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Alex Sakaguchi | 30 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Is your data protection solution vCloud Director AWARE? The introduction of VMware's vCloud Director included a new IaaS offering that layers on top of the existing vSphere product suite. This means yet additional challenges for backup and recovery professionals to work around.

Symantec experts will be addressing this topic on an On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, August 7th.

Tune in to this Bonus Session of our Google+ Hangout Virtual Vision series to learn more about backup and recovery challenges with vCloud Director. Our experts will share how we solve them in one of the largest vCloud Director deployments in the world and discuss the difference between vCD API and VADP in this interactive session.

Get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions to the hashtag #SYMCHangout.

Mark your calendars:

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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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Alex Sakaguchi | 15 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

 

The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec.

Couldn’t attend one of the previous Hangouts? Don’t worry, you can catch the recordings, view the supporting documents, or ask questions via the Google+ event pages.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events throughout the rest of July and August. You can RSVP, view more details about the events and watch recordings after the events have taken place all on the Google+ event pages.

Check back here to see updates on the sessions, or follow @Symantec on Twitter, add +Symantec to your Google+ Circles or like us on Facebook ...

Alex Sakaguchi | 09 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Did you miss the technical session on disaster recovery strategies with NetBackup appliances at Symantec Vision 2013? You’re in luck because Symantec experts will tackle this topic on an On Air Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, July 17 at 9:30am PT as part of our Virtual Vision series.

Join us as we share a few customer-tested blueprints for implementing disaster recovery strategies with NetBackup appliances showing support for onsite and offsite disaster recovery. This includes the architecture design with Symantec best practices, such as a 65 percent capacity limit, down to execution of the wizards and command lines needed to implement the solution – seamlessly backing up your data and recovering flawlessly. In addition, we’ll discuss how to use OpsCenter as a Swiss army tool to benchmark and enhance the appliance’s disaster recovery experience.

Get your questions answered live by our expert panelists during the event by submitting your questions...

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
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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...

Phil Wandrei | 24 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

My how things change in only 3 months since I wrote “Are we witnessing the transformation from Target to Integrated PBBAs?” The local Blockbuster was closing down, and now there is no evidence of its existence. The strip mall repainted the blue and yellow interior and exterior to match the rest of the mall, and is now awaiting the new tenant. 

Within the PBBA market, there have been dramatic changes in the last three months as well. IDC reported their Q1 2013 results, Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Market Experiences Robust Growth in First Quarter of 2013. Symantec continues to lead the industry with 149.3% year-over-year growth, and outpaced both the industry (16.5%) and its competitors (EMC 8.4% and Quantum 2.5%). One surprising...

CRZ | 20 Jun 2013 | 5 comments

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 is now available!

NetBackup 7.5.0.6 is the sixth maintenance release for NetBackup 7.5.  It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from 7.5.0.1 through 7.5.0.5. In addition, this release contains almost 600 additional fixes (bringing the total fixes in 7.5.0.6 to over 1700!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

NetBackup 7.5.0.6 includes the following proliferations and enhancements:

  • YES, Windows Server 2012/8 is now supported!
  • db2 10.1 (snapshot support; streaming support was added in 7.5.0.5)
  • Exchange 2013
  • Hyper-V 2012
  • SharePoint 2013
  • SAP HANA client support - see this blog post for more information

To download 7.5.0.5...

CRZ | 19 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Have you ever visited the Common Topics page for NetBackup Enterprise Server?  (I hope you have - its URL is in the signature of every reply I've left on the NetBackup forum!)  If you HAVEN'T, go ahead and click on this link right now...don't worry; I'll still be here when you get back:

 http://go.symantec.com/nbu

The reason I'm asking you about this right now is that in the near future, Symantec is looking to make this page even better when it comes to getting you from Point A (having a problem) to Point B (problem solved!) - and to that effort, we're trying to gather some meaningful input from our user community to determine both the existing value of this resource as well as the potential opportunities to make it an even better resource.

With that in mind, could you please consider the following questions and chime in with your responses?

Do you find this page useful...