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Alexander_Harri's avatar
9 years ago

Netbackup 7.7 compatibility check

Hello,

We have some old hosts that still need to be backed up.

Is the Netbackup 6 client supported by Netbackup 7.7 master servers?

Thank you.

  • The NetBackup 7.7 Release Notes:

    https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC8512.html

    ...says this on page 133:

    "For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life."

    ...so, backups of a v6.x client may work, or may not work.  Either way it's officially unsupported now, as v6.x has long gone EOL.

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  • The NetBackup 7.7 Release Notes:

    https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC8512.html

    ...says this on page 133:

    "For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life."

    ...so, backups of a v6.x client may work, or may not work.  Either way it's officially unsupported now, as v6.x has long gone EOL.