Veritas Storage Exec (tm) 5.3 - Hotfix 21

Article:TECH47755  |  Created: 2007-01-09  |  Updated: 2007-01-09  |  Article URL
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Veritas Storage Exec (tm) 5.3 - Hotfix 21


Storage Exec versions to which this hotfix can be applied

This hotfix can only be applied to the following versions of Storage Exec:
Veritas Storage Exec 5.3 Build 2190 (English editions and Japanese editions)

The following issues are resolved with this hotfix
  • New File Blocking signatures for the following file types: m4p, m4v, ra, ost
  • NetApp Filer: Adding and Removing a NetApp Filer can cause the loss of configuration data and the Admin UI to close
  • NetApp Filer: File Blocking Managed Resources are removed after Hotfix 17 is applied

Files updated by this hotfix

After installing the hotfix, the attributes of the installed files will change as indicated in the table below. Note that the date and time are stored in universal time. When looking at the date and time of the files on the server where the hotfix was installed, they will be converted to local time. Use the Date and Time tool provided by Windows to determine the difference between universal time and local time

Hotfix 21 updates the following files in addition to those files updated by Hotfix 1 through 20, thus making Hotfix 21 cumulative of all hotfixes through this release. See the Related Documents section below for details on Hotfix 20
File NameFile VersionFile Size (bytes)

Note: Storage Exec Hotfix 14 changed Storage Exec functionality to address a volume by its GUID rather than its drive letter. This was done so that Storage Exec could manage a volume mounted to a folder rather than a drive letter. Since all Storage Exec hotfixes are cumulative, after installing any hotfix subsequent to Hotfix 14, Storage Exec will not function correctly if the updated files are manually replaced by the previous version, a practice typically referred to as "back rev'ing". Therefore, after installing this hotfix,  do not attempt to "back rev" the individual files in an attempt to accomplish a manual uninstallation.

Be certain to back up the Storage Exec registry: HKLM\Software\Veritas\Storage Exec

How to install this hotfix

To install this hotfix on a Microsoft Cluster Server:
Follow the steps in TechNote 279695:

For all other Storage Exec servers follow these steps:
1. Close Storage Exec if open
2. Run SE2190RHF21_283307.exe (this is the default name of this hotfix when it is downloaded from the "Download Now" link)
3. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard
4. A reboot of the system is required after installing this hotfix

Note: A prompt requesting a reboot may not be displayed, but a reboot is required.

To install this hotfix on a server which has the Storage Exec 5.3 Remote Administration Console, Remote Server Agent, or Remote Workstation Agent:
Follow the steps as outlined in TechNote 278677:

To complete a "silent installation":
Follow the steps as outlined in TechNote 279367:

How to uninstall this hotfix

Once this hotfix has been installed,  it cannot be uninstalled without uninstalling the entire Storage Exec 5.3 application.


SE2190RHF21_283307.exe (34.3 MBytes)

Supplemental Materials

DescriptionAdding and Removing a NetApp Filer can cause the loss of configuration data and the Admin UI to close

DescriptionFile Blocking MR are removed after HF17 is applied

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