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NetBackup 8.1.2 / 3.1.2 HotFix - Replicated VMWare images have incorrect target expiration (Etrack 3981646)

HotFix Critical


NetBackup 8.1.2 EEB HotFix for Etrack 3981646 Replicated VMWare images have incorrect target expiration


When VMWare backup images are written to Storage Lifecycle Policy and then replicated to a remote master, the image import on the target assigns a one week retention even if the original image had a retention of one month. The result is replicated images may expire sooner than expected after being imported by the remote host.



A HotFix is available for NetBackup 8.1.2 which resolves the issue of VMWare replicated images being assigned a 1 week retention after import of replicated images.

Note: This EEB should be installed on servers running NetBackup 8.1.2 version. If a previous version of the EEB is installed on a system, remove it before applying the newer version.


Versions affected

  • NetBackup 3.1.2 (8.1.2)

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Checksum for file in zip file:

eebinstaller_3981646_1_linuxR_x86 61ef5dc312c3a70d28eb193fc80a6cdb02b4a9cf911f35679ee4162dd9f9789a


Zip File Contents:

File                Checksum       Byte count

linuxR_x86/bptm      3743443063      9022341



NBAPP_EEB_ET3981646- bac1b5460074e5f57871b708e345fdd64f4434fbcffb7b17b119df1f34b9a314


Recommended service state:

Stop all NetBackup services before applying this hotfix.

Update files

File name Description Version Platform Size

Applies to the following product releases