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New Symantec Video on Source based Dedupe

When it comes to deduplicating your data, a smarter approach is to dedupe at the source. Why wait until all that data gets to storage to dedupe it? There is a better way. In this video see how we to find a better way to use Mini Coopers as an analogy for data storage. Symantec BackupExec and NetBackup with Dedupe Everywhere eliminate the need for expensive “dedupe” storage by performing dedupe as part of the backup process. Don’t traverse your network with large volumes of data before deduplication occurs. Dedupe Everywhere: on the client, on the media server, on appliances, and for virtual machines.

EMC VNXe Data Protection with Symantec Backup Exec

EMC recently launched their new VNX storage line which is a unified storage platform with one management framework supporting file, block, and object optimized for virtual applications. From that line they also produced a more affordable “VNXe” model for small business and remote offices. There are a number of ways to protect the VNXe including snapshots, replication and NDMP backups. Typically I would use a couple different combinations of these three technologies depending on the business need and data risk, but today I am only going to go into detail with backing up the VNXe using Backup Exec as it is the most popular choice for small and medium businesses which is fitting for the VNXe.

Unable to Connect to the OpenStorage Device

Error:
Unable to connect to the OpenStorage device. Ensure that the network is properly configured between the device and the media server.

Environment:
Backup Server: Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3
OpenStorage Device: DataDomain DD670 running 5.0.0.7-226726

Today I was configuring DDBOOST for Backup Exec 2010 R3 using a replicated pair of DD670’s. The DD670’s were pre-configured with version 4.9 which I upgraded to 5.0.0.7-226726. I setup the 670 with a standard configuration and then configured a storageunit.