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