Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.6

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Problem

The Late Breaking News Bulletin has been created in order to provide customers updates on Documentation and Known Issues discovered post release.  These documents attempt to highlight the most "common" known issues and concerns reported by customers.

 

 

Guidelines regarding the availability of EEBs/Hotfixes for NetBackup can be found here:

  https://www. veritas.com/docs/000010599

 

 

Solution

NetBackup 7.6.1 Download Information
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023354

(UPDATED)  The NetBackup 7.6.1 Late Breaking News can be found at the following link:
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024417

 

NetBackup 7.6 GA Download Information
 https://veritas.com/docs/000017765


SORT 3.14 GA Announcement
 https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup

SORT (Veritas Operations Readiness Tools) provides information on whether your environment is compatible with a NetBackup installation or upgrade and gives you links to the latest documentation and software.  Version 3.14 of SORT is now Generally Available (GA).  SORT 3.14 adds support for the NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and NetBackup Appliances 2.6.0.4 releases to the Installation and Upgrade Checklist and Custom Reports.

 

Known Issues: Please select the hyperlink on each topic for more information on each issue.

Appliance Issues:
Appliance-specific issues are collected in the NetBackup 5xxx Appliance series Late Breaking News:
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000010279

 

Installation Issues:
Please review the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal for additional information on how to perform a 7.6 upgrade: 
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000040130

Following an upgrade to NetBackup OpsCenter 7.6, some historical data may be lost due to a change in the Data Purge setting for Backup Job data.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000020558

OpsCenter 7.6 upgrades fail when language packs or maintenance releases have been installed on top of version 7.1 or version 7.5.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019522

(ET 3447902) Installation of NetBackup 7.5 or 7.6 hangs at the PDDE phase on some versions of AIX.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000020656

(ET 3460169) BMR boot server upgrade to 7.6.0.1 does not clean-up old wim images
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021140

 

Latest Issues:

(NEW)   Fixed in 7.6.1.2:  (ET 3709306) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.6.0.1 or later, some AIX servers may experience a shortage of file system space and/or slow performance of NetBackup.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024576

Fixed in 7.6.1.2:  (ET 3749964) During VMWare Single File Restore (SFR), bprd will core dump on Solaris systems running on the SPARC architecture.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000025170

Fixed in 7.6.1.1:  (ET 3711317) nbdiscover and/or nbcs may core dump when a virtual machine does not have an instance UUID.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024222

Fixed in 7.6.1.1:  (ET 3647290) Restores of SQL databases that contain space characters fail.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024429

Fixed in 7.6.1.1:  (ET 3647290) Security Advisory: SYM15-003: A potential for JavaScript injection exists in NetBackup OpsCenter 7.6.0.2 through 7.6.1.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024491

Fixed in 7.6.1.1:  (ET 3642442) When attempting to create a move template to perform an alternate client SQL restore in NetBackup for SQL, no MOVE and TO stanza pairs are created.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024110

Fixed in 7.6.1.1:  (ET 3593340) GRT restores fail on 32-bit Windows because nbgre.exe is not started.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000024089

Tech Alert: After resizing the virtual disk, there is a potential for data loss when backing up VMware clients with NetBackup using Changed Block Tracking (CBT).
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023891

Tech Alert: (ET 3628786) Impact of "Shell Shock" bash bug and associated CVEs on NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023586

 

NetBackup 7.6.0.4 is now available!
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023129

NetBackup 7.6 Maintenance Release 4 (7.6.0.4) includes fixes for the issues marked below (including all fixes contained in the NetBackup 7.6.0.2 and 7.6.0.3 maintenance releases) and additional fix content. All customers are encouraged to apply the 7.6.0.4 maintenance release as part of normal maintenance. ALL issues listed below this header are resolved in NetBackup 7.6.0.4.

 

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:   (ET 3452005) The Windows BAR GUI does not properly enumerate Oracle instances when an Oracle 12c instance is present with another release of Oracle.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023009

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:   (ET 3596017) In NetBackup 7.6.0.x, P2V conversion jobs using Bare Metal Restore (BMR) may fail with Status 7 when the VMWare dataStore is incorrectly selected.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022702

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  (ET 3612347) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.6.0.3, VMware Restore Wizard may fail to retrieve resource pools and datastores if the VM being restored is part of a vApp and no resource pools exist.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023572

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  (ET 3624717) BMR restores fail for backups taken after 7th September, 2014 when using non-Windows Master Servers.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023505

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  (ET 3595508) In NetBackup 7.5.0.7, 7.6.0.2 and 7.6.0.3, Exchange 2007 database restores fail when system files and log files for a storage group reside on different volumes.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023281

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  Tech Alert: (ET 3538035 / 3487431) bpbkar process hangs or core dumps for NetBackup VMware jobs on Linux backup hosts.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023182

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  (ET 3555635) Accessing Vault Management via Java Console after upgrading NetBackup to version 7.6.0.2 or 7.6.0.3 generates error message "Access Denied. You do not have permission to perform this operation or access this resource."
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022069

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  Tech Alert: (ET 3570647) When Auto Image Replication is configured in NetBackup 7.6.0.x, import jobs may fail intermittently with a status code 226 (the entity already exists) reported.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022948

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  (ET 3584557) OpsCenter 7.6.0.3 is consuming a large quanity of memory.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000023036

Fixed in 7.6.0.4:  Tech Alert: When using NetBackup for VMware, if BIOS UUIDs are not unique, results of VIP queries filtering on custom attributes may be unpredictable.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022727

NetBackup 7.6.0.3:
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021971

Fixed in 7.6.0.3:  Tech Alert:  With a Solaris SPARC NetBackup master and Linux or Windows media server, there is a potential for full restores of a VM with independent disks to fail.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022754

Fixed in 7.6.0.3:  (ET 3524778) NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange restore of an Exchange 2013 database to a Recovery Database (RDB) fails if the restore is attempted from an image where the passive copy was backed up. If the active copy was backed up, the restore works properly.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000022855

Fixed in 7.6.0.3:  (ET 3526998) After applying 7.5.0.7 or 7.6.0.2 the nbpem process is asserting in LastBackupData::getWindowTimes
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021782

Fixed in 7.6.0.3:  NetBackup GRT browse of Exchange mailbox with special characters in its name fails with "Warning: unable to obtain list of files using specified search criteria" reported.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021481

Note: The following hotfixes for 7.6.0.2 are no longer available:

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3480594) alert: When using NetBackup to protect Windows 2012 NTFS Data Deduplication volumes, restored DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) data may be corrupt.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021355

Fixed in 7.6.0.3: (ET 3500731)  NB_7.6.0.2_ET3500731_1.zip is a Hotfix for NetBackup 7.6.0.2 for Hyper-V to support single file restores in Windows 2012 R2 U1 environments.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021851

NetBackup 7.6.0.2:
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000020858

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387634) alert: When adding new schedules to a NetBackup synthetic policy on Windows, the include file list may be incorrect for future backups.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021331

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: alert: When /usr/openv is in the exclude list of a Linux backup host, VMware backups will appear to complete successfully but will not contain any data.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021164

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: True Image Restore with move detection should not be enabled in NetBackup policies where Accelerator has already been enabled.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021349

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3413692) NetBackup for Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Agent backups fail with status 13 when using SQL 2012 backend - bpbkar32.exe crashes
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000020544

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: Performance decrease for Incremental schedule types after upgrading to NetBackup 7.5
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019338

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387593) NetBackup 7.5/7.6 additional tuning for Sybase to allow thread optimization
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019342

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3349473) Replication Director for VMware Snapshots may fail if the Master Server is a Windows Clustered Master
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019942

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3372109) NetBackup backup of DFSR data is slow.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019459

Note: The following hotfixes for 7.6.0.1 are no longer available:

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3409704) alert: In NetBackup 7.6, a catalog backup will skip the contents of the db\images directory when it is set as a volume mount point or directory junction.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000021069

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3415800) After upgrading to 7.6.0.1/2.6.0.1, VMware backups via SAN may fail with Status 130 due to bpbkar core dump
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000020659

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3387595) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.5 (through 7.5.0.6) or 7.6, the Activity Monitor displays either job status and details such as queued or active job even though details shows job has completed.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000019384

Fixed in 7.6.0.2: (ET 3385162) After upgrading to Netbackup 7.5.0.6 or 7.6, bpbkar32.exe may fault on Windows 2003 clustered servers.
 https://www.veritas.com/docs/000018870

 

Applies To

 

Installation and Upgrade Checklist:

An Installation and Upgrade Checklist is available for NetBackup 7.6 on the SORT website to determine 7.6 requirements for master, media and clients:
  https://sort.Veritas.com/home

 

SORT also provides the ability to audit EEBs/Hotfixes in your environment to determine if they are resolved in a current version of NetBackup. You can access the EEB Auditor on SORT at the link below.
 https://sort.veritas.com/netbackuphfauditor

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