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NetBackup 6.5.6 on Windows 2008 x64

Created: 18 Aug 2010 • Updated: 25 Oct 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi guys,
I have a Windows 2008 Standard R2 x64 server that needs backing up. As this is the first Windows 2008 client I have installed, I am just checking that I just need to install the NetBackup 6.5GA x64 version first (I assume this will work on Windows 2008) and then install the 6.5.6 x64 patch.

Cheers, Colin.

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Andy Welburn's picture

List of links to the Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server 6.5.4 Release Update downloads
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/326270.htm

"...
The 6.5.4 release includes a new base install  [[my bold]] for Windows 2003/2008 x64 and new installations for NOM 64-bit proliferations.  These downloads are intended for new installations only and are not to be used for upgrading from previous releases.  Please follow the specific instructions documented in the 'To install:' section of each download.

CD Image NB_6.5.4.Winx64_CD.exe provides a media refresh to 6.5.4 for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients only on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 Server Core x64 platforms, and for new installs on Windows 2003 x64 platforms
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Marianne's picture

Agree with Andy.

Also see the following on the 6.5.6 download links:
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/351292.htm

CD Image NB_CLT_6.5.6.Win2008SC.x64.exe provides a media refresh for x64 Windows 2008 R2 Server Core clients.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/351805

Note:  For Windows 2008 R2 Support, please install the 6.5.4 x64 Windows CD Installation (below) followed by the 6.5.6 Windows x64 Release Update:

NB_6.5.4.Winx64_CD.exe provides a media refresh to 6.5.4 for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients only on Windows 2008 and for new installs on Windows 2003 x64 platforms

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J.H Is gone's picture

After you get it installed and added to a policy.
Go to the master server properties
Client Attributes and make sure you set it for VSS

I don't have to know how to spell....I work on Unix.
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