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jason_qb | 16 Aug 2013 | 16 comments

Dear NetBackup Customer:

 

I am pleased to inform you that Symantec NetBackup 7.6 will have a First Availability (FA) program.  The FA is expected to be available in early October, 2013.  Just as with NBU 7.5, Symantec is offering the opportunity to obtain and run production-ready general availability (GA) NetBackup 7.6 as soon as it becomes available.  Through the First Availability program, you can take advantage of the latest feature capabilities that have been made available in NetBackup. 

 

What are the key new features NetBackup 7.6?

  • NetBackup Accelerator support for virtual machines including applications
  • VMware Instant Recovery
  • Oracle Policy Framework
  • 3X faster backup and restore with MSDP
  • SLP windows and targeted AIR
  • Replication Director VMware, Application, and Block Array Support
  • Extensive support for Windows 2012

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Wiriadi Wangsa | 08 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

First, I just want to clarify that MAXTRANSFERSIZE is not a NetBackup-specific code/parameter.

Rather, it's a standard parameter used by Microsoft SQL virtual device (VDI) during backup/restore. Pretty much any backup tool that backs up Microsoft SQL database can use this parameter for tuning purpose. In older NetBackup version, the default value we used was 64KB (the minimum) unless user specified otherwise. Newer NetBackup version (6.5.x, 7.x.x) defaults to 4MB (the maximum) as it improves backup performance and more servers have bigger physical memory. 

The following links should hopefully help you understand the parameter better:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH33423

http://searchitchannel....

PackMatt73 | 06 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Building a traditional backup solution can result in a high level of complexity where the processes are often too siloed and too unreliable to be trusted with your company’s most valuable asset. But, complexity does not need to be the normal state of affairs. The Backup Exec 3600 Appliance mitigates the problems of complexity, cost, and risk associated with traditional backup solutions by delivering a combined hardware and software solution in a single package.

Join our next On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, August 14th when our experts will discuss the turnkey advantages of the Backup Exec 3600 Appliance. It provides a Backup Server, 5.5TB of back end storage as well as “all-you-can-eat” Backup Exec 2012 Agents and Options, including the Deduplication Option, all in one pre-configured box.

This Hangout will assist partners, service providers and end-users as they design and implement a data protection strategy. We will take an in-depth look at...

Alex Sakaguchi | 30 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Is your data protection solution vCloud Director AWARE? The introduction of VMware's vCloud Director included a new IaaS offering that layers on top of the existing vSphere product suite. This means yet additional challenges for backup and recovery professionals to work around.

Symantec experts will be addressing this topic on an On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, August 7th.

Tune in to this Bonus Session of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series to learn more about backup and recovery challenges with vCloud Director. Our experts will share how we solve them in one of the largest vCloud Director deployments in the world and discuss the difference between vCD API and VADP in this interactive session.

Get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout.

Mark your calendars:

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Alex Sakaguchi | 15 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

 

The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec.

Couldn’t attend one of the previous Hangouts? Don’t worry, you can catch the recordings, view the supporting documents, or ask questions via the Google+ event pages.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events throughout the rest of July and August. You can RSVP, view more details about the events and watch recordings after the events have taken place all on the Google+ event pages.

Check back here to see updates on the sessions, or follow @Symantec on Twitter, add +Symantec to your Google+ Circles or like us on Facebook ...

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...

WiebkeA | 01 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Dear all

See below a summary of the UG meeting last week in Utrecht. It was a good interactive meeting.
We have received an update on the NBU 7.6 Product Roadmap update, got a glimpse at the new version of NBU 7.6 via Live Demo, an update on Appliances and integration with products such as Storage Foundation. Attached a summary of questions asked during the meeting, perhaps helpful for the broader community.

We will be meeting in October/November timeframe. Once a date has been confirmed you will be automatically notified via connect.
If you have any questions, comments feel free to contact us!

 

Kind regards,
Symantec User Group Team

 

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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!