Oracle backups have always been a challenge to manage and support given the disparate administration groups typically involved. If you are a database administrator (DBA), you need the flexibility to efficiently create backups and run restores for development cycles and upgrades. Backup administrators need to balance the backup schedule with resources and prioritized data.Read More
How do you know if your NetBackup Domain has become too large?
When NetBackup Domains grow beyond Symantec best practices guidelines, performance and manageability can begin to degrade. During my 15 years as a NetBackup backup engineer, I’ve found that the following 5 criteria are worth considering:
Catalog size - As the catalog grows, the time required to protect it can become excessive. The catalog backup is a database backup. The synchronization checkpoints and locking required for other NetBackup jobs will cause extra processing time.
The addition of Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLP’s) in Symantec NetBackup 7.6 has provided backup administrators with a very effective tool for managing backup/snapshot, image, duplication, and replication.
While SLP’s simplify these tasks, careful consideration is required when you’re monitoring and managing the policies and the components utilized in your NetBackup environment.
The SLP administration window we all know and love, shown below, is a great tool for managing SLP’s. But there are other things you should consider to help manage your SLP’s.
To help manage your SLP’s and make sure they’re optimized, please consider these (8) additional configuration tips.
It happens all the time – a customer has a problem that’s tough to solve. I was recently asked how to best protect a virtual environment – stretched between two data centers. The customer wanted all administration through vCenter with instant recovery and the ability to meet stringent RPOs and RTOs. And the catch – they wanted the backed up data to be stored on a different vendor’s array utilizing a different protocol - NFS instead of Fibre Channel (FC) block storage.Read More
VMWorld 2014 is a wrap!
We are all airheads now...
By Jake Roczniak and Eric Grueter, Senior Consultants
This year at EMC World 2014, EMC had a variety of different technologies available for us to get some hands-on time. Here are some of our favorites and ones that we think the industry will be seeing more and more of in the future.
By Jake Roczniak, Senior Consultant
Daymark attended the 2014 EMC World conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. Not everyone can attend so we like to take some time to share our impressions of the event and to highlight various note-worthy products and announcements.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Redefine.” This continued the large rollout of software defined data center (SDDC) products and solutions started over the past two years at EMC World.
By Peter Wright, Senior Consultant
Symantec Vision 2014 was recently held in Las Vegas. This showcase for Symantec customers and partners delivered content through breakout sessions and labs that highlighted new products and features. One key area of focus surrounded NetBackup's future plans including self-service, dynamic tuning, user experiences, and interfacing with the cloud. Below are a few noted highlights:
Symantec has recently released their next version of NetBackup with 126.96.36.199. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 188.8.131.52 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with a myriad of added features and improvements. Here are few to note: