Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Release Notes

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Product(s): Appliances (3.1)

About software release types

Veritas maintains a policy by which NetBackup can deliver various levels of releases to accommodate customer needs. The following list defines the various release types and the version number schemes that are associated with each type. The NetBackup Appliance products use these release types and number schemes.

  • A major release is the first in a series of releases. For example, 3.0. This type of release contains many new features and enhancements.

  • A minor release is a single-dot release that follows a major release. For example, 3.1. This release type contains many of the same requirements as a major release. It contains a smaller set of new features and enhancements.

  • A software release update is a double-dot release. For example, 3.1.2. This release type contains a few new features and enhancements as well as many product fixes.

  • A maintenance release update is a triple-dot release. For example, This release type is primarily comprised of a number of fixes that are developed to address issues in major, minor, and software update releases. This release type may also include a small number of new features and enhancements.