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Netting Out NetBackup

NetBackup Appliances is now available!

It's also here!
Created: 08 May 2014 • Updated: 08 May 2014
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I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup Appliances is now Generally Available!

NetBackup is the latest update for NetBackup 52xx Appliances and the equivalent Appliance patch release to NetBackup  It can be applied in an upgrade to Appliances running ANY 2.5.x or 2.6.0.x version.

This release includes all 568 fixes included in the NetBackup release, including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects.

The release also contains:

  • Customer High Impact Fixes including:
    • Network setting retained during factory reset
    • Allow eth0 configuration (was restricted in
    • No NetBackup restart with storage resize
    • Multi-stream backups for migration tool fixed
    • Clean job cancellation for migration tool
    • SNMP packages added back to allow SNMP daemons to run on Appliance
  • Support for VMware Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP)
  • Multiple Security Improvements - most notably, removal/update of all OpenSSL components potentially affected by "Heartbleed"
  • Install/Upgrade client patch size reduction and direct upgrades from 2.5.x to
  • CallHome/Supportability enhancements including:
    • Improved monitoring of BBU/SuperCap status
    • Additional CallHome data including the list of installed EEBs and NetBackup version information.
    • CallHome performance improvement through lesser round trips (increased packet size from 8KB to 256KB).
    • Disk SMART errors in the support logs for improved diagnostics

To download, please visit the following page:

NetBackup Appliance Release

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

Symantec NetBackup 52xx Appliance Release Notes - Release

The documentation pack for this release can be found here:

Complete Symantec NetBackup 52xx Appliance Documentation Set - Release

The NetBackup Appliances Late Breaking News can be found here:

NetBackup 5xxx appliance series Late Breaking News

Bookmark the NetBackup Appliances Common Topics page to have these and many more useful links handy:

Finally, more information on this release can be found by accessing the NetBackup release announcement, which is also available here on Connect: