Tag: Data Protector

Quiesced Snapshots for Exchange 2010 on vSphere 5.0

Due to an upgrade from vSphere 4.0 to 5.0 some of our virtual machines stopped working in VEPA/vStorage backup sessions. I’ve noticed that a quiesced snapshot using vCenter was not possible. I was able to fix the most of them by reinstalling VMware Tools to fix some VSS inconsistencies, but an Exchange 2010 VM caused …

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Data Protector patch order

HP Data Protector

As you hopefully know, there is a specific patch order for Data Protector patches you should follow – especially on Windows CS, because the patches are not only applied to the Installation Server. The general rule of thumb is to apply patches in the following order: CORE CS / Cell Server CC / Cell Console …

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Data Protector scheduling tricks

HP Data Protector

As you might have seen on Mr_T’s Blog on hp.com, there is a workaround available for the restrictions in the Data Protector scheduler. It allows you to schedule some specific points in time such as the last Friday per month which is not possible using the GUI at the moment. It you need to know …

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Linux device persistence for Data Protector

HP Data Protector

Device persistence on Linux is not as hard as it seems. Current releases of all major distributions (RHEL and SLES) come with preconfigured udev rules. They will create aliases in the device filesystem in /dev/tape which is pretty handy. The name of the alias will vary, depending of the device but will remain consistent across …

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