Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 8.0

Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 8.0

Article: 100038970
Last Published: 2019-05-06
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Product(s): NetBackup


This article contains information about the latest Alerts, releases notifications, patches as well as known issues for NetBackup 8.0.  We recommend that you frequently check this article for updates.

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Veritas Technologies LLC issues 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 NetBackup:

Note  On May 5, 2019, NetBackup 7.7.x will reach End of Standard Support and Extended Technical Support (ETS) will be required to continue receiving support. Please contact Veritas Support to purchase ETS.

Note:  The current version of NetBackup is 8.1.  If you currently have a support subscription with Veritas, an upgrade may be available for no additional charge.  You may verify your eligibility and download the current version of NetBackup at our Entitlement site. If you have additional questions or need assistance please contact Veritas Support. Note that Extended Technical Support (ETS) will be required to receive support for all NetBackup versions 7.7.x and older. Please contact Veritas Support to purchase ETS.

Article Title Article Number Type
NDMP Accelerator backup contained unavailable backup selection path may produce a corrupt backup, from which restore or verify cannot be performed. 100044613 Data Loss
NetBackup 8.0 MSDP Pre-Fingerprint conversion issues - EEB for Etracks 3941223 and 3941455 100044312 Action  required
When writing Accelerator enabled client images using the NetBackup S3 connector, some objects may not be committed to cloud storage despite the backup job exiting successfully with Status 0 100000482

Data Loss

When NetBackup expires Accelerator enabled backup images stored on S3-compliant cloud storage units, more data than what is expected is removed from the storage unit; some images cannot be fully restored.


Data Loss

After a full VM restore, data from an FAT32 drive may not be available.


Data Loss

Backing up data which resides on a CIFS mounted NetApp filer may result in data loss under certain circumstances.td>


Data Loss

Oracle restore against MSDP image backed up via OIP fails due to a permission issue. 000127111 Data Loss
Moving files between folders on the same drive during an archive of that drive may result in a backup not containing all archived files. 000127270 Data Loss
Restores fail on backups of a Hyper-V guest where that guest has a disk type that is a "fixed size" VHD. 000127368 Data Loss
Performing a differential backup on a Windows ReFS (Resilient File System) can result in data loss. 000127110 Data Loss
 VTS17-004 – A Hotfix is now available for NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances 000126389 Security
Although a SQL instance is skipped, the backup completes successfully with status code 0 reported. 000125842 Data Loss
 Impact of CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server 000125967 Security

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Major and Minor Releases

NetBackup 8.0 is now available.   Release Date: December 5, 2016.

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


See the Related Article, Veritas Entitlement Management System Guide, for more information on licenses and downloads.

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Release Updates

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

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Known Issues

Please review the Release notes for NetBackup 8.0 for a listing of known issues:
See: NetBackup  8.0 Release Notes

The following entries have been reported as defects by our Support team:

Article Title Article Number Status
NetBackup Master Server Policy Execution Manager (nbpem) and Client fixes to address issues when Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes take place at midnight 100043984 Resolved
Downloadable Fix NetBackup GRT Restore Browse Fails with "no entity was found" for Exchange 2016 CU5 000126742 Resolved
VMware Linux client backups with ext3/4 filesystems consume excessive amount of memory on NetBackup appliance backup host 000125566 Working
After upgrading to NetBackup 8.0, the Java Console displays "Status Code: 130 System Error Occurred" 000125019 Will not change

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See the Related Articles for a link to the complete set of NetBackup 8.0 Documentation.

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