Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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  • Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.1)
  1. About NetBackup 8.1.1
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.1 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
    4.  
      About NetBackup third-party components
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1.1 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        New RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.1.1
      2.  
        Integrated snapshot framework between NetBackup and CloudPoint
      3.  
        Bare Metal Restore with secure communications support
      4.  
        NetBackup 8.1.1 support additions and changes
      5.  
        End-of-life for multiple NetBackup products, features, and platforms
      6.  
        Support has ended for vSphere 5.1
      7.  
        NetBackup support utility (nbsu) has been updated
      8.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      9.  
        IPv6 support information for NetBackup 8.1.1
      10.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.1
      11.  
        NetBackup supports backups to Amazon Glacier storage class
      12.  
        NetBackup supports backups using cloud tiering
      13.  
        Support for bpstart_notify and bpend_notify scripts using Oracle Intelligent Policy (OIP)
      14.  
        NetBackup Bare Metal Restore functionality is supported for restoring NetBackup 8.1.1 clients
      15.  
        MSDP updates in NetBackup 8.1.1
      16.  
        NetBackup install now includes Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor and Hadoop plug-ins
      17.  
        Dependency to select the Enterprise Vault version to configure policy directives is removed
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1.1 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      2.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
      3.  
        Web service connection between NetBackup 8.1.1 IPv6-only master server and 8.1 dual stack host is not established during installation
      4.  
        A Java error can occur on AIX 7.1
      5.  
        Installation fails for clients with pure IPV6 enabled on HP-UX 11.31 IA64
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
      2.  
        Connection time-out issue with IPv6-only NetBackup master server and dual stack host
      3.  
        NetBackup host communication may fail because of SLAAC configuration
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      2.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      3.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      4.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      5.  
        NetBackup Administration Console may encounter a core dump issue when the Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale is used on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup Accelerator operational notes
      1.  
        Accelerator version requirements for master, media, client, and media servers
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        SRT creation may fail using NetBackup 8.1 or 8.1.1 as the BMR boot server on AIX and HP-UX platforms with NetBackup 8.0 and earlier clients
      2.  
        Allow Auto Reissue Certificate option may remain enabled for a client after a BMR operation is cleaned up by the user
      3.  
        Discovery task may remain in Finalizing state after client PTD task completes successfully
      4.  
        BMR restore task may remain in Finalizing state after the client is restored successfully
    7. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          GRT backup fails for SharePoint if the SharePoint database object path exceeds the Windows maximum path limit
    8. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
    9. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    10. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint plug-in configuration fails with Status 109
    11. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The NetBackup web UI cannot restore a VM from a replicated backup image
        2.  
          The NetBackup web UI does not validate VMware server entries
        3.  
          NetBackup cannot use the nbd or nbdssl transport mode to connect directly to VMware IPv6 ESXi servers
        4.  
          The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client cannot start a VM recovery by right-clicking on a successful backup event
        5.  
          Using the NetBackup appliance to install the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
        6.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        7.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
    1.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    2.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    3.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup installation requirements
    2.  
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
    3.  
      NetBackup 8.1.1 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents
    2.  
      About NetBackup release notes documents
    3. About NetBackup administration documents
      1.  
        About administration of NetBackup options
      2.  
        About administration of NetBackup database agents
    4.  
      About NetBackup installation documents
    5.  
      About NetBackup configuration documents
    6.  
      About NetBackup troubleshooting documents
    7.  
      About other NetBackup documents

About the NetBackup 8.1.1 release

The NetBackup Release Notes document is meant to act as a snapshot of information about a version of NetBackup at the time of its release. Old information and any information that no longer applies to a release is either removed from the release notes or migrated elsewhere in the NetBackup documentation set.

See About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup.

About EEBs and release content

NetBackup 8.1.1 incorporates fixes to many of the known issues that affected customers in previous versions of NetBackup. Some of these fixes are associated with the customer-specific issues that have been documented in the form of Titan or Salesforce.com (SFDC) cases. Several of the customer-related fixes that were incorporated into this release were also made available as emergency engineering binaries (EEBs).

Listings of the EEBs and Etracks that document the known issues that have been fixed in NetBackup 8.1.1 can be found on the Veritas Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website and in the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary Guide.

See About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools.

About NetBackup appliance releases

The NetBackup appliances run a software package that includes a preconfigured version of NetBackup. When a new appliance software release is developed, the latest version of NetBackup is used as a basis on which the appliance code is built. For example, NetBackup Appliance 3.0 is based on NetBackup 8.0. This development model ensures that all applicable features, enhancements, and fixes that were released within NetBackup are included in the latest release of the appliance.

The NetBackup appliance software is released at the same time as the NetBackup release upon which it is based, or soon thereafter. If you are a NetBackup appliance customer, make sure to review the NetBackup Release Notes that correspond to the NetBackup appliance version that you plan to run.

Appliance-specific documentation is available at the following location:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002217

Table of Contents

  1. About NetBackup 8.1.1
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.1 release
    2.  
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
    3.  
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
    4.  
      About NetBackup third-party components
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
    1.  
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1.1 new features, changes, and enhancements
      1.  
        New RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.1.1
      2.  
        Integrated snapshot framework between NetBackup and CloudPoint
      3.  
        Bare Metal Restore with secure communications support
      4.  
        NetBackup 8.1.1 support additions and changes
      5.  
        End-of-life for multiple NetBackup products, features, and platforms
      6.  
        Support has ended for vSphere 5.1
      7.  
        NetBackup support utility (nbsu) has been updated
      8.  
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
      9.  
        IPv6 support information for NetBackup 8.1.1
      10.  
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.1
      11.  
        NetBackup supports backups to Amazon Glacier storage class
      12.  
        NetBackup supports backups using cloud tiering
      13.  
        Support for bpstart_notify and bpend_notify scripts using Oracle Intelligent Policy (OIP)
      14.  
        NetBackup Bare Metal Restore functionality is supported for restoring NetBackup 8.1.1 clients
      15.  
        MSDP updates in NetBackup 8.1.1
      16.  
        NetBackup install now includes Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor and Hadoop plug-ins
      17.  
        Dependency to select the Enterprise Vault version to configure policy directives is removed
  3. Operational notes
    1.  
      About NetBackup 8.1.1 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
      1.  
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
      2.  
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
      3.  
        Web service connection between NetBackup 8.1.1 IPv6-only master server and 8.1 dual stack host is not established during installation
      4.  
        A Java error can occur on AIX 7.1
      5.  
        Installation fails for clients with pure IPV6 enabled on HP-UX 11.31 IA64
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
      1.  
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
      2.  
        Connection time-out issue with IPv6-only NetBackup master server and dual stack host
      3.  
        NetBackup host communication may fail because of SLAAC configuration
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
      1.  
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
      2.  
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
      3.  
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
      4.  
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
      5.  
        NetBackup Administration Console may encounter a core dump issue when the Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale is used on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 or later
    5. NetBackup Accelerator operational notes
      1.  
        Accelerator version requirements for master, media, client, and media servers
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
      1.  
        SRT creation may fail using NetBackup 8.1 or 8.1.1 as the BMR boot server on AIX and HP-UX platforms with NetBackup 8.0 and earlier clients
      2.  
        Allow Auto Reissue Certificate option may remain enabled for a client after a BMR operation is cleaned up by the user
      3.  
        Discovery task may remain in Finalizing state after client PTD task completes successfully
      4.  
        BMR restore task may remain in Finalizing state after the client is restored successfully
    7. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
        1.  
          GRT backup fails for SharePoint if the SharePoint database object path exceeds the Windows maximum path limit
    8. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
      1.  
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
    9. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
      1.  
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    10. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
      1.  
        CloudPoint plug-in configuration fails with Status 109
    11. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
        1.  
          The NetBackup web UI cannot restore a VM from a replicated backup image
        2.  
          The NetBackup web UI does not validate VMware server entries
        3.  
          NetBackup cannot use the nbd or nbdssl transport mode to connect directly to VMware IPv6 ESXi servers
        4.  
          The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client cannot start a VM recovery by right-clicking on a successful backup event
        5.  
          Using the NetBackup appliance to install the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
        6.  
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
        7.  
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
    1.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    2.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    3.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup installation requirements
    2.  
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
    3.  
      NetBackup 8.1.1 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
    1.  
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2.  
      About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
    1.  
      About related NetBackup documents
    2.  
      About NetBackup release notes documents
    3. About NetBackup administration documents
      1.  
        About administration of NetBackup options
      2.  
        About administration of NetBackup database agents
    4.  
      About NetBackup installation documents
    5.  
      About NetBackup configuration documents
    6.  
      About NetBackup troubleshooting documents
    7.  
      About other NetBackup documents

About the NetBackup 8.1.1 release

The NetBackup Release Notes document is meant to act as a snapshot of information about a version of NetBackup at the time of its release. Old information and any information that no longer applies to a release is either removed from the release notes or migrated elsewhere in the NetBackup documentation set.

See About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup.

About EEBs and release content

NetBackup 8.1.1 incorporates fixes to many of the known issues that affected customers in previous versions of NetBackup. Some of these fixes are associated with the customer-specific issues that have been documented in the form of Titan or Salesforce.com (SFDC) cases. Several of the customer-related fixes that were incorporated into this release were also made available as emergency engineering binaries (EEBs).

Listings of the EEBs and Etracks that document the known issues that have been fixed in NetBackup 8.1.1 can be found on the Veritas Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) website and in the NetBackup Emergency Engineering Binary Guide.

See About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools.

About NetBackup appliance releases

The NetBackup appliances run a software package that includes a preconfigured version of NetBackup. When a new appliance software release is developed, the latest version of NetBackup is used as a basis on which the appliance code is built. For example, NetBackup Appliance 3.0 is based on NetBackup 8.0. This development model ensures that all applicable features, enhancements, and fixes that were released within NetBackup are included in the latest release of the appliance.

The NetBackup appliance software is released at the same time as the NetBackup release upon which it is based, or soon thereafter. If you are a NetBackup appliance customer, make sure to review the NetBackup Release Notes that correspond to the NetBackup appliance version that you plan to run.

Appliance-specific documentation is available at the following location:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002217

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