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NetBackup (NetBackup 7.6 Maintenance Release 2) is now available!

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(Crossposted from the Netting Out NetBackup blog)

I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup is now Generally Available!

NetBackup is our first maintenance release for the NetBackup 7.6 line ("" was our "7.6 GA" release). This release contains fixes to 568 issues including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects. also provides several critical security fixes and many high-demand proliferations to our customers. The significant content of this release is:

  • Almost 200 customer-related defect fixes, including 12 issues highlighted in the 7.6 Late Breaking News
  • Security fixes - most notably, removal/update of all components making use of an OpenSSL version potentially affected by "Heartbleed"
  • Parity with - if you were still waiting for a fix to make it into the 7.6 line, here's your update!
  • Proliferations:
    • Oracle 12c
    • Hyper-V 2012 R2 w/File level GRT
    • VDDK 5.5 (I understand that some of you are interested in this one!)
    • FT Media Server SLES 11 SP3
    • BMR Proliferations (Solaris 11.1, Suse 11 SP2/SP3, Windows 2012/8, RHEL6 XEN)
  • Features
    • Amazon Cloud Non-US Regions Support (7.5 line parity)

To download, please visit the following page:

NetBackup Download Links

This is a MAINTENANCE Release for NetBackup (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can ONLY be applied on top of NetBackup 7.6 GA.  (If you are currently running 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5 OR 7.5.0.x, you will need to upgrade to 7.6 GA before you can apply

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in NetBackup, please refer to these Release Notes and our updated EEB guide:

NetBackup Release Notes

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Emergency Engineering Binary Guide

The NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News has also been updated to reflect newly released fixes in for some of our highest visibility issues:

NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News

Bookmark the NetBackup Product Landing Page to have these links and many more useful links handy:



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from v7.5.0.6 so it's a 2-step process ( then

Linux Master with Linux and Windows 2008 clients

just following the prompts in the upgrade script and all goes as it should

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Guys - for advice about upgrades, please start new Forum discussions.

Or have a look at the many other upgrade-related forum posts.

In the meantime, SORT and the Upgrade Portal are your friends...


NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal 

NetBackup 7.6 Upgrade Guide 
NetBackup Installation Guide