zahid.Haseeb | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments


NBU OS = Win2003 R2
NBU = 6.5.4

Error facing

In the below picture you can see the three services are not being run but after applying the below "Resolution" my three services are started in the same snap


I add the below lines in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\services

bprd 13720/tcp
bpdbm 13721/tcp
bpcd 13782/tcp
vmd 13701/tcp
vopied 13783/tcp

Important Link

Zahid.Haseeb | 28 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

There are two methods for validating the consistency of NetBackup EMM (Enterprise Media Manager) and BMR (Bare Metal Restore) Databases.

1.) Command line interface CLI
2.) NetBackup database administration utility which is included in NetBackup 6.5.2 or later.

Stop all NetBackup Services on the EMM server
Once all services have stopped, start only the ASA Service.

6.x: <install_path>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -e ASANYs_VERITAS_NB
7.x: <install_path>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -e SQLANYs_VERITAS_NB

1.) Command line interface CLI


<install_path>\NetBackup\bin>nbdb_admin <databasename> -validate -full

2.) NetBackup database administration utility which is included in NetBackup 6.5.2 or later.



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Zahid.Haseeb | 22 Apr 2010 | 2 comments

I faced below errors on two NBU master servers on different locations while running the Image Cleanup job

1.) Partially successful [  the requested operation was partially successful(1)  ]
2.) invalid command parameter(20)"

NBU 6.5.5 on Win2003 OS

Install_path\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nbdelete -allvolumes -force
Install_path\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd\bpimage -cleanup -allclients  

Zahid.Haseeb | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Today we are going to configure Exchange Granular Backup. Hope you all will enjoy this basic BLOG to configure Exchange Granular Backup. 

In my environment i have

Netbackup version = NBU 6.5.4
Netbackup OS = Win2003 R2
Exchange version = Exchange Server2003
Exchange OS = Win2003 R2

First create a policy for exchange (see this article to creates a policy to take the backup of exchange server  )to take the backup but make sure you must have selected the Granular backup check as shown in the below snap.

Please follow the below link to meet the prerequesites for Mailbox backups of an Exchange 2000/2003 server via NBU

Zahid.Haseeb | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

"cannot start nbfsd"

I was facing the below error while taking the Granular Backup of Exchange Server2003.

Activity Monitor

4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource Exchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource nbu65.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsexchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - requesting resource nbu65.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.ExchangeBackup
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource nbu65.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsexchange
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource nbu65.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.ExchangeBackup
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaab;Path=E:\ExchangeData;MediaServer=nbu65
4/21/2010 3:37:49 PM - granted resource Exchange
4/21/2010 3:37:50 PM - estimated 55839 kbytes needed
4/21/2010 3:37:50 PM - started process bpbrm (1008)
4/21/2010 3:37:52 PM - connecting
4/21/2010 3:37:54 PM - connected; connect time: 00:00:02...

Martin_Forster | 14 Apr 2010 | 0 comments


i had a fine working Exchange GRT Backup to Disk. Everything worked even single mail restore.
Now imagine what happened during the copy to tape ?

Yes, "Access Denied"
or more detailed:
V-79-57344-33928 - Access is denied.
Access denied to directory .
V-79-57344-766 - Cannot log on to MAPI with the specified credentials. Review the resource credentials for the job, and then run the job again.

Exchange 2007 is on W2KR2 installed.
Media Server BE2010 is on W2K8R2 installed.

Solution was to implement the ipv6 workaround mentioned in

It looks like, as if the media server wants to talk itself with the ipv6 address, which just...