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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 Level 6
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NBU 6.0 MP4 migration from Solaris to Linux

I am planning to migrate my master server from Solaris to Linux. I have no plans to move any of the tapes or tape drives. I am going to a tape-less solution so all that I need to move are the disk images and the policies. Since I am not moving my tap...

VSS + System volume Information folder Cache file problem

I have noticed that on a number of clients running WIN2K3 SP1 that are being backed up using VSS, there are files being created in the hidden folder called 'system volume information' on the drive being backed up. These seem to be cache files and co...

Catalog Recovery Question

I hope this one is a quick question to answer. Here's my situation:I had a catalog on serverA. I moved it to serverB. ServerB has a different name than serverA. ServerA has media on it that was imported that was written by backup Exec. I would li...

Failing Hot Catalog Backup - NBU 6.0 MP4

Hello All,Just upgraded to 6.0 MP4 and I have configured a hot catalog backup but it is failing with error listed below:"client backup failed to read the file list(67)"I was looking through the bpbrm and here is a snapshot of the log before it fails:...

Possibly found a bug on NBU 6.0 mp4

All NBU systems are at NBU 6.0 mp4. One Master and 4 Media's, 2 Media's have tape drives, 2 Media's use only nearstores...While the catalog backup is running to tape I cannot get vmoprcmd to work:vmoprcmdinvalid host name (136)When the catalog backu...

Activity Monitor

My activity monitor is set for 5 days, how can I change it to hold 2 weeks worth of jobs so I can go back and look. we use 5.1.Thank you

Bug alert for HP-UX AIX and SGI media servers

FYI - To all of you who don't receive the Symantec Technical Advisory mails. rare data loss condition exists for HP-UX, AIX and SGI media servers running NetBackup 4.5, 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0 where th...

Nicolai by Moderator
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Restoring files from Windows to a LINUX box

Enviroment: NBU 6.0 MP4 on Windows 2K3 machine We have a fairly large VMware shop in house for all of Windows boxes. To back up these VM images, we end up taking tarballs of the VMDK files, and dropping them to a Windows boxs with several large attac...

Can the tape be reused

Netbackup Tech support,Greeting of the day.Just for drive test a test backup ran on the tape which was backed by using windows backup.This is a stand alone drive in which the tape was written and attached to a media serve r server.Can I reuse this ...

Laks_P by Level 3
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Error No proxy found

Last night we our veritas just quit running and the only error message could find was in our sun logs which said "No proxy found" and that was only on the master server. Media servers that was last doing backups had a successful dismount in its log ...

Managing Disk storage units on NBU 6.0.........

I need to figure out a better way of managing disk space on disk storage units...Other than df -k....The kool thing about tapes... the systems tells you when they expire....Is there a way to do this for images on disk storage units?Thanks......Joe D...

Netbackup UNIX vs Windows NT Server

We have the opportunity to pick either UNIX or Windows NT for the master server. Most of the clients are a mixture of UNIX & Windows based, Oracle applications. Setting hardware aside and looking at the O/S for the master server. Who can tell me w...

Congratulations Bob!!

Congratulations to Bob Stump for hitting the Expert level!!Please allow 4-6 weeks for your Free Toaster to arrive in the mail.:)

Path for NB 5.1 to NB6.0 upgrade

I know I may be opening up a big can of worms here but I had a question about NB 6.0. We are running NB 5.1 MP6. I know that NB6.5 is due out later this year and we have a support contract to get that version when it is released (we already have th...

Moving to a clustered environment (NB5.1 MP4)

We are moving to a Microsoft Cluster within our network (file/print servers only; no databases or email servers). I know I will need to reinstall NetBackup, but have a couple of questions:1) The master server will NOT be in the cluster. Will I need...

confused about manual backup and retention level

I can't seem to figure this simple thing out.I need to run a backup with level 9 retention manually. I change the User Backup scheduleto be level 9, select that schedule, and start a backup. The backup is performed at level 5. I must be doing somet...

NetBackup, Backup Exec DLO, BESR, PureDisk - which to choose?

Our company is beginning a project to replace our current backup solution. Symantec/Veritas obviously has lots of products to choose from and I would appreciate some help in deciphering which option would be best for our environment. Here's our situa...