About upgrade paths to the NetBackup 7.6 line of releases

Problem

Upgrades to NetBackup 7.6 are supported from any release since NetBackup 6.0. However, some of the functionality that was introduced in NetBackup 7.5.0.6 and 7.5.0.7 is not present in the NetBackup 7.6 GA release. The difference in functionality is limited to bug fixes and a small set of features.

Solution

The following list describes the various upgrade paths that Symantec recommends:

  • If you are currently running NetBackup 7.5.0.5 or earlier, your upgrade path is to NetBackup 7.6 GA.
  • If you are currently running NetBackup 7.5.0.6 and you do not use Amazon S3 cloud storage buckets in regions other than US Standard, your upgrade path is to 7.6 GA.
  • If you upgrade to NetBackup 7.5.0.7 or you are currently running version 7.5.0.6 with Amazon S3 cloud storage buckets in regions other than US Standard, your upgrade path is to NetBackup 7.6.0.2.

 

About NetBackup 7.6.0.1
NetBackup 7.6.0.1 is a full media kit release and is considered the NetBackup 7.6 GA release. NetBackup 7.6.0.1 is not considered part of the NetBackup 7.6 maintenance release line. NetBackup 7.6.0.1 does not provide the recommended upgrade path for the functionality differences that are described in this topic. Symantec will publicly declare the maintenance release that provides the recommended upgrade path when that software is released to manufacturing (RTM). Please check this tech note periodically for updated information.
 

Upgrades from NetBackup 7.5.0.6
If your NetBackup environment relies on any of the following functionality that is found in version 7.5.0.6 and later, then your upgrade path is to NetBackup 7.6.0.2:

  • Amazon S3 cloud storage buckets in regions other than US Standard

 

Upgrades from NetBackup 7.5.0.7
If you currently run NetBackup 7.5.0.7 in your environment, then your upgrade path is to NetBackup 7.6.0.2.


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