Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.3)
  1. About NetBackup 8.3
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.3 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 8.3 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        NetBackup provides data immutability and indelibility on WORM storage devices
      2.  
        Database improvements reduce CPU load
      3.  
        OpsCenter data collectors for PureDisk and NetBackup Deduplication Appliance are no longer supported
      4.  
        OpsCenter 8.3 offers dynamic views
      5.  
        Monitoring OpsCenter performance tuning using the OpsCenter web UI
      6.  
        Enhancements to Universal Shares support
      7.  
        RBAC enhancements
      8.  
        Configure storage servers in the NetBackup web UI
      9.  
        New link to Veritas SaaS Backup site added to the NetBackup web UI
      10.  
        Notifications icon added to the NetBackup web UI
      11.  
        About policy management in the NetBackup web UI
      12.  
        Support for Single Sign-On in the NetBackup web UI
      13.  
        Configuration settings added to NetBackup web UI
      14.  
        Use NetBackup web UI to share images from an on-premises location to the cloud
      15.  
        Audit events can be exported to system logs through the NetBackup web UI
      16.  
        CALLHOME_PROXY_SERVER option for NetBackup master and media servers
      17.  
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.3
      18.  
        About NetBackup CA migration to a CA with key strength of 2048 bits and greater
      19.  
        Support for external key management service (KMS) servers
      20.  
        NetBackup 8.3 support additions and changes
      21.  
        Supported extended attributes and file types for granular restore on Linux and Windows
      22.  
        NetBackup 8.3 licensing enhancements
      23.  
        Performance improvement in the nbdeployutil utility
      24.  
        Newer SuSE Linux compilers used with NetBackup 8.3
      25.  
        Support for persistent robotic paths for Linux media servers
      26.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      27.  
        Move the NetBackup database from any btrfs file systems
      28.  
        Optional installation of Java GUI and JRE
      29.  
        Changes to user session default values
      30.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.3
      31.  
        New Asset Services APIs require conversion for Cloud assets
      32.  
        About uploading deduplicated data to the cloud using MSDP cloud
      33.  
        CloudPoint is available from the NetBackup web UI
      34.  
        Support for Nutanix Files file shares
      35.  
        Granular restore of files, folders, and volumes on cloud virtual machines
      36.  
        Update for RHV workload from NetBackup web UI
      37.  
        Database changes require migration of VMware and RHV assets
      38.  
        Build your own (BYO) support on RHEL for VMware Instant Access
      39.  
        NetBackup install now includes the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) plug-in for the Hypervisor policy
      40.  
        Enhancements and changes for the Microsoft SQL Server agent
      41.  
        Microsoft SQL Server Instant Access support
      42.  
        Microsoft SQL Server stream handler introduced
      43.  
        Support for Microsoft SQL standalone and Availability Group (AG) databases
      44.  
        Enhancements for NetBackup for Oracle
      45.  
        Oracle stream handler introduced
      46.  
        NetBackup install now includes the MongoDB plug-in
      47.  
        Changes in the legacy log folder structure
      48.  
        Bare Metal Restore enhancements
      49.  
        MSDP multi-domain support added
      50.  
        Integration of Veritas Resiliency Platform with NetBackup
      51.  
        Enhancements to NAS workloads
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.3 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        After initiating CA migration, connection errors may occur
      2.  
        If NetBackup 8.3 upgrade fails on Windows, revert to previous log folder structure
      3.  
        Native installation requirements
      4.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      5.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      6.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        Backups for workloads that use the BigData policy may fail
      2.  
        Images can be expired from NetBackup catalog even if still WORM-locked on storage
      3.  
        Errors are shown in the jobs detail when NetBackup attempts to expire images from non-WORM capable storage
      4.  
        NetBackup web server certificate renewal failure during initiation of NetBackup CA migration or upgrade
      5.  
        Microsoft Azure backup fails if the resource group name contains a period (.)
      6.  
        SLP does not retry multistreaming backup if child job fails or is canceled
      7.  
        Under unusual circumstances, SLP copies are incorrectly expired
      8.  
        Granular restores require adequate available space on target
      9.  
        Stale devices shown on the device tree
      10.  
        Temporary devices listed as file system assets
      11.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Screen resolution of 1280x1024 or higher recommended for NetBackup web UI
      2.  
        NetBackup web UI policies list may temporarily display out-of-date policy details
      3.  
        Search limitations for security events lists in the NetBackup web UI
      4.  
        Terminating a NetBackup Administration Console session from the web UI does not log the user out
      5.  
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 8.3
      6.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      7.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      8.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      9.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      10.  
        NetBackup Administration Console fails in Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale on Solaris SPARC 64-bit systems with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        After upgrading the NetBackup master server to 8.3, BMR backup jobs may report failure
      2.  
        BMR restore may take significant amount of time for formatting and volume creation step
    6. NetBackup Cloud operational notes
      1.  
        Before you configure a cloud recovery host on RHEL 8
      2.  
        Public cloud not supported with gov cloud or China region
      3.  
        Indexing not supported on instances created from AWS Marketplaces AMIs
      4.  
        Snapshots on t2.type instances created from AWS Amazon Linux AMIs are not supported
      5.  
        Consistent host snapshot might fail
      6.  
        Indexing error may occur for Micorosft Azure cloud assets
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
      1.  
        Image clean-up may fail for Microsoft Azure workloads
      2.  
        Configuring AWS plug-in with IAM role showed that the Authentication Method field is blank
      3.  
        MongoDB create snapshot job may freeze
      4.  
        Replica retention value is not honored even if it is longer than the snapshot retention value
      5.  
        Updating a cloud plug-in while a job runs causes job failure
      6.  
        Permission denied error occurs if both user and password are updated
      7.  
        Different source and target zones for Google Cloud Platform are not supported
      8.  
        Broken files system detected
    8. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server operational notes
        1.  
          Notes and restrictions for Microsoft SQL Server agent
    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 Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        HPE 3PAR array snapshot import fails with status code 4213
      2.  
        Snapshots are deleted after point-in-time rollbacks
      3.  
        Index from Snapshot operation does not populate contents of the snapshot accurately in the catalog
    12. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          VMware protection plan creation can fail when automatic scheduling and WORM storage are used
        2.  
          Media servers cannot access the virtualization server, fails with status code 200
  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 8.3 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

About the NetBackup 8.3 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 8.3 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. 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 8.3 can be found on the Veritas Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website and in the .

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 3.1 is based on NetBackup 8.1 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