Sign In
Forgot Password

Don’t have an account? Create One.

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)

Update files

File name Description Version Platform Size

Applies to the following product releases

Knowledge base


Severity There is a potential for data loss. Description VMWare images were written to a Storage Lifecycle Policy (SLP) that was configured with a retention level of 3 (1 month) on both the backup image and replicated image. However when the imag...