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Posted on Oct 26, 2011

NBU 7.5 Beta 2 - now available

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NBU 7.5 Beta 2 is now available. You can register at this link:

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

Virtual Tape Libraries, Tape Capacity and Media Management

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Background: NetBackup does not treat media and the contents of data (images) written to Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) any differently to real Tape Libraries.

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

After changing name or Domain of Backup Exec Server

Hi The next step after changing name of Backup Exec server name is : c:\program files\symantec\Backup Exec\Beutility.exe 1-select the "All media server node" 2-selec...

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

Office 2007 Service Pack 3

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Hot off the presses from yesterday is the release from Microsoft of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3. Here is some information on it :

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

Bulk Restoring to a Mailbox

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A question which is sometimes asked by customers is whether or not the facility exists to script the restoring of many archives back to their Exchange mailboxes. The answer is...

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

Throttling Policy

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One of the features added to Exchange 2010 is throttling of connections/usage on a user by user basis. This can have detrimental side effects to applications, such as Enterpri...

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

EV SharePoint configuration archiving usability study 11/21 - 11/24

Our team believes the only way to build truly useful products is to make sure users, like yourself, have a voice in the ...

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

Protect Dedupe device against failure and recover it Easy if it fails.

We Often Loose Data. If we, there is a failure and the recovery of the dedupe becomes tedious. To protect and recover de...

Posted on Oct 23, 2011

Symantec’s Backup Exec 3600 Appliance – Power Up, Configure, and Go.

What does it traditionally take to set your environment with a backup server? Well, first of all, you have to select the...

Posted on Oct 21, 2011

Force-guest Remote system

Issue: Unable to push install RAWS in Force-guest Remote system Cause: We wont be to do the push installation on Force-guest Remote system since the guest users access is limi...

Posted on Oct 21, 2011

Backup Exec Sevices Issue

Issue: Unable to restart the backup exec services from Tools menu, click Backup Exec Services Error/Scenario: While restarting the service the services gets hang, unable to st...

Posted on Oct 21, 2011

Unable to perform the VSS backup.

Issue: Unable to perform the VSS backup. Error: Error code: 0x8000FFFF" Event ID Logs: Event Type: Error Event Source: VSS Event ID: 12302 Cause: Issue with the corrupted...

Posted on Oct 20, 2011

Follow up from User Group Meeting

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Thanks again for attenteding the latest user group meeting. And a BIG thank you to Geico for hosting this event. As a follow up several of you had plenty of questions around t...

Posted on Oct 19, 2011

NetBackup Scheduling Timelines - Part 2

Last time, we looked at how to create our drive usage using dummy data. Now, we need to get some real data. To start with, I've installed OpsCenter and I created a custom repo...

Posted on Oct 18, 2011

"Warning: unable to obtain list of files using specified search criteria"

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Posted on Oct 14, 2011

Digital signature related problems in recent EV builds (after September 2011)

In line with best practice at the end of September 2011 the EV team deployed a renewed code signing certificate used for...

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Adding Licenses to EV

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A colleague asked me this question earlier today: How do I add additional licenses to an already running EV server?

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Interesting Issues with Group Policy Objects

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Earlier this week a colleague in Support asked me to have a look at some trace output from EVPM. You can guess that EVPM wasn’t working, but, mailbox archiving, synchronisatio...

Posted on Oct 4, 2011

Backing up a Backup to Disk Folder

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As we come across daily with this problem, I have decided create this blog so it will remain as a reference for anyone managing these types of backup devices.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011

Backup Exec Beta programs

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UPDATE (12/9): The VMware plug-in and Cloud Services Beta/UAT programs have ended and are now in GA (General Availability). The Kaseya plug-in is in the First Availability (FA...

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

Start planning for a disaster today

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At a recent meeting of NetBackup customers I heard some interesting comments on the topic of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) that I would like to share, alon...

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

NetBackup Scheduling Timelines

I love using NetBackup OpsCenter. Using its reports in conjunction with the Administrator Console can greatly help reduce triage time, and help provide reports that your manag...

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

Exchange Mailbox Archiving versus Corrupt Messages

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Here is an article that I have not seen before : When Enterprise Vault encounters a corrupt message during an archive run a 3288 event is logged and archiving stops

Posted on Sep 24, 2011

New Cumulative 9.0.2 HF Outlook Addin

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Released just the other day is a new Enterprise Vault Cumulative post 9.0.2 Outlook Addin hotfix. It is available from the following technote :

Posted on Sep 23, 2011

Find Your NBU Client Patch Levels

One of the challenges I face as an administrator is coordinating upgrades (especially minor upgrades) to hosts that I don't own. Somehow, I have to communicate that the NetBac...

Posted on Sep 23, 2011

Manually Set EV Outlook Addin Logging Level

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Most people know how to set the logging level from within Outlook to get the Enterprise Vault Outlook Addin to log more information. A few people start to rub their chin if th...

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

CLOSED. Wanted: Participants for a 45 min online Backup Exec Focus Group. Reward: Apple TV (a $99 value)

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Backup Exec Focus Group We are looking for backup professionals to participate in an upcoming online focus group conduct...

Posted on Sep 16, 2011

Generating Policy Schedule Reports (Script Provided)

Managing your policies is important, but also being able to quickly communicate the policy schedules to customers is just as important. At our site, we use OpsCenter to send r...

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Officially Certified/Supported

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I’ve just been working with the folks who update and publish the Compatibility Guide , and I know that this is an oft-as...