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NetBackup 7.6.1.1 (NetBackup 7.6.1 Maintenance Release 1) is now available!

(crossposted from the Netting Out NetBackup blog)

I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup 7.6.1.1 is now Generally Available!

NetBackup 7.6.1.1 is our first maintenance release for the NetBackup 7.6.1 release update.  This release contains fixes to 399 issues including resolutions for most commonly downloaded EEBs, customer escalations, and critical internally found defects. 7.6.1.1 also provides several critical security fixes and many high-demand proliferations to our customers. The significant content of this release is:

  • Over 300 customer-related defect fixes, including four 7.6.1 issues highlighted in the 7.6.1 Late Breaking News
  • Proliferations and Features:
    •     7.6.0.4 Parity (any fixes in 7.6.0.4 which did not make it into 7.6.1 are included in 7.6.1.1)
    •     MSC - W2012 MSCS
    •     Enterprise Vault 11 and 11.0.1
    •     BMR AF Disk Support
    •     vSphere 2015
    •     EMC Celera/VNX  
    •     BMR Guest VM's on Hyper-V 2012 R2
    •     BMR - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 (Client/Server/Boot Server)
    •     Increasing FT Pipes for FT Media Server    
    •     GPFS improvements
    •     RHEL 6.6 (Client/SAN Client)
    •     RHEL 5.11 client
    •     Debian 7.5
    •     Mac OSx 10.10
    •     SQL 2012 SP2,  SQL 2008 SP4, SQL 2008 R2 SP3
    •     Windows 2012 R2 Update 3(Client/Hyper-V)
    •     Windows Server 2012 Update 2 (Client/ Hyper-V)
    •     Windows 8.1 U2 & U3
    •     Suse 12 (Client)
    •     Ubuntu 14.04 LTS client
    •     Patch CentOS (6.4) to address Shell Shock
    •     Domino 9 on RHEL 6 & 7
    •     vSphere 5.5 U2 & 5.1 U3
    •     Exchange 2013 CU6 & CU7
    •     Oracle Database 11g & 12c on Windows Server 2012 R2
    •     SAP Oracle on Windows 2012 R2
    •     SharePoint 2013 CU
    •     SAP HANA on RHEL 6.5

To download 7.6.1.1, please visit the following page:

NetBackup 7.6.1.1 Download Links
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH226944

This is a MAINTENANCE Release for NetBackup (as opposed to a Release Update) - it can ONLY be applied on top of NetBackup 7.6.1.  (If you are currently running 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x OR 7.6.0.x, you will need to upgrade to 7.6.1 GA before you can apply 7.6.1.1.)

To check to see if your particular Etrack is resolved in NetBackup 7.6.1.1, please refer to these Release Notes and our updated EEB guide:

NetBackup 7.6.1.1 Release Notes
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC7793
 
Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Emergency Engineering Binary Guide
 http://symantec.com/docs/DOC6085

The NetBackup 7.6 and 7.6.1 Late Breaking News has also been updated to reflect newly released fixes in 7.6.1.1 for some of our highest visibility issues:

NetBackup 7.6.1 Late Breaking News
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH227580
 Short link: http://bit.ly/761LBN

NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH199999
 Short link: http://bit.ly/76LBN

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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20 Replies

Hi Chris, only 7.6.1.1

Hi Chris,

only 7.6.1.1 support both Enterprise Vault 11.0 and 11.0.1 ?

7.6.0.4 support only 11.0 ?

Thanks

 

Federico 

Hi Federico, Yes.  The DB CL

Hi Federico,

Yes.  The DB CL has been updated to reflect this as well:

NetBackup (tm) 7.x Database Agent Compatibility (Updated March 2, 2015) (See page 8 - footnote 2)
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH126904

2. Enterprise Vault 11.0.1 is supported on SQL Server 2014 with NetBackup 7.6.1.1.

Chris, quick question, when

Chris, quick question, when you talk about Vsphere 2015, is it vsphere 6?

Or we are still on 5.5 support as top level?

 

Thanks.

Hi RM, I believe vSphere 2015

Hi RM,

I believe vSphere 2015 IS vSphere 6.  Can anyone who knows more than I please confirm (or use Google for me)?

I find mixed info about it,

I find mixed info about it, looks like it was supposed to be called 2015 and ended up being 6, but not sure.

What's listed as vSphere 2015

What's listed as vSphere 2015 IS vSphere 6 support, and yes, it's available before VMware has announced the GA of vSphere 6.  Pretty cool huh?  You'll see more info about it when vSphere 6 finally goes GA.  One thing's for sure, you won't be waiting on NetBackup to be ready in order to roll it out into production!

Hi CRZ, Could you show me

Hi CRZ,

 

Could you show me where in release notes is somthing about Proliferations and Features: Red Hat 7 (Client/Cloud/Media/Master) because I don't see?

This is the link:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC7793

 

NetBackup 7.6.1.1 new features, enhancements, and changes

Note: Some of the functionality that was introduced in NetBackup 7.6.0.4 was not present in the NetBackup 7.6.1 release. That functionality has been restored in NetBackup 7.6.1.1. See “About upgrade paths to the NetBackup 7.6.1 line of releases” on page 12.

The following list contains some of the new features, enhancements, and changes that can be found in NetBackup starting in version 7.6.1.1:
■ Replication Director introduces the ability to create snapshots of EMC VNX and Celerra storage systems. See the following document for information about configuring the storage shares, creating a storage server, and setting up policies to create snapshots: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH228346
■ NetBackup has added support for the backup and restore of the following General Parallel File System (GPFS) metadata attributes: storage pools, metadata replication, and data replication. More information about this feature is available: See “Support for GPFS metadata attributes: storage pools, metadata replication, and data replication” on page 16.
■ Support for Lotus Notes 9 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5
■ Support for SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5
■ Support for BMR client and boot support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
■ Support for SAP Oracle 7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
■ Support for SAP Oracle 7 on Windows Server 2012 R2 New features, enhancements, and changes 15 NetBackup 7.6.1.1 new features, enhancements, and changes
■ Support for Enterprise Vault 11.0.1 on SQL Server 2014

Hi Adam, Turns out I was

Hi Adam,

Turns out I was premature about RHEL 7 support and I'll have to edit my statements to take that bullet point out.  Sorry about that!

Good news. Today, the target

Good news.

Today, the target version for production (for us / c-storage) is 7604, i hope that the 7611 will be also stable.

I see that the MSDP 761 support 96 TB of MSDP storage on SLES. Have you planned other supported OS ? 

The OIP (Oracle Intelligent Policy) is a very interesting functionality to simplify Oracle Backups, but the restores are always difficult for a non admin Oracle
For me this is better for an Oracle production (a backup admin is not a DBA), but for customers (especially in pre-sale), a user-friendly interface is expected (see the CommVault Oracle Agent), have you planned a evolution for the restore process ?
And have you planned an "intelligent policy" for SQL Server ?

 

And thanks for this post

Hi Stephane, Sorry to say,

Hi Stephane,

Sorry to say, I'm not usually let in on the roadmap stuff.  :)  You may wish to engage your sales engineer with questions about what you would like to see to specifically address your needs in future versions of NetBackup.

FYI - if anyone with Windows

FYI - if anyone with Windows based management servers or workstations is looking for a reasonably straightforward method for automated download of patch kits, then this might help: http://www.symantec.com/connect/downloads/windows-vbscript-download-netbackup-patch-kits N.B: Be sure to read both sections of notes at the top of the file/script before using in earnest.

HI Chris, No problem, i

HI Chris,

No problem, i understand.

 

 

If Master is running on

If Master is running on 7.5.0.6. do we need to upgrade to 7.5.0.7 before upgrading to 7.6.1 if TIR is used in policies. 

You can upgrade directly to

You can upgrade directly to 7.6.1 from 7.5.x. 

See NetBackup 7.6.1 installation media URL:   http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH224245 

The NetBackup 7.6.1 GA Release is a full media release for upgrades from any NetBackup 7.x version.

what about this tecnote? my

what about this tecnote? my master server is based on 7.5.0.6 and planing to upgrade 7.6.1. 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH209826

 

Look at EEB guide in opening

Look at EEB guide in opening post to ensure that your issue is fixed in 7.6.1 or 7.6.1.1.

This particular issue ONLY

This particular issue ONLY affected 7.5.0.6, so you won't see it in 7.6.1.

RHEL 7 IS now supported from

RHEL 7 IS now supported from 7.6.1.1!  Check out the update to the OSCL!

NetBackup (tm) 7.0 - 7.6.x Operating System Compatibility List (Updated March 25, 2015)
 http://symantec.com/docs/TECH76648

looks to be good, however i

looks to be good, however i think they updated their url scheme. not working on finding the download links.