How to get updates for Backup Exec - Feature Pack, Service Pack, Hotfix, and Patches

How to get updates for Backup Exec - Feature Pack, Service Pack, Hotfix, and Patches

Article: 100019916
Last Published: 2022-07-19
Ratings: 8 16
Product(s): Backup Exec

Problem

How to get updates for Backup Exec (BE) - Maintenance Releases, Patch Updates and Hotfixes

Solution

Backup Exec Installation/upgrade media, updates, hot fixes, and tools can be accessed using the Veritas Downloads Center.  Backup Exec Licenses must be downloaded from the Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS) licensing portal.

Customers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Backup Exec. After an update is applied to the Backup Exec Server, the Remote Agents will need to be redeployed so that they receive the update.

Downloading Updates

Veritas recommends automatically installing updates using Veritas Update whenever possible.

Updates are released periodically. Maintenance Releases (also known as Patch Updates) are a roll up of all prior updates, patches, or hot fixes. Updates and hot fixes are normally added to Veritas Update (Backup Exec 20 and above) approximately two weeks after release in the Veritas Downloads Center. The previous updates for that Backup Exec version are removed from Veritas Update.

Updates can also be manually downloaded from the Download Center before and after being available in Veritas Update  Each Maintenance Release includes all patches and hotfixes up to the date of the Maintenance Release.

Professional Deployment Services for Backup Exec

Veritas now offers Professional Deployment Services for Backup Exec™ — the Backup Exec Installation, Migration and Upgrade Service helps you easily implement the latest version of Backup Exec. This service allows you to chose one of these options:

  • Professional installation of the current version of Backup Exec or a previous version if required.
  • Professional upgrade of the Backup Exec Server (supported versions) to the latest version of Backup Exec 
  • Professional migration of the data from an existing Backup Exec server to a new Backup Exec server

To purchase the service, contact your local software reseller or Veritas account representative today. Click here for more details. You may also reach out to Authorized Veritas Distribution Partner using following link:
http://partnernet.veritas.com/portal/faces/PartnerLocator

Useful Links

  • Looking to try out Backup Exec? Access the current version at TrialWare. This is the same software that can be download from the Veritas Downloads Center. Trialware runs for 60 days, entering a License Key will activate the product for continued use.
  • Would you like to learn more about administering Backup Exec? The Backup Exec Admin Course is a self-paced, hands-on lab with searchable PDF and access to a lab environment.
  • For information about the latest Alerts, release notifications, patches as well as known issues refer to Veritas Downloads Center.

 

Click on a Backup Exec version:

 

Veritas recommends to use Veritas Update to patch Backup Exec Automatically. The patches can also be downloaded from the links below and installed manually.

 

Backup Exec 22

Install

Released 2022-06-06.

The Updated Backup Exec 22 Installer can be accessed at:
Backup Exec 22 Download
 

Backup Exec 22 Hotfix 142019

Backup Exec 22 Hotfix 142019 Released 2022-07-18

This update will patch Backup Exec 22 (22.0.1193.0000) to Backup Exec 22 revision 1193.1109 (22.0.1193.1009)

 

Backup Exec 21

Install

Released 2020-04-06.

The Updated BE 21 Installer can be accessed at:
Backup Exec 21 Download
 

Backup Exec 21 Hotfix 304118

Backup Exec 21 Hotfix 304118   Released 2020-04-06.

This update will patch Backup Exec 21 (21.0.1200.0).to Backup Exec 21 revision 1200.1008 (21.0.1200.1008).

Backup Exec 21.1 Patch Update

Backup Exec 21 Update 1  Released 2020-09-04

Backup Exec 21.1 Download

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.0 (20.0.1.1200.0000) to Backup Exec 21.1 revision 1200.1204 (21.0.1200.1204) only.

Backup Exec 21.1 Hotfix 657517

* Critical Update

Backup Exec 21.1 Hotfix 657517 Released 2020-12-09

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.1 (21.0.1200.1204) to  Backup Exec 21.1 revision 1200.1217 (21.0.1200.1217).

Backup Exec 21.2R2 Patch Update

Backup Exec 21.2  Released 22021-03-01

Backup Exec 21.2R2 Download

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.1 (21.0.1200.1204) to  Backup Exec 21.2R2 revision 1200.1930 (21.0.1200.1930).

Backup Exec 21.3 Patch Update

Backup Exec 21 Update 3  Released 2021-09-06

Backup Exec 21.3 Download

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.0 (20.0.1.1200.0000), Backup Exec 21.1 (21.0.1200.1204), Backup Exec 21.2R2 (21.0.1200.1930) to Backup Exec 21.3 (21.0.1200.2255).

Backup Exec 21.3 Hotfix 467719

Backup Exec 21.3 Hotfix 467719 Released 2021-10-26

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.3 (21.0.1200.2255) to Backup Exec 21.3 revision (21.0.1200.2268) only.

Backup Exec 21.4 Patch Update

Backup Exec 21 Update 4 Released 2021-12-06

Backup Exec 21.4 Download

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.0 (20.0.1.1200.0000), Backup Exec 21.1 (21.0.1200.1204), Backup Exec 21.2R2 (21.0.1200.1930) and Backup Exec 21.3 (21.0.1200.2255) to Backup Exec 21.4 (21.0.1200.2536).

Backup Exec 21.4 Hotfix 215083

Backup Exec 21.4 Hotfix 215083 Released 2021-03-03

This update will patch Backup Exec 21.4 (21.0.1200.2536) to Backup Exec 21.4 revision (21.0.1200.2547) only.

 

Backup Exec 20

 

Install

Released 2017-11-06.

End of Support Life (EOSL) date 6 April 2023

The Updated BE 20 Installer can be accessed at:
Backup Exec 20 Download
 

Backup Exec 20.1 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20 Update 1  Released 2018-04-02
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000127560

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0).to Backup Exec 20.1 revision 1188.1237 (20.0.1188.1237) only.

Backup Exec 20.1 Hotfix 100042935

Backup Exec Hotfix 100042935 Released 2018-06-02
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100042935

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237) to Backup Exec 20.1 revision 1188.1244 (20.0.1188.1244)

Backup Exec 20.2 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.2 Patch Update Released 2018-08-13
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100041893

This includes fixes added in 20.1 update and Hotfix 100042935.

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237) to Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650).

Backup Exec 20.3 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.3 Patch Update Released 2018-10-23
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100041943

This includes fixes added in 20.2 update.

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237), and Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650) to Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863).

Backup Exec 20.3 Hotfix 100044342

* Critical Update

Backup Exec 20.3 Hotfix 100044342 Released 2018-11-20
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100044342

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863) to Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1865)

Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update Released 2019-05-06. http://www.veritas.com/docs/100043560

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237), Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650), and Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863) to Backup Exec 20.4 (20.0.1188.2217)

Backup Exec 20.5 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.5 Patch Update Release 2019-09-02. https://www.veritas.com/docs/100043577

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237), Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650), and Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863),  Backup Exec 20.4 (20.0.1188.2217) to Backup Exec 20.5 (20.0.1188.2496).

Backup Exec 20.6 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.6 Patch Update Release 2019-09-02. https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/downloads/update.UPD898578

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237), Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650), and Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863),  Backup Exec 20.4 (20.0.1188.2217), Backup Exec 20.5 (20.0.1188.2496) to Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2718).

Backup Exec 20.6 Hotfix 525537

Backup Exec 20.6 Hotfix 525537 Released 2020-05-08

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2718) to  Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2729).

 

Backup Exec 20.6 Hotfix 298543

* Critical Update

Backup Exec 20.6 Hotfix 298543 Released 2020-12-16

This update will patch Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2718) and Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2729) to Backup Exec 20.6 (20.0.1188.2734)

 

Backup Exec 16  

NOTE: After May 2, 2018, Backup Exec 16 and earlier versions no longer receive automatic security and quality updates via Symantec LiveUpdate.

 

Install

Released 2016-11-07.

End of Support Life (EOSL) date April 2, 2021

The Updated BE 16 Installer can be accessed at:
Download Center
 

  HF 124683 Released 2017-01-05
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000124683
Feature Pack 1 Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 1 Released 2017-04-11  * Includes fixes in HF 124683
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000116034
Post Feature Pack 1, Hotfixes HF 126393 Released 2017-05-25
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000126393
Feature Pack 2 Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 2  Released 2017-07-31  * Includes fixes in FP1 HF 124683 and 126393
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000116194
Post Feature Pack 2, Hotfixes
HF 128051 Released 2017-11-28
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100040091
HF 100043396 Released 2018-08-09
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100043396
End of Standard Support (EOSS) date April 2, 2019

 

 Backup Exec 15

Install

Released 2015-04-06.

The Updated BE 15 Installer can be accessed at:
Licensing Portal
 

Latest Feature  Pack

BE 15 revision 1180 Feature Pack 5 - Released 2016-08-01
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000100816

Post FP5, 
Hotfixes 

HF 115844 Released 2016-09-07 
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000115844

HF 116031 Released 2016-10-12 
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000116031

HF 116730 Released 2016-11-28
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000116730

HF 126145 Released 2017-04-24
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000126145


HF 232086 Released 2018-04-17
https://www.veritas.com/docs/100023647

 

Backup Exec 2014

Install

Released 2014-06-02.

The Updated BE 2014 Installer can be accessed at:
Licensing Portal
 

Latest Service Pack

BE 2014 SP2 - Released 2014-12-15 
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023641

Post SP2, Hotfixes 

HF 227745 - Released 2015-02-11
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024475

HF 116467 - Released 2016-11-17
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000116467

HF 126144 - Released 2017-05-12
https://www.veritas.com/docs/000126144



 

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