Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.7.3

Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.7.3

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The Late Breaking News Bulletin has been created in order to provide customers updates on Documentation and Known Issues discovered post release.

Guidelines regarding the availability of EEBs/Hotfixes for NetBackup can be found here:



Installation and Upgrade Checklist:

An Installation and Upgrade Checklist is available for NetBackup 7.7 on the SORT website to determine requirements for master, media and clients:


SORT also provides the ability to audit EEBs/Hotfixes in your environment to determine if they are resolved in a current version of NetBackup. You can access the EEB Auditor on SORT at the link below.


Known Issues: Please select the hyperlink on each topic for more information on each issue.

nbdeployutil - Overlap detection feature for NetBackup versions 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 8.0, 8.1, and 8.1.1


Notification of new NetBackup alerts


Appliance Issues:
Appliance-specific issues are collected in the NetBackup 5xxx Appliance series Late Breaking News:


Installation Issues:
Please review the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal for additional information on how to perform a 7.7.3 upgrade: 


Latest Issues:

(ET 3941223 / 3941455) Alert: NetBackup 8.0 MSDP Pre-Fingerprint conversion EEB to remediate 8.1+ upgrade conversion performance degradation and excessive space consumption

(ET 3935542 / 3932565) Downloadable Fix alert: NetBackup Master Server Policy Execution Manager (nbpem) and Client fixes to address issues when Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes take place at midnight

(ET 3912471) Downloadable Fix alert: VTS17-004 – A Hotfix is now available for NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances

(ET 3915496) Downloadable Fix alert: Although a SQL instance is skipped, the backup completes successfully with status code 0 reported.

(ET 3913549) Downloadable Fix alert: Impact of CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3898616) Downloadable Fix: Status 156 when performing Shadow Copy Component backups on cluster passive node

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3905488) alert: Restores from non-optimized backups of NTFS Deduplication volumes may appear to succeed, but the restored data is corrupt.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3902757) alert: NetBackup VMware backups may remove existing snapshots.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890720) Downloadable Fix alert: In NetBackup 7.7.x, System State restores fail when attempted from synthetic full backups.

(ET 3890058) Downloadable Fix: A hotfix is available for OpsCenter 7.7.3 which resolves multiple issues.

This EEB contains fixes for the following issues:

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3870838) NetBackup OpsCenter report either shows client names as a numeric value, blank or merged with other values.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3875845) After Upgrading to OpsCenter 7.7.2 or 7.7.3, the VM (Virtual Machine) Data Collector Fails

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3889309) Downloadable Fix: Unable to save report in OpsCenter

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890743) Downloadable Fix: OpsCenter sends false alerts and may show false H/W status (HDD, FAN, Temperature etc.) of NetBackup Appliance on 2.7.x.

Fixed in 8.0:  (ET 3890236) Downloadable Fix: NetBackup 7.7.2 NDMP accelerated backups can fail with status 13

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3890255/3893300) Downloadable Fix: Unable to edit backup window on calendar-based schedule in Java GUI.

Fixed in 8.0: (ET 3891282) Backups using MSDP storage can encounter long delays at the end of the job.

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