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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

TimBurlowski | 06 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

Anonymous FTP access is back for patches.

I saw a heated thread on one of the user forums on the topic of anonymous ftp access for downloading patches. I wanted to follow up on the topic as soon as there was a satisfactory resolution.

List access has been restored for anonymous access to NetBackup patches. That means you can use 'ls' and 'dir' in the directories so you can find the files you need.

Be sure and note that there are underscores in NetBackup_Enterprise_Server in the path above.

If you need to upload something to support you will...

TimBurlowski | 05 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

I'm highlighting another improvement that debuts in NetBackup 6.5.2.

You have been able to set priority levels in NetBackup for a long time. The priorities could be set for a policy or for a particular backup or restore job. The higher the priority you assigned to a job the higher it would move in the queue of jobs to run. So if three jobs were all eligible to run at the same time and there was only one tape drive, the job with the highest priority would go first. There are other factors that can play into job priority like how long it has been since the last backup, but you get the idea.

In 6.5.2 you have some new options for job priorities.

First, you can change the default priority for each job type. This means that you can always set the priority for certain jobs like restore for instance to have a higher priority than duplications....

TimBurlowski | 05 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

There are four days until Symantec Vision 2008 in Las Vegas.


I'll be presenting with Erica on the topic of Simplifying Backup Management on Tuesday with a repeat performance later in the week.

If you are looking to connect with someone on the NetBackup team, I'll be monitoring twitter. You can @reply on twitter to @netbackup and we'll try and get you in touch with the right person.

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TimBurlowski | 28 May 2008 | 0 comments

Guy Kawasaki the famed Apple evangelist, author, speaker, venture capitalist and one of my role models is involved with a new start-up web site called He recently added, which includes the NetBackup blog as well as a host of interesting industry blogs in the enterprise space. If you know of an interesting blog that you think should be included, send Guy a tweet on twitter.

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