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Netting Out NetBackup

NetBackup 7.6.0.3 (NetBackup 7.6 Maintenance Release 3) is now available!

Created: 30 Jul 2014 • Updated: 01 Aug 2014 • 8 comments
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I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup 7.6.0.3 is now Generally Available!

NetBackup 7.6.0.3 is our latest maintenance release for the NetBackup 7.6 line.  This release contains fixes to 336 issues (bringing our total over 900!) including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects. 7.6.0.2 also provides several critical security fixes and many high-demand proliferations to our customers. The significant content of this release is:

Over 200 customer-related defect fixes, including three 7.6.0.2 issues highlighted in the 7.6 Late Breaking News

Proliferations:

  • SharePoint/Exchange 2013 GRT
  • MSDP/Client Dedupe for Windows 2012 R2
  • SQL 2014
  • VDDK 5.5 U1

Features:

  • NBU Support Utility Updates
  • JRE update (7u51)

To download 7.6.0.3, please visit the following page:

NetBackup 7.6.0.3 Download Links
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH217819

This is a MAINTENANCE Release for NetBackup (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can be applied on top of NetBackup 7.6 GA or 7.6.0.2.  (If you are currently running 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5 OR 7.5.0.x, you will need to upgrade to 7.6 GA before you can apply 7.6.0.3.)

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in NetBackup 7.6.0.3, please refer to these Release Notes and our updated EEB guide:

NetBackup 7.6.0.3 Release Notes
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC7221

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Emergency Engineering Binary Guide
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC6085

The NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News has also been updated to reflect newly released fixes in 7.6.0.2 for some of our highest visibility issues:

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

Bookmark the NetBackup Product Landing Page to have these links and many more useful links handy:

 http://go.symantec.com/nb

Note: The next NetBackup Appliances release (2.6.0.3) should be available next Monday, 4 August.


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Wes T. Gator's picture

How long until the appliances see the update as available?  Is there a way to force them to check?

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CRZ's picture

Shouldn't be too long after it's posted, but remember it won't be posted until Monday.


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bcunha's picture

Hi,

Is VMware VDDK 5.5.3 supported in any NBU version?

NetBackup compatibility list only mentions VDDK 5.5.1 as supported but also says "VMware updates to vSphere 4 and 5 are supported, unless otherwise noted", this is only for VMware and not the VDDK part, right?

VMware as this in the release notes:

"The VMware policy concerning backward and forward compatibility is for VDDK to support N-2 and N+1 releases. In other words, VDDK 5.5 and all of its update releases support vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0 (except new features)."

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Yes!

With VMware's recently changed backward/forward compatibliity statement (which you have helpfully already quoted in your reply), and because our documentation basically says that we're following what's in THEIR documentation, VDDK 5.5.3 should be just fine on 7.6.0.2 and above.


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Hi,

As I understand NBU 7.6.0.3 uses VDDK 5.5.1, and vmware guarantees backward and forward compability for this VDDK. 

For me it means that NBU 7.6.0.3 supports vShere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0(with all updates for example 5.5 U2).

Can you confirm this?

Best regards,
Paweł

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CRZ's picture

Yep - you have some recently updated information from VMware, I think, so you should ignore anything I guessed at way earlier in this thread and go with what they say.  :)


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Henry Cheng's picture

Where I can find the download for non-English (or simplified Chinese )version? or those patch are applicable for those non-English NBU as well?

Henry Cheng

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Hi Henry,

7.6.0.3 language packs (French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese) are here:

Symantec NetBackup™ 7.6.0.3 Language Pack provides localized user interfaces and documentation for NetBackup™ 7.6.0.3 Enterprise Server / Server on UNIX and Windows platforms.
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH223484


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