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Netting Out NetBackup
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Pravs | 17 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

from last one year, I have seen lots of folks (with in and outside organization) asking me about NODirectSDR registry entry or I have suggested them to use it to resolve lots of problems with flashbackup for windows policy type backups. I will get some time to post an article on that and usage info. I will update the link here as well.

Joe Pfeiffer | 09 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

 Yesterday I was talking with a Symantec user about the decisions you have to make when picking how to recover from a failure.  Like most companies they had a whole slew of options from clustering and high-availability, to replication, snapshots and tape.  Most people we talk with have some idea of the amount of time they can tolerate to get back up from a failure and the amount of data they are willing to lose but these two things (time and data lost) are more related than most people think and this user especially understood that...particularly when it comes to applications.  It really is one of the biggest problems applications have when you try to back them up.   They have to be stopped or paused since some data may be in memory or logs that haven't been fully written to disk.  So most backup apps have a "hot backup" mode or quiesce (I can never spell that word) that lets you flush the application out so it can be backed up in a known...

TimBurlowski | 08 Jul 2009 | 5 comments

Most of you are probably aware that we released 6.5.4 NetBackup a few weeks ago. You can read all about it in the recent press release.

I thought I would share a few fun facts about the release. Over 200 people participated in our First Availability (FA) program. If you aren’t familiar with the FA program, unlike a Beta release, FA customers are actually encouraged to run the software in production and the release is fully supported. By the time we released 6.5.4 to the general public it had over 4000 days of production time behind it. When surveyed afterwards the participants gave the release a big thumbs up, with extremely high satisfaction rates and an astounding 91% responding that they would recommend 6.5.4 FA to other Symantec customers. If you participated I would like to offer you our sincere thanks for participation.

Given the number of enhancements in this release I...

TimBurlowski | 28 May 2009 | 1 comment

I am loving the new Ideas feature of Connect. If you haven't seen it, be sure and check out Peter's video explaining how it works.

I serve as an election judge in my municipality, so I love the voting process - at least right up until you reach the point where the courts are mired down with the decision and you don't have a US senator months after the election. (Can anyone guess what state I live in?) The fact that our customers can actually vote an idea up or down is intriguing to me. I'm going to give it a week or so, then I'm going to float some of my own ideas to see if you like them.

Go ahead, submit an idea that would make NetBackup better for your enterprise.

TimBurlowski | 22 May 2009 | 1 comment

Today's Links

  • David Chapa has been writing up some very helpful tips at tha "BaR and Grill" blog. I especially enjoyed the "Frequency Based Backup" article. I' ve got to send him some reporting screenshots one of these day, I'm pretty sure our latest throughput reports offer more functionality than the scripts he has been posting. 
  • Really happy to see Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Active Archiving