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NetBackup (NetBackup 7.6.1 Maintenance Release 1) and NetBackup Appliances are now available!

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I’m extremely happy to announce that NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances are now Generally Available!

NetBackup 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. 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:
    • Parity (any fixes in which did not make it into 7.6.1 are included in
    •     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, please visit the following page:

NetBackup Download Links

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

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

NetBackup Release Notes
Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Emergency Engineering Binary Guide

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

NetBackup 7.6.1 Late Breaking News
 Short link:

NetBackup 7.6 Late Breaking News
 Short link:

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

NetBackup Appliances is the equivalent patch release for NetBackup 52xx (and new 5330!) Appliances.  It can be applied in an upgrade to Appliances running ANY 2.5.x or 2.6.0.x version.

To download, please visit the following page:

NetBackup Appliance Release

More information on can be found at the following locations:

NetBackup Appliances Release Notes
Complete Symantec NetBackup Appliance Documentation Set - versions

The NetBackup Appliances Late Breaking News can be found here:

NetBackup 5xxx appliance series Late Breaking News
 Short link:
Bookmark the NetBackup Appliances Common Topics page to have these and many more useful links handy:


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