Unable to upgrade to Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 8.5 Service Pack 8 on non-English environment.

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Upgrading existing Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 8.5
to Service Pack 8 (8.5.8) non-English edition failed with error in below.

Error Message

For example. the error dialog on Japanese environment.



To resolve this issue, please follow the instruction below.

  1. open %temp%\BESRM85Install.log by notepad.
  2. search for "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\xxxx.mst" (*1).
  3. note down the file name of xxxx.mst.
  4. rename C:\WINDOWS\Installer\xxxx.mst to xxxx.old
  5. copy <drive_letter_of_BESRM_install_CD>\INSTALL\nnnn.mst (*2) to C:\WINDOWS\Installer\
  6. rename C:\WINDOWS\Installer\nnnn.mst to xxxx.mst
  7. perform upgrade installation of Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 8.5 Service Pack 8 again.

(*1) xxxx is alphanumeric value that dynamically assigned.

(*2) nnnn is numeric value that corresponds language code page.  Please refer the list in below.

Language .mst file name
Chinese - Taiwan 1028.mst
German 1031.mst
English - United States 1033.mst
Spanish 1034.mst
French 1036.mst
Italian 1040.mst
Japanese 1041.mst
Korean 1042.mst
Portuguese 1046.mst
Chinese - China 2052.mst


Veritas Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned at the end of this article. Veritas Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
This issue is currently under investigation by Veritas Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Veritas Sales representative or the Veritas Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Veritas Sales, please see 
https://www.veritas.com Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.

Customers experiencing this issue are encouraged to contact Veritas Technical Support as data is still being collected to assist in resolving this issue.


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