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Keep Backups Boring

No one thinks making backups is an exciting use of technology. People think backups are routine and boring, and they aren't given much attention. That's probably a fair assessment, most of the […]

Are you Utilizing the Best Veritas NetBackup Licensing Model for Your Organization?

Veritas NetBackup has been a best-in-class Enterprise Data Protection Solution for many years.  Veritas ranked #1 in Backup and Recovery Software Market Share Revenue, Worldwide for 2017 with 24% […]

Meet the Data Resiliency Challenges of Complex IT Infrastructure

Company data today is widely distributed. Companies run applications on traditional bare metal servers, on virtual machines in their data center, on virtual machines in a private cloud, and on […]

Do More With Data With Copy Data Management

Data never serves just one purpose in business. It's copied and pulled into new databases to serve development, testing, analytics, and other purposes far removed from the original reason it was […]

eDiscovery Is Key to Meeting GDPR Responsibilities

When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May, it made it more important than ever for businesses to know what data they collect and where it's […]

Reduce the Risks of Data Protection Non-Compliance With Tools That Help Bring Data Under Control

Compliance is one of those business functions that's almost purely overhead. There's little business advantage to be gained from maintaining high levels of data protection as required by […]

Are You Still Paying Attention to GDPR?

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect back in May, and companies that scrambled to satisfy GDPR's requirement are enjoying the sense of satisfaction that comes […]

Does Your Data Protection Strategy Provide These Vital Functions?

Comprehensive data protection requires more than just backups. Take a look at your data protection strategy and check whether it's providing these vital functions:

Don't Let the Cloud Keep You From Seeing Your Data

The very name "cloud" implies a lack of visibility. While using cloud gives companies important benefits, it can be harder to keep an eye on your resources, data, and costs in the cloud than it is […]

New Features Offer Good Reasons to Upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.1

Installing the latest application releases is important for keeping up with security fixes and new features. This is especially true for fundamental services like backups, particularly as digital […]

Enterprise Vault and Office 365, Part 2: Three Ways to Use Enterprise Vault and Office 365 Together

We talked in Part 1 about how the features in Veritas Enterprise Vault offer more comprehensive and flexible eDiscovery and data protection features than are available in Microsoft Office 365. […]

Knowing Your Data is the Key to Success in the Cloud

One of the most important keys to achieving success in the cloud is understanding your data. How can you know what the cost will be and how will you protect it when 52 percent of data is dark? A […]

Build a Compliance Culture to Make Sure You Meet GDPR's Mandate

The deadline for GDPR compliance is May 25, 2018. Many companies are feverishly working to get appropriate data protection policies and tools in place. The bigger issue is that maintaining […]

Choose the Right Approach to Meeting Recovery Objectives

Satisfying business needs for minimal downtime is a challenge for most IT teams. Despite tight recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs), restoring operations often takes longer […]

3 Ways Data Governance Benefits Your Bottom Line

There is an ever-increasing alphabet soup of regulations that place controls on how businesses protect and utilize data. The data governance teams that form as a result are an unavoidable cost of […]

Avoid Big Data's Big Risks with a Data Governance Strategy

As Big Data continues to grow, businesses are becoming more dependent than ever on data to inform the decisions they make. That makes ensuring the quality of that data more important as well, and […]

Hybrid Cloud Means Data Is In Multiple Separate Environments

One of the promises of cloud is that it makes data accessible from anywhere, potentially breaking down the data silos that limit companies' ability to get the most value from their data. Yet if […]

One Big New Data Protection Regulation Makes Getting Control of Your Customer Data Even More Important

One of the challenges of running an international business is satisfying the many regulations that differ among countries. Many of the members of the European Union have their own data protection […]

Microsoft Security Patch Interferes With Enterprise Vault Shortcuts

Keeping up with security patches is unquestionably important. Unfortunately, sometimes patches have unintended side effects. That's the case with a recent Microsoft patch that's interfering with […]

Data Protection Challenges and Benefits in the Cloud

Switching to cloud-based infrastructure changes many aspects of your data center operations. When it comes to data protection, the cloud brings some challenges and also offers some potential […]

Many Conversations Are Needed to Achieve Compliance

Backups are crucial to meeting your compliance obligations to protect and retain data, but the technology itself can't ensure compliance. You need strong communication between your IT team, your […]

5 Tools To Help You Achieve GDPR Compliance

One of the most important data protection regulations companies need to comply with will take effect in May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means all companies that collect […]

You're Probably Not As Prepared For GDPR As You Think You Are

When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, it will impact companies worldwide, not just in EU countries. Any company that stores data on EU […]

Get to Know Your Data to Meet New Privacy Regulations

Some studies show that companies don't know what half the data they store is. That means they can't use it to generate insights that support the business, potentially costing them growth […]

Choosing the Right Cloud Archiving Service

In some ways, archiving online data is easier than archiving paper records. The storage is more compact and the data is more easily searched. Yet online archival still presents challenges for […]

Gain Control Over Data Lakes With Data Governance

Companies are drowning in data today. Data lakes pull in all kinds of data to preserve it for later analysis, including unstructured data, like comments in user forums, which would have previously […]

Don't Let Copy Data Overwhelm Your Storage

Making copies of data has its benefits. Copies offer protection in case data is corrupted or lost, and copies let developers test new code on real data without putting the production database in […]

Nbpem Connection Errors in NetBackup 7.7.x and 8.0

Problem: Nbpem may crash after changing policy schedule type from Calendar to Frequency

3 Reasons You Still Need Data Protection Software in the Cloud

While many businesses turn to the cloud as a destination for their backups and to provide disaster recovery (DR) capability, using the cloud doesn't mean companies don't need their own data […]

Enterprise Vault Errors Flooding Your Event Logs??

With Enterprise Vault (EV) you can sometimes see strange behavior in the event logs. For example, reoccurring 29014 errors with an interesting host name or Vault ID:

Upgrade Your NetBackup Version to Stay Supported and Gain New Functionality

Upgrade projects can be disruptive and time consuming, but companies shouldn't neglect them. Keeping up with the latest software releases not only gives you access to the latest features, it keeps […]

Master Data Management Plans Need a Strategy for Sharing

Master data management projects are largely viewed as data consolidation projects. The efforts replace separate, scattered departmental databases of key business data such as customer information […]

Protect Data Against Tampering By Focusing on Data Integrity

The standard "CIA" model of computer security requires confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Data protection often focuses on preventing data theft and unauthorized access, viewing it as a […]

If Two People Can't Keep a Secret, How Can Your Entire Company?

Your corporate data is filled with secrets. Your own secrets, like business plans and intellectual property, and your customer's secrets, like account numbers. And your collection of data is […]

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Still Requires Backups

Hyperconverged and web scale infrastructures are inherently robust. Built-in redundancies and replication mean component failures are almost transparent; processing and storage simply shifts to […]

Meet Federal Data Retention Guidelines with Veritas Enterprise Vault 12.1

On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records, which is designed to reform records management policies and practices within government […]

Do Multiple Hypervisors Need Multiple Backup Strategies?

It's inevitable that the more complex your infrastructure is, the more challenging it is to manage. Despite that, there are good reasons not to settle on a single data processing solution. […]

Is Your Data Protection Plan Behind the Times?

The start of a new year is a good time to look back at what you accomplished this past year. When it comes to data protection, keeping up with the challenges is tough. Veritas identified eight […]

The Veritas NetBackup 5240 Appliance is now Generally Available!

Integrated backup appliances help businesses reduce the management complexity of their backup processes while increasing reliability at the same time. NetBackup appliances from Veritas make backup […]

Top 5 Enterprise Vault 12 Upgrade Must-Haves

EV 12 Benefits:

Health check costs before EV upgrade?

In addition to the full-featured Enterprise Vault health check we offer (see http://healthcheck.enterprisevault.co/ for more information), dcVAST includes a simplified health check with every upgrade […]

SQL Maintenance for Enterprise Vault

SQL maintenance might be one of the most important things in an Enterprise Vault environment. It’s something you truly cannot neglect or the performance and functionality of Enterprise Vault can be […]

Dtrace and Enterprise Vault

Having an issue with Enterprise Vault and don’t know where to start?

Enterprise Vault Bulk Client Add-in Deployment

There is really no official recommendation from Veritas for Enterprise Vault client add-in deployment. But you can find information from Microsoft. See: […]

Troubleshooting Enterprise Vault for SharePoint

Often we get asked how to troubleshoot Enterprise Vault for SharePoint issues, so here is a little bit of information. A good starting point is to review:

Backing up Enterprise Vault using Trigger Files

Here is some information on backing up Enterprise Vault with trigger files:

Ever had to call Veritas (formerly Symantec) Technical Support?

If you're someone that is familiar with Enterprise Vault, you know it's not something you want to "set and forget." You also likely know that even with monitoring and maintenance plans in place, […]

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