Veritas NetBackup™ Release Notes

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. About NetBackup 8.1.2
      About the NetBackup 8.1.2 release
      About NetBackup Late Breaking News
      About NetBackup third-party legal notices
  2. New features, enhancements, and changes
      About new enhancements and changes in NetBackup
    2. NetBackup 8.1.2 new features, changes, and enhancements
        NetBackup 8.1.2 introduces a new web user interface
        Veritas Smart Meter helps you manage deployment more efficiently
        RESTful APIs included in NetBackup 8.1.2
        Veritas offers the NetBackup Parallel Streaming Framework SDK
        About secure communications in MSDP for Auto Image Replication
        NetBackup 8.1.2 support additions and changes
        VxUpdate replaces LiveUpdate
        NetBackup no longer supports HP-UX and AIX platforms for master and media servers
        Newer Red Hat Linux compilers used with NetBackup 8.1.2
        Linux device persistent binding changes
        BMR introduces secure communication support on AIX and HP-UX
        Supported NetBackup BMR configurations based on operating system and patch release
        Several shutdown commands to be deprecated in a future release
        Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
        Support added for Amazon GLACIER_VAULT storage class
        Auditing enhancements
        NetBackup integration with Vnomic
        NetBackup's BigData policy now protects Microsoft Azure Stack and HBase workloads
  3. Operational notes
      About NetBackup 8.1.2 operational notes
    2. NetBackup installation and upgrade operational notes
        Do not install from the menu that appears when the installation DVD is inserted
        About support for HP-UX Itanium vPars SRP containers
    3. NetBackup administration and general operational notes
        The net start command does not start the NetBackup Web Management Console service
        NetBackup limitations when using IPv6 address as client name or image name
    4. NetBackup administration interface operational notes
        Access control methods supported in NetBackup 8.1.2
        NetBackup Administration Console does not show a failure message for incorrect CloudPoint plug-in credentials
        "Operation timed out" message appears when policies are accessed from the Remote Administration Console
        Using X forwarding to launch the NetBackup Administration Console can fail on certain Linux platforms
        Intermittent issues with X forwarding of NetBackup Administration Console
        Reduced functionality during the initialization of the NetBackup Administration Console
        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 API operational notes
        If a restarted backup or snapshot job fails, the job initiator ID no longer appears in the NetBackup Jobs API response
        GET Policy API response may return an incorrect ScheduleType for policy schedules
    6. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore operational notes
        Media restores of Solaris x86 11.2 or later clients may prompt for maintenance mode user name and password
    7. NetBackup with Veritas CloudPoint operational notes
        Image clean-up may fail for Microsoft Azure workloads
    8. NetBackup database and application agent operational notes
      1. NetBackup for SharePoint operational notes
          GRT backup fails for SharePoint if the SharePoint database object path exceeds the Windows maximum path limit
    9. NetBackup internationalization and localization operational notes
        Support for localized environments in database and application agents
        Certain NetBackup user-defined strings must not contain non-US ASCII characters
    10. NetBackup for NDMP operational notes
        Parent directories in the path of a file may not be present in an NDMP incremental image
    11. NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport operational notes
        Unable to stop the nbftclnt process on the NetBackup client
    12. NetBackup Snapshot Client operational notes
        CloudPoint plug-in configuration fails with Status 109
    13. NetBackup virtualization operational notes
      1. NetBackup for VMware operational notes
          The NetBackup web UI cannot restore a VM from a replicated backup image
          The NetBackup web UI does not validate VMware server entries
          NetBackup cannot use the nbd or nbdssl transport mode to connect directly to VMware IPv6 ESXi servers
          VMware block-level incremental backups expire when the previous full backup expires
          A VM restore to a vCenter fails when NetBackup has credentials for a restore ESX server
          Virtual machine alert notification may be incorrect for the VMware policies with specific Replication Director options
  4. Appendix A. About SORT for NetBackup Users
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
  5. Appendix B. NetBackup installation requirements
      About NetBackup installation requirements
      Required operating system patches and updates for NetBackup
      NetBackup 8.1.2 binary sizes
  6. Appendix C. NetBackup compatibility requirements
      About NetBackup compatibility lists and information
    2. About NetBackup end-of-life notifications
        End-of-life for NetBackup supported cloud connectors
        Scheduled deprecation of the update_clients script
  7. Appendix D. Other NetBackup documentation and related documents
      About related NetBackup documents
      About NetBackup release notes documents
    3. About NetBackup administration documents
        About administration of NetBackup options
        About administration of NetBackup database agents
      About NetBackup installation documents
      About NetBackup configuration documents
      About NetBackup troubleshooting documents
      About other NetBackup documents

About administration of NetBackup options

The following administrator guides for NetBackup options are published for NetBackup software:

  • NetBackup Add-in for Microsoft SCVMM Console Guide

    This guide describes how to install and troubleshoot the NetBackup Add-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), and how to use it to recover virtual machines from NetBackup backup images.

  • NetBackup AdvancedDisk Storage Solutions Guide

    This guide explains how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the NetBackup AdvancedDisk storage option. This guide describes how to use the disk storage that is exposed to NetBackup as a file system for backups.

  • NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to install, configure, and manage NetBackup Bare Metal Restore (BMR) boot servers and clients to automate and streamline the server recovery process.

  • NetBackup Cloud Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to configure and manage NetBackup to back up and restore data from cloud Storage as a Service (STaaS) vendors through Veritas OpenStorage.

  • NetBackup DataStore SDK Programmer's Guide for XBSA

    This guide explains how to set up and use the XBSA Application Programming Interface to create a backup or archive application that communicates with NetBackup.

  • NetBackup Deduplication Guide

    This guide explains how to plan, configure, migrate, monitor, and manage data deduplication in a NetBackup environment using the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option.

  • NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to protect Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) with NetBackup.

  • NetBackup for Hadoop Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to protect Hadoop data using NetBackup, as well as how to deploy the Hadoop plug-in and configure NetBackup for Hadoop.

  • NetBackup for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to configure and manage snapshot-based backup policies for the virtual machines that run on Windows Hyper-V servers.

  • NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to install, configure, and use NetBackup for Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to initiate and control backups and restores of Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems.

  • NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide

    This guide describes how to configure NetBackup to perform such functions as off-host backups of VMware virtual machines that run on VMware ESX servers.

  • NetBackup Logging Reference Guide

    This guide explains the various NetBackup logs and reports which can help you troubleshoot any problems that you encounter, including how to run reports from the NetBackup Administration Console and where logs are stored on your system.

  • NetBackup OpenStorage Solutions Guide for Disk

    This guide describes how to configure and use an intelligent disk appliance in NetBackup for backups.

  • NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide

    This guide describes how to use the NetBackup OpsCenter user interface to provide reporting, monitoring, and alerts for NetBackup and its agents and options.

  • NetBackup OpsCenter Reporting Guide

    This guide explains how to use NetBackup OpsCenter to generate and use comprehensive business-level reports to track the effectiveness of data backup and archive operations.

  • NetBackup OpsCenter Performance and Tuning Guide

    This performance and tuning guide is for administrators who want to analyze, evaluate, and tune OpsCenter performance. This document is intended to provide guidance on how to tune OpsCenter for maximum performance, which system configurations you should use for OpsCenter depending on your backup environment, and best practices to follow for increased OpsCenter performance.

  • NetBackup Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client

    This guide describes how to install and troubleshoot the vSphere Web Client plug-in for NetBackup. The vSphere Web Client plug-in allows you to monitor backups of virtual machines which are managed by vCenter servers, recover virtual machines from backups, and monitor VM backup status and related messages.

  • NetBackup Replication Director Solutions Guide

    This guide describes how to implement NetBackup OpenStorage-managed snapshots and snapshot replication, where the snapshots are stored on the storage systems of partnering companies.

  • NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide

    This guide describes how to set up, configure, and manage the NetBackup SAN Client feature to use the Fibre Transport method for high-speed client backups.

  • NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to install, configure, and use NetBackup Snapshot Client to enable a variety of snapshot-based features, including integration with VMware, Hyper-V, and Replication Director.

  • NetBackup Vault Administrator's Guide

    This guide explains how to install, configure, and use NetBackup Vault to automate selection and duplication of backup images for off-site media storage.

  • NetBackup Vault Operator's Guide

    This guide explains how to use NetBackup Vault to vault media as part of two major task areas: Administration and operation. Some of the described tasks include procedures for sending tapes off site, receiving tapes on site, and running reports on off-site media and vault jobs.

  • WebSocket Service (NBWSS) Reference Guide

    This guide explains how to use the NetBackup WebSocket Service (NBWSS) for communication with a cloud application and how to configure WebSocket endpoints for NBWSS.