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Wiriadi Wangsa | 09 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Even after setting up the credentials properly on each and every front-end servers, app servers, SQL servers and NetBackup's host properties, it is possible that NetBackup still doesn't see the farm topology. This usually manifests in backups failing with status code 200 "scheduler found no backup to run".

If you encounter the above error message:

1. Log in to the primary front-end server (to identify which box, simply launch your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration console and take note of the hostname on the web address).

2. Launch NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore GUI with "Run as administrator".

3. Click "Select for Backup".

4. Let's see whether "Microsoft SharePoint Resources" is listed under All Folders.

If not, do the following:

* Follow http://www.symantec.com/business/...

Alex Sakaguchi | 04 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

We’ve pushed the backup performance envelope so that you don’t have to! VMware Backup Benchmarks have been around since 2007 and continue to be an important part of keeping data centers running smoothly.

Tune in to the next installment of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series for a more in-depth discussion and lessons learned from a panel of experts on a best practice framework and performance benchmarks based on VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). We’ll show you how to protect 4 TB of virtual machine data an hour, and prove how easy this can be done with minimal hardware and a small budget.

Tune in and get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout or Google+ events page.

 

Panelists:

George Winter - Technical Product Manager, Symantec, vExpert

Abdul Rasheed - Technical Marketing Manager,...

Wiriadi Wangsa | 29 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

If you encounter the above-mentioned error, the first thing to check is client's ncflbc log. To obtain it, simply run:

<install dir>\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\vxlogview -p 51216 -i 351 -t 01:00:00 > C:\temp\ncflbc.log

Change -t value to how far back you want to grab the log for. In this case it's up to 1 hour ago.

Then see if you get this error:

24/07/2013 11:08:13.574 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> STARTING RESTORE MAP: ! SOURCE PATH: C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001! TARGET PATH: C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001! (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:13.574 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> RSTMAP[0] - >>>> C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\Temp\IMG000001\Mailbox Database.edb! (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:24.808 [[fsys\jet] ] <from Producer> ### [DbInstance::RecoverDb] - JetInit3 ... (-582) (../BEDSContext.cpp:164)
24/07/2013 11:08:24.840 [[...

Muzayun Mukhtar | 28 Aug 2013 | 1 comment

Hello!

The Symantec System Recovery and Experience Design team is inviting you to get involved in shaping the product.

The purpose of this study is to gain insights from our customers and partners, and get their feedback on the creation of System Recovery Disk (SRD) in their environments. We are looking for customers who have experience using 2013, 2011 versions of SSR or customers of Norton Ghost.

Here are the details of the study

  • During the remote 90 minute session, you would walk through few tasks using a build offering your feedback along the way
  • You will interact with the team designing the product
  • As thanks for participation, we will offer you a $110 gift card redeemable at a host of online vendors.  Please inform in advance if this is not permissible by your company policy.

To participate, you need

  • A willingness to share your...
fmk | 27 Aug 2013 | 0 comments
Virtual Tape Library (VTL) is software that completely emulates a standard library, the introduction of virtual tape is seamless and transparent to existing tape backup/recovery applications. It uses disk space and represents it as Tape Media. It provides the ability to have the performance of disk, but look like Tapes. It stores data on the disk only.
 
A VTL solution can perform 10-times tape speeds for backups. Speeding up the backups will greatly shrink the backup window, which allows servers to be backed up faster. With existing backups finishing quicker, second- and third-tier servers that have not been backed up in the past may now fit into the backup schedule.
 
They are particularly good if your clients can only produce low throughput of data, as they do not suffer from 'shoe-shining' which damages real Tape drives and Tapes when they are run too slowly. You can then duplicate the images to Tape; this...
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

...

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 ...