Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 2 Release Notes

Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 2 Release Notes

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Backup Exec 16 revision 1142 Feature Pack 2 Release Notes


Feature Pack 2 (FP2) contains added platform support, critical updates, and enhancements for Backup Exec 16 revision 1142.

Backup Exec 16 (FP2) can be downloaded here 000116194 or under the related documents section.

New features/enhancements are included in this release FP2     (2017-07-31)

-Generic S3-Compatible functionality
-CloudConnect Optimizer
-OpenDedupe Support
-Backup Exec on Amazon Marketplace
-Microsoft Azure Government Cloud
-Microsoft Azure Germany
-NetApp FAS with Data ONTAP v9.1
-Exchange 2016 CU6
-Exchange 2013 SP3 CU17 (KB4012114)

-S3 compatible cloud storage support - Backup Exec continues to expand its cloud capabilities, allowing customers flexible cloud options. You can now configure any S3 compatible cloud storage devices with Backup Exec.

-Dedupe to cloud - Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) with comprehensive dedupe to cloud that can save storage and infrastructure costs.

-CloudConnect Optimizer - Automatically detects and corrects variations in the “Write Connections” setting so backups better utilize available network bandwidth.

-Easy upgrades with Backup Exec™ Migration Assistant - The new Backup Exec Migration Assistant lets you easily migrate your data from one Backup Exec server (source) to another Backup Exec server (destination)

New features/enhancements released in FP1    (2017-04-11)

-Recovery Ready feature. Validate VM for Recovery operation to validate the recoverability of virtual machines.
-Instant Recovery 2.0. Enhanced resiliency for Instant Recovery of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines.
-Direct-To-Cloud backup option.
-Global settings to configure the read and write connection to a cloud storage device
-A new Cloud Storage Summary report 
-NetApp ONTAP 9.0
-Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)
-RedHat Ceph Storage
-Microsoft StorSimple Cloud Gateway Support
-Backup Exec on Azure Marketplace
-vSphere 6.0 U3
-SLES 12 SP2
-CentOS 7.1
-Ubuntu 16.04
-Exchange 2013 CU15 and CU16

For more information on what’s new in Backup Exec 16 FP2 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 16 installation media with FP2 embedded ( To obtain the latest install media, have your serial number available and go to 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.

Known issues resolved

-Backups hang in Queued state after installing or updating Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). (000115799)
-Backup Exec console may take long time to load and appears hung on "Loading Data" dialog box. (000126877)
-Daily License Alert against Capacity Edition. (000125936)
-Backup Exec UI crashes when clicking "Backup Chain and Dependency Rules" link for non English languages. (000116168)
-RDX device can report out of free space alert when some error occurred in the initial setup. (000125230)
-Backup Selection screen for local Win2012 R2 Backup Exec server does not show the Simplified Disaster Recovery text or switch. (000127181

-Backup Sets containing SQL database backups may expire prematurely. (000126395)
-Media set name in Job History tab intermittently shows "Keep Data for 4 Weeks" or "Internal Disk Images" for a -B2D/Deduplication/Cloud storage when running one-time backup jobs. (000109358)

-Sharepoint GRT backup fails with error 'The backup selection was not successfully processed for Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)'. (000126166)
-Backup of SharePoint resources, beremote consumes an escalating amount of CPU until it is restarted. (000023438)
-Sharepoint GRT backup fails with error The Database Recovery failed with Error 'UNKNOWN ERROR'. You will not be able to restore individual items for this backup selection. (000127180)

-SQL Log backup is not duplicated when the duplicate task is scheduled. (000125387)

-Duplicate backup of VMware with GRT to Deduplication fails with error: 0xe0001203 - An error occurred while creating or accessing the directory specified for this operation. (000116143)
-Unable to restore files in a Virtual Machine after catalog files are truncated. (000023372)
-VMware Instant Recovery fail with error "0x8007006e - The system cannot open the device or file specified." (000116683)
-Backup Exec Remote Agent service intermittently crashes on ntdll.dll when backing up VMware virtual machines. (000116325)

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