Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.0)
  1. About NetBackup 9.0
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 9.0 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 9.0 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        Preventing a rogue media server after the decommissioning of a media server
      2.  
        HSTS is enabled for the web UI
      3.  
        NDMP policy management in the NetBackup web UI
      4.  
        Configure Samba users for SQL Server instant access and universal shares
      5.  
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 9.0
      6.  
        API keys support for SAML users
      7.  
        Instance groups for Oracle and nboradm command to be deprecated in a future release
      8.  
        RBAC enhancements
      9.  
        Retention Periods with end dates beyond 2038
      10.  
        New infinity value for NetBackup images affects OpsCenter custom SQL query building
      11.  
        Deprecation of BigData policy to protect Nutanix AHV VMs
      12.  
        About restore from a backup in Microsoft Azure Archive
      13.  
        Take checkpoints every __ minutes attribute support for NAS-Data-Protection policy
      14.  
        Accelerator disabled for NAS-Data-Protection policy
      15.  
        NetBackup 9.0 support additions and changes
      16.  
        Support for MongoDB 4.2
      17.  
        Support for Azure Stack with managed disks
      18.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      19.  
        Infinite expiration conversion
      20.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 9.0
      21.  
        Cloud Catalyst now removed from NetBackup
      22.  
        Support for Qumolo storage arrays
      23.  
        Support for Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) storage arrays
      24.  
        Restricted restore mode for VMware agentless restore
      25.  
        VMware agentless support for Windows User Account Control (UAC)
      26.  
        Veritas Smart Meter is now Veritas Usage Insights
      27.  
        OpsCenter Agent and deduplication functionality removed from OpsCenter after the NetBackup 9.0
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 9.0 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        After initiating CA migration, connection errors may occur
      2.  
        If NetBackup 9.0 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.  
        Starting NetBackup services may generate a warning on Solaris platforms
      2.  
        NetBackup Messaging Broker (mqbroker) not listed in services lists even if it is running
      3.  
        Backup fails with the Status Code 2074 "Disk volume is down"
      4.  
        Restore of the Root ("/") folder for NAS-Data-Protection policy fails
      5.  
        Backups for workloads that use the BigData policy may fail
      6.  
        Child backup jobs may enter a queued state for workloads that use BigData policy
      7.  
        Errors are shown in the jobs detail when NetBackup attempts to expire images from non-WORM capable storage
      8.  
        NetBackup web server certificate renewal failure during initiation of NetBackup CA migration or upgrade
      9.  
        Microsoft Azure backup fails if the resource group name contains a period (.)
      10.  
        SLP does not retry multistreaming backup if child job fails or is canceled
      11.  
        Stale devices shown on the device tree
      12.  
        Temporary devices listed as file system assets
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        Global NDMP credentials option is unavailable from the NetBackup web UI
      2.  
        Differences exist between browsers in functionality of the NetBackup web UI
      3.  
        Search limitations for security events lists in the NetBackup web UI
      4.  
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 9.0
      5.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      6.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      7.  
        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.  
        BMR boot server not supported on a NetBackup appliance or a Flex appliance
      2.  
        BMR restore may take significant amount of time for formatting and volume creation step
    6. NetBackup Cloud operational notes
      1.  
        Configuring a cloud recovery host on RHEL 8
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint CFT upgrade
      2.  
        Defunct processes continue on the CloudPoint host
      3.  
        Snapshot jobs fail due to exceptions
      4.  
        Deleted snapshots still visible in the NetBackup web UI
      5.  
        Granular restore fails if target path is deleted and recreated
      6.  
        Public cloud not supported with gov cloud or China region
      7.  
        Indexing not supported on instances created from AWS Marketplaces AMIs
      8.  
        Consistent host snapshot might fail
      9.  
        Configuring AWS plug-in with IAM role showed that the Authentication Method field is blank
      10.  
        MongoDB create snapshot job may freeze
      11.  
        Updating a cloud plug-in while a job runs causes job failure
      12.  
        Permission denied error occurs if both user and password are updated
      13.  
        Different source and target zones for Google Cloud Platform are not supported
      14.  
        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 deduplication operational notes
      1.  
        Backup jobs fail with "Storage server is down ..." for WORM storage servers in multi-domain environments
      2.  
        Backup job fails after media server with MSDP on Solaris 10 is upgraded to NetBackup 9.0
      3.  
        Configuring MSDP storage server on Solaris 10 fails
      4.  
        The ampersand character (&) not allowed in NetBackup deduplication engine credentials
    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 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
    12. 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
    13. 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 9.0 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    2.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    3.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents

About the NetBackup 9.0 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 9.0 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 9.0 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