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Was it a Friday afternoon job?

Andy_Welburn
Level 6
Further to my earlier post about known issues with NetBackup 7, exclude_lists & UNIX

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/nix-exclude-lists-nb7

There has just been another Technical Advisory regarding the same 'combination':
Exclude and include lists are being recognized by user and catalog backups. This may lead to unintended exclusions during backup.
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/358317.htm

Snippet:
"...
In NetBackup, exclude and include lists are only supposed to be used by automatic backups and not by user backups.  It was recently discovered in NetBackup 7.0 that user backups were using exclude and include lists.  This can lead to a data loss situation if user backups are taken with unexpected exclusions - a success and status code 0 are reported in the Activity Monitor, but excluded data will not be available for restore as may be expected.

Similarly, catalog backups may complete with crucial data excluded if an exclude_list on the master server happens to contain entries which would match paths of catalog components.
..."
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CRZ
Level 6
Employee Accredited Certified

(There's also a 7.0 EEB, but you'd have to open a case to get it.)

If you apply 7.0.1, this EEB is available externally NOW, and can be downloaded and applied:

NB_7.0.1_ET2115722_1_358339.zip is a NetBackup 7.0 Hotfix for Linux and Unix Clients.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/358339

Basically, it's a replacement bpbkar.  Not the best solution, but it IS a solution.

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Marianne
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What I don't understand is how something working perfectly for YEARS gets broken in a new version....

CRZ
Level 6
Employee Accredited Certified

(There's also a 7.0 EEB, but you'd have to open a case to get it.)

If you apply 7.0.1, this EEB is available externally NOW, and can be downloaded and applied:

NB_7.0.1_ET2115722_1_358339.zip is a NetBackup 7.0 Hotfix for Linux and Unix Clients.
 http://support.veritas.com/docs/358339

Basically, it's a replacement bpbkar.  Not the best solution, but it IS a solution.

Andy_Welburn
Level 6
Looks like that T/N I originally quoted has also been updated to reflect this.