What’s New in Symantec NetBackup 7

Netbackup 7 is now available for all customers under Support/Maintenance. This lesson will show some useful information on What’s New in NetBackup 7, as presented by the Symantec webinar on February 2nd, 2010. The notes presented under each slide were notes from the webinar presentation including questions and answers from that presentation.

Presented by Symantec, Posted by Lewan & Associates!

media_1265134047412.png

NetBackup 7.0 GA code is also now available on FileConnect.

Reminder: The FA and GA bits are exactly the same.

Upgrade Portal http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/332137
7.0 Compatibility Lists http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303344
7.0 Documentation Links http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/341274
7.0 Download Information http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/341272
7.0 Late Breaking News http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/341271

I encourage you to read “Top Seven Reasons to Move to Symantec NetBackup™ 7”
http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/341275

NetBackup 7 Main Areas

media_1265130721688.png

Deduplication

media_1265130881473.png

media_1265131007236.png

Puredisk technology now built into Media Server. Can point disk to commodity disk, this is the dedup target.
Client level dedup, built into the Netbackup 7 client. Push out upgrade to clients in order to use.
For customers that use Puredisk already, NBU 7 still works with it through backwards compatibility.
You can dedupe in NBU 7 and also send it to a PureDisk storage pool if that’s needed.
Newer limits, new limit of 32TB of deduplicated data behind each media server (Puredisk pools was 16TB).
Cost for deduplication is an additional license, licensed per front-end capacity (how much data are you protecting).

media_1265131173261.png

Virtual Machine Protection

media_1265131560874.png

Improved recovery process through guided VM recovery. Recover single file from block level backup. No need to stage data for recovery. Integration with vStorage API allows NBU to identify unused blocks, allows to store ~30% less data (option that needs to be enabled on backup).

Virtual Machine Backups

media_1265131969425.png

When using the vStorage API, no Backup Proxy server needed. Can perform block level incremental backup of VM’s, while enabling file level restores.
vStorage API can also backup previous versions of ESX 3.5, without proxy server.

Virtual Machine Restores & Recovery

media_1265132137591.png

Can recover entire VM from "Friday" with 1 step. Don’t need to rebuild each incremental in order to restore.

Optimized Replication

media_1265132402035.png

Example of Storage Lifecycle Policy. Copying data (duplicating or replicating) with different retention times. Can also use an OST aware device to store and replicate data.

NetBackup RealTime

media_1265132508129.png

Application consistant recovery point, from multiple locations. New features in NBU 7.
Customers can also use NBU RealTime to protect/replicate only the NetBackup Catalog to another location for no charge.

NetBackup OpsCenter

media_1265132608356.png

Optional software that is a replacement for Veritas Backup Reporter (VBR) and Netbackup Operations Manager (NOM).
No additional charge for OpsCenter. Included with NetBackup code.
There is a licensed option for advanced analytics, business reporting, 3rd party backup application reporting but the licensed feature is optional.

OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics Comparison

media_1265132708791.png

Additional Enhancements

media_1265132771981.png

Simplified licensing for virtual environments, per physical host, no longer cares about O/S on that host.
Terabyte based licensing now also includes clients. Licensed per Front-end data, doesn’t matter how many media servers, tape devices, clients, etc.

Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade

media_1265133059625.png

NetBackup 7 is built on NetBackup 6.5.4 code base.
First Availability program had over 600 customers and partners. Lewan was one of these.

Lewan & Associates – Certified Symantec Platinum Partner!

media_1265134727009.png

Please post any questions that you might have regarding NetBackup 7 on this thread! We’ll do our best to answer them or find an answer for you!
If you’re interested in viewing a NetBackup 7 demo or would like to discuss your plans on moving to NetBackup 7 with our Professional Services Team, please contact your Lewan IT Solutions Sales Representative!

One thought on “What’s New in Symantec NetBackup 7

  1. Hi,

    We are using version 7.0 and we stop DFS before running the backups on 2003 server R2.

    The issue is, after the backup when we start the replication services there is a huge replication backlog, though the servers were in sync before running the backup job.

    Please can you help me to understand why is it happening?
    Does the backup process changes any file property?

    Thanks,
    Digumber.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s