Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

  • Modified Date: 2017-10-17
  1. About NetBackup 8.1
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
    4.  
      About NetBackup third-party components
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        About secure communications in NetBackup
      2.  
        Host ID to host name mapping
      3.  
        Catalog recovery with secure communications
      4.  
        Communication between a NetBackup 8.1 master server and an OpsCenter 8.1 master server
      5.  
        NetBackup requirements for inter-host communication
      6.  
        Two-way trust for adding trusted master server for Targeted Auto Image Replication
      7.  
        Secure communication between a NetBackup client in a demilitarized zone and a master server
      8.  
        Introducing NetBackup CloudCatalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
      9.  
        Faster full backups for Isilon filers using NetBackup Accelerator
      10.  
        Auto Image Replication (A.I.R.) import confirmation feature introduced to SLPs
      11.  
        Accurate licensing feature and other updates with nbdeployutil
      12.  
        NetBackup introduces a new BigData policy type
      13.  
        End-of-life for multiple NetBackup products, features, and platforms
      14.  
        NetBackup 8.1 support additions
      15.  
        NetBackup BMR functionality not supported for restoring clients with NetBackup 8.1
      16.  
        DHCP client support changes in NetBackup 8.1
      17.  
        Support has ended for the SYMCquiesce utility for Linux virtual machines
      18.  
        Several shutdown commands will be deprecated in a future release
      19.  
        Localization support added for the csconfig command
      20.  
        New minimum system requirements for NetBackup master servers
      21.  
        Upgrade considerations regarding MSDP fingerprint algorithm changes
      22.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      23.  
        SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
      24.  
        Changes to media server and SSO device configuration procedures
      25.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1
      26.  
        Changes to Amazon cloud storage server object sizes
      27.  
        Additional cloud-related enhancements
      28.  
        New options to exclude disks from VMware backups
      29.  
        Restore Virtual Machine Disks wizard for VMware
      30.  
        Support for non-ASCII characters in VMware
      31.  
        New requirements for clustered file systems, database clusters, and distributed database applications
      32.  
        Configuring the Distributed Application Restore Mapping host properties
      33.  
        Changes to policy and other configuration for SQL Server clusters and SQL Server AGs
      34.  
        Registering authorized locations used by a NetBackup database script-based policy
      35.  
        DB2 OPTIONS command update
      36.  
        Late-breaking new status codes for NetBackup 8.1
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Services cannot start or backup may fail if PBX version is not compatible with the NetBackup version
      2.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      3.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
      4.  
        A Java error can occur on AIX 7.1
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        Connection with NBAC-enabled 8.0 or earlier master server may fail
      2.  
        Host ID-to-host name mappings are not case-sensitive
      3.  
        Issues with SUSE 11 running on kernel versions later than 2.6
      4.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Memory requirements to run the NetBackup Administration Console
      2.  
        Multiple versions of the NetBackup administration interface
      3.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      4.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      5.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      6.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      7.  
        NetBackup Administration Console may encounter a core dump issue when the Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale is used on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup Accelerator operational notes
      1.  
        Accelerator version requirements for master, media, client, and media servers
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        Shared Resource Tree (SRT) creation may fail using NetBackup 8.1 as the BMR boot server on AIX and HP-UX platforms with NetBackup 8.0 and earlier clients
      2.  
        If the boot server has a base installation of Solaris 10 update 11, the creation of SRTs can fail
      3.  
        Many services on Solaris 11 print warning messages during a system boot and during BMR first boot
      4.  
        Solaris Zone recovery on Solaris 11 and newer takes time to reconfigure after a BMR restore during first boot
      5.  
        A Solaris BMR restore operation fails if the text-installer package is not present in the customized AI ISO
      6.  
        The /boot partition must be on a separate partition for a multiple device-based OS configuration
      7.  
        Multiple error messages might be displayed during the first boot after the restoration of a client with ZFS storage pools
      8.  
        BMR may not format or clear the ZFS metadata
      9.  
        Specifying the short name of the client to protect with Auto Image Replication and BMR
      10.  
        A restore task may remain in a finalized state in the disaster recovery domain even after the client restores successfully
      11.  
        IPv6 support for BMR
      12.  
        Automatic boot may fail for HP-UX after a restore
      13.  
        Prepare to Restore may not work for a Solaris client
    7. NetBackup Cloud operational notes
      1.  
        Incorrect error message is displayed while creating a bucket using the nbcldutil utility for Amazon cloud provider
      2.  
        Network connection issues may occur when the Rackspace plug-in is used on a host running Windows Server 2008 R2 with IPv6 enabled
    8. NetBackup cluster operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup services may start on the same active node after resource failure in a Solaris cluster setup
    9. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for Exchange operational notes
        1.  
          The status of a DAG backup can be empty if the restore is initiated from a node in the DAG
        2.  
          User-initiated backups in a DAG environment fail if initiated from a node in the DAG that is not currently active
      2. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          SharePoint GRT restore can fail if the host names or IP addresses are not mapped with the host ID
        2.  
          Granular restores skip versioned documents or files that are checked out
        3.  
          Modified system files or ghosted files are not cataloged or restored during a site collection restore
        4.  
          Restored wiki pages may not be correct
      3. NetBackup for Oracle operational notes
        1.  
          Oracle Copilot mount path in the oradnfstab file on Windows clients must contain only ASCII characters
    10. NetBackup deduplication operational notes
      1.  
        Error message appears when you remove a trusted master server without updating the trust
      2.  
        Status code 6 message may be displayed when adding a trusted master server
      3.  
        Duplication of NDMP images may fail when NBAC is enabled
      4.  
        Additional restriction for restoring data that uses SHA-2 algorithm
    11. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
    12. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        An error may occur when restoring from an Isilon NDMP backup to alternate paths
      2.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    13. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The VM's swap files are not excluded from the backup if a volume on the VM contains multiple swap files
        2.  
          Using the NetBackup appliance to install the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
        3.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        4.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
    1.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    2.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    3.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup installation requirements
    2.  
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
    3.  
      NetBackup 8.1 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents
    2.  
      About NetBackup release notes documents
    3. About NetBackup administration documents
      1.  
        About administration of NetBackup options
      2.  
        About administration of NetBackup database agents
    4.  
      About NetBackup installation documents
    5.  
      About NetBackup configuration documents
    6.  
      About NetBackup troubleshooting documents
    7.  
      About other NetBackup documents

About the NetBackup 8.1 release

The NetBackup Release Notes document is meant to act as a snapshot of information about a version of NetBackup at the time of its release. Old information and any information that no longer applies to a release is either removed from the release notes or migrated elsewhere in the NetBackup documentation set.

See About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup.

About EEBs and release content

NetBackup 8.1 incorporates fixes to many of the known issues that affected customers in previous versions of NetBackup. Some of these fixes are associated with the customer-specific issues that have been documented in the form of Titan or Salesforce.com (SFDC) cases. Several of the customer-related fixes that were incorporated into this release were also made available as emergency engineering binaries (EEBs).

Listings of the EEBs and Etracks that document the known issues that have been fixed in NetBackup 8.1 can be found on the Veritas Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website and in the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary Guide.

See About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools.

About NetBackup appliance releases

The NetBackup appliances run a software package that includes a preconfigured version of NetBackup. When a new appliance software release is developed, the latest version of NetBackup is used as a basis on which the appliance code is built. For example, NetBackup Appliance 3.0 is based on NetBackup 8.0. This development model ensures that all applicable features, enhancements, and fixes that were released within NetBackup are included in the latest release of the appliance.

The NetBackup appliance software is released at the same time as the NetBackup release upon which it is based, or soon thereafter. If you are a NetBackup appliance customer, make sure to review the NetBackup Release Notes that correspond to the NetBackup appliance version that you plan to run.

Appliance-specific documentation is available at the following location:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002217

Table of Contents

  1. About NetBackup 8.1
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
    4.  
      About NetBackup third-party components
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        About secure communications in NetBackup
      2.  
        Host ID to host name mapping
      3.  
        Catalog recovery with secure communications
      4.  
        Communication between a NetBackup 8.1 master server and an OpsCenter 8.1 master server
      5.  
        NetBackup requirements for inter-host communication
      6.  
        Two-way trust for adding trusted master server for Targeted Auto Image Replication
      7.  
        Secure communication between a NetBackup client in a demilitarized zone and a master server
      8.  
        Introducing NetBackup CloudCatalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
      9.  
        Faster full backups for Isilon filers using NetBackup Accelerator
      10.  
        Auto Image Replication (A.I.R.) import confirmation feature introduced to SLPs
      11.  
        Accurate licensing feature and other updates with nbdeployutil
      12.  
        NetBackup introduces a new BigData policy type
      13.  
        End-of-life for multiple NetBackup products, features, and platforms
      14.  
        NetBackup 8.1 support additions
      15.  
        NetBackup BMR functionality not supported for restoring clients with NetBackup 8.1
      16.  
        DHCP client support changes in NetBackup 8.1
      17.  
        Support has ended for the SYMCquiesce utility for Linux virtual machines
      18.  
        Several shutdown commands will be deprecated in a future release
      19.  
        Localization support added for the csconfig command
      20.  
        New minimum system requirements for NetBackup master servers
      21.  
        Upgrade considerations regarding MSDP fingerprint algorithm changes
      22.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      23.  
        SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
      24.  
        Changes to media server and SSO device configuration procedures
      25.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1
      26.  
        Changes to Amazon cloud storage server object sizes
      27.  
        Additional cloud-related enhancements
      28.  
        New options to exclude disks from VMware backups
      29.  
        Restore Virtual Machine Disks wizard for VMware
      30.  
        Support for non-ASCII characters in VMware
      31.  
        New requirements for clustered file systems, database clusters, and distributed database applications
      32.  
        Configuring the Distributed Application Restore Mapping host properties
      33.  
        Changes to policy and other configuration for SQL Server clusters and SQL Server AGs
      34.  
        Registering authorized locations used by a NetBackup database script-based policy
      35.  
        DB2 OPTIONS command update
      36.  
        Late-breaking new status codes for NetBackup 8.1
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Services cannot start or backup may fail if PBX version is not compatible with the NetBackup version
      2.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      3.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
      4.  
        A Java error can occur on AIX 7.1
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        Connection with NBAC-enabled 8.0 or earlier master server may fail
      2.  
        Host ID-to-host name mappings are not case-sensitive
      3.  
        Issues with SUSE 11 running on kernel versions later than 2.6
      4.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Memory requirements to run the NetBackup Administration Console
      2.  
        Multiple versions of the NetBackup administration interface
      3.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      4.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      5.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      6.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      7.  
        NetBackup Administration Console may encounter a core dump issue when the Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale is used on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup Accelerator operational notes
      1.  
        Accelerator version requirements for master, media, client, and media servers
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        Shared Resource Tree (SRT) creation may fail using NetBackup 8.1 as the BMR boot server on AIX and HP-UX platforms with NetBackup 8.0 and earlier clients
      2.  
        If the boot server has a base installation of Solaris 10 update 11, the creation of SRTs can fail
      3.  
        Many services on Solaris 11 print warning messages during a system boot and during BMR first boot
      4.  
        Solaris Zone recovery on Solaris 11 and newer takes time to reconfigure after a BMR restore during first boot
      5.  
        A Solaris BMR restore operation fails if the text-installer package is not present in the customized AI ISO
      6.  
        The /boot partition must be on a separate partition for a multiple device-based OS configuration
      7.  
        Multiple error messages might be displayed during the first boot after the restoration of a client with ZFS storage pools
      8.  
        BMR may not format or clear the ZFS metadata
      9.  
        Specifying the short name of the client to protect with Auto Image Replication and BMR
      10.  
        A restore task may remain in a finalized state in the disaster recovery domain even after the client restores successfully
      11.  
        IPv6 support for BMR
      12.  
        Automatic boot may fail for HP-UX after a restore
      13.  
        Prepare to Restore may not work for a Solaris client
    7. NetBackup Cloud operational notes
      1.  
        Incorrect error message is displayed while creating a bucket using the nbcldutil utility for Amazon cloud provider
      2.  
        Network connection issues may occur when the Rackspace plug-in is used on a host running Windows Server 2008 R2 with IPv6 enabled
    8. NetBackup cluster operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup services may start on the same active node after resource failure in a Solaris cluster setup
    9. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for Exchange operational notes
        1.  
          The status of a DAG backup can be empty if the restore is initiated from a node in the DAG
        2.  
          User-initiated backups in a DAG environment fail if initiated from a node in the DAG that is not currently active
      2. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          SharePoint GRT restore can fail if the host names or IP addresses are not mapped with the host ID
        2.  
          Granular restores skip versioned documents or files that are checked out
        3.  
          Modified system files or ghosted files are not cataloged or restored during a site collection restore
        4.  
          Restored wiki pages may not be correct
      3. NetBackup for Oracle operational notes
        1.  
          Oracle Copilot mount path in the oradnfstab file on Windows clients must contain only ASCII characters
    10. NetBackup deduplication operational notes
      1.  
        Error message appears when you remove a trusted master server without updating the trust
      2.  
        Status code 6 message may be displayed when adding a trusted master server
      3.  
        Duplication of NDMP images may fail when NBAC is enabled
      4.  
        Additional restriction for restoring data that uses SHA-2 algorithm
    11. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
    12. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        An error may occur when restoring from an Isilon NDMP backup to alternate paths
      2.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    13. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The VM's swap files are not excluded from the backup if a volume on the VM contains multiple swap files
        2.  
          Using the NetBackup appliance to install the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
        3.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        4.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
    1.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    2.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    3.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup installation requirements
    2.  
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
    3.  
      NetBackup 8.1 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents
    2.  
      About NetBackup release notes documents
    3. About NetBackup administration documents
      1.  
        About administration of NetBackup options
      2.  
        About administration of NetBackup database agents
    4.  
      About NetBackup installation documents
    5.  
      About NetBackup configuration documents
    6.  
      About NetBackup troubleshooting documents
    7.  
      About other NetBackup documents

About the NetBackup 8.1 release

The NetBackup Release Notes document is meant to act as a snapshot of information about a version of NetBackup at the time of its release. Old information and any information that no longer applies to a release is either removed from the release notes or migrated elsewhere in the NetBackup documentation set.

See About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup.

About EEBs and release content

NetBackup 8.1 incorporates fixes to many of the known issues that affected customers in previous versions of NetBackup. Some of these fixes are associated with the customer-specific issues that have been documented in the form of Titan or Salesforce.com (SFDC) cases. Several of the customer-related fixes that were incorporated into this release were also made available as emergency engineering binaries (EEBs).

Listings of the EEBs and Etracks that document the known issues that have been fixed in NetBackup 8.1 can be found on the Veritas Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website and in the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary Guide.

See About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools.

About NetBackup appliance releases

The NetBackup appliances run a software package that includes a preconfigured version of NetBackup. When a new appliance software release is developed, the latest version of NetBackup is used as a basis on which the appliance code is built. For example, NetBackup Appliance 3.0 is based on NetBackup 8.0. This development model ensures that all applicable features, enhancements, and fixes that were released within NetBackup are included in the latest release of the appliance.

The NetBackup appliance software is released at the same time as the NetBackup release upon which it is based, or soon thereafter. If you are a NetBackup appliance customer, make sure to review the NetBackup Release Notes that correspond to the NetBackup appliance version that you plan to run.

Appliance-specific documentation is available at the following location:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002217

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