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NetBackup 7.1 is now available!

Created: 14 Mar 2011 • Updated: 14 Mar 2011 | 20 comments
CRZ's picture

(Crossposted from the "Netting Out NetBackup" blog)

I'm very pleased to announce the General Availability (GA) of NetBackup 7.1!

As you may have already read during the First Availability (FA), the key new features of NetBackup 7.1 include:

  • Disaster Recovery
    • AIR: Auto Image Replication
  • Virtualization
    • Linux single file restore for VMware
    • Smart Policies for VMware
  • Manageability / Ease of Use
    • Customer Experience
    • License / Inv / Deployment reporting
      • Capacity model
    • OpsCenter VBR parity
    • Audit Trails (Phase 2)
    • SLP Reporting
    • LiveUpdate- Client Major Version Upgrade
  • Deduplication
    • HPUX MSDP support
    • Oracle dedupe improvements
  • IPv6 Support
  • Supportability
    • Job flow logging improvements
    • Status Code 5 Cleanup
  • Proliferation
    • Red Hat 6
    • AIX 7
    • FT Media Server – 8Gb HBA
    • BMR Windows support of SFW5
    • Snapshot Client updates  

Your power links for NetBackup 7.1 information are:

The NetBackup Enterprise Server overview page:
 http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15143

NetBackup 7.1 Download Information:
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH153200

NetBackup 7.1 Documentation:
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH154178

NetBackup 7.1 Late Breaking News (LBN):
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH153422

NetBackup 7.x Compatibility Lists:
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH59978

EDIT: Yes, you can upgrade to 7.1 from ANY 6.x!
To assist with your upgrade, we recommend a stop at the Symantec Operations Readiness Tools page:
 https://sort.symantec.com/checklist/install

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Rajesh_s's picture

Good to hear ....

 

We already download FA software , can we use the same FA software for producation or any changes are there in GA code ?

 Rajesh 
CRZ's picture

Hi Rajesh,

FA and GA should be identical so there is no need to re-download if you downloaded during the FA period.

JHeaton's picture

7.1 is NOT available through fileconnect.  I just got off the phone with tech support, and they're saying it will be available on 3/17.

 

Is anyone able to download GA now?  Just wondering if I'm getting the run-around :)

NBU - 7.1

OS - Server 2K8R2

Riaan.Badenhorst's picture

Just checked file connect, I only see 7.0.

 

Guess this is whats called a soft-opening in the restaurant/hotel business :P

 

I am however impressed that the NetBackup documentation now finally has file names refecting the document's actual name, and not a 6 digit number!!!

Marianne's picture

Are we going to need new product serial #'s to access 7.1 downloads?

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

JHeaton's picture

I was told by Tech Support that existing serial numbers would work.

NBU - 7.1

OS - Server 2K8R2

CRZ's picture

I am told that the "7.1 Download Information" TechNote has been updated with new information, including instructions on getting into the Licensing Portal if you don't already have your upgrade notification (which sounds like it may be all of you, as the notifications are scheduled for delivery NEXT week).

7.1 Download Information
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH153200

Hope this helps - good luck!
 

JHeaton's picture

Is anyone able to access the 7.1 files yet, from fileconnect?  I just logged in, and only see the 7.0 files...

NBU - 7.1

OS - Server 2K8R2

Marianne's picture

Please check out this link in CRZ's previous post:

7.1 Download Information
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH153200

You need to logon to the Licensing Portal and request new license keys.

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

JHeaton's picture

Tried that, and got a message saying I have to call Customer Support.  Oy...

NBU - 7.1

OS - Server 2K8R2

Andy Welburn's picture

your licenses via the license portal - I had fun & games with it yesterday, but managed to get there in the end!

Zahid.Haseeb's picture

is it must that we have a notification ID to just download a patch of 7.1 ?

 

Why we are not able to download the 7.1 patch without any headach

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Marianne's picture

It is not a patch - it's a new release.

 

See details above:

7.1 Download Information
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH153200

You need to logon to the Licensing Portal and request new license keys.

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

Zahid.Haseeb's picture

Thanks for helping me. I called to Symantec Sales and they sent me email for the S.No which i used in fileconnect to download the 7.1 version (and they also send me the product serial no which is used while installation) after a few verification questions. 

One more thing to get the latest version(in my case version 7.1) we also have the support renewed so that we can get the benefit of upgrade

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baltazarb's picture

I've downloaded the split file, what is the commnad to unzip/unpack?

 

Thanks

Andy Welburn's picture

If the latter, that's in the split README that you can also download

e.g.

To join NetBackup 7.1 Windows  
-------------------------------------

1. Download all similarly prefixed image files, for example, "_zip.1of2" and "_zip.2of2".

2. Run the appropriate command to join the .zip files together:

   - On UNIX systems:
     cat "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.1of2" "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.2of2" > "NetBackup_7.1_Win.zip"

   - On Windows systems:
     copy /b "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.1of2"+"NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.2of2" "NetBackup_7.1_Win.zip"

3. Use an md5sum command to ensure that your number matches the below provided
   value.

     md5sum  NetBackup_7.1_Win.zip = 3ac2f05e7b91a0d56e8c088395ef8e1c

     Also, the "Size" value is: 1.96 GB (2,115,515,470 bytes)

   NOTE: You can download the MD5sum utilities from many sites, choose one that
   you trust.

4. After you have successfully joined the files, you are ready to uncompress the
   packages.

To unzip it you can simply right-click & "Extract All.."

Zahid.Haseeb's picture

Thanks Andy for you kind information. I also downloaded the two below files from fileconnect

1.) "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.1of2"

2.) "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.2of2"

 

But i used a 3rd party software to join both files. Thanks for your input regarding the joining procedure which is already built-in  in Windows i.e 

copy /b "NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.1of2"+"NetBackup_7.1_Win_zip.2of2" "NetBackup_7.1_Win.zip"

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Martin Villringer's picture

Hi all,

at the beginning i've also trouble to download the source but now i have found a solution how to get the software without big problems:

  • logging in your Licensing Portal Account
  • click Manage My Licenses
  • then Advanced Search
  • 1 Search after your Serial
  • View Details
  • Get Software

That will work without big problems.

Regards,

Martin

demo4119's picture

how to obtain the netbackup 7.1 upgrade for my existing nbu 7.0?

I have checked my license portal and it didnt reflect any upgrade key yet.

Zahid.Haseeb's picture

Thanks for helping me. I called to Symantec Sales and they sent me email for the S.No which i used in fileconnect to download the 7.1 version

Any comment will be appreciated. Mark as Solution if your query is resolved
__________________
Thanks in Advance
Zahid Haseeb

zahidhaseeb.wordpress.com