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Something to be aware, this goes back to the most commonly overlooked part of a virtualization environment, DISK IO. Plan and monitor closely!
I’ve never been asked if you could do this, but it’s a slick little tool for monitoring who is currently using vCenter.
Here’s a great post which discusses pricing with Backup Exec 2010 and Netbackup 7.
Note, Backup Exec 2010 Trialware is out now. Netbackup 7 First Availability (FA) program is available now, which is the same as the General Availability (GA) code.
Netbackup 7 is now on the Symantec site, with the announcement that General Availability (GA) is: February 1st!
Backup Exec 2010 is also available February 1st! and it’s on the Symantec site as well:
Update – Ready to start upgrading or testing Backup Exec 2010? Symantec has released trialware as of yesterday so you can start before the actual release on 2/1/10.
Symantec’s blog post copied below for your reference, as it has some additional links on it:
Good news! Backup Exec 2010 has launched today with the Trailware available for download from February 1, 2010. The new product encompasses great new features like Deduplication and Unified Archiving. To read the complete list of new features key benefits and to download the trailware, please visit the Backup Exec website.
Have questions on how to upgrade? Please refer to this document that walks you through the upgrade process.
Getting back to Connect, we have created some great information in regards to the new product launch. Here is a video that explains the product’s deduplication feature. Check this Group page for finding all the BE 2010 and BESR 2010 information in one place. Don’t forget to add it to your favourites.
In the process of your upgrade, with any questions, comments, suggestions and great information you are sharing with the community regarding the new product, we encourage you to please make sure to tag the content with the appropriate Version (2010), the Topics (Installation, Upgrade etc) and the public group “BE 2010 and BESR 2010 Launch”. It helps us track the common issues and escalate it to support as needed. (end of symantec blog article)
Here are some great screenshots of some slides discussing some of the new features and enhancements to Backup Exec 2010.
Wizard for gathering perfmon files. Especially useful if using PAL and you need an xml file to import into the new perfmon
Have a domain controller that’s failed in your environment and need to cleanup the data in Active Directory because you can’t do a dcpromo? Here’s your support article:
I thought this was a great article that Technet published. My favorites? Continuous Availability via DAGs and one they don’t mention, the ability to have some users internal and some hosted in the “cloud” ….seamlessly.
Just came across this tool, never used it but I like the tuning you can do for number of threads for the copy process, this could definitely speed up large copy jobs. Check it.