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Backup CCTV video images

alex_ntow
Level 2
Employee Accredited Certified

Hi there,

is it possible to use NBU to backup CCTV Video Images (estimated 10PB) with a retention policy of a year?

 

Thanks for your prompt answer.

Alex

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teiva-boy
Level 6

mutli-PB and backup product's don't always work well.  That is a lot of data, and the physics and costs don't always pan out.  

When getting into the multi-PB space, many are moving to object based platforms or large NAS devices, and taking snapshots and using replication technologies in favor of the traditional backup.  Many of those platforms offer WORM functions, or the CCTV application can also offer some data retention features, with self-expiry.  Your old Symantec FileStore product is an example of a scalable large NAS.  Hitachi/BluArc, Isilon, IBM SONAS, etc; are all other options to store/replicate/WORM-enable; and NOT needed to backup.

 

Could you use NBU to backup 10PB of CCTV footage.  Absolutely.  But the sheer amount of data and bandwidth needed will make it a very very long backup measured in months.

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sdo
Level 6
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Yes - if your infrastructure combinations are listed in the supported hardware/software compatibility lists, which are here:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH59978.html

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Do you have an existing NetBackup environment?

sdo
Level 6
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If you are brand new to NetBackup, then maybe take a look at these:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/list-netbackup-blueprints

...especially the last link in the header post - is a nice intro to NetBackup.

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To scale/plan for 10PB, then can I suggest that you take a look at the NetBackup Backup Planning and Performance Tuning Guide, here:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.doc7449.html

 

Nicolai
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Do a search on Connect. There are related threads about this topic

 

 

jim_dalton
Level 6

Maybe its just me that finds it odd that an employee of Symantec is asking in the forum about a Symantec product? An accredited and certified employee at that. (In what?)  I know this place a good resource but still...! Jim

mrinal_sarkar62
Level 6

Hi,

There is always a files that need to take care while backing of the vedio data due to security reason...

Whiout those text file u can not run the vedio files on a different location after the restore...

For an example ...

For taking backup of BOSH camera's footage... there is a sole utility of BOSH that talks with the NBU and execute the backup and further the restore...

At the time of restore U only u need to restore three files(no need to restore all the footage) and need to execute a exe file and vedio files will be restored...

How is your camera works...Is there any management software used tomanage these footage for further archive..or some thing...

 

Thanks.

teiva-boy
Level 6

mutli-PB and backup product's don't always work well.  That is a lot of data, and the physics and costs don't always pan out.  

When getting into the multi-PB space, many are moving to object based platforms or large NAS devices, and taking snapshots and using replication technologies in favor of the traditional backup.  Many of those platforms offer WORM functions, or the CCTV application can also offer some data retention features, with self-expiry.  Your old Symantec FileStore product is an example of a scalable large NAS.  Hitachi/BluArc, Isilon, IBM SONAS, etc; are all other options to store/replicate/WORM-enable; and NOT needed to backup.

 

Could you use NBU to backup 10PB of CCTV footage.  Absolutely.  But the sheer amount of data and bandwidth needed will make it a very very long backup measured in months.

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sdo
Level 6
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A bit of fun with basic numbers.  Let's assume the 10 PB is siiting on a large NAS array with SATA disks, and that it is not a 'performance' NAS, and let's assume that the maximum read speed you can pull data off at is 200 MB/s, then...

10 PB
10,240 TB
10,485,760 GB
10,737,418,240 MB
200 MB/s
53,687,091 seconds
894,785 minutes
14,913 hours
621 days
89 weeks

...it would take nearly two years to do a backup of 10 PB.

I'd take the advice in the other replies.

sdo
Level 6
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Can Windows even stay up that long?

You'd be a tad annoyed if your backup failed right at the end.  :p