Maintenance Release NB_7.5.0.6.winnt.x64.Client.Win2012.exe provides support for Symantec NetBackup (tm) Client on Windows 2012 and Windows 8.

Article:TECH204661  |  Created: 2013-04-03  |  Updated: 2014-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH204661
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NB_7.5.0.6 Full Installer Package - README June 2013
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This deliverable provides support for Symantec NetBackup (tm) Client on
Windows 2012 Server and Windows 8 Client.
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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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This package is intended for only those systems that have Windows 2012 or Windows 8 installed.
All other Microsoft Windows OS versions should use the standard NetBackup  7.5.0.6 update package.


Solution



I. KNOWN ISSUES
II. NETBACKUP LIMITATIONS
III. WINDOWS 2012/8 SUPPORT AND LIMITATIONS
IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS


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I. KNOWN ISSUES
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For additional information about known issues, and the current release content that
are included in the 7.5.0.6 Maintenance Release refer to the following article on
the Symantec Support Web site:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6396


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II. NETBACKUP LIMITATIONS
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The following NetBackup limitations apply to this package:

1. This is a client-only package for all editions of Windows 8 and Windows 2012,
64-bit on AMD64/Intel 64 architecture. There is no Media Server or Master
Server support. There is no support for 32-bit OS installations.
2. This NetBackup client package is to be installed on an NTFS file system.
While the ReFS file system is supported as a backup entity, installing this
client package on ReFS is not supported.
3. This NetBackup client package is to be used with NetBackup server
environments NetBackup 7.5 GA and later.

Regarding Windows Client:
NetBackup is migrating to a simplified client name for Windows clients.
The new client selection “Windows” will be used for all supported Windows
clients, regardless of the specific Windows version of the client. In future
releases, specific Windows version choices will be eliminated. As part of this
migration, the client selection “Windows” may or may not appear in the client
selection menus. Please choose the new “Windows” menu selection if available.
If the “Windows” selection is not available, please select the specific Windows
version.

Note: If the “Windows” selection is not available when adding a Windows 8 or
Windows 2012 client, choose the Windows 7 or Windows 2008 menu selection.

Note: When choosing "Backup Selection Directives", use the Windows2008 choice for
Windows 8 or Windows 2012.

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III. WINDOWS 2012/8 SUPPORT AND LIMITATIONS
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SUPPORT - The following Windows 2012/8 support applies to this package:

1. System State and Active Directory with GRT are supported.
2. NTFS and ReFS file systems are supported. ReFS is specific to
Windows 2012 and does not apply to Windows 8.
3. DFSR is supported.
4. VSS open file backup is supported.
5. Accelerator is supported with the NTFS file system.
6. Accelerator is supported with the ReFS file system, but not with
"Change Journal" enabled.
7. NBAC is supported.
8. FlashBackup is supported with the NTFS file system, but not with ReFS.
9. VMware and Hyper-V backup and recovery are supported. VMware and Hyper-V
file recovery, DB recovery, and GRT recovery are supported.
10. Hyper-V Backup Host is supported on Windows 2012.
11. SAN Client is supported on Windows 2012.
12. Snapshot Client (SNC VSS) is supported on Windows 2012 with the NTFS file
system.
13. Replication Director (NetBackup Client RD) is supported on Windows 2012.
14. Windows 2012 Server Core option (no longer a separate OS install) is
supported.
15. Database/Application agent support is listed on the NetBackup 7.x Database
Agent Compatibility List located on the Symantec Support Web site.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH126904

LIMITATIONS - The following Windows 2012/8 limitations apply to this package:

1. BMR Client/Boot Server is not supported.
2. Client Direct/Client Side Dedupe/MSDP/PDDO are not supported.
3. Remote VSS (a new Microsoft Windows 2012 feature) is not supported.
4. The files on an NTFS deduplication volume will be backed up in full and not
in optimized form.
5. Restoring files backed up from an NTFS file system, to an ReFS file system,
is not supported. As a workaround, it is possible to restore to an NTFS file
system, remove attributes not supported by ReFS, then copy files to the ReFS
file system.
6. VMware Backup Host is not supported.
7. File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported when:
- The file originates from a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume, or
- The virtual machine is composed of VHDX file(s).
File-level recovery continues to be supported when the file originates
from an NTFS volume and the virtual machine is composed of VHD file(s).
8. Remote Admin Console is not supported on Windows 2012/8.
9. Java Windows Administration Console is not supported on Windows 2012/8.
10. LiveUpdate is not supported on Windows 2012/8 for NetBackup 7.1.0.4
to 7.5.0.6 upgrade path.


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IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before you install this package, review the following list of notes:
- This package is intended for only those computers that have
Windows 2012/8 installed.
- The package was created as a full install package, meaning that no base install
such as 7.5 GA is required.
- This package is for installation of the "NetBackup client" only. Master
and Media Server installation is not supported.
- This NetBackup client package is to be used with NetBackup server environments
NetBackup 7.5 GA and later.

 


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Installation steps:

Local Installation

Follow these instructions to install the NetBackup Client on your
computer. You may abort the installation process at any time by
pressing Cancel.

1. PC_Clnt\x64\Setup.exe to start the setup wizard.
2. Follow the prompts. You will have the option to specify local or
remote installation.
3. Refer to the Local Installation Instructions in the NetBackup for
Microsoft Windows Client Chapter in the "NetBackup
Installation Guide for Windows" for additional installation
instructions.

Remote Installation

1. PC_Clnt\x64\Setup.exe to start the setup wizard.
2. Follow the prompts. You will have the option to specify local or
remote installation.
3. Refer to the Remote Installation Instructions in the NetBackup for
Microsoft Windows Client Chapter in the "NetBackup
Installation Guide for Windows" for additional installation
instructions.

 

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V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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1. Select the 'Programs and Features' applet from the 'Control Panel.'
2. Select the 'Install/Uninstall' tab or button.
3. Select 'Symantec NetBackup Client' from the list of installed
applications.
4. Select the 'Remove' button to uninstall the NetBackup Client.


Attachments

NB_7.5.0.6.winnt.x64.Client.Win2012.exe fixes for NetBackupServer 7.5 64-bit Windows 2012 client. MD5: f12efb08ea1a20a604bcca960376b360 SHA1: 68fdca1b04e3be6f7e4e9e5ac8d501fcb4a363e2
NB_7.5.0.6.winnt.x64.Client.Win2012.exe (215.1 MBytes)


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