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NetBackup 7.6.0.4 (NetBackup 7.6 Maintenance Release 4) is now available!

CRZ
Level 6
Employee Accredited Certified

(crossposted from the Netting Out NetBackup blog)

I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup 7.6.0.4 is now Generally Available!

NetBackup 7.6.0.4 is our latest maintenance release for the NetBackup 7.6 line.  This release contains fixes to 262 issues (bringing our total to over 1100!) including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects. 7.6.0.4 also provides several critical security fixes and many high-demand proliferations to our customers. The significant content of this release is:

  • Over 120 customer-related defect fixes, including nine 7.6.0.3 issues highlighted in the 7.6 Late Breaking News

Proliferations:

  •     MSC - W2012 MSCS
  •     EV 11
  •     BMR AF Disk Support

Features:

  •     Increasing FT Pipes for FT Media Server    
  •     Java UI password encryption
  •     JRE update (7u55)
  •     Tomcat update (7.0.54)
  •     Tomcat vCenter Plugin 6.0.41
    •     changed due to display issues in OpsCenter
    •     addresses vulnerabilities discovered  in 7.0.33
  •     fileupload 1.3.1

To download 7.6.0.4, please visit the following page:

NetBackup 7.6.0.4 Download Links
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH223695

This is a MAINTENANCE Release for NetBackup (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can be applied on top of NetBackup 7.6 GA or any 7.6.0.x.  (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 7.6.0.4.)

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in NetBackup 7.6.0.4, please refer to these Release Notes and our updated EEB guide:

NetBackup 7.6.0.4 Release Notes
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC7450

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Emergency Engineering Binary Guide
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC6085

The NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News has also been updated to reflect newly released fixes in 7.6.0.4 for some of our highest visibility issues:

NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH199999

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

 http://go.symantec.com/nb

 


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RiaanBadenhorst
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Awesome!

DG-2005
Level 5

Great news!!

RiaanBadenhorst
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Hi Chris,

 

Can you explain why we see this in the release notes? (It happened with 7.5.0.7 too if I recall)

"If you are running NetBackup 7.6 and do not plan to upgrade to version 7.6.1 (including the 5330 appliance) within the first calendar quarter of 2015, Symantec recommends that you upgrade to version 7.6.0.4 to take advantage of the latest bug fixes and compatibility features.

In this scenario, your suggested upgrade path from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 is to a release in the NetBackup 7.6.1 maintenance line (triple-dot) available in the first calendar quarter of 2015. Symantec will publicly declare the maintenance release that provides the recommended upgrade path when that software is released to manufacturing (RTM).

If you are running NetBackup 7.6 and plan to upgrade to version 7.6.1 (including the 5330 appliance) within the first calendar quarter of 2015, then Symantec recommends that you do not install the NetBackup 7.6.0.4 maintenance release in your environment."

CRZ
Level 6
Employee Accredited Certified

Hi Riann,

It looks like, just like when some 7.5.0.7 fixes didn't make it into 7.6.0.1 but did make it into 7.6.0.2, there are some 7.6.0.4 fixes which won't have made it into 7.6.1 and if you're depending on them, you'll need to ask us about an EEB or just wait for (I expect) 7.6.1.1.

I hadn't heard about any concerns going from 7.6.0.4 to 7.6.1, though, although I guess it makes sense.  Last time, we had 7.5.0.7 and 7.6.0.1 out so closely together I guess it wasn't as big a deal when we made a similar statement ("if you're at 7.5.0.6, maybe don't apply 7.5.0.7 if you're going to 7.6 GA" was what I think the TechNote said) and...actually, I'll just link it here:

About upgrade paths to the NetBackup 7.6 line of releases
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH210461

It sounds like maybe we should expect a similar document about 7.6.1 when the time comes?  (Although it may not have any more info than the blurb you've already extracted from the Release Notes...)

It's also interesting that it looks like we're promising 7.6.1 and 7.6.1.1 in the same quarter next year - I wonder if that's really going to happen.  That'd be pretty exciting, if true!

RiaanBadenhorst
Level 6
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Ah ok, so less dramatic than what is written (or perceived) :)

Gerald_W__Gitau
Level 6
Certified

I miss the days when I was the guinea pig and would update my environment as soon as an update was available.

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

I remember!!

And in the meantime 7.6.1 'sneaked in' without any big announcement....

Sowjanya
Level 4

NetBackup 7.6.0.4 Download Links
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH223695


The above link seems to be not working. Could anyone guide me to the link to 7.6.0.4 download links.

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Seems like most TNs cannot be opened today....

One of our Symantec friends has reported this.