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Wiriadi Wangsa | 10 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

As you may already know, NetBackup Accelerator does not currently support backup to tape. It has to go to OptimizedSynthetic-capable storage units such as NetBackup PureDisk, Cloud storage plug-ins, and qualified OpenStorage devices. 

The NetBackup Accelerator framework however, doesn't extend to duplication, so you can duplicate the image to tape, either manually or automatically via Storage Lifecycle Policy. No extra configuration is necessary and data can be restored from either original copy or duplicate copy as per normal as long as they have not expired.

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Alex Sakaguchi | 09 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Did you miss the technical session on disaster recovery strategies with NetBackup appliances at Symantec Vision 2013? You’re in luck because Symantec experts will tackle this topic on an On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, July 17 at 9:30am PT as part of our Virtual Vision series.

Join us as we share a few customer-tested blueprints for implementing disaster recovery strategies with NetBackup appliances showing support for onsite and offsite disaster recovery. This includes the architecture design with Symantec best practices, such as a 65 percent capacity limit, down to execution of the wizards and command lines needed to implement the solution – seamlessly backing up your data and recovering flawlessly. In addition, we’ll discuss how to use OpsCenter as a Swiss army tool to benchmark and enhance the appliance’s disaster recovery experience.

Get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions...

Elias AbuGhazaleh | 03 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

In today’s business environment IT Professionals need to adapt to changes and opportunities faster than ever. Increasingly so, they rely on their data to run their business functions. The loss of access to that data would not only cripple, but could ruin a company. More IT Pros are interested in virtualization as a way to improve business efficiency, but have legitimate hesitation due to concerns about its impact on the speed of access and recoverability they have to their data.

Virtualization experts from Symantec, Task Force Tips and NAC Solutions discussed best practices for transitioning to virtual environments and protecting virtual data at Symantec Vision 2013. If you missed it, next week is your chance to gain valuable insight from these experts on an On...

SanjayPM | 27 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

IDC's new report has shown that NetBackup Appliances experienced a 149.3% growth year over year at the end of Q1 2013. Symantec outpaced both the industry growth (16.3%) and it's competitors (EMC 8.4% and Qunatuum 2.5%). This is excellent news and I'm happy to share the press release here with you all. I want to thank all the partners and their sales team to help position NetBackup Appliances to the customers. Please remember that we have tools and certified partners available to help our customers to migrate their existing NetBackup Catalogs to the NetBackup Appliance masters. This is indeed an exciting time at Symantec!

vishanthvv | 27 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Hi,

 

Im looking for an sql query to run from Ops center. I need to get the details about the master server, Policies and associated clients, Schedules and Backup window startup time. Please help

 

Muzayun Mukhtar | 20 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

We would love to invite you for the upcoming usability sessions where you will share your feedback and inputs with the product team. Your comments will be very important for the projects since you have a better understanding of the real scenarios we should be designing for.

 

Here are more details on the activities:

·         90 minute remote session in which you will walk through design prototypes, we will request you to think aloud and provide your feedback along the way.

·         If permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a 175$ gift certificate.  Please let us know if you are allowed to receive such a gift.

Study 1:

Topic:  NetBackup Storage Management

Session dates: July 1st – 5th 2013

Study 2:

Topic:  NetBackup Replication...

Dyneshia | 18 Jun 2013 | 11 comments

MS Windows 2012 server is currently supported with Netbackup 7.5.0.6.  Please review the following information for certification info with MS Windows 2012.

 

NBU version 7.5.0.6

NBU 7.5.0.6 has just been released !

You can download it here : http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH204644

Specifically Here :  www.symantec.com/docs/TECH204661

NB_7.5.0.6.winnt.x64.Client.Win2012.exe provides a full installer for NetBackup 7.5.0.6 Client on Windows 2012 Server and WIndows 8 Client.

Please review the 7.5.0.6 Release Notes for additional known issues, fixes, and other general information for this release.
www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6396

Be sure to also review the 7.5 Late Breaking News -...

Gaurav Kaushal | 18 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Hey Guys,

Remember, status 2 popping up while taking SharePoint backups. I bet you must be .. as these are the really frustrating ones.

Some days back i posted about how to set the spswrapper timeout 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/configuring-spswrapper-timout-registry

Now we can set this value via the tool - sharepoint_check.exe by a single command.

Sharepoint_check.exe -timeout [Value in Seconds]

You shall get the below message.

SPSWrapper Timeout set to X seconds.

You can download the latest version from the below link. This also contains other small fixes.

http://mandovi.vxindia.veritas.com/twiki/bin/view/NetBackupCFT/ToolsForSharePointAgent

 

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Gaurav Kaushal | 14 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Hey Guys,

 

Recently I came across a case where the one of our customer was facing an issue on restore of SharePoint List that contained custom columns.

Before

BeforeCustomCol.jpg

 

After

AfterCustomCol.png

 

I tried reproducing it in house but I could not, then I asked for output of spprobe2010.exe, from the output I could see that the customer has upgraded SharePoint to cumulative pack - 14.0.6134.5000.

I upgraded my SharePoint setup to same cumulative pack and tested again and voila!!! The issue is reproduced at my setup. I investigated further and found that there are some underlying SQL changes in the cumulative pack.

The fix to this has been provided in an ET...

backup.wallace-computing | 13 Jun 2013 | 0 comments
An account executive I work with recently asked me for two questions to start discussions with his customers on backup and recovery issues.  Limiting this to only two is a challenge so this post is the first two questions I would suggest.
 
Two simple questions to ask yourself (or your customers)
 
1.     How are you positioned for Disaster Recovery?
2.     Do you want to be tape free?
 
Both of these are intertwined with the trends in the data protection space, driven by  Deduplication appliances and replication.
 
Let’s hit the second question first.  Tape has its place for longer term retention.  That has not disappeared for most organizations.  “Cloud” based archiving services are starting to...