Symantec Software Alert for Backup Exec 2014 - Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) may treat non expired tape media as expired.

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This is to inform you that Symantec Corporation has just issued a Software Alert. There is a critical technical issue for:

 

  •  Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) may treat non expired tape media as expired, which makes it possible for them to be overwritten by another backup job. DLM may move media that is not expired into a media set for retired media. The media can then be overwritten, regardless of the retention time that it was given.  

 

For a description of the issue, complete details, and our recommendations, please visit the following reference document:

Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) may treat non expired tape media as expired, which makes it possible for them to be overwritten by another backup job. (TECH225365

 

 

A hotfix is now available for this issue in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Refer to the Hotfix link under Related Documents at the end of this article to obtain the hotfix needed to resolve the issue.

 

Backup Exec 2014 Rev 1786 Hotfix 227745 (TECH227745).

 

 
 
 
Symantec strongly recommends the following best practices:
1. Always perform a full DR backup before you make any changes to your environment.
2. Always ensure that your environment is running the latest version and patch level.
3. Perform periodic "test" restores.
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