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Where To See exact Netbackup version.

Created: 19 Jun 2013 • Updated: 19 Jun 2013 | 12 comments
Omkar P's picture
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Hello All,

I have installed NBU 7.5 on server. However on SORT the latest available NBUversion is Where can I see the same version on my server setup?

I saw registry and NBUadmin console but I am only able to see just 7.5 and not whole string. Please provice me a henp>



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mph999's picture

In the directory

<install path>\veritas\netbackup

There should be a file called version

THis contains the version of NBU installed


Regards,  Martin
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
Omkar P's picture

I checked this but still it does not contain 4 dotted version. Below are containts from my version.txt file. Forgot to mention above I am using Windows 2K8 system.

HARDWARE Windows x64
VERSION NetBackup 7.5
RELEASEDATE Wed Feb  8 01:02:24 CST 2012
mph999's picture

POssibly because you are running 7.5

My file

HARDWARE Windows x64
RELEASEDATE Sat Feb  9 21:30:19 CST 2013
Regards,  Martin
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
Omkar P's picture

Does the VERSION your registry key @ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veritas\NetBackup\CurrentVersion also contain the same as above?

Marianne's picture

Agree with Martin - your installation seems to be unpatched.

This is what my version file looks like:

HARDWARE Windows x64
RELEASEDATE Sun Sep 16 09:24:49 CDT 2012

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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Omkar P's picture

OK. Thank you everybody. I got the problem. I will install the required patch.

Jean-Pierre Bailly's picture

VERSION NetBackup 7.5 means, 7.5 with no patches.

Nicolai's picture

You can also run nbemmcmd command:

[root@ural ~]# nbemmcmd
NBEMMCMD, Version:
{shortned for clarification }

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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NathanNieman's picture

Or Open netbacup admin console click on help then about Symantec netbackup.

Version is listed there.

CRZ's picture

And finally, there's one more version (or version.txt) file which can be found in the ...\NetBackup\bin folder as well. | APPLBN | 761LBN

huanglao2002's picture

1 from GUI property->client--> client name

 you can click client name,so you can get the netbackup version.

2 from the  master server ,you can use bptestbpcd command to get client version. please pay attention version and patch_verion.

[root@redhatovocs logs]# bptestbpcd -client redhatovocs -verbose
1 0 2 -> <-
PEER_NAME = redhatovocs
HOST_NAME = redhatovocs
CLIENT_NAME = redhatovocs
VERSION = 0x07600000
PLATFORM = linuxR_x86_2.6.18
MASTER_SERVER = redhatovocs
EMM_SERVER = redhatovocs