Upgrades to NetBackup 7.6 are supported from any release since NetBackup 6.0. However, some of the functionality that was introduced in NetBackup 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 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.
The following list describes the various upgrade paths that Symantec recommends:
- If you are currently running NetBackup 126.96.36.199 or earlier, your upgrade path is to NetBackup 7.6 GA.
- If you are currently running NetBackup 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 or you are currently running version 220.127.116.11 with Amazon S3 cloud storage buckets in regions other than US Standard, your upgrade path is to NetBackup 18.104.22.168.
About NetBackup 22.214.171.124
NetBackup 126.96.36.199 is a full media kit release and is considered the NetBackup 7.6 GA release. NetBackup 188.8.131.52 is not considered part of the NetBackup 7.6 maintenance release line. NetBackup 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11
If your NetBackup environment relies on any of the following functionality that is found in version 18.104.22.168 and later, then your upgrade path is to NetBackup 22.214.171.124:
- Amazon S3 cloud storage buckets in regions other than US Standard
Upgrades from NetBackup 126.96.36.199
If you currently run NetBackup 188.8.131.52 in your environment, then your upgrade path is to NetBackup 184.108.40.206.