ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES backups with multiple streams fail at NetBackup 7. X when one or more drives are excluded


After upgrade to NetBackup 7.X backups are failing with status 90.

Error Message

Media manager received no data for backup image(90)


Backups for policies configured as below are failing with status 90 after upgrading the Master server to NetBackup 7.0:
  • Backup Selection is set to ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES
  • One or more drives are excluded
  • One or more directives are excluded
  • Allow multiple data streams is selected

Child jobs kicked off for excluded drives are failing with a status 90, causing the parent process to also fail with a status 90.


Etrack: 2041451

Symantec Corporation has acknowledged that the above mentioned issue (Etrack 2041451) is present in the current version(s) of the product(s). Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.

At this point there is no targeted NetBackup release to fix this issue. 

As fixes are released, please visit the following link for download and readme information:

Please note that Symantec Corporation reserves the right to remove any fix from the targeted release if it does not pass quality assurance tests or introduces new risks to overall code stability. Symantec's plans are subject to change and any action taken by you based on the above information or your reliance upon the above information is made at your own risk.

Modify the excluded drive as follows:
Add an asterisk (*) to the excluded drive or directive entry

If drive X is to be excluded and is listed in the exclude list as "X:\"

Change the exclude list by adding an asterisk so that the excluded drive is listed as  "X:\*"

Subsequent backup job streams for drive X should now exit with a status 0. 

Also adding an asterisk to Shadow Copy Components and or System State exclude will exit with a status 0.

Shadow Copy Components:\*
System State:\*​



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