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GFK | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

1. BE SP2 Release

There are a number of fixes around GRT including up to a 90% decrease in the time taken to run an incremental GRT backup. Please see the following technote which provides links to and details around the changes and fixes in SP2

Release notes are here:

2. You know I keep banging on about AD … well it’s not just me:

Optimizing Exchange and Active Directory Backup and Recovery – Thursday, 28 May 2009, Written by Pat Hanavan


LetThereBeZeros | 23 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

So It took a bit too long to get right, but VCB is a powerful tool to get your backups flying along.

Network congestions, poorly configured ports, old servers, all other known enemies of the Backup guys/gals are defeated with the move to Virtual Servers, and the use of VCB backups. 
Our setup is around 40 vm's and the strategy was get the oldest boxes that cant be decommed over to a VM.  Now boxes that would jam up our backup window are leading the pack.  We get speeds regularly around 45,000KB /Second.  This was a game changer in our environment, and with the incrimental backups now available I have no issues at all.   The other nice factor that helps our stats is the lack of partial backups.  It's an all or nothing game, and once you get it right, you have very few failures.  If you do have one its a snap shot jam up most of the time.   This is fixed quickly by logging onto your vmware infrastructure client, and...

Zahid.Haseeb | 23 Jul 2009 | 3 comments

Today i will share you the blog in which i faced my MailBox was not accessable after my Exchange Server2003 was restarted abnormally. i saw my MailBox Store container stopped in the Server Manager in Exchange Server2003.
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I simply went to services in the Exchange Server 2003 and i had noticed that the Microsoft Exchange information Store service was stopped. I just started it.

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Now you see the MailBox Store container is still showing stopped (but before doing refresh). As i clicked on refresh the status of MailBox Store changed to started as you can see in the last figure.

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Zahid.Haseeb | 22 Jul 2009 | 5 comments

Today i will discuss the problem happened with my flat files which contineously open and i had to take the backup but the backup was not being able to completed successfully. i always found it completed partially.

in my scenerio i have Veritas Netbackup 6.5 with MS windows2003.

Go to the exact location as shown in the below figure of Veritas Netbackup Server

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Select the TAB "Windows Open File Backup" and click on ADD

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After clicking on ADD you add the computer whose falt files you want to backup which(files) open constantly and then click on OK

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Now select the clients from the left pane as shown in the figure and double click on the client name which you find...

Mouse | 22 Jul 2009 | 10 comments

I was really shocked when I learned that EMC Documentum (Content Management solution) does not allow you to put itself into "online backup mode".

As we used Documentum with an Oracle database, and your content storage and DB should be backed up at the same time to ensure the consistency.

But the problem of implementaion of "hot backup" is obvious: we have to freeze the DB with metadata prior to backup of the filesystem. So what is the solution?

The key is here: perform regular Oracle hot backup and start fs backup from a notification script. This can lead to discrepancies between your content storage and metadata, but your Documentum admin will be able to delete all unnecessary files which were appeared after the DB backup.

Andy Welburn | 21 Jul 2009 | 9 comments

The Hustle

Our requirement:   to ensure we have the latest available NetBackup version installed, essentially to cater for Win2008 servers but also for any other benefits with the latest release.

We initially intended to upgrade to 6.5.2 shortly after its release during the first half of 2008, however this idea was soon binned due to the number of bugs reported in the GA version & 6.5.2A (having only fixed the scheduling issue) was not deemed to be acceptable either. Deciding to monitor the release of 6.5.3 we waited & waited and to all intents & purposes it looked like this was an acceptable version to upgrade to - & then the security hotfix meant! However, we did still have every intention of upgrading to this version. But time wore on and then 6.5.4 was on the horizon so it was deemed appropriate to await developments & monitor the forums for possible issues.

There are, so far, only a couple...

Shrikumar | 20 Jul 2009 | 0 comments


I am getting CC41 error from one of my client machine whenever using a particular interface at the same time I am able to ping that interface telnt that interface and tried so many network troubleshooting.

But when using other interface the backups are getting completed sucessfully

Please help me to solve this issue.


RahulG | 20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

The Backup Exec Command Line Applet is a convenient way to access some of the most useful features of Backup Exec from a command prompt.

The Command Line Applet allows management of only one media server at a time, but allows for remote management of media servers within an enterprise. However, if the Central Admin Server Option (CASO) is installed, you can administer all servers managed by the central administration server.

Backup Exec must be installed and running on a media server in order for the Command Line Applet to target it, but the Command Line Applet does not have to be run from a media server. The Command Line Applet uses functional command switches typed in a command prompt window to perform most Backup Exec functions and utilities.

Note: Backup Exec Command Line Applet is only backwards compatible for a previous release and dot releases of the same version of Backup Exec.

The Command Line Applet displays job statuses as numeric values....

Alex Vasquez | 17 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

It was the best of times and the worst of times... In data centers, the world around de-duplication is pretty much a "check box" item anymore.  That is, it's pretty much standard functionality within most data protection platforms available today... Or it's the next exit on a product's roadmap.  So it's generally agreed that de-dupe technology is a good thing with a strong usage base in the storage and data protection areas of any Enterprise.  Great, we agree.

The issue, though, is HOW do you deploy a de-dupe technology.  Rather, what method do you go with?  Do you go appliance based aka Data Domain or Quantum's DXI offering (I sure hope Symantec doesn't swat this post)?  Or do you go with something more based on software that is also "storage agnostic" such as PureDisk or EMCs Avamar product? 

That's what I'm asking myself now: What is the best solution for us?  As it stands we are experiencing a...

Alex Vasquez | 17 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

With respect to data protection (I'm not going to call it backup, people. I much prefer smarmy and fancy words. Then again shiny objects fascinate me, too!) jobs and such, there's a number of questions that one can expect to be asked.  I know that for my current job I was asked how to set up a three way NDMP backup and how to bring down netbackup services, from a command line, on a windows server.  But how about other questions?  I'm a subscriber to the Veritas Mailing list (I'm oldschool like that) and I was intrigued by one of the posts.

A job seeker was looking for a Storage Job that required Netbackup knowledge.  Unfortunately, the job seeker did not get that job and was a little miffed that they did not have an answer for the following questions:

  1. If you wanted to know what IP address netbackup was using to perform
    backups what command would you run and where would you run it?
  2. How is image stored...