6
March

NetWorker vStorage API missing from client

Wow, this was infuriating.
After upgrading to NetWorker 8 I noticed some VADP backups I had been testing started failing.

I found this message in the output

c:\mnt\client\client\tmp.
Temporary Directory for VADP created.
Temporary vmMntLoc Directory for VADP created.
*** vStorage API driver (\??\C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\plugins\VDDK\bin\AMD64\vstor2-mntapi10-shared.sys) not installed by NetWorker. This may cause potential compatibility issues. ***

Yeah!? NetWorker can’t find the vStorage API?! Really?!

Then I noticed NetWorkers new default install path is C:\Program Files\EMC NetWorker. Thank you EMC for updating that. You only bought Legato 9 years ago.

The former install path was C:\Program Files\Legato

I searched the registry on my proxy and found this key

vstor2-mntapi10-shared

Then updated the path in the registry to C:\Program Files\EMC NetWorker\

Also of note, if you like to create clients by right clicking and selecting copy.
For VADP clients you need to ensure the field in application information on the Apps & Moduiles VADP_VM_NAME is updated.

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6
March

NetWorker 8 Update

Completed the NetWorker server update. Here are a couple of things to look out for.

The lgtonmc db needs to double in size. So ensure you have enough disk space. I didn’t so I had to scramble to free up some space.

There have been changes made to the authentication between NMC and NetWorker. In 8 and higher the NMC console uses nsrauth authentication to communicate with the NetWorker server. By default all NetWorker hosts use nsrauth and fail over to oldauth if it doesn’t work. However your nsrexed service may not be configured to use nsrauth.

This will result in the following error when attempting to browse devices…
error: Unable to connect to server. Unable to authenticate with server authentication error. ; why = client credential too weak

Mine wasn’t. :( To change do the following on your NetWorker server.

nsradmin> . type: NSRLA
Current query set
nsradmin> print

nsradmin> print
type: NSRLA;
name: networker.server;
nsrmmd version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
nsrsnmd version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
NW instance info operations: ;
NW instance info file: ;
installed products: ;
servers: ;
auth methods: “0.0.0.0/0,oldauth”;
max auth attempts: 8;
administrator: root,
“user=administrator,host=networker.server”,
“user=root,host=networker.server”;
kernel arch: x86_64;
CPU type: x86_64;
machine type: desktop;
OS: Linux 2.6.18-194.el5;
NetWorker version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
client OS type: Linux;
CPUs: 8;
MB used: 969534;
IP address: 10.204.4.77, “fe80::223:7dff:fedc:568”;
environment variable names: ;

nsradmin> update auth methods: “0.0.0.0/0,nsrauth/oldauth”
auth methods: “0.0.0.0/0,nsrauth/oldauth”;
Update? y
updated resource id 4.0.230.115.0.0.0.0.82.37.185.74.0.0.0.0.10.204.4.77(225)
nsradmin> print
type: NSRLA;
name: networker.server;
nsrmmd version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
nsrsnmd version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
NW instance info operations: ;
NW instance info file: ;
installed products: ;
servers: ;
auth methods: “0.0.0.0/0,nsrauth/oldauth”;
max auth attempts: 8;
administrator: root,
“user=administrator,host=networker.server”,
“user=root,host=networker.server”;
kernel arch: x86_64;
CPU type: x86_64;
machine type: desktop;
OS: Linux 2.6.18-194.el5;
NetWorker version: 8.0.1.1.Build.132;
client OS type: Linux;
CPUs: 8;
MB used: 969534;
IP address: 10.204.4.77, “fe80::223:7dff:fedc:568”;
environment variable names: ;
nsradmin>

Also remember to email licensing@emc.com to get a new enabler code.
Provide the following.

host id
update enabler
server enabler

All the above can be found under registrations > Update for NetWorker 8

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1
October

Taking VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection to the Limit: Pushing the Backup Performance Envelope

  VMworld 2012 in San Francisco has come and gone. VMworld EMEA in Barcelona is next week. It is a great event for technical audience; filled with numerous educational sessions, the largest solution pavilion and a lot of super awesome parties! VMworld issues call for papers each year. These […]

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1
October

Startup Nakivo Protects VMware Virtual Machines With Amazon Cloud Storage

Page 1 of 2 Nakivo, a startup developer of cloud storage technology, has entered the market with a cloud storage technology that takes advantage of Amazon Web Services to provide the capacity to protect VMware virtual machines and their data. Nakivo Backup & Replication provides customers and their channel […]

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1
October

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

How Much Is Your Time Worth? If you’re like me, no matter what you do, your to-do list doesn’t seem to get any shorter. Laundry piles seem to reappear overnight; there’s always lawn to be cut and gardens to be weeded (does it seem like your yard gets bigger […]

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1
October

How to make money from data protection

By Tom Giuliano, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division Data protection is like insurance – throw money at the chance that something will go wrong and hope that it doesn’t. But, with cloud computing models and the growing relevance of IT-as-a-service, data protection can make money for […]

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14
September

Pogoplug Builds SOHO Cloud Storage On Amazon Glacier

Page 1 of 2 Cloud storage vendor Pogoplug has unveiled a new cloud storage service that marries a local hard drive to Amazon’s new low-cost Glacier archiving service to provide a cloud-based disaster recovery service for consumers and small businesses. The combination of the Pogoplug device and the Amazon […]

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13
September

Acronis buys GroupLogic, targets mobile device backup

Backup software vendor Acronis Inc. today acquired file-sharing software company GroupLogic Inc. with the goal of extending its data protection capabilities to mobile device backup and file collaboration . GroupLogic will become a division of Acronis that will be headed by GroupLogic’s former CEO, Chris Broderick. Acronis did not […]

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12
September

Symform Trades Free Cloud Backup For Excess Storage Capacity

Page 1 of 2 Distributed cloud backup service developer Symform this week unveiled a new pricing program under which users can actually use the service for free in exchange for Symform’s use of excess storage capacity in the users’ storage systems. Under the new program, which Seattle-based Symform called […]

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10
September

Recurly’s Backup Mess Takes Days to Clean Up

A cascading hardware outage struck subscription payment provider Recurly last week, and that started a long example in how not to manage critical infrastructure . From the article: “Last Monday, the payment provider suffered an intermittent hardware failure, which prevented the company from processing either payments or refunds. The […]

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