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Netbackup is an enterprise-level, cross-platform backup product. It is currently owned and developed by Symantec, which acquired Veritas (the previous owner and developer) in 2005.

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Is it possible to backup and restore a Netbackup Master server using Windows Server Backup?

I have installed Netbackup 8.2 master server on Windows Server 2019 system. I read this document , which says you neet to re-install OS and Netbackup itself, then the catalog in order to restore ...
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How to display VM Hostname as hostname and not IP?

I had a problem while adding some VM into NetBackup. VM Hostname is shown as IP, but I need to display it as hostname. This problem appear while try to add linux machine, for Windows machines it works ...
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How does backup deal with existing snapshots in snapshot based backup

I have a question regarding backups and VM's that contain snapshots. If i have a VM running in vmware with 2 snapshots and a snapshot based backup runs overnight, will it delete all of my snapshots or ...
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Automate NetBackup agent installation via RPM

We have an automated process of deploying new RHEL VMs. However, there's still an annoying manual step to install a NetBackup agent on the machine. This requires coyping a large archive (~ 1 GB) to ...
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Symantec Netbackup: cannot send mail to root on client mydomain.com

Today I ran into a problem with Netbackup 7.6. When a backup job finishes I get this error message: cannot send mail to root on client mydomain.com I chose server sends mail and gave an email ...
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How can I restore an Exchange 2010 mailbox to its original state after the mailbox has been deleted?

In our environment we are running Exchange 2010 with NetBackup 7 and Symantec eVault. We have global 25 year retention and no purging policies (insane, but that's what the boss wants). We use eVault ...
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problems importing tapes from netbackup 6.0 MP7

I'm trying to import tapes using bpimport bpimport -create_db_info -id 0019L3 i got through the Phase 1 import reading 10 tapes. I'm now running bpimport (Phase 2). the job is running but i don't ...
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Netbackup. How to move frozen tape to bad_tapes pool

In the backup server one of the tape has frozen and I want to move this frozen tape to bad_tapes pool. Please let me know how to do this. I am using veritas netback
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Symantec NetBackup restore - Incremental backup

We are using Net Backup as a corporate solution. Incremental backups are taken daily during the week and then a weekly backup is done at the weekend (Saturday). My colleague has restored a folder to ...
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Symantec Netbackup : Oracle restore fails "exited with status 13: file read failed"

I am restoring Oracle datafile size of 1200GB. Datafile is read from backup piece size of 4000GB(4TB). Note: As I monitored 4TB is processed totaly to read all blocks of my datafile. I had several ...
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Configure Symantec Netbackup to send mails about successful and failed backups

I have Symantec Netbackup 7.0 on windows 2008. I have configured backup jobs. I want it to send me notofications about successful and failed backups. I can receive notifications about failed backups ...
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What ports need open from netbackup server to client?

I need to know what ports should be open from netbackup server to the server, where netbackup client is installed and vise versa? So I need to know what network access should exist to backup and ...
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NetBackup license error despite license installed

have been using NetBackup with for a few months now. So far I have been running NetBackup on a single server. Back-ups on guest are perfect, I would like to use NetBackups VMWare Support as well, so ...
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SQLSTATE 42000 on Restore after restoring native backup from NetBackup tape

My environment is Windows Server Standard 2003 SP2, SQL Server 2000 SP4 with a few additional patches, NetBackup Admin console 7.1 and NetBackup Client 6.5.3. I take nightly full backups that restore ...
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Setting up a secure, automated hard drive backup for DNS-321

My company currently has a d-link DNS-321 hard drive. I want to have it automatically back itself up onto one or more other external hard drives (that need to be purchased). I would like the solution ...
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If I deactivate a policy in Netbackup, do the retention periods still apply to existing backup images?

Using NetBackup 6.5.6 on Windows 2003. If I deactivate a policy, do the retention periods still apply to existing backup images?
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Block-level raw partition backup for Linux?

I have RAW LVM volumes I've exported as a snapshot from a Falconstor/EMC Symmetrix virtual SAN appliance. Upon these logical volumes are Xen virtual guest servers which are present to a backup server ...
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NDMP with NBU 7 issue

I am having issues with NDMP and NBU 7.0 I get the following error: Error bpbrm(pid=2540) db_FLISTsend failed: file read failed (13) Error ndmpagent(pid=2660) terminated by parent process Error ...
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NetBackup exclude backup selection

I'm trying to exclude some folder from the Backup policy; what I've seen is that you can exclude some by adding a file in /usr/openv/netbackup in the client. Is there any way to excluding in the ...
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Where Can I Find Old Versions Of Veritas NetBackup?

I have a Veritas NetBackup 3.4.1 installation running on Solaris 2.6. I have a requirement to add some Windows 2000 Server systems to this backup system. Does anyone know where I might find the ...
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Problems restoring old backups in NetBackup 6.5

I had a server that was decommissioned & replaced last year, and since the server was no longer in use, I deleted it's client & backup policy from the NetBackup Admin Console shortly ...
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How Many Exchange Stores at a Time can be restored with Netbackup?

When restoring Exchange databases with Netbackup to the Recovery Storage Group, can I restore multiple mail stores or only one at a time with Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition? Reference: Test Restore ...
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Halt Netbackup from doing any Backups, but still allow Restore

My backup system is currently shut down do the library being broken. I am going to attempt to repair the library, but want to make sure none of the current data that is past the retention period gets ...
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StorageTek SL500 Serial Number from Netbackup

I have a Sun StorageTek SL500 tape library that I need to put in a service call, but don't have the serial number handy. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the serial number for the library ...
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Netbackup, Backup Selections Missing From Backup

So I have a Linux server that is now gone, and that was being backed up by Netbackup 6. When I go to restore, I don't see the folder listed. I set the timeframe far back, and the policy to standard. ...
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View Permissions of Netbackup 6 Windows Backup

Can I view what the permissions are of a windows folder (users and groups) of a netbackup backup (without actually restoring any anywhere)? The Java GUI would be preferable if possible.
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Brick-level backup and restore with exchange 2007

In the company I'm working for, we use exchange 2007 and backup it using netbackup. The backup is a daily complete backup of the information store and the direct corollary of this is that restores ...
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Netbackup refuses to use tapes in library

Sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday, my Netbackup installation decided that it no longer liked the tapes in my library. It had worked fine a week ago with no changes that I can think of, besides ...
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NetBackup's bplist doesn't get user/group info for Windows files

I'm trying to get information about storage consumption from NetBackup's bplist output. I'm running NBU 6.0MP5 on a RHEL 3 server. The server is backing up several Solaris, Linux, and Windows ...
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Mac Network Backup

I have a network of Mac laptops and Mac Minis. I also have an old G4 running HornWare SharePoints that allows me to use my Drobo as a network share (AFS). Time Machine does not appear to support ...
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netbackup vxlogview bptm

Does anybody knows how to get bptm logs with vxlogview? Is it possible?
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NetBackup prefers "Scratch" tapes over dedicated tapes

I have a NetBackup 6.0MP7 installation running on Windows Server 2003. It functions as the only Master Server and Media Server. I swap a full set of tapes in and out every week, but leave a set of ...
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How to get drive info from the solaris commandline for veritas netbackup

We use Veritas Netbackup to control our L180 tape robot at $WORK, but I'm getting some weird results from the GUI. So in the age old struggle for truth.. it's back to the commandline. Unfortunately, ...
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Exchange 2003 Install, seperate from Current Exchange 2003 Environment

Can I install an Exchange 2003 server on the same domain and subnet as an existing Exchange 2003 environment without it becoming part of the environment? Is that an option during the restore process? ...
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To Delete a tape from the ACSLSlibrary

Hi Anyone there can help me out for an issue as below: There was a stuck tape in the drive and so the stuck tape was removed, but i need to logically delete the tape entry from NB, so that the same ...
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Amanda, Bacula, BackupPC Which has a reliable windows client?

I wish to setup an automated backup system for three Windows XP machines in the same building to a Linux server out on the WAN. I visit each machine every few months and make a disk image for a bare ...
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Test Restore of Exchange DBs with the MS-Exchange plugin of NetBackup 6

At my company The MS-Exchange plug-in is used to Backup our Exchange 2003 Information Store (Storage Group), and its Logs and Stores in the Information Store (Please do try to correct my terminology). ...
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Has anyone switched from Netbackup to Acronis?

We're a site with over 100 servers and we're considering a switch from traditional file-level backups (using Netbackup) to block-level (using Acronis). Of course, with this, we're also considering a ...
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NetBackup with VSS and Instant Recovery - Failing to delete old snapshots

We are attempting to implement Microsoft VSS for snap-shotting in our NetBackup 6.5.3.1 environment. The clients are both 32 & 64 bit Windows 2003 Server. Snapshot parameters are: Instant ...
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Switch from Solaris to Linux cut backup speed 80%. Help me get the old speed back?

First a quick overview of the environment: NetBackup running on Windows Servers (6.5.4 if you care) with LTO3 drives. The backup target used to be a Solaris 9 server, on Sun hardware, with Veritas ...
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How to Exclude Certain Full Backups in Netbackup as Basis for Differential?

I run a full backup of certain servers every month to a tape for off site-backup in Netbackup 6.0. The off-site backup is a different schedule and uses a different Volume Pool. When this off-site ...
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Remove Tape from Netbackup Pool / Group

I have a created a seperate volume pool for tapes that I use for offsite backup. Once the backup is complete, I remove the tape and re-run the robot inventory. The inventory sees that tape removed,...
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NetBackup Multiplexing for Oracle RMAN Backups

My question is... what multiplexing factor in NetBackup is recommended / do you use for Oracle RMAN backups over 1Gb/s management network to LTO3? JB Background: With enterprise backup tools like ...
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How to add a New Drive to Netbackup 6 on a Linux host?

My tape drive needed to be replaced. I am using netbackup 6 and 2.6.9 Linux. When I try to re add the device I used /dev/nst0 as it is the nstX device. /proc/scsi/scsi shows: H ost: scsi1 Channel:...
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How to get write time of a job with netbackup

Does anyone know how to get the write time of a Netbackup job from the command line or a log? In the GUI, when I go to job details, it does tell me the write time. However, with bpdbjobs -...
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How well does backupexec work with Linux and archive format?

Having read this server fault question , people said that Backup Exec's Linux support is not as good as Netbackup. Has anyone had a good amount of experience with using backup exec with Linux, if so, ...
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Symantec NetBackup vs. Backup Exec - who wins!

Symantec sell two, fairly similar, backup products - we're a NetBackup house but should I be looking at Backup Exec? Who would win in a fight and why? :)
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