Backup Exec 15 revision 1180 Feature Pack 1 Release Notes

Backup Exec 15 revision 1180 Feature Pack 1 Release Notes

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Backup Exec 15 revision 1180 Feature Pack 1 Release Notes



Feature Pack 1 (FP1) contains added platform support, critical updates, and enhancements for Backup Exec 15 revision 1180.

Backup Exec 15 (FP1) can be downloaded here ( 000024771)  or under the related documents section.

New features/enhancements are included in this release

- Exchange 2013 CU8 
- Exchange 2013 CU9
- RHEL 7.1 (without AOFO)
- AOFO for RHEL 5.11 and 6.6
- SQL 2014 SP1 (Agent and BEDB Repository)
- SQL 2014 support for SPS 2013​
- Windows 10 (no SDR support at this time)


For more information on what’s new in Backup Exec 15 FP1 please refer to the updated Readme document that is Available Here.

IMPORTANT Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version of Backup Exec or installing for the first time, please be sure you have the latest Backup Exec 15 installation media with FP1 embedded ( To obtain the latest install media, have your serial number available and go to  MyVeritas portal (See )  to download. 

- Administrative privileges are required to install this Feature Pack.

Post requisites
- A full backup is recommended after installing this Feature Pack.
- Remote Agent for Windows Servers will need to be updated after installing this Feature Pack.
- Remote Agent for Linux/Unix/Macintosh Servers (RALUS/RAMS) will need to be updated after installing this Feature Pack.  
- Update SDR media.

Note: The installation of Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 1 in larger environments may cause some alert messages and application events to appear related to Catalog Error and ODBC access error. These alerts and events are cosmetic only and can be safely ignored. See article  (000025591​).

Known issues resolved

-Backup Exec Management Command Line Interface(BEMCLI) Get-BEAgentServer command does not show Linux servers. 000017522

-Restore job shows status "Ready; No idle devices are available" when attempting restore from CAS if there is no communication with MBES. 000024680
-Duplicate job fails with "Physical Volume Library Media not found" error in CAS-MBES setup.000024485
-Convert from Point in Time executed on MMS fails with Ready Invalid storage device when using backup on CAS. 000023867
-In a Backup Exec 2014 CAS setup, the beserver.exe process randomly crashes when installed on Windows 2012 000023987

 -During an Inventory operation Backup Exec reads ReadTapeAlertFlag as unsupported and displays 'unknown alert status' in Windows Event Log. 000021182
-Restore job prompts to insert media but then ejects that media. 000023335
-The duplicate job definition is displayed vertically if the Backup Exec User Interface language is set to French. (000023826)
-Unable to move the Backup Exec database BEDB to new location with BEUTILITY.
-SBS 2008 SP2 server reports The Operating System does not support ADK installation when creating a SDR disk. -"This functionality requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1." -Event Error is generated on Windows 2012/2012 R2, when starting Backup Exec 2014 Service. 000022997
-Backup Exec 2014 Remote agent for windows may crash during a backup if unable to read files. 000024230
-If the Listener name for SQL Always on Availability Group, is a subset of cluster node names, the SQL resource does not show up in Backup Exec selection for those nodes.000025356
-Getting "ODBC access error. Possible lost connection to database or unsuccessful access to catalog index in the database" on restarting Backup Exec Services. (000083813)
-ODBC alerts appear and restore windows doesn't come up when trying to restore from backup sets created by previous versions, cataloged using Backup Exec 2014 Server.000024333
-Backup Exec remote agent service crashes on Backup Exec server in ndmpsrvr!CDRFile::BuildAdvtMediaServerList. 000024624
-Compression type on storage option in a backup job setting could be updated involuntarily when keeping the setting open for a while. 000024398
-The Domain account being used by Backup Exec 2014 may be getting locked under certain circumstances. 000022229
-Users can modify jobs created using restricted logon account. 000024786
-Unable to configure / submit usershares backup getting "The specified resource ID cannot be NULL". 000024758
-Backup Exec 2014 or 15 installer is not executing in Maintenance mode. No option to add Licenses or change agent or options. (000081489)
-A Warning event "Event ID: 1102" is generated on Windows 2012/2012 R2, when the SNMP Service starts. 000024521
-Windows SBS Operating System backup to RDX disk storage completes with exception V-79-57344-34009 when Eject media option is selected in the backup job 000024574
-No information is available for Backup Exec Management Service on Windows Services. (000081422)

-All of the databases are not visible in Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group backup selection if Active Directory has Orphan entries of already removed Exchange databases. 000025355
-Exchange backup to disk reports successful, but includes the following error V-79-57344-65193 - The backup selection '' was not successfully processed for Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).(000023324)

-0xa0009679 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status for a Hyper-V virtual machine, causes RAWS service crash on media server. -Full backup of Hyper-V VM is run instead of differential backup under some conditions. 000024833
-GRT data restore of virtual machine from Hyper-V Windows 2012 R2 request for larger staging size than the actual expected size. 000024470

-Valid License keys will not work in Backup Exec 2014 or Backup Exec 15. 000022695
-V-Ray licenses reported as used by Backup Exec 2014 are not consistent with the real scenario. 000024163
-"Linux media server option license violation" alert is reported if the client side deduplication is enabled. 000022982

-Duplicate job of NDMP backup sets fail with unexpected processing message error. 000023088

-Backups of Oracle Fail Safe on Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) fail after installing Backup Exec 2014. 000023563

-Restore of a versioned file from Sharepoint GRT backup is successful but results in unusable 0 byte file. 000024610
-SharePoint Sub-site restore completes successfully however, all formatting and quick links are lost. 000020224

-The Windows Change Journal is unavailable or incomplete is reported with Synthetic Incremental backups. 000024474
-Synthetic backup - 0xe000fe09 - Incremental backup error: Directory is invalid. 000024252

-After applying Service pack 1, Backup Exec 2014 beserver service crashes on library vmwaretools.dll. Installing Service pack 2 does not resolve the issue. 000024506
-Agent for VMware backups could fail with error 0xe0009581 when containing multibyte characters in virtual machine inventory name. 000023818
-Temporary VMware GRT folders are not cleaned from the Backup Exec data directory. 000023219
-Restore jobs from Incremental AVVI backup sets duplicated using optimized duplication to the deduplication folder on an MMS fail with error 0xe0009585.000024182
-Backup Exec Job Engine crashes when Agent for VMware backups with post-command fail due to snapshot creation error. 000024181

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