Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for Backup Exec 16

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Veritas Technologies LLC issues technical alerts for issues involving potential data loss, security vulnerabilities or other critical issues often requiring immediate action. Below you will find links to the latest Alerts for Backup Exec 16:
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Major and Minor Releases
 Backup Exec 16 is now availabe.  Release Date: 7 November 2016

New Product Releases / Service Packs (Downloads) are available via the MyVeritas web site.


  1. Login into MyVeritas.
  2. Select the Licensing tab to access the Licensing Portal.
  3. Select the Entitlement tab to get the Entitlement view.
  4. Using the Entitlement search function, locate the Entitlement you wish to deploy.
  5. Click on the Entitlement ID link to access the software.
  6. Select either the Current Version or the Previous Version tab to get to the view that has the version of the software you wish to deploy.
  7. Click the Download button for the version wish to deploy and follow the steps to download the software.

Note: For more information on the topic, see How to obtain the license key and installation download for Veritas products.

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Below are the latest supported updates for Backup Exec 16:
Article TitleArticle Number
Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 1000116034
Backup Exec 16 Revision 1142 Hotfix 124683000124683
Backup Exec 16 Revision 1142 Hotfix 126393000126393
 Backup Exec 16 Revision 1142 Feature Pack 2000116194

For updates and patches for previous versions of Backup Exec please see 000036756

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Known Issues

There are currently no defects reported for Backup Exec 16 at this time.

The following entries are the top technical solutions from Support:

Article TitleArticle Number
Backup Exec Console will not connect after installing November 2016 Windows Updates000116721

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For more information on the release documentation see:
Article TitleArticle Number
Best practices for Backup Exec 16 backups000075464
Backup Exec 16 - Where to find manuals, guides and compatibility information000116174
Software Compatibility Lists (SCL), Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCL), and Administrator Guides for Backup Exec (all versions)000017788
How to obtain the license key and installation download for Veritas products000100418
How to get updates for Backup Exec - Service Pack, Hotfix, Patches and Device Drivers
(for versions prior to Backup Exec 16)

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