Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.7.3

Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.7.3

Article: 100032234
Last Published: 2019-05-06
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Product(s): NetBackup


The Late Breaking News Bulletin has been created in order to provide customers updates on Documentation and Known Issues discovered post release.

Guidelines regarding the availability of EEBs/Hotfixes for NetBackup can be found here:



Note  On May 5, 2019, NetBackup 7.7.x will reach End of Standard Support and Extended Technical Support (ETS) will be required to continue receiving support. Please contact Veritas Support to purchase ETS.

Note:  The current version of NetBackup is 8.1.  If you currently have a support subscription with Veritas, an upgrade may be available for no additional charge.  You may verify your eligibility and download the current version of NetBackup at our Entitlement site. If you have additional questions or need assistance please contact Veritas Support. Note that Extended Technical Support (ETS) will be required to receive support for all NetBackup versions 7.7.x and older. Please contact Veritas Support to purchase ETS.

Installation and Upgrade Checklist:

An Installation and Upgrade Checklist is available for NetBackup 7.7 on the SORT website to determine requirements for master, media and clients:


SORT also provides the ability to audit EEBs/Hotfixes in your environment to determine if they are resolved in a current version of NetBackup. You can access the EEB Auditor on SORT at the link below.


Known Issues: Please select the hyperlink on each topic for more information on each issue.

nbdeployutil - Overlap detection feature for NetBackup versions 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, and 8.1.1


Notification of new NetBackup alerts


Appliance Issues:
Appliance-specific issues are collected in the NetBackup 5xxx Appliance series Late Breaking News:


Installation Issues:
Please review the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal for additional information on how to perform a 7.7.3 upgrade: 


Latest Issues:

(ET 3872050 / 3962701) Alert: A potential for data loss where a backup of an NDMP filer with multiple file-directives succeeded

(ET 3941223 / 3941455) Alert: NetBackup 8.0 MSDP Pre-Fingerprint conversion EEB to remediate 8.1+ upgrade conversion performance degradation and excessive space consumption

(ET 3935542 / 3932565) Downloadable Fix alert: NetBackup Master Server Policy Execution Manager (nbpem) and Client fixes to address issues when Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes take place at midnight

(ET 3912471) Downloadable Fix alert: VTS17-004 – A Hotfix is now available for NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances

(ET 3915496) Downloadable Fix alert: Although a SQL instance is skipped, the backup completes successfully with status code 0 reported.

(ET 3913549) Downloadable Fix alert: Impact of CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3898616) Downloadable Fix: Status 156 when performing Shadow Copy Component backups on cluster passive node

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3905488) alert: Restores from non-optimized backups of NTFS Deduplication volumes may appear to succeed, but the restored data is corrupt.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3902757) alert: NetBackup VMware backups may remove existing snapshots.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890720) Downloadable Fix alert: In NetBackup 7.7.x, System State restores fail when attempted from synthetic full backups.

(ET 3890058) Downloadable Fix: A hotfix is available for OpsCenter 7.7.3 which resolves multiple issues.

This EEB contains fixes for the following issues:

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3870838) NetBackup OpsCenter report either shows client names as a numeric value, blank or merged with other values.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3875845) After Upgrading to OpsCenter 7.7.2 or 7.7.3, the VM (Virtual Machine) Data Collector Fails

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3889309) Downloadable Fix: Unable to save report in OpsCenter

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890743) Downloadable Fix: OpsCenter sends false alerts and may show false H/W status (HDD, FAN, Temperature etc.) of NetBackup Appliance on 2.7.x.

Fixed in 8.0:  (ET 3890236) Downloadable Fix: NetBackup 7.7.2 NDMP accelerated backups can fail with status 13

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890255/3893300) Downloadable Fix: Unable to edit backup window on calendar-based schedule in Java GUI.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3891282) Backups using MSDP storage can encounter long delays at the end of the job.

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