Updates, Patches and Late Breaking News for NetBackup 7.6.1

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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:





Installation and Upgrade Checklist:

An Installation and Upgrade Checklist is available for NetBackup 7.6.1 on the SORT website to determine 7.6.1 requirements for master, media and clients:

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.

NetBackup 7.6.1 Download Information

Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)

SORT provides information on whether your environment is compatible with a NetBackup installation or upgrade and gives you links to the latest documentation and software.


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:


Installation Issues:
Please review the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal for additional information on how to perform a 7.6.1 upgrade: 


Latest Issues:

Fixed in 7.7.1:  (ET 3799619) In NetBackup versions, and 7.7, nbemm and nbftconfig may randomly core dump when running nbftconfig.

Fixed in 7.7:  alert: (ET 3856546) In very rare circumstances, nbpem may use an old version of a updated policy, which may lead to unexpected results.

Fixed in 7.7:  (ET 3807624) Java Console constantly refreshes (circle icon) after installing or upgrading to NetBackup 7.6.1.x.


NetBackup is now available!

NetBackup 7.6.1 Maintenance Release 2 ( includes fixes for the issues marked below (including all fixes contained in the NetBackup maintenance release) and additional fix content.  All customers are encouraged to apply the maintenance release as part of normal maintenance.  ALL issues listed below this header are resolved in NetBackup

Fixed in  alert (ET 3713103) Backup of a FIFO (named pipe) file only backs up the metafile, not its contents.

Fixed in  (ET 3709306) After upgrading to NetBackup or later, some AIX servers may experience a shortage of file system space and/or slow performance of NetBackup.

Fixed in  (ET 3749964) During VMWare Single File Restore (SFR), bprd will core dump on Solaris systems running on the SPARC architecture.

Fixed in  alert: (ET 3761174) On NetBackup 7.6.1 and, after suspending and resuming a job, future scheduled backups for that policy and client do not run.

Fixed in  (ET 3779907) On NetBackup 7.6.1 and, Mac OS X client restores do not restore extended attributes and resource forks.

Fixed in  (ET 3735610) After upgrading to NetBackup 7.6.1/ VMware Snapshots are intermittently hanging on Windows VMware Backup Host

Fixed in  (ET 3735610) Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) backup for Exchange, Active Directory(AD) or SharePoint failed with "Granular processing failed!" on NetBackup 7.6.1/


Fixed in  (ET 3682945) Restores of SQL databases that contain space characters fail.

Fixed in  (ET 3682937) nbdiscover and/or nbcs may core dump when a virtual machine does not have an instance UUID

Fixed in  (ET 3647290) Security Advisory: SYM15-003: A potential for JavaScript injection exists in NetBackup OpsCenter through 7.6.1.

Fixed in  (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.

Fixed in  (ET 3593340) GRT restores fail on 32-bit Windows because nbgre.exe is not started.

Fixed in  (ET 3665290) P2V conversion jobs using Bare Metal Restore (BMR) may fail with Status 7 when the VMWare dataStore is incorrectly selected.

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