I hope you are started evaluating NetBackup 7.0. It have lot of new features. Here are some of them.
■ Client deduplication
■ Media server deduplication
■ Convergence of NOM and VBR
■ Improved ease-of-use
■ Additional base reporting functionality
■ Direct upgrade path
■ Expanded and simplified deployment
■ OpsCenter Analytics
■ Turnkey operation to enable advanced, business reporting
■ Improved reporting features
■ NetBackup for VMware
■ Fully integrated with VMware vStorage APIs
■ New VM and file recovery from incremental backups
■ New recovery wizard
■ Tighter vCenter integration
■ Guided Recovery
■ New database agents and enhancements to existing agents
■ Exchange 2010 support
■ Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 client support
■ Enhancements to the NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent
- Support all Enterprise Vault 8.0 databases using the Enterprise Vault
Agent including the Fingerprint database, FSA Reporting database, and
- Enterprise Vault 8.0 support for granular quiescence
- Enterprise Vault Migrator is now included with NetBackup
■ Enhancements to the NetBackup for Hyper-V agent
- New file-level incremental backups
- Two types of off-host backup
- Hyper-V R2 and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
- Flexible VM identification
■ Improved SharePoint Granular Recovery
■ New platform proliferation
■ NetBackup 7.0 supported platforms
■ NetBackup 7.0 feature notifications
Domain is OpsCenterusers@domain not NOMBuiltin@domain ; that is an error in the documentation. The userid and password are admin and password
Master server version reports NetBackup 3.4 incorrectly
After Windows Reboot, OpsCenter fails to start. Fix is to Restart the Authentication Service then start the OpsCenter Services.
Pop-Up Blocker prevents the OpsCenter interface from initializing. Turn off Pop-Up blocker to run OpsCenter.
On 64 bit windows systems, OpsCenter install or upgrade might fail. Install "VC2005 x86" from the DVD (<DVD Drive>\x86\Server\Prerequisites\vcredist_x86.exe)
If OpsCenter installation failed due to any reason, the roolback and cleanup may not happen correctly in some scenarios. The fix is to execute the command “ SC DELETE OPSCENTERSERVER”
The Windows/Solaris installation will fail if the OpsCenter host is not part of any domain name. (host is not qualified with a suffix such as “min.veritas.com”) Workaround: The solution is to add a domain suffix and then re-install
Drive throughput and Drive utilization reports don’t work in some scenarios
Creation of a custom report doesn’t work if user chooses Absolute timeframe option
Deduplication reports (Size factor, Protected Size vs. Backed up Size, Size Savings reports) don’t work in a PDDE environment. They only work in a standalone PureDisk environment.
I wanted all of guys to share new experience in working Netbackup 7.0.
It will be interesting to see what recommendations/procedures are to upgrade for some server platforms. From the NetBackup 7 primer doc I read they are removing 32bit binaries of the software in favour of 64bit . Thats great.
But, I have a 32bit SLES 10 install as my NetBackup Master, running of course what was available at the time - 32 bit binaries for NetBackup 6.5
Now they are only releasing 64 bit binaries for v 7.0 of NetBackup servers on SLES.
So a new OS install, and fresh NB install if going to NetBackup 7.0? Then recover catalog?
Does anyone know if you can run NetBackup OPScenter in a NetBackup 6.5 environment? The reason I am asking is that we try to run NOM but it crashed a few weeks ago and we havn't been able to solve the problem and get the NOM up and running again (not even symantec support).