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Subscribe to NBU notifications

In case you are not aware - you can subscribe to NBU notifications over here: Hopefully NBU 9 will be added to the list soon.

Marianne by Moderator
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Resolved! Restoration

I have 100 plus servers that run on just 2 tape drives with an 80- tape changer , i need any advice and tips tricks , best practices for netbackup scheduleing , I need you thoughts on priorities and any thing that you have come accross to make netbac...


How does NetBackup actually do the SQL Server backups? Is it open-file, or does netbackup issue a "Backup Database..." command to the SQL Server engine? Q2: If I have a perfectly good maintenance plan in place (daily full, hourly T-log), will there ...

Resolved! Command line for listing of media errors

I'm currently at version and wondering if there was a command line to determine the list of media errors along with associated drives and date/time the media error occurred. I remember there being one in 6.0 MP4 but somehow I forgot what comm...

LVM Backups

Hi All , We are backing up a linux client on which we have lvm and we have two filesystem /t1 and /t2  but when i start backup then backups are keep failing and i am getting ther in bpbkar in client side logs.I can see the backup is starting but som...

VCB for large vm's? Too slow

Hello, We just virtualized have our server farm and some of the vm's are quite huge. Has anyone used nb 6.5.3 for vcb? How does it handle larger vm's? Thanks,

How to recover tapes from a failed job

I have several large jobs failed in the middle and lots of tape used. Netbackup is still keeping the time assigned on those tapes not releasing for reuse? Is there any way to recover those tapes from the failed jobs to reuse? Thanks  

Bluesea by Level 3
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status code 213 and status code 2

Hi all, I am using netbackup server 6.0MP4 on a redhat 3 server. We had new tape libraries last week. With these new libraries we decided to do an online hot catalog backup instead of the offline one. I launched the wizard create a policy named ...

Resolved! Status Code: 96 Unable to allocate new media for backup.

Hi I apologize for this question because I am beginner to NBU.  I am using NBU 6.0MP4  on win2003,  have one policy with specific volume pool contains one media cartridge,  I have defined  two schedules in this policy, one for full backup and another...

abig by Level 2
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Netbackup and TSM Client in same server

Hello, pls help me with this query , I have netbackup client software and TSM client installed on the same server , reason being, TSM would be used for backuping up the client  and netbackup is used only for restore as part of a migration which woul...

VSS vs. Streaming backup performance

Hi. We've been using regular streaming technique to do backups from the active node in our Exchange 2007 CCR cluster. The typical throughput that we've seen over the years has been around 50-60 MB per second. Now, we've changed the backup type to VS...

Tobbe by Level 5
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Netbackup Upgrade 6.0 to 6.5.3

I am planning to upgrade our production environment from Netbackup 6.0 MP6 to Our setup Master Server (Windows 2003 SP2) Media Server (Solaris 10) We have Oracle agent, Exchange, Sharepoint agents. We also have Vault Option for duplicat...

ISyed by Level 3
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What is up with Shared disk feature?

In its recent technote on Flexible Disk option Symantec claims that they are going to drop Shared Disk option in NetBackup 7.0. I know that it is hardware-dependent techlology, but, on the over hand...

rename schedule

Hello All, i would like to change the name of a schedule of all the policies. Is there a way to do this from the command line. For example: #sudo bppllist da233_os -L | grep Schedule Schedule: OS_Weekly_FULL Schedule: OS_Daily_CINC I would like ...

rrosario by Level 4
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I have a question, is that NBKMS must work with NBAC?

Resolved! netbackup policy

I wish to know why netbackup policy cannot automatic running and with out any error and alert warning.I already set the automatic scheduled, effective date. No error code was appear in Monitoring screen. I try to delete particular policy and Re-cre...

Resolved! Ocale8i with Netbackup

I installed NetBackup for Oracle8i, and as a part of it I had to run $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catrman.sql but I don't have it. Do you know anything about it?

Resolved! Services

I was wondering is it best pratice to change some of the netbackup services from local system account to a local administrator on the box. How aqbout the agent service on each box? Should it be local System or domain account ?

SnapShot Client Information

Hi All I want to to take  a  snapshot of windows client for a drive(windows client ) locally. I need information when the snapshot is created where it saves so that i can track the disk space required. I know that snapshot is delted after backup. W...

Netbackup NOM -Partial Online ?

Hi I'm new newbie for this forum I have setup Netbackup NOM server. Its been more than 1 month , still some of the master server in the NOm show's Partially Online? Some server show Online Why ?