Comments on Symantec got my juices goingA SearchStorage.com blog.2013-05-15T20:05:19Zhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/storage-soup/symantec-got-my-juices-going/feed/atom/By: Ron Maartmann-MoeRon Maartmann-Moehttp://www.aecom.comhttp://storage.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/07/02/symantec-got-my-juices-going/#comment-67512007-08-20T19:01:01Z2007-08-20T19:01:01ZI am astonished anyone thinks netbackup is a viable candidate for archiving. I have a site with 30 small servers & back them up to 4 lto3 tape drives. I can’t stop NBU from sprinkling 2GB segments of data all over the library, so I have subdivided the servers into groups & use media pools to decrease the impact of this. What happens is that I get multiple dates on the tapes in each media pool in 2 GB pieces. So when I send a tape to permanent off site archives, it includes information from other dates that I may need to perform short term restores. The tapes also include extraneous data – which may be partial – to pique the interest of those seeking to do discovery later, with the resultant risk of complaints about incomplete data sets. What’s needed is a means to consolidate data for a particular date to new tapes which ONLY contain that date for a given media pool/policy. All I get from Symantec is basically – HUH?
]]>By: Christopher L PoelkerChristopher L Poelkerhttp://blog.falconstor.com/ChrisPoelker/http://storage.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/07/02/symantec-got-my-juices-going/#comment-67502007-07-13T14:49:21Z2007-07-13T14:49:21ZAhhh, but what if you could get all of the underlying data protection solutions that Netbackup is trying to manage using a single platform? You can leverage a services oriented “Platform” to provide the CDP, VTL, Snapshot, Replication, and Virtualization aspects, and control it all from a single GUI. Once integrated into NetBackup via either an SMI-S standardized interface, or some simple API calls, you have a complete solution for all corporate data services all managed from a single console, TODAY.
]]>By: Karl LewisKarl Lewishttp://www.engin.umich.eduhttp://storage.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/07/02/symantec-got-my-juices-going/#comment-67492007-07-12T15:33:45Z2007-07-12T15:33:45ZAmbitious, indeed. I can’t fathom how someone was able to pitch this to upper management, but they appear to have succeeded. I suspect if Symantec can actually get vendors to open their APIs to allow NetBackup to hook in, this might turn into real products for real people. However, if vendors simply provide a shim or framework for Symantec to write to, I doubt this will get very far. I wish them all the best – as a customer, I’d love to see it happen.