Wednesday, February 27, 2013


A few days ago, Symantec released NetBackup
Summary of new features:

vSphere 5.1 Support - Consuming VDDK 5.0 U1
VMware backup host is now supported on the following operating systems:
•  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x64
•  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 x64
Bare Metal Restore is now supported on the following operating systems:
•  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
•  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
Oracle Linux 5.7
Oracle Linux 6.3
DB2 10.1 Support (streaming support only; snapshot backup/restore is not supported)


As always this update is cumulative, so this update contains all previous updates and fixes as well.

Monday, August 13, 2012

CommVault patch order

When updating your environment, always the following order to apply patches:

  1. CommServe
  2. MediaAgents
  3. Clients
A best practice is to use the software / update cache to distribute updates to all components.

NetBackup patch order

When patching your NetBackup environment, always use the following order:

  1. OPSCenter server
  2. Master server
  3. Media server
  4. Clients

Thursday, July 26, 2012

OPSCenter login

Logging on to the Symantec OpsCenter console 

For administrator initial logon, the user name is admin and the password is password 
After the initial log on, change the user name and password.
To change existing passwords, use Settings > User Preferences > My Profile view in the OpsCenter console.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gartner MQ Backup

This is the June 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant of  Enterprise backup to disk.

Full article:

DataDomain overview

This image gives a nice overview of the DataDomain appliances currently available.

NetBackup 6 - End of support life

Starting October 3, all versions of NetBackup 6.x will be end of support life.
Upgrade to version 7 as soon as possible!

More info: