With NetBackup 7.5 now on the horizon, it's time to make sure you're aware of the coming end of support for NetBackup 6.x. It's hard to believe it will have been seven years since the NetBackup 6.0 release!
On October 3, 2012, NetBackup 6.x will reach End of Support Life (EOSL). This includes ALL 6.0 maintenance packs and 6.5 Release Updates.
The NetBackup 6.x EOSL means that in order to continue receiving NetBackup support, an upgrade to NetBackup 7.x will be necessary.
Version 18.104.22.168 is the latest available update today. (The 22.214.171.124 maintenance release is expected to see release in March. It is expected that this will be the final 7.1 update.)
In March 2012, NetBackup 7.5 GA will also be available as an upgrade path.
There is no cost to upgrade for customers with a current maintenance contract; however, you may find that additional or updated hardware is needed. Use...