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Abesama | 15 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

Recently I had all 3 of my PureDisk environments giving me storage problems due to internal/external causes.

First one was relatively simple, it's a 6.2.2 all-in-one node and it ran out of disk space for /Storage - 95% full.

The storage array was not a SAN but a dedicated one.
Challenging task with this was finding out how to order physical disks and finding a resource to put the disks in the array.

Array was a 12-slots one, with 6 slots occupied with 300GB disks.
Once the new 6 disks were put in, the engineer rebooted PureDisk server with a HP CD loaded, to connect to the array and create a single 1.5TB RAID5 virtual LUN, then the server's been rebooted again for PDOS to start.

When I started Yast2 interface, it automatically picked up the new LUN, and I simply added the new LUN in the LVM volume group - this task instantly grew the xfs filesystem as well, and suddenly I had 49% full /Storage filesystem, happy.


rookie11 | 15 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

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Zahid.Haseeb | 15 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

I took the backup of MS SQL Server via Netbackup 6.5 successfully but when I tried to restore it on a alternate PC, I got the below error. I also made a folder altname with a empty .txt file name norestriction. i also did all initial checks as much as possible as i could do but remain got the same error

Restore failed
6/8/2009 5:29:28 PM - begin Restore
6/8/2009 5:29:34 PM - restoring image dbcluster_1244419813
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - requesting resource Fibre Transport
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - Warning nbjm(pid=2524) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available
6/8/2009 5:29:35 PM - Warning nbjm(pid=2524) NBU status: 800, EMM status: Fibre Transport resources are not available
6/8/2009 5:35:39 PM - Error bpbrm(pid=4916) listen for client protocol error - couldn't accept from data socket, The operation completed successfully. (0)
6/8/2009 5:35:44 PM...

Zahid.Haseeb | 14 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

My Active Directory Backup was not start backing up.
When I tried to double click on the Backup job I saw that Backup window is showing that backup is being started (as shown in the figure) but actually backup is not being written to the Disk Storage unit

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1.) I also made a new policy, change the media from Disk Storage Unit to Tapes, restarted the Netbackup Server and Active directory Server as well and started trying backup but faced same problem

2.) After doing the initial checks as much as could i do i finally tried to take the backup via NTBACKUP which is the utility of Microsoft Windows but also not able to got the backup of Active Directory. You can see the NTBACKUP utility which reported me the error after failing the backup which is in the below figure


GFK | 12 Jun 2009 | 6 comments

Protecting the VMware environment has its own unique set of data protection challenges. There are basically three ways to protect VMware: the guest OS method, the console backup method and the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) method. The guest OS method treats each virtual machine as a standalone server and backups take place as usual as if the virtual is physical server. The second practice is the console backup practice, in which virtualisation administrators back up the VMware ESX Server with no regard of the underlying virtual machines in the ESX environment. (There is a “free” product, ESXi, but it has no console, and requires add-ons to manage.)

VCB Backup requires VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and initially SAN attached disk (iSCSI or Fibre Chanel) but now supports VMFS with local, JBOD, iSCSI and Fibre-Channel-attached disk, network file system (NFS) and virtual compatibility mode raw device mapping (RDM). The only mode not currently supported is physical...

Deepak W | 10 Jun 2009 | 4 comments

Guys, go through the below menioned link. This site has many NBU scripts available for FREE.

Also scripts are available bat, ksh, sh, etc.

I have tried some of the scripts and turned out to be very handy.

GFK | 10 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

I saw an analyst report the other day that predicts that in spite of the economic downturn companies, large and small will be spending the same, or even increased, amounts on backup and recovery in fiscal year 2010.


To make matters more “huh-like”, this study found that the adoption of disk based technologies is accelerating. Actually, when you think about it this makes sense - disk based backup improves recovery capabilities, backs up virtual environments more effectively and eliminates or reduces the physical requirement (and security hazard) for tape transport.

Actually, it’s making more sense the more you think about it. Older backup solutions or older hardware is less effective, more administratively heavy, time consuming, costing money and effort; new hardware technology on the other hand is more efficient and with new software there is more opportunity to automate more. The automation of IT processes can improve overall IT...

Chris_L | 09 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

 I just wanted to share with you what I have found useful for upgrading your old version of BE for Windows Servers. There are a couple of steps that must be performed before doing any upgrades in order to have sufficient backup of your current BE server. Before beginning the upgrade, you need to backup your C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data; C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs folders (if you are using external SQL database make sure you have your BEDB backed up) but before that make sure you have stopped your BE and embedded DB service (Backup Exec Server and BEDB service), so if something goes wrong with the upgrade you'll have your Catalogs and DB with you. The following is step by step upgrade from older than 11d version ov BE (only 11d can be upgraded to 12.5) that you need to perform one by one.

Download link for the Backup Exec 11d:

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 7 comments

Exit Status Codes

Zahid.Haseeb | 09 Jun 2009 | 8 comments

1.) How can we start the basic troubleshooting/procedure we follow in Netbackup 6.5 if any job fails ?
2.) How can we configure the logging in Netbackup 6.5 Administration Console ?
3.) what are the basic services we should know their work ?