[Veritas-bu] NBU 5220 WAS NetBackup 5000 Series replication?

2011-11-10 18:18:22
Subject: [Veritas-bu] NBU 5220 WAS NetBackup 5000 Series replication?
From: Robyn Hirano <robyn.hirano AT DOT au>
To: Veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:18:13 +1100

I'm searching back through the archives for any discussions about NBU
appliances (as well as on SymantecConnect). Below is one of the few
threads I've found.

Have been looking at the 5220, weighing up the different model
options. To get I/O config for "backup" and "tape out", you have to
forgo 10GbE.

Would really appreciate knowing if there's anyone on the list that has
been working with any of these appliances?
Anyone moving from DD across or any gotchas?
Anyone know how dedup ratios and restore times compare between DD app
and NBU app?
Hoping for real world experience rather than the marketing info - as
I've found the tech deepdive material which only goes so far.

Many thanks

[Veritas-bu] NetBackup 5000 Series replication?

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I'm doing replication from a remote MSDP to a PureDisk server (essentially
a build it yourself NBU5000) using optimized duplication with no problems
so far.  Been running for about 6 - 7 weeks now.  I've got an NBU5000 in
our datacenter waiting to be unboxed and installed for our North America

It's working pretty well so far.  Dedup rates are in the mid 90% range.
Presently backing up and duplicating 1.8TB of full backups on a weekly
basis and about 400GB of incrementals per week.  Replication occurs from a
remote site across a 20Mb/s WAN link.  The distance is approx 930Km.  The
initial seeding of the Puredisk server took about 9 days, but once that
finished, the weekly full backups, from start to all replication complete
takes under 12 hours.  This is a NetBackup 7 environment.
Jack Forester, Jr.
Sr. Data Protection Administrator
Global Technology Services - AHS
Mylan, Inc.
5005 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, WV 26501

jack.forester at

Phone: +1.304.554.6039
Cell: +1.412.805.5313

From: at
Date:   01/30/2011 12:05 AM
Subject:        Re: [Veritas-bu] NetBackup 5000 Series replication?
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We are about to do a proof of concept of one in a couple of weeks.  I will
post the outcome.

I would really like Oracle to release Solaris 11 with zfs deduplication.
When that happens, its going to drive down the pricing in the market.

In the mean time, I am in the market too, and shopping around.

 From:       sfischer <netbackup-forum at>


 Date:       01/29/2011 01:10 PM

 Subject:    [Veritas-bu]  NetBackup 5000 Series replication?

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We are in the market for a new backup/replication system.

We are looking at using NetBackup 7 with a NetBackup appliance, probably
the 5020.

Is anyone using a NBU 5000 series device for replication?
How do you like it?
How was the setup?
How much data do you backup?
After dedup how much data do you replicate?

Do you replicate to a remote site?
If so, what is the distance and what kind of network are you using?

Thanks in advance.

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