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Zahid.Haseeb | 20 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

 Today i would like to discuss very interesting work around in my BLOG. In my this BLOG ""Recovery of Catalog asking multiple paths"" i share the experience in which my Recovery wizard of Catalog (at DR site) asking DSU path of second copy of backup image which actually present at primary site and this thing made me nut...!!!!


I am using Verias Netbackup 6.5 with Win2003 Server

At my primary site i have an online Hot Catalog policy which is taking the backup on tape cartrige. This backup of Catalog is the primary copy. i also have configured multiple copy of this Online Hot Catalog backup which is taking the backup on Disk Storage Unit (DSU) as a second copy. The DSU is on a hard disk drive who's drive letter is ''L''.

i also have another Veritas Netbackup Server with same configuration at my DR site. i tried to restore my Online Hot Catalog backup from the Tape Cartrige (from ...

Esther Aladieff | 16 Oct 2009 | 0 comments
Why are organizations investing in Backup and Recovery Solutions? A new Business Value Analysis Market Research Report by The Alchemy Solutions Group answers that question and more.
The Alchemy Solutions Group surveyed a cross-section of Symantec customers, spanning a majority of regions and industries to compile the report. In addition, the study cites recently compiled Total Operational and Economic Impact research studies.
According to the report, the top-5 business drivers over the next two years for purchasing and implementing a backup and recovery solution are as follows
·         Manage backup volume growth
·         Eliminate data redundancy
·         Improve backup success rates and disaster recovery
·         Drive labor...
Mark Christiaens | 09 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

It was a big effort but we finally made it: PureDisk 6.6 (a.k.a. Darrieus) is out! It contains a bucket load of improvements::

  • Storage Pool Installer

  • New Administration User Interface

  • Context sensitive help

  • Remote office job progress information

  • Optimized deduplication for PDDO/VCB backups

  • Oracle Agent

  • Exchange Granular Restore

  • NTFS Special file type support

  • Virtual Synthetics

  • Storage Pool Consistency Checker

  • PureDisk Command Line

  • Multi Stream for Replication

  • Storage Pool Conversion tool (6.2 to 6.5 layout)

I won't go into detail regarding these since they are covered sufficiently in the documentation. Let's instead talk about a background process that's...

quebek | 06 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

Recently I was participating in the annual Disaster Recovery tests. One of my Netbackup servers in DR scope is installed on windows and its performing backups of virtual machines (VCB backup proxy server). Since this server is utilitising on daily basis about one tape I projected that during DR test I will just import all tapes from this server (there should not be more then 3 tapes - last three backup sets). So I wasn't creating any hot backup to tape (yet another tape to be offsited). During DR test I imported all needed tapes. Phases I and II went smoothly, I was able to see clients backups in reports, cool. I ran BAR and configured it to restore first VMware machine client. What was my surprise when after selecting "Select for Restore/ Restore from Virtual Machine Backup" BAR told me that there is no backup available to restore from!! I checked all VMmachines that were backed up through this VCB server - the same. I ...

Zahid.Haseeb | 28 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Today i would like to discuss in this BLOG "File Sharing problem in storage foundation 5.0". i am using SFHA 5.0 with Windows2003 Server R2 operating system.

Note:- if your Disk Groups are not being import automatically, you can see the 2nd and 3rd link for resolution in the helpfull links below

Storage Foundation  configuration

i have two diskgroups with 3 hardisk drives. Below are some detail information

1.) Basic Disk Group = 2 drives = 4 partition
2.) UsersData Disk Group = 1 drive = 2 partitions (from 2 partitions the one partition is SRL logs)
3.) I am using virtual ISCSI SAN


My 2nd disk group (UsersData Disk Group) has a share folder on its partition and when my PC gets restart my sharing folder gets unshare so i have to re share it again on daily basis when i switch on my PC.



Gina Sheibley | 28 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

While no one wants a disaster to occur, the reality is that they happen. What if your business was hit with a disaster – a virus, hacker attack, power outage or even a fire? Are you prepared with a recovery plan to revive critical customer, financial and business information? Symantec’s 2009 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey found that while most small to medium sized businesses perceive they are ready for disaster, their actual level of preparedness is not up to par.

Rather than hoping for the best and being unprepared, we recommend small and mid-sized businesses take these simple steps to protect their information and systems:
• Decide what critical information should be secured and protected
• Look to a solution provider to help create disaster plans, educate employees and monitor threats
• Automate backup
• Test annually

Protecting your SMB from disaster and communicating your plan to customers helps you...

Twixxica_09 | 25 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Hope  this helps...

Compatibilty list for BUE product

For more information just go to this website:

Kind Regards,

Twixxica_ica :)

Twixxica_09 | 25 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Version Upgrades FAQ

If you have question regarding upgrades just visit this website:

Kind Regards,
Twixxica_ica :)

Twixxica_09 | 23 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

What is an Eval Extender?

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x is fully functional in Evaluation Mode for a period of 60 days after installing the product. No license key is needed to invoke the product into Eval Mode. Simply do not enter a license key when prompted during the initial installation of the product. After the 60 day Eval period expires, if additional time is need to evaluation the product, you may extend the Eval period for an additional 30 days.

How do I use the Eval Extenders?

  • BESR 8.x (Desktop, SBS and Server editions)
  • The Backup Exec System Recovery Option (BESRO)

BESR 8.x Manager has a fully functional Eval mode for up to a max of 10 clients. After expiration (on day 61), you can extend BESR by opening the license dialogue and pressing Ctrl-Shift-F12. This will extend the Eval period to 90 days. Further extension beyond 90 days is not possible.BESR 8.x Granular Restore Option...

Twixxica_09 | 23 Sep 2009 | 2 comments

Netbackup usefull Links.

Here are some links that might be useful for Netbackup Queries.

Hope this Helps,