NB_6.5.4.Winx64_CD.exe provides a media refresh to 6.5.4 for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients only on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 Server Core x64 platforms for NEW INSTALLS, and for NEW INSTALLS of Windows 2003 x64 platforms

Problem

NB_6.5.4.Winx64_CD.exe provides a media refresh to 6.5.4 for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients only on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 Server Core x64 platforms for NEW INSTALLS, and for NEW INSTALLS of Windows 2003 x64 platforms

Solution

NB 6.5GA Pack NB_6.5.4 README                                       May 11, 2009
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NOTE:  Do not install this CD image for existing NetBackup Windows x64 Server or Client installations as this CD is for NEW NetBackup Installs only.  This CD image SHOULD NOT be used as a Release Update to perform an upgrade.  Please install the NetBackup 6.5.4 Windows x64 Release Update.

This CD image provides support for Veritas NetBackup (tm) servers and clients
only on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 Server Core x64 platforms, and for new
installs on Windows 2003 x64 platforms. It also contains fixes for NetBackup
Add-on products, Database Agents, and NetBackup Encryption that are contained
in the 6.5.4 Release Update. This CD image is intended to be used to support
new installations of NetBackup 6.5.4.  This CD image should not be used as a
Release Update to perform an upgrade. If you want to upgrade to NetBackup 6.5.4
from a previous version of NetBackup, you should install the proper
NetBackup 6.5.4 Release Update.

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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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    -- There are no dependencies for this CD image.

I.    NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
        Platform Proliferations
        New Features and Enhancements
        End-of-Life Notifications
II.   KNOWN ISSUES
III.  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
IV.   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
V.    UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
VI.   CURRENT RELEASE UPDATE INDEX  
VII.  RELEASE UPDATE CONTENT
        Conventions
        Current Release Update
           NB_6.5.4.x64
        Release Update History
           NB_6.5.3.x64
           NB_6.5.2.x64
           NB_6.5.1.x64




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I.  NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
============================================
The following is a comprehensive list of the platform proliferations that were
added in this CD image of NetBackup. (This list contains both UNIX and
Windows proliferations.) For additional information about platform
proliferations, see the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site:

  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303344

+  Bare Metal Restore (BMR)
  - BMR Server and Client support for Red Hat 5 x64
  - BMR Server support for HP-UX 11 v2 (11.23) IA64
  - Support for BMR was added for Windows 2003 x64 client
  - Solaris 10 x64 server support for BMR
  - BMR Master Server support for Windows 2008 x64
  - BMR Supports SAN-Boot for Windows 2003 32- and 64-bit clients
  - BMR Does not support BMR Client/Boot server on SPARC-Sun4V

+  Clients and agents
  - Database agent support for Informix 10.0, 11.1, and 11.5 on AIX 6.1
  - Database Agent support for SQL Server on Windows 2003 IA64
  - Database Agent support for Sybase ASE 15.0 on Windows 2008 x86
  - Database Agent support for XBSA on Windows 2008 IA64   
  - Sybase 12.5 and 15.0 agent support for Red Hat 4.0 and 5.0 x64
  - FT Media Server support on Red Hat 5.0 and 5.2 Update 2
  - SAN Client support on Windows 2003 IA64
  - Lotus Notes 8.5 on Windows Server 2008 (WS2008) x64
  - Oracle 10gR2 and  11g on Red Hat 5.0 IBM pSeries platform
  - SAP on MaxDB 7.7.04.30 databases on Windows 2008 x64
  - SAP on Oracle 10G R2, BRTools 7.10, on Windows 2008 x64
  - SharePoint 2007 with SQL 2008
  - SharePoint agent support for an SQL server cluster in a VCS environment
  - File System Snapshot Client (SNC) support on AIX 6.1
  - Enterprise Vault agent support for Enterprise Vault 7.5 on Windows 2003 x86
  - Enterprise Vault agent support for Enterprise Vault 7.5 on Windows 2003 x64
    Note: NetBackup 6.5.4 does not formally support Enterprise Vault 8.x.
          However, the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site
          contains additional information on how you can protect Enterprise
          Vault 8.x data using NetBackup 6.5.4.
             http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/323945


+  NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM)
  - 64-bit NOM Support
    NOM server support of 64-bit platforms including Solaris SPARC,
    Solaris x64 and Windows 2003 x64

+  Windows 2008
  - MSEO 2008 Support
  - WS2008 core x64 SAN Client
  - WS2008 IA64 SAN Client
  - WS2008 SnapVault
  - WS2008 NDMP support
  - WS2008 database agent Cluster support for VCS x64
  - WS2008 database agent Cluster support for MSCS x64
  - WS2008 x64 Database Agents SNC
  - WS2008 x86 Database Agents SNC
  - Windows 2008 OST Device Qualification
  - Windows 2008 Vault Support (Master & Media) x64
  - Windows 2008 File System x64 SNC
  - Windows 2008 Cluster Support (Master & Media) x64
  - Windows 2008 NBAC/Encryption Support (Master & Media) x64
  - Windows Logo Certification (Certified for Windows 2008 Server 2008)
  - NOM and Java user interface support for Windows 2008

+  Other
  - Introduce AIX 6.1 master and media server support
  - Mid-range Disk arrays integration with Snapshot Client - IBM DS4000 array
  - File System & Oracle Agent SNC support on AIX 6.1 - local disk
  - HP-UX 11.31 path support
  - HP-UX 11iv3 persistent DSFs (Refer to the New Features and Enhancements
       section of this Readme for additional information about this feature.)


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NetBackup 6.5.3 Platform Proliferations:
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The following platform proliferations were announced in the NetBackup 6.5.3.

+  Added support for Informix on Red Hat 4, 32 and 64 bit platforms.  Also added
  support for Informix on Red Hat 5, 32 and 64 bit platforms.

+  Added support for SQL 2008 on Windows 2008, 64-bit platforms.

+  Added support VCB 1.5 support for VMWare.



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NetBackup 6.5.2 Platform Proliferations:
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The following platform proliferations were announced in the NetBackup 6.5.2.
 
+  The release adds support for the following Windows platforms.
    - NetBackup media server support for Windows 2008 X64
    - NetBackup client support for Windows 2008 X64
    - NetBackup client support for Windows 2008 X86

+  This release adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 Client on Apple and MacIntosh
  platforms.

+  This release adds support for AIX 6.1 Client on IBM platforms.

+  This release adds support for OpenAFS 1.4.4 Client on Solaris 8.

+  This release adds support for HP-UX 11.31 for NetBackup Access Control (NBAC).

+  Support has been added for the following Linux releases for SharedDisk media
  servers:
    - RedHat 4.0 Update 5 on Intel/AMD x86 and x64
    - SuSE 9 SP 3 on Intel/AMD x86 and x64
  This Linux support includes the following limitations:
    - Device mapper multipath is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      update 5 only.
    - If device mapper multipathing is configured for a LUN, LUN formatting
      using Veritas Storage Foundation is not supported.
    - EMC PowerPath with Veritas Storage Foundation is supported with Storage
      Foundation 5.0mp2rp1 and later.

+  For the new Exchange Instant Recovery feature, when using Veritas Storage
  Foundation for Windows (SFW), the minimum software level is SFW 5.0.

+  The BMR master server is now supported on following two new platforms:
  -  Windows 2003 X64 platform
  -  HP-UX 11.23 PARISC

+  This release provides support the following QLogic HBAs for Fibre Transport
  media servers:
    - QLA2460 and QLA2462 (PCI-X)
    - QLE2460 and QLE2462 (PCI-e)


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NetBackup 6.5.1 Platform Proliferations:
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The following platform proliferations were announced in the NetBackup 6.5.1.

+  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint
  Services (WSS) 3.0 (For more information about this proliferation refer to
  the New Features subsection.)

+  Microsoft Exchange 2007 proliferations that adds mailbox, Snapshot client,
  and VCS support. (For more information about this proliferation refer to
  the New Features subsection.)

+  Added master and media server support for the Red Hat Enterprise
  Linux 5.0 Intel x64 operating system.

+  Added master and media server support for the HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
  operating system. (NBAC is not supported on this platform, in this release.)

+  Added NDMP support for HP-UX IA64, Solaris x64, and Windows 2003 x64
  operating systems.

+  Added support for 64-bit SLES 9 SP3 x86_64 as a Fibre Transport Media Server.

+  Added support for 64-bit Red Hat 4 update 5 x86_64 as a Fibre Transport Media
  Server (Note: Red Hat 4 update 3 x86_64 was supported in NetBackup 6.5 GA
  however, it did not support quad core machines).

+  Added Windows 2003 x64 Snapshot client and CLARiiON array support. This
  includes Instant Recovery (IR) for the SQL server on a Windows VSS platform.

+  Added SAN Client support for HP-UX 11.31 PA-RISC and IA-64 operating systems.



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Current New Features and Enhancements:
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This section contains a comprehensive list of the new UNIX and Windows features
and enhancements that are being added to NetBackup in this CD image. For more
information about any new feature contained in this release, refer to the
NetBackup 6.5.4 Documentation Updates document contained in the following
TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318350

Some new features mentioned in the list below are documented in a stand-alone
TechNote. In those instances, the TechNote number is supplied in the list.

+  BMR no longer requires a separate license. The license is embedded in the
  NetBackup server license.

+  New Database Agent features and enhancements

  - NetBackup for Enterprise Vault agent
    The new NetBackup for Enterprise Vault agent greatly simplifies data
    protection for the Enterprise Vault servers. This new agent protects all
    of the Enterprise Vault partitions and their associated databases. Because
    the agent leverages snapshot technology, the vault is in a read-only
    backup-mode for the shortest time possible: just long enough to complete
    a snapshot. A backup like this is completely coordinated with Enterprise
    Vault using the agent; no scripts or manipulating registry settings.

    The agent supports disaster recovery of a partition and databases.
    Moreover, it also supports recovery of individual files within a
    partition. Lastly, the agent will automatically discover the various
    servers and components within your Enterprise Vault environment that
    needs protection.

    For more information about this new NetBackup agent, refer to the
    following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318349

    In addition to the NetBackup 6.5.4 Enterprise Vault agent, the following
    white papers are available:
    -  For information on how to protect Enterprise Vault 8.0 entities using
       Enterprise Vault Agent 6.5.4 and SQL Agent 6.5.4, you can refer to the
       following white paper on the Symantec Support Web site:
          http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/323945

    -  For information on the NetBackup Enterprise Vault Migrator, you can
       refer to the following white paper on the Symantec Support Web site:
          http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/324305

  - NetBackup for Hyper-V agent
    The new NetBackup for Hyper-V agent leverages the same granular
    recovery technology used in the NetBackup for VMware agent. The agent
    protects virtual machines (VM) by backing up the virtual hard drive
    (VHD) images. From the image backup, you can restore the entire VM or
    individual files within the VM. This is done without any VHD staging;
    only the files you select are recovered from tape. Policy setup is
    also simplified by the automatic detection of all VMs within the
    Hyper-V server. Supports Windows 2008 Hyper-V servers.

    For more information about this new NetBackup agent, refer to the
    following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318358

  - Granular Recovery for Active Directory
    The new NetBackup for Active Directory agent supports granular recovery
    of most AD objects, including:
    - User Accounts
    - Organizational Units
    - Printers
    - Individual attribute values, like names, addresses, IDs, etc.
    - And others

    This is available for Windows Server 2003 & 2008 AD servers by simply
    including Windows System State in the backup.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Server
  The NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator's Guide was updated
  to include all new features that were added since NetBackup 6.5.

  See http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/320793

  - Instant recovery log truncation option
  - Granular cataloging option

  To use this new feature in 6.5.4, both the media server and the Exchange
  clients need to be at the same NetBackup version. If you upgrade the media
  server to NetBackup 6.5.4, you must also upgrade your clients to version
  NetBackup 6.5.4.

  In addition, this release contains the following configuration changes for
  Exchange cluster environments:
  - To perform Continuous Cluster Replication (CCR) backups of the passive VSS
    writer, you no longer need to set the "Enable Remote Streaming Backup"
    registration key.
  - For Exchange 2007 SP1 or later, you no longer need to configure the
    NetBackup Client Service to run as domain admin.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Server
  - The NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Server Administrator's Guide has
    been updated to include all new features that were added since
    NetBackup 6.5 GA.

        See http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318354

      - To use the new SharePoint features in 6.5.4, both the media server
        and SharePoint clients need to be at the same NetBackup version. If you
        upgrade the media server to NetBackup 6.5.4, you must also upgrade your
        clients to version 6.5.4.
      - The agent now validates user credentials entered in the NetBackup
        Administration Console.
      - You can now browse for SharePoint objects when you create a backup
        policy.
      - The "AllWebs" directive in the file list selection backs up all Web
        Applications.  This directive is only supported for NetBackup 6.5.4
        and later.

  - Granular restores can be redirected to a file system.

  - Improved SharePoint Granular Recovery
    In NetBackup 6.5.4, the NetBackup for SharePoint agent offers
    additional, more comprehensive granular recovery capabilities, that
    includes the following:
    - Sites and sub-sites
    - Entire lists, like calendars, tasks, links, discussions, and others
    - Any item(s) from a list
    - Any version of a file
    - Recover files to a folder on disk

    Also, several simplifications have been made in configuring a granular
    recovery policy. This new feature is supported for SharePoint 2003 & 2007,
    and WSS 2.0 & 3.0.

+  Enhanced NetBackup clustering support for Snapshot Client
  This release contains enhancements that improve the support of NetBackup
  Snapshot Client Storage Foundation (SF) snapshot methods in a cluster
  environment. Some of the SF snapshot methods that have been improved are:
  VxVM, FlashSnap, VxFS Checkpoint, and VVR.


+  The following new features have been added in the NetBackup for VMware.
  For more information about these new features, refer to the following
  TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site:

     See http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318357
    
  - VMware "hotadd" transport mode
    A new VMware feature called the "hotadd" transport mode allows you to run
    the VMware backup proxy server in a virtual machine. The "hotadd" transport
    mode for a backup proxy server in a virtual machine allows the required
    virtual disks to be made dynamically visible to the backup proxy server.
    This feature requires ESX 3.5 Update 2 or later and VCB 1.5. For
    instructions on the hotadd transport mode and on installing the backup
    proxy server in a VMware virtual machine, refer to your VMware
    documentation.
    
    The only configuration requirement in NetBackup is to select "5-hotadd"
    as the transfer type in the Snapshot Client Options dialog in the
    NetBackup policy.

  - VMware physical Raw Device Mapping integration with Snapshot Client
    VMware offers a technology called raw device mapping (RDM). This technology
    allows a virtual machine (VM) to access physical disks directly. One of the
    benefits of RDM is that it enables a VM to use large storage devices such
    as disk arrays. This feature provides a NetBackup Snapshot Client Alternate
    Client backup solution that protects the data on VMware RDM storage.

  - The NetBackup server requires logon credentials to access your VMware
    ESX server or VMware VirtualCenter. This NetBackup 6.5.4 release adds the
    ability to verify that the credentials you have entered are valid for the
    server. The NetBackup Add Virtual Machine Server dialog now contains a
    Validate Credentials check box.

  - Added an option to disable virtual machine quiesce before the snapshot.
    By default, I/O on the virtual machine is quiesced before NetBackup creates
    the snapshot. In rare circumstances, if you have a database running on the
    virtual machine, it may be necessary to create the snapshot without
    performing the quiesce. This option must be used with care, and is not
    recommended for most VMware environments.

+  Backup Exec Tape Reader now supports BE 11/11d
  This feature enables customers to import and restore their BE 11 & BE 11d
  backup images into the NetBackup environment. Customers who want to
  migrate from BE to NetBackup will likely benefit from this feature.


+  NetBackup User Interfaces Features and Enhancements
  - NetBackup Administration Console: Configurable auto-logoff
    NetBackup now provides the option for administrators to configure the
    administration console to automatically log off users after a
    specified period of inactivity. They are required to enter their
    credentials again before further administering the product. This
    feature is off by default.

  - NetBackup Administration Console: Configurable Login Banner
    A login banner can be configured to appear for users while logging in.
    Customers who require an acceptance of a corporate security or legal
    statement for administrators to proceed with login would use this
    feature. Another common use is for company branding or informational
    messages, where users are presented with the message but not required
    to accept or act on the communication.


+  OST Enhancements
  - OpenStorage Direct Copy to Tape
    Many intelligent disk appliances attach tape libraries on the back-end
    and create tape copies unbeknownst to NetBackup. The OpenStorage API has
    been extended to enable data protection applications to direct data
    movement from disk to tape. The user, through NetBackup, chooses which
    backup images are copied to tape and also controls the tape format.

    The following list explains some of the benefits of this feature:
    - Eliminates I/O through the media server
    - NetBackup's catalog is aware of all backup copies
    - Enables you to apply different retention periods for copies
    - NetBackup aware tape format - the tapes can be transported to a
      different library and read by NetBackup.

   For more information about this feature, see the NetBackup Shared Storage
   Guide for release 6.5.4 at the following URL:

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318351

  - OpenStorage Optimized Synthetic backups
    The OpenStorage Optimized Synthetic backup method requires no data
    movement across the network from the storage server to the media
    server. The optimized, synthetic backup method constructs the synthetic
    image by using calls from the media server to the storage server. The
    media server tells the storage server which full and incremental images
    to use to create the synthetic backup. Then, the synthetic backup is
    constructed directly on the storage server.

    (In previous releases, the synthetic backup method was constructed on
    the media server. Backups were moved across the network from the
    storage server to the media server and constructed (or synthesized)
    into one image. The synthetic image was then moved back to the storage
    server. The process was lengthy and caused additional network traffic.)

    For more information, see the NetBackup Shared Storage Guide for
    release 6.5.4 at the following URL:

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318351

  - OpenStorage versioning solution
    It is possible for a number of potential version incompatibilities to
    arise, because different versions between the various components exist
    in the stack. This Release Update contains a versioning solution that
    permits interoperability across the OST core library and the OST plug-in.
    These changes enable the OST core library to work with different
    versioned libraries and plug-ins can determine which versions to support.

  - Support NetApp P3 conversion to OST and metadata support
    This feature provides enhanced functionality in the OpenStorage program.
    Vendors, such as NetApp, can leverage existing benefits of the OST
    program.  In addition, they can develop and deliver OST-specific feature
    sets like optimized duplication or virtual synthetics without regard to\
    the NetBackup release schedule.

    Vendors such as these currently parse an OST image name to identify the
    NetBackup-specific details such as copy and fragment numbers. This
    feature adds an additional (imageset) structure to an OST image's
    definition that enables NetBackup to give plug-in vendors a programmatic
    way to connect OST images into a logical hierarchy.

  - This feature also supports Hot Catalog backup and restore operations to
    OpenStorage Disk Pools.


+  Storage Lifecycle Policy Features and Enhancements

  - Network Optimized Duplication
    This feature optimizes duplication traffic by selecting the same Media
    server for both Source and Destination when possible. The result is that
    no data is sent over the network. This gives the user better control of
    image movement over the storage network and it eliminates LAN usage
    during a duplication operation.

  - Hierarchical duplication (Dup from Copy X)
    This feature provides the ability to specify, in a Storage Lifecycle
    Policy, a hierarchy the represents a cascaded duplication plan. Each
    duplication step specifies which storage device is used as the source.
    The typical use case is to drive off-host duplication. This enables a
    configuration that clearly separates the duplication overhead from the
    backup processes.

  - Storage Lifecycle Policy (SLP) performance improvements with media
    contention during duplication jobs

    New in 6.5.4:  SLP Media Set Batching for duplicating backup images
    from a tape device (or VTL) to some other device.

    A SLP collects batches of related backup images and includes the images
    in a series of duplication jobs.  How these images are selected to create
    each batch (each duplication job), can significantly improve or diminish
    the efficiency (performance) of the duplication jobs.  If multiple
    duplication jobs are created such that they need to read from the same
    set of tapes, the contention for media can seriously diminish product
    performance.

    In previous NetBackup versions, the SLP created a duplication job for a
    batch of backup images if the images all started on the same tape.  The
    parameters in the LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file determined how large the batch
    file could become.  If the parameters in the LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS were set
    sufficiently large, then all of the images that started on a given tape
    were included in a single batch (duplication job).  If those parameters
    were not large enough to include all images that started on a given tape,
    then multiple duplication jobs were created to copy the images from the
    tape. These multiple duplication jobs were in contention for the same set
    of media. Symantec advised administrators to set the parameters in the
    LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file large enough to include all images that started on
    a given tape.

    However, even if administrators followed this advice, the last image on a
    tape (or the last images if the backups were multiplexed) would span to a
    second tape, causing contention for the second tape.  This occurred because
    a subsequent duplication job had tried to duplicate all images that started
    on the second tape.

    In NetBackup 6.5.4, the SLP looks beyond a single tape when forming each
    batch of images (each duplication job).  In 6.5.4, the SLP collects all
    images that start on the first tape, but will continue on to subsequent
    tapes, as images continue to span from tape to tape.  When an image spans
    to a second tape, the SLP adds the images that start on the second tape to
    the batch that will form the next duplication job.  This continues as
    images span tapes, until one of the parameters in the LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS
    file causes the SLP to stop adding images. At that point, the duplication
    job is submitted (requested).

    The administrator should know the following information about configuring
    these parameters.

    Keep in mind that the goal is to allow the duplication jobs to become as
    large as possible for more efficient duplication.  Especially when the
    original backup images are multiplexed on tape, duplication performs best
    when one large duplication job can stream "all" images from a connected set
    of tapes to secondary storage.  Administrators are often inclined to split
    this set of tapes into multiple duplication jobs, so that they can keep
    multiple destination drives spinning.  Consider making the number of drives
    that write duplicate copies equal to the number of drives that write the
    original backup images.  This allows batches of connected images to stay
    together in complete and efficient duplication jobs.

    A. If duplication jobs are to run at the same time as backup jobs, or if
       you need enough concurrent duplication jobs to keep all of the
       destination tape drives spinning (see the previous paragraph), then one
       of the following parameters must be used to limit the size of the
       duplication jobs:
       - MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB
       - MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION
       - MAX_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION

    B. Alternatively, the user can disable SLP duplication during the backup
       window.  This lets the duplication jobs run after the product has stopped
       writing backups to the source media, thereby further reducing contention
       for the source media.  This can improve the performance of duplication
       itself, though there may be idle time on the devices between the backup
       window and the time that duplications are allowed to begin.

       In either case, to further reduce media contention, assign each SLP to a
       different Volume Pool for any copy that will be used as the source copy
       for subsequent duplication jobs.  To separate the source tapes in this
       way avoids having multiple SLPs trying to read from the same source tape
       pool.

+  Support for HP-UX 11iv3 persistent DSFs:
  NetBackup 6.5.4 includes support for HPUX 11iv3 persistent device special
  files (DSF) for tape drives and robotic tape libraries.

  The installation of the NetBackup 6.5.4 patch makes no device path changes
  on existing NetBackup installation. The NetBackup administrator must change
  device paths on existing installations. See "How to upgrade to 11iv3 new
  persistent DSFs" below for more information on transitioning to the new DSFs.

  If your system is a new NetBackup installation and you have not previously
  configured the legacy HP device paths, you do not need to use the upgrade
  section below. NetBackup device discovery will correctly configure your
  devices using the new HP-UX persistent DSFs.

  You do not have to use persistent DSFs. However, beginning with this patch,
  NetBackup device discovery finds only persistent DSFs. To use legacy device
  files on new NetBackup installations, you must configure them manually.

  Also, you can use persistent DSFs on some HP-UX servers and legacy device
  files on others.

  For information about how to create the persistent DSFs, see "To configure
  HP 11iV3 devices after connecting devices to the system" below.

  About Persistent DSFs:
  Persistent DSFs for tape drives have a tape path form of
  /dev/rtape/tape#_BESTnb.  NetBackup only supports the Berkeley no-rewind
  device paths. NetBackup also requires pass-through paths for all tape drives.

  In HP 11iv3, these tape pass-through paths are of the following form:
      /dev/pt/pt_tape#
  The # represents the instance number that matches the number in the
  /dev/rtape/tape#_BESTnb device file or retrieved from the ioscan output.

  These pass-through paths are created automatically for all tape defined tape
  drives that have valid /dev/rtape paths. Any NetBackup auto discovery command
  or the /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/scan command automatically creates these
  pass-through paths. For robotics, NetBackup supports the HP-UX eschgr driver
  paths of the form /dev/rchgr/autoch#.

  NetBackup also supports the use of the IBM atdd tape driver on HP-UX 11iv3.
  There is a minimum atdd driver level required. Please see the NetBackup
  Hardware Compatibility List for more IBM attd driver levels supported and
  atdd configuration information:
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/284599
  Also see the NetBackup OS compatibility list for the minimum OS patch level
  required to run on HP-UX:
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/325328

  To create HP-UX 11iV3 device files after connecting devices to the system:
  Use one of the following procedures to create the DSF files. Create DSFs on
  every HP-UX 11iV3 server on which you want to use the new persistent DSFs. If
  you do not create persistent DSFs, you must create legacy device files and
  then configure devices manually in NetBackup.

  NetBackup device discovery discovers these files when you configure devices
  in NetBackup.

  To create the tape devices files automatically:
  - Enter one of the following commands as root:
        For estape (tape entries): insf - d estape
        For eschgr (autoch entries): insf - d eschgr
        For IBM atdd driver controlled tape drive: insf - d atdd

  - Adding the -e option to these command lines refreshes the device path for
    all devices using the given driver. For example, "insf - d estape - e"
    refreshes all estape controlled tape drives.
  For more information about using the HP-UX insf command, see the man page.

  To manually create passthru paths for tape drives:
  - Enter the following command (# is the instance number of the device from
    the ioscan output):
        mksf - P - C tape - I #
    For more information about using the HP-UX mksf command, see the man page.

  How to upgrade to 11iv3 new persistent DSFs
  -------------------------------------------
  To upgrade from the legacy DSFs to the new DSFs:

  1. Add the following entry to the /usr/openv/volmgr/vm.conf file (the syntax
     must be as specified in all capital letters):
        AUTO_PATH_CORRECTION=YES

  2. After adding the entry to the vm.conf file and with no current jobs running
     on the media server, run the following command:   
        /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/stopltid

  3. Wait a few minutes for the service to stop, then restart ltid by running
     the following command:
        /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/ltid
        
  You can also start and stop the device service by using the NetBackup
  Administration Console.

  After the services are all restarted, you should be able to see that the tape
  paths and robotic paths were updated to the new persistent device paths.

  After the services are started and device paths updated, you can (but do not
  have to) remove the AUTO_PATH_CORRECTION=YES entry from the vm.conf file can
  be removed. If you roll back to a previous NetBackup 6.5.x version, the
  AUTO_PATH_CORRECTION=YES entry in the vm.conf file will cause the device
  files to be automatically re-configured using the legacy DSF's when ltid
  restarts on the older patch version.

  If you ran device discovery before reading this information, the new DSF
  paths were added to the configuration but the old legacy path(s) will still
  be configured in the device database as alternate paths. Because you should
  only be running the legacy paths or the new paths but not both, on restart
  if ltid finds a mixed path configuration on the media server it automatically
  runs AUTO_PATH_CORRECTION, which uses all the new DSFs and purge the legacy
  DSF's from your NetBackup configuration for the media server.

  To save the old paths, you can use tpconfig to DISABLE to old paths but keep
  their data in the device configuration before restarting ltid.


+  NOM Features and Enhancements

  - Tree view roll-up for multi-part jobs
    For multi-part jobs - like those from storage lifecycle policies, Vault,
    application and multi-streamed backups - users can choose whether to show
    all jobs or only the top level, parent job in the NOM Job Monitor. When
    viewing only parent jobs, a tree structure is presented with the overall
    jobs status in the top node. Users are then able to expand the tree to
    drill into the individual child jobs and related details within.

  - NOM Integration with Symantec Threatcon
    Symantec Threatcon is a measurement of the global threat exposure. NOM
    now displays the Threatcon graphic and threat level so that NetBackup
    administrators can determine whether any action is required in the
    protection environment. If an administrator does not spend time actively
    monitoring the environment, NOM also offers a Threatcon alert for
    notification when a user-specified threat level is met.

  - Read-only NOM access
    A built-in role for read-only access to NOM. The read-only user can
    monitor all operations, but not take any action against the NetBackup
    environment (up and down drives or services, start or stop jobs, and so
    forth). Daily monitoring and troubleshooting activities can be assigned
    to the operations team without introducing the risk of configuration
    updates or NetBackup actions that impact backup or recovery activities.

  - NOM CSV report export
    NOM reports can now be emailed in CSV format. Some of the benefits
    users expect from this feature include the ability to analyze the data
    outside of the NOM tool, correlate with other data sets and preserve
    the data for historical reference and analysis.

  - NOM performance/scalability improvements
    NOM now provides visibility and a single-point-of-control across the
    entire NetBackup environment. With this release, a single NOM server
    can support up to 100 master servers and 150,000 jobs per day. Also,
    additional infrastructure optimizations provide faster and more
    predictable User Interface response times.

  - Virtual Client Summary report
    A new report called Virtual Client Summary report has been added in
    NOM 6.5.4. This report shows details of all virtual clients of a
    NetBackup Master Server. Using this report, you can determine whether
    these virtual clients were backed up by NetBackup or not.

  - Representation of Storage Unit Lifecycle Policy hierarchy
    In NetBackup 6.5.4, Storage Unit Lifecycle Policy feature has been
    enhanced so that you can add storage destinations in a hierarchical
    manner. For example, a backup storage destination can have a
    duplication storage destination, which can further have multiple
    duplication destinations. NOM 6.5.4 has been enhanced to represent
    this Storage Unit Lifecycle Policy hierarchy in a tree view, as it is
    managed in NetBackup.

  - Improvement in database upgrade process
    The upgrade process has now been improved, to avoid any hassles because
    of database upgrade taking long hours. In NOM 6.5.4, the database is
    upgraded in two stages. The first part of the database, which comprises
    data other than Jobs and Media and is smaller in size, is upgraded while
    NOM is being upgraded to 6.5.4. The bigger part of the database
    comprises Job and Media data, which is upgraded after the NOM 6.5.4
    upgrade is complete. You can work in the NOM console while this data is
    being upgraded in the background. In addition, you can view the database
    upgrade status using the NOM console.

  - Enhancements in Monitoring section
    The Monitoring section has been enhanced in terms of usability. The
    Master Server details page has been updated to clearly state the
    connection status of all monitors as Connected, Partially Connected,
    and Not Connected. In addition, you can view the root cause for a
    connection failure.

  - Few enhancements in alerting functionality
    For a hung job alert, you can now configure NOM to ignore the time for
    which a job is in a queued state. You can also configure the severity
    for an email/trap that is sent when an alert is cleared.

  - Support for new SNMP versions
    NOM now supports the following SNMP versions:
     - SNMPv1
     - SNMPv3


+  New Tools and Supportability

  - NBCC utility
    The NBCC utility uses the output from various OS and NetBackup commands
    to analyze the consistency state of the NetBackup configuration and
    database/catalogs as they relate to tape media. If inconsistencies are
    detected, NBCC consolidates and packages the resulting data into a bundle
    that can be sent to Symantec Tech Support for analysis.

 - NBCCR utility
    The NBCCR utility processes database/catalog repair actions as defined
    in a special file generated by and under the guidance of Symantec Tech
    Support. This file is created as part of the analysis of the data
    collected by NBCC and any site specific situations.



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NetBackup 6.5.3 New Features and Enhancements:
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The following features and enhancements were introduced in NetBackup 6.5.3. For
more information about any of the features introduced in that release, refer to
the NetBackup 6.5.3 Documentation Updates document contained in the following
TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.  

     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/305408

+  NetBackup 6.5.3 includes the ability to restore Exchange mailboxes, folders,
  and messages from a storage group or database backup. This type of backup
  can serve both kinds of recovery situations: from the same backup image you
  can choose either to restore whole storage groups and databases or you can
  select individual items within mailboxes.

+  For restores of individual items with Exchange Server or SharePoint Server,
  note the following:

  - You must be running Windows 2008 or Windows 2003 R2. Information about how
    to upgrade Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 to Windows Server 2003 R2
    is available from the following Microsoft web site:
       http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912309

  - For Windows 2008, you must enable Services for Network File System under
    File Services. See the NetBackup 6.5.3 Documentation Updates for more
    information.

+  A new TechNote is available with updated information for using Granular
  Recovery with SharePoint Server 2003/2007. This TechNote is available on the
  Symantec Support Web site:
 
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/305549

+  The administrator can customize how the Storage Lifecycle Manager (nbstserv)
  runs duplication jobs by creating a LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file and adding
  specific parameters.  (See Chapter 5 in the 6.5 Administrator's Guide, Vol. I,
  for complete setup instructions.)

  The following parameters were added since 6.5.

  DUPLICATION_SESSION_INTERVAL_MINUTES
     Indicates how frequently nbstserv starts a duplication session. During a
     duplication session, NetBackup looks for completed backups on backup
     storage destinations and decides whether or not it is time to start a new
     duplication job.

     Default: 5 minutes. Minimum: 1 minute.
     Syntax: DUPLICATION_SESSION_INTERVAL_MINUTES 5

  IMAGE_EXTENDED_RETRY_PERIOD_IN_HOURS
     All copies must be completed in a lifecycle. If necessary, NetBackup
     initially tries three times to duplicate an image to a duplication
     destination. This prevents NetBackup from retrying too frequently. If,
     after three tries, the copy is still unsuccessful, this parameter indicates
     how long NetBackup waits before an image copy is added to the next
     duplication job. (The frequency is determined by the
     DUPLICATION_SESSION_INTERVAL_MINUTES parameter.)

     The NetBackup administrator may need more than two hours (the default) to
     solve the problem. Alternatively, the administrator can temporarily
     de-activate a lifecycle using nbstlutil.

     Default: 2 hours. Minimum: 1 hour.
     Syntax: IMAGE_EXTENDED_RETRY_PERIOD_IN_HOURS 2

  The following parameters have been added to help the lifecycle run duplication
  jobs as efficiently as possible.  They are similar to existing parameters but
  indicate the size in gigabytes instead of kilobytes:

  MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB
     Use this parameter (similar to MIN_KB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB, introduced
     in 6.5) to indicate the size that the batch of images should reach before
     one duplication job is run for the entire batch.  The lifecycle does not
     request a duplication job until either:

     - The aggregate size of the images in a batch reaches the minimum size as
       indicated by this parameter, or
     - The MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB time has passed. This
       parameter determines the maximum time between batch requests.

     Default:  8 gigabytes.  Syntax:  MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB 8

  MAX_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB
     Use this parameter (similar to MAX_KB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB,
     introduced in 6.5) to indicate how large the batch of images is allowed to
     grow. When the size reaches the size as indicated by this parameter, no
     more images are added to the batch.  Default:  25 gigabytes.  

       Syntax:  MAX_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB 25

  Notes about MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB / MAX_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB:
     - Use either the KB or the GB version of these parameters, but not both.
     - If only one MAX or one MIN parameter is specified, the other uses the
       default value for that parameter.



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NetBackup 6.5.2 New Features and Enhancements:
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The following features and enhancements were introduced in NetBackup 6.5.2. For
more information about any of the features introduced in that release, refer to
the NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates document contained in the following
TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302438

+  An enhancement has been made within Enhanced Staging to compute the
  maximum number of concurrent jobs for storage groups more precisely.
  Previously, Enhanced Staging used a hard-coded number to determine the maximum
  number of concurrent jobs for a storage group.  

+  This feature implements fast object positioning for NBBSAGetMultipleObject
  API restores. Fast object positioning improves restore performance by
  enabling XBSA to position the media server to the exact location of an
  object in an image. This enables XBSA to restore the object without having
  to read through the entire image.

+  This release of NetBackup provides enhanced file-based checkpointing for the
  SQL Server. For example, changes to the NetBackup for SQL Server framework
  makes it possible to resume partially completed backups. In addition, you can
  use the SQL Server database to recover a database to a new location from a
  set that does not include a full database backup image. (In earlier versions,
  only those sets that included a full database backup image was supported.)

  And finally, improvements were made that reduce the work-loss impact to the
  SQL Server database recovery by making recoveries possible through a series
  of restores rather than a monolithic restore operation.

+  Activity Monitor displays job state details
  This Release contains changes to the column layout in the Jobs
  view of the Activity Monitor. The columns are not displayed as per the layout
  preferences that you may have specified for the earlier releases.  Two new
  columns named State Details and Priority have been added to the Jobs view.
  The State Details column is displayed by default and indicates specific
  reasons why a job is queued or is not progressing.  It also lists the backup
  resource or condition for which the job is waiting.  The Priority column is
  hidden by default and indicates the current relative priority of a job to
  obtain backup resources.

+  Reverse Host Name Lookup
  The domain name system (DNS) reverse host name lookup is used to determine
  what host and domain name are indicated by a given IP address. In previous
  releases, NetBackup required that reverse host name lookup was working to
  determine that a connection to a host came from a recognizable server.

  Some administrators cannot or do not want to configure their DNS server for
  reverse host name lookup. For these environments, NetBackup now allows the
  configuration of Reverse Host Name Lookup as a master server, media server,
  or client host property in order to allow, restrict, or prohibit reverse host
  name lookup.

+  New Job Priority defaults and overrides
  In previous releases, the job priority was set only in the policy
  configuration using the Job Priority setting. The administrator was not able
  to specify a job priority for job types other than backups. In this release,
  administrators have greater flexibility and control over the priority of a
  job. In addition, administrators can set the priority of a job from multiple
  locations in the NetBackup Administration Console, from the Backup, Archive,
  and Restore client interface, and from the command line. This capability
  improves the usability and consistency of NetBackup's job priority scheme.

  This release introduces the following additions for setting and changing the
  priority of a job:
  - The ability to configure default job priorities for different job
    types in the new Default Job Priorities master server host properties.
  - The ability to dynamically change the job priority of a queued or an
    active job that waits for resources in the Activity Monitor.
  - The ability to set the priority for a media content job in the Reports
    utility.
  - The ability to set the job priority for import, verify, and duplicate
    jobs in the Catalog utility. The ability to specify the job priority
    for restore jobs in the Backup, Archive, and Restore client interface.
  - The ability to change job priorities in the bpadm and the bp interfaces.
  - The ability to specify the job priority from the command line.

+  Data at Rest Key Management Service (KMS)
  The KMS feature is a master server-based symmetric key management service that
  manages symmetric cryptography keys for tape drives that conform to the
  T10 standard (i.e. LTO4).  

+  Multiple Copy Synthetic Backups
  The Multiple Copy Synthetic Backups feature introduces the capability to read
  remote, non-primary source images to produce a second synthetic copy in
  remote storage.

  This feature provides the following benefits:
  - This feature eliminates the bandwidth cost of copying synthetic full
    backups to another site. Instead of duplicating a local synthetic full
    backup to a remote site to produce a second copy, it is more efficient to
    produce the second copy by using data movements only at the remote site.

  - This feature provides an efficient method to establish a dual-copy disaster
    recovery scheme for NetBackup backup images.

+  AdvancedDisk storage option
  This release contains new features that enable the user to choose which machines
  can be used for restores and duplications. The following list describes the
  added capabilities that this feature offers.

  - AdvancedDisk supports storage access by more than one media server.
  - AdvancedDisk supports specification of preferred or required media
      servers for restore and duplication operations. This new capability
      replaces the FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER option.

+  SharedDisk storage option
  The SharedDisk documentation in the Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation
  Updates document packaged with this release supersedes the SharedDisk
  documentation in the NetBackup 6.5 and 6.5.1 versions of the NetBackup
  Shared Storage Guide. The Veritas NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates
  document contained in the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web
  site. (http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302438)

  With this release, the SharedDisk feature enables you do the following:

  - Specify preferred or required media servers for restore and duplication
    operations. This new capability replaces the FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER
    option.  This capability provides the following benefits:
     - Offloads the workload of restores from the servers that perform the
       backups.
     - Directs the duplication traffic to specific storage servers.

  - Use either LUN masking or SCSI persistent reserve for exclusive volume
    access on the storage arrays.

+  Added SCSI persistent reservation support for SharedDisk on RedHat 4.0
  Update 5.

+  Added SCSI persistent reservation support for SharedDisk on SuSE 9 SP 3.

+  SAN Client and Fibre Transport
  The following list introduces the new features and capabilities for SAN
  client and Fibre Transport in this release.

  - You can use tape as a storage destination for the SAN Client and Fibre
    Transport feature.
  - On Solaris systems, NetBackup 6.5.2 detects the PCI bus and only allows
    ports on one bus to be used for target mode, as follows:
    - The first choice is the bus with the most 2312 target mode ports.
    - If there are no 2312 target mode ports, the bus with the most 24xx
      target mode ports is used.
    - Target mode ports on other buses are not used.
  - This release will now support the following QLogic HBAs for Fibre
    Transport media servers:
    - QLA2460 and QLA2462 (PCI-X)
    - QLE2460 and QLE2462 (PCI-e)

+  NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange
  - Backups of the Exchange 2007 passive VSS writer. With Exchange 2007,
    Microsoft introduced a new concept for Exchange that included the mirroring
    (replicating) of Exchange databases and logs to either a local server with
    replication enabled (LCR) or to a passive node of a Microsoft cluster with
    replication enabled (CCR).  The only supported backup interface to this
    replicated data is the "new" VSS passive writer that is automatically
    installed in either of these replication models. This NetBackup feature
    allows the user to select what VSS writer is backed up from the Host
    Properties for the Client. The client seamlessly backs up and catalogs as
    if it were a local VSS backup.

  - Exchange 2007 enhancements to consistency checks. Beginning with 6.5.2,
    NetBackup uses the Microsoft API to check the consistency of databases and
    transaction logs and to provide additional details.

    To take advantage of the Exchange 2007 consistency checks with the Microsoft
    API with a VSS off-host backup, the Exchange Management Console must be
    installed on the off-host client.

  - Ability to automatically redirect a VSS restore to the Exchange 2007
    recovery storage group (RSG).

  - Instant recovery for Exchange 2003 and later. This feature enables the
    recovery of storage groups and databases from a snapshot. These snapshots
    can also be staged to tape.

  - Additional information on the 6.5.2 version of the NetBackup for Exchange
    agent is available.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
  - Document-level restores of MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0.
  - Support for SharePoint 2007 document restore from a database backup.
  - Support for Microsoft SQL 2008.
  - Support for 64-bit versions of SQL Server.
  - Additional information on the 6.5.2 version of the NetBackup for SharePoint
    Portal Server agent is available.

+  NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server
  - Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
  - Support for the backup and restore data contained in the SQL Server
    filestream data type. The filestream data type allows the user to manag
    file system data using SQL Server.
  - SQL Server file-based checkpoint/restart.

+  NetBackup for Oracle (Support for Oracle 11g)
  NetBackup 6.5.2 supports backups and restores of Oracle 11g. This includes
  support for Oracle advanced data compression and Oracle data pump.

  For instructions on linking the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) with NetBackup,
  refer to the appropriate procedure for your platform and Oracle 9i or later
  or for Oracle 10g and later.

  The information in the Appendix "Oracle 9i and 10g Real Application Clusters"
  also applies to Oracle 11g.

+  Storage Lifecycle Policy destination configuration changes
  This release introduces several configuration changes for storage lifecycle
  policy storage destinations. The changes appear in the Storage Destination
  dialog box and are as follows:

  - The new Snapshot destination type is available when the Snapshot Client
    option is installed.
  - The Alternate read server selection is available only for duplication
    destinations.
  - The Preserve multiplexing option is available for multiplexed source images.

+  Database Administration Tool for NetBackup Relational Databases
  The NetBackup relational database and Bare Metal Restore database in
  NetBackup 6.0 and 6.5 used Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA). (Also
  known as SQL Anywhere.) NetBackup 6.0 and 6.5 included command line utilities
  to administer the databases. NetBackup 6.5.2 contains a tool that makes it
  easier for administrators to perform database administration tasks.

  The Database Administration tool for NetBackup databases is a stand-alone,
  interactive, menu-driven tool available on both UNIX and Windows:
  -  On UNIX, the tool has a menu-user interface, similar to the bpadm tool.
  -  On Windows, the tool has a graphical user interface. The tool is based on
     existing command lines.

  The tool, on both UNIX and Windows, provides a way for the administrator to
  perform many actions.  For a list of these actions and more information about
  this new feature, refer again to the NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates
  document.

+  How to configure and use NetBackup for VMware
  NetBackup for VMware provides backup and restore of the VMware virtual
  machines that run on VMware ESX servers. NetBackup for VMware takes advantage
  of VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) technology. The backup process is
  off-loaded from the ESX server to a separate host that is called the VMware
  backup proxy server.

  The NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation Updates document contains a chapter that
  describes this feature in detail as well as how to configure NetBackup for
  VMware.

+  Snapshot client features
  Snapshot features contained in this release of NetBackup are:
  - Storage lifecycle policies with Instant Recovery snapshots
    Instant Recovery snapshot-based backups to the types of images that
    NetBackup can manage with lifecycle policies. The Instant Recovery feature
    makes snapshots available for quick data recovery from disk. Lifecycle
    policies support a lifecycle storage plan for the storage unit copies made
    during an Instant Recovery backup.

  - NetBackup and Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
    CDP dramatically changes the data protection focus by continuously
    safeguarding all changes to important data. CDP increases the available
    recovery point granularity.

  - New disk array snapshot methods in 6.5.2
    The array snapshot methods contained in this release take advantage of
    high-speed mirroring and other snapshot capabilities that are provided by
    the arrays. The following list shows the new snapshot methods introduced in
    this release.  
      - Hitachi_CopyOnWrite
      - Hitachi_ShadowImage
      - IBM_DiskStorage_FlashCopy
      - IBM_StorageManager_FlashCopy

  - VMware raw device mode (RDM)
    VMware's raw device mapping mode (RDM) allows a VMware virtual machine to
    directly access raw physical disks. With raw device mapping, a VMware
    virtual machine can use large storage devices such as disk arrays. The
    arrays can be locally attached to the ESX server or configured on a Fibre
    Channel SAN.

+  This release adds coexistence support for clients that utilize EMC Powerpath
  devices.  Bare Metal Restore will not re-create or restore volumes or
  filesystems that reside on EMC Powerpath devices. The following is a summary
  of expected behavior when backing up and restoring EMC Powerpath clients
  with Bare Metal Restore:

  -  During backup, the configuration that is imported will have all
     references to EMC Powerpath pseudo-device names removed and replaced
     with the first active physical disk in the EMC Powerpath configuration.
     This is applicable for all UNIX and Linux platforms. For Windows platforms,
     pseudo device naming convention matches to native device naming convention
     and only pseudo device entry is maintained in the configuration.

  -  The physical disk(s) chosen to represent the EMC Powerpath configuration
     will be "Restricted" from restoration.

  -  The physical disk(s) chosen to represent the EMC Powerpath configuration
     will not be allowed to be unrestricted during Dissimilar Disk Restore
    (DDR) and Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) mapping operations.

  -  The filesystems, volumes and volume groups (if applicable) originally
     resident on EMC Powerpath devices can be mapped to non-EMC Powerpath
     devices for restoration.

  -  Resources (disk groups and volume groups) originally configured on
     EMC Powerpath devices will not automatically be imported and may not be
     available in the post-restore environment. Depending on the operating
     system, volume manager and Host Bus Adapter (HBA) in use will determine
     whether the resource is automatically available after restoration has
     completed.  If the resource is not available, it will need to be either
     imported by hand or made available via the external procedure feature of
     BMR if automation is desired.

  - For Windows platforms, Symantec's volume manager shipped with Storage
    Foundation for Windows (SFW) is not supported with the EMC Powerpath
    configured disks in this release and is planned for a future release.

+  The NBSU utility has been upgraded to include the following new features
  and capabilities. In addition, this release contains the latest version
  which is 1.2.6.
  - NBSU now detects DNS alias hostnames.
  - Hostname checks for the etc/hosts, etc/lmhosts, NIS and NISplus will now
    detect and use the associated IP addresses.
  - Enhancements were made to the nbsu.exe Windows file-property values with
    additional Symantec-specific information.

+  The release contains the following changes and enhancements to the High
  Availability Guide.
  - Configuring the Key Management Service (KMS) for monitoring
  - Clustered media servers on Windows 2008
  - Changes to the bpclusterutil command for UNIX and Windows platforms

+  Many of the preceding features contained additional commands as well as
  new options to existing commands.  These new options and commands have been
  documented in the Commands chapter of the NetBackup 6.5.2 Documentation
  Updates document.

+  The following procedure should have been included in the Veritas NetBackup
  Shared Storage Guide that was released with the NetBackup 6.5 GA.

  BasicDisk storage units and Windows UNC

  Beginning with the NetBackup 6.5 release, if you use Windows Universal Naming
  Convention (UNC) pathnames to specify BasicDisk storage, you must configure
  the following NetBackup services on the NetBackup media server to use the
  same credentials:
  - The NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
  - The NetBackup Client Service

  If the services do not use the same credentials, NetBackup marks BasicDisk
  storage units that have UNC pathnames as DOWN.

  To configure NetBackup services credentials
  1. In Windows, open Services in the Microsoft Management Console.
  2. Select one of the following NetBackup services and open its Properties:
     - The NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
     - The NetBackup Client Service
  3. On the General tab, select Stop to stop the service.
  4. On the Log On tab, select This Account and then enter valid credentials.
     The credentials must allow read and write access to the storage.
  5. On the General tab, select Start to start the service.
  6. Repeat for the other service.

+  Enabling Multiple Robotic Paths for Highly Available Tape Libraries
 
  This release contains a new feature that allows a user to enable multiple
  robotic paths to achieve high availability for NetBackup TLD type tape
  libraries. This feature enables the use of multiple paths from a single media
  server to the tape robot. For more information about this feature, refer to
  the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/303942

+  A new option has been added to the Disk Group Mapping Utility dialog of the
  BMR mapping wizard.

  For AIX and HP-UX, the option is called Simplify volume group.
  For VxVM, the option is called Simplify disk group.
  For Solaris Volume Manager, the option is called Simplify disk set.

  This option is being added to the table of selection items for the dialog.
  The description of this option is as follows:

  Select this option to force the creation of the volume group (AIX and HP-UX),
  disk group (VxVM), or disk set (Solaris Volume Manager) and set the number of
  copies and stripes in all the mapped volumes to 1. Use this option to map all
  volumes as concatenated volumes onto a disk.

  This option is only available if you select the Automatically map volumes in
  this volume group option on this page.


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NetBackup 6.5.1 Features and Enhancements:
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The following features and enhancements were introduced in NetBackup 6.5.1.

+  For Solaris systems, you can now use SCSI persistent reservations for
  exclusive LUN access control for disk arrays used with the SharedDisk
  feature.  For more information, see the following Symantec TechNote:
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/293321

+  Added support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows
  SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0

  -  NetBackup 6.5.1 supports Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
     and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.
     -  MOSS 2007 standalone, federated, 32-bit and 64-bit with SQL 2005 or
        SQL Express. Shared Services configuration protection is supported
        within the same farm.
     -  WSS 3.0 standalone, federated, 32-bit and 64-bit with SQL 2005 or
        SQL Express.

  -  There are additional requirements if you want to perform document-level
     restores with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and a 64-bit OS. You need to
     upgrade to Windows 2003 R2 and install the Software Development Kit (SDK)
     for SUA available from Microsoft. SUA is the Subsystem for UNIX-based
     Applications.

  -  Document-level restores of MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 are not supported in
     NetBackup 6.5.1. This functionality will be available in a future release.

  For further information on how to use NetBackup with MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0,
  refer to the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292586

+  The following enhancements made to the NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange:

  -  Exchange 2007 mailbox-level backups and restores

     This release supports mailbox-level backups of Exchange 2007.  This
     includes the same functionality as in previous versions of NetBackup for
     Exchange, except an additional Microsoft package is required.

     Download and install the Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and
     Collaboration Data Objects package. Version 6.05.7888 or higher is
     required.  You can find this package at the following Web site:
        http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/

     To run mailbox backups and restores, you must create a user account for
     the NetBackup Client Service. The process is different for Exchange 2007
     than for earlier versions of Exchange. Refer to the TechNote, Continued
     support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 on the Symantec Support Web site.
        http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292587
 
  -  Exchange 2007 VSS support
     This release update supports Snapshot Client backups of Exchange 2007.
     This includes off-host backups and the selection of the VSS provider, as
     with Exchange 2003 in previous versions of NetBackup. To successfully
     perform backups using the VSS method, you must apply two hotfixes.

     -  For Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 You must apply the following
        SFW 5.0 hotfix on all systems where a Snapshot Client backup occurs.
        The hotfix can be obtained by calling Symantec Support. This hotfix
        is also included in the SFW/SFW-HA 5.0 MP1 release. See the following
        TechNote for more information.
           http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287298

     -  If you have Exchange 2007 and VxVM 5.0 and use the VSS off-host method,
        you must also apply the following hotfix.
           http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292544

  -  With Exchange 2007, NetBackup 6.5.1 supports the redirection of a VSS
     backup image to a recovery storage group (RSG) or another alternate
     storage group.  As of NetBackup 6.5.1, you can only redirect the restore
     of an entire storage group (including the RSG) if it contains only one
     database.

     For more information on this type of restore, see the TechNote Continued
     support for Microsoft Exchange 2007.
        http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/292587

  -  This release allows for off-host snapshot backups of uncommitted logs only.

  -  Support for Exchange 2007 in Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) environments.
     A patch is required. See the following TechNote for more information:
        http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288625.htm

  -  In a future release the Exchange agent will support instant recovery for
     Exchange 2003 and later. This feature enables the recovery of storage
     groups and databases from a snapshot. These snapshots can also be staged
     to tape.

+  The release includes a new NetBackup for VMware that provides backup and
  restore of VMware virtual machines that run on VMware ESX servers. NetBackup
  for VMware uses the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) framework.

  NetBackup for VMware can back up and restore individual files or the full
  virtual machine. Also supports individual file restore from full Windows
  virtual machine backups, by means of FlashBackup-Windows.

  For additional information about this feature, see the following TechNote
  on the Symantec Support Web site.
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/293350.htm

+  The following enhancement was made to NetBackup Windows FlashBackup.

  NetBackup Windows FlashBackup uses VxMS for backup (mapping) and restore of
  NTFS files.  A change was made to provide a new VxMS build that supports the
  direct retrieval of security descriptors from the NTFS Security Descriptor
  database in VxMS.

+  Additional error codes have been created for a NetBackup SharedDisk. For
  detailed information about these errors codes, refer to the following
  TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.
     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/288177



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End-of-Life Notifications
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+  The following is a list of platforms that will no longer be supported at
  the next major release of NetBackup.
  - Solaris 9 master and media server
  - HP-UX PA-RISC master server (Support will continue for an HP-UX PA-RISC
    client and the media server.)
  - Windows 2000 client
    - Exchange 5.x and Exchange 2000
    - SharePoint 2001

+  SharedDisk EOL - A decision has been made to EOL SharedDisk.

  SharedDisk was proven to be exceptionally sensitive to disk firmware and
  Operating S changes. These dependencies prevented it from being widely
  adopted and too difficult to proliferate.

  NetBackup 6.5.4 will be the last version of NetBackup that includes the
  SharedDisk product. SharedDisk will be unavailable in NetBackup 7.0.

  The End-of-Support Life (EOSL) for NetBackup 6.x is October 3, 2012. This date
  represents the end of partial support. The End-of-Standard Support (EOSS) is
  30 months after the GA date of the next major release of NetBackup.

  Customers who had planned to use SharedDisk should consider the following
  alternatives:

     * PureDisk Deduplication Option
     * OpenStorage
     * AdvancedDisk with standalone disk or NFS
     * AdvancedDisk with Veritas Storage Foundation CFS

  If you have any questions about SharedDisk EOL, please contact Paul Sustman
  or Alex Davies directly.


+  NetApp SnapVault for NetBackup EOL - NetApp recently announced EOL of SnapVault
  for NetBackup.

  This announcement, affects NetBackup customers using this joint solution.
  NetBackup 6.5.4 is the last version of NetBackup that includes the support for
  NetApp SnapVault for NetBackup product (internally referenced as "P3"). NetApp
  SnapVault for NetBackup will not be available in NetBackup 7.0.

  The NetBackup EOSL for NetBackup 6.x is October 3, 2012. This date represents
  the end of partial support. The EOSS is 30 months after the GA date of the next
  major release of NetBackup.

  Because NetApp is not offering a migration path, NetBackup customers who use
  NetApp storage and who use NetApp SnapVault for NetBackup should consider the
  following alternatives:

     * VTL
     * OpenStorage
     * AdvancedDisk with standalone disk or NFS

  The EOSL notice from NetApp to a mutual NetApp SnapVault for NetBackup customer
  is included below:

  For your information and planning, this notice is meant to inform you about
  changes that affect the availability and support of the NetApp SnapVault for
  NetBackup solution jointly developed with Symantec Corporation.

  SnapVault for NetBackup is a storage-optimized solution that was developed by
  NetApp and Symantec in a joint effort to protect NetBackup clients using
  SnapVault.

  The NetApp SnapVault for NetBackup solution will not be offered or supported
  for use with the next major release of Data ONTAP. All existing customers that
  use SnapVault for NetBackup with either Data ONTAP 7.2.x or 7.3.x will continue
  to be supported by NetApp.

  Symantec will continue to support the solution as long as NetBackup 6.5.x is
  supported. The contents of SnapVault destination volumes that contain NetBackup
  client backups will not be available for backup, restore, or image management
  tasks if used with the next major release of Data ONTAP.

  Field sales and channel partners should inform and prepare all SnapVault for
  NetBackup customers who might be affected by the end of availability outlined
  in this bulletin. In particular, the field and partners need to understand and
  communicate the NetApp support policy for support.

  There is no migration path for SnapVault for NetBackup. Please contact your
  NetApp sales or channel partner representative for assistance in transitioning
  to an alternative solution.

  Service and Support

  Please note that although we are announcing the end of availability of this
  product, NetApp will continue to support it for a limited time. NetApp will
  continue to provide software support for SnapVault for NetBackup per standard
  support policies as described in this bulletin.

  SnapVault for NetBackup will continue to be supported for five years from end
  of availability or until December 1, 2013. NetApp will continue to develop and
  provide bug fixes per NetApp support policies. NetApp will continue to support
  the software in this limited manner until the expiration of the five-year
  end-of-support period.

  If you would like to receive technical assistance for this release or any other
  NetApp product, download software, manage your service contracts, view your
  open cases, open an RMA and more, go to the NOW site at NOW End of
  Availability Site.

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III. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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The following procedure explains how to download this CD image, which is an
update to NetBackup/Media Manager products with the latest fixes for
Windows NetBackup servers.

Download instructions:
1) Download the NB_6.5.4.x64_<6 digit number>.exe file into a
  temporary directory.

  where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

2) Extract the NB_6.5.4.x64_<6 digit number>.exe by
  double-clicking on it.

       This will create a number of files that include:
       x64.README
       and
       Setup.exe  

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IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
=============================

Before you install, review the following list of notes:

  - When installing and uninstalling this release update, the instructions
    contained in the Online Readme always supersede the instructions
    contained in the installed version.

  - Click on the "Download Now" link, near the bottom of this document
    prior to running the following installation procedure for this pack

  - To install a NetBackup media server on Windows 2008 x64, use the separate
    Windows 2008 x64 CD (the separate CD installation was developed primarily
    to meet Microsoft's Works With certification standards).

  - To install a NetBackup client on Windows 2008 x64 Server Core, use the
    silent install script present on the Windows 2008 x64 CD.

  - If you have BMR Boot server you should take down those processes before
    performing the install/uninstall.

  - Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup before and after
    you apply this CD image.

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For installation on Windows CLUSTER Environment:

Refer to the Veritas NetBackup Installation Guide for Windows when installing
NetBackup in a clustered environment.

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For Windows 2008 customers running Windows x64:

The following list contains information that pertains only to those users who
are installing Windows 2008 on a Windows x64 platform.

  - For new Windows 2003 and 2008 customers, Symantec recommends that you

    download the CD-ROM image of this particular version of the release from
    the Symantec Support Web site.

  - One of the requirements to achieving Microsoft's "Works-with Certified",
    Symantec must record any Works-with" errors that are received. The
    following list represents the known issues that were received during
    testing. These errors does not affect a customer's ability to install
    and run this release.

    - ICE40 WARNING REINSTALLMODE is defined in the Property table.
    - ICE84 WARNING An action was found in the InstallExecutiveSequence table.

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Installation steps:

This CD image contains all of the 6.5.4 fixes for the NetBackup that were
included in the 6.5.4 Release Update. This CD image contains all of the fixes
for NetBackup Add-on products, Database Agents, and NetBackup Encryption that
are contained in the 6.5.4 Release Update. (If you are a Windows 2003 user
and have NetBackup currently installed, do not install this CD image, you
should install the NetBackup 6.5.4 Release Update.)

1) Click on the Launch.exe (Double-click on the icon from File Manager or
  Explorer or run it from the command prompt)

2) Using the CD Browser, select the appropriate installation type and follow
  the installation procedures documented in the NetBackup 6.5 Installation
  Guide for Windows.

3) Examine the install log located under the user profile that completed the
  install. The following is an example of the user administrator that
  completed the install. This path may be hidden and you may need to unhide
  hidden or system files to view the log.

  C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Local Settings\Temp\
  NetBackup Install...log

  Search the install log for the following string to determine if an error has
  occurred. "Return Value 3".

4) Remove the temporary directory created in the download instructions

  Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup after you have
  pplied this CD image.

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The following procedure is only for users who want to install NetBackup 6.5.4
client on a Windows Vista system:

NOTE: Remote installations are not supported for Vista on Windows 32- and 64-bit
     Systems.

To install NetBackup 6.5.4 client on a Vista system:
1.  Install NetBackup 6.5.4 using the CD.  You must use the custom install option
   and choose to NOT to install VSP.  
2.  If you are given a list of client platforms from which to select, select the
   Windows 2003 with the chipset, either x86 or x64, that matches your system.

NOTE: After installing NetBackup on a Windows Vista client platform and starting
     the Backup, Restore and Archive user interface, you may receive a dialog
     warning you that the user interface is not compatible with Vista.  You can
     disregard the warning and proceed with using the user interface.

To add a Windows Vista client to a policy:
1.  Create a Windows policy or use an existing Windows policy.
2.  If you are given a list of client platforms from which to select, select the
   Windows 2003 with the chipset, either x86 or x64, that matches your system.

To use Open File Backup:

1.  VSP is not supported on Vista.  If Open File Backup is enabled for a Vista
   client (this is the default), VSS is always used to create the snapshot.

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V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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To uninstall:

1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
  Make sure the NetBackup server has no active backups, restores,
  duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
  the Release Update will not install if the file to update is busy.

  If a database client is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
  database services are stopped.  Database services can be stopped via the
  Control Panel -> Services tool.  Repeat this until all databases have been
  stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
  uninstalled.

2) Go to Add/Remove programs dialog box and select Veritas NetBackup to be
  uninstalled.

NOTE: To uninstall NetBackup in a clustered environment, refer to the
     Veritas NetBackup Installation Guide for Windows.




 

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