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NetBackup 8.1.2 / 3.1.2 Hotfix - Add NetBackup Client support for Oracle 18c and 19c backups (Etrack 3987748)



This Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) for NetBackup 8.1.2 allows support for Oracle 18c and 19c backups.


Veritas Bug ID: ET 3987748


Version: NetBackup 8.1.2


A hotfix is available for NetBackup 8.1.2 which resolves the following issue.


  • Netbackup 8.1.2 oracle_link script does not support Oracle 18c and 19c. 


This Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) for NetBackup 8.1.2 allows support for Oracle 18c and 19c backups.


Installation Notes: 
1. Shutdown the NetBackup client.
2. Confirm NetBackup is down with bpps.
3. Install the EEB.
4. Restart the NetBackup client.


Problem Description: 
Without this EEB, Unix clients must manually link the NetBackup libobk with the Oracle 18c and 19c instance, which will provide partial functionality.

Without this EEB, OIP cannot protect Oracle 18c or 19c portable databases (PDBs).


Install on:  Oracle NetBackup Client


EEB Installer instructions:


Using the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) installer


Installing EEBs on a NetBackup 52x0 / 5330 Appliance


How to install client EEB's with VxUpdate


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The formal resolution for this issue (Etrack 3987748) is included in the following release:

  • NetBackup 8.2


Recommended service state:

Stop all NetBackup services on the client before applying this hotfix.




    Zip file contents:




Checksums for all files (cksum):

File                    Checksum    Byte count

solaris_x86_10_64/oracle_link        4080547610    11394
solaris10/oracle_link            4080547610    11394
rs6000_61/oracle_link            4080547610    11394
plinuxS_4.4.21/oracle_link        4080547610    11394
plinuxR_3.10.0/oracle_link        4080547610    11394
hpia11.31/oracle_link            4080547610    11394
linuxR_x86_2.6.32/oracle_link        4080547610    11394
linuxS_x86_3.0.76/oracle_link        4080547610    11394
solaris_x86_10_64/    1649518119    3348776
solaris10/        3577045494    2433136
rs6000_61/        3943856838    5534239
plinuxS_4.4.21/        1682243636    1214680
plinuxR_3.10.0/        3194071878    1258081
hpia11.31/        465706377    7110080
linuxR_x86_2.6.32/    1912326993    1120057
linuxS_x86_3.0.76/    2175327685    1146582
AMD64/libpioracle.dll            2377280443    924672
linuxR_x86/oracle_link            4080547610    11394
linuxR_x86/        1912326993    1120057



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