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CRZ | 15 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that our first Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.1 is now available! Download Links

This is a MAINTENANCE Release (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can ONLY be applied on top of NetBackup 7.1.  (If you are running 7.0 or 7.0.1, you will need to upgrade to 7.1 before you can apply

CRZ | 13 Apr 2011 | 1 comment

Today, MySQL powers some of the largest websites in the world.  If you are storing production data in MySQL, having a formalized and tested MySQL backup strategy and implementation is crucial.  I can't tell you how many times I have been asked when NetBackup will support live backups of MySQL, but I do know it's happened a lot!  That's why I am delighted to announce that now, we can tell you that we DO have that support.  We worked with Zmanda (, a well known MySQL backup specialist - AND a Symantec STEP Partner! - to create a MySQL agent for NetBackup which is now available!

The agent is created by integrating NetBackup with Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL.  The product and integration are described at  This integration allows for...

Joe Pfeiffer | 04 Oct 2010 | 3 comments

NetBackup RealTime iconOne of the more intricate details when discussing CDP is how all the data is actually stored inside the CDP product.  NetBackup RealTime is unique in the sense that it has a patented reverse-journal that stores data differently than other CDP offerings.  The best way to explain it is with an example.

Let's say you have a 1TB application of some kind and over the course of time you have the following 3 changes:

  • Change 1, 100GB
  • Change 2, 100GB
  • Change 3, 100GB


This is a mass simplification since CDP works at a block level so these changes would not really be 100GB but something like 4k blocks.  I'm assuming that change 1 came in first, followed by change 2 and finally change 3 (in that order).  So after these 3 changes the app is now 1.3TB in total.

Most CDP products will take the initial full...

Joe Pfeiffer | 15 Sep 2010 | 39 comments
NetBackup 5000Last week we launched the first NetBackup hardware appliance called the NetBackup 5000 (and there will be more to come).  There are plenty of data sheets, presentations and webcasts but if you're a gadget geek you probably just want the quick run down on specs.
At a higher level, the NBU 5000 has:
- 16TB capacity extensible to 96 TB through a multi-node configuration
- A less than 20 minute setup time per node (we've seen it done as quickly as 5 minutes)
- Tape integration via NetBackup + built in replication for tapeless DR
- Compatibility with both NetBackup 6.5 and 7.0 environments


NetBackup 5000 without bezel