7.6 Late Breaking News

Article:TECH199999  |  Created: 2012-11-21  |  Updated: 2014-11-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199999
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The Late Breaking News Bulletin has been created in order to provide customers updates on Documentation and Known Issues discovered post release.  These documents attempt to highlight the most "common" known issues and concerns reported by customers.

 

Guidelines regarding the availability of EEBs/Hotfixes for NetBackup can be found here:

 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH146232

 

 


Environment



Installation and Upgrade Checklist:

An Installation and Upgrade Checklist is available for NetBackup 7.6 on the SORT website to determine 7.6 requirements for master, media and clients:
 https://sort.symantec.com/home

 

SORT also provides the ability to audit EEBs/Hotfixes in your environment to determine if they are resolved in a current version of NetBackup. You can access the EEB Auditor on SORT at the link below.
 https://sort.symantec.com/netbackuphfauditor


Solution



NetBackup 7.6 GA Download Information
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH205704


(NEW) SORT 3.14 GA Announcement
 http://sort.symantec.com/netbackup

SORT (Symantec Operations Readiness Tools) provides information on whether your environment is compatible with a NetBackup installation or upgrade and gives you links to the latest documentation and software.  Version 3.14 of SORT is now Generally Available (GA).  SORT 3.14 adds support for the NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and NetBackup Appliances 2.6.0.4 releases to the Installation and Upgrade Checklist and Custom Reports.

 

Known Issues: Please select the hyperlink on each topic for more information on each issue.

Appliance Issues:
Appliance-specific issues are collected in the NetBackup 5xxx Appliance series Late Breaking News:
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH145136

 

Installation Issues:
Please review the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal for additional information on how to perform a 7.6 upgrade: 
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74584

Following an upgrade to NetBackup OpsCenter 7.6, some historical data may be lost due to a change in the Data Purge setting for Backup Job data.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214231

OpsCenter 7.6 upgrades fail when language packs or maintenance releases have been installed on top of version 7.1 or version 7.5.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211070

(ET 3447902) Installation of NetBackup 7.5 or 7.6 hangs at the PDDE phase on some versions of AIX.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214505

(ET 3460169) BMR boot server upgrade to 7.6.0.1 does not clean-up old wim images
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH215828

 

Latest Issues:

(NEW) Tech Alert: After resizing the virtual disk, there is a potential for data loss when backing up VMware clients with NetBackup using Changed Block Tracking (CBT).
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225910

Tech Alert: (ET 3628786) Impact of "Shell Shock" bash bug and associated CVEs on NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH224948

 

(NEW) NetBackup 7.6.0.4 is now available!
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH223695

NetBackup 7.6 Maintenance Release 4 (7.6.0.4) includes fixes for the issues marked below (including all fixes contained in the NetBackup 7.6.0.2 and 7.6.0.3 maintenance releases) and additional fix content. All customers are encouraged to apply the 7.6.0.4 maintenance release as part of normal maintenance. ALL issues listed below this header are resolved in NetBackup 7.6.0.4.

 

(NEW) Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3596017) In NetBackup 7.6.0.x, P2V conversion jobs using Bare Metal Restore (BMR) may fail with Status 7 when the VMWare dataStore is incorrectly selected.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH222564

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3612347) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.6.0.3, VMware Restore Wizard may fail to retrieve resource pools and datastores if the VM being restored is part of a vApp and no resource pools exist.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH224930

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3624717) <<Fix Downloadable>> BMR restores fail for backups taken after 7th September, 2014 when using non-Windows Master Servers.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH224758

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3595508) In NetBackup 7.5.0.7, 7.6.0.2 and 7.6.0.3, Exchange 2007 database restores fail when system files and log files for a storage group reside on different volumes.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH224056

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: Tech Alert: (ET 3538035 / 3487431) <<Fix Downloadable>> bpbkar process hangs or core dumps for NetBackup VMware jobs on Linux backup hosts.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH223790

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3555635) <<Fix Downloadable>> Accessing Vault Management via Java Console after upgrading NetBackup to version 7.6.0.2 or 7.6.0.3 generates error message "Access Denied. You do not have permission to perform this operation or access this resource."
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH218104

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: Tech Alert: (ET 3570647) <<Fix Downloadable>> When Auto Image Replication is configured in NetBackup 7.6.0.x, import jobs may fail intermittently with a status code 226 (the entity already exists) reported.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH223243

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: (ET 3584557) <<Fix Downloadable>> OpsCenter 7.6.0.3 is consuming a large quanity of memory.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH223471

Fixed in 7.6.0.4: Tech Alert: When using NetBackup for VMware, if BIOS UUIDs are not unique, results of VIP queries filtering on custom attributes may be unpredictable.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH222619

NetBackup 7.6.0.3:
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH217819

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: Tech Alert:  With a Solaris SPARC NetBackup master and Linux or Windows media server, there is a potential for full restores of a VM with independent disks to fail.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH222715

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3524778) NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange restore of an Exchange 2013 database to a Recovery Database (RDB) fails if the restore is attempted from an image where the passive copy was backed up. If the active copy was backed up, the restore works properly.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH222976

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3526998) After applying 7.5.0.7 or 7.6.0.2 the nbpem process is asserting in LastBackupData::getWindowTimes
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH217400

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: NetBackup GRT browse of Exchange mailbox with special characters in its name fails with "WARNING: unable to obtain list of files using specified search criteria" reported.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216739

Note: The following hotfixes for 7.6.0.2 are no longer available:

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3480594) Tech Alert: When using NetBackup to protect Windows 2012 NTFS Data Deduplication volumes, restored DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) data may be corrupt.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216367

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3500731) NB_7.6.0.2_ET3500731_1.zip is a Hotfix for NetBackup 7.6.0.2 for Hyper-V to support single file restores in Windows 2012 R2 U1 environments.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH217531

NetBackup 7.6.0.2:
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214999

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387634) Tech Alert: When adding new schedules to a NetBackup synthetic policy on Windows, the include file list may be incorrect for future backups.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216322

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: Tech Alert: When /usr/openv is in the exclude list of a Linux backup host, VMware backups will appear to complete successfully but will not contain any data.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH215894

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: True Image Restore with move detection should not be enabled in NetBackup policies where Accelerator has already been enabled.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216391

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3413692) NetBackup for Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Agent backups fail with status 13 when using SQL 2012 backend - bpbkar32.exe crashes
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214203

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: Performance decrease for Incremental schedule types after upgrading to NetBackup 7.5
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH210401

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387593) NetBackup 7.5/7.6 additional tuning for Sybase to allow thread optimization
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH210414

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3349473) Replication Director for VMware Snapshots may fail if the Master Server is a Windows Clustered Master
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH212318

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3372109) NetBackup backup of DFSR data is slow.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH210794

Note: The following hotfixes for 7.6.0.1 are no longer available:

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3409704) Tech Alert: In NetBackup 7.6, a catalog backup will skip the contents of the db\images directory when it is set as a volume mount point or directory junction.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH215597

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3415800) After upgrading to 7.6.0.1/2.6.0.1, VMware backups via SAN may fail with Status 130 due to bpbkar core dump
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH214512

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387595) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.5 (through 7.5.0.6) or 7.6, the Activity Monitor displays either job status and details such as queued or active job even though details shows job has completed.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH210574

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3385162) After upgrading to Netbackup 7.5.0.6 or 7.6, bpbkar32.exe may fault on Windows 2003 clustered servers.
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH209546





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