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NetBackup Exchange status code 1542

Exchange 2007 CCR, NetBackup 7.5 policy is configuredĀ to backup from the passive node. Backups for the cluster fail with code 1542: An existing snapshot is no longer valid and cannot be mounted for subsequent operations(1542) The detailed status shows something … Continue reading

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NetBackup bpfis and bpbkar32 memory issues with VMware backups

I noticed events mentioning low memory conditions on my NetBackup 7.1 media servers, during the times when they’d be busy doing evening backups. These servers have 32GB of RAM, so I was surprised to see them saying out of memory. … Continue reading

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Symantec NetBackup SQL agent issues

Finally managed to get this working today after much struggling (and trying not to have to wade through the 200-odd pages of not-easy-to-read NetBackup for SQL Server Administrator’s guide). So, I installed the NetBackup client, patched to version 7.1.0.4 and … Continue reading

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Partial workaround for NetBackup UAC “Run As Administrator” annoyance

Isn’t it annoying how NetBackup 7.x seems to need you to randomly run bits of it “As Administrator” or from an Administrator command prompt on Server 2008 R2? For example, running the BPMedia command from a normal (non-Administrator) command prompt … Continue reading

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NetBackup VMware status code 156 failure

Using NetBackup 7.0.1 and vSphere 4. Tried to backup a new v7 VM and got a 156 failure from NetBackup. Within vSphere client the following error was displayed when NetBackup tried to take a snapshot of the VM: Cannot create … Continue reading

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