What’s new in NetBackup.

Unified data protection for any size environment.
Enterprise-class scale, performance, and extensive workload integrations.

 

Recent Updates

 

NetBackup 8.3 is a feature-rich release providing unified data protection from Edge to Core to Cloud to optimize business resiliency, recover at scale, protect any workload, and reduce risk.

 

Strengthen Ransomware Resiliency – Outsmart and prevent ransomware with hardened security, Vendor-agnostic immutability for storage utilizing NetBackup OpenStorage Technology (OST) and orchestrated rehearsals.

 

Integrations with  CloudPoint  and Veritas Resiliency Platform, VRP  –  Freedom to control cloud data protection and disaster recovery directly from NetBackup, proactively ensuring resiliency for applications across your heterogeneous environment.

 

Cloud-to-anywhere – Seamless workload and data portability in the cloud including Azure Stack to Azure Stack and Azure region-to-region—with orchestrated disaster recovery using VRP integration.

 

Expanded Workloads Support – Total control of discovery, backup, restore, and automation at scale for Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) for simplified management.

 


Other new features in NetBackup 8.3

 

Universal Shares includes new form factor support and enhanced management, now available for both appliances and BYO media servers.  

 

Instant access  for SQL Databases and BYO (build your own).

 

Expanded workload capabilities such as Microsoft SQL Self-Service.

 

MSDP direct cloud tiering and manage data in multiple buckets, storage tiers and cloud providers from a single node.

 

Image sharing in the cloud and support for Azure and S3 compatible object storage.

 

Object storage support for client-side deduplication for writing directly to cloud storage.

 

Cloud Snapshot enabling granular recovery.

 

Prior Releases

 

NetBackup 8.2

Key Features in NetBackup 8.2 – GA Release: June 28, 2019

  • Agentless VMware recovery - Granular restore of VM data without agents.
  • DR to the cloud - Orchestrate disaster recovery into AWS.
  • Enhanced backup to the cloud - Faster deduplication and dedupe to AWS Glacier.
  • Backup of snapshots - Create backup copies of supported snapshots.
  • Application-aware snapshots - Create application-consistent snapshots of Oracle, DB2.
  • NetBackup for Red Hat virtualization - Simple user experience, role-based access and APIs.
  • NetBackup for OpenStack - Parallel streaming backup of OpenStack systems
  • Two-factor authentication - More secure access to the NetBackup console.
  • Expanded REST API library - Expanded calls and support for SwaggerTM interface. 
NetBackup 8.1.2

Key Features in 8.1.2 – GA Release: Sep 17, 2018

  • New web UI – Enjoy a simple, secure, web-based user experience
  • Role-based access – Grant limited access to specific users and roles
  • VMware Instant Access – Faster, easier VM restores without agents
  • NetBackup for VMware Cloud on AWS – Protect VMware VMs in AWS
  • NetBackup for HBase – Database-aware backup of HBase systems
  • Protect cloud workloads – Orchestrate AWS, Microsoft, and Google snapshots
  • Automatic client updates – Faster and easier client software upgrades
  • Amazon Glacier Vaults – Enforce compliance controls through AWS
  • Parallel Streaming SDK – Developer kit to create 3rd party plug-ins
  • REST API libraries – Expanded calls to enable more programmatic functions
  • GDPR ready – User audit alerting flags for inspection
  • Veritas Smart Meter – Monitor usage and consumption from web portal
  • NetBackup 8.1.2 Release Notes – Learn more about the details for all features included in this release
NetBackup 8.1.1

Key Features in 8.1.1 – GA Release: Feb 16, 2018

  • AWS Glacier cloud connector – Utilize inexpensive cloud storage for backup and long term retention
  • Alibaba cloud connector – Store backup data within the Alibaba cloud
  • NetBackup for PostgreSQL – Database-aware backup of PostgreSQL databases
  • NetBackup for SQLite – Database-aware backup of SQLite databases
  • NetBackup for MariaDB – Database-aware backup of MariaDB databases
  • Enhanced Deduplication – Choose fixed or variable length segmentation to optimize performance
  • Integration with Veritas CloudPoint – Orchestrate snapshots from 3PAR, HDS, EMC, and Pure
  • NetBackup RestAPI – RESTful API allows customized UX and integration with 3rd party applications
  • NetBackup 8.1.1 Release Notes – Learn more about the details of all the features included in this release
NetBackup 8.1

Key Features in 8.1 - GA Release: Sep 26, 2017

  • NetBackup CloudCatalyst – Faster, storage-efficient backups to the cloud with deduplication
  • NetBackup Parallel Streaming – Faster, scale-out backups for Big Data and Hyperconverged clusters
  • NetBackup for Hadoop/HDFS – Parallel, scale-out backups of Hadoop/HDFS clusters
  • NetBackup for Nutanix – Parallel, scale-out backups of Nutanix clusters
  • NetBackup for MySQL – Database-aware backup of MySQL databases
  • Granular VMware backup and recovery – Select virtual drives with a new recovery UI
  • Instant Recovery for Oracle – Access Oracle databases directly from NetBackup Appliance storage
  • NetBackup Accelerator for Dell EMC Isilon – Up to 50% faster NDMP backups for Isilon filers
  • Easier Deployment – Deployment templates and native packaging for all clients
  • Hardened Security – Secure communications and improved encryption options for MSDP storage
  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance – Deploy into existing virtual environments, including data centers and remote offices
  • NetBackup 8.1 Release Notes – Learn more about the details for all features included in this release
NetBackup 8.0

Key Features in 8.0 - GA Release: Dec 05, 2016

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Support ready for the next generation of workloads and leverage MS Resilient Change Tracking (RCT)
  • NetBackup Accelerator for Microsoft Hyper-V - Leverage Windows Server 2016 and manage virtual data growth with 100x faster VM backups
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 - Support ready for next generation VMware, and individual VMDK file restores to the existing or to an alternate virtual machine
  • VMware vRealize plugin for NetBackup Self-Service - Customizable options give VMware vRealize users the power to manage NetBackup protection
  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance for Remote Office - Download appliance simplicity and support for remote office protection in VMware environments
  • NetBackup Amazon AMI - Simple, fast unified data protection with enterprise-class confidence for workloads running in Amazon EC2 cloud services
  • Integrated Cloud Storage Connectors - Greater flexibility and cloud choice with support for Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, OpenStack Swift, SwiftStack
  • Enhanced NDMP Backup of EMC Isilon Filers - Improved deduplication rates, faster backups, and reduced storage for Isilon filer NDMP backups
NetBackup 7.7.3

Key Features in 7.7.3 - GA Release: Jun 06, 2016

  • VMware Intelligent Policies for VMware Tags - Select and automatically protect virtual machines using tabs in VMware vSphere 6
  • VMware Individual VMDK File Restore - Easily create a new VM with the restore of an individual VMDK in both Windows and Linux
  • Amazon S3 Cloud Connector Compression - Better cloud performance and reduce the cost of sending and storing data in S3 cloud targets
  • OpsCenter Alerting Enhancements and Activity Monitor Filtering - Faster troubleshooting with easy drill-down and improved manageability
  • Client Native Packaging - Simplify Linux client deployments with RPMs for RHEL, SuSE, CentOS and Oracle Linux
  • NetBackup Self-Service Application Protection - Enterprise and MSP multi-tenant self-service backup and restore for Oracle and SQL
  • NetBackup Self-Service Multi Policy Protection - Greater flexibility with new "Protection Types" to protect a client with multiple policies
  • NetBackup Self-Service vCloud Director - 'Single-step' import simplifies the backup and recovery for vCloud environments
  • NetBackup Self-Service System Admin Dashboard - Enhanced administrator view to monitor tenants, data usage, and data growth
NetBackup 7.7.2

Key Features in 7.7.2 - GA Release: Feb 01, 2016

  • Oracle multi-stream restore - A revolutionary new way accelerate Oracle database recovery with simultaneous restore streams
  • Amazon S3 Standard and Infrequent Access Storage support - Simplifed and automated selection of AWS S3 storage classes
  • NetBackup SQL Intelligent Policies for HA Clusters - Automated discovery SQL instances and failover protection for HA Clusters
  • JAVA UI Enhancements - Added properities editing, more granular filtering and search functions, and Single Sign On (SSO) capabilites
  • Non-Root User Browse and Restore for Files/Folders from VMware Backups - Seamless self-service operations for VMware restores
NetBackup 7.7.1

Key Features in 7.7.1 - GA Release: Oct 05, 2015

  • VMware Intelligent Policies for VMware Tags - Select and automatically protect virtual machines using VMware tags
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Intelligent Policies with SCVMM - Automated discovery, policy based protection, and performance load balancing
  • Microsoft SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups support - Use native SQL backup tools to protect 24/7 resilient Availability Groups
  • Amazon v4 Private Government S3 Cloud support - Enhanced security/authentication requirements for AWS GovCloud storage
  • NetBackup Accelerator for NDMP - Accelerate backup of only changed blocks for 100x faster NDMP backups on NetApp arrays
NetBackup 7.7

Key Features in 7.7 - GA Release: Jul 07, 2015

  • VMware Intelligent Policies for vSAN and vVOL datastores - Automatically discover and protect vSAN and vVOL environments
  • VMware vSphere Web Client Plugin for Instant Recovery - From vSphere Web Client spin up a VM from backup disk in 60 seconds
  • Microsoft Hyper-V System Center VM Manager Addin - NetBackup self-service from Hyper-V console
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Intelligent Policies - Automated VM discovery, policy backups, and load balancing for Hyper-V environments
  • Microsoft SQL Intelligent Policies - Advanced SQL protection with automated discovery and policy based backups
  • NetBackup Replication Director NDMP Indexing - Faster backups and file level recovery from indexed NDMP backups
  • NetBackup Replication Director for NetApp cDOT - Integrated lifecycle snapshot management for NetApp Clustered Data OnTap
  • NetBackup Self-Service Updates - Leverage the power of self-service with NetBackup for multi-tenant MSPs and the Enterprise
  • Enhanced Audit Compliance and Reporting - Login specfic "Who did what and when did they do it"
  • FIPS Certification - NIST lab certified for compliance to the FIPS 140-2 standard
  • Amazon S3 Cloud Connector Overview and Enhancements - 30x better S3 cloud performance with multi-stream optimization
  • NetBackup 7.7 What's New Comparison Matrix
NetBackup 7.6.x

Key Features in 7.6 - GA Release: Dec 18, 2013

  • VMware Instant Recovery - Power-up production VMs from backup disk in as little as 60 seconds
  • VMware vCloud Suite integration - "Set and Forget" automated protection and recovery for vCloud Director provisioned datacenters
  • VMware vCenter Plug-in - Easily manage enteprise NetBackup VM protection and recovery through familiar vCenter console
  • VMware Physical to Virtual (P2V) Bare Metal Recovery - Fast disaster recovey and simplified "physical to virtual" migration
  • NetBackup Accelerator for VMware - Manage virtual data growth with 100x faster VM backups
  • NetBackup Replication Director Enhancements - NetApp NAS/FAS snapshot management for VMware, databases, NDMP, and more
  • NetBackup Replication Director for EMC VNX and Celerra - Manage entire lifecycle of EMC snapshots and snapshot replication
  • NetBackup Targeted Auto Image Replication (AIR) - Flexibility to select replicated backup images to individual target domains
  • Oracle Intelligent Policy - Automated database discovery with simplified scheduling and checkbox policy wizards
  • Citrix VM and Application Protection - Protecting Citrix XenServer virtual environments with Hot, Cold, and Off-host snapshot backups
  • OpsCenter Enhancements - New 'Look and Feel' with many new 'getting started' wizards and VM reporting
NetBackup 7.5.x

Key Features in 7.5 - GA Release: Mar 13, 2012

  • VMware VM Application Protection - Full VMDK, File-level, Full and Individual database object recovery from single backup image
  • VMware and Hyper-V Policy Enhancements - Performance optimized, policy based data protection for VMware and Hyper-V environments
  • NetBackup Accelerator - Backup only changed files to reduce CPU, Network, and Storage resources and 100x faster backups and faster restores
  • NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR) - Automated multi-domain replication disaster recovery tool to protect large global deployments
  • Cloud Storage for AWS, Rackspace, AT&T - Simplified Cloud Storage with wizard driven integration and intelligent bandwidth management
  • Operational Restores with OpsCenter - Faster find and restore with advanced global file search and multi-level filtering capabilities
  • Network Resilience - Automatically ensure successful backups when WANs are dropped or become intermittent
  • NetBackup 7.5 What's New Comparison Matrix

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