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NetBackup 7.6 First Availability (FA) Program. October, 2013.

Created: 16 Aug 2013 • 16 comments
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Dear NetBackup Customer:

I am pleased to inform you that Symantec NetBackup 7.6 will have a First Availability (FA) program.  The FA is expected to be available in early October, 2013.  Just as with NBU 7.5, Symantec is offering the opportunity to obtain and run production-ready general availability (GA) NetBackup 7.6 as soon as it becomes available.  Through the First Availability program, you can take advantage of the latest feature capabilities that have been made available in NetBackup. 

What are the key new features NetBackup 7.6?

  • NetBackup Accelerator support for virtual machines including applications
  • VMware Instant Recovery
  • Oracle Policy Framework
  • 3X faster backup and restore with MSDP
  • SLP windows and targeted AIR
  • Replication Director VMware, Application, and Block Array Support
  • Extensive support for Windows 2012

IS THIS AN ALPHA OR BETA PROGRAM?

No.  First Availability software is production ready GA software that has passed stringent Symantec release and quality criteria.   This is not an Alpha or Beta program and we encourage and fully support FA code in production environments.  The First Availability program provides GA quality software to you as soon as it becomes available.

What is the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRST AVAILABILTY AND GENERAL AVAILABILITY?

The First Availability program allows customer access to software at the same time that it is ready to begin the GA hosting process.  The GA software will be available via FileConnect/DVD Media, this will be the same version you receive through the First Availability program and no further upgrade or action is necessary.

WHEN DOES THE FIRST AVAILABILITY PROGRAM END?

NetBackup FA code is fully supported through support.  Once the GA posting is complete on the Symantec web-site, the software and the e-mail address will be removed from the download site.

What’s Next?

Please register here if you are interested in the NetBackup 7.6 Program:

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=E473ECD54F244C5A86197A3A555A107F

If you have any additional questions then please send email to:

DL-ENG-NBU-First-Avail@symantec.com

For those who express an interest in participating, expect to hear from me again once the software is available for download.

Regards,

Larry Temple

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Ahmad AlAbbadi's picture

Hello ,

Thanks for the great news, when you say extensive support for Windows 2012, does that mean we would be able to install Netbackup server (Master or Media) on a windows 2012 server?

Regards,

Ahmad

Regards,

Ahmad AlAbbadi

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jason_qb's picture

Now NBU7.5.0.6 only support client install windows 2012. nbu7.6 can supprot Master/media on Windows 2012.

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DG-2005's picture

excellent news great to see these updates!

Supporting 7.6.0.2 running to DD4200, duplicating to 2x DD670

Handy NBU Links

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SYMAJ's picture

When can we expect the 7.6 equivalent release for the 52xx appliances ??

AJ.

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tulio.rodrigues's picture

Haverá compatibilidade com o Exchange 2013 com a função GRT?

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tulio.rodrigues's picture

There will be compatible with Exchange 2013 with GRT function?

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Adonis Manansala's picture

Hi,

Does NBU 7.6 will include support of NBU AIR for Data domain (DDBoost)?

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adminhp's picture

Hello,

Thanks for the update. Is vmware file level incremental backups (no local agent installed) supported in 7.6? Thanks

Support for vSphere 5.1 in NetBackup 7.5.0.5
NetBackup 7.5.0.5 supports backup and recovery of vSphere 5.1.
Note: vSphere 5.1 adds guest operating system support for Windows 8 and
Windows Server 2012. In 7.5.0.5, NetBackup supports recovery of the entire virtual
machine for those guest operating systems. File-level and application-level
recovery will be supported in a future release.

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JSK's picture

That's really great that 7.6 is soon going to release...I really like Netbackup and there is no other product like it, But there is nothing great in 7.6 as part of Options...

I was expecting the 7.6 might have added the Option like Commvault with regards to backup & archiving...

No need of adding OR buying another piece of Software of Module for archiving...

The data which is once you backup become your Backup copy and you can use it as Archive for FILE and Mail server...

Which I believe is great feature in commvault. And I am really expecting this to be added in the Netbackup Enterprise next MP...

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Dyneshia's picture

Is there an ETA on the relase date for 7.6 for all customers ?

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BasigDegrasia3's picture

Any New News????

Bader N. AL-Shammari

Systems Engineer

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BasigDegrasia3's picture

Any new news regarding NBU 7.6, we are now at the end of 2013.

Bader N. AL-Shammari

Systems Engineer

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just wait for 4 more days

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jason_qb's picture

Oh >>>just for 4 days.2013-12-18?publish ?

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BasigDegrasia3's picture

Today is 18-12-2013????!!!

Bader N. AL-Shammari

Systems Engineer

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Marianne's picture

NetBackup 7.6 GA Release Announcement

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH213424 

NetBackup Support assistance for installations and upgrades is available for NetBackup 7.x on the Symantec Operational Readiness Tools (SORT) website. These tools will help determine the requirements for master, media, and clients.
NetBackup SORT landing page

7.6 Late Breaking News:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199999

7.6 Upgrade Portal 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74584

7.6 Manuals:
 http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6488

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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