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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
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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 of...

AlanTLR | 10 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

        If you're using NetBackup, I highly suggest using OpsCenter for your reporting and troubleshooting needs.  It's a great tool and is very rich in its features.  I've written a few SQL queries to find and process information I need in the backups, but I've found the SQL report to be somewhat buggy when there's more than one page of output.  That being said, there are always things that I want to do that OpsCenter won't do for me, and one of those happens to be finding out the Policy information for a given client, and correllating the data from actual backup times with the backup windows.  

        Confused already?  Let me explain.  I have clients that want to know information about their backup schedules.  They ask what the backup windows are when they mean to ask "When are the backups running so I can avoid doing [hard-disk-hitting work] during that time?"  ...

madan82 | 27 Nov 2013 | 1 comment

Hi All,

Please help me to  download trial of the NetBackup PureDisk Virtual Appliance

if any any one knows  the  link. kindly shared to me

madan,

Jed Gresham | 21 Nov 2013 | 0 comments
I'm looking to do a 30 minute interview with an IT "Business Owner" role to help shape the business value requirements of a new concept we're researching and I need your help doing so.  Can you please reply to me and let me know if you can help me set up a 30 minute discussion between now and Dec. 13th?
 
The person I'm looking to interview should have the following responsibilities (typically a Director of IT, Network Services, or Infrastructure/Operations):
- Driving the internal IT strategy for the overall IT architecture, systems, storage, applications and infrastructure
- Conduct and document internal performance, risk, and financial analysis as it relates to internal IT
- Knowledgable of the internal data center best practices, production systems and IT pain points
- Managing the budget for IT infrastructure spending
 
This is a great opportunity for...
Ah45 | 18 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

SORT News
 

 
[ 2013-10-01 ] OpsCenter 7.6 Upgrades on Windows
 

On 64-bit Windows systems, if OpsCenter language packs or maintenance (triple-dot) releases are installed on top of an installation of version 7.5, an upgrade to OpsCenter 7.6 may fail. For example, if you upgrade OpsCenter 7.5 to 7.5.0.6, an upgrade to OpsCenter 7.6 may fail. See TECH211070 for details.

Please follow if your upgrade failing

and Please follow the following before proceeding for Opscenter 7.6 Upgrade

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH211070...

Ah45 | 16 Nov 2013 | 3 comments

Folks,

Symantec Celebrates success for new release netbackup 7.6 and appliance 2.6

First Availability (FA) Program Update

The NetBackup 7.6 First Availability Program launched in October 2013. It has been a success, with more than 900 customers signing up, and over 150 reported installations.
 

Customer feedback is overwhelmingly positive on the focus we have placed on quality. 

NetBackup Appliances

- The Symantec NetBackup™ 5230 Appliance in a new 14 TB configuration with NetBackup 7.5 embedded will be available in early December.

- Appliances are expected to ship with NetBackup 7.6 on a USB stick in the beginning of 2014, which will enable customers to perform upgrades. 

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