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TimBurlowski | 30 Jul 2008 | 0 comments

I have lots of friends in IT. When they ask what I am working on and I tell them about NetBackup, I sometimes get a response like “isn’t that for UNIX?” Seriously, I think we have been supporting Windows as a master server since Windows NT 3.5.1, an OS some of the kids have never even seen.

So is NetBackup a Windows solution?

Let me say it very plainly. NetBackup on Windows rocks!

Not only do we have support for Windows the operating system, we also support Windows applications like Exchange and SQL. In addition our customers frequently implement NetBackup itself on Windows.

I helped put together an online survey of NetBackup customers who attended our recent Symantec Vision Conference. When I posed the question about which operating systems were being used for NetBackup Master servers, almost 90% responded that they had at least one Windows system in that role. NetBackup media servers weren’t far behind with 69.5%.


TimBurlowski | 30 Jul 2008 | 1 comment

In my last note I indicated there was a way to get 6.5.3 sooner rather than waiting for for GA. I realized after writing it, you might not know how to get it. I updated my earlier post to include an email address you should use to get 6.5.3.

I've also attached a PDF to this post with more information.Leave a comment if you have questions.

Tim Burlowski
Technical Product Manager

Message Edited by TimBur on 08-18-2008 08:01 AM
TimBurlowski | 28 Jul 2008 | 0 comments

Joe and I have been away from blogging recently due to a lot of travel and a few conferences. I wanted to take a moment to talk about our latest releases and also to clear up some confusion I have seen recently about the 6.5.2 NetBackup release. I’ve worded this in the form of "Questions & Answers" for clarity.

Q. What is 6.5.2a and what is in it?

A. 6.5.2a is available for download now. It is a very small update to 6.5.2. In 6.5.2 we updated our scheduler component, the NetBackup Policy Execution Manager (PEM). In doing that we created a better way to record the last successful backup for components of a particular client in the STREAMS file. Unfortunately, the side effect of deploying this change was that multi-streamed backup jobs could...

TimBurlowski | 30 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

I won't kid you, I've been wrong about a number of things in life. One of the biggest things I was wrong about was de-duplication. I didn't think it would work, I didn't think it was important. Wow, was I wrong.

One of the reasons I thought de-dupe wasn't going to be a huge hit was that I thought the price paid for de-duping the data would be too high. We don't have to call in the Myth Busters to check out that theory. Check out the white paper that speaks to the overhead on backups with PureDisk. Turns out the initial "price" paid for de-duplication is low and gets even lower after you get that first backup completed. Factor in optimized replication and that initial price looks even smaller.


Joe Pfeiffer | 18 Jun 2008 | 1 comment

Can't one product do it all?  Simply put - no.  I could try to explain it but a much more entertaining and educational way would be to watch this video on why there are so many types of spaghetti sauce.

Message Edited by Josef Pfeiffer on 06-18-2008 01:47 PM

Tyler Carter | 10 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

With NetBackup PureDisk 6.5 we have added deduplication software to NetBackup environments in the data center.  Stefaan Vervaet, Technical Product Manager, explains how deduplication software on NetBackup media servers can provide more scalable deduplication.  This video includes a demo of PureDisk.Check out the Press Release for more details.

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Tyler Carter | 10 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

In this short video Lou Fiorello, Director of Product Management, outlines some of the capabilies of NetBackup RealTime Protection 6.5 (available early fall 2008).  Includes a demo showing a NetBackup policy creation for RealTime Protection.Check out the Press Release for more details.

Message Edited by Tyler Carter on 06-10-2008 12:04 PM

Tyler Carter | 10 Jun 2008 | 2 comments

Marty Ward and George Winter give a brief overview on some of the new features / capabilities in NetBackup 6.5.2 (just released) and NetBackup 6.5.3 (coming later this summer). Check out the press release for more details.

Message Edited by Tyler Carter on 06-10-2008 12:05 PM

TimBurlowski | 09 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

Check out the goodies in the Vision bag.

I'm not wearing the backpack, I'm always afraid I'll walk off the with the wrong backpack.

TimBurlowski | 09 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

It's 6:15 and I am running though my presentation one last time.

I can't wait for the show to start in earnest. I love meeting our customers in person!

Have I mentioned I'll be presenting today on "Simplifying Backup Management" at 10:15 in Bellini 2106. If you can't make it because you are dying to hear about Alex Davies speak about "Implementing a Multi-site Disaster Recovery Strategies" in Bellini 2101 I understand. That should be an awesome session. We'll repeat the "Simplified Management" session again later in the week just for you.

If you are the first to mention this blog post to me, you will get a small prize. If you work for Symantec you are not eligible sorry!