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michelleb | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone,

 

Please see attached the presentations that I am allowed to share with from our recent meeting, apologies if the ones you needed are not there.

 

I will post a summary from the group in the next few days.

 

Michelle

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

...

A L Johnson | 15 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Never attended a Symantec Vision conference?  We want to know why.  For the first 20 people (10 in the US and 10 in Europe) who sign up and participate in a 30-minute interview before August 22nd, we’ll award you 200 Connect points AND send you a custom Vision Hoodie.  To set-up a time, please click here or email your contact information to vision@symantec.com.

 

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....

Dale Shulmistra - Invenio IT | 08 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Understanding HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to any healthcare provider, health plan, and clearing house that electronically maintains or transmits health information pertaining to individuals. HIPAA was designed to promote healthcare standards for patient confidentiality, provide an incentive for electronic communications, create consist industry standards and the reduce administrative costs of healthcare.
 
The Standards for the Security of Electronic Protected Health Information (the “Security Rule”) went into effect in April of 2006. The Security Rule requires health care providers, health plans and clearing houses to have data security standards in place.
 

The Security Rule and Data Backup

Many of the Security Rule’s standards apply to the backup of data. Health care providers, health plans and clearing houses...