Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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  • Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. About NetBackup 8.1.2
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.2 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1.2 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        NetBackup 8.1.2 introduces a new web user interface
      2.  
        Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage deployment more efficiently
      3.  
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.1.2
      4.  
        Veritas offers the NetBackup Parallel Streaming Framework SDK
      5.  
        About secure communications in MSDP for Auto Image Replication
      6.  
        NetBackup 8.1.2 support additions and changes
      7.  
        VxUpdate replaces LiveUpdate
      8.  
        NetBackup no longer supports HP-UX and AIX platforms for master and media servers
      9.  
        Newer Red Hat Linux compilers used with NetBackup 8.1.2
      10.  
        Linux device persistent binding changes
      11.  
        BMR introduces secure communication support on AIX and HP-UX
      12.  
        Supported NetBackup BMR configurations based on operating system and patch release
      13.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      14.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
      15.  
        Support added for Amazon GLACIER_VAULT storage class
      16.  
        Auditing enhancements
      17.  
        NetBackup integration with Vnomic
      18.  
        NetBackup's BigData policy now protects Microsoft Azure Stack and HBase workloads
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1.2 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      2.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        The net start command does not start the NetBackup Web Management Console service
      2.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 8.1.2
      2.  
        NetBackup Administration Console does not show a failure message for incorrect CloudPoint plug-in credentials
      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 API operational notes
      1.  
        If a restarted backup or snapshot job fails, the job initiator ID no longer appears in the NetBackup Jobs API response
      2.  
        GET Policy API response may return an incorrect ScheduleType for policy schedules
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        Media restores of Solaris x86 11.2 or later clients may prompt for maintenance mode user name and password
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
      1.  
        Image clean-up may fail for Microsoft Azure workloads
    8. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          GRT backup fails for SharePoint if the SharePoint database object path exceeds the Windows maximum path limit
    9. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
      2.  
        Certain NetBackup user-defined strings must not contain non-US ASCII characters
    10. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    11. NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport operational notes
      1.  
        Unable to stop the nbftclnt process on the NetBackup client
    12. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint plug-in configuration fails with Status 109
    13. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The NetBackup web UI cannot restore a VM from a replicated backup image
        2.  
          The NetBackup web UI does not validate VMware server entries
        3.  
          NetBackup cannot use the nbd or nbdssl transport mode to connect directly to VMware IPv6 ESXi servers
        4.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        5.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
        6.  
          Virtual machine alert notification may be incorrect for the VMware policies with specific Replication Director options
  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 8.1.2 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2. About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
      1.  
        End-of-life for NetBackup supported cloud connectors
      2.  
        Scheduled deprecation of the update_clients script
  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

New features, enhancements, and changes

Table of Contents

  1. About NetBackup 8.1.2
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.2 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1.2 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        NetBackup 8.1.2 introduces a new web user interface
      2.  
        Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage deployment more efficiently
      3.  
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.1.2
      4.  
        Veritas offers the NetBackup Parallel Streaming Framework SDK
      5.  
        About secure communications in MSDP for Auto Image Replication
      6.  
        NetBackup 8.1.2 support additions and changes
      7.  
        VxUpdate replaces LiveUpdate
      8.  
        NetBackup no longer supports HP-UX and AIX platforms for master and media servers
      9.  
        Newer Red Hat Linux compilers used with NetBackup 8.1.2
      10.  
        Linux device persistent binding changes
      11.  
        BMR introduces secure communication support on AIX and HP-UX
      12.  
        Supported NetBackup BMR configurations based on operating system and patch release
      13.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      14.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
      15.  
        Support added for Amazon GLACIER_VAULT storage class
      16.  
        Auditing enhancements
      17.  
        NetBackup integration with Vnomic
      18.  
        NetBackup's BigData policy now protects Microsoft Azure Stack and HBase workloads
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1.2 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      2.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        The net start command does not start the NetBackup Web Management Console service
      2.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 8.1.2
      2.  
        NetBackup Administration Console does not show a failure message for incorrect CloudPoint plug-in credentials
      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 API operational notes
      1.  
        If a restarted backup or snapshot job fails, the job initiator ID no longer appears in the NetBackup Jobs API response
      2.  
        GET Policy API response may return an incorrect ScheduleType for policy schedules
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        Media restores of Solaris x86 11.2 or later clients may prompt for maintenance mode user name and password
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
      1.  
        Image clean-up may fail for Microsoft Azure workloads
    8. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          GRT backup fails for SharePoint if the SharePoint database object path exceeds the Windows maximum path limit
    9. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
      2.  
        Certain NetBackup user-defined strings must not contain non-US ASCII characters
    10. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    11. NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport operational notes
      1.  
        Unable to stop the nbftclnt process on the NetBackup client
    12. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint plug-in configuration fails with Status 109
    13. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The NetBackup web UI cannot restore a VM from a replicated backup image
        2.  
          The NetBackup web UI does not validate VMware server entries
        3.  
          NetBackup cannot use the nbd or nbdssl transport mode to connect directly to VMware IPv6 ESXi servers
        4.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        5.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
        6.  
          Virtual machine alert notification may be incorrect for the VMware policies with specific Replication Director options
  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 8.1.2 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2. About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
      1.  
        End-of-life for NetBackup supported cloud connectors
      2.  
        Scheduled deprecation of the update_clients script
  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

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