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AbdulRasheed | 17 Dec 2013 | 16 comments

It had been a while since I added something new to this series on Nuts and Bolts in NetBackup for VMware. The dawn of NetBackup 7.6 is here. It is one of the biggest releases in NetBackup for VMware vSphere and vCloud. This release prepares for your journey to Software Defined Data Center. Are you ready? Fasten your seat belts!

First and foremost, let us put some perspective on the adoption of virtualization in data centers. Symantec and VMware have been guiding you in reaping the benefits of virtualization. It is happening in three phases. You are likely to be in one of the three phases in this exciting journey.

  1. IT Production: In this phase, you are looking save on capital expenses through server consolidation for general-purpose workloads. The key advantage here is to pool and abstract hardware resources for optimal utilization. NetBackup prepared...
CRZ | 16 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Release Updates for NetBackup 52x0 Appliances is now available!

NetBackup 5200/5220/5230 Appliances 2.5.4 is the equivalent Appliance patch release to NetBackup 7.5.0.7.

It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from 7.5.0.1 through 7.5.0.6. In addition, this release contains almost 400 additional fixes (bringing the total fixes in 7.5.0.6 to well over 2000!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

Information about 2.5.4 and download links are available here:

NetBackup Appliance 2.5.4 Patch (for NetBackup 5200, 5220 and 5230)
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH211140

The 2.5.4 Update can only be applied to an Appliance already running at version 2.5 or above.

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in 2.5.4 (NetBackup 7.5.0.7), please refer...

nitic | 05 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

 What if you were able to: 

     -Build a media server without it being a Do-It-Yourself weekend project?

     -Install a media server in less than a day?

     -Manage your media server as a single device rather than a collection of components?

     -Patch software and firmware on your media server?

     -Diagnose component failures or errors before you call for support? 

 Register now for our live webcast on Tue, Dec 10 at 10:00 am PT - find out more about how Symantec's NetBackup Appliances allow you to address these challenges and more!

A fully integrated, performance optimized NetBackup Appliance saves you time in five key areas: Acquisition,...

Peter_E | 14 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

I was speaking to a customer earlier this week who wanted to get up to speed on our VMware capabilities and needed some basics as well. While I know there have been some great posts in the forums, I thought I'd start out sharing these links. If you have other favorites please share them.  This was meant to be quick and dirty.

Solution Overview Level

ESG Lab Validation – NBU 7.6 for VMware

http://www.esg-global.com/lab-reports/symantec-netbackup-76-for-vmware/

Technical Basics

Google+ Hangout replay on Virtualization and NBU 7.6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_8_lTRcudM

VMware Basics for NBU administrators - from our local vExpert - @abdulrasheed123...

AbdulRasheed | 05 Sep 2013 | 7 comments

Recently one of the fans of NetBackup on Facebook asked a question. Although his questions were specific to the difference between Snapshot client backup and regular backups, I thought it might be better to explain this in a blog and post this for the benefits of newer NetBackup Administrators.

NetBackup Client: The client side of NetBackup software on the system being protected. Its role is read from disk; send data to backup storage and metadata to backup catalog.

NetBackup Snapshot Client: The feature on NetBackup client that takes snapshot of file system state or application prior to performing backups. On UNIX/Linux platforms, this operation requires a specific policy attribute to be turned on to use this feature. On Windows, this feature is automatically enabled to make use of Windows’ Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

What is the value of Snapshot Client over regular NetBackup client?

On...

AbdulRasheed | 19 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

VMworld 2013 is just a week away. Perhaps this is the one of the biggest technology events where I get to see experts who really get their hands dirty (functional IT staff like system administrators, VM administrators, Storage administrators, solution architects etc.) back in their jobs.

Whether or not you are using NetBackup, we invite you to attend the session below where we dig deep into VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) and its performance characteristics. We would share the lessons learned from extensive lab benchmarks simulating real production workloads. This will help you design and deploy a backup solution for your VMware vSphere environment that meets your business SLAs. 

Time: Wednesday, Aug 28, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific Time  

( Great news! VMworld is offering a repeat session as the session above is sold out and waiting list is large. Register for Thursday, Aug 29, 11:00AM to 12:00PM if you...

Kyle Drake | 24 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

In case anyone missed the news, with the recent release of NetBackup 7.5.0.6, one of the new features included was certified backup support for SAP HANA. 

We've done a lot to promote this functionality with webcasts, Google+ Hangouts and collateral.  If anyone has missed anything, here are the important links to all the information around of HANA integration, including our newest technical whitepaper:

http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/fact_sheets/b-better-backup-for-big-data_DS.pdf (NetBackup Datatsheet-Better Backup for Big Data)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH208919 (NetBackup White Paper-Protecting SAP HANA)

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CRZ | 08 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Release Updates for NetBackup Appliances is now available!

NetBackup 5000/5020/5030 Deduplication Appliances 1.4.4 is the equivalent Appliance patch release to NetBackup PureDisk 6.6.5.

This release contains almost 500 fixes!

More information on this release can be found at the following links:

NetBackup Deduplication Appliance 1.4.4 Patch (for NetBackup 5000, 5020, and 5030)
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH205535

NetBackup Deduplication Appliance version 1.4.4 Release Notes (for NetBackup 5000, 5020 and 5030)
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC6430

Documentation for NetBackup 5000/5020/5030 Deduplication Appliance version 1.4.4
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC6429

 

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smurphy | 25 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

The Symantec Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) team is pleased to announce the latest version of the SORT tool, now in production.  This release keeps pace with the latest NetBackup family compatibility lists and release-related information.  The following list details the highlights specific to NetBackup:

General

  • A new widget added on the My SORT and SORT for NetBackup pages titled “NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans” which includes email notification capability when the information is updated
  • Support for NetBackup and OpsCenter 7.5.0.6 maintenance release added to the Installation and Upgrade Checklist and Custom reports. 
  • Support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012 added to the Installation and Upgrade Checklist and Custom reports. 
  • Support for NetBackup Appliance 2.5.3 release added to the Installation and Upgrade Checklist reports.  Available on the 2.5.3 GA date
  • ...
Muzayun Mukhtar | 24 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

We would love to invite you for the upcoming usability sessions where you will share your feedback and inputs with the product team. Your comments will be very important for the projects since you have a better understanding of the real scenarios we should be designing for.

 

Here are more details on the activities:

·         90 minute remote session in which you will walk through design prototypes, we will request you to think aloud and provide your feedback along the way.

·         If permissible by your company policy, we will offer you a 175$ gift certificate.  Please let us know if you are allowed to receive such a gift.

Study 1:

Topic:  NetBackup Storage Management

Session dates: July 1st – 5th 2013

Study 2:

Topic:  NetBackup Replication...