If a retention level is set such that expiration dates of images is set after January 2038, after successful backups or duplications to tape using this custom retention period, the tape media (but not the image) is expired. Media may then be overwritten. This condition does not occur with "infinity" retention levels.

Article:AL1161  |  Created: 2011-08-11  |  Updated: 2014-11-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1161
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This is to inform you that Symantec Corporation has just issued a Software Alert.  This is a critical technical issue for:

  • NetBackup 7.1 and
  • NetBackup 5200/5220 Appliances version 2.0

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This Software Alert was delivered because product quality and responsiveness to customers are consistent Symantec Corporation hallmarks.  Any issue that could potentially affect the integrity of data in your environment, no matter how rare, is viewed as extremely serious.


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