Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update

Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update

Article: 100043560
Last Published: 2019-05-06
Ratings: 41 12
Product(s): Backup Exec

Description

Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update
 

This Update contains added platform support, critical updates, and enhancements for Backup Exec 20 revision 1188.0, Backup Exec 20.1 revision 1188.1237, Backup Exec 20.2 revision 1188.1650 and 20.3 revision 20.0.1188.1863


This update will patch Backup Exec 20.0 (20.0.1188.0), Backup Exec 20.1 (20.0.1188.1237), Backup Exec 20.2 (20.0.1188.1650), and Backup Exec 20.3 (20.0.1188.1863) to Backup Exec 20.4 (20.0.1188.2217).

 

New features/enhancements are included in this release (2019-05-06)

 

  • Ransomware Resilience.Backup Exec monitors access to its disk-based storage device locations. Any changes to the disk-based storage device locations can only be done by Backup Exec. No other process can write to the disk storage.
  • Support for Resilient Change Tracking (RCT).  Backup Exec supports protection of virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V using the Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) method. Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) is available for Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2016 and later.
  • Backup for Office 365 with Veritas SaaS Backup. Free trial of Veritas SaaS Backup is available for Backup Exec customers for fully automated data protection for Office 365 and other SaaS workloads. 
  • Support for Veritas Smart Meter.  Backup Exec users can track their capacity usage and entitlement with Veritas Smart Meter.
  • Support for Server Message Block (SMB) and Scale-Out File Server. Backup Exec supports protection of virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V with its disks located on Server Message Block (SMB) and Scale-Out File Servers. SMB and Scale-Out File Server are applicable if the Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) method is selected and Hyper-V is running on Windows Server 2016 and later.
  • Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 with GRT.  Backup Exec now adds support for granular restore of individual items (GRT) from SharePoint 2016 backups.
  • Backup virtual machine disks selectively - Hyper-V.  You can now choose which virtual disks to include or exclude when backing up Hyper-V virtual machines.  This feature is applicable for virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V and is already available for VMware virtual machines.
  • Backup jobs with debug logging enabled.  Backup Exec users can now run a backup or restore job with debug logging enabled. The completed job generates the debug logs that can be sent to technical support.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU 22
  • Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU12
  • Microsoft Exchange 2019 CU1
  • SLES 15
  • Oracle Linux (OEL) 6 Update 7, 9, and 10
  • RHEL 7.6 
  • Enterprise Vault 12.4
  • XenServer 7.6 
  • Sharepoint 2016 GRT

 

Release Notes

Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update Release Notes: (100045539)

For more information on what’s new in Backup Exec 20.4 Patch Update please refer to the updated Readme document that is Available Here

Product Documentation is Available Here.

What’s New in Backup Exec releases and its feature packs Available Here

 

Affected versions

  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  x64bit Media Servers
  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  32bit Agent for Windows Servers
  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  x64bit Agent for Windows Servers
  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  x64bit Remote Administration Console
  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers (32bit Linux Platforms) - BERMALS
  • Backup Exec 20.0 revision 1188  Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers (64bit Linux Platforms) - BERMALS

 

Prerequisites

  •  Administrative privileges are required to install this Feature Pack.
  •  Backup Exec 20, 20.1, 20.2 or 20.3.



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 Servers (RALUS/RAMS) will need to be updated after installing this Feature Pack.  
  • Update SDR media.
  • Veritas recommends to reboot the system(s) after applying a Hotfix or Feature Pack.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Backup Exec Installation Media Software downloads can be accessed from the Dashboard, Entitlements, and Downloads tabs by clicking the Image download button. Go to https://vam.veritas.com

If you are installing for the first time, please be sure you have the latest Backup Exec installation media with Update 4 embedded. To obtain the latest install media, have your serial number available and go to https://vam.veritas.com to download.

If upgrading from Backup Exec 16 or earlier versions, please visit https://vam.veritas.com to obtain the latest install media and upgrade serial numbers.

This patch will be available on Veritas Update approximately 2 weeks after General Availability Release.
 


Installation Guide
This installation guide contains general information for installing Backup Exec product updates as well as special instructions for configurations including Agent for Windows Servers, Remote Agent for Linux/Unix/Macintosh Servers (RALUS/RAMS), Clustered Backup Exec, Central Admin Servers (CASO) installations. https://www.veritas.com/docs/000084036



Uninstalling this Update
This Update cannot be uninstalled.



File Information
The date and times in the file list are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.


Backup Exec 64bit Media Servers and 64bit Remote Administration Consoles
Under "C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec" (Default)

Backup Exec 32bit and 64bit Agent for Windows Servers
Under "C:\Program Files\Veritas\Backup Exec\RAWS" (Default)

See Attachment: TECH100043560_FileVersions.xls

Note: The File Information Spreadsheet attachment contains tabs for each platform supported




Feature Pack File Checksum Information

File: BE20_0_1188_2217.zip

File size: 547 MB (574,065,910 bytes)
MD5 checksum: 5FC27615B3018E27C9DE7EA76B96F07B
SHA1 checksum: 38B9EA718B89D4CEA31F3CCC0DB4D3F44022ACB5
 

File: BE1188.2217RSP4_x64bit.exe
File size: 548 MB (574,098,344 bytes)
MD5 checksum: FC14DF928B3553E5B693019403AA905B
SHA1 checksum: D2948B1DCE6A944FD105DBA65F50EB5E3CD271CC

 

 

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