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What's New in NetBackup 8.1

The NetBackup Platform delivers unified data protection for any size enterprise with enterprise-class scale, performance, and extensive workload integrations. It's designed to protect the largest and most complex heterogeneous environments—cloud, virtual, and physical applications across the enterprise—anywhere data resides. NetBackup supports nearly every enterprise workload—65+ applications, 100+ operating systems, 2,500+ storage devices, 30+ different array snapshot support, and single-click cloud integrated storage all managed from a single console.

Maximize your data protection investment while providing unique integrations such as copy data management and recovery, surface actionable insights to help make better decisions, and get a single-click recovery orchestration for when time matters. Veritas lets you to accelerate your digital transformation by leveraging your investment, and establishing a reliable foundation for the future with 360° Data Management.

 

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 8.0 Release Notes - Learn more about the details for all features included in this release
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 7.7.3 Release Notes - Learn more about the details for all features included in this release
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 7.7.2 Release Notes - Learn more about the details for all features included in this release
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 7.7.1 Release Notes - Get details for all features included in this release
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 7.7 Release Notes - Get details for all features included in this release
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 7.6 Release Notes - Get details for all features included in this release
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
  • NetBackup 7.5 Release Notes - Get details for all features included in this release

What’s New in NetBackup Appliance 3.1

Veritas NetBackupTM Appliances give your organization an efficient turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Providing simple, cost-effective backup and recovery for the data center, remote offices, and virtual environments. These enterprise-class appliances continue to be a leader in the integrated, purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market.

Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 3.1

Key Features in 3.1 - All previous feature releases included

  • NetBackup 5340 Appliance - Increased capacity to almost 2 PB and achieve 25% greater throughput
  • NetBackup CloudCatalyst – Faster, storage-efficient backups to the cloud with deduplication
  • High Availability for the NetBackup 5330 and 5340 - Reduce planned downtime to nearly zero
  • NetBackup 5330 – Capacity expansion to 1.3PB
  • NetBackup 5240 – Capacity expansion to 300TB
  • NetBackup Virtual Appliance for data centers - Resilient enterprise data protection for up to 250 TB
  • Universal Share - Save cost and flexibly protect almost any workload
  • NetBackup Copilot for Oracle - Instantly recover Oracle databases
  • Centralized management - Manage all NetBackup Appliances from a single pane of glass
  • + Corresponding NetBackup Software Release
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 3.0

NetBackup 3.0 brings new benefits to the entire appliance family—a 50% increase in capacity on the NetBackup 5330, iSCSI I/O ports on the NetBackup 5240, a significant performance boost in NetBackup Copilot, and new GUI on appliances.

Key Features in 3.0 - All previous feature releases included

  • 687TB usable storage capacity expanded on the NetBackup 5330
  • 10 GB iSCSI ports added to the NetBackup 5240 lowering the cost of connectivity (up to two)
  • New GUI increases productivity
  • Enhanced security and compliance with Syslog Forwarding
  • DIMM Monitoring reduces downtime
  • + Corresponding NetBackup Software Release
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 2.7

Enjoy the benefits of greater deduplication pool size and storage capacity with the NetBackup 5330 Appliance, up to 458TB usable. In addition, Veritas introduces NetBackup Copilot for Oracle to deliver breakthrough performance within a self-service operating model for both DBAs and Backup Admins.

Key Features in 2.7 - All previous feature releases included

  • Deduplication support to 458TB - Expands deduplication pool size to 458TB on the NetBackup 5330.
  • Expanded storage capacity to 458TB usable - Expands NetBackup 5330 maximum usable capacity to 458TB.
  • NetBackup Copilot for Oracle - Delivers breakthrough performance within a self-service operating model for both DBAs and Backup Admins.
  • + Corresponding NetBackup Software Release
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 2.6

The NetBackup 5330 is the newest member to the NetBackup Appliance family. It is an integrated backup media server with storage to support greater performance, capacity, and resiliency requirements. In addition, Release 2.6 streamlines the NetBackup and NetBackup Appliance administration through a new appliance home page, single user sign-in, language localization, and reporting enhancements.

Key Features in 2.6 - All previous feature releases included

  • Deduplication support to 229TB - Supports deduplication pool size up to 229TB on the NetBackup 5330.
  • Expanded storage capacity to 229TB usable (NetBackup 5330) - Supports NetBackup 5330 maximum usable capacity of 229TB.
  • Deduplication support to 148TB - Supports deduplication pool size up to 148TB on the NetBackup 5220 and 5230 Appliances.
  • Expanded storage capacity to 148TB usable - Supports a third and fourth storage expansion shelves for maximum usable capacity of 148TB on the NetBackup 5220 and 5230 Appliances.
  • Data Migration Utility - a web console feature to seamlessly automate the transfer of backup workload(s) to a new NetBackup Appliance.
  • LDAP configuration and authentication - Enables Microsoft® Windows® Active Directory (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) users to perform day-to-day management operations without using the default administrator account.
  • + Corresponding NetBackup Software Release
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 2.5

This release provides greater usability and support for existing NetBackup Appliance environments or organizations considering implementing a new NetBackup solution as an Appliance.

Key Features in 2.5 - All previous feature releases included

  • Deduplication support to 76TB - Supports deduplication pool size up to 76TB on the NetBackup 5220 Appliances.
  • CallHome test capability - Ability to validate CallHome functionality.
  • Critical System Protection (CSP) - provides both host intrusion detection and prevention.
  • Deduplication support to 64TB - Supports deduplication pool size up to 64TB on the NetBackup 5220 Appliances.
  • Software upgrade & rollback - Implements the use of checkpoints to allow users to revert to a previous configuration.
Veritas NetBackup Appliance Software Release 2.0

This release introduces and supports the NetBackup 5200 Series Appliances.

Key Features in 2.0 - All previous feature releases included

  • Accelerated backups - Delivers traditional, full backups at the speed of incremental backups.
  • AdvancedDisk  (Non Deduplicated Disk) - Supports the use of disk capacity for non-deduplicated data, providing users with greater choice and flexibility for storing backup copies.
  • WAN optimization - utilizes current WAN infrastructure for backups to cloud and replication by delivering up to 10x faster transfer rate.

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