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Kyle Drake | 12 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

In large environments, it’s imperative to have a sound reporting and monitoring strategy around your backup and recovery infrastructure.  You need to know if your backups are running successfully, your boss needs to be able to show management that the company has a working solution that is delivering protection results, and in many cases, passing audit. If you don’t have this ability, then how do you know you’re getting a good return on your investment?  How can management justify that they are running the right solution? Here are a few valuable NetBackup OpsCenter benefits:

  • Better predict backup storage consumption across multiple locations through maintained historical backup and archive job information.
  • Reports can be created around one of the most highly managed areas of NetBackup: the policy and schedule engine.
  • People can be less removed from day to day operations, and have centralized reporting for backup and archive...
Kyle Drake | 12 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Enterprises have been going through numerous transformations over the years to save on storage costs, energy costs, administrative overhead, mistakes…anything that lowers their risk and responsibility as well as overall CapEx and OpEx.  Many are now looking to offload some of their data center responsibilities to service organizations, while others are moving not just some, but ALL of it to the cloud. 

If you’ve thought about moving your data to the cloud, you’ve probably asked yourself the questions " How will I get my data back?” and “Will I be able to protect my applications in the cloud?”. NetBackup can help.  Why should you think about NetBackup and the cloud?

  • Industry trends show cloud as a popular emerging technology that many are adopting for reasons mentioned above
  • NetBackup’s platform approach for cloud can help solve your fundamental data protection challenges
  • NetBackup...
Kyle Drake | 12 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Big Data is an emerging, evolving technology. It’s the new thing holding the promise to help make sense of the terabytes, petabytes, and exabytes of data being generated. In today’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week information driven economy, how can they quickly find and extract those key strategic nuggets of data to make their business more agile, make better business decisions, and give them that next competitive advantage?

 

Big Data today, as expressed by many, is simply the daily challenge virtually every enterprise IT organization faces when managing the protection of exploding data growth within shrinking backup windows, growing compliance requirements, and working hard to transform their data centers. Whether it’s growing multi-terabyte databases, data warehouse appliances bursting at the seams, or simply 100s of millions, or billions of files that need both fast protection and recovery, big data is Big

Data and in its many...

Kyle Drake | 01 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

One of the things that weigh on an IT director’s mind is how he/she can keep up with their company’s growth in the data center. These areas include server growth, application growth, bandwidth and network growth, and just as important, data growth.  In addition, how do they keep all that up with limited budget, both from a CapEx and OpEx perspective? 

In the real world, the amount of money spent dictates scalability, because as the items I mentioned grow within the data center and beyond, the cost grows at an accelerated rate.  The reason is because every piece of hardware/infrastructure added affects the growth of the network, storage, server capacity, resource utilization, etc.  It’s like the ripple effect of tossing a pebble into a still pond.   This makes real-life scalability follow the red line in the graph below.  What the green line represents is if the cost per added data center piece always stayed the same, and...

Kyle Drake | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Providing a sound disaster recovery (DR) strategy is important for any company to avoid the risk of downtime and lost $$$.  Smart businesses usually have some sort of mirroring, replication or clustering technology in place to keep mission critical applications and tier 1 servers up and running and always available.  But what about DR for the customer’s backup infrastructure? Backup and recovery is looked at as a non-revenue generating “insurance” policy for a company, and has no real business value.  That is, until you lose everything and rely on that backed up data to bring your company back to life.  With that sobering thought in mind, should a DR strategy be considered for backups?  

If your entire data-center goes down, you’ve lost all your production servers, backup catalog and images if you did not plan ahead for off-site copies of your data.  Many companies do plan, but are still caught up in the old...

CRZ | 20 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 is now available!

NetBackup 7.5.0.5 is the fifth maintenance release for NetBackup 7.5.  It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from 7.5.0.1 through 7.5.0.4. In addition, this release contains almost 400 additional fixes (bringing the total fixes in 7.5.0.5 to over 1100!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

NetBackup 7.5.0.5 includes the following proliferations and enhancements:

  • vSphere 5.1 Support - Consuming VDDK 5.0 U1
  • VMware backup host is now supported on the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 x64
  • Bare Metal Restore is now supported on the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
    • Oracle Linux 5.7...
CRZ | 24 Sep 2012 | 1 comment

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 and Release Update for NetBackup 52x0 Appliances is now available!

NetBackup 7.5.0.4 is the fourth maintenance release for NetBackup 7.5.  It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from 7.5.0.1 through 7.5.0.3. In addition, this release contains an additional 315 fixes (bringing the total fixes in 7.5.0.4 to over 700!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

The simultaneously released NetBackup 5200/5220 Appliances 2.5.1 Release Update is the equivalent Appliance patch release to NetBackup 7.5.0.4.

The significant content of NetBackup 7.5.0.4 is:  

  • No new features in 7.5.0.4.  However, some features that were delivered in previous maintenance releases are included:   
    • Solaris 11 master server, Bare Metal Restore server and OpsCenter...
Randy Serafini | 13 Aug 2012 | 2 comments

In case you didn’t know…  NDMP was conceived in 1995 and celebrates its 17th birthday this year.   In dog years that would make it 119 years old.  In tech years, more like 170 years, which is probably a light estimate.  And while NDMP may be getting long in the tooth, data growth is causing NDMP backups to age even faster.  I mean depending on who you listen to, as the global collective, we’re generating gazillions, upon gazillions of bytes of data each year.  Yep, not very technical but somehow easier to grasp than the reported 2.5 quintillion bytes of data we created just yesterday.  In the two days it’s taken me to write this blog along with everything else, as a collective genius, we’ve created 5 quintillion bytes of data.  So let me get to the point here before we create another…

Backup is a crazy business.  Not only do we generate massive amounts of data, but someone came along and...

CRZ | 12 Apr 2012 | 3 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that the first Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 is now available!

NetBackup 7.5.0.1 has been released in response to the feedback received during NetBackup 7.5 First Availability program. This release contains selective critical fixes to:

  • Replication Director
  • Catalog
  • Virtualization
  • Other critical miscellaneous fixes across NetBackup product

NetBackup 7.5.0.1 contains resolutions from over 40 Etracks, including content of several EEB (emergency engineering binary) bundles.

To download 7.5.0.1, please visit the following page:

7.5.0.1 Download Links

 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH184314

This is a MAINTENANCE Release (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can ONLY be applied on top of NetBackup 7.5.  (If you are currently running 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, or 7.1.0.x, you will need to upgrade to 7.5 before...

CRZ | 28 Mar 2012 | 2 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that a new Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.1 is now available!

NetBackup 7.1.0.4 is fourth and final maintenance release for NetBackup 7.1.  It is a cumulative release - which means it includes all previous fixes from the 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2 and 7.1.0.3 maintenance releases.  In addition, this release contains fixes to overall 250 issues including most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations and internal engineering defects.

The significant contents of this release are:

  • Server side Auto Image Rebasing for better data locality and improved rehydration/restore performance
  • Resiliency improvements to address common issues and avoid RecoverCR runs as much possible, RecoverCR Lite tool to reduce downtime, Optimized Duplication (Opt-Dup) bandwidth throttling improvements
  • Improved performance of...