PureDisk 6.5 Late Breaking News

Article:TECH64460  |  Created: 2010-01-25  |  Updated: 2010-11-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64460
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Late Breaking News (LBN) bulletin for NetBackup PureDisk 6.5. (Updated December 3rd, 2009)

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This TechNote provides late breaking information regarding NetBackup PureDisk 6.5GA and all subsequent patch updates. Symantec Corporation updates this TechNote as new customer related information pertaining to this release becomes available.

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Documentation:
PureDisk Release Update 6.5.1 Documentation Set  http://www.symantec.com/business/support/documentation.jsp?language=english&view=manuals&pid=52672


Recent Patches:

NEW: PureDisk Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle    http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/337816
PureDisk Hotfix 6.5.1.2 (published April 22, 2009)  http://support.veritas.com/docs/321606
PureDisk Hotfix 6.5.1.1 (published March 30, 2009)  http://support.veritas.com/docs/321603
PureDisk Release Update 6.5.1 (published February 12, 2009)    http://support.veritas.com/docs/319370


Known Issues:
The following issues are related to problems identified in PureDisk Release Update 6.5.1.2:

(ET1481748) MB Garbage Collection, with the parameter 'extensive cleanup' enabled, removes "delete Pos" (modtype: D) entries from the Metabase before previous versions of that file have been marked as expired.
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/320755
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/320755
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1513110) Replication now contains retry mechanism, which restarts the entire job step inside the same job, when an error occurs (e.g. network interrupt). To enable this feature: change 'maxretrycount' in the [replication] section to a value higher than 1 through 'Configuration File Templates' in the PureDisk UI. Next execute 'Push Configuration Files'.
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1542049, ET1557416) Pre-6.5.1 Data Selections still contained slow VIEWs in the Metabase. With this fix replication of these Data Selections becomes much faster.
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/323254
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1555757) Error 'Could not find parent dir' during MBImport, caused by parent directory having trailing white space.
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/313970
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1287876, ET1402477) Error 'FilesetIterator Exception occurred while evaluating' during MBImport, fixed by using prepared statements and handling NULL values properly
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308776
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1414971) Error 'portal C_7 does not exist' during MBImport
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/316202
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1486573) Replication: mode field of fake POs is incorrect, causing problems when restoring NBU export of such a directory
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1543791) Restores from a dataselection which has corruption within it complete (Success with Errors) if you use a single stream. However the same restore will fail with '[2]Invalid argument supplied for foreach()' if multiple streams are selected.
 http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/333203
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1542390) Maintenance jobs now show progress info for every 100 jobs or policy runs being removed
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1633947) URL and DNS validation fails is hostname contains an underscore
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1603599) "Memcache::connect(): Can't connect to 127.0.0.1:11211" randomly occurring
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

(ET1630596) Central Reporting: Capacity Report reports incorrect Frontend Storage
Fix downloadable via Hotfix 6.5.1.2 EEB14 Roll-up bundle

The following issues are related to problems identified in PureDisk Release Update 6.5.1:

(ET1667209 / ET1736677) A critical issue has been discovered in PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.5 and 6.5.x whereby if a backup job with multistreaming enabled aborts (for example, due to network issues), then on subsequent successful backup jobs, data is backed up but may appear to be incomplete in the GUI. This issue does not affect PDDO. Workarounds are available.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/326425

(ET1729991) A critical issue has been discovered in PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.2 - 6.5.1.2 where plain text passwords for a Storage Pool Authority (SPA) are seen in the output generated by the PDgetlogs.sh script when replication policies are configured.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/327738

(ET1557553) Time Based Data Removal Workflow removes ALL versions of data that is 'deleted on source' irrespective of time backed-up.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/321408 (RESOLVED IN 6.5.1.1)

(ET1587284) Potential data loss with PureDisk 6.5 and later versions when storage cache becomes incomplete.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/321531 (RESOLVED IN 6.5.1.2)

(ET1516784) A critical issue has been identified in PureDisk 6.2 through 6.5.1 where the version of Symantec Product Authentication Services (VxAT) utilized will write clear text passwords to the VRTSattlocal.conf file.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/320551

(ET1524685) The upgrade to PureDisk 6.5.1 resets the default Java maxheap size to 128 MB.  
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/289413 (RESOLVED IN 6.5.1.2)

(ET1458228) Specifying a replication bandwidth limiter using the OPDUP_BANDWIDTH setting only works correctly for values up to 5 MB/s. Values higher than that result in a bandwidth much lower than the requested value.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/318482

(ET1521296) Unable to configure bandwidth throttling for PDDO backups
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/322821

The following issues are related to problems identified in PureDisk Incremental Patch 6.5.0.1:  

(ET1408899) PureDisk Export to NetBackup and Restore workflow does not work if the directory or filename contains an apostrophe.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/308928 (RESOLVED IN 6.5.1)

(ET1383410) BUG REPORT: NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Policy optimized duplications to PDDO (PureDisk Deduplication Option) to
PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.5 fail after 6 hours of running with status 50 'client process aborted'.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/312335

(ET1299249) GENERAL ERROR: In some environments, PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.5.x can lose connectivity with Dell Equalogic iSCSI based /Storage volume arrays due to iscsid disconnects when under load.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/311995 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1

(ET1402507) GENERAL ERROR: When upgrading from PureDisk 6.2.2 to 6.5, a message appears stating "Can't upgrade from '6.2.2.4167', it must be between 6.2.0 and 6.2.1"
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/301523 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1

(ET1446403) BUG REPORT: PureDisk 6.5.0.1 Replication of Windows NTFS file system backups fail during polist import on the destination storagepool if the NTFS filesystem contained a space at the end and/or beginning of directory names. Additionally, 'Restore Files' from the original backup fails to display the child directories.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/313970 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1


The following issues are related to problems identified in PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.5GA:  

(ET1316686 / ET1363325) BUG REPORT: NetBackup 6.5 backups of Windows clients to PureDisk Deduplication Option (PDDO) fail with status 84 reporting 'software error'.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/306791 RESOLVED IN 6.5.0.1

(ET1400972) BUG REPORT: All of the files backed up cannot be seen selected for recovery via the Restore Files UI when one folder contains a high volume of files or changes.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/311908 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1

(ET1442803) There is a rare potential for data loss when two clients attempt to write the exact same data to the same content router simultaneously and an error occurs with either of the clients writing the data. There is a rare potential for data loss when two clients attempt to write the exact same data to the same content router simultaneously and an error occurs with either of the clients writing the data.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/313463 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1

(ET1442788 / ET1442824) A potential for data loss has been discovered when a NetBackup PureDisk content router meets or exceeds its "Low Space Threshold" and remains above this threshold. In some cases, the backup job may complete successfully (exit status 0), even though data was not completely written due to the content router being in this state.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/313465 RESOLVED IN 6.5.1




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