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NetBackup (NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 5) is now available!

Created: 20 Feb 2013 • Updated: 24 Jun 2013 | 24 comments
CRZ's picture

(crossposted from the Netting Out NetBackup blog)

I'm very pleased to announce that the next Maintenance Release for NetBackup 7.5 is now available!

NetBackup is the fifth maintenance release for NetBackup 7.5.  It is a cumulative release containing fixes and content from through In addition, this release contains almost 400 additional fixes (bringing the total fixes in to over 1100!) including the most commonly downloaded EEBs, several customer escalations, and internal engineering defects.

NetBackup includes the following proliferations and enhancements:

  • vSphere 5.1 Support - Consuming VDDK 5.0 U1
  • VMware backup host is now supported on the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x64
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 x64
  • Bare Metal Restore is now supported on the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
    • Oracle Linux 5.7
    • Oracle Linux 6.3
  • DB2 10.1 Support (streaming support only; snapshot backup/restore is not supported)

To download, please visit the following page:

NetBackup Download Links

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

Please note that maintenance releases are CUMULATIVE - that means that contains all product fixes included in,, AND  If you are currently running NetBackup 7.5, you may apply the maintenanace release without installing, or  In fact, if you are still running NetBackup 7.5, we would HIGHLY encourage applying!

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

NetBackup Release Notes

The NetBackup 7.5 Late Breaking News has also been updated to reflect newly released fixes in for some of our highest visibility issues:

NetBackup 7.5 Late Breaking News

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Filip Mayy Hasa's picture


 when will be available upgrade for NetBackup Appliances?

Thank you

Fabrice P.'s picture

Still no support for Windows 2012 yet, this is very disappointing...

Authorised Symantec Customer ;)

Dyneshia's picture

In addtion , - Support for NetBackup 7.x in virtual environments

has been updated.

There is a known error   during install of NetBackup HPUX PA-RISC media server.  Please see

SRP's picture

Do we have a possible date for NB for NetBackup Appliances?



CRZ's picture

I'm not authorised to mention any specific dates, but please ask me again a week from now.  wink | APPLBN | 761LBN

Marianne's picture

Chris, can you please arrange for Master Download TN to be updated?

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

CRZ's picture

We always forget that one, don't we. wink  Thanks Marianne! | APPLBN | 761LBN

Marianne's picture

I'm always here to remind you! wink

Already received notification of updated TN, thanks Chris!

PS: I need to ensure that my 'Handy NBU Links' remains relevant and up-to-date! 

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

Stanleyj's picture

Anyone recieving error 13:

3/5/2013 1:35:59 PM - Error bpbrm(pid=19594) socket read failed: errno = 104 - Connection reset by peer 
3/5/2013 1:35:59 PM - Info bpfis(pid=5968) done. status: 13: file read failed

After upgradeing to  I have what appears to be 6 machines that now will not backup.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the client, Rebooted master and media server.  Also created a brand new policy and i am still getting file read failed.

I can ping the client by name and ip from master and vice versa

Marianne's picture

SymWise was down for maintenance earlier today.

Links are working again.

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

blcsenosc's picture

Need some help with adding a media server.  Loaded Netbackup, then, now  Trying to add more storage and backup capabilites by direct backup to a new server.  Try to add as a storage unit, no luck.  Try to add as a new media server and get server name not found in NetBackupo configuration.  I have removed all old names, updated the registry, started and stopped the services and restarted.  nbemmcmd - listhosts -verbose  still shows an old server in the configuration file and I can find NO posts for fixing the configuration file other than registry entries.  I'm trying to do simple disk to disjk backup, but this is killing me!


inn_kam's picture

Kindly tell me all the Fix downloads for NetBackup 

Marianne's picture

They can be found in the LBN:  

Look for Latest Issues:  topic.

(PS: Always a good idea to subscribe to LBN TN)

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

inn_kam's picture

Thanks , thats great Link, i want that .

ok i will subscribe

Gadi's picture

Thanks. For a fresh new  installation do I need to install the 7.5 Clients, or can install directly from the clients (After I've installed and upgraded the master/media server)?. The client is on the same machine as the master/media in this case. I am asking since the client upgrade is as large as the version (Which is not the case for the media/master which is much smaller)


Stanleyj's picture

Any ideas on when 7.6 or will be released?  Server 2012, and exchange 2013 have been out for almost a  year now and no support.

Dyneshia's picture

You can subscribe to : to be alerted when it is supported.

I belive the ETA for is sometime this summer, however there has been no offical stament from Symantec as of yet.Currnelty 7.6 is out on beta.  Please go to :

manjula's picture

Hello Marianne

I am getting following error message when I try to upgrade netbackup from

my OS is Suse linux 11.2 64Bit and download netbackup client (three file and add each other as explain in doc)

error as follows

ERROR: Missing required server file in the /root/software/






But I am sure these files are exits in the directory.

Please help to resole this

Thanks in advance


manjula's picture

Hello Marianne or any one please help me.

I need to install netbackup on top of suse linux 11.2 for vmware backup

by physical netbackup server with fiber channel to storage with multipathing(2 fiber channels). and tape drive directly attach to server with fiber channel.

i sow some tech document that vmware backup host not supporting for multiparthing. Now i can't find that tec doc in web.

is there any limitations/challenges for vmware backup in the linux environment compare with MS windows?

custermer prefer linux environment

Thanks in advance