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GFK | 02 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
A typical server environment consists of the main servers, drive arrays (which may or may not be directly attached to their respective servers), and disk- and tape-based backup servers. The most common IT assets are typically: patch panel, switches, secondary UPS, switch box, monitor and keyboard, blade servers, drive arrays and tape systems. Server storage devices hold organisational applications and operating systems in some partitions and documents in others.
Like any system servers are subject to a range of threats as well as maintenance which can include:
  • Server Crash
  • End users can easily overwrite or delete important documents
  • Applications need updating
  • Operating systems must be patched – perhaps tested in a virtual environment
  • Upgrade new server platforms
  • Malicious code can penetrate defences and attack data, applications, and operating systems
  • and can even get backed up if it is not...
GFK | 02 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Did anyone notice the rather impressive Backup Exec test report on SP2 that came out in May (the Service Pack came out in May and the Report in June) … to be precise. BE 12.5 SP2 went GA on 18th May via FileConnect. The whole point of SP2 was to improve speed and performance of Backup Exec. It also had a few new fixes and enhancements, but was mainly to provide enhanced performance for 12.5 and earlier versions.
Backup Performance Is Important

All backup jobs have some performance impact on the system that is being backed up. We have been living with such phrases as “The Shrinking Backup Window” for this very reason – and for years. Inevitably, for the period of time that a system is being backed up, the hard drive is busy reading files in order to carry out the backup. You usually have to run this type of process when it is less likely to impact the...

Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Although there could be many resolution of the error ""none of the requested files were backed up(2)"" but today in my BLOG i would like to share one resolution of error ""none of the requested files were backed up(2)""

DBclient log

13:36:40.785 [2068.3372] <8> dbc_GetServerClientConfig: WARNING - NBU's client name= <s6-1j34uuypv86q> differs from gethostname()= <US-PRI>

13:36:40.785 [2068.3372] <2> vnet_vnetd_service_socket: ..\libvlibs\vnet_vnetd.c.2043: VN_REQUEST_SERVICE_SOCKET: 6 0x00000006

Activity Monitor

10/29/2009 11:54:04 AM - requesting resource US
10/29/2009 11:54:04 AM - requesting resource veritas.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.us-pri
10/29/2009 11:54:04 AM - requesting resource veritas.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.U.S
10/29/2009 11:54:06 AM - granted resource veritas-....
Zahid.Haseeb | 29 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

Today i would like to discuss a problem which i have been facing with MS SQL Server backup. Actually my SQL parent job failed with error 2 and child job failed with error 6 in the Activity Monitor.

Problem

I am taking the backup of SQl database. my parent job is failed with error 2 and child job is failed with error 6 in the Activity Monitor. i also posted both errors below for the reference. 

Activity Monitor(parent job)
10/28/2009 5:06:37 PM - requesting resource TpsbdcPVCSbackup

10/28/2009 5:06:37 PM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsbdc
10/28/2009 5:06:37 PM - requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Man_of_TpsBdcPVCSbackup
10/28/2009 5:06:38 PM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsbdc
10/28/2009 5:06:38 PM - granted resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.Man_of_TpsBdcPVCSbackup
10/28/2009 5:06:38 PM - granted resource TpsbdcPVCSbackup...
Swathi Turlapaty | 23 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

The performance, efficiency, and productivity of IT is not only dependent on the technology solutions deployed, but relies heavily on well-trained IT staff. The education and training of IT professionals has become top of mind for most IT organizations that are looking to optimize current staffing resources and measure the impact on the business through education expenditures in IT.

On behalf of Symantec’s Education Services, The Alchemy Solutions Group is developing a Business Value Analysis Market Research Report around education and training services, by conducting a confidential online survey with our customers. The objective is to analyze the business value—operational and economic impact—around technical training offerings and the business drivers behind the procurement processes.

If you’re an IT professional who participates and/or approves education & technical training services, please take a 5-10 minutes to complete the...

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...!!!!

Problem

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 ...