Win2012 R2 Hyper-V and NetBackup v7.6.0.2

The NetBackup doc re support for virtual encironments was updated yesterday (7th May 2014), and now includes additional statements surrounding Win2012 R2 Hyper-V and NetBackup v7.6.0.2:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH127089

 

...which states:

Adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. Also adds support for VHDX files.

NetBackup limitations on Hyper-V Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2:

Block-level incremental backup is not supported.

File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported in any of the following cases:

The files inside a VM reside in a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume.

The files inside a VM reside in an NTFS deduplicated volume.

The files are in a VM (any guest OS) that resides on a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server with the Windows Server 2012 R2 update of April 2014.

For more information on the update, see the following Microsoft article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355

Apart from the above restrictions, file-level recovery is supported when the files inside the

VM reside in an NTFS volume and the VM is composed of VHD or VHDX files.

 

...but, the MS KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355

...says:

Important All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. We recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.

 

Does anyone in Symantec know whether an EEB, to workaround this restriction for NBU v7.6.0.2, will be issued soon ?

Thanks.

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Hi guys,     As we promised,

Hi guys, 

   As we promised, the hotfix is ready and can be downloaded directly from  here:  http://symantec.com/docs/TECH217531 

 

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Argh, we've been waiting for

Argh, we've been waiting for this patch for months, only to have Lucy snatch the football away as we're about to kick it with this lack of support for the OS Update...  Please tell me we aren't waiting until 7.6.0.3 for this, and it's just a matter of completing the testing process...

Hi guys,     This is an

Hi guys, 

   This is an unfortunate timing issue between NetBackup release update and Windows update. By the time 7.6.0.2 was ready to ship, we had also taken additional efforts to validate this recent Windows update (April 2014) and found that granular recovery needs additional changes to support the new Windows update. Instead of delaying 7.6.0.2 further (as you guys already know it was needed in the field for a number of good reasons), we shipped it with that note. 

   An EEB is being developed to address this. We will have an idea on ETA once the scope of changes is estimated. 

Thank you Abdul. Are you able

Thank you Abdul.

Are you able to share the EEB number at all ?

FYI - just heard via a

FYI - just heard via a contact in Symantec that an EEB could be released later this month.

There might be an EEB right

There might be an EEB right now, but you'd need to open a case to request it!

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Hi guys,     As we promised,

Hi guys, 

   As we promised, the hotfix is ready and can be downloaded directly from  here:  http://symantec.com/docs/TECH217531 

 

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