History of NetBackup
* In 1987, a backup software solution was written by a small group of engineers at Control Data for Chrysler Corporation, and later adopted by other customers of Control Data.
* In 1990, Control Data formed the Automated Workstation Backup System (AWBUS) business unit. The first version of AWBUS supported two tape drives in a single robotic carousel with the SGI IRIX operating system.
* In 1993, Control Data renamed the product to BackupPlus 1.0. (This is why many NetBackup commands have a 'bp' prefix.) Support for media Volume Management and Server Migration/Hierarchical Storage Management was added.
* In the end of 1993, the product and Control Data’s Storage Management 12-person team were acquired by Openvision. This is why, on UNIX platforms, NetBackup installs into /usr/openv. During this time, Open Vision renamed Backup Plus to NetBackup.
* On May 6, 1997 Veritas acquired Openvision, NetBackup formally became a Veritas product.
* In 2005 Symantec acquired Veritas and NetBackup became a Symantec product. Also in this year, the 30th version of NetBackup was released as NetBackup 6.0.