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Netbackup 7.6 First Availability program announced for October

Created: 05 Sep 2013 • Updated: 06 Sep 2013 | 6 comments
CRZ's picture

This snuck by me a few weeks ago, and it may have snuck by you as well, so I'm posting a pointer here.  (If this has already been posted on the forum....my apologies, and here it is again!)

Information on the NetBackup 7.6 First Availability (FA) program, currently scheduled to begin next month, can be found by accessing this post on the Netting Out NetBackup blog:

 https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/netbackup-76-first-availability-fa-program-announced-october

From that posting:

What are the key new features NetBackup 7.6?

  • NetBackup Accelerator support for virtual machines including applications
  • VMware Instant Recovery
  • Oracle Policy Framework
  • 3X faster backup and restore with MSDP
  • SLP windows and targeted AIR
  • Replication Director VMware, Application, and Block Array Support
  • Extensive support for Windows 2012

I have absolutely NO information about NetBackup 7.6 beyond what's in the letter, but ask away.  ;-)

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Codework's picture

CRZ, thanks for posting the information. Do you know if 7.6 will include GRT support for Exchange 2013?

Marianne's picture

@Codework - probably best to speak to Product Management via your local Symantec SE.

We were told the following:

Exchange 2013 GRT support is still in development and may not make it into the 7.6 release. 

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Rami Nasser's picture

Thanks for this post.

Do you have any information about GRT enhancement for sql,exchange and sharepoint installed on vmware!!

regards,

Marianne's picture

Everyone with 'Partner' badge next to their names should be working with Product Management via their local SE's.

As you know, any kind of documentation released to Partners at this point in time goes with Non Disclosure Agreements.

Support info and Compatility lists can only be published once product goes GA.

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Codework's picture

Thanks Marianne - much appreciated :) I will try and get in touch with PM.

Marianne's picture

Please have a look at this post by Product Manager Andreas Bechter:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/symantec-operations-readiness-tool-sort-jetzt-mit-netbackup-76-aktualisiert

Oh! One more thing:

NBU OS and DB compatibility lists have been updated with NBU 7.6 FA information.

Best to subscribe to all compatibility lists in order to receive notification of updates.

OS: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76648

DB: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH126904

 

Master Compatibility List: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH59978

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