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CRZ | 08 May 2014 | 10 comments

I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup 7.6.0.2 is now Generally Available!

NetBackup 7.6.0.2 is our first maintenance release for the NetBackup 7.6 line ("7.6.0.1" was our "7.6 GA" release). This release contains fixes to 568 issues including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects. 7.6.0.2 also provides several critical security fixes and many high-demand proliferations to our customers. The significant content of this release is:

  • Almost 200 customer-related defect fixes, including 12 issues highlighted in the 7.6 Late Breaking News
  • Security fixes - most notably, removal/update of all components making use of an OpenSSL version potentially affected by "Heartbleed"
  • Parity with 7.5.0.7 - if you were still waiting for a 7.5.0.7 fix to make it into the 7.6 line, here's your update!
  • Proliferations:
    • Oracle...
Phil Wandrei | 06 May 2014 | 1 comment

Upgrading an enterprise system, or even a personal system, is often filled with mixed emotions. It can be a time of great excitement and anticipation for new features, better performance, or just having something new. On the other hand, there may be anxiety over performing the upgrade itself and how long it may take. 

I can relate to this as I am due for a new laptop at the end of May. After three years with the same laptop I am excited for a new one:  faster boot time, longer battery life, and hopefully better overall performance. A new system may even help reduce my coffee consumption. Currently, I start the boot process, enter my login credentials, and I have enough time to walk down the hall to get coffee and return before it finishes booting. On the flip side, I am hesitant to upgrade as I don’t want to be out-of-pocket for an extended period of time. How can I ensure my downtime is limited, and I am up-to-speed as quickly as possible?...

Glen Simon | 05 May 2014 | 2 comments

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Symantec Vision 2014 has arrived!

For all the NetBackup professionals who are joining us at Vision this year, I thought I would put together a summary of all the NetBackup activities and events (breakouts, labs, and meeting opportunities) that are going on so you can get the most out of your experience. NetBackup sessions are all part of the “Enabling the Agile Data Center” track. You can find more details on these activities in the Symantec Vision mobile app.

 

MONDAY

1:00pm

  • Breakout: Top Things a NetBackup Administrator Should Know about Virtualization, Cloud, and the Modern Data Center
  • Hands-on-Lab: Zero to Install in 30 Minutes or Less with NetBackup Appliances

2:15pm

  • Breakout: NetBackup 7.6 Best Practices – Protecting Virtual Environments...
Drew Meyer | 05 May 2014 | 1 comment

 

 

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In today’s world, customers expect or even demand ‘instant gratification’ from delivered products and services (thanks, Gmail).  This forces organizations to constantly look or new ways to improve their ability to respond to these demands, while maintaining a competitive edge in the market – in essence, they are always striving toward greater business agility. Forrester defines business agility as “the quality that allows an enterprise to embrace market and operational changes as a matter of routine”.

A common trait across successful businesses is their ability to efficiently adapt to the latest trends and processes that have positive impacts to business performance and revenue growth. Here technology trends play a key role in enabling greater business agility. While people, operational and organizational processes are...

AbdulRasheed | 28 Mar 2014 | 17 comments

Thanks to everyone who supported my earlier blog on Frequently Asked Questions on NetBackup Accelerator. I have received a number of follow up questions (as comments) in that blog and I had been answering them as time permits. Two recent questions needed some elaboration. Thus, I thought it is better to put them as a Part II in a new blog. 

Can I use NetBackup Accelerator to backup Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices?

Yes, you can use NetBackup Accelerator to protect any NAS device that supports NFS and/or CIFS protocols. You would need a mount host that supports NFS/CIFS where the NAS volume can be mounted.  Note that a given volume from NAS device must be mounted on the same host and must use the same mount point for all the backup runs to take advantage of NetBackup Accelerator.

This mount host can be a...

AbdulRasheed | 18 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

NetBackup Instant Recovery for VMware enables you to boot up and run multiple virtual machines directly from backup image. As far as the end user of the virtual machine is concerned, there is no functional difference between an instance of VM run from production storage or the one run from NetBackup backup storage. NetBackup presents the virtual machine files from the backup storage as an NFS data store for the ESXi host. Let us take a look at the under the hood details on how this capability is implemented.

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A bit of history first. This concept of Instant Recovery (i.e. a backup copy functioning as the production copy) is not new in NetBackup. Symantec has supported this capability for over a decade, since the release of Snapshot Client option in NetBackup 4.5. In simple terms, NetBackup would treat a supported snapshot (e.g. snapshot taken using Symantec Storage...

NBU Channels Guy | 06 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Back in December,  Symantec partnered with Biomni to deliver an integrated solution that couples Symantec’s industry leading NetBackup solution with Biomni Front Office to complete, an IT Self-Service platform. This results in a more comprehensive Backup as a Service (BaaS) solution with Multi-tenanted Backup and Recovery capabilities on the NetBackup Platform.  Customers and end-users can now self-serve their Backup requirements, on-demand.  This solution is generally available through all Symantec channels. 

Key features include:

•          Flexible, configurable self-service portal

•          Multi-tenancy support

•          Automated backup and restore requests

•          Dashboards and reporting

•       ...

Drew Meyer | 03 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

A tweet from the guys at EMC caught our eye:

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This link lead to an nice blog entry about how EMC and Teradata are improving their partnership etc etc. but we noticed that the blog neglects to address some of the fundamental architecture concerns end users need to understand when considering big data backup.

Customer are voting with their wallets, and Data Domain is rapidly losing credibility as a strategic investment. Read Peter's Valentine's Day love note blog for a detailed outline of the market space, and read mine on how we think about winning and...

cdavitian | 18 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

What was your reaction when you got your first phone call on a smartphone? If you’re like me, it was something like: 

"Oh yeah, this makes sense. The caller’s name appears on the screen. My music stops playing. With one click, I can respond with a text message. That’s how a phone should work.”smartphones.jpg

If you’re like my colleague Joel Martins, your reaction was:

“Can I manage a NetBackup restore like this?” No joke.

Joel runs the development group for NetBackup. He’s as "NetBackup" as it gets – he started as a green engineer in the NetBackup 3.2 days and he even named his first child bprestore (joke…). More importantly, Joel was the first person to realize that we could apply the lessons of the iPhone-age to data protection.

Backup is the backbone of any datacenter – it maintains data integrity so that the application infrastructure can do its job. We...

Peter_E | 13 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

In Love With Integrated Backup Appliances

By 2017, the purpose-built backup appliance market is estimated to be $6B in size (based on projections from IDC), essentially the same size as the enterprise backup software market.  The clear emergence of a new parallel market started in 2009 when enterprise backup & recovery software was a $3 billion market.  That same year, EMC outbid NetApp to acquire Data Domain a close Symantec technology partner selling deduplication disk appliances for $2.4 billion (80% the size of the total software market). At that time Symantec had 30% of the backup & recovery SW market and EMC had 12% (according to IDC Software Tracker – Data Protection Segment). The success of Data Domain appliances reflected changes in customer behavior as they made a transition from tape to disk, to simplify backup. As the market leader in...