Backup & Recovery

The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".

These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges.

Each Blueprint consists of:

  • Pain Points: What challenges customers face
  • Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer challenges
  • Recommended Configuration: Shows recommended installation
  • Do’s: Gives detailed configurations suggested by Symantec
  • Don'ts: What configurations & pitfalls customers should avoid
  • Advantages: Summarizes the NetBackup advantages

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database, it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications, be it those on the same computer or those running on another computer across a network (including the Internet).

There are at least a dozen different editions of Microsoft SQL Server aimed at different audiences and for workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users. Its primary query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL.

Organizations continue to experience an increase in data growth year over year. With this, the IT environment consisting of storage and backup infrastructure must be scalable and robust to ensure effective data protection strategies. Additional workloads and applications result in lower RPO and RTO objectives.

Symantec NetBackup has provided deep integration with the Microsoft SQL application to provide database and transaction log backup and recovery capabilities.

As an established market leader in data protection, Symantec NetBackup provides unparalleled next-generation data protection by minimizing costs and complexity and ensuring greater business continuity with a solution that unifies desktop, remote office, and data center protection across the entire enterprise.

Key Capabilities

  • Comprehensive – As a single solution to protect all of your data assets, NetBackup provides support for virtually every popular server, storage, hypervisor, database, and application platform used in the enterprise today.
  • Scalable – High performance, elastic automation, and centralised management based on a flexible, multi-tier architecture enables NetBackup to adapt to the growing needs of a fast-paced, modern enterprise data center.
  • Integrated – From backup appliances to big data platforms, NetBackup integrates at every point in the technology stack to improve reliability and performance. OpenStorage Technology (OST) provides even tighter integration with third-party storage and snapshot solutions.
  • Innovative – With hundreds of patents awarded in areas including backup, recovery, virtualisation, deduplication, and snapshot management, NetBackup continues a long tradition of bringing advanced technologies to market first.
  • Proven – For over a decade, NetBackup has led the industry as the most popular enterprise data protection software by market share and is used by many of the largest enterprises on the planet. When you need your data back, you can trust NetBackup.

Key Features

  • One platform, one console unifies virtual and physical global data protection
  • Unified global management of snapshots, replicated snapshots, backup, and recovery
  • Scalable, global deduplication across virtual and physical infrastructures
  • V-Ray one pass backup, instant image and single file restore for virtual and physical
  • Automated virtual data protection and load balanced backup performance 

You can download the full Blueprint from the link below.