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Windows DOS batch script to search backup images for files...

An interesting forum post came up the other day, regarding how to search for files for possible restore.  The post was a reminder of just how seemingly difficult it can be sometimes for backup admins to find files when the requestor of a restore isn'...

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Windows script for NetBackup to run nbdeployutil and two reports...

Hope this helps others. Please read the notes at the top of the script before using - as it needs to reside in path which does not have spaces at any point in the folder path specification. The script will detect where the NetBackup binaries are in...

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An example Windows backup_exit_notify script...

Hi - hopefully some will find this useful. It's an attempt at a tidier, and more readable backup_exit_notify script, and thus hopefully also more easily maintained. FYI - NetBackup enmbedded 'scripts' such as this are overwritten by upgrades and pa...

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VMware Instant Recovery Java Console GUI

Please Note: This is not an “official” download and as such is not a Symantec supported tool. Use at your own risk. I would like to share and make available a home made solution developed by Symantec Consulting Brazil, a graphical user interface to ...

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Performance Tuner for Backup Exec VMware backups

Symantec Backup Exec offers the possibility to back up virtual machines from a VMware vSphere environment directly by the hypervisor. To increase the performance of these backups, it is possible to manipulate the number and the size of the buffers, ...

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Holiday List Creator for Backup Exec

Backup Exec 2012 and 2014 offer possibilities to import holidays into the configuration in order to exclude those days from having backup jobs run. Unfortunately, there's no possibility to use wildcards in the import files, which makes the creation ...

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Script for chaining jobs in BE 2012

This BEMCLI script is a follow-up to my article https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/use-bemcli-chain-jobs This script makes it easier to set up the jobs that you want to run in sequence. 1) Get the list of jobs You can get the list of jo...

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BEMCLI Script To Import Tape Into The First Empty Slot

This Powershell script is a follow-up to my earlier script   https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/import-tape-first-empty-slot-robotic-library   to import tapes into the first empty slot of a tape library.     With the advent of BE 2012 ...

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Microsoft Visio Stencils for NetBackup Appliances

Planning to design or modernize your backup infrastructure and cut costs? NetBackup appliances are the building blocks for quickly streamlining enterprise data protection. Impress your boss/customer with your design using Microsoft Visio. The Visio s...

AbdulRasheed by Level 6
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Backup to removable disks - finding media

This little script may be useful to others making backups to multiple removable disks. The main problem with this approach is that there is no place within BE's GUI and no report to find out on which of your removable disks a certain media file is pr...

harsi by Level 5
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Clients at Risk

This reporting script generates a report for clients that have had problems backing up for: The past 2 consecutive days The past 3 consecutive days No backups for the past 7 days No backups for the past 24 hours Error code 196 (Window Closed) # Pur...

Reporting on client versions

In a multi-platform, multi-version environment, it is sometimes tough to keep track of who is running what version, or what physical servers hosts the virtual server.  We've put together a script that we run weekly that spits out CSV file with data c...

Quickly Upload NetBackup Logs for Support Cases

Are you looking for an easier way to get logs uploaded so you can get your issue resolved as fast as possible? We understand that transferring logs to Technical Support Engineers has been a customer pain point in the past and we’ve addressed this wit...

Netbackup Report Script to determine media used by clients

The attached UNIX bash script "media_used_by_clients.txt" is a script I wrote so we could track by server/client what media was used . This gives us a daily history on a per server basis for what tapes are needed in the event of a disaster. We have...