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Joe Pfeiffer | 07 Oct 2008 | 3 comments

http://go.symantec.com/nbu-esurvey
 
It should only take about 15 minutes to complete.  We’ll use the data to support our planning and testing efforts.  Each NetBackup user who takes the survey before October 31st will receive a free one-year subscription to Norton 360.

 

Thanks in advance!

Message Edited by Josef Pfeiffer on 10-07-2008 02:18 PM
Daniel Hoffer | 07 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

I was shopping at a shoe store recently for a new pair of dress shoes, and finally found what I was looking for and brought my purchase to a counter. "Don't you know about our 2-for-1 deal?" the woman at the counter asked me. "With this purchase, you could buy a second pair of shoes for only $5 more."

 

I mulled it over and realized that I really had no need for a second pair of shoes. The temptation was there, for sure - what a deal! But I've been actively trying to reduce the clutter in my home, and I really needed only a replacement pair of shoes - not to augment my otherwise-sufficient collection.

 

Many two-for-1 deals get you an extra set of something that you don't really need. But I've been surprised to discover recently that, despite a great deal of effort to describe our product (bolstered by Symantec's powerful marketing machine), many of our customers don't realize that NetBackup for VMware even has a 2-for-...

TimBurlowski | 03 Oct 2008 | 1 comment

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Times have changed a lot since then.

 

 

Customers who were once thrilled to replace a ton of individual backup scriptswith a standard...

Daniel Hoffer | 24 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

And I'm not just talking about the vibrant visuals at the VMworld party, or the visceral visual experience of Danica Patrick (the car racing superstar) within feet of me as she kicked off the party.  No, what I'm talking about was the vindication of NetBackup winning a slot in the Best of VMworld awards in the Data Protection category for the second year in a row. Why vindication? Because for over a year, we've been telling our customers that we had industry-leading technology. Victorious yet again, NetBackup's 3rd party validation lent credence to the claims we have been making. And verily, that deserve some van-fare.

CRZ | 24 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

I am pleased to announce the release of NetBackup 6.0 MP7, our latest maintenance pack for NetBackup Server and NetBackup Enterprise Server 6.0!

 

You can find these maintenance packs at our download site using this link:

 http://www.symantec.com/business/support/downloads.jsp?pid=15143&version=NBUESVRPVER32168

 

We also have a convenient list of all the available packs inside of TechNote 308875:

 http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308875.htm

 

Check out the READMEs to get the scoop on all the fixes included in Maintenance Pack 7!

TimBurlowski | 24 Sep 2008 | 1 comment

Joe "Blue Man"Joe has been prepping for our Customer Forum taking place in October, here in Minnesota. This doesn’t just mean honing his message and PowerPoint slides. Joe doesn’t just take on a role in our organization; he throws his entire body into a role.

 

If you don’t know why Joe is wearing pair of large footie pajamas, you probably aren’t a NetBackup administrator.

 

Joe is prepping for an appearance as the NetBackup "blue guy", the icon that appears in Activity Monitor when a job completes successfully.

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TimBurlowski | 23 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

I really enjoy showing off NetBackup features and capabilities to our customers. One venue for this is our regularly scheduled webcasts. It used to be you had to know someone in order to get invited. Now the process is automated.

 

If you would like to learn more about NetBackup feel free to register at the following URL.

 

https://symantecevents.webex.com/

Message Edited by TimBur on 09-23-2008 08:39 AM
TimBurlowski | 22 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Every year we hold a NetBackup customer forum at one of our main engineering sites. One of my favorite sessions is the "Ask the Expert" panel. They put 15-20 engineers in the front of the room (often wearing odd hats) and customers get to ask any question they want and watch us squirm. When I was in engineering I used to get to sit in on the panel. Now that I spend more time in PowerPoint and less in real code, I fear my expert rating may be downgraded to audience participation only. To prove I can still answer a question or two, here are some examples of the random questions which went through my inbox recently.

  1. 1. How do I configure 400 drives in a single library using my VTL?
  2. 2. How do I get a list of which clients are running which version of software?
  3. 3. Where is the MIB file for NetBackup Operations manager alerts?

Here are my answers.

  1. 1. In 6.5.2 you are able to...
TimBurlowski | 12 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

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TimBurlowski | 05 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I advertised the 6.5.3 First Availability program. Due to the overwhelming number of people who signed up, we're closing the program for now. Stay tuned and I'll let you know of future opportunities to get your hands on the latest technologies from NetBackup.

 

The major change in this release, other than fixes, will be the ability to do Exchange Granular Restore - I guess there are a lot of people who want to get their hands on the flexibility to restore a single mailbox without doing the slow single mailbox (brick level) backups.

Message Edited by TimBur on 09-05-2008 02:27 PM