In the next few weeks I’ll be previewing some of the new things in NetBackup 6.5.2. I am purposely highlighting a few things which I think are neat but might ordinarily not make the press release level.
The first item is PEM. PEM was a component introduced in 6.0 to replace the NetBackup scheduler bpsched. In 6.5.2 there is a newly minted version of PEM. In order to introduce the new PEM, I interviewed with one of the lead engineers, Ray Streckert.
Q) Ray, tell us a little about what you in engineering and your background with NetBackup.
A) I came to Veritas in 2000 with 20 years of experience developing mainframe diagnostic, factory automation, and consumer software. I started my career at Veritas in the NetBackup Windows MFC GUI group and eventually became the team lead for the media and device management area of the GUI. I lead a project to develop the initial release of the NetBackup session layer (nbsl) that is to provide an interface to NetBackup...