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Joe Pfeiffer | 14 Oct 2010 | 2 comments

NetBackup tiered architectureEvery NetBackup user understands the 3-tiered architecture NBU has with a Master Server, Media Servers and Clients. NetBackup 6.5 introduced a new 4th tier called a "storage server" that have been getting a lot of attention as of late since it sits at the center of NetBackup 7 deduplication, OpenStorage and even the cloud storage options.

Storage servers sit under the control of a media server in the architecture hierarchy and just like how a master server can also be a media server, a storage server can also be a master or media server.  It's a nicely scalable solution since all these tiers can be on one host but as you scale up and out you have the option to start breaking out dedicated media servers and storage servers to load balance or provide multiple points of redundancy (this is backup after all).

Where storage servers break entirely...

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

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Brian Dye | 07 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

As you may have seen, today (Sept. 7) Symantec announced the release of Enterprise Vault 9.0 and the NetBackup 5000 appliance.  On the Enterprise Vault side, our customers have been very eagerly awaiting both the Exchange 2010 SP1 support (roughly co-sync with MSFT!) and the new Discovery Collector offering.  In the world of data protection, I’ve heard great things from our beta testers and early adopters of the NetBackup 5000 … especially for speed of configuration, ease of deployment, and performance.  What, performance too?  Yes, it’s ripping fast! 
 
Of course, if you are reading this you’ve probably seen the press releases (Enterprise Vault 9.0, NetBackup 5000) already, so I won’t rehash the specifics here.
 
Instead, let’s talk strategy.  The first question I’ve gotten...

nicole_kim | 06 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

 
NetBackup users, welcome NetBackup 5000, a deduplication appliance for you to easily drop into your existing NetBackup environment that delivers on both source and target deduplication capability. This new member of the NBU family starts at 16 TB of useable dedupe capacity and can scale up to 96 TB of useable global dedupe capacity,  in a single deployment. You can install, configure and begin backing up, in less than 20 minutes, with this appliance by Symantec that is built on a Telco grade hardware platform with disks in a RAID 6 configuration. You can put the NBU 5000 appliance in your primary data center or even have it at a remote/branch office and use the built-in replication to move data to your primary data center. And no worries if you’re still a tape shop, for longer retention needs NBU 5000 has tape out option via NetBackup. And can this appliance move things along? Yes...

Brian_Smith | 28 Jun 2010 | 3 comments

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In NetBackup 7, the combination of virtualization protection and deduplication offers some elements of a good infomercial. It sounds revolutionary and exceptional. In a way, there are 2-for-1 savings. After years of backing up physical servers to tape, how can NetBackup 7 make...