In article <ra8l209d8tj8df8tu7d9m14n7ph7ctoc4s@4ax.com>,
tch@no.spam.please.iqx.co.uk says...
> I'm sadly not the bearer of glad tidings :-/
>
> I client of mine installed netbackup last October, they ended up with the
> European VP on site with his senior technical team... And they ended up
> refunding the money and removing their software.
>
> The client is now using Backup Express and Dell (the hardware supplier) is so
> impressed with the product they are in negotiation to use it as the default
> backup solution for all NW sites.
>
> Sorry...
>
> Tim
>
> No Direct e-Mail Please!
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> ****************
> Tim Heywood
> Independent Consultant
> Scotland
> (God's Country)
> Novell Support Connection SYSOP
> ****************
>
> In theory, practice and theory are the same,
> In practice they are different!
>


Wait until they switch to Linux and have sparse files. Backup Express
does not support backup of sparse files on Linux/unix/Solaris. Their
only "workaround" is you have to purchase (at a substantial cost), their
"imaging" option. However, if you use Veritas Volume Manager (which
many Unix/Solaris shops DO use), then the imaging option/software is not
compatible with it.

Numerous complaints to them about this issue have fallen on deaf ears
(SyncSort that is). So, beware if you have sparse files on Linx/Unix.
(Ironically Veritas can handle sparse files just fine on these
platforms).