Release Update NB_6.5.2.Winx64_CD.exe provides Media Server and Client platform proliferation for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 x64 platform.

Article:TECH60739  |  Created: 2008-01-03  |  Updated: 2009-01-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60739
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Release Update NB_6.5.2.Winx64_CD.exe provides Media Server and Client platform proliferation for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 x64 platform.

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 NB 6.5GA Pack NB_6.5.2 README                                       June 9, 2008
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This CD image provides support for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients  
only on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 Server Core x64 platforms, and for new
installs on Windows 2003 x64 platforms.  It also contains fixes for NetBackup
Add-on products, Database Agents, and NetBackup Encryption that are contained
in the 6.5.2 Release Update.  (If you are a Windows 2003 user and have NetBackup
currently installed, do not install this CD image, you should install the
NetBackup 6.5.2 Release Update.)
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I.    NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
        Platform Proliferations
        New Features and Enhancements
II.   KNOWN ISSUES
III.  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
IV.   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
V.    UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
VI.   CURRENT RELEASE UPDATE INDEX  
VII.  RELEASE UPDATE CONTENT
        Conventions
        Current Release Update
           NB_6.5.2.x64
        Release Update History
           NB_6.5.1.x64




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I.  NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
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This section contains subsections that describes the new UNIX and Windows
features and platform proliferations that are being released in NetBackup 6.5.2.
In addition, this section contains subsections that describe the features and  
proliferations that were released in previous NetBackup Release Updates.    

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Current Platform Proliferations:
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This release supports the following new platform proliferations.
 
+  The release adds support for the following Windows platforms.
    - NetBackup media server support for Windows 2008 X64
    - NetBackup client support for Windows 2008 X64
    - NetBackup client support for Windows 2008 X86

+  This release adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 Client on Apple and MacIntosh
  platforms.

+  This release adds support for AIX 6.1 Client on IBM platforms.

+  This release adds support for OpenAFS 1.4.4 Client on Solaris 8.

+  This release adds support for HP-UX 11.31 for NetBackup Access Control (NBAC).

+  Support has been added for the following Linux releases for SharedDisk media
  servers:
    - Redhat 4.0 Update 5 on Intel/AMD x86 and x64
    - SuSE 9 SP 3 on Intel/AMD x86 and x64
  This Linux support includes the following limitations:
    - Device mapper multipath is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      update 5 only.
    - If device mapper multipathing is configured for a LUN, LUN formatting
      using Veritas Storage Foundation is not supported.
    - EMC PowerPath with Veritas Storage Foundation is supported with Storage
      Foundation 5.0mp2rp1 and later.

+  For the new Exchange Instant Recovery feature, when using Veritas Storage
  Foundation for Windows (SFW), the minimum software level is SFW 5.0.

+  The BMR master server is now supported on following two new platforms:
  -  Windows 2003 X64 platform
  -  HP-UX 11.23 PARISC

+  This release provides support the following Qlogic HBAs for Fibre Transport
  media servers:
    - QLA2460 and QLA2462 (PCI-X)
    - QLE2460 and QLE2462 (PCI-e)

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NetBackup 6.5.1 Platform Proliferations:
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The following platform proliferations were announced in the NetBackup 6.5.1.

+  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint
  Services (WSS) 3.0 (For more information about this proliferation refer to
  the New Features subsection.)

+  Microsoft Exchange 2007 proliferations that adds mailbox, Snapshot client,
  and VCS support. (For more information about this proliferation refer to
  the New Features subsection.)

+  Added master and media server support for the Red Hat Enterprise
  Linux 5.0 Intel x64 operating system.

+  Added master and media server support for the HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
  operating system. (NBAC is not supported on this platform, in this release.)

+  Added NDMP support for HP-UX IA64, Solaris x64, and Windows 2003 x64
  operating systems.

+  Added support for 64-bit SLES 9 SP3 x86_64 as a Fibre Transport Media Server.

+  Added support for 64-bit Red Hat 4 update 5 x86_64 as a Fibre Transport Media
  Server (Note: Red Hat 4 update 3 x86_64 was supported in NetBackup 6.5 GA
  however, it did not support quad core machines).

+  Added Windows 2003 x64 Snapshot client and CLARiiON array support. This
  includes Instant Recovery (IR) for the SQL server on a Windows VSS platform.

+  Added SAN Client support for HP-UX 11.31 PA-RISC and IA-64 operating systems.


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Current New Features and Enhancements:
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This Release Update contains the following new features and enhancements.  For
more information about any new feature contained in this release, refer to the
NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates document contained in the following
TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.  

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302438

+  An enhancement has been made within Enhanced Staging to compute the
  maximum number of concurrent jobs for storage groups more precisely.
  Previously, Enhanced Staging used a hard-coded number to determine the maximum
  number of concurrent jobs for a storage group.  

+  This feature implements fast object positioning for NBBSAGetMultipleObject
  API restores. Fast object positioning improves restore performance by
  enabling XBSA to position the media server to the exact location of an
  object in an image. This enables XBSA to restore the object without having
  to read through the entire image.  

+  This release of NetBackup provides enhanced file-based checkpointing for the
  SQL Server. For example, changes to the NetBackup for SQL Server framework
  makes it possible to resume partially completed backups. In addition, you can
  use the SQL Server database to recover a database to a new location from a
  set that does not include a full database backup image. (In earlier versions,
  only those sets that included a full database backup image was supported.)  

  And finally, improvements were made that reduce the work-loss impact to the
  SQL Server database recovery by making recoveries possible through a series
  of restores rather than a monolithic restore operation.

+  Activity Monitor displays job state details
  This Release contains changes to the column layout in the Jobs
  view of the Activity Monitor. The columns are not displayed as per the layout
  preferences that you may have specified for the earlier releases.  Two new
  columns named State Details and Priority have been added to the Jobs view.
  The State Details column is displayed by default and indicates specific
  reasons why a job is queued or is not progressing.  It also lists the backup
  resource or condition for which the job is waiting.  The Priority column is
  hidden by default and indicates the current relative priority of a job to
  obtain backup resources.

+  Reverse Host Name Lookup
  The domain name system (DNS) reverse host name lookup is used to determine
  what host and domain name are indicated by a given IP address. In previous
  releases, NetBackup required that reverse host name lookup was working to
  determine that a connection to a host came from a recognizable server.

  Some administrators cannot or do not want to configure their DNS server for
  reverse host name lookup. For these environments, NetBackup now allows the
  configuration of Reverse Host Name Lookup as a master server, media server,
  or client host property in order to allow, restrict, or prohibit reverse host
  name lookup.

+  New Job Priority defaults and overrides
  In previous releases, the job priority was set only in the policy
  configuration using the Job Priority setting. The administrator was not able
  to specify a job priority for job types other than backups. In this release,
  administrators have greater flexibility and control over the priority of a
  job. In addition, administrators can set the priority of a job from multiple
  locations in the NetBackup Administration Console, from the Backup, Archive,
  and Restore client interface, and from the command line. This capability
  improves the usability and consistency of NetBackup's job priority scheme.

  This release introduces the following additions for setting and changing the
  priority of a job:
  - The ability to configure default job priorities for different job
    types in the new Default Job Priorities master server host properties.
  - The ability to dynamically change the job priority of a queued or an
    active job that waits for resources in the Activity Monitor.
  - The ability to set the priority for a media content job in the Reports
    utility.  
  - The ability to set the job priority for import, verify, and duplicate
    jobs in the Catalog utility. The ability to specify the job priority
    for restore jobs in the Backup, Archive, and Restore client interface.
  - The ability to change job priorities in the bpadm and the bp interfaces.
  - The ability to specify the job priority from the command line.

+  Data at Rest Key Management Service (KMS)
  The KMS feature is a master server-based symmetric key management service that
  manages symmetric cryptography keys for tape drives that conform to the
  T10 standard (i.e. LTO4).  

+  Multiple Copy Synthetic Backups
  The Multiple Copy Synthetic Backups feature introduces the capability to read
  remote, non-primary source images to produce a second synthetic copy in
  remote storage.

  This feature provides the following benefits:
  - This feature eliminates the bandwidth cost of copying synthetic full
    backups to another site. Instead of duplicating a local synthetic full
    backup to a remote site to produce a second copy, it is more efficient to
    produce the second copy by using data movements only at the remote site.

  - This feature provides an efficient method to establish a dual-copy disaster
    recovery scheme for NetBackup backup images.

+  AdvancedDisk storage option
  This release contains new features that enable the user to choose which machines
  can be used for restores and duplications. The following list describes the
  added capabilities that this feature offers.

  - AdvancedDisk supports storage access by more than one media server.  
  - AdvancedDisk supports specification of preferred or required media
      servers for restore and duplication operations. This new capability
      replaces the FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER option.

+  SharedDisk storage option
  The SharedDisk documentation in the Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation
  Updates document packaged with this release supercedes the SharedDisk
  documentation in the NetBackup 6.5 and 6.5.1 versions of the NetBackup
  Shared Storage Guide. The Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates
  document contained in the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web
  site. ( http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302438)

  With this release, the SharedDisk feature enables you do the following:

  - Specify preferred or required media servers for restore and duplication
    operations. This new capability replaces the FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER
    option.  This capability provides the following benefits:
     - Offloads the workload of restores from the servers that perform the
       backups.
     - Directs the duplication traffic to specific storage servers.  

  - Use either LUN masking or SCSI persistent reserve for exclusive volume
    access on the storage arrays.

+  Added SCSI persistent reservation support for SharedDisk on Redhat 4.0
  Update 5.  
 
+  Added SCSI persistent reservation support for SharedDisk on SuSE 9 SP 3.  

+  SAN Client and Fibre Transport
  The following list introduces the new features and capabilities for SAN
  client and Fibre Transport in this release.

  - You can use tape as a storage destination for the SAN Client and Fibre
    Transport feature.
  - On Solaris systems, NetBackup 6.5.2 detects the PCI bus and only allows
    ports on one bus to be used for target mode, as follows:
    - The first choice is the bus with the most 2312 target mode ports.
    - If there are no 2312 target mode ports, the bus with the most 24xx
      target mode ports is used.
    - Target mode ports on other buses are not used.
  - This release will now support the following Qlogic HBAs for Fibre
    Transport media servers:
    - QLA2460 and QLA2462 (PCI-X)
    - QLE2460 and QLE2462 (PCI-e)

+  NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange
  - Backups of the Exchange 2007 passive VSS writer. With Exchange 2007,
    Microsoft introduced a new concept for Exchange that included the mirroring
    (replicating) of Exchange databases and logs to either a local server with
    replication enabled (LCR) or to a passive node of a Microsoft cluster with
    replication enabled (CCR).  The only supported backup interface to this
    replicated data is the ¿new¿ VSS passive writer that is automatically
    installed in either of these replication models. This NetBackup feature
    allows the user to select what VSS writer is backed up from the Host
    Properties for the Client. The client seamlessly backs up and catalogs as
    if it were a local VSS backup.  

  - Exchange 2007 enhancements to consistency checks. Beginning with 6.5.2,
    NetBackup uses the Microsoft API to check the consistency of databases and
    transaction logs and to provide additional details.

    To take advantage of the Exchange 2007 consistency checks with the Microsoft
    API with a VSS off-host backup, the Exchange Management Console must be
    installed on the off-host client.

  - Ability to automatically redirect a VSS restore to the Exchange 2007
    recovery storage group (RSG).

  - Instant recovery for Exchange 2003 and later. This feature enables the
    recovery of storage groups and databases from a snapshot. These snapshots
    can also be staged to tape.

  - Additional information on the 6.5.2 version of the NetBackup for Exchange
    agent is available.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
  - Document-level restores of MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0.
  - Support for SharePoint 2007 document restore from a database backup.
  - Support for Microsoft SQL 2008.
  - Support for 64-bit versions of SQL Server.
  - Additional information on the 6.5.2 version of the NetBackup for SharePoint
    Portal Server agent is available.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server
  - Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
  - Support for the backup and restore data contained in the SQL Server
    filestream data type. The filestream data type allows the user to manag
    file system data using SQL Server.  
  - SQL Server file-based checkpoint/restart.

+  NetBackup for Oracle (Support for Oracle 11g)
  NetBackup 6.5.2 supports backups and restores of Oracle 11g. This includes
  support for Oracle advanced data compression and Oracle data pump.

  For instructions on linking the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) with NetBackup,
  refer to the appropriate procedure for your platform and Oracle 9i or later
  or for Oracle 10g and later.

  The information in the Appendix "Oracle 9i and 10g Real Application Clusters"
  also applies to Oracle 11g.

+  Storage Lifecycle Policy destination configuration changes
  This release introduces several configuration changes for storage lifecycle
  policy storage destinations. The changes appear in the Storage Destination
  dialog box and are as follows:

  - The new Snapshot destination type is available when the Snapshot Client
    option is installed.  
  - The Alternate read server selection is available only for duplication
    destinations.  
  - The Preserve multiplexing option is available for multiplexed source images.  

+  Database Administration Tool for NetBackup Relational Databases
  The NetBackup relational database and Bare Metal Restore database in  
  NetBackup 6.0 and 6.5 used Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA). (Also
  known as SQL Anywhere.) NetBackup 6.0 and 6.5 included command line utilities
  to administer the databases. NetBackup 6.5.2 contains a tool that makes it
  easier for administrators to perform database administration tasks.

  The Database Administration tool for NetBackup databases is a stand-alone,
  interactive, menu-driven tool available on both UNIX and Windows:
  -  On UNIX, the tool has a menu-user interface, similar to the bpadm tool.
  -  On Windows, the tool has a graphical user interface. The tool is based on
     existing command lines.

  The tool, on both UNIX and Windows, provides a way for the administrator to
  perform many actions.  For a list of these actions and more information about
  this new feature, refer again to the NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates
  document.

+  How to configure and use NetBackup for VMware
  NetBackup for VMware provides backup and restore of the VMware virtual
  machines that run on VMware ESX servers. NetBackup for VMware takes advantage
  of VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) technology. The backup process is
  off-loaded from the ESX server to a separate host that is called the VMware
  backup proxy server.

  The NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates document contains a chapter that  
  describes this feature in detail as well as how to configure NetBackup for
  WMware.

+  Snapshot client features
  Snapshot features contained in this release of NetBackup are:
  - Storage lifecycle policies with Instant Recovery snapshots
    Instant Recovery snapshot-based backups to the types of images that
    NetBackup can manage with lifecycle policies. The Instant Recovery feature
    makes snapshots available for quick data recovery from disk. Lifecycle
    policies support a lifecycle storage plan for the storage unit copies made
    during an Instant Recovery backup.

  - NetBackup and Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
    CDP dramatically changes the data protection focus by continuously
    safeguarding all changes to important data. CDP increases the available
    recovery point granularity.

  - New disk array snapshot methods in 6.5.2
    The array snapshot methods contained in this release take advantage of
    high-speed mirroring and other snapshot capabilities that are provided by
    the arrays. The following list shows the new snapshot methods introduced in
    this release.  
      - Hitachi_CopyOnWrite
      - Hitachi_ShadowImage
      - IBM_DiskStorage_FlashCopy
      - IBM_StorageManager_FlashCopy

  - VMware raw device mode (RDM)
    VMware's raw device mapping mode (RDM) allows a VMware virtual machine to
    directly access raw physical disks. With raw device mapping, a VMware
    virtual machine can use large storage devices such as disk arrays. The
    arrays can be locally attached to the ESX server or configured on a Fibre
    Channel SAN.  

+  This release adds coexistence support for clients that utilize EMC Powerpath  
  devices.  Bare Metal Restore will not re-create or restore volumes or
  filesystems that reside on EMC Powerpath devices. The following is a summary
  of expected behaviour when backing up and restoring EMC Powerpath clients
  with Bare Metal Restore:
 
  -  During backup, the configuration that is imported will have all
     references to EMC Powerpath pseudo-device names removed and replaced
     with the first active physical disk in the EMC Powerpath configuration.  
     This is applicable for all UNIX and Linux platforms. For Windows platforms,  
     pseudo device naming convention matches to native device naming convention
     and only pseudo device entry is maintained in the configuration.
 
  -  The physical disk(s) chosen to represent the EMC Powerpath configuration
     will be "Restricted" from restoration.
 
  -  The physical disk(s) chosen to represent the EMC Powerpath configuration
     will not be allowed to be unrestricted during Dissimilar Disk Restore
    (DDR) and Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) mapping operations.
 
  -  The filesystems, volumes and volume groups (if applicable) originally
     resident on EMC Powerpath devices can be mapped to non-EMC Powerpath
     devices for restoration.
 
  -  Resources (disk groups and volume groups) originally configured on
     EMC Powerpath devices will not automatically be imported and may not be
     available in the post-restore environment. Depending on the operating
     system, Volume Manager and Host Bus Adapter (HBA) in use will determine  
     whether the resource is automatically available after restoration has  
     completed.  If the resource is not available, it will need to be either  
     imported by hand or made available via the external procedure feature of  
     BMR if automation is desired.  
 
  - For Windows platforms, Symantec¿s volume manager shipped with Storage  
    Foundation for Windows (SFW) is not supported with the EMC Powerpath  
    configured disks in this release and is planned for a future release.

+  The NBSU utility has been upgraded to include the following new features
  and capabilities. In addition, this release contains the latest version
  which is 1.2.6.
  - NBSU now detects DNS alias hostnames.
  - Hostname checks for the etc/hosts, etc/lmhosts, NIS and NISplus will now
    detect and use the associated IP addresses.
  - Enhancements were made to the nbsu.exe Windows file-property values with
    additional Symantec-specific information.

+  The release contains the following changes and enhancements to the High
  Availability Guide.  
  - Configuring the Key Management Service (KMS) for monitoring
  - Clustered media servers on Windows 2008
  - Changes to the bpclusterutil command for UNIX and Windows platforms

+  Many of the preceding features contained additional commands as well as
  new options to existing commands.  These new options and commands have been
  documented in the Commands chapter of the NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation
  Updates document.

+  The following procedure should have been included in the Veritas NetBackup
  Shared Storage Guide that was released with the NetBackup 6.5 GA.

  BasicDisk storage units and Windows UNC
 
  Beginning with the NetBackup 6.5 release, if you use Windows Universal Naming
  Convention (UNC) pathnames to specify BasicDisk storage, you must configure
  the following NetBackup services on the NetBackup media server to use the
  same credentials:
  - The NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
  - The NetBackup Client Service
 
  If the services do not use the same credentials, NetBackup marks BasicDisk
  storage units that have UNC pathnames as DOWN.
 
  To configure NetBackup services credentials
  1. In Windows, open Services in the Microsoft Management Console.  
  2. Select one of the following NetBackup services and open its Properties:
     - The NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
     - The NetBackup Client Service
  3. On the General tab, select Stop to stop the service.
  4. On the Log On tab, select This Account and then enter valid credentials.
     The credentials must allow read and write access to the storage.
  5. On the General tab, select Start to start the service.
  6. Repeat for the other service.

+  Enabling Multiple Robotic Paths for Highly Available Tape Libraries  
   
  This release contains a new feature that allows a user to enable multiple
  robotic paths to achieve high availability for NetBackup TLD type tape
  libraries. This feature enables the use of multiple paths from a single media
  server to the tape robot. For more information about this feature, refer to
  the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303942

+  A new option has been added to the Disk Group Mapping Utility dialog of the
  BMR mapping wizard.
 
  For AIX and HP-UX, the option is called Simplify volume group.
  For VxVM, the option is called Simplify disk group.
  For Solaris Volume Manager, the option is called Simplify disk set.
 
  This option is being added to the table of selection items for the dialog.
  The description of this option is as follows:
 
  Select this option to force the creation of the volume group (AIX and HP-UX),
  disk group (VxVM), or disk set (Solaris Volume Manager) and set the number of
  copies and stripes in all the mapped volumes to 1. Use this option to map all
  volumes as concatenated volumes onto a disk.

  This option is only available if you select the Automatically map volumes in
  this volume group option on this page.


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NetBackup 6.5.1 Features and Enhancements:
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This Release Update contains the following new features and enhancements.

+  For Solaris systems, you can now use SCSI persistent reservations for
  exclusive LUN access control for disk arrays used with the SharedDisk
  feature.  For more information, see the following Symantec TechNote:
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/293321

+  Added support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows
  SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0

  -  NetBackup 6.5.1 supports Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
     and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.  
     -  MOSS 2007 standalone, federated, 32-bit and 64-bit with SQL 2005 or
        SQL Express. Shared Services configuration protection is supported
        within the same farm.
     -  WSS 3.0 standalone, federated, 32-bit and 64-bit with SQL 2005 or
        SQL Express.

  -  There are additional requirements if you want to perform document-level
     restores with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and a 64-bit OS. You need to
     upgrade to Windows 2003 R2 and install the Software Development Kit (SDK)
     for SUA available from Microsoft. SUA is the Subsystem for UNIX-based
     Applications.  

  -  Document-level restores of MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 are not supported in
     NetBackup 6.5.1. This functionality will be available in a future release.

  For further information on how to use NetBackup with MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0,
  refer to the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.pport.symantec.com/docs/292586

+  The following enhancements made to the NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange:

  -  Exchange 2007 mailbox-level backups and restores

     This release supports mailbox-level backups of Exchange 2007.  This
     includes the same functionality as in previous versions of NetBackup for
     Exchange, except an additional Microsoft package is required.

     Download and install the Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and
     Collaboration Data Objects package. Version 6.05.7888 or higher is
     required.  You can find this package at the following Web site:  
         http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/

     To run mailbox backups and restores, you must create a user account for
     the NetBackup Client Service. The process is different for Exchange 2007
     than for earlier versions of Exchange. Refer to the TechNote, Continued
     support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 on the Symantec Support Web site.
         http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292587
 
  -  Exchange 2007 VSS support
     This release update supports Snapshot Client backups of Exchange 2007.
     This includes off-host backups and the selection of the VSS provider, as
     with Exchange 2003 in previous versions of NetBackup. To successfully
     perform backups using the VSS method, you must apply two hotfixes.

     -  For Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 You must apply the following
        SFW 5.0 hotfix on all systems where a Snapshot Client backup occurs.
        The hotfix can be obtained by calling Symantec Support. This hotfix
        is also included in the SFW/SFW-HA 5.0 MP1 release. See the following
        TechNote for more information.
             http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287298

     -  If you have Exchange 2007 and VxVM 5.0 and use the VSS off-host method,
        you must also apply the following hotfix.
             http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292544

  -  With Exchange 2007, NetBackup 6.5.1 supports the redirection of a VSS
     backup image to a recovery storage group (RSG) or another alternate
     storage group.  As of NetBackup 6.5.1, you can only redirect the restore
     of an entire storage group (including the RSG) if it contains only one
     database.  

     For more information on this type of restore, see the TechNote Continued
     support for Microsoft Exchange 2007.
         http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292587

  -  This release allows for off-host snapshot backups of uncommitted logs only.

  -  Support for Exchange 2007 in Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environments.
     A patch is required. See the following TechNote for more information:
         http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288625.htm

  -  In a future release the Exchange agent will support instant recovery for
     Exchange 2003 and later. This feature enables the recovery of storage
     groups and databases from a snapshot. These snapshots can also be staged
     to tape.

+  The release includes a new NetBackup for VMware that provides backup and
  restore of VMware virtual machines that run on VMware ESX servers. NetBackup
  for VMware uses the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) framework.  

  NetBackup for VMware can back up and restore individual files or the full
  virtual machine. Also supports individual file restore from full Windows
  virtual machine backups, by means of FlashBackup-Windows.  

  For additional information about this feature, see the following TechNote
  on the Symantec Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/293350.htm

+  The following enhancement was made to NetBackup Windows FlashBackup.  

  NetBackup Windows FlashBackup uses VxMS for backup (mapping) and restore of
  NTFS files.  A change was made to provide a new VxMS build that supports the
  direct retrieval of security descriptors from the NTFS Security Descriptor
  database in VxMS.

+  Additional error codes have been created for a NetBackup SharedDisk. For
  detailed information about these errors codes, refer to the following
  TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288177




==================
II.  KNOWN ISSUES
==================    
This section contains a list of known issues with this Release Update. These
issues will likely be fixed in future Release Updates for this version of
NetBackup.

+  When upgrading a media server using NetBackup LiveUpdate in environments
  that have master and media servers residing on separate domains, you must
  stop tracker.exe on the target media server or the LiveUpdate upgrade will
  fail.  

  To avoid this issue, you must ensure that the tracker.exe is not running on
  the media server prior to executing a LiveUpdate upgrade.

+  Product dependency notification for customers running Microsoft Windows
  Vista or Windows 2008 server.

  If you are protecting client (or server) systems that are running either
  Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server, you may need to install
  Microsoft hot-fix number KB952696.  If you are attempting to back up any
  protected files that have been encrypted by the operating system, NetBackup
  will not be able to back these files up.  NetBackup will report that it is
  unable to access the encrypted files and the backup will continue with all
  of the remaining files.

  NOTE:  This does not apply to NetBackup encryption. NetBackup encryption
  is separate from the file system encryption, meaning NetBackup-encrypted
  files will be backed up.  In addition, this hot-fix is not needed for any
  Windows version prior to Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server. If
  you are running Vista or Server 2008, please refer to KB952696 to see if
  this hot-fix is required for your operating system version

+  Windows 2008 can only be administered from a remote system, the user
  interface will not allow local administration.  

+  The NetBackup Administration Console for Windows is not supported on
  Windows 2008 for AMD64 platforms. If a user attempts to launch the
  NetBackup Administration Console, the following error message will
  appear:
 
    The NetBackup Administration Console cannot be started. The Windows
    based NetBackup Administration Console is not supported on this
    platform.

+  (ET1174736) This release contains a 32-bit Windows memory management
  limitation. Windows can only address 4GB of memory. If an attempt is made
  to perform a Flashbackup of volumes that are larger than 10TB, that it
  requires more than 4GB of memory to store the bitmap that needs to be
  created for the restore of single files.  To work around this issue,
  Symantec recommends that you make smaller volumes or use a UNIX Master
  server.

+  (ET1233823) There is a problem regarding backing up Windows 2008 encrypted
  files.  This is a Microsoft issue. A NetBackup fix will likely occur in a  
  future 6.5 release. For now, to avoid this issue, run NetBackup as
  Administrator and not as a Backup Operator.  

+  (ET1137932) To do NetBackup restores as a non-administrative user under NBAC
  using the Windows Backup, Archive, and Restore client console or the Windows
  Administration Console, the permissions on the following directories need to
  be set to ¿Full Control¿ for each user of the user interfaces.  
     C:
     C:

+  (ET1257102) Before you attempt to install a NetBackup Master Server on a
  Tru64 system the following things must be present on the Tru64 system:
     1. Install the latest Internationalization (I18N) patch
     2. Shared Memory Size greater than 60MB.

  If these two criteria are not met then basic Backups fail with a status 230
  and status 89 error, respectively.

+  ** (ET1220681) This issue applies to all 64- and 32-bit Windows platforms,
  using Microsoft System Provider.

  When using the Microsoft System Provider, any Instant Recovery snapshot
  backups relative to the backup used for restore that are kept online should
  remain valid after attempting a Point-in-Time rollback from any of the online
  snapshots. However, attempting a Point-in-Time rollback from any of the
  online snapshots can cause all of the other online snapshots, taken from the
  same volume to become invalid. This issue can occur when the snapshot "shadow
  copy device name" is changed after a rollback

  To avoid this issue, the user should use CopyBack to restore data from an
  online Instant Recovery Snapshot.  A fix for this issue will be included in a
  future Release Update of NetBackup 6.5.  

+  (ET1259882) NetBackup for VMware does not support a USB drive as the snapshot
  mount point on the VMware backup proxy server. This support will be added in
  a future release of NetBackup.

+  The following issues are specific to SharePoint 2007 support.

  - (ET1255700) When restoring a SharePoint WSS 2.0 site where the site is
    gone but the database still remains, the site may not be extended after a
    restore has completed successfully.  In this case, the user must extend
    the site using the SharePoint administrator user interface.

  - (ET1249811) A redirected restore is not supported with differential
    backups in this release.

  - Document-level restores will fail if the string "_Granular_" is contained
    within the document name. You can restore the document using a full
    database restore.  To avoid this issue, rename the documents that contain
    the string "_Granular_" to a name without the string "_Granular_" prior to
    performing the backing up.

+  (ET1116304) To view log messages generated by PBX exchange, use the vxlogview
  utility installed by the VRTSicsco package only. Typically, the VRTSicsco
  package is installed at "/opt/VRTSicsco" on UNIX systems and
  "<CommonProgramFiles>" on Windows systems.  It is not
  recommended to use the vxlogview utility that is installed by any other
  package because it may give errors due to a version/architecture mismatch.  

+  Configuring NOM and VxAT on the same cluster is not supported on VCS Windows.

+  (ET1250126) To perform a Point-in-Time rollback restore for an IBM DS6000
  system, you must modify a VxFI configuration file for the Windows x64
  platform.  Perform the following steps to set up and change the
  configuration file:

  1.  Install IBM VSS 3.x
  2.  Install DSCLI 5.2.2.224 at a minimum.
  3.  Add the following lines to the end of %commonprogramfiles%
      4.conf:
        [CLI_TOOL_INFO]
        "FILEPATH"="C:Files (x86)"
        (If DSCLI is installed to a different location, use that path in place
         of ¿C:Files (x86)¿)

  You can find the following TechNote on this issue on the Symantec Support
  Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302962

+  (ET1245547) While running a report for tape reports > tape lists, if you
  have a volume name or Media ID name that is less than six characters, then
  while using the command bpmedialist -ls -q -mlist -ev <volume/media name>
  -M <Master server>, the report operation will fail.  

  To resolve this issue and ensure that the report operations is successful,
  you need to include the media ID in double quotes and add enough spaces
  within the quotes to make the media ID six characters long. For example, if
  you have the media ID "AB000" which is a five character media ID, then you
  can use the command bpmedialist as follows:
 
     bpmedialist -ls -q -mlist -ev "AB000 " -M omwin1

  Since the length of the volume name is five characters, a space has been
  added, and the volume name is enclosed in double quotes. It is important that
  the media ID is in double quotes if spaces were added to make the ID six
  characters long.  

+  The following list of issues applies to AdvancedDisk.
  -  Windows Common Internet File System (CIFS) is not supported.
  -  For NFS, you must use manual mount points.
  -  Symantec recommends that you do not span backup images across volumes in
     an AdvancedDisk disk pool. File system full conditions cannot be detected
     adequately. Therefore, each disk pool should be comprised of only one
     volume.

+  The NetBackup SharedDisk option does not support Windows 2008 for media
  servers.

+  (ET1240562) NetBackup SharedDisk and Windows media servers
 
  If you use both NetBackup 6.5.2 and NetBackup 6.5 or 6.5.1 media servers
  (Windows) for SharedDisk, you must format LUNs using a 6.5 or 6.5.1 media
  server.  To avoid any LUN formatting issues, Symantec recommends that you
  upgrade all of the Windows media servers you use for SharedDisk to
  NetBackup 6.5.2.

+  (ET1052487) For SharedDisk on Windows systems, you can use either GUID
  Partition Table (GPT) or Master Boot Record (MBR) to format LUNs on Windows
  systems that support GPT.  GPT allows disks larger than 2 TB in size.
 
  However, NetBackup 6.5.1 and earlier cannot read or write disks that use GPT.
  Therefore, if you use both 6.5.1 and earlier and 6.5.2 and later for disk
  pool access, all LUNs must be formatted with MBR. MBR disks are limited to
  2TB maximum size.  

+  The NetBackup Administration Console for Windows is not supported on
  Windows 2008 for the AMD64 platform. If a user attempts to launch the
  NetBackup Administration Console, it will cause the following error message.

    The NetBackup Administration Console cannot be started. The Windows-based
    NetBackup Administration Console is not supported on this platform.

+  (ET1224679) The NetBackup Administration Console for Windows may crash when
   two instances of Administration Console are running on two separate remote
   desktop sessions on the same server. This issue rarely occurs and is not
   easily reproducible. The issue is not a regression and is outside of the
   normal scope of operations. Hence, this issue is planned to be addressed in
   a future NetBackup 6.5 Release Update.

+  (ET1238485) The NetBackup Administration Console for Windows may crash if
  the user clicks on the Activity Monitor node and then clicks on Media node.
  This issue is associated with ET1219769 and a temporary patch has been
  applied to prevent the crash. A proper fix for this issue is planned a future
  NetBackup 6.5.x Release Update.  

+  The following list of issues applies to Microsoft Exchange.
  -  Exchange 2007 Recovery Storage Group
     In NetBackup 6.5.1, the procedure to restore to the Exchange 2007 recovery
     storage group (RSG) is to specify the RSG name as the redirected
     destination. In a future release, redirection to the RSG will be automated
     and will not have to specify a name.  

  -  Launching an off-host snapshot backup from the NetBackup Client or with
     bpbackup

     If you attempt to initiate an Exchange off-host alternate client backup
     from the NetBackup Client GUI or with the bpbackup command, the backup
     fails. Instead, use the NetBackup Administration Console to initiate a
     manual backup for that Exchange policy. See the ¿Testing configuration
     settings¿ section in the NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Administrator¿s
     Guide for instructions on how to perform a manual backup.  

  -  When an Exchange backup is launched from the NetBackup Client interface
     and uses the Snapshot Client offhost backup capability, the progress log
     window does not display the usual progress messages evident when a
     scheduled backup is executed. The backup operation is not impacted by this
     lack of progress logging. If detailed progress is desired, use the
     NetBackup Administration Console to launch a manual backup operation on an
     Exchange policy. See the ¿Testing configuration zettings¿ section in the
     NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Administrator¿s Guide for instructions on
     how to perform a manual backup operation.

+  (ET125073) Attempting to restore Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Windows clients
  using Broadcom NetXtreme II network adapters that are rebranded by certain
  OEM vendors (such as HP NC373i) fails with the following error message.

  "Failed to install network driver - check WINBOM."

  For more information on how to work around this issue, refer to the following
  TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302696

+  The following items are corrections that will be made to the NetBackup 6.5
  Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Administrator's Guide at the next major release of
  NetBackup.

  In the Storage Area Network Support section of Chapter 6, Restoring Clients,
  the following text appears:

     Bare Metal Restore can restore a system that is attached to a Storage Area
     Network (SAN). On Windows, AIX, and Solaris systems, if the host bus
     adapter (HBA) drivers are available in the restore environment, BMR
     automatically restores the SAN-attached volumes. BMR does not support the
     restoration of systems with SAN attached volumes on HP-UX and Linux.

  The following text is the correct replacement text.

     Bare Metal Restore can restore a system that is attached to a Storage Area
     Network (SAN). If the host bus adapter (HBA) drivers are available in the
     restore environment then  
     -  On Solaris 10, BMR automatically restores the SAN-attached boot and
        data volumes.
     -  On Solaris 8 and Solaris 9, BMR automatically restores the SAN-attached
        data volumes.  
     -  On Windows, BMR automatically restores the SAN-attached data volumes.
     -  On AIX, BMR automatically restores the SAN-attached data volumes.
     -  On HP-UX and Linux, BMR does not support the restoration of systems
        with SAN attached volumes.

  In the Configuration Summary section of Chapter 10, Managing clients and
  configurations the following text should be added:

     Client configuration can be modified to add, change and remove a license
     key for software discovered for a protected system. The license key, which
     is added or changed, is also added to the protected system after restore
     using the configuration to which the key was added. This facility is
     available only for Veritas Storage Foundation products.

+  If you are updating a clustered NetBackup server in a VCS configuration,  
  Symantec recommends that you run the manual patch install.

+  (ET1197993) The 6.5 NetBackup Administrator¿s Guide, Volume I, incorrectly
  states that the Virtual Tape Option is necessary to create a NDMP storage
  unit.  This is incorrect.  The NetBackup for NDMP license must be installed
  on the media server in order to use a host as a NDMP storage unit.

+  (ET1239766) Some devices that have single-instance store (SIS) capabilities
  can be used as storage destinations in a storage lifecycle policy. (For
  example, PureDisk.)

  In this release, the Fixed and Capacity Managed retention types are available
  for selection for SIS devices used as duplication destinations. However, the
  Capacity Managed retention type actually behaves as a Fixed retention period
  for these devices.

  The log reflects this change in retention type behavior. In future releases,
  the Capacity Managed retention type will be available for SIS devices.

+  (ET1230073) A storage lifecycle policy can contain backup and duplication
  storage destinations. A duplication destination can be configured to have one
  of two retention types: Fixed or Capacity managed.

  When Capacity managed is selected, a Desired cache period is also configured.
  NetBackup tries to retain the image on the destination for the Desired cache
  period. Only if space is needed for new images are the capacity-managed copies
  to be expired.  However, testing has shown that for duplication destinations
  using the Capacity managed retention type, the Desired cache period is being
  overlooked.
 
  The overlooked desired cache period may allow images to become eligible for
  expiration as soon as all copies of the image have been created. The next time
  the disk reaches the high water mark, these copies may be deleted, regardless
  of the Desired cache period setting.

+  (ET1128929) Potential free space is the amount of space on a disk staging
  storage unit (DSSU) or on a lifecycle policy destination that NetBackup can
  free if extra space on the volume is needed. (Use the nbdevquery command to
  display the potential_free_space and the free_space value.) The potential free
  space value represents the total size of the image copies that are eligible
  for expiration.

  To create free space, an administrator can run the bpexpdate command to
  manually expire eligible image copies on the volume. This changes the potential
  free space into available free space.

  If nbdevquery is run after bpexpdate is used, the potential free space value
  should be reduced and the free space value should be increased. However, this
  is not the case. The nbdevquery command does not display the correct potential
  free space value until one of the following updating events occurs:

  -  In the case of DSSUs: When the high water mark or a disk-full condition is
     reached on the storage unit. The automatic expiration of eligible copies of
     staged images occurs and potential_free_space for that disk is recalculated.  

  -  For disk destinations within lifecycle policies: When a duplication job
     that writes to the disk completes, the potential_free_space value for that
     disk is recalculated.

+  (ET1128929)  Suppose a copy of an image is beyond its try-to-keep date, and
  is a candidate for removal from disk.  For instance, this copy of the image
  is counted as a part of the Potential Free Space value.  If a user uses the
  bpexpdate command to manually expire this copy of the image from disk, the
  Potential Free Space value will not be decremented to reflect the action
  taken until the whole Potential Free Space value is recalculated.  Until the
  value is recalculated, the user and NetBackup will think that there is more
  available space on the disk than there actually is.

  The Potential Free Space value is recalculated:  
     a) When the High Water Mark (HWM) condition forces a draining of the disk
        down to Low Water Mark (LWM).
     b) When an image is fully duplicated, thus being "Lifecycle complete".  

  The "Available space" is Free Space plus Potential Free Space. The file
  system increments the Free Space, but NetBackup does not decrement the
  Potential Free Space. Thus, the size of the image that was expired is
  counted twice as both Free Space and Potential Free Space.  This is the
  reason why it will look to the user and NetBackup like the disk has more
  space than there actually is.  In addition, this may cause NetBackup to
  assign jobs to the disk that have a larger total estimated size than is
  actually available.

+  The Veritas Private Branch Exchange (PBX) software is installed along with
  Veritas NetBackup 6.5.x  Depending on how NetBackup is installed, PBX may log
  messages by default to the UNIX system logs  /var/adm/messages or
  /var/adm/syslog, or to the Windows Event Log.  This can cause additional
  system logging that the system administrator may not desire.  The messages
  written to the system logs are the same as those written to the PBX logs
  (/opt/VRTSpbx/log on UNIX and <install_path>on Windows).

  To disable PBX logging to the system or event logs after NetBackup has been
  installed, enter the following commands:

  UNIX:
       cd /opt/VRTSicsco/bin
       ./vxlogcfg -a -p 50936 -o 103 -s LogToOslog=false

  Windows:
       cd <install_path>
       vxlogcfg ¿a ¿p 50936 ¿o 103 ¿s LogToOslog=false

  It should not be necessary to restart PBX for this setting to take effect.
  Any future PBX log information should no longer appear in the system logs.

  For more information about this issue or information on how to disable the
  option, refer to the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
 
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/280746
 
+  VMware NetBackup Integration Module (VNIM) not required.

  The VMware NetBackup Integration Module (VNIM) is not required for NetBackup
  for VMware. In fact, NetBackup for VMware cannot function if VNIM is
  installed.

  NOTE: If VNIM is installed, you must uninstall it before running any backups.

+  (ET1030850 ET1145680)  An issue exists for AIX platforms running a mixed
  NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) environment where NBAC is installed and
  enabled on some but not all hosts.  In this type of environment, USE_VXSS is
  set to AUTOMATIC.  There is an AIX compiler issue that causes a core dump to
  occur in a library routine.  You may observe core dumps in NetBackup daemon
  processes due to this issue.  A side effect to this issue may be that you are
  not able to log into the NetBackup-Java Administration Console after enabling
  NBAC.

+  (ET1258372) For Solaris 10 clients using the NAS_Snapshot snapshot method,
  if backup target filesystems are not mounted explicitly as NFS version 3, the
  snapshot directory on the filer volume will not be accessible through NFS as
  required to support snapshot restore. This may result in failed backups, or
  backups that appear to succeed, but are immediately expired during routine
  snapshot image validation. For Solaris 10 clients, filesystem mount commands
  should contain the following option:
-o vers=3
  For example:
       mount -F nfs -o vers=3 file1:/vol/vol2 /mnt

+  If you implemented the workaround documented TechNote 290900, you should
  remove the workaround once you have applied the NetBackup 6.5.2 patch to
  ensure proper operation of NetBackup.

+  The NetBackup Release Notes PDF that is available for download from the  
  Symantec Support Web site has been updated with the following corrections.  
  Users can download the latest version of this document at their convenience.

  -  SAN Client Platform Proliferations corrections

     -  Page 7: Original paragraph -  
        The following client platforms support the SAN client: AIX, HP-UX,
        Linux, Solaris, and Windows, and the following media server platforms
        support the SAN client: Red Hat 4 update 3 Linux x86_64 and
        Solaris 9/10 SPARC. The SAN client will be supported in this release
        with disk storage. Support for tape storage may be added in a future
        release.

        Page 7:  Corrected paragraph for NetBackup 6.5.1 -  
        The following client platforms support the SAN client: AIX, HP-UX,
        Linux, Solaris, and Windows, and the following media server platforms
        support the SAN client: RedHat 4 Update 3, RedHat 4 Update 5 and
        SLES 9 SP3 Linux x86_64 and Solaris 9/10 SPARC. The SAN client is
        supported in this release with disk storage. Support for tape storage
        may be added in a future release.

     -  Page 59, Table 2-19: Original paragraph -
        Media server     You can use the following systems for the NetBackup
                         media servers that host that are attached to the SAN:
                         -  Linux - RedHat 4.0 Update 3 X86_64 (EM64T or AMD64)
                         -  Solaris 9 and 10 (SPARC)

        Page 7:  59, Table 2-19: Corrected paragraph for NetBackup 6.5.1 -  
        Media server     You can use the following systems for the NetBackup
                         media servers that host that are attached to the SAN:
                         -  Linux - RedHat 4 Update 3, RedHat 4 Update 5,  
                            SLES 9 SP3 X86_64 (EM64T or AMD64)
                         -  Solaris 9 and 10 (SPARC)

  -  NetBackup PureDisk Deduplication Option Naming Correction
     The New Features chapter in the NetBackup 6.5 Release Notes document
     incorrectly refers to the PureDisk Deduplication Option as PureDisk Storage
     Option or PureDisk Optimization Option.  These names and the corresponding
     description have been corrected and a new updated version of the NetBackup
     Release Notes document that is available for download from the Symantec
     Support Web site.

+  On a media server (stand-alone or clustered), if the media server system
  is shutdown or a failover occurs while the media server is involved in a
  restore operation,  a
  restore operation, further restore operations involving this media server
  will not function. For more information about this issue, refer to the
  following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303970

+  (ET1267896) When performing backups using the new Pure Deduplication
  Option (PDDO) feature, Symantec suggests that users monitor their shared
  memory usage as the number of jobs increases.  The job-size throttling has
  been turned off in NetBackup 6.5.2 to allow more PDDO backups to run  
  concurrently.  Please consult your NetBackup Performance Tuning Guide for
  additional information on NetBackup tuning parameters affecting shared memory
  usage.

+  The information about which policy types that support the client encryption
  option was not included in the NetBackup 6.5 Release Notes document.  The  
  following list shows the policies types that support encryption in  
  NetBackup 6.5.  This list will be updated and placed in the Release Notes
  document at the next major release of NetBackup.

  - AFS
  - DB2
  - DataStore
  - Informix-On-BAR
  - LOTUS_NOTES
  - Microsoft Exchange
  - Microsoft SharePoint
  - Microsoft SQL-Server
  - Microsoft Windows
  - Oracle
  - SAP
  - Standard
  - Sybase

  If you use one of the following policy types, you will not be able to select
  the encryption check box in the policy attributes interface.

  - DataTools-SQL-BackTrk
  - FlashBackup
  - FlashBackup-Windows
  - NDMP
  - NetWare
  - OS/2
  - Vault

+  (ET1268273) FlashBackup incremental backups do not operate as described in
  the NetBackup 6.5 Snapshot Client Administrator¿s Guide, page 82.  

  The next revision of the Snapshot Client guide will contain information
  similar to the following:

  For FlashBackup and FlashBackup-Windows full policies, all blocks in the
  disk or raw partition (as selected in the Backup Selections tab) are backed
  up.

  For FlashBackup and FlashBackup-Windows incremental policies, complete files
  are backed up based on changes to the file Modified Time or Create Time
  since the last full or incremental backup.

  For FlashBackup-Windows Incremental policies, the Modified Time and Create
  Time changes are queried from the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) for File
  entries only (directories are skipped). Any newly created or modified files
  are backed up as complete files and corresponding directories up the tree are
  also backed up. Newly created but empty directories are not considered for
  FlashBackup-Windows incremental backups.

  Warning:  
  During FlashBackup-Windows incremental backups, jobs will complete with
  status 0 but some skipped files may occur due to limitations with the NTFS
  file system.

  The NTFS Master File Table does not update the Create Time or Modified Time
  of a file or folder when the following changes are made:
  - File or directory rename operations
  - File or directory security changes
  - File or directory attribute changes (read only, hidden, system, archive bit)

+  (ET1250777) An alternate client off-host backup of a NetBackup RealTime
  application may fail with status code 156. This failure applies to a
  snapshot-based backup to a storage unit (with or without a retained snapshot
  for Instant Recovery). This error occurs if the RealTime server's host tables
  are not correctly updated for the alternate client. As a result, NetBackup
  cannot make a RealTime TimeImage accessible to the alternate client, and the
  backup fails.

  To resolve this problem, see the following NetBackup TechNote on the Symantec
  Support Web site:
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303966

+  (ET1269244) When attempting an upgrade, if Fibre Transport clients or servers
  are discovered in the database, make sure that the appropriate services are
  running to avoid potential issues that could cause the upgrade to fail.  Use
  nbftconfig -ls and nbftconfig -lc to determine if Fibre Transport clients or
  servers are present.

+  (ET1274002) The recovery of a catalog image taken in version 6.5.2 of  
  NetBackup is NOT supported in an earlier version of NetBackup (such 6.5)
  or vice versa.

+  Cannot install NetBackup 6.5.2 to a Macintosh computer running  
  Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).  This issue affects PowerPC- and Intel-based
  machines with Mac OS X 10.5.

  NetBackup 6.5.2 is a patch release that is meant to upgrade an existing
  6.5.x installation. Attempting to locally install NetBackup 6.5 on a client
  running Mac OS X 10.5 will fail.  For more information about this issue and
  how to work-around it, refer to the following TechNote on the Symantec
  Support Web site.
       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302495

+  (ET1274335) Applicability: Cluster NetBackup with NBAC (Clustered VxAT)

  A Hot Catalog backup of clustered NetBackup with NBAC (Clustered VxAT) does
  not protect VxAT data stores correctly. Attempting to recovery VxSS data
  using the command, bprecover -r -vxss -p <PolicyName> fails to recover the
  VxSS environment.

+  (ET1278383) Exchange 6.5.2 - LCR/CCR backup support

  To ensure that the CCR client attributes are set properly for both nodes in
  the cluster, the user needs to update the Exchange client attributes for
  each node individually. Changing the attributes for the virtual CCR name
  will only affect the active node at the time of change.

+  There is an error in the Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates manual
  that was delivered with this release.  In the NetBackup for SharePoint Portal
  Server Updates chapter, page 217, the following bullet is incorrect.

     To redirect MOSS 7.0 and WSS 3.0 web applications, specify the destination
     web application name (or the URL of the destination site).

  The following is the correct version of the bullet.

     To redirect MOSS 7.0 and WSS 3.0 web applications, specify the URL of the
     destination web application for the Redirect SharePoint Resources option in
     the Restore Marked Files dialog box.




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III. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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This is an update to NetBackup/Media Manager products
with the latest fixes for Windows NT NetBackup servers.

Download instructions:
1) Download the NB_6.5.2.x64_<6 digit number>.exe file into a  
  temporary directory.

  where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

2) Extract the NB_6.5.2.x64_<6 digit number>.exe by  
  double-clicking on it.

       This will create a number of files that include:
       x64.README
       and
       Setup.exe  



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IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
=============================
Before you install, review the following list of notes:

  - When installing and uninstalling this pack, the instructions contained
    in the Online Readme always supersede the instructions contained in the
    installed version.

  - Click on the "Download Now" link, near the bottom of this document  
    prior to running the following installation procedure for this pack.

  - NetBackup Master Server is not supported on Windows 2008.

  - To install a NetBackup media server on Windows 2008 x64, use the separate
    Windows 2008 x64 CD (the separate CD installation was developed primarily
    to meet Microsoft's Works With certification standards).

  - To install a NetBackup client on Windows 2008 x64 Serve

Attachments

NB_6.5.2.Winx64_CD_304421.exe (353.6 MBytes)


Legacy ID



304421


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60739


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