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NetBackup 7.1 is available!

Created: 14 Mar 2011 • Updated: 22 Jan 2013 • 10 comments
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I'm very pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of NetBackup 7.1!

As you may have already read during the First Availability (FA), the key new features of NetBackup 7.1 include:

  • Disaster Recovery
    • AIR: Auto Image Replication
  • Virtualization
    • Linux single file restore for VMware
    • Smart Policies for VMware
  • Manageability / Ease of Use
    • Customer Experience
    • License / Inv / Deployment reporting
      • Capacity model
    • OpsCenter VBR parity
    • Audit Trails (Phase 2)
    • SLP Reporting
    • LiveUpdate- Client Major Version Upgrade
  • Deduplication
    • HPUX MSDP support
    • Oracle dedupe improvements
  • IPv6 Support
  • Supportability
    • Job flow logging improvements
    • Status Code 5 Cleanup
  • Proliferation
    • Red Hat 6
    • AIX 7
    • FT Media Server – 8Gb HBA
    • BMR Windows support of SFW5
    • Snapshot Client updates  

Your power links for NetBackup 7.1 information are:

The NetBackup Enterprise Server overview page:

NetBackup 7.1 Download Information:

NetBackup 7.1 Documentation:

NetBackup 7.1 Late Breaking News (LBN):

NetBackup 7.x Compatibility Lists:

To assist with your upgrade, we recommend a stop at the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools page:

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Josef Pfeiffer's picture

Looks like a nice update :)

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JHeaton's picture

Umm.... it doesn't appear to actually be available.  Just got off the phone with tech support, and they're saying it will be available March 17th.

NBU - 7.1

OS - Server 2K8R2

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shahfar's picture

Better BMR support! great!

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jharri523's picture

where can i get a netbackup 7.1 FA download from?

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CraigV's picture

...any chance of getting trialware? I'd like to evaluate NetBackup as a replacement for the software we run in our Data Center...

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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scored_well2's picture

30 day evaluation licenses are available from your account manager. Be aware that these enable all functionality. Once purchased, you may find that some of the functionality is not available again until you purchase the relevant license keys.

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Sacha Brown's picture

Is NBU 7.1 officially out? I am not able to download it on file connect site even though renewals are up to date.

Khamatee Brown

Systems Engineer 2


Backup Exec STS| Netbackup STS

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CRZ's picture

You may need to update your license keys to get to the 7.1 section.  There are some instructions in this TechNote which may help:

7.1 Download Information

If you're still having difficulties, please head over to the NetBackup forum and read this thread:

Feel free to add a reply there if you're still having trouble as well! | APPLBN | 761LBN

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UFO's picture

If NetBackup 7.1 is here already can a company still purchase NetBackup 6.5 and support for this version?


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CRZ's picture

Hi Volo,

It sounds like you already got your answer over on the forums - great! 

For everybody else, check out this thread:

Of course, we in support always want you on the latest and greatest.  ;-) | APPLBN | 761LBN

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