Posted on Sep 5, 2008

6.5.3 First Availability Program

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A few weeks ago I advertised the 6.5.3 First Availability program . Due to the overwhelming number of people who signed up, we're closing the program for now.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

New NetBackup Tuning Guide

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When I visit with customers, I always get asked about tuning NetBackup. Good news, I now have something better to pull out than the old "tune-a-fish" joke. The NetBa...

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

Are Symantec and VMware like Batman and Robin?

As a Product Manager for NetBackup for VMware, one of the biggest challenges I face is around prioritization. Where does it make the most sense to spend my time? On the one ha...

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

Veritas Backup Reporter 6.5.1 is Out!

New out-of-the-box Reports Just In Time Inventory (Historical & Predictive) Tape Drive Utilization Heat Chart Tape Drive Throughput Heat Chart Tape Drive Queue Time Heat C...

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Batman's Backup Requirements

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I realized that I should probably be talking about the other blockbuster comic book based movie , but something I read about Batman's disk storage requirements got my attentio...

Posted on Aug 6, 2008

Registration for NetBackup Platform Customer Forum in Roseville is now open

Registration has started for the NetBackup Customer Forum inRoseville that is held once a year. The event is planned for...

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

Twitter & Webcasts

As Tim eluded to in his last post I haven't been writing as much on the blog since I've been out training everyone on all the new data protection things we announced at Vision...

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

NetBackup on Windows

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I have lots of friends in IT. When they ask what I am working on and I tell them about NetBackup, I sometimes get a response like “isn’t that for UNIX?” Seriously, I think we...

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

6.5.2 and 6.5.3 Notes

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Joe and I have been away from blogging recently due to a lot of travel and a few conferences. I wanted to take a moment to talk about our latest releases and also to clear up...

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

There is no Free Lunch

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I won't kid you, I've been wrong about a number of things in life. One of the biggest things I was wrong about was de-duplication. I didn't think it would work, I didn't think...

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Announcing NetBackup PureDisk 6.5

With NetBackup PureDisk 6.5 we have added deduplication software to NetBackup environments in the data center. Stefaan Vervaet, Technical Product Manager, explains how dedupli...

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Announcing NetBackup RealTime Protection 6.5

In this short video Lou Fiorello, Director of Product Management, outlines some of the capabilies of NetBackup RealTime Protection 6.5 (available early fall 2008). Includes a...

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Announcing Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 & 6.5.3

Marty Ward and George Winter give a brief overview on some of the new features / capabilities in NetBackup 6.5.2 (just released) and NetBackup 6.5.3 (coming later this summer)...

Posted on Jun 9, 2008

Vision Vegas, Day One

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Check out the goodies in the Vision bag.

Posted on Jun 9, 2008

Vision Vegas, Day One

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It's 6:15 and I am running though my presentation one last time. I can't wait for the show to start in earnest. I love meeting our customers in person!

Posted on Jun 6, 2008

FTP, NetBackup & Patches

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Anonymous FTP access is back for patches.

Posted on Jun 5, 2008

Priorities Change

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I'm highlighting another improvement that debuts in NetBackup 6.5.2.

Posted on Jun 5, 2008

Four Days until Vision - Las Vegas

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There are four days until Symantec Vision 2008 in Las Vegas. I'll be presenting with Erica on the topic of Simplifying Backup Management on Tuesday with a repeat performance l...

Posted on May 28, 2008

Cool New Blog Site

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Guy Kawasaki the famed Apple evangelist, author, speaker, venture capitalist and one of my role models is involved with a new start-up web site called He recently...

Posted on May 28, 2008

6.5.2 Changes Coming Soon

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In the next few weeks I’ll be previewing some of the new things in NetBackup 6.5.2. I am purposely highlighting a few things which I think are neat but might ordinarily not ma...

Posted on May 28, 2008

Interview - Curtis Preston

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Posted on May 23, 2008

Setting and getting exclude/include lists without bpgp

There was a lot of excitement generated by my bpgp comments a few weeks ago. I took your concerns seriously and investigated some options for managing the include and exclude...

Posted on May 20, 2008

19 Days until Vision

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There are 19 days until Symantec Vision 2008 in Las Vegas. I'll be there and am hoping to meet lots of you. If you are hyper-connected like Joe and I you'll be able to check o...

Posted on May 16, 2008

Could Dedupe Be in the News Again


Jon Toigo writes a blog call Drunken Data. He recently put out a call for dedupe vendors to answer a few questions. You can read some of the unedited vendor submissions, inclu...

Posted on May 15, 2008

Designing Backup Around SLA's

I came across this article on talking about creating service level agreements in data protection:

Posted on May 9, 2008

Two Things I love about NetBackup for VMWare -- Part II

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Here is the second thing I love about NetBackup for VMWare. It's a a little more complicated than part one so hang in there. This quote comes from an internal forum at Symante...

Posted on May 8, 2008

Two Things I love about NetBackup for VMWare

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First the simple one. I love the neat way you add a client to a policy. You don’t type it in, you simply browse the list of available clients. This browse capability is one mo...

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

Disk Links

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I recently wanted to upgrade my storage at home. I wanted to check out the most recent reliability ratings for hard drives. What I found from casual searching was a more than...

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

Twitter Happiness

I've recently become utterly addicted to Twitter (thank you Tim). It's really interesting to watch what people have on their minds and every once in awhile I search for the te...

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