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Netting Out NetBackup

NetBackup (NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 4) and NetBackup 52x0 Appliances 2.5.1 are now available!

Created: 24 Sep 2012 • Updated: 22 Jan 2013 • 1 comment
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I'm very pleased to announce that the next Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 and Release Update for NetBackup 52x0 Appliances is now available!

NetBackup is the fourth maintenance release for NetBackup 7.5.  It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from through In addition, this release contains an additional 315 fixes (bringing the total fixes in to over 700!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

The simultaneously released NetBackup 5200/5220 Appliances 2.5.1 Release Update is the equivalent Appliance patch release to NetBackup

The significant content of NetBackup is:  

  • No new features in  However, some features that were delivered in previous maintenance releases are included:   
    • Solaris 11 master server, Bare Metal Restore server and OpsCenter Managed Server support – delivered in
    • NetBackup for VMware on SLES – delivered in
    • PureDisk seeding utility – delivered in
    • Client Direct Whole Image Mode – delivered in
    • Multi-process nbostpxy for Client Dedupe – delivered in
  • Fixes included in EVERY publicly available hotfix are included in
  • Other miscellaneous fixes across NetBackup which were not publicly released

Additional content applicable to Appliances 2.5.1 is:

  • Improved agent for proactive support
  • Support for OST 3rd party plug-ins

To download, please visit the following page: Download Links

This is a MAINTENANCE Release for NetBackup (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can ONLY be applied on top of NetBackup 7.5.  (If you are currently running 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, or 7.1.0.x, you will need to upgrade to 7.5 before you can apply

Please note that maintenance releases are CUMULATIVE - that means that contains all product fixes included in, AND  If you are currently running NetBackup 7.5, you may apply the maintenanace release without installing or  In fact, if you are still running NetBackup 7.5, we would HIGHLY encourage applying!

For Appliances, information about 2.5.1 is available here:

NetBackup 5200/5220 2.5.1 Update

The 2.5.1 Update can only be applied to an Appliance already running at version 2.5.

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in NetBackup, please refer to these Release Notes:

NetBackup Release Notes
NetBackup Appliance 2.5.1 Release Notes for NetBackup 52xx

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f25's picture

Looks cool.
What is PureDisk seeding utility?? Sounds like gardening tool :) but I suppose this is something I want to search for orphaned images etc.

Has anybody successfully installed it on Veritas Cluster on Win2008 R2 (AKA Win7Server)?

Cheers & thanks.

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