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Zahid.Haseeb | 16 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

My Environment

Windows 2003 Server with SP2
Veritas Netbackup Server 6.5.0


Avtivity Monitor

2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource Veritas_BMR_Backup
2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sasdev
2/13/2010 12:23:32 PM - requesting resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SAS-DEV-BMR
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.sasdev
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource veritas-netbkup.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.SAS-DEV-BMR
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaaZ;Path=B:\BMRbackup;MediaServer=veritas-netbkup
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - granted resource Veritas_BMR_Backup
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - estimated 0 kbytes needed
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - begin Parent Job
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - begin Bare Metal Restore , Start Notify Script
Status 26
2/13/2010 12:23:33 PM - end...

J.H Is gone | 15 Feb 2010 | 2 comments

Frist - see my blog on just how it Writes to tape.

Now with that understanding your question about jobs wanting a tape drive.

You have different options on how to set up the use of your tape drives.
When you setup a Storage Unit, you tell it how many tape drives to use at once.
For example we are going to say 2 drives.
You also say how many Streams can go to the tape drive at once.
For example we are going to say 10 streams.

So far we have 2 tape drives with 10 streams per drive - so right now we can have 20 active jobs at once.

10 jobs streaming to driveA and 10 jobs streaming to driveB

Now a job streaming to driveA completes.  A job that is queued will now go active and stream to driveA so it has 10 streams again.

CraigV | 28 Jan 2010 | 2 comments

Hi All,

Interesting read...I found this while checking up for something else.
Have any of you guys found the same or not?

To be honest, BEWS 2010 is looking like my perfect excuse for replacing ARCserve on our LAN backups in our data center.


Abesama | 26 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

How it started

I've been delaying this PureDisk upgrade from 6.2 to
There were simply many other tasks at my hands and also the upgrade did not simply look easy and it made me hesitate.

What if it goes wrong?
I thought "It will take too much time to create a full backup of the content router storage!" (well, later I found I did not have to do full content router backup anyway)

The most scray thing is that it's actually an OS upgrade and an application upgrade at the same time.
Both PDOS and PureDisk had to be upgraded together, on 3 nodes storage pool - SPA and MBE and CR.

I was telling myself, later I will do it, later I will do it ... and that "later" finally came.
Some other project was adding 3 more nodes (MBE CR CR) in to this storage pool and I had to upgrade existing pool before I add those 3 in.

What goes wrong comes wrong


Swathi Turlapaty | 25 Jan 2010 | 19 comments

Good news! Backup Exec 2010 has launched today with the Trialware available for download from February 1, 2010. The new product encompasses great new features like Deduplication and Unified Archiving. To read the complete list of new features key benefits and to download the trailware, please visit  the Backup Exec website.

Have questions on how to upgrade?  Please refer to this document that walks you through the upgrade process.

Getting back to Connect, we have created some great information in regards to the new product launch. Here is a video that explains the product's...

pepit | 11 Jan 2010 | 1 comment

Ok, I just purchased Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 for Small Business Server and it says it will not install on a Domain Controller.
In another post, Chris Riley from Symantec posted response to someone else that he confirmed it cannot be installed on domain controllers.  Well, how do you install it?  Symantec's Chris Riley post is below.

Thanks, Michael

I've had it confirmed that BESR-MS cannot be installed on domain controllers at this stage. I will be creating a technote so that this is documented.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

Ashish Kesarkar | 15 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

Artical by Mr. Chris Mellor

Roadmap_August 2009.png

According to published plans, the all-conquering LTO tape format has no future after LTO 6, which is expected in 2012. This is ridiculous and there must be a secret roadmap for LTOs 7 and 8.

The LTO tape format dominates the open systems tape business, is used increasingly by supercomputer customers and is making some inroads into the mainframe area via bridges such as those from Luminex or Fujitsu's CentricStore (ETERNUS CS) virtual tape library (VTL). Supercomputer users like Argonne and NASA Ames in the USA will have ten year roadmaps. They can generate 8PB or more of data a year and there is simply no alternative to tape for...

Swathi Turlapaty | 14 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here is the list of the top 20 Knowledge Base articles.The list is determined by various factors that prove the article's value to our customers. Therefore, please make it a point to check this list first to see if your issue has already been addressed.  And FYI, this list would be updated on a quarterly basis.

Good luck!


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The error message “Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start” is displayed when attempting to start any of the Backup Exec for Windows NT services




李强 | 02 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Installation environment:

If you are in the implementation of the process of recovery encountered an error: v-126-3
You need in your "master server" and "boot server" to use ping "master server name", "boot server name" and "client name".
This error is not necessarily a result of not upgraded due to patches, it may be because the host did not modify the hosts file created.

Melite | 30 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Hi everyone,

Being new to the role of admin as well as Backup Exec 12.5 and finding both "interesting" (reads as challenging) I have decided to start this blog.

In it I'm going to track my path from Newbie status, through Lowbie status to hopefully becoming Elite.

So far learning about Backup Exec has been rather frustrating, there is very little information out there for an admin at my level. This is not a whinge-fest just an observation and I think Symantec would do well to encourage the next generation of admins.

That said, here are some details to fill you in. I have 2 identical servers, brand-spanking-new HP ML150 G6's each with 8 GIG's of RAM and 500GB drives. 1 is located at a live site, the other at a remote site. My mission is to backup the required info at the live site and restore it to the server at the remote site.

This just cant be that hard, I can do it with a USB key, so why not with...