Thursday, October 22, 2009

T-3 line

So wouldn't you know soon as I implement our new DS3 circuit, we get a hardware fault on one of the new Cisco 3845 routers. Darn thing just kept rebooting. We figured it out when the president of the company called us to inform us that mail was down. Figures! Cisco came through for us though. A quick call to TAC and the replacement part was shipped, installed and we were back on-line. I had to run the following command on the refurbished board they sent out (erase nvram:), but after that all was groovy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Backup Exec with Domino

This has the been the bane of my existence since I first started working here all those many years ago. Hyperbole aside, this is not a mature product. I'm not sure if it's the Domino install, since I'm pretty much locked out of any Domino administration, or if it's the general suckyness of Symantec's product but it's been a nonstop hassle for about 3 years now. I would be lucky to have 100% of my jobs completed on a daily basis to say nothing about an entire week. Now I can keep jobs running without crashing the Backup Exec Agent on my Windows boxes and it just required a little hackery. I still need to massage the installation on a regular basis, but it no longer consumes me with great abandon. Here is what I did. It's really simple but since I haven't seen it documented anywhere on the web I give you.....
1. Create batch file and save it to c:\bin or whatever.
netstop "BackupExecAgentAccelerator"
del "c:\program files\symantec\Backup Exec\RAWS\logs\*.lbd"
del "c:\program files\symantec\Backup Exec\RAWS\logs\*.ucj"
net start "BackupExecAgentAccelerator"
2. Schedule batch file to run via Scheduled Tasks at whatever time is convenient for you once per day.

Problem solved.