NetBackup 7.0.1 Release Announcement

Article:TECH135812  |  Created: 2010-01-25  |  Updated: 2011-01-04  |  Article URL
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NetBackup 7.0.1 Release Announcement


Dear NetBackup Customer:

I am pleased to inform you that Symantec NetBackup 7.0.1 GA released on August 31st, 2010.

New features in NetBackup 7.0.1 include:

Remote NDMP Multiplexing - The ability to multiplex multiple remote NDMP streams to a single tape drive.
Customer Benefit:  Improve performance of NDMP backups by keeping tape media streaming during the backup process.  Prevents tape shoe shining.

Client Offline (Enable/Disable) - Easily designate specific clients as being offline or unavailable for backup for a fixed period of time.
Customer Benefit:   Reduce the amount of time  troubleshooting failed backups that were known to be offline to begin with. Specific duration times can be set.  When client expires ¿ will come back online and resume next incremental or full backup. Seamless to customer.

Audit Trails Phase 1 - Track policy changes and restore jobs. Will be CLI only for this release.  Subsequent NetBackup release will leverage the OpsCenter interface.
Customer Benefit:   Better understand who changed what policies and when. Also details who executed which restore jobs and what did they restore.  When troubleshooting backup jobs - helps answer the question "what has changed"?

Hyper-V Cluster Support - Volume GUIDs are now supported in addition to drive letters
Customer Benefit:  Volume GUIDs are often found in Hyper-V clusters

NDMP Deduplication Stream Handler  - Intelligently manages the deduplication stream.
Customer Benefit:   Provides for better, more consistent deduplication rates in NDMP environments.

New Proliferations in NetBackup 7.0.1 include:

Enterprise Vault 9 support - The NetBackup Server, Enterprise and Standard Client now includes full agent support for discovering, protecting and recovering EV 9 environments in the Netbackup at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
OpsCenter AIX Support - Extending OpsCenter to the AIX platform
BMR OEL Support - Extending BMR to Oracle Enterprise Linux
BMR Client support  - W2008, W2008 R2, Solaris 10 x64, AIX 6.1, SLES10 x64, SLES 10 x64, SLES 11 x 64, HP-UX 11 v3 (11.31) IA-64
VMware vSphere 4.1 - Support the latest release of VMware vSphere
SharePoint 2010 & SharePoint Office 14 - Support the latest SharePoint environment
SQL Server 2008 R2  - Support the latest release of SQL Server
IBM DB2 Support   - For Solaris 10 x64 environments
Z-Linux media server & Oracle 10gR2/Basic Client  - Z-Linux support for NetBackup media server and for mainframe environments

NetBackup 7.0.1 can be obtained at the following location:   

NetBackup 7.0.1 Late Breaking News:

NetBackup 7.0.1 Documentation Updates can be found here:

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