Symantec NetBackup™ Release Notes

UNIX, Windows, and Linux

NetBackup 7.0

20654069

Symantec NetBackup Release Notes
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................................................................................................................................................................................. About Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7................................... 23 About server and client platform support .................................................................. NetBackup for Hyper-V agent ........................................................................................... About NetBackup backward compatibility ..... Improved SharePoint Granular Recovery ............................................... About Symantec OpsCenter ....... About client deduplication ................................................... About NetBackup Compatibility Lists ..................................................................................... About platform life cycles .............................................................. About NetBackup for VMware ................ About the deduplication host supported platforms ............................................................................... About back-level administration capabilities by the NetBackup-Java console ................................ About Platform proliferation for NetBackup 7........................... About NetBackup support utilities .... NetBackup binary sizes .................................. Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 client support ..............................................0 ........................ Exchange 2010 support .................................................. NetBackup deduplication ....................................................................................................................................... Chapter 2 Supported Platforms .................... New database features and enhancements ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Chapter 1 New Features ........................... Guided Recovery .......................................0 and beyond ...... 23 23 24 26 27 28 30 33 35 ................................... About Symantec OpsCenter Analytics .............................. NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements ......... NetBackup for Enterprise Vault agent ........ About platform and operating system support changes ....... Platforms supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX .................. 11 11 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 18 19 22 22 New features in NetBackup .............................................Contents Technical Support .... About media server deduplication .............................................................

.................................................................................. NetBackup OpenStorage Option ....... NetBackup Bare Metal Restore ........... SAN Client and Fibre Transport ........................................................................................................ NetBackup Documentation Notes ........................................ NetBackup Snapshot Client ................................................................................... NetBackup Administration Console for Windows ............................................................................... NetBackup Hyper-V ................................... NetBackup java interfaces ............. SharedDisk support in NetBackup 7....... Secure push install ......................................... 45 Chapter 4 Operational Notes ..................... General NetBackup operational notes ................................................................................. Media Sharing ..................................... 49 Operational Notes in NetBackup ........................ NetBackup LiveUpdate ...... NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint .................... Lotus Notes agent ........ NetBackup Client Deduplication ................................................... NetBackup AdvancedDisk option ........................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Operating system patches and updates ....................... NetBackup Access Control ................................................................................................... General installation and upgrade items ... Sybase server agent ........................................................... 50 50 50 53 56 56 56 58 58 61 66 67 69 69 70 73 75 75 76 76 77 77 78 81 81 82 82 82 83 84 84 84 85 85 86 88 89 ..................................................................................................................................................... PureDisk Deduplication Option (PDDO) ............................................................................................. 39 About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM ................................................ NetBackup commands and utilities ............................................. NetBackup installation and start-up notes .................0 and later ...................................................................... SQL server agent ............................... About Symantec OpsCenter ........................................................................ Enterprise Media Manager ..................................................................................................................... NetBackup interfaces ........................ Storage unit configuration ..................... NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange ..... About NetBackup Enterprise Vault Agent ................................. NetBackup database agents ................. NetBackup cluster ....................................................................................................... NetBackup media and rebranding changes ................................................................................................................. About the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option ...................8 Contents Chapter 3 Product Dependencies ....................... Internationalization and localization Notes . NetBackup media and device management ..

. 90 NetBackup for VMware .............................. About general NetBackup notifications ......................................................................................... 100 About getting started guides ..Contents 9 NetBackup Disk Storage units .................... 104 About the Troubleshooting guide ..................................................................................... and commands no longer supported ....... About NetBackup commands no longer supported ................................ 95 End of life notifications .............. 99 About related NetBackup documents ...............................................agents and options .............................................................................. 105 About NetBackup command documents ........................................... 107 About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification .................................... 100 About administrator’s guides .............................. 105 Appendix A Windows Logo Certification information ......................................................................................... 107 .......... 100 About installation guides ................................................................... About features............................ 95 95 96 96 97 98 Chapter 6 Related Documents .......................... 99 About NetBackup release notes ........................................................................ About general NetBackup features no longer supported .......................................................................... 101 About user’s guides .......................................... 92 Chapter 5 End of Life Notifications .......................................................... 104 About the device configuration guide ............................................ 89 NetBackup Vault ..... enhancements....... About database functions no longer supported ..........................

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Chapter 1 New Features This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ New features in NetBackup NetBackup deduplication About Symantec OpsCenter About Symantec OpsCenter Analytics About NetBackup for VMware Guided Recovery New database features and enhancements About NetBackup support utilities NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements About back-level administration capabilities by the NetBackup-Java console About Platform proliferation for NetBackup 7.0.0 contains many new features and enhancements that increase the scalability and functionality of NetBackup for its large enterprise customers.0 New features in NetBackup Symantec NetBackup™ 7. ■ Integrated deduplication: ■ Client deduplication . The following list highlights some of the major features that comprise NetBackup 7.

FSA Reporting database. 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 application recovery for Oracle databases New database agents and enhancements to existing agents: ■ ■ ■ Exchange 2010 support Windows 7/2008R2 client support Enhancements to the NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent Support all Enterprise Vault 8. and Auditing database Enterprise Vault 8.0 databases using the Enterprise Vault Agent including the Fingerprint database.12 New Features New features in NetBackup ■ ■ Media server deduplication OpsCenter: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 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.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 ■ ■ ■ This release adds the following proliferation support: .

You use NetBackup interfaces to install. You can use NetBackup deduplication at 2 points in the backup process: ■ On a NetBackup client. bypassing media server processing. See “About media server deduplication” on page 14.31 IA BMR master server support for NetBackup 7.0 BMR WINPE 2. and NetBackup uses the PureDisk Deduplication Engine (PDDE) to deduplicate backup data.1 support Java user interface support on RHEL 5 systems NetBackup Support Utility (nbsu) enhancements NetBackup deduplication NetBackup now provides integrated data deduplication within NetBackup. Symantec packaged PureDisk into a modular engine. ■ See the NetBackup Deduplication Guide. It allows only unique data segments to be moved across the LAN and stored upon the media server’s embedded deduplicated storage. About client deduplication This feature permits the deduplication of data from the source (a NetBackup client). Benefits of client deduplication feature are: ■ Faster backups occur because only the new data or the file segments that occurred since the last backup is moved and stored Permits a real Incremental Forever approach Less impact on the LAN Reduced backup windows Can be combined with Application agents ■ ■ ■ ■ . and deduplication. Because unique data segments only are transferred. NetBackup clients send their backups to a NetBackup media server. configure. this option reduces network load. servers.New Features NetBackup deduplication 13 ■ ■ ■ ■ HP-UX 11. The media server writes the data to the storage and manages the deduplicated data. You do not have to use the separate PureDisk interface to deduplicate data. See “About client deduplication” on page 13. The NetBackup client deduplicates its own data and then sends it directly to a storage server. backups. and manage storage. On a media server. which deduplicates the backup data.

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New Features About Symantec OpsCenter

Supported over all Tier 1 NetBackup clients (for example, Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX) Backup policy integrated

About media server deduplication
This feature enables the deduplication of streaming data on the media server and has it stored upon the media server’s embedded deduplicated storage. Benefits of media server deduplication:

A more simplified installation and configuration. The deduplication software is installed together with the media server software Optimized deduplication for a number of application backup agents Usage of commodity disk for deduplication

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About Symantec OpsCenter
Symantec may supply additional information for this feature after it has been released for general availability. The following Technote on the Symantec Support Web site contains additional information about this feature if any is necessary. See, https://symiq.corp.symantec.com/crossproducts/SErotation
/NBU7-BetaR/Shared%20Rotation%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx.

The following enhancements comprise the OpsCenter feature:

Convergence of NOM and VBR Single deployment configuration and user interface for monitoring, alerting, and reporting functionality previously available in NOM and VBR. Improved ease-of-use Symantec corporate user interface (UI) standards for enterprise products. This enhancement offers simplified navigation, improved task efficiency, and a professional look and feel. In addition, a restructured standard report has been added that supports single-click execution along with a quick sort and filter capability for additional detail. Additional base reporting functionality

Point-and-click reports are now available across NetBackup, Backup Exec, PureDisk, and Enterprise Vault products. An enhanced set of standard reports is now offered for complete operations tracking. Example reports include drive throughput, virtualization coverage, configurable success rate, and skipped files.

New Features About Symantec OpsCenter Analytics

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Direct upgrade path This feature enables you to configure direct upgrade path from existing NOM and VBR installations. Expanded and simplified deployment

OpsCenter server supports all NetBackup master server platforms (such as, Windows, Solaris, Linux, and HP-UX Itanium). OpsCenter server installation on NetBackup master server for single-domain administration. Dedicated OpsCenter server for multi-domain visibility and management.

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OpsCenter installations must be made directly from the standalone OpsCenter media or image.

About Symantec OpsCenter Analytics
This feature provides a turnkey operation that provides improved reporting such as advanced, business reporting and improved graphics. (Business reporting was previously available with VBR.) The new OpsCenter Analytics package includes the features associated wtih Symantec OpsCenter and the following features:
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Historical trending and predictive forecasting Complete report customization Support for third-party data protection products such as EMC Legato Networker and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

About NetBackup for VMware
The feature provides the following new enhancements in NetBackup 7.0:

Fully integrated with VMware vStorage APIs VCB is no longer required. This feature eliminates the VCB copy of a VM snapshot to the VCB proxy staging area. NetBackup backs up the snapshot directly from the ESX server. New virtual machine (VM) and file recovery from incremental backups VMware vSphere now provides block-level incremental VM backups. Moreover, NetBackup now provides VMware and file-level recovery from the same set of full and incremental backups. New Recovery Wizard

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New Features Guided Recovery

This wizard simplifies the process of performing a direct VM recovery or redirected VM recovery.

Tighter vCenter integration More VMware identifiers and attributes are available when you configure a NetBackup policy. That includes the VMware hostname, display name, UUID, IP address, virtual center, datacenter, ESX platform, and others.

Guided Recovery
The Guided Recovery feature enhances the NetBackup Oracle agent to provide better functionality for performing Oracle Restore and Recovery operations. Specifically, Guided Recovery clones an Oracle database from a backup, and simplifies the process of creating a new database from backups of an existing database. Guided Recovery uses an Oracle cloning wizard that executes on the new OpsCenter graphical user interface.

New database features and enhancements
The following subsections describe enhancements to NetBackup agents that were recently offered such as the NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent and the NetBackup for Hyper-V agent. In addition, enhancements have been made to support new improvements to SharePoint Granular Recovery, and a new Granular Recovery for Active Directory feature.

Exchange 2010 support
NetBackup introduces support for Exchange 201, including the following features:

Backups of Exchange 2010 databases on a standalone server or in a Database Availability Group (DAG). Supported backups include local and off-host snapshots, backups using Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), and local and off-host instant recovery. Instant recovery backups can create only a snapshot or a snapshot and a create a copy on the storage unit. Automatic detection of the preferred database copy or the active database copy in a DAG for backup and restore operations. Dynamic allocation of a storage unit that is based on the server list and returned at the start of a backup.

Non-snapshot and mailbox-level backups are limited to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003.

(The Windows 2008 R2 is exclusively 64-bit from Microsoft. The agent supports disaster recovery of a partition and databases. That is done without any VHD staging. automated process of backing up your Enterprise Vault environment using the Enterprise Vault Agent. It protects all of the Enterprise Vault partitions and their associated databases. Previously. That includes the fingerprint database. The following enhancements have been made to the NetBackup for Hyper-V agent for this release: ■ New file-level incremental backups . the FSA Reporting database . media server. Moreover.) NetBackup for Enterprise Vault agent The NetBackup for Enterprise Vault agent greatly simplifies data protection for the Enterprise Vault servers. ■ ■ ■ NetBackup for Hyper-V agent The NetBackup for Hyper-V agent protects virtual machines (VM) by backing up the virtual hard drive (VHD) images. The following enhancements have been made to the NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent for this release: ■ Inclusion of all Enterprise Vault 8. and master server now support the Windows 2008 R2 operating system. Enterprise Vault 8. you can restore the entire VM or individual files within the VM.0 databases using the Enterprise Vault Agent.0. Enterprise Vault Migrator is now included with NetBackup The Enterprise Vault migratory is now included with NetBackup 7. Automatic detection of all VMs within the Hyper-V server simplifies the policy setup. An enhanced.0 Support for granular quiescence You can now back up and restore using the Enterprise Vault Agent at a more granular level. it also supports recovery of individual files within a partition. and the auditing database. In addition. only the files you select are recovered from tape. the NetBackup client and agents.New Features New database features and enhancements 17 Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 client support This release of NetBackup provides NetBackup client support for the Windows 7 desktop platform. that was a separate download. From the image backup.

to complement the dual purpose full backups.0 includes three support utilities: nbsu. and others Any item(s) from a list Any version of a file Recover files to a folder on disk. or UUID when configuring policies. discussions. more comprehensive granular recovery capabilities.5. links.0 for Hyper-V supports Hyper-V clustering.0. like calendars. With NetBackup 7. Hyper-V cluster support requires a NetBackup 7. the NetBackup for SharePoint Agent offered additional. To obtain this update contact NetBackup Technical Support. display name. that included the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Sites and sub-sites Entire lists.4.0. and NBCCR. Hyper-V R2 and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) NetBackup for Hyper-V is now compatible with Hyper-V clusters and the new CSV capability. NetBackup 7. file-level recovery is available from both full backups and incremental backups. The following list summarizes the enhancements that have been made to each utility in this release: ■ NetBackup Support Utility (NBSU) . Flexible VM identification Use the VM hostname. Support for other VSS snapshot providers will follow.18 New Features About NetBackup support utilities NetBackup for Hyper-V now supports incremental backups. tasks. ■ Two types of off-host backup NetBackup for Hyper-V now supports off-host backup of VM snapshots on CLARiiON storage arrays. you can reap the benefits of the more comprehensive granular recovery capabilities along with faster granular recovery with the metadata intact. ■ ■ ■ Improved SharePoint Granular Recovery Starting with NetBackup 6.0. However. using the NetBackup Snapshot Client in the VM to perform off-host backup of volumes is also now supported. NBCC. Alternatively.1 patch or later. Now. About NetBackup support utilities NetBackup 7.

In NetBackup 7.exe diagnostic information gathering utilities are no longer included or supported beginning with this release of NetBackup. and updated: . For NetBackup 7.0. If inconsistencies are detected. ■ NBCC utility The NBCC utility uses the output from various OS and NetBackup commands to analyze the consistency state of the NetBackup configuration. NBCCR utility The NBCCR utility processes database and catalog repair actions as defined in a special file that you can generate under the guidance of Symantec Technical Support. the support and support. The following list describes the new changes affecting how NetBackup is deployed. In addition to the new enhancements. This tool queries the host on which it runs and gathers diagnostic information about NetBackup and the operating system. In addition. you can obtain information about NetBackup configuration settings about troubleshooting areas. This file is created as part of the analysis of the data that the NBCC utility collects and any site specific situations. EMM. Enhancements were made to the SLP. and packages the resulting data into a bundle that can be sent to Symantec Tech Support for analysis. NBCC consolidates.0 functionality. or about NetBackup or media management job status codes. this utility contains fixes that address the minor issues found in earlier releases. installed.0 this utility has been enhanced to include the following new features: ■ ■ ■ New commands line options have been added. and versioninfo diagnostics. packaged.New Features NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements 19 The NBSU utility assists you in gathering NetBackup and operating system diagnostic information. ■ NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements This release of NetBackup contains many enhancements in the area of installation and deployment. This utility is now available for the Mac OS X platform. it provides a wide range of control over the types of diagnostic information gathered. For instance. Enhancements have been made to this utility to ensure that it supports NetBackup 7. It also analyzes the consistency state of NetBackup databases and catalogs as they relate to tape media.

most of the add-on products and database agents are now installed with the NetBackup server or the client package. Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) images The DVDimage files are posted and available for download on the FileConnect Website.0. That also supports using different LiveUpdate servers in each policy. See “About the Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) images" in the NetBackup Installation Guide for more information about how you can download these images.20 New Features NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements ■ DVD Layout NetBackup is now only available on DVD. Separate installation for these products is no longer needed. A feature has been added that deploys ISO 19770 standard software asset tags with NetBackup. Changing the server. That is the first step in NetBackup’s license and deployment reporting strategy. LiveUpdate Enhancements Improvements to the LiveUpdate configuration make it possible to specify the LiveUpdate server in the policy. The following products are now included in the NetBackup server package (if the platform supports the product): ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ BMR master server NDMP NetBackup Vault The following products are now included in the NetBackup client package (if the platform supports the product): ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ BMR Boot server DB2 NetBackup Encryption Informix LiveUpdate agent . The product is no longer offered in a CD format. Deploy basic product license tags. changes have been made that greatly simplify the installation process. Simplified Access Control Configuration By more tightly integrating AT support into NetBackup. no longer requires client-side changes. UNIX Package Consolidation In NetBackup 7.

■ ■ ■ ■ VxUL Log Directory Restructuring This change enhances the usability of VxUL logs by putting the logs for each service in a unique directory. In addition. VRTSnbenc. . (For Solaris server upgrades. That prevents the need to individually select hundreds of clients. If product configuration was required previously (such as db2_config). ■ The following changes were a result of our internal “First 24 Hour” usability tests that were targeted towards Windows installation improvements: ■ NetBackup is now capable of importing client lists from a file. In addition. configuration is still required. it only opens log files for the correct OID. VRTSnbdb2. The process to install and upgrade these products remains the same.0.) The Japanese and the Chinese language packages remain as separate add-ons. Preinstallation checks are run to ensure a successful installation. The installation script displays a list of the packages it finds that must be removed. making it easier for support to find and copy the correct logs. A full configuration summary report now describes what options were selected for the install. the performance of the vxlogview command is improved when searching for logs by the OID since this command does not need to look at all of the VxUL log files for NetBackup. SYMCnbdb2. the older versions of any listed products here must be removed before an upgrade to NetBackup 7. all installation logs are now captured in an HTML format for a more readable display. A valid license is still required to enable the product. SYMCnbenc. For example. Improvements have been made to the error logging and reporting. and others.New Features NetBackup installation and deployment enhancements 21 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lotus Notes Oracle SAP Snapshot Client Sybase The binaries for the listed products are laid down with the server or the client package. Multiple simultaneous push installs greatly improve the installation performance over the previous approach of one client at a time.

22 New Features About back-level administration capabilities by the NetBackup-Java console About back-level administration capabilities by the NetBackup-Java console NetBackup 7.0 MP7 and NetBackup 6.0 This section lists the various platform that are new with NetBackup 7. About Platform proliferation for NetBackup 7.5. ■ ■ ■ Add HP-UX 11. This includes the packaging and the installation of the NetBackup 6.4 versions of the NetBackup-Java console on supported UNIX and Linux platforms.0.0 provides additional ways to perform back-level administration of the supported back-level versions.31 IA BMR master server for NBU 7 BMR WINPE 2.1 support Java GUI on RHEL 5 .

0: .Chapter 2 Supported Platforms This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ About server and client platform support About Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7. The following list describes some of the major changes that apply the NetBackup 7.0 and beyond NetBackup binary sizes Platforms supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX About NetBackup backward compatibility About server and client platform support You can find the NetBackup-supported platform information in various compatibility lists on the Symantec Support Web site. This topic also contains the following types of information: ■ Descriptions of the compatibility lists that are on the Symantec Support Web site Instructions on how to locate the NetBackup compatibility lists NetBackup backward compatibility information NetBackup binary sizes that include NetBackup media server software and NetBackup client software ■ ■ ■ About platform and operating system support changes This release of NetBackup contains many changes and enhancements to the supported platforms and operatings systems. These compatibility lists offer a variety of up-to-date information about the operating systems that NetBackup and NetBackup features support.

drives. Servers and clients with these operating systems that use NetBackup 6. you also must update the vendor plug-in to a 64-bit version. These platforms are only supported as a client. 32-bit media servers and clients that use NetBackup 6.x catalogs and databases to a system with a supported platform. The support of Linux Red Hat IBM zSeries platforms has switched to 64-bit client support.x are compatible with NetBackup 7. All 64-bit platforms are supported except for FreeBSD clients and Mac clients. http://entsupport. Novell NetWare is no longer supported for use as a media server.symantec. peripherals. To upgrade these systems to NetBackup 7. HP-UX PA-RISC is no longer supported as a master server. It also describes the OS level and the version that is required to support a NetBackup client. you must first migrate your current NetBackup 6. This platform is only supported as a client. This platform is supported only as a true media server (media server without the EMM server) or a true client. Windows IA64 is supported only as a client. When you upgrade a media server that is used for OpenStorage to NetBackup 7. Predecessors and successors to the supported operating system levels may function without difficulty. IRIX and Tru64 are no longer supported.0 servers. In addition.0.com/docs/337048 .x OS Software Compatibility List contains information about the operating system (OS) level and the version that is required to support a NetBackup master or media server. Linux SUSE and Linux RedHat Itanium are no longer supported for use as master or media servers. NetBackup requires OpenStorage vendor plug-ins to be 64-bit. However. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ About NetBackup Compatibility Lists The most up-to-date information on supported platforms.24 Supported Platforms About server and client platform support ■ All UNIX 32-bit system support has been discontinued.0.0.x are compatible with 64-bit master servers that use NetBackup 7. The following compatibility lists are available on the Symantec Support Web site: ■ The NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7. and libraries is located in various compatibility lists on the Symantec Support Web site. as long as the release provides binary compatibility with the supported level.

x OS Software Compatibility List contains information about each of the following NetBackup Enterprise features: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ NetBackup Enterprise servers and client Bare Metal Restore (BMR) NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) NetBackup SAN Client and Fiber Transport NetBackup Virtual System compatibility MSEO (Media Server Encryption Option) NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option NetBackup OpsCenter File System Capability NetBackup support for a platform or OS version requires platform vendor support for that product. virtual tape devices. robot-types. routers. switches. The platform support lists that NetBackup maintains are subject to change as vendors add and drop support for platforms or OS versions.com/docs/337049 ■ NetBackup 7. http://entsupport. routers. libraries.symantec. and iSCSI configurations that coincide with the following hardware: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ OpenStorage Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Host bus adapters (HBAs) Encryption NetBackup Database Agent 7. fibre-channel HBAs. and bridges.x Software Compatibility List This compatibility list contains the most current platform support information for NetBackup database agents. bridges.Supported Platforms About server and client platform support 25 The NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server 7.com/docs/336875 The NetBackup 7. ■ The NetBackup server 7. and encryption devices http://entsupport.symantec. robot types. switches.0 hardware compatibility list includes information for supported drives.x Snapshot Client compatibility lists . iSCSI configurations.x Hardware compatibility list includes information about the supported drives.

symantec. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.) About the deduplication host supported platforms The following is a list of the supported platforms for NetBackup Deduplication: ■ Solaris SPARC 10 x64 Solaris requires an encryption package (SUNWcry64). and Symantec cannot distribute the package.symantec. you can refine your search to find a link to the appropriate document.x BMR File System and Volume Manager compatibility lists http://entsupport. You must download and install the package.symantec.com/docs/295433 To locate supported platform information on the Symantec Support Web site 1 Go to the following URL: www. (The compatibility list documents are in PDF format. It is not part of the Solaris installation media.x Cluster Compatibility List http://entsupport.com/docs/337052 ■ NetBackup 7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux: ■ .com/docs/286496 ■ Backup Exec Tape Reader compatibility list http://entsupport.com/business/support 2 3 Select the NetBackup Enterprise Server link under the Support for Top Products title on the Web page .com/docs/337053 ■ NetBackup Desktop/Laptop Option compatibility list http://entsupport. The Web page refreshes and contains a list of compatibility documents.symantec.symantec.26 Supported Platforms About server and client platform support http://entsupport. Select Master Compatibility List link under the Compatibility title on the Web page . From this Web page.com/docs/337056 See also the NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Administrator's Guide for the following additional compatibility lists: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ BMR supported shared resource tree (SRT) versions BMR supported file systems and volume managers BMR supported cluster solutions BMR disk space requirements NetBackup7.symantec.

About adding a platform Adding support of a platform to NetBackup introduces a situation where the platform has a future. configure the shared memory to be at least 128MB (SHMMAX=128MB). deduplication processes may not start. When a platform is added for a NetBackup release. but no history. About platform life cycles NetBackup software supports an ever-changing set of platforms. backward compatibility cannot be guaranteed without exhaustive testing.5 SP1. And NetBackup must be flexible enough to handle platform life cycle issues such as adding and removing a platform from its support list. In this situation. or run correctly. the .Supported Platforms About server and client platform support 27 ■ ■ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. ■ SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) x64 The SUSE Linux system must be at patch level 2. If you do not. However. If swap space is less than physical memory.x x64 (and higher) On Red Hat Linux. An exception is that the client version cannot be newer than the master and the media server version. it is possible that during an alternate restore. the platform is supported in that version and subsequent versions (but not previous versions). Windows 2003 x64 Windows 2003 SP2 x64 systems require Microsoft .NET 3.5 x64 (and higher) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. See “About Removing a client platform” on page 27. Windows 2008 x64 Windows 2008 R2 x64 ■ ■ ■ Linux systems must have at least the same amount of swap space as physical memory space. See “About adding a platform” on page 27. You can mix the individual clients that are at different version levels within a NetBackup domain. About Removing a client platform The customer commitment for client platform version support is one version back with every effort to support all versions. database problems may affect installation and performance.

26 and greater Mac OS X 10.0 HP-UX 11.3 Mac OS X 10.0 and beyond restore is sent to an older version.5.31 HP-UX IA64 11.1 NetWare 6.28 Supported Platforms About Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7.00 HP-UX 11.2 Asianux 3.4 NetWare 5.1 AIX 5.11 HP-UX 11.5 Novell OES (Linux) 1 SP2 Apple Macintosh POWERPC. Table 2-1 OS/Version AIX 5. Alternate restores should go to the same or newer versions. See “About NetBackup backward compatibility” on page 35.4 FreeBSD 6.0 NetWare 6.0 and beyond Hardware Power Power x86 i386 (x86) i386 (x86) i386 (x86) PA-RISC PA-RISC PA-RISC PA-RISC IA64 Media server and client support only Media server and client support only Media server and client support only Comments .0 and beyond Table 2-1 displays the operating systems that are no longer supported at the release of NetBackup 7.23 IRIX 6.0 FreeBSD 5.23 HP-UX 11.3 FreeBSD 5. i386 x86 x86 x86 Client support only Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7. About Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7.0 and beyond.

0 Red Hat 3.0 Solaris 8.0 SUSE Desktop 9.0 Red Hat 5.1 Red Hat 3.0 Red Hat 3.0 and beyond 29 Table 2-1 Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7.0 Solaris 9.0 and beyond (continued) Hardware x86 x86 x86 x64 IA64 z/Architecture IA64 IA64 SPARC x86 x86 x64 x86 x64 x86 x86 x86 x86 x64 IA64 x86 x64 IA64 IA64 Client support only Client support only Client support only Client support only OS/Version Red Flag Linux 4.2 SUSE Desktop 9.Supported Platforms About Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7.3 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Comments .0 x86 Solaris 10.0 Solaris 10.0 x86 SUSE Desktop 9.1 Red Hat 2.0 Red Hat 4.0 Red Hat 3.0 Solaris 8.0 Solaris 9.

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Table 2-1

Operating systems not supported as of NetBackup 7.0 and beyond (continued) Hardware
Alpha Alpha x86 and x64 IA64 Client support only

OS/Version
Tru64 5.1a Tru64 5.1b and greater Windows Server 2000 Windows Server 2003 SP1 and R2

Comments

NetBackup binary sizes
The information in this section helps you determine if your NetBackup environment has the proper amount of memory allocated to your servers to safely and efficiently back up and restore all of the data. Table 2-2 shows the approximate binary size of the NetBackup master and media server software, and the NetBackup client software requirements for each platform and operating system that NetBackup supports. Table 2-2 OS/Version
AIX 5.3 AIX 6.1 FreeBSD 6.3/7.x HP-UX 11.11

NetBackp binary sizes for supported platforms 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes client client server server
928MB 928MB 16MB 632MB 1666MB 64-bit binary support. Media server or client support only. 1666MB 64-bit binary support. Media server or client support only. 1666MB 64-bit binary support. Media server or client support only. 3012MB 3083MB 64-bit binary support 3083MB 64-bit binary support

CPU Architecture
POWER POWER x86 PA-RISC

HP-UX 11.23

PA-RISC

632MB

HP-UX 11.31

PA-RISC

632MB

HP-UX 11.31 Mac OS X 10.5 Mac OS X 10.5

IA64 POWER i386 (x86) 22MB 22MB

922MB

Supported Platforms NetBackup binary sizes

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Table 2-2 OS/Version
OpenVMS 5.5 OpenVMS 6.2 OpenVMS 7.3 OpenVMS 6.1 OpenVMS 6.2 OpenVMS 7.3 OpenVMS 8.2 OpenVMS 8.3 OpenVMS 8.2 OpenVMS 8.3 OpenVMS 8.3-1H1 Red Flag Linux 5.0 DC

NetBackp binary sizes for supported platforms (continued) 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes client client server server
16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 16MB 510 MB 510 MB 510 MB 351 MB 351 MB 96MB 1726MB 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. 1726MB 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. Client only support

CPU Architecture
HP VAX HP VAX HP VAX HP Alpha HP Alpha HP Alpha HP Alpha HP Alpha HP IA64 HP IA64 HP IA64/Alpha x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 x64 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 x64 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 IA64 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 IA64 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 POWER (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 POWER (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 z/Architecture (AS)

Client only support

96MB

12MB

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Table 2-2 OS/Version

NetBackp binary sizes for supported platforms (continued) 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes client client server server
12MB

CPU Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 z/Architecture (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 x64

510MB

1726MB 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. 1726MB

x64

510MB

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 x64 (Advanced) Solaris 9.0 SPARC

510MB

525MB

64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. 2050MB 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. 1915MB 64-bit binary support. PDDE requires an additional 157MB. Client only support

Solaris 10.0

SPARC

639MB

Solaris 10.0

x64

439MB

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server IA64 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server x64 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server POWER 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server z/Architecture 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server IA64 11 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server x64 11 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server z/Architecture 11 Windows x86 600MB

345MB

492MB

1662MB PDDE requires an additional 157MB. Client only support

101MB

12MB

Client only support

345MB

Client only support

492MB

1662MB

12MB

Client only support

1700MB

Covers all supported Windows x86 platforms

see the NetBackup Installation Guides. You may encounter some user-interface anomalies when you use the various window managers that are available on UNIX platforms. Many of these problems are documented and can occur because of unusual or non-standard window manager configurations. Archive.Supported Platforms Platforms supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX 33 Table 2-2 OS/Version Windows NetBackp binary sizes for supported platforms (continued) 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes client client server server 700MB 1900MB Covers all supported Windows x64 platforms Client only support CPU Architecture x64 Windows IA64 600MB Platforms supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX The NetBackup Administration Console provides a graphical user interface through which the administrator can manage NetBackup.3 AIX 6. and Retore user interface in this release.1 HP-UX 11.0. For information on how to install the consoles. see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide. The interface can run on any NetBackup Java-capable system. and Retore user interface CPU Architecture NetBackup-Java Backup.05 . And for information on how to use the NetBackup Adminstration Console. Volume 1. Note: Symantec supports the window managers in the following table when using NetBackup Java.11 POWER POWER PA-RISC Java 6 SR6 Java 6 SR6 6. Table 2-3 is a list of platforms that support the NetBackup-Java Administration Console and the Backup. resize the dialog. This action refreshes the display and causes the interface to display the information correctly. Archive. administration Archive. and console Restore interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes OS/Version JRE upgrade version AIX 5. Table 2-3 Platforms that support NetBackup-Java Administration Console and Backup. In the most common cases of misplaced or shifted components within a dialog.

0 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. and Retore user interface (continued) CPU Architecture NetBackup-Java Backup.0.0 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6-16 .0.0 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. administration Archive.31 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6-16 1.6-16 1.6-16 1.6-16 1.34 Supported Platforms Platforms supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX Table 2-3 Platforms that support NetBackup-Java Administration Console and Backup.0 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Solaris 9.05 1.0 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.6-16 1.23 HP-UX 11.31 HP-UX 11.6-16 1.6-16 1.05 6.6-16 1.6-16 1.05 6.6-16 1. Archive. and console Restore interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.0 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0.6-16 1.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SP1) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 PA-RISC PA-RISC IA64 x64 x64 IA64 IA64 POWER POWER z/Architecture z/Architecture x64 x64 SPARC SPARC x64 IA64 x64 POWER z/Architecture IA64 x64 z/Architecture 6.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 (base) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6-16 OS/Version JRE upgrade version HP-UX 11.0 Solaris 10.0 Solaris 10.

and Retore user interface (continued) CPU Architecture NetBackup-Java Backup.6-16 1. and console Restore interface Yes Yes OS/Version JRE upgrade version Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x86 (SP1) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x86 (R2) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x64 Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x64 (R2) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition IA64 Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition IA64 (R2) Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64 (R2) Windows XP Professional SP2 Windows XP Professional SP2 Windows Vista Windows 7 Ultimate x86 or x64 IA64 x86 or x64 x86 or x64 1.6-16 Yes Yes 1.6-16 1.6-16 1. However. Table 2-4 shows the different server version levels that NetBackup supports in this release.6-16 1.6-16 1.6-16 Yes Yes 1.6-16 1.6-16 1. Symantec only supports certain combinations of servers and clients within a NetBackup environment that must provide backward compatibility. . Archive.6-16 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.6-16 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.Supported Platforms About NetBackup backward compatibility 35 Table 2-3 Platforms that support NetBackup-Java Administration Console and Backup.6-16 Yes Yes Yes Yes 1. administration Archive.6-16 About NetBackup backward compatibility NetBackup supports a mixture of NetBackup servers that are at various release levels in the same environment.

you can still use NetBackup version 6. the master server must run the highest version of NetBackup in use in that configuration.0 Media server version 70 7.com/docs/308850 For more information about upgrading NetBackup.5 (and later).0 does not support Windows 2000 systems. However. During an upgrade to NetBackup 7.0 NetBackup 7.0 (and later) NetBackup 7. See the following Technote on the Symantec Support Web site for more information.5 (and later). 6.symantec.36 Supported Platforms About NetBackup backward compatibility Table 2-4 Mixed-server support for NetBackup 7.0 servers. refer to the NetBackup Installation Guide for either UNIX or Windows.x client software on your Windows 2000 systems.0 Master server version NetBackup 7. The following describes what type of action to take if you have any clients that run Windows 2000: Existing NetBackup customers with Windows 2000 clients at NetBackup version 6.0 Client version 7. This directory is typically /usr/openv/db/data for UNIX-based operating systems and \Veritas\NetBackupDB\data for Windows-based operating systems when you use default installation methods. ■ ■ . You must install NetBackup version 6. The following is a list of best-practice rules that you should consider for a mixed-server environment: ■ Before you upgrade the NetBackup server software.0 6. 6.0 (and later) 6.0 master and media servers. you must back up your NetBackup catalogs and verify that the catalog backup was successful. That includes all transaction logs and database files in the data directory including BMR if it is configured and in use.x: New NetBackup customers with Windows 2000 systems: No action is required.5 (and later).x on Windows 2000 clients with your NetBackup 7. http://entsupport. 6. it is necessary to have enough free disk space to accommodate three complete copies of the NetBackup database. In a mixed-server environment.0 (and later) 6.0. These clients are compatible with NetBackup version 7.0 NetBackup 7.

To install NetBackup on Windows 2008/Vista/2008 R2/7 UAC-enabled environments. After startup. an upgraded media server uses the vmd service to push its version information to all servers in its master server list. and console) on an individual system must be at the same version. Servers can pull and push their version information between master and media servers. you must log on as the official administrator.) All components (server. Your server’s NetBackup version determines whether the version information can be pushed. Users that are assigned to the Administrators Group and are not the official administrator cannot install NetBackup in UAC-enabled environments. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ . client. (Each media server must run equal or lower levels of NetBackup. disable UAC. To allow users in the Administrators Group to install NetBackup. An automatic update occurs every 24 hours when servers push their version information again. A media server cannot have a numerically higher version than the master server. The backup images that are created under an older version of NetBackup are recoverable with a newer version of NetBackup.Supported Platforms About NetBackup backward compatibility 37 ■ A master server can inter-operate with a media server that is running a level of NetBackup that is one major release lower.

38 Supported Platforms About NetBackup backward compatibility .

10 fileset. Symantec recommends that you visit the Support Web site of that particular vendor for their latest patch information.rte 8. A vendor may have released a more recent patch that supersedes a patch that is listed in this table.10 fileset For the xlC.0.0. Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup Notes You may need to reboot after changing to version 9.0.0.0.rte 8. minimum operating system (OS) patches and updates. This section is a guide to inform you of the operating systems that require a patch or an upgrade.0.Chapter 3 Product Dependencies This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ Operating system patches and updates About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM Operating system patches and updates This topic provides information on the product dependencies of NetBackup 7.3 AIX runtime libraries 8.10 and 9. . Operating system type Patch and version AIX 5.3 or later xlC. Table 3-1 provides the known. You should verify that your operating system is up-to-date with all of the latest patches and upgrades before you install NetBackup.3.0.0.0. The IY91284 fix is part of Maintenance Level 6. you may need to install the IY91284 fix to avoid a potential issue when creating or updating the NetBackup database.0.0.

so Networking. You may need to reboot after you change to version 9.NET-RUN-64: /usr/lib/pa20_64/libipv6.NET2-RUN: /usr/lib/hpux32/libipv6.so Networking.NET2-RUN: /usr/lib/hpux32/libipv6.1 .so.NET-RUN: /usr/lib/libipv6. If you install AT on an HP-UX platform.0.3.0. (Higher patch levels should also work.0.NET-RUN-64: /usr/lib/pa20_64/libipv6. To prevent the exception.so.) You can use the oslevel -s command to verify what Maintenance Pack level you have installed.40 Product Dependencies Operating system patches and updates Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup (continued) Notes NetBackup 7.sl Networking.NET2-RUN: /usr/lib/hpux64/libipv6.3 or later HP-UX COMPLIBS.3 TL7 SP5 (5300-07-05-0831) AIX 6.1 IZ16878 When you start Java user interface applications on AIX 6.1 Networking.0.1 Networking.3 TL7 SP5 (5300-07-05-0831 Maintenance Pack as a minimum.NET2-RUN: /usr/lib/hpux64/libipv6.1 platforms an exception can occur. AIX runtime libraries 9. The runtime libraries need to be at 9.sl Networking.0. Operating system type Patch and version AIX 5. this patch is required.0 requires the AIX 5.3 or later. Symantec recommends that you install patch IZ16878 from IBM® Support.LIBM-PS32 HP-UX IA64 Networking.0.

Product Dependencies Operating system patches and updates 41 Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup (continued) Notes Operating system type Patch and version Networking.NET2-RUN: /usr/lib/libipv6.sl For HP-UX PA-RISC platforms.NET-RUN: /usr/lib/libipv6. This patch contains a linker tools cumulative patch.0. this /usr/lib/pa20_64/libipv6.1 fileset is required: Networking.NET-RUN-64: For HP-UX PA-RISC platforms.1 HP-UX PA-RISC Networking.1 fileset is required: HP-UX 11.sl fileset is required: Networking. this fileset is required: Networking. this /usr/lib/libipv6.NET2-RUN: For HP-UX PA-RISC platforms. ■ QXCR1000746161: dlsym() hangs ■ QXCR1000593999: dld emits assert messages for chatr +mem_check enabled 64-bit executables PHSS_26946 This patch is necessary to enable any C++ runtime code to work properly. This patch is a libc cumulative patch. ■ QXCR1000589142: dld crash in LL_new_descendent_list when the aCC application is exiting. PHSS_27740 PHSS_26560 . This patch is a LIBCL patch. Contains fixes for the following: ■ QXCR1000593919: purifyplus dumps core in PA32 ■ QXCR1000589142: dld crash in LL_new_descendent_list when the aCC application is exiting.11 PHSS_35385 PHSS_32226 PHSS_37516 This patch is required for JAVA 6.NET-RUN-64: For HP-UX PA-RISC platforms. this /usr/lib/pa20_64/libipv6.

That disables the dm_stape monitor within the Event Monitoring System.itrc.42 Product Dependencies Operating system patches and updates Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup (continued) Notes That is a recommended critical patch from HP that is required for successful NetBackup client backups.hp. This patch enables HP-UX 11.23 PHSS_37201 PHCO_33431 This patch is required for JAVA 6. Symantec recommends that you upgrade to IPR0109.11 mmap() to use large files from 2GB to 4GB. That is a recommended critical patch from HP that is required for NetBackup to use VxSS.23 install this patch. This patch can cause problems with the programs that have the setuid bit set.com Operating system type Patch and version PHSS_32864 PHKL_26233 PHSS_35379 PHCO_29029 PHSS_24045 PHSS_30970 HP-UX 11. Allow POLL_INTERVAL to be set to zero in /var/stm/config/tools/ monitor/dm_stape.0. PHSS_34858 . Hewlett-Packard ’s IT resource center Web site contains information about this patch. Symantec recommends that all customers running 11. That is a recommended critical patch from HP that is required for successful NetBackup client backups. www1. That is a recommended critical patch from HP that is required so that dlopen works properly.cfg.

The operating system version must be SLES 10 update 2 or greater to run NetBackup 7.0.31 SLES10 x64 PHSS_37202 SLES 10 update 2 This patch is required for JAVA 6. . Solaris 9 SPARC 64-bit client 111711-11 (or greater) 111712-11 (or greater) 111722-04 (or greater) Patch: 112908-29 (or greater) Patch: 112874-31 (or greater) Solaris 10 SPARC 64-bit update 4 (08/07) and (server and client) newer The server is supported on update 4 (08/07) and newer.0. ■ QXCR1000746161: dlsym() hangs ■ QXCR1000593999: dld emits assert messages for chatr +mem_check enabled 64-bit executables HP-UX 11.Product Dependencies Operating system patches and updates 43 Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup (continued) Notes That is a recommended critical patch from HP that NetBackup requires. Contains fixes for the following: ■ Operating system type Patch and version PHKL_31500 PHSS_37492 QXCR1000593919: purifyplus dumps core in PA32 ■ QXCR1000589142: dld crash in LL_new_descendent_list when the aCC application is exiting. particularly when you attempt to run NetBackup with NetBackup Access Control (NBAC).

In addition. NetBackup cannot back up these files. Note: That does not apply to NetBackup encryption. If you are running Vista or Server 2008. If you attempt to back up any protected files that have been encrypted by the operating system. If you want to protect client (or server) systems that are running either Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server. Operating system type Patch and version Windows 2003 SP1 KB913648 Windows x64 (SP1 and SP2) Windows 2003. and Vista Microsoft storport hotfix Microsoft microcode reliability update That is a suggested fix that applies to 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003. you may need to install Microsoft hotfix number KB952696. Windows 2008 x32 and x64 KB952696 The following additional product dependency information applies to this release of NetBackup: ■ Product dependency notification for customers running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server. XP.44 Product Dependencies Operating system patches and updates Table 3-1 Operating system patches and updates for NetBackup (continued) Notes Microsoft hotfix KB913648 contains the necessary updates to run Volume Shadow Copy. please refer to KB952696 to see if this hotfix is required for your operating system version . and Windows Vista. Microsoft hotfix KB952696 contains the necessary updates to ensure that you can back up Windows 2008 encrypted files on Windows x32 and Windows x64 systems. this hotfix is not needed for any Windows version before Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 2008 server. meaning that NetBackup-encrypted files are backed up. NetBackup encryption is separate from the file system encryption. NetBackup reports that it is unable to access the encrypted files and the backup continues with all of the remaining files. XP.

4.1 codeline. 4.1.0MP3 and higher on the 5.1 MP3 and higher 4.11 11.0RU3 and higher 4.1MP4RP1 and higher on the 4.23 11. and the corresponding operating systems for each.0 4.1 and higher 3.23 11.1 and higher 3.5 3.1 to 4.0 and higher 5.1 to 5.0 MP3 and higher 3.31 HP-UX IA64 11.1. Table 3-2 Versions VxFS and VxVM Currently Supported by Symantec NetBackup Version of VxFS 5.1 MP2 and higher 4. 4.0 4.5.0) 5.1.0 4.0 MP3 and higher 3.0 codeline.5 only 3.0MP3 and higher on 5. 4.1 (64 bit) Version of VxVM 4.0MP3RP3 Notes HP-UX PA-RISC 11.1 MPx (support is dropped in 5.Product Dependencies About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM 45 About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM Table 3-2 shows the different versions of VxFS and VxVM that Symantec NetBackup supports.1 line.0 (AS) x86-64 IA64 4.0 MP1 and higher 4.1 codeline only 5. and 5.1 MP2 and higher 4.1MP4RP4 POWER Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 line 4.3 and 3.0 and higher 5.0RU3 and higher 4.1 and higher .1 MP2 and higher 4. phase2 LxRT4. IA64 NA POWER Solaris (SPARC) 9 10 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x86-64 5.1 to 4.5. and 5.1. 5. 5.1MP4RP1 and higher in the 4.31 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 LoP phase1.1 and higher Operating system AIX 5L OS Version 5. and 5.1 and higher 4.5.3 (64 bit) 6. and 5.0 (AS) x86-64 5.1 and higher 4.1MP3 and higher in 4.5.1 MP2 and higher 4.0 4.

5.11 11.1 SP1 and higher NetBackup has improved its integration with the Veritas File System (VxFS) product to ensure interoperability on all supported VxFS versions.0RU3 and higher 5.0RU4 and higher NA NA NA NA 5.1 codeline only.com/docs/320193.1 MP3 and higher Operating system OS Version IA64 Version of VxVM 4.1 MP3 (support dropped in 5.com/labs/patch. See http://entsupport. https://vias. Table 3-3 Operating system AIX HP-UX PA-RISC Improved Integration with Veritas File System (VxFS) VxFS 5.0 X NA X X X OS Version 5.0RU1 and higher Notes POWER SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86-64 IA64 POWER Windows 2003 Windows 2008 Windows 2008 R2 x86-64 x86-64 x86-64 NA 5.31 .3 and higher 5.1MP3 and higher in 4.23 11.0) 5.0RU3 and higher 4.31 VxFS 4. See.0RU4 and higher 4.symantec.0 and higher 5.3 11. If running a VxFS version before VxFS 4. You can search and download the appropriate VxFS libraries to your system from Patch Central on the Symantec Support Web site.symantec.5 NA X NA NA NA HP-UX IA64 11.46 Product Dependencies About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM Table 3-2 Versions VxFS and VxVM Currently Supported by Symantec NetBackup (continued) Version of VxFS 4.1 NA NA NA NA NA VxFS 3.0 then new VxFS libraries need to be installed on the client to back up systems running VxFS. Table 3-3 Shows the integration improvements that were made between the various operating systems and the Veritas File System (VxFS).

0 (AS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 NA x86-64 X NA NA SUSE Linux Enterprise Server x86-64 SLES 10 IA64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server x86-64 SLES 11 IA64 Solaris (SPARC) 9 10 X NA NA X NA NA X X NA X NA NA .Product Dependencies About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM 47 Table 3-3 Operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.1 NA VxFS 3.0 (AS) Improved Integration with Veritas File System (VxFS) (continued) VxFS 5.0 X OS Version x86-64 VxFS 4.

48 Product Dependencies About supported versions of VxFS and VxVM .

Chapter 4 Operational Notes This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Operational Notes in NetBackup NetBackup installation and start-up notes NetBackup Documentation Notes Internationalization and localization Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore General NetBackup operational notes NetBackup Access Control NetBackup database agents NetBackup Hyper-V NetBackup interfaces About Symantec OpsCenter NetBackup media and device management SAN Client and Fibre Transport SharedDisk support in NetBackup 7.0 and later NetBackup AdvancedDisk option NetBackup Client Deduplication About the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option PureDisk Deduplication Option (PDDO) .

unless otherwise stated. For additional operational note information about this release.0.0 Additional Operational Notes contained in Technote number 337179 on the Symantec Support Web site. NetBackup installation and start-up notes The following subsections offer additional the information that can help you install NetBackup or use NetBackup. see the following online PDF titled. ■ ■ . NOM has been replaced with OpsCenter. you can upgrade NOM to OpsCenter with an upgrade to NetBackup 7. Platform and operating system support changes in NetBackup 7.x. If your current 6.symantec. NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM) Starting with NetBackup 7.0 See “About NetBackup Compatibility Lists” on page 24.0.com/docs/337179 Note: References to UNIX also apply to Linux.50 Operational Notes Operational Notes in NetBackup ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ NetBackup Snapshot Client NetBackup commands and utilities NetBackup OpenStorage Option NetBackup Disk Storage units NetBackup Vault NetBackup for VMware Operational Notes in NetBackup The chapter contains the topics that explain important aspects of NetBackup 7. NetBackup 7. NetBackup media and rebranding changes The following list of items describe the NetBackup DVD and NetBackup rebranding enhancements: ■ Veritas Storage Migrator (VSM) This product has reached its end of life and is no longer supported.x NetBackup environment includes NOM 6.0 operations that may not be documented elsewhere in the NetBackup documentation set. http://entsupport.

and others. most of the add-on products and database agents are now installed with the NetBackup server or the client package.0 and remain clustered. The process to install and upgrade these products remains the same. For Solaris server upgrades.0. configuration is still required. VRTSnbenc. Separate installation for these products is no longer needed. existing 6.0. A valid license is still required to enable the product.x clustered media servers can be upgraded to version 7. SYMCnbdb2. The following products are now included in the NetBackup server package (if the platform supports the product): ■ ■ ■ BMR master server NDMP NetBackup Vault The following products are now included in the NetBackup client package (if the platform supports the product): ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ BMR Boot server DB2 NetBackup Encryption Informix LiveUpdate agent Lotus Notes Oracle SAP Snapshot Client Sybase The binaries for the listed products are laid down with the server or the client package. However. For example.0 media server installations cannot be clustered.Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes 51 ■ UNIX package consolidation In NetBackup 7. ■ Clustered media server support changes New NetBackup 7. VRTSnbdb2. If product configuration was required previously (such as db2_config). SYMCnbenc. The Japanese and the Chinese language packages remain as separate add-ons. The installation script displays a list of the packages it finds that must be removed. the older versions of any listed products here must be removed before an upgrade to NetBackup 7. .

Please see the appropriate installation guide. ■ To provide clarification for installing NetBackup client software in Solaris 10 non-global zones 1 In the global zone. On a server whose non-global zone does not use a read-only loopback device for the /usr directory. be installed on the machine before NetBackup is installed. and gzip. the client push-install or local install is done normally. use the following procedure. The following instructions clarify how to install NetBackup client software in Solaris 10 non-global zones. If the server does not have a master or a media server on the global zone. the binaries are expected to be in /bin or /usr/bin and that directory is a part of the root user’s PATH variable. create /usr/openv as a symbolic link to the location in which you install the software to in the non-global. For example: # ls -al /usr/openv rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Aug 23 15:13 /usr/openv -> /nonglobdir/openv . the gzip and gunzip commands are expected to be in /usr/contrib/bin. and has a sparse non-global zone using a read-only loopback device for the /usr directory. These commands must be present to have successful UNIX installations. Technote 275107 on the Symantec Support Web site contains more information. NetBackup server is supported only in a global zone. On HP-UX systems. For example: # ln -s /nonglobdir/openv /usr/openv # ls /nonglobdir/openv /nonglobdir/openv: No such file or directory # ls -al /usr/openv rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Aug 23 15:13 /usr/openv -> /nonglobdir/openv 2 In the non-global zone. That needs to be done even if the global zone does not have that directory. For all UNIX platforms except HP-UX. make sure that /usr/openv exists as a link.52 Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes ■ All compressed files are compressed using gzip. The installation of these files requires that gunzip. Installation scripts add that directory to the PATH variable.

create a writable directory where the /usr/openv points to. For example: # mkdir /opt/openv 3 Client push-install or local install can now be done normally according to guides.Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes 53 3 In the non-global zone. For example: # ls -al /usr/openv rwxrwxrwx 1 root other 10 Aug 18 11:39 /usr/openv -> /opt/openv/ 2 In the non-global zone. If the server does have a master or a media server on the global zone. And you can link /usr/openv to /BASEDIR/openv./ 4 Client push-install or local install can now be done normally according to guides. General installation and upgrade items The following list contains general installation and upgrade information: ■ Check for available disk space prior to upgrading to NetBackup 7. the /usr/openv in a default installation is a link to /opt/openv. and has a sparse non-global zone using a read-only loopback device for the /usr directory. Verify the directory that /usr/openv is linked to. For example: # ls -al /nonglobdir/openv total 32 drwxr-xr-x 9 root bin 512 Aug 18 15:23 . make sure that the directory link exists and is writable. the master or the media server can be installed in a base directory (BASEDIR) other than the default /opt../ drwxr-xr-x 18 root bin 512 Aug 18 15:30 . use the following procedure: To provide clarification for installing NetBackup client software in Solaris 10 global zones 1 In the global zone.0 . Alternatively.

Log files for VxUL OIDs from previous releases Log files for VxUL OIDs that were used in a previous release may be left in the root logs directory (/usr/openv/netbackup/logs on UNIX and C:\Program Files\Veritas\Netbackup\logs on Windows) after an upgrade to NetBackup 7. 142. and so on. ■ . -G <root log dir> -o oid ■ Where <root log dir> is either /usr/openv/netbackup/logs on UNIX or C:\Program Files\Veritas\Netbackup\logs on Windows.0. 113.0. (You would then modify nbmail.cmd at that location for it to take effect. nbmail. 120. Like the other scripts in the netbackup\bin\goodies folder.cmd to the netbackup\bin folder.54 Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes During an upgrade to NetBackup 7. You can display these log files with vxlogview in NetBackup 7. This directory is typically /usr/openv/db/data for UNIX-based operating systems and \Veritas\NetBackupDB\data for Windows-based operating systems when you use default installation methods. If you think you may need to report a problem in a previous release.cmd is installed to the netbackup\bin\goodies folder. Users that are assigned to the Administrators Group and are not the official administrator cannot install NetBackup in UAC-enabled environments. That includes all transaction logs and database files in the data directory including BMR if it is configured and in use. That issue applies to SLES. you must log on as the official administrator. then you may want to keep them for that purpose. If you install NetBackup server on top of an existing NetBackup client to upgrade the client to a server.0 if you specify the following. You can remove these OIDs after the upgrade. 120. To allow users in the Administrators Group to install NetBackup.0. And oid is the 102 . you must manually delete the OIDs because the vxlogmgr cannot access them. it is necessary to have enough free disk space to accommodate three complete copies of the NetBackup database. ■ Beginning with NetBackup 7. and Solaris platforms. You must completely remove the NetBackup client and then install the NetBackup server software. disable UAC. This occurs because the OIDs do not have an OID entry in the nblog. 113. you now have to copy nbmail. 153.LogDirectory=name). This may occur for the following OIDs: 102. Follow the instructions in the NetBackup Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux. PDDE is non-functional. However. Red Hat. It had previously been installed to the netbackup\bin folder.conf file that specifies the subdirectory for their log files (<oid>. ■ To install NetBackup on Windows 2008/Vista/2008 R2/7 UAC-enabled environments. and 157.

x ■ . you can migrate the NetBackup 6. ■ ■ Symantec recommends the following third-party updates when you run NetBackup on Windows operating systems : ■ QLA2340 Q*Logic HBA driver 9.Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes 55 ■ The NetBackup Tape Device Driver Installation wizard is no longer present on the installation media. The Symevent driver updates (required). However. http://support.com/support/ oem_product_list. Update to latest version (10.0 than previous releases.15 (required) http://support.qlogic. the manufacturer’s device drivers or the drivers that are included with the operating system are appropriate.x on any 32-bit systems other than FreeBSD and Macintosh.qlogic. In environments where the NetBackup tape device drivers are required.4. If you currently use NetBackup 6. you can download them from the NetBackup Support Web site at the following location. Update to latest driver version. on both SP1 and SP2: (required) http://support. See the NetBackup Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux.asp?p_id=253&oemid=65&oemname=QLA2340 All other Q*Logic HBAs use latest driver & BIOS (suggested)http://support.47 (required) http://support.com/?kbid=936357 ■ ■ Symantec AntiVirus. This fix applies to Windows x86 and x64.0.com/?id=932755 Microsoft microcode reliability update.com/support/ oem_product_detail. it may be required that clients connect to the master server to complete an installation. Windows and Linux. See the NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide for UNIX.microsoft. In most cases.com/docs/287850 ■ In a future release. you cannot upgrade those systems to 7.veritas.2 for Corporate Edition) and latest update (required).qlogic.com/support/ oem_product_detail.asp?p_id=253&oemid=65&oemname=QLA2340 QLA2340 Q*Logic HBA BIOS 1.1. UNIX 32-bit system support has been discontinued for all platforms except FreeBSD and Macintosh (universal . Symantec recommends the following Microsoft updates when you run NetBackup on Windows operating systems: ■ ■ Microsoft storport hotfix.asp?oemid=65 ■ ■ ■ The default shared-memory requirements on UNIX systems are greater for NetBackup 7.microsoft.i386/ppc). This fix applies to 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003/XP/Vista: (suggested) http://support.

refer to Table 3-1 in Chapter 3.23.) when the DVD is inserted into the drive. See the NetBackup Installation Guides for more information about migrating NetBackup master servers from 32-bit to 64-bit. If you do not install the patch before you install NetBackup on a system with an updated version of 11.23 install the patch (PHCO_33431). . ■ Symantec recommends that you have the master server services up and available during a media server upgrade. Any 32-bit media servers and clients that use NetBackup 6. File Manager on a Solaris system. Symantec recommends that you do not use this window to install NetBackup products because unpredictable results may occur.0 documentation set. Follow the installation instructions that are provided in the NetBackup 7.0 and they remain clustered.x clustered media servers to version 7. For more information about these patches. you can upgrade existing NetBackup 6. Secure push install The installation methods (ssh and sftp) of pushing UNIX client software from a UNIX master server to a UNIX client host consist of running the install_client_files script on the command line. The operating system may open a user interface window (for example. the installation may fail.0. Both of these methods are based on the usage of the SunSSH and OpenSSH products and these products must be at specific version and patch levels.0 media server installations cannot be clustered. Symantec recommends that all customers running HP-UX 11.x are compatible with the 64-bit master servers that use NetBackup 7. ■ ■ NetBackup LiveUpdate NetBackup LiveUpdate is not compatible with Open VMS (UNIX) or Novell operating systems. NetBackup cluster The following list shows the items that relate to NetBackup cluster: ■ New NetBackup 7.56 Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes catalogs and databases on those systems to a supported 64-bit platform system and then upgrade to 7. However. NetBackup product dependencies.0.

make the following changes to the NetBackup resource group tuning parameters to ensure a successful failover: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Increase the STOP_TIMEOUT parameter from the default of 300 seconds to at least 600 seconds.0. you must be able to configure NetBackup with access control (NBAC) in a clustered NetBackup server environment. Set the pmf Retry_count parameter to 0. # # # # scrgadm -c -j scnb-hars -y Retry_count=0 scrgadm -c -j scnb-hars -y STOP_TIMEOUT=600 scswitch -n -j scnb-hars scswitch -e -j scnb-hars . failover of the NetBackup resource group does not occur. See http://entsupport. When you install or upgrade NetBackup on Sun Clusters. When you launch the NetBackup Administration Console. You should expect these messages and know that they do not reflect a problem with the upgrade. you should log into the server using the virtual name that is associated with NetBackup. These messages coincide with the cluster configuration portion of the upgrade.1. ■ These changes can be accomplished using the following commands.symantec.Operational Notes NetBackup installation and start-up notes 57 ■ When a fault occurs in a cluster resource group for NetBackup in a SunCluster configuration. When you configure disk pools or storage servers. Symantec recommends that users make sure patch 278307 is installed before you install or upgrade to NetBackup 7. you should increase the NetBackup resource offline timeout to at least 600 seconds.0. application clusters are not supported. only basic disk supports the use of application clusters. These messages are generated in a short period of time – normally a window of two to three seconds.2). When you configure disk storage units. See http://entsupport. When you upgrade clustered NetBackup servers to NetBackup 7.com/docs/288471. With the need for increased security. SFW-HA 4. you may encounter Windows event log messages that indicate the Sybase service (SQLANYs) failed to start.symantec. After you install or upgrade NetBackup on UNIX clusters other than SunCluster.com/docs/278307 for more information. For VCS Windows (SFW-HA 4. Note that running these commands causes shutdown and restart of NetBackup. The failure in this situation could happen if the NIC (network) or other resources could not come online.

and all cluster nodes: ■ Open the NetBackup package configuration file (/etc/cmcluster/netbackup/netbackup.SERVICE_CMD[0]="/etc/cmcluster/netbackup/monitor" .0 on the HP Service Guard v11. The following new documents are packaged with NetBackup 7.58 Operational Notes NetBackup Documentation Notes ■ If you install NetBackup 7. You do not need to update the cluster because the configuration has not changed. Uncomment the following parameters on all of the nodes in the cluster: .17) on more than one node.SERVICE_RESTART[0]="-r 2" Remove the hash symbol ('#') from the beginning of each of these three lines to uncomment the parameter. ■ ■ ■ NetBackup Documentation Notes The following information should be considered as part of the NetBackup 7. If you encounter this issue.0 documentation set: ■ NetBackup Enterprise Vault Migrator The NetBackup Enterprise Vault migrator is documented in Appendix A of the NetBackup Enterprise Vault Agent Administration Guide. the NetBackup cluster resource group may become unmanageable when the NetBackup package (Virtual IP) fails to come online or offline. Open the package control script /etc/cmcluster/netbackup/netbackup.config).18 (or 11.SERVICE_NAME[0]="netbackup" . Change the name of the configuration entry for subnet mask from MONITORED_SUBNET to SUBNET on all of the nodes in the cluster. Offline and failover of the cluster package does not occur.0: ■ ■ ■ ■ NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide NetBackup Installation Checklist Symantec NetBackup Deduplication Guide Internationalization and localization Notes The following list identifies the issues that relate to Internationalization and localization: . do the following after you install NetBackup. Please refer to this document for information regarding the NetBackup Enterprise Vault migrator.

NetBackup can be installed to environments running different versions of UNIX based operating systems as long as the system locales are identical. The NetBackup – Java Administration Console does not support user-defined characters (UDC) and vendor-defined characters (VDC) because of the implementation of Java’s encoding converters.0 on top of an existing localized version NetBackup. without installing the localized contents in the Language package CD first.com/bugdatabase/view_bug. See. apply the Solaris patch that Sun provides to fix this issue 6901233. 6901233. you must remove the localized contents that are installed on your system. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ . Use of different locales across UNIX platforms can cause user interface corruption or a possible data loss.sun. For Windows and UNIX installations. the install path must not contain multi-byte characters. The following list identifies the various menu user interfaces: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ bp bpadm tpconfig menu vmadm vltadm ■ The NetBackup-Java Administration console core dumps if you use Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 and above installed. When you run on a non-English locale. Installation to paths that contain non-ASCII characters may cause backup or restore failures. a problem can occur if you use spaces in the pathname. http://bugs. If you encounter this issue.Operational Notes Internationalization and localization Notes 59 ■ The NetBackup command-line menu user interfaces (MUIs) cannot input and modify multi-byte characters and they are not localized to any language. Spaces in the pathname can cause a backup to fail. The installation of NetBackup client to traditional Chinese paths that contain spaces such as C:\Program Files may cause backup failures. You should install NetBackup client software to a path that does not contain spaces.do?bug_id=6901233 for more information about this issue. This problem is caused by the Sun Microsystems™ issue. If you plan to install an English version of NetBackup 7.

non-ASCII. media server. transaction logs. databases. data files. tablespaces. like instances. including the use of previous versions of those NetBackup database agents with NetBackup 6.60 Operational Notes Internationalization and localization Notes ■ NetBackup does not support the mixing of Windows and UNIX platforms in foreign language environments. and so forth The path names of database files. or batch file locations That applies to all supported platforms. That can also cause backup and restore failures. ■ ■ ■ The following NetBackup user-defined strings must not contain Multi-byte characters: ■ Hostname (master server. portals. At the time of this release. EMM server. multi-byte characters) is not supported in: ■ Any database object names. directories. Volume Database Host. the use of localized characters (for example. You cannot use the NetBackup-Java Administration Console to administer localized Windows and UNIX systems. filegroups. Localized characters are displayed incorrectly.0 servers. Media Host. the following database agents have restricted support of localized environments: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ NetBackup for DB2 NetBackup for Informix NetBackup for Oracle NetBackup for SAP NetBackup for SharePoint NetBackup for SQL Server with Snapshot Client NetBackup for Sybase ASE When you use any of these agents. template. Client) Policy Name Policy KEYWORD (Windows Only) Backup. like script. Differences in operating system architecture and encodings may cause non-English file names and folder names to be displayed incorrectly within the user interface. and Restore KEYWORD (Windows Only) ■ ■ ■ . or other database storage locations The path names that are specified in the policy Backup Selections. and functional issues may arise. Archive.

0 or greater BMR master server on an AIX 5. this issue occurs on a 7. data seg size. use the following procedure to change the ulimit parameters to “unlimited” and run bmrsetupmaster again. To change the ulimit parameters: ■ Run the ulimit -a command on the BMR master server. and max memory size ulimit parameters on the system are set too small. This issue occurs because the stack size. Check the current limit set that is used for the stack size.Operational Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore 61 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Storage Unit Name Storage Unit Disk pathname (Windows Only) Robot Name Device name Schedule Name Media ID Volume group Name Volume Pool Name Media Description Vault Policy Names Vault Report Names BMR SRT Name BMR Configuration Name NetBackup Bare Metal Restore The following list contains the items that relate to the NetBackup Bare Metal Restore feature: ■ An issue can occur when you use bmrsetupmaster on the command line interface (CLI) to configure a BMR master server on an AIX 5. data parsing fails while the BMR database is populated. data segment size.3 or greater platform. If you encounter this issue. Set the parameters to unlimited. When that happens.3 platform. Run the following commands to change the limits: ■ ■ ■ ulimit -s unlimited . More specifically. and max memory size parameters. This command prints the system resources limit.

X SRT. BMR does not support restoring the Remote Installation Folder location of an RIS Server. BMR can only support the restoration of a client back onto the original hardware. got "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ .x. Upgrading and migrating from older BMR versions. The Windows Fast Restore feature requires a DNS server to be able to resolve the client and Servers. SRT creation fails with RHEL5. You can permanently change the resource limits by manipulating the “/etc/security/limits” file on the system.0 SRT does support restores of pre-7.0 or a higher version NetBackup Client can be used to restore back-level NetBackup clients.3 If RHEL5. You can restore an RIS Server using the System Only feature. About copying a pre-NetBackup 7. and removing the volume that is used for the Remote Installation Folder location from the map.0 the boot server does not support the creation of 6. You cannot directly upgrade an older standalone BMR product (BMR 4.5.7) to NetBackup 7.X and 6.5. About creating a shared resource tree (SRT) for Windows Starting with NetBackup 7. SRT creation fails and the following error message appears: V-125-380 /var/temp/bmrmediaDb1K6p/. When EMC PowerPath software is running on the original client.X ) clients.0 NetBackup ( for example. section in the NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Administrator’s Guide. ■ You can upgrade to NetBackup 7.5.X and 6.X or 6. To migrate from BMR 4.7. However a NetBackup 7.X SRT.0 SRT Starting with NetBackup 7.0 SRT Starting with NetBackup 7.X and 6.0 only from NetBackup 6.0.discinfo(2): expected "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5".3 media (CDs) is used for SRT creation. but it can be migrated to NetBackup 7. 6. You can also restore the RIS server by editing the client configuration. refer to the.0 the boot server does not support copying of 6.5.X SRT. The SRT that contains NetBackup 7.0 the boot server does not support importing of 6.0.62 Operational Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore ■ ■ ■ ulimit -d unlimited ulimit -m unlimited Run bmrsetupmaster to configure the BMR master server. About importing a pre-NetBackup 7.

No support for Veritas Storage Foundation (VxFS) for Windows (SFW) on Windows x64 clients.1. (RHEL5. or 5.3. Windows x64 client systems cannot be restored using the legacy DOS-based Restore. 5. Method 2: On the BMR boot server.3 introduces the new device drivers that are not a part of the default kernel in RHEL5. the temporary OS installation of 64-bit OS for BMR cannot be initiated from a DOS environment. This restriction exists because a DOS-based Restore requires a 16-bit OS installer application (winntsetup. Currently. When you create an SRT this way. Because of this issue.ok. This means.2 SRT. For 64-bit versions of Windows OS. open the following file: /usr/openv/var/global/createsrt.2 OS media. Hence.2. Windows x64 client systems that run VxFS for Windows (SFW) cannot be restored. Windows clients that run SFW can be BMR restored using only a legacy DOS-based Restore mechanism. This issue is valid because Windows clients that run SFW cannot be restored using Fast Restore mechanism of BMR.Operational Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore 63 5. use one of the following methods to create an SRT: ■ Method 1: Use RHEL5. the BMR Fast Restore is the only mechanism of BMR Restore for Windows x64 client systems... and a 5. there is no work-around available. This change should enable creation of a RHEL5. Windows x64 client systems cannot be restored using the legacy DOS-based Restore.) Symantec recommends that you use Method 2. Hence. it can be used to restore a RHEL5.1..0. 5. however it also disables creation of a RHEL5. ■ . the legacy DOS-based Restore mechanism cannot be used for the reasons previously stated.3 client. The loaded media is not corrrect. Unmounting media. As a result.conf ■ Search for the string Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 and replace all occurrences with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.3 SRT.please try again. BMR cannot protect Windows x64 client systems that run VxFS for Windows (SFW). For Windows x64 client systems. To avoid this problem..0.exe) that can be invoked from within DOS environment. Microsoft did not ship 16-bit installers.3". Windows x64 client systems that run VxFS for Windows (SFW) cannot be restored. In addition. ■ No support for legacy DOS-based restores on Windows x64 clients.

the original object is not disabled.64 Operational Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore ■ No support for Legacy Boot Floppy Wizard on Windows x64 boot server. For self-restores to the same physical GPT disks.5 Solaris 10_x64 client fails.5.0 client that is installed as part of the SRT creation process can fail intermittently. BMR does not distinguish between the 32-bit and 64-bit boot server on Windows. With the release of NetBackup. the Legacy Boot Floppy Wizard is not available on a 64-bit boot server . If you try to run the wizard. however.4 and greater is able to correctly host a 32-bit and a 64-bit SRT.5. On 64-bit boot server .11 client fails the following occurs while the configuration is mapped: ■ ■ ■ ■ . a "System-only" restore should work correctly. Do that even if the boot server version is 7. this code executes under WOW32.5 Solaris 10_x64 client that has a NetBackup 7. the source object is disabled in the user interface if mapping is successful. but BMR backup may succeed in case of such systems. a 32-bit (x86) Windows boot server that is upgraded to NetBackup 6. even if the mapping completes successfully. For Solaris 10_x64 client configurations.0. as Windows 2003 and XP do not support system or boot volumes on GPT disks. Running this wizard can involve running some 16-bit code. 16-bit code cannot be executed. a BMR boot server can be installed on a Windows x64 system as well. BMR may be able to restore the system.5. No work-around exists to completely support GPT disks. That indicates that it cannot be mapped again unless you un-map the object. In general. When you use the BMR Administration console to map an object. On a 32-bit Boot Server. Restore of a BMR 6. Thus. a 64-bit (x64) Windows boot server at NetBackup 6.5 client into the SRT and use that SRT to restore the Solaris 10_x64 server. No support for GPT disks. The restore of a BMR 6. This limitation exists in the 64-bit Windows OS. However. the behavior is undefined and unknown. BMR does not support Windows x64 client systems that have one or more GPT disks.5. To avoid this issue. That does not mean that the mapping has failed.5.4 or greater can correctly host a 32-bit or a 64-bit SRT. although the GPT disks are implicitly restored as MBR-based disks. when you map certain objects such as slices or volumes. At least one 32-bit boot server is required for the following task: If you need to create a Boot Floppy for any 32-bit Windows clients that must be BMR restored by using the legacy DOS-based restore. Similarly. A BMR Restore using such a mapped configuration still completes successfully. If the backup was successful. BMR informs the user that it is not supported on that particular version of the OS. A DDR restore of a BMR HP-UX 11. Also. install the NetBackup 6.

assuming it to be hd0. .) This account is created unconditionally because at the boot server installation and registration time. Legacy SRTs require this account to perform legacy restores that use a CD or floppy boot option. (It is not created on non-Windows boot servers. if the disk order that is specified in BIOS is not: Primary Master > Primary Slave > Secondary Master > Secondary Slave.Operational Notes NetBackup Bare Metal Restore 65 ■ ■ The client uses VxVM-based multiple disk groups The disks from different disk groups are swapped To avoid this issue. ■ On a Linux client. the disk order in the restore environment may look like the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ /dev/sda (hd0) /dev/sdb (hd1) /dev/sdc (hd2) /dev/sdd (hd3) Thus. /dev/sdd would be mapped to hd0 because of the disk order that is specified in the BIOS and cause the first boot to fail. and then decide that you need it to run a legacy restore. you must recreate the account manually. the order of the disks on a live client might be: ■ ■ ■ ■ /dev/sdd (hd0) [ Secondary Slave ] /dev/sda (hd1) [ Primary Master ] /dev/sdb (hd2) [ Primary Slave ] /dev/sdc (hd3) [ Secondary Master ] However. For example. To avoid this issue. then you can remove this account. Manually creating this account requires assistance from Symantec Support because it is originally created with a predefined password and other attributes. set the disk order in the BIOS to reflect Primary Master > Primary Slave > Secondary Master > Secondary Slave before you attempt a restore. boot loader may be installed on /dev/sda. However. If you determine that you do not need to perform legacy restores. then the first boot after a successful restore may fail. Then during the first boot. during a restore. ■ A bmradmin user account that is created on a Windows boot server during a boot server installation is saved and not deleted later. FastRestore operations do not require this account. you if remove this account. A bmradmin account is created on a Windows BMR boot server during the boot server registration. it is not clear whether you may require a Legacy SRT or not. perform a system-only restore or a self restore.

you can identify these files by the suffix . If you want to install NetBackup client versions that are older than 7. The database server name cannot exceed 31 characters. However.0 into the SRT. For NetBackup 7. This functionality is available in later NetBackup 7. To support software system management standards. the OS architecture type that you select should be 32-bit. You may receive an error that states the validation failed for specific paths along with the paths. NetBackup has been modified to change the server name. validation of data files that reside in raw devices may fail even though the Clone operation was successful.x releases. The ACL mount parameter setting has no effect. NetBackup also trims the name to 31 characters if necessary. select 64-bit as the OS architecture type. there is a restriction within that version that requires the database server name to be less or equal to 31 characters. You can use a shared resource tree (SRT) that contains a version of the NetBackup client of 7.domain_name to NB_hostname in /usr/openv/db/bin/servername.5. In addition.0.0. ■ General NetBackup operational notes The following list contains the general NetBackup information: ■ An upgrade to SQLAnywhere 11. That is due to the RH SEL system always returning the ACLs as EAs. from VERITAS_NB_hostname.0. Functionality that is introduced with the NetBackup 6. you must have user_xattr enabled in the mount parameters.0 or higher restore the back-level NetBackup clients. While you install the NetBackup client into the SRT.66 Operational Notes General NetBackup operational notes ■ The bmrsrtadm command on AIX and HP-UX prompts you to enter the desired architecture (32/64) while the BMR SRT is created.swidtag. When backing up and restoring a Red Hat Security-enhanced Linux (Red Hat SEL) system with extended attributes (EAs) disabled and the Access Control Lists (ACLs) enabled.1 has been made in NetBackup 7. bmrsrtadm gives the appropriate error message if there is any incompatibility between the SRT OS architecture type and the NetBackup client version. In NetBackup 7. NetBackup installs two XML files on each NetBackup host.0 release.6 or later releases may not be available in the 7. These files do not affect NetBackup functionality. To back up and restore ACLs on a Red Hat SEL volume.0. ■ ■ ■ ■ . any file with ACLs causes the restore to complete with "partially successful" status.

%Program_Files%\VERITAS\NetBackup\var\vxss\credentials\* ■ For Windows (64-bit). if NBAC is enabled. this scheduled task can cause some of the NetBackup processes to dump core. The typical service credential validity period is one year. NetBackup attempts to renew a service credential when it is seven days old to ensure continual availability of the credential. To avoid this issue. /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpnbaz -setupclient hostname .veritas. A potential for data loss has been seen where Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) paths may be skipped on a backup. Due to an error. A failure in ‘Renewing’ a service credential causes this issue. You can delete and ignore this core dump. See the following Technote on the Symantec Support Web site for more information about this issue. Testing showed that the catalog recovery completed successfully and that bprecover handled the core dump issue appropriately. You can do the following to mitigate that: ■ Run the following command to regenerate a credential before it expires (one year). The following files are the files that need to be touched: ■ ■ For UNIX. it is reported as a Status 0 if the DFSR path exceeds 256 characters and DFSR is backed up with shadow copy. /usr/openv/var/vxss/credentials/* For Windows (32-bit). create a cron job or scheduled task to "touch" the existing credential files that ran at intervals of fewer than seven days. a core dump of dbeng9 occurred.Operational Notes NetBackup Access Control 67 ■ After you perform a Full Catalog Backup Recovery with Heap Checking enabled.0 host. http://support.com/docs/336578 ■ ■ NetBackup Access Control The following list contains the items that pertain specifically to NetBackup Access Control (NBAC): ■ On a NetBackup 7. the NetBackup services do not automatically attempt the service credential renewal. the NetBackup services may cause a core-dump after one week of running. That means that the credentials expire after one year. %Program_Files (x86)%\VERITAS\NetBackup\var\vxss\credentials\* If you use this workaround. However.

68 Operational Notes NetBackup Access Control ■ Extend the credential expiry from the default of one year to longer term. The user that is specified during bpnbat -login should therefore be a member of the NBU_Security Admin group.You must first calculate the number of seconds that would be. With the need for increased security. Perform the following steps in an example that extends the expiry from one year to five years: . http://entsupport. and Restore (BAR) user interface. On a Windows system.symantec. it is critical to be able to configure NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) in a clustered NetBackup server environment. During the upgrade. you must perform a bpnbat -login. .Execute the following:vssat setexpiryintervals --pluginname vx --prpltype user --credexpiry 157680000 ■ If you upgrade to this version of NetBackup from a previous version that has been configured to use NBAC. That happens if the user does not have write permission on the destination of the restore. you should run the bpnbat -login command before you start the upgrade. Members of this group have the necessary privileges. The following symptoms occur: ■ ■ ■ ■ The destination client dropdown field is grayed out in the Backup. Archive. the total number of seconds is 157680000 (60 * 60 * 24 * 365 * 5). . make the non-root NBU_Admin a member of the "Backup Operator’s" operating system group on Windows. You can find detailed steps on how to enable NBAC for a highly available NetBackup master server in a clustered environment in the following technote.com/docs/288471. Ad the destination client can only be the local machine. Before running this command. See. In this example. A restore fails to recover some (or all) of the files with the message. ■ . the installer connects to the AZ server and upgrade NBAC data..Go to /usr/opt/VRTSat/bin (UNIX) or %Program_Files%\VERITAS\Security\Authentication\bin (Windows). or the file being restored was not readable by the user at that time that it was backed up. a non-root NBU_Admin member (in an NBAC configuration) is unable to perform a task (such as a restore) that the user should be able to perform. Symantec recommends that the NBAC NBU_Security Administration group never be modified. "Access denied for restore of file". If the upgrade of NBAC data fails then a message appears and informs you that you must manually run bpnbaz -upgrade. To avoid this issue.

com/ldd/r5fixlist. Windows compressed images are not restorable to Lotus Domino servers on UNIX. Restart the Domino server partition. Requirements for Lotus r6. See www-10.ini file.4 releases.Operational Notes NetBackup database agents 69 The term non-root on Windows means that you are not an Administrator. http://support.0 on Linux Support for Lotus R6.0.0. Exchange.microsoft. The last character in ERRNO0 is a zero.3 and Lotus r6.1 and R6. After you install the hotfix on a Lotus Domino server. File names with more than 260 characters cause the restore operation to fail when you perform backups and restores with Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) on Windows 2003 R2. This flag allows retries to happen if and when the operating system returns an unexpected EINTR while LN performs semaphore operations. or SharePoint.ini file for each Domino partition: DEBUG_SEMOP_ERRNO0_EINTR=1.com/kb/955012 The remaining topics within this section contain the operational notes that are specific to the individual database agents that NetBackup supports.0 on Linux requires a hotfix to resolve the following SPR: SPR#JCHN5QVL3E (which addresses a transaction log recovery issue).5.ini file for Domino to work properly with NetBackup. A hotfix is available from Microsoft to address this issue. ■ The hotfix was integrated into the R6. In addition. Lotus Notes agent The following list identifies the items that pertain specifically to the Lotus Notes agent: ■ Compression is supported only for Lotus Domino servers on Windows and not on UNIX.3 and Lotus R6. you must make a change to the notes.5.5. In these releases.lotus. ■ The following applies to any agent that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) Active Directory.nsf/Search?SearchView&Query=JCHN5QVL3E . NetBackup database agents This section contains the general operational notes that can apply to more than one NetBackup database agent. ■ ■ Add the following to the end of the notes.0. customers need to set the flag DEBUG_SEMOP_ERRNO0_EINTR in the notes.

5.com/ldd/r5fixlist. GUI initiation of an off-host snapshot backup .0.70 Operational Notes NetBackup database agents ■ Requirements for Lotus r6.lotus.ini file is not required.lotus.3 or r6.03 and Lotus r6. See. ■ Requirements for Lotus r6.5. For Lotus R6.0 on Solaris SPARC and AIX Support for Lotus R6.5.1. See: www-10.nsf/Search?SearchView&Que ry=JCHN5QVL3E ■ Requirements for Lotus r6 and r6.0.3 or R6. which involves a transaction log recovery issue.4 and R6.4 and R6. www-10.0. See.0.5.0. perform the following steps: ■ Add the following line to the end of the notes.5.ini file for Domino to work properly with NetBackup.1. You should remove the previous Lotus hotfixes before you install this new combination hotfix.3 and Lotus R6.5 on Linux Support for any version of Lotus R6 or R6. NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange The following list contains operational notes for the NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange database agent as they pertain to this release of NetBackup: ■ ■ NetBackup 7.com/ldd/r5fixlist. A single IBM hotfix is available to address both issues. These issues have been fixed in R6. R7.0 on Windows Support for Lotus R6.0.nsf/Search?SearchView&Que ry=THUR5LPPW9.) ■ Restart the Domino server partition.5. www-10.lotus.0 requires an IBM hotfix to address SPR# JCHN5QVL3E. For each Domino partition. This issue has been fixed in R6. and going forward.5.com/ldd/r5fixlist.0 does not support the redirection of public folder items.5.nsf/Search?SearchView&Que ry=JCHN5QVL3E.ini file: DEBUG_SEMOP_ERRNO0_EINTR=1 (NOTE: The last character in ERRNO0 is a zero.5 on Linux requires a change to the notes. the setting in notes.0 on Windows requires a combination hotfix to resolve the following two SPRs: SPR#THUR5LPPW9 (which addresses a file path syntax) and SPR#JCHN5QVL3E (which addresses a transaction log recovery issue).

use the NetBackup Administration Console to initiate a manual backup for that Exchange policy. you may experience failures. Modify the NetBackup server’s hosts files or correct DNS entries to resolve that. See the "Testing Configurations Settings" section in the NetBackup for Exchange System Administrator ’s Guide for instructions regarding a manual backup operation. or with Microsoft Information Store:\* in the file list. During a Mailbox item restore. it may not be possible to change the destination client value to match the virtual server name. Increase the Client Connect Timeout to a value that is greater than the time that it takes the client to perform the snapshot freeze processing. Symantec and Microsoft are working on a solution for this problem. instead of a node name. Instead. The work-around for this issue is to configure the FQDN so that it is resolved to the correct IP address. In that case. multiple “seed” emails from the backup service account may be sent to the mailbox being restored. and with a large number of storage groups or databases in the file list. To work around this issue. However. To resolve this issue. Intermittent failures can occur when you attempt to browse or restore a mailbox from an Exchange GRT image from a Windows 2008 R2 Exchange server.Operational Notes NetBackup database agents 71 When using the NetBackup Client user interface or the bpbackup command to initiate an Exchange off-host alternate client backup. the backup fails. Exchange snapshot backups fail with status 41 "Network connection failed". ■ Restoring Exchange in a Cluster When you restore data in an Exchange cluster environment. You can restore an Exchange database using a NetBackup client-only installation on a cluster. ■ ■ ■ ■ . Exchange 2010 DAG backups may fail with status 48 “Client hostname not found”. increase the value of the Client Connect Timeout in the master server Properties > Timeouts. The initial step in an Exchange 2010 DAG backup is the bpresolver job on the virtual DAG node. one must set the destination client value to be the virtual server name. use a NetBackup Client user interface on a NetBackup server to change the destination client value to the virtual server name. That problem occurs when you perform an Exchange snapshot backup attempt with Allow multiple data streams set on the policy. Bpresolver may return the list of Exchange servers to perform the backup in a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) format. When you attempt to browse or restore an Exchange mailbox from a GRT image from a Windows 2008 R2 Exchange server. try the browse or restore operation again.

The problem occurs only with the default (Microsoft System) VSS provider. granular level restores may fail. For example. the rollback consumes the snapshot volume. expire Copy 1 of the backup image in the catalog. you cannot use the DAG virtual name as the destination client. Instead. you cannot use the DAG virtual name as the destination client. You should initiate the restore from the active DAG node or a NetBackup server to properly see the activity status. Exchange 2010 granular item restores may result in duplicate message attachments when you restore the mail items that were previously restored and then backed up with granular recovery. The bpfis. Then use VShadow to make sure that the snapshot volume has been deleted. in which the database volume is rolled back and the log volume files are copied back. Snapshot and catalog clean-up not performed after an Instant Recovery restore rolls back some snapshot volumes and copies back of others. that might happen with a roll-forward recovery. Initiate the user backup from the active DAG node or manually start the backup from the NetBackup master to properly start the backup.72 Operational Notes NetBackup database agents ■ Restores of Exchange 2010 database in a Database Availability Group (DAG) environment notes: ■ When you restore a database to a recovery database. Selecting one backup image at a time does succeed. User-initiated backups in a DAG environment fail if initiated from a node in the DAG that is not currently active for the virtual DAG name. The problem occurs when you recover from an Exchange Instant Recovery backup and one volume is rolled back while another is not. With this provider. Instead use the node that contains the active DB being restored to. The status is empty if the restore is initiated from a node in the DAG. When you restore a database or databases to a different DAG than where it was backed up. The company field of task objects does not get properly restored with Exchange 2010 granular recovery. use the node name where the RDB exists or the stand-alone Exchange 2010 server. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ . ■ ■ When you select multiple backup images from a DAG backup with Enable Granular Recovery selected.exe memory usage grows when a snapshot of multiple storage groups or Exchange 2010 databases is processed. When you restore databases or granular items of a DAG backup. the restore status may be empty from the backup and restore user interface. That leaves a partial snapshot set and an invalid IR copy of the backup image in the catalog. To resolve this issue.

Operational Notes NetBackup database agents 73 In NetBackup testing. ■ Instant recovery backups are not supported for Exchange in a cluster environment (Exchange 2007 cluster. repeat the backup or restore operation until successful. the IIS Default Application Pool identity must be a valid SharePoint user ID . This issue does not impact the ability to mount after restoring only an Exchange offhost full backup. This issue will be resolved shortly after the release of NetBackup 7. ■ ■ NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint The following topics contain the operational note information that relates to the NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Portal. The workaround is to make sure that you have sufficient virtual memory to accommodate this growth. . General Setup The following is a list of general items pertaining to the NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint: ■ When you use SharePoint 2003 load balancing.0. If that occurs.0. the bpfis. or Exchange 2010 DAG). it sometimes contends with NetBackup for access to the portal index database. An attempt to restore from an Exchange 2003 and 2007 offhost incremental backup may result in a failure to mount the Exchange database after the restore. or to break up your backup into smaller snapshots. but not both. all load-balanced Web sites must be uniformly identified in IIS using either host headers or IP addresses. Exchange 2010 offhost backups are not supported in NetBackup 7. the process virtual memory size can approach or exceed one gigabyte. Support will be added shortly after the release of 7.0. Environments which mix host headers and IP addresses across load-balanced servers are not supported. That can result in a failed backup or restore operation of that database. If a single snapshot job processes a large number of storage groups or Exchange 2010 databases. A special procedure is required to mount the database after the restore. To prevent restore failures.exe process memory usage grows by a few megabytes per storage group or Exchange 2010 database. Exchange 2007 CCR. ■ Operational Issues The following operational issues exist for the Microsoft SharePoint: ■ When the SharePoint Search Index service updates the databases.

The SharePoint GRE restore view status displays incorrect characters for i18n Simple Chinese. The Search Center with Tabs template has some missing items for the restore. to a file system and then add it to SharePoint. You can remove these files if you are low on space. Discusion Board list item fails to restore. When there are no empty containers preceding the picture library. A SharePoint backup fails with a bpresolver core. The Search Center template. That is intentional behavior for debugging purposes. The SharePoint 2003 restores to the current date and time. The second attempt is successful. The metadata restore is for SharePoint 2007 only. picture. the bpfis child job gets a status 130 error on first attempt. The SharePoint backup debug files are left in INSTALL_DIR\VERITAS\NetBackup\Temp\ ■ ■ If the debug level is set to a value that is greater than 0 for databases. restore the content database that contains the Tabs template site. As a workaround. the data can be recovered by redirecting to a file system or restoring the sites content database. To resolve this issue. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ A deleted list item that is in a Content-DB with Chinese characters may not restore to the original location. attempt the backup a second time. Some items are not handled properly using GRT with Search Center template. When you perform a SharePoint granular backup on a federated farm. make sure that you have an equal number of parenthesis that match in a database name. These files are not removed after the backup. restore the item and any attachments that exist. or attachment the restore works. Restoring SharePoint picture libraries to the original location may fail when there are empty containers preceding the picture library.74 Operational Notes NetBackup database agents ■ The metadata modified date is restored as the restored date. To avoid this issue. however a status 5 error occurs. the SharePoint debug files on the backend are created during the backup in the INSTALL_DIR\VERITAS\NetBackup\Temp\ directory. then the restore works. The cause of this issue. The restore does recover the files names with the correct characters. To work around this issue. is unequal number of parenthesis on the database name field. . As a workaround. Some items are not restored using GRT with the Tabs template. ■ When you restore the most recent version of a document. restore the content database that contains the Search Center template site. As a workaround.

archive. In addition. may cause a core dump to occur on a master or remote Enterprise media server that has Sybase 11.conf (This is true as long as this file has not been moved to a different location. It can be missed or specified as LocalOnly=NO or LocalOnly=YES.On Windows platforms: install_path\NetBackupDB\CONF\server. platforms.ServerPort=13785) NOTE: LocalOnly=Yes is optional. Until then. In addition. you should know that the correct version of the item is restored and you can ignore the status 5 error. the online Help cannot be opened.0. the Windows service name has changed from ASANYs_VERITAS_NB to SQLANYs_VERITAS_NB.0.1 installed and IPv6 enabled. open the help file directly using the Windows Explorer: install_path\VERITAS\Help\nbmssql. This problem originates within the Windows 64-bit SDK and is expected to be resolved in a future release.ipv6=NO. nbemm. Change: tcpip(LocalOnly=Yes. AIX.conf ■ Start NetBackup. Disable IPv6 by entering "ipv6=NO" in the database server configuration file.chm Sybase server agent The following is a list of known operation notes that are pertinent to the NetBackup Sybase server agent: ■ With NetBackup 7. and nbars do not function properly. and Solaris. use the following procedure as a work-around: ■ ■ ■ Stop NetBackup. If you encounter this issue.On UNIX/Linux platforms: /usr/openv/var/global/server. Sybase has changed its name from Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA) to SQL Anywhere. The Sybase service. you are not able to back up. restore.) . SQL server agent When you use the NetBackup for SQL Server user interface on 64-bit platforms. You can locate the database server configuration file at the following locations: .ServerPort=13785) To: tcpip(LocalOnly=Yes. If this issue occurs. nbrb. . or list a storage unit. dbsrv11. This issue affects the HP-UX.Operational Notes NetBackup database agents 75 If you encounter this issue.

If the NetBackup/logs/AltPath folder is not present. you must install NetBackup patch 7.0. This folder must be present to perform a redirected restore. An example of an incorrect path is: \server_name\drive_name\directory_name (path has only one leading slash) Correct path format would be: \\server_name\drive_name\directory_name The files are restored to the Windows system drive on the Hyper-V server (such as the C drive). Contact Symantec Technical Support to obtain the patch.0. so that NetBackup fails the restore when a path is incorrectly specified. an incorrectly specified UNC path (share name) for the destination should cause the restore to fail.0. The partial success occurs when you use an EV_INDEX_LOCATION directive. The following is an example of a volume GUID path: \\?\Volume{26a21bda-a627-11d7-9931-806e6f6e6963}\ If volume GUID paths exist in your Hyper-V environment.0. the files are restored to the system drive of the Hyper-V server.1 or later NetBackup for Hyper-V has a known problem involving volume GUID paths. This issue will be fixed in a future NetBackup release. For example. and Restore interface on Windows). The restore location on the system drive includes the server name and drive name as specified in the UNC path. the Enterprise Vault redirected restore fails with a status 5 error. Instead. ■ Backup of Virtual Machines(VM) fails if the files that represent the VM have volume GUIDs instead of a drive letter in the pathname. ■ Data is restored to the Hyper-V server system drive if restore path is incorrectly specified (Windows only) When you restore selected files by means of a shared location on the virtual machine (using the Backup.1 or a later release.76 Operational Notes NetBackup Hyper-V About NetBackup Enterprise Vault Agent The following list contains the known operation notes that are pertinent to the NetBackup Enterprise Vault Agent: ■ An Enterprise Vault backup passes as a partial success under a specific scenario. with status code 5. ■ NetBackup Hyper-V The following items describe operational information for the NetBackup Hyper-V agent: ■ Use of a volume GUID path requires NetBackup patch 7. and a policy with two Enterprise Vault servers that point to the same index location. while . Archive.

NetBackup interfaces The following subsections contain the release and operational information about the NetBackup interface. Number of Files and Offset) for report on any disk type. NetBackup stores the errors in the Media log. and the Activity Monitor. Policy. However. The Disk Log report does not show information for the columns Schedule. NetBackup Administration Console for Windows The following list contains the items that pertain to the NetBackup Administration Console for Windows: ■ When you log errors from a 6. That enables you to view specific error types such as tape errors in Tape log report or disk errors in the Disk log report. no result is produced. if the path of one or more of the VHD files are specified with a volume GUID. then the backup of the VM fails. if you attempt to log errors from a 6. Disk-based data protection resources The following items describe limitations with the disk-based data protection reporting in this release of NetBackup: ■ ■ Help for the Images On Disk report might not provide complete information at all times. NetBackup also saves the errors into separate logs. NetBackup Management > Reports > Tape reports > Tape logs. such as the NetBackup Administration Console.Operational Notes NetBackup interfaces 77 the VM is created. NetBackup does not log the errors into separate error logs. The Images On Disk report does not show data for a few columns (such as. you can only view the errors in the Media log. \\?\Volume{7b544c52-9cb7-11dd-a453-806e6c6e6963}\myVM\myvhd. The Tape log report appears empty.vhd This issue will be fixed in the first update after the NetBackup 7. These pages are applicable only for a master server. ■ ■ ■ The storage unit creation pages are not available in the Disk Pool wizard if the logged on host is a media server. If you select. and Status for Disk based reports. .5 media server.0 media server.0 release.

however the label is misleading. Archive. When you configure a Point in Time rollback restore. http://bugs. The functionality of the Overwrite existing files option is the same as the Skip verification and force roll-back option. http://entsupport. See. refer to the following Technote on the Symantec Support Web site. and Restore component available) or Cannot Connect errors during initialization of the NetBackup-Java Administration Console occurs if one or more of the NetBackup services or daemons on the host that is specified in the logon dialog is not running. This problem is caused by the Sun Microsystems™ issue. General Notes The following list contains the general operational information that pertains to the NetBackup-Java Administration Console: ■ Reduced functionality (only the Backup. The names of these options will be corrected in a future release of NetBackup. Auto focus means that windows are activated (get the focus) when you position the .do?bug_id=6901233 for more information about this issue. The NetBackup-Java administration console on Windows (WDC) cannot connect to a UNIX master sever with a Japanese package. When you attempt to log on to the master server. If you encounter this issue.sun. Checking if NBAC is configured. the NetBackup-Java administration console hangs at a point when the following status statement appears.symantec. 6901233. apply the Solaris patch that Sun provides to fix this issue 6901233.com/docs/335933 ■ A Windows Manager that is configured for auto focus is not supported. the Restore Marked Files dialog in the NetBackup-Java Administration console displays the Skip verification and force roll-back option as Overwrite existing files. The Skip verification and force roll-back option does not appear in Restore Marked Files dialog.78 Operational Notes NetBackup interfaces NetBackup java interfaces This section contains operational the notes that are applicable to NetBackup-java interfaces. The NetBackup-Java Administration console core dumps if you use Simplified Chinese UTF-8 locale on a Solaris SPARC 64-bit system with Solaris 10 Update 2 and above installed. ■ ■ ■ For more information about this issue and a workaround solution.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.

be sure to execute the xhost command on the machine where you intend to see the user interface and set the DISPLAY environment variable on the machine executing jnbSA before starting jnbSA. (That means the operating system command prompt was received. The following explains how to correctly set up a CDE environment. That eliminates the possibility of configuration conflicts if more than one administrator attempts administration tasks simultaneously on the same object. Other problems may occur that can cause the user interface to hang because of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) failure. very sluggish table scrolling with large numbers of rows. ■ If you are not set up properly to display to a machine from where you run jnbSA. one of the following happens: ■ Nothing.InternalError: Can’t connect to X11 window server using "host_name" as the value of the DISPLAY variable. because it is probably displayed on the machine from where jnbSA was run. NetBackup Java does not run properly if the Style Manager has the following selected: Point in Window To Make Active. Problems have occurred with certain user interface controls (such as. ■ Symantec recommends that only one administrator work on an object at a time. jbpSA. The command fails with no error message. Before you start jnbSA. ■ ■ . use the Style Manager -. and table display problems with large numbers of rows). Symantec does not recommend running the NetBackup-Java Administration Console in a remote display back configuration. The JVM failures occur most often on AIX platforms.Window dialog to change the window behavior to Click In Window To Make Active. Remote display back of the NetBackup-Java Administration Console is not recommended. incorrect box operations.lang. If this situation should occur. or Java Windows Display Console) on a machine with at least 1 gigabyte of physical memory and 256 megabytes of memory available to the application. In the CDE environment. the last update that is made prevails. Reference the man page for the xhost command for additional capabilities.Operational Notes NetBackup interfaces 79 mouse cursor over them. ■ java. Memory requirements to run the NetBackup-Java Administration Console Symantec recommends that you run the console (jnbSA.

The number varies depending on the tasks that you attempt in the console. multiple bpjava processes appear on the host that is specified in the logon dialog. some of the jobs may not be deleted. ■ Multiple bpjava processes per instance of the console For increased performance and support to multitask easier on the console. The Activity Monitor can be shut down when you leave the Activity Monitor node or when you close the NetBackup Administration Console. first correct the problem described below and then refresh. ■ . The following message is displayed if you stop the bpdbm daemon on the relevant server when Activity Monitor is active. The NetBackup-Java Administration Console runs on the following platforms: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Solaris SPARC. Connection to bpjobd on server <server_name> failed. For the Windows platform. ■ Remote display of the NetBackup-Java console in multi-byte locale environments is not supported. Solaris x64 HP-UX AIX Red Hat and SUSE Linux Windows platforms. Refer to Chapter 2 (Platforms Supporting the NetBackup Administration Consoles for UNIX) of this document for the supported versions of these platforms. Activity Monitor failed and must be restarted. Activity monitor The following list shows the items that relate to the NetBackup Activity Monitor: ■ The ability to delete a large number of jobs When deleting a large number of jobs. Symantec recommends that you run the NetBackup-Java Administration Console on your local desktop to administer any NetBackup host (by specifying that remote host in the logon dialog of the user interface). If the Activity Monitor is shut down while jobs are deleted. To recover.80 Operational Notes NetBackup interfaces Therefore. do not leave the Activity Monitor node or close the NetBackup Administration Console while any of the deleted jobs are still visible in the Jobs tab. installation is done using the Install Java Administration Console option in the NetBackup Windows installation user interface.

6 and then upgrade to OpsCenter. Drives. the storage units are not automatically increased to the new default of 524. only the names are provided from the Job records.5 (for example. This data is collected after the upgrade as part of the regular data collection. If a media server of a previous release has Disk Storage Units (DSUs) configured with a different maximum fragment size.0. For example.5.288 megabytes after an upgrade. upgrade the version of VBR to 6.2. Storage unit configuration The following list shows operational notes for the Storage Unit configuration: ■ The maximum fragment size of a disk storage unit has increased from 2 gigabytes to . Robots. 6. 6. The bpstuadd command line option -dspath is no longer valid or supported. The refresh option is only available upon lost communications with the job daemon. (Storage units.x. To work around this issue.0 or greater. ■ About Symantec OpsCenter The following list contains the items that relate to the Symantec OpsCenter feature: ■ If you plan to install OpsCenter on AIX.5 or 6.x. Upon a successful startup of bpdbm (which starts bpjobd).Operational Notes About Symantec OpsCenter 81 The reason this message occurs is that stopping the bpdbm daemon also stops the bpjobd process. ensure that the XLC runtime version is 9. After VBR upgrade. data is not displayed under the Storage and Devices tabs in Monitoring. and so forth. running a two-month report is slower than running a two-week report. ■ ■ ■ .) The data is not displayed as VBR does not collect any monitoring data. you can use the refresh option on the toolbar to refresh the Activity Monitor job data.). An OpsCenter installation is not supported for the versions that are older than VBR 6. You cannot install OpsCenter on a system that has VBR installed with a version that is lower than 6. Week at a Glance Report’s performance declines as the data to be displayed in the report increases. To make the best use of the storage unit. Or uninstall VBR first and then install OpsCenter.5 terabytes. consider increasing the fragment size on upgraded storage units. etc. data is not displayed under Storage and Devices tabs After a VBR upgrade. bpjobd. Week at a Glance Report performance declines as the data increases.

pending_request_notify. The NetBackup Resource Manager calls the pending_request_notify script after a pending request is issued for a media resource (tape volume). Media Sharing The access control feature of Sun StorageTek ACSLS controlled robots is not currently compatible with Media Sharing. the list of VM images may not be accurate.) . After a rollback. If a rollback occurs during an uninstall of OpsCenter. This feature restricts volume access using the requesting host’s IP address. (The root user must run this script. OpsCenter services may not start on reboot in case of SUSE 11.82 Operational Notes NetBackup media and device management ■ After a reboot. In addition. Symantec recommends that you start the OpsCenter processes after you perform a reboot. a list of backed up VM images is displayed in this report. has been added to this version of NetBackup. After you reboot a SUSE 11 Server. the keys are not recreated to display an entry in Add or Remove Programs dialog box. The wrong client name is displayed for canned reports. the keys are not removed from Add or Remove Programs dialog box. and even though OpsCenter server services are running. the report that appears displays the wrong client name. Use setup. include an E-mail address in the script where indicated. You must remove OpsCenter. Use caution when implementing Media Sharing in an ACSLS environment. an attempt to logon may not succeed. That may happen some times because of the PBX taking time to start. Enterprise Media Manager The following list shows the operational note items that pertain to Enterprise Media Manager (EMM): ■ A new script. Occasionally. To send an E-mail notification when a pending request is initiated. If you select Reports > Activity Planning > Job Size in the OpsCenter user interface. the OpsCenter processes are not start automatically in AIX or SUSE Linux systems. Instead of showing the client names.exe to remove OpsCenter. ■ ■ ■ NetBackup media and device management The following subsection contains the information that is pertinent to NetBackup media and device management functionality.

media server. The QLA-2344 four-port FC adapter's usable aggregate performance is not significantly greater than a two-port QLA-2342 when used in the same PCI-x slot for SAN Client target mode. the following parameters are passed to the script: Media ID. SCSI persistent reserve NetBackup can use SCSI persistent reserve in and persistent reserve out to configure exclusive access protection to tape drives so that other host bus adaptors (HBAs) cannot control the drives during the reservation. which is the default access protection method in NetBackup.cmd Into Install_path\NetBackup\bin\ If the script exists in the bin directory. robot number. and pending time (in seconds since the UNIX epoch). barcode. The Media ID is an opaque string that has internal meaning to NetBackup. action code.Operational Notes SAN Client and Fibre Transport 83 Copy the script from the goodies directory into the bin directory on the EMM server (usually the master server): ■ UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/pending_request_notify Into /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/ ■ Windows: Install_path\NetBackup\bin\goodies\pending_request_notify. the Media ID can be correlated to a volume by running nbdevquery -listmediaid command. ■ NetBackup uses the Media ID for disk as a unique identifier that can be traced back to a volume on the array. If you use direct-connection (rather than FC switches or bridges) between SAN clients and a Fibre Transport (FT) media server and only two ports are fully loaded with Fibre Transport traffic at the same time. The advantage a QLA-2344 HBA offers is the ability to spread its aggregate performance over four ports instead of two. In addition. ■ . SCSI persistent reserve provides more resiliency and fault tolerance than SPC-2 SCSI reserve and release. volume group. but to nothing else. the QLA-2344 HBA performs similarly to two QLA-2342 HBAs but uses one less PCI slot. ■ SAN Client and Fibre Transport The following list contains the operational note information that pertains to SAN Client and Fiber Transport: ■ The NetBackup Client Encryption Option is not supported on UNIX and Linux SAN clients. robot type.

NetBackup Client Deduplication The following items pertain to NetBackup 7.0 master server to configure. On the NetBackup media servers.0 and later The SharedDisk option is not supported beginning with the NetBackup 7. Not installing the following driver can result in a hung Fiber Transport (FT). In some configurations. and PCI-X slots are supported for the QLogic Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) that are used to connect to the NetBackup SAN clients.5 media servers. NetBackup SAN clients cannot also be NetBackup servers.5 release. data transfer rates are reduced and performance is degraded. If you use data compression or encryption for backups.0 Client Deduplication: . Symantec recommends that you do not use legacy PCI cards on the same bus as a QLogic FC HBA that is used to connect to SAN clients. You can use a NetBackup 7. A slower PCI card reduces the speed of the controlling bus and therefore all other cards in that bus. see the documentation for your NetBackup 6. backup.2.84 Operational Notes SharedDisk support in NetBackup 7.75 for IBM 6228 card _ AIX Oslevel 5200-07 ■ For 64-bit NetBackup media servers. AIX FC driver version level 5. and operate SharedDisk on NetBackup 6. manage. Consequently. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ SharedDisk support in NetBackup 7. No support for Fibre Channel arbitrated loop (FC-AL) hubs.0. compression may reduce performance by up to 95% of uncompressed performance.0 and later ■ IBM 6228 HBAs require the following version of the AIX FC driver to ensure that the appropriate data is returned when a task is aborted.0 release. Legacy PCI 33 and 66 Mhz slots are not supported. NetBackup AdvancedDisk option NetBackup does not support clustering of AdvancedDisk media servers. For information about using SharedDisk. PCI-express. No support for FlashBackup restores over an FT pipe. and restore Fibre Transport pipe performance may degrade significantly.

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ PureDisk Deduplication Option (PDDO) The PureDisk plug-in that is used for NetBackup deduplication cannot reside on the same host as a PureDisk Deduplication Option (PDDO) agent. The status 2 indicates that the script cannot start the deduplication daemons. For the Microsoft Exchange backups that use the NetBackup Exchange Agent. deduplication rates are low even though data has not changed since the last backup. Therefore. NetBackup 7. . Oracle Snapshot Client based backups have higher deduplication because the data is aligned on consistent file or tablespace boundary. NetBackup does not support the Snapshot Client off-host method Media Server Copy on NetBackup clients that deduplicate their own data. Symantec expects Oracle database stream-based backups to achieve low deduplication rates. the daemons cannot be started. do not enter an NFS file system when you configure the data storage path. The error is spurious.Operational Notes About the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option 85 ■ ■ NetBackup 7. However. do not use the same media server for both NetBackup and as a PDDO host. Therefore. NetBackup does not support clustering of deduplication storage servers or load balancing servers.0 Client Deduplication does not support encryption. the netbackup start script returns status 2.0 Client Deduplication does not support multiple copies. The NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option does not support NFS mounted file systems. Because a storage server is not configured. About the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option The following items pertain to the NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Option: ■ On UNIX and Linux systems on which a deduplication storage server is not configured. Snapshot Client backups of Oracle databases achieve high deduplication rates across full backups within our test environments. you can ignore it. Stream-based backups include deduplication within a single backup and deduplication between a backup and data already backed up.

NetBackup cannot create a disk array snapshot of a file system that is configured on the VxVM volume. All disk array methods are described in the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide. only one snapshot can be retained at a time. and the restore fails with status 5. It appears that you can browse the expired snapshots and restore files from them. From a policy that was configured with the FlashSnap off-host backup method and with Retain snapshots for Instant Recovery enabled. . Hitachi_CopyOnWrite. If a software-based snapshot (such as from the VxVM method) already exists of a VxVM volume on the disk array. Examples of disk array snapshot methods are EMC_CLARiiON_SnapView_Snapshot. Snapshot creation fails (with final status 156). NetBackup does not support Snapshot Client VSS off-host file backups using a Storage Foundation for Windows (SFW) VSS provider. If the exclude list on the alternate client is different from the exclude list on the primary client. any files that are listed in the exclude list on the alternate client are not restored to the primary client. You must delete the existing VxVM snapshot from the VxVM disk group before you run a backup with a disk array snapshot method. and the bpfis log contains a message that reports a vxmake command failure. But the snapshots no longer exist. NetBackup does not support the Snapshot Client off-host method media server Copy on NetBackup clients that deduplicate their own data. This issue will be fixed in a future release of NetBackup. NetBackup may not be able to remove the catalog images for the snapshots that have expired and been deleted. In addition. As a result. For this release. The following list of items pertain to restoring individual files from an Instant Recovery snapshot: ■ ■ ■ ■ When you restore files from a snapshot that is made for an Instant Recovery off-host alternate client backup: NetBackup consults the exclude list on the alternate client even when it restores files to the primary client." ■ Instant Recovery restores may fail from a backup that a FlashSnap off-host backup policy made. and IBM_StorageManager_FlashCopy. HP_EVA_Snapshot.86 Operational Notes NetBackup Snapshot Client NetBackup Snapshot Client The following items pertain to the NetBackup Snapshot Client : ■ NetBackup does not support creating a disk array snapshot if a VxVM disk group on the array contains a software-based snapshot of the VxVM volume. the backups that were made at different times may create snapshot disk groups with the same name. in the chapter titled "Configuration of snapshot methods for disk arrays.

jpg. the exclude list on the alternate client takes precedence over the exclude list on the primary client. any files that were included in the exclude list are not backed up. Any data changes or snapshots that were made in the primary file system after that time are lost as a result of the rollback. However. the . however. Rollback returns a file system or volume to a given point in time. ■ Problem with "Restore from Point in Time Rollback" When you start a "Restore from Point in Time Rollback" from an Instant Recovery backup. NetBackup incorrectly consults the current exclude list on the client or alternate client. Note: For ordinary backups (not based on snapshots). during the verify operation for the rollback. the snapshot cannot be unmounted. and some . and some . This issue will be addressed in a future release of NetBackup. you must change the exclude list on the alternate client. the snapshot is mounted and in some cases. the Point in Time Rollback operation is aborted. The exclude list is consulted only when a storage unit backup is created from the snapshot. Note that a rollback deletes all files that were created after the creation-date of the snapshot that you restore. To restore the files. . NetBackup honors the latest version of the exclude list during the restore. In that case.Operational Notes NetBackup Snapshot Client 87 For example. For snapshot-based backups.jpg files were included in the primary client backup. To restore the files.jpg. For example: If the current version of the exclude list has the entry *. you must change the exclude list on the primary (or alternate) client. Any files in the exclude list are skipped during the restore.jpg files can be selected for the restore but are not in fact restored. all files are included in the snapshot. the primary file system is verified against the snapshot to make sure that no new files were created on the primary file system after the snapshot was taken. Any of the files that are listed in the current exclude list are not restored.jpg files can be selected for the restore but are not in fact restored. ■ When you restore files from a snapshot that is made for an Instant Recovery backup (local or off-host alternate client): If the exclude list is changed after the backup occurred. as noted in the previous item. the . NetBackup restores files from the snapshot. If the snapshot is retained after the backup (for the Instant Recovery feature) and the snapshot is available at the time of the restore. if the alternate client's exclude list has the entry *.jpg files were included in the backup. Also. Since all files are available in the snapshot (including those that would be excluded from a storage unit backup).

88 Operational Notes NetBackup commands and utilities Note: For a rollback of a database backup such as Oracle. The problem that is described here is avoided and the rollback succeeds. ■ nbkmsutil This command runs the NetBackup Key Management Service utility. ■ bpclimagelist This command produces a status report on NetBackup client images or removable media. the file system verification is mandatory and this issue prevents a successful rollback. NetBackup commands and utilities This release of NetBackup contains new commands and utilities. For a rollback of a file system. refer to the NetBackup Commands guide: ■ NBCC See “About NetBackup support utilities” on page 18. ■ nbregopsc You use this command to register OpsCenter. ■ NBCCR See “About NetBackup support utilities” on page 18. See "Instant Recovery: point in time rollback" in the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide for more information on rollback. Caution: Use Skip verification and force rollback only if you are sure that you want to replace all the files in the original location with the snapshot. ■ bptestnetconn . For a description of each of the following commands. ■ nbcplogs You can use this command to copy all NetBackup logs to a designated destination. Rollback deletes all files that were created after the creation-date of the snapshot that you restore. ■ bpclusterutil You can use this command to modify and configure a NetBackup cluster. you can skip file verification by selecting "Skip verification and force rollback" on the restore dialog.

0.exe diagnostic information gathering utilities are no longer included or supported beginning with this release of NetBackup.ds file may not be deleted upon installation or upgrade. NetBackup uses the fragment size setting of the source storage unit.ds files to compute the amount of "potential free space" on a volume. a . you also must update the vendor plug-in to a 64-bit version. Relocated data is tracked differently in the current release and the .ds files.ds files that were used in the previous releases as pointers to the relocated data. For that image and all subsequent images. not the setting of the destination storage unit. NetBackup copies the image fragments as is (that is. If that occurs. The support and support. the nb_updatedssu command runs. if you have any written scripts that make use of the . NetBackup does not resize or rearrange the backup image into a different set of fragments). NetBackup binaries are compiled in 64-bit. NetBackup OpenStorage Option The following list contains the operational note information that pertains to NetBackup OpenStorage option: ■ The NetBackup OpenStorage Options does not support clustering of the media servers that function as data movers.ds files are removed: install_path\netbackup\bin\admincmd\nb_updatedssu /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nb_updatedssu Note. Therefore. The command deletes the .0. Under some circumstances. ■ ■ ■ NetBackup Disk Storage units The following list contains the operational information that pertains to the Disk storage unit: ■ Upon NetBackup installation or upgrade. When you upgrade a media server that is used for OpenStorage to NetBackup 7. Symantec recommends that you run the command again to ensure that all . NetBackup requires OpenStorage vendor plug-ins to be 64-bit. Beginning with release 7. NetBackup performs optimized duplication until it encounters an image for which optimized duplication is not possible. NetBackup performs a regular duplication.Operational Notes NetBackup OpenStorage Option 89 This command test and analyzes various NetBackup configurations and connections. are converted to the new tracking mechanism. you now need to use a .

If you upgrade to NetBackup 7. Symantec recommends that you process all these sessions (meaning that you complete all ejects and reports) before you upgrade to ensure minimal affect. the summary. For example. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Vault Operator Access on UNIX.0 sessions are not processed completely before an upgrade. At a minimum. You may need to update the notify scripts appropriately with respect to the directory structure changes. The permissions of pre-NetBackup 7. For example. The presence of the VLT_CREATE_SESSION_DEBUG_FILES touch file has no affect on the new session permissions.0. and files and folders have restrictive permissions when they are created. NetBackup Vault The following list contains the operational notes that pertain to NetBackup Vault: ■ Enhancements have been made that enables a nonroot NBU_Admin or Vault operator to perform the tasks that they otherwise would not be able to perform because of permission problems.0 session directories are not modified.90 Operational Notes NetBackup Vault different command. If you do not configure NetBackup Access Control. These enhancements specifically target a system where NBAC is configured and the Vault service manages the important read-write data.0. For example.0 version.0: ■ If pre-NetBackup 7. these enhancements have the following effect on users who have upgraded from previous versions to NetBackup 7. you should copy the summary. you can still set permissions on UNIX systems so that non-root users can use the operational commands . You can use the following command.log from the sidxxx directory to a new sidxxx/logs directory to accommodate eject/reports eligible sessions. log files are written to sidxxx/logs. you must make sure that you account for the enhancements that were packaged in NetBackup 7. to display the potential free space for the volume. then the properties of the BasicDisk STU do not appear in the storage unit dialog that is shown in the 7. nbdevquery -listdv -D -stype BasicDisk -dp disk_volume_name ■ If you create a BasicDisk storage unit on a media server that is older than 7.log is now written to sidxxx/logs directory. A pop-up window appears and contains the following message: CORBA::BAD Param.0 and decide to downgrade to a pre-NetBackup 7.0 user interface.

Giving users access to the Vault Operator Menu also gives them the capability to change report destinations. Log on to the system on which the NetBackup master server is installed and execute the following commands as root: # cd /usr/openv/volmgr/bin # chgrp opsgroup vmchange vmquery vmupdate # chmod 4550 vmchange vmquery vmupdate # cd /usr/openv/netbackup/bin # chgrp opsgroup vltrun # chmod 4550 vltrun # cd /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd # chgrp opsgroup bpimagelist bpimmedia bpmedia bpmedialist # chmod 4550 bpimagelist bpimmedia bpmedia bpmedialist ■ ■ Log on to all systems on which NetBackup media servers are installed that control a robot and execute the following commands as root: # cd /usr/openv/volmgr/bin # chgrp opsgroup vmchange vmquery vmupdate # chmod 4550 vmchange vmquery vmupdate ■ If you use Sun StorageTek ACSLS for robotic control. log on to that server and modify the . In addition. do not give them access to the Vault Operator Menu. The NetBackup installation process should have added an entry to the . ■ Create a UNIX group and add the appropriate users to this group.rhosts file for the NetBackup master server that grants root access. This group is referred to as opsgroup in the following commands. If you do not want non-root users to view reports and change report destinations. then give that group permission to execute some of the executable files.rhosts file in the home directory of user acsss. you may not want non-root users to see the Recovery Report or to be able to change to whom reports are e-mailed. giving users special privileges may violate your organization’s computer and network security policies and allow access to private information. Modify that entry to allow all users in the opsgroup access to the Sun StorageTek ACSLS server as user acsss: .Operational Notes NetBackup Vault 91 in the Vault Operator Menu to inject and eject tapes and generate reports. The most efficient way to accomplish that is to add the users to whom you want to grant access to a single user group. Check with your system administration or computer security staff to ensure that you do not violate security policies. For example.

NetBackup for VMware does not support backing up virtual machine RAID 5 volumes with the SAN transfer type. If you want to use the hotadd transport type with your backup. For simplicity. Furthermore. ■ NetBackup for VMware The following operational notes pertain to NetBackup's VMware feature: ■ VMware with PureDisk deduplication For a VMware backup to a PureDisk Deduplication Embedded (PDDE) storage unit. the two virtual machines must not be clones of the same parent. The virtual machine that you back up with the hotadd transport type cannot be a clone of the virtual machine that contains the backup host. This option provides the best deduplication rates. . VMware has identified this issue as software defect SR#1442259141. select the Mapped full VM backup option for the Virtual machine backup parameter on the VMware snapshot method. Make sure the virtual machine that contains the VMware backup host and the virtual machine you back up are not clones of each other. and that virtual machine is a clone of the virtual machine that you backed up. each user should have the same user ID on both servers. The Mapped full VM backup option does not work with the hotadd transport type if the virtual machine that contains the backup host is a clone of the virtual machine that is backed up (or vice versa). some of the virtual machine volumes may be incorrectly mapped and cannot be restored. To verify the proper operation. Use of the Full VM backup option results in a lower rate of deduplication. log on as a non-root user on the NetBackup master server system. If both servers use a naming service (such as NIS). the RAID 5 volume may not be correctly restored. Start vltopmenu and execute each menu option. . verify that the user accounts defined for the operations group exist on both the system on which the NetBackup master server is installed and on which the Sun StorageTek ACSLS server is installed. If a virtual machine containing a RAID 5 volume was backed up with VMware vStorage services (not VCB) using the SAN transfer type. a backup that uses the hotadd transfer type may appear to succeed. The converse is also true. do the following.92 Operational Notes NetBackup for VMware master_server_name root <user1> <user2> . ■ ■ . However. you can skip this step. If the VMware backup host is in a virtual machine. <userx> If you use Sun StorageTek ACSLS for robotic control.

The restore of a virtual machine fails when you use the hotadd transport mode if the VMware backup host is on a Windows 2008 virtual machine. As a workaround. VMware has identified this problem and will address it in a future release. However. Virtual machine restore: file write failed. the restore job may be slow if you restore to a vCenter Server. To speed up the restore. That ensures all of the virtual machine's original network adapters are restored when the virtual machine is restored. VMware virtual machine does not reboot after restore If a virtual machine was configured with SCSI and IDE drives at the time of backup. make sure that you do not exclude drives on proxy clients when you perform a VCB backup. the backup host must be in a Windows 2003 virtual machine to use the hotadd transfer type for the restore. In that case. Make sure that the network connections are correctly identified and selected on the NetBackup "network connections " Restore dialog. The final job status code is 5. ■ ■ ■ You can use a proxy client for VMWare Consolidated backups (VCB). some of the virtual machine's network interfaces are not restored. This issue will be addressed in a future release of NetBackup. This issue occurs when NetBackup 7.Operational Notes NetBackup for VMware 93 This issue will be addressed in a future release of VMware and NetBackup. Until this issue is fixed. any drives that you specify to be excluded from the proxy client are also excluded from the virtual machines. Because of a VMware issue (SR#1438908741). ■ If a virtual machine with multiple network interfaces is restored to an ESX server that has fewer network interfaces." This problem occurs when NetBackup uses the VMware vStorage integration services. you can reconfigure the BIOS on the virtual machine to boot from the correct SCSI disk. and the guest OS resided on a SCSI drive. restoring the virtual machine by means of the hotadd transfer type may fail if you have installed the VMware backup host in a virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 guest operating system. ■ . The detailed status log on the NetBackup Activity Monitor includes the message. To avoid this issue. the virtual machine when restored may attempt to boot from the IDE drive. use the nbd transfer type instead of hotadd.0 performs a restore with the VMware vStorage infrastructure services. If the backup host is in a Windows 2008 virtual machine. As a workaround. the boot attempt fails with the message "Operating system not found. you can configure additional network interfaces on the destination ESX server before you run the restore. the restore failed to recover the requested files. Restoring a virtual machine through a vCenter Server may be slow when using the SAN transfer type When you use the SAN transfer type to restore a virtual machine. restore the virtual machine directly to an ESX server.

only the most recent BLIB backup of that virtual machine can be restored. Archive. If you try to restore an earlier backup made from the same policy. the restore fails. and Restore interface on Windows. To restore from previous BLIB backups of the virtual machine. use the Backup.94 Operational Notes NetBackup for VMware ■ When the NetBackup-Java Administration Console is used to restore a VMware virtual machine that was backed up with the block level incremental backup feature (BLIB). .

enhancements. platforms. These notifications encompass NetBackup commands. utilities. About general NetBackup notifications The following is a list of general NetBackup end-of-life notifications that affect future releases of NetBackup: ■ In the next major release after 7. robots and devices.5 SKU for the NAS ■ .0 environments.5 license keys that enable SnapVault. and commands no longer supported End of life notifications This section contains information about the features. directories. files. However. If you are a current NAS SnapVault Option user and intend to upgrade to NetBackup 7.0.5 license keys for the remaining support life of 6. you can continue to use the NAS SnapVault Option and the following applies: ■ ■ SnapVault can no longer be purchased and you cannot enable it with the NetBackup 7. The NAS SnapVault Option is not offered for sale with new NetBackup 7. and devices that will no longer be supported in future releases of NetBackup. tools.5. The NetBackup 6. you must use your NetBackup 6.0. and terminology.0. it continues to be a supported option with NetBackup 6.0 license keys. To continue to use SnapVault on 7.Chapter 5 End of Life Notifications This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ End of life notifications About features. support for all of the active and the passive media server clusters that use the NetBackup clustering agents is withdrawn.

Items within these sections were previously announced in earlier releases of NetBackup providing a warning to users that specific changes were forthcoming. ■ ■ About features. Starting with the next major release of NetBackup.5 is the final release of the product and is not supported in NetBackup 7. As of the next major release. NetBackup Vault no longer supports VSM media eject and report functionality. notification was already announced and this document confirms that support has been removed.0 is released. NetBackup. Symantec is committed to notifying you of these changes at least one major release before support is discontinued. Veritas Storage Migrator (VSM) 6. BETR is no longer supported.5 media servers. However. ■ Starting with the next major release of NetBackup. FAT file systems are not supported for Windows server (x86 and x64) systems.5 GA and 6.5 and all of the NetBackup 6. enhancements. You can use a NetBackup 7.96 End of Life Notifications About features. That enables you to purchase licenses to support additional capacity. Backup Exec Tape Reader (BETR) refers to the ability within NetBackup to import and restore from Backup Exec (BE) backup sets (images). VSM is supported for the life of NetBackup 6. enhancements. enhancements.5 release updates.x media servers support VSM media and this version of NetBackup Vault manages those media. and commands no longer supported SnapVault Option is available for one year after NetBackup 7.5. The following sections describe those features. the NetBackup-Java Administration Console is no longer supported. ■ ■ . and commands no longer supported Changes to how Symantec supports NetBackup features may directly affect you. manage. At the next major release of NetBackup. That means that only NetBackup 6.0 release. About general NetBackup features no longer supported The following list contains general NetBackup features that are no longer supported: ■ NetBackup no longer supports the Veritas Storage Migrator (VSM) product.0 master server to configure. The SharedDisk option is not supported beginning with the NetBackup 7. the NetWare client is no longer supported. In some instances.0. or commands that are no longer supported as of this release of NetBackup. and operate SharedDisk on NetBackup 6.

or 64-bit operating system.11 system. NetBackup automatically uses VSS instead of VSP. is no longer supported in NetBackup 7. The VERITAS Snapshot Provider (VSP).End of Life Notifications About features. Starting with this release. HP9000 PA-RISC. Note: For 7. you can no longer use the "cold" ("offline") catalog backup method. NetBackup installs and runs as designed. The Snapshot Client does not support Storage Foundation 3.0 does not install.0 Windows clients. ■ ■ NetBackup no longer supports the NetWare Media Server Option. If you run the computer in 32-bit mode only. This backup method was deprecated from NetBackup and is no longer be supported. see the documentation for your NetBackup 6. and Linux x86 systems are now built as 64-bit binaries only. and you start the computer in 64-bit mode.0. Symantec no longer provides the Windows tape device Installer or Windows Tape Drivers.0 does not support SGI IRIX and Tru64 platforms.0 clients. Starting with this release of NetBackup.5 release. The NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM) product has been replaced with the new OpsCenter feature. That means that the jnbSA help set has been eliminated and the jbpSA help set remains. Starting with this release of NetBackup. for open and active files on NetBackup pre-7. Solaris SPARC. beginning with this release of NetBackup: . NetBackup 7. Beginning with this release.0. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ About database functions no longer supported The following describes the functionality within the NetBackup database agents that are no longer supported. the functionality that is found in set_ndmp_attr only exists in tpconfig. the NetBackup binaries for AIX.x versions with the exception of the OnlineJFS version 3. Cold Catalog Backup has been dropped from NetBackup 7. and commands no longer supported 97 For information about using SharedDisk. NetBackup has merged two help sets into one. enhancements.5MP1 on an HP-UX 11. The set_ndmp_attr file no longer exists in NetBackup. then NetBackup 7. If you have a computer that can run a 32.

NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Server NetBackup 7. andsupport. The FSAnalyzer is no longer supported in this release of NetBackup.5 or Exchange 2000 backup and recovery.0 backup and recovery. ■ ■ . are no longer supported as of this release of NetBackup. enhancements. The diagnostic information gathering utilities and programs. introduced in NetBackup 6.0 no longer supports SharePoint Portal Server 2001 backup and recovery.exe.5. NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Notifications NetBackup no longer supports SQL Server 7.98 End of Life Notifications About features. The last release of the FSAnalyzer was NetBackup 6.5 replaced these utilities.0 no longer supports Exchange 5. ■ ■ About NetBackup commands no longer supported The commands in the following list are no longer supported with this release of NetBackup: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ bpmoverinfo nbnos bpSALinfo nbpushdata nbshareddisk tshd odld set_ndmp_attr tpformat bpuser bpauthsync Enhanced Authentication (noauth authentication methods) and Enhanced Authorization are no longer supported. nbsu. and commands no longer supported ■ NetBackup for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Notifications NetBackup 7. A new utility. support.

com Symantec assumes no responsibility for the correct installation or use of the reader. The PDF files are either in the root directory or the Doc directory on the disk.adobe. The DVD-ROM for each NetBackup product has a copy of the related manuals in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).Chapter 6 Related Documents This chapter includes the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ About related NetBackup documents About NetBackup release notes About getting started guides About installation guides About administrator’s guides . . You can download a copy of this product from the Adobe Web site at the following URL: http://www. To view the PDF copies of the manuals. you need an Adobe Acrobat reader.agents and options About user’s guides About the device configuration guide About the Troubleshooting guide About NetBackup command documents About related NetBackup documents This topic lists and describes the technical manuals that relate to NetBackup.

It also contains any operating notes that may not be in the NetBackup manuals or the online Help .5 and later.100 Related Documents About NetBackup release notes About NetBackup release notes The following release notes documents were released with this version of NetBackup. ■ Symantec NetBackup Getting Started Guide for UNIX. Linux. such as the platforms and operating systems that are supported. Symantec NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide NetBackup_LiveUpdate_Guide. ■ Symantec NetBackup Release Notes for UNIX.pdf This guide explains a feature that provides a cross-platform. Symantec NetBackup Installation Guide for Windows NetBackup_Install_Win. Windows. and Windows NetBackup_Release_Notes.pdf Explains how to use the NetBackup Backup. This document also contains the information that explains the content of the NetBackup media kit. About getting started guides The following getting started guides were released with this version of NetBackup. ■ ■ .and Windows-based servers. policy-driven method to distribute NetBackup Release Updates to NetBackup hosts at version 6. and Restore interface to perform backup and restore operations for UNIX.pdf Explains how to install NetBackup software on UNIX-based platforms. Symantec NetBackup Backup. Archive.pdf Explains how to install NetBackup software on Windows-based platforms. Archive. and Windows NetBackup_GettingStarted_Guide.pdf Provides a high-level description of the latest NetBackup release. Linux. ■ Symantec NetBackup Installation Guide for UNIX NetBackup_Install_UNIX. and Restore Getting Started Guide NetBackup_BAR_GS_Guide. ■ About installation guides The following Installation documents were released with this version of NetBackup.pdf This document contains information about NetBackup on UNIX. and Linux systems.

OpenStorage. Symantec NetBackup for Hyper-V Guide for UNIX. BLI Agent. ■ Symantec NetBackup Deduplication Guide NetBackup_Dedupe_Guide.4 and Veritas Backup Reporter (VBR) 6. Symantec NetBackup Shared Storage Guide NetBackup_SharedStorage_Guide.pdf Provides the first-time instructions for installing and configuring the Snapshot Client. OpsCenter is a combination of the two Symantec products namely NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM) 6. Shared storage includes AdvancedDisk. Symantec NetBackup Snapshot Client Quick Start Guide NetBackup_QuickStart_SnapshotClient. off-host backup .pdf Explains how to configure and use NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport for high-speed backups of important clients. It combines the features of snapshot backup. and the Shared Storage Option. Symantec NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide NetBackup_SANClient_Guide. configure.pdf Explains how to configure and use shared storage in NetBackup.6.pdf Explains how to install. and Instant Recovery. Symantec NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator’s Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_SnapshotClient.pdf This guide explains how to install. and use Symantec NetBackup Snapshot Client.agents and options 101 About administrator’s guides . Symantec NetBackup Enterprise Vault Agent Administrator's Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_EntVault. and Linux NetBackup_AdminGuide_Hyper-V. It provides visibility into their data protection environment.pdf ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ .pdf Explains the Web-based software application that helps organizations. Symantec OpsCenter Administrator's Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_OpsCenter. and use the Enterprise Vault Agent so you can protect Enterprise Vault configuration information and data that Enterprise Vault has archived.Related Documents About administrator’s guides .agents and options The following administrator guides for NetBackup database agents and options were released with this version of NetBackup. configure.5. FlashBackup.pdf Explains how to configure and use NetBackup media server deduplication and NetBackup client deduplication. Windows.

configure.pdf Provides backup and restore of the VMware virtual machines that run on VMware ESX servers. Symantec NetBackup for Informix Administrator’s Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_Informix.pdf Explains how to configure and use NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Server to perform online backups and restores of Microsoft Exchange Server. Symantec NetBackup for Lotus Notes Administrator’s Guide for UNIX NetBackup_AdminGuide_LotusNotes_Unix.pdf Explains how to install. Symantec NetBackup for NDMP Administrator’s Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_NDMP. configure. and use NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server to back up and restore Microsoft SQL Server databases and transaction logs. Windows. Symantec NetBackup for DB2 Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_DB2_Win.agents and options NetBackup for Hyper-V provides snapshot-based backup of the virtual machines that run on Windows 2008 Hyper-V servers.102 Related Documents About administrator’s guides . and use NetBackup for DB2. Symantec NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_MSSQL_Win. and use NetBackup for Informix to back up and restore the Informix databases that are on a UNIX NetBackup client. and use NetBackup for Lotus Notes to back up and restore Lotus Notes databases and transaction logs on a Windows client. Symantec NetBackup for Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator’s Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_MSExchg_Win. and use NetBackup for DB2. Symantec NetBackup for DB2 Administrator’s Guide for UNIX NetBackup_AdminGuide_DB2_Unix. and Linux NetBackup_AdminGuide_VMware.pdf Explains how to install. configure. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ . Symantec NetBackup for Lotus Notes Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_LotusNotes_Win. configure.pdf Explains how to install. configure.pdf Explains how to install. configure. ■ Symantec NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide for UNIX.pdf Explains how to install. configure. and use NetBackup for Lotus Notes to back up and restore Lotus Notes databases and transaction logs on a UNIX client.pdf Explains how to install.pdf Explains how to install. and use NetBackup for NDMP to control backups on an NDMP host.

For UNIX. configure.pdf Describes how to install.pdf This guide provides information on how to install and configure NetBackup to work with different clustering solutions.pdf Explains how to install. configure. and use NetBackup for Microsoft Oracle to back up and restore the Oracle databases that are on a Windows NetBackup Client. and Linux.pdf Explains how to install. Symantec NetBackup for SYBASE Administrator’s Guide for UNIX NetBackup_AdminGuide_Sybase_Unix. configure. and use NetBackup for Oracle to back up and restore the Oracle databases that are on a UNIX NetBackup client.pdf Explains how to install. configure. configure. Symantec NetBackup for SYBASE Administrator’s Guide on Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_Sybase_Win. Symantec NetBackup™ for Microsoft SharePoint Server Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_SharePoint. configure.pdf Explains how to install. configure. and use NetBackup for Sybase to back up and restore Sybase databases that are on a Windows NetBackup client. configure. Windows. Symantec NetBackup for Oracle Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_Oracle_Win. and use NetBackup for SAP on Windows-based servers.Related Documents About administrator’s guides .pdf Explains how to install.pdf Explains how to install. Symantec NetBackup High Availability Administrator’s Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_HighAvailability. and use NetBackup for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to back up and restore the Sybase databases that are on a Windows NetBackup client.pdf Explains how to install. Symantec NetBackup for SAP Administrator’s Guide for Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_SAP_Win.agents and options 103 ■ Symantec NetBackup for Oracle Administrator’s Guide for UNIX NetBackup_AdminGuide_Oracle_Unix. Symantec NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Administrator's Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_BMR. and use NetBackup for Sybase to back up and restore Sybase databases that are on a UNIX NetBackup client. and use NetBackup for SAP on UNIX. Symantec NetBackup for SAP Administrator’s Guide for UNIX NetBackup_AdminGuide_SAP_Unix. and use Bare Metal Restore to protect and restore client systems. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ .

eject media.pdf Explains how to add device drivers and perform other system-level configurations for the operating systems of NetBackup servers that host storage . Windows. ■ Symantec NetBackup Vault Operator's Guide NetBackup_OperGuide_Vault. and using the Symantec NetBackup NetWare Media Server Option. and Linux.pdf Explains how to install and use the NetBackup’s NetWare Client software. configure. menu-driven interface running on the NetWare server. configuring. Symantec NetBackup NetWare Media Server Option Administrator’s Guide for UNIX and Windows NetBackup_AdminGuide_NetWareServer. and NonTarget. Symantec NetBackup Administrator's Guide for Novell NetWare Client NetBackup_AdminGuide_NetWare_Client. and running reports on off-site media and vault jobs. The NetWare Client also provides two methods for performing user-directed backups and restores: Target. With the NetWare Client. and generate reports. ■ About user’s guides The following user guides were released with this version of NetBackup. full and incremental backups can be scheduled to occur automatically and unattended under the control of the NetBackup master server. For UNIX. Windows.104 Related Documents About user’s guides ■ Symantec NetBackup Vault Administrator's Guide NetBackup_AdminGuide_Vault. which uses a character-based. For UNIX. and use logical vaults and profiles to duplicate backups. and Linux. receiving tapes on site. ■ About the device configuration guide The following device configuration guide was released with this version of NetBackup. perform catalog backups. which uses the NetBackup for NetWare NonTarget Browser that is installed and run from a Windows computer.pdf Describes the procedures for sending tapes off site.pdf This comprehensive manual provides detailed information and procedures for installing.pdf Describes how to install. ■ Symantec NetBackup Device Configuration Guide NetBackup_DeviceConfig_Guide.

■ Symantec NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide for UNIX and Windows NetBackup_Troubleshoot_Guide.pdf Provides troubleshooting information for UNIX. About NetBackup command documents The following command documents were released with this version of NetBackup. Also includes information about configuring several types of tape libraries. About the Troubleshooting guide The following troubleshooting guide was released with this version of NetBackup. including Media Manager.and Windows-based NetBackup products.Related Documents About the Troubleshooting guide 105 devices. ■ Symantec NetBackup Commands for UNIX. . and Linux NetBackup_Commands. Windows.pdf Describes the NetBackup and Media Manager commands and the processes that you can run from a UNIX command line or a Windows command prompt.

106 Related Documents About NetBackup command documents .

Files that NetBackup uses that are not signed See Table A-3 for a list of these files. The tables contain the following types of information: ■ Files that have invalid file version information (Company.Appendix A Windows Logo Certification information This appendix includes the following topics: ■ About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification This topic contains information about Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification and how it applies to NetBackup. Files that remain after an uninstall The NetBackup uninstall may leave files behind that other Symantec applications use. If you uninstall NetBackup from a Windows Server 2008 R2 host and remove the VxAT files in the common directory. then the remaining application ceases ■ ■ ■ . Third-party files and tools that do not include or create requested ExecutionLevel tags See Table A-2 for a list of these files and tools. For example. NetBackup 7. and Product Version) See Table A-1 for a list of these files. Product Name. Veritas Storage Foundation (VxFS) and NetBackup can reside on the same host.0 uses Veritas Authentication (VxAT) as a common security infrastructure that is shared between applications on the same host.

dll libeay32.dll types.) after the uninstall completes.dll gvmomi.dll . See Table A-4 for a list of files that remain after an uninstall has occurred. However.dll ■ ■ ■ Program Files\Veritas\pdde Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\bin Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\lib adminpack.dll libldap_r..exe Third-party file locations Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin pxsetup.dll Third-party files located in any of the following paths: _int. the following files remain in the Security folder (C:\Program Files\Veritas\Security\..dll Third-party files located in of Program Files\Common Files\VERITAS\VxMS\shared\VDDK diskLibPlugin.dll zlib1.dll ssleay32.dll libldap.dll ascii_and_mic.dll libxml2.dll libcurl.dll liblber.108 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification to function.exe vxblock. Table A-1 NetBackup installs the following files that do not have valid file version information File names pxhpinst.

dll libecpg_compat.dll euc_tw_and_big5.dll cyrillic_and_mic.dll dblink.dll dict_snowball.dll btree_gist.dll isn.dll cube.dll int_aggregate.dll dict_xsyn.dll latin_and_mic.dll Third-party file locations .dll libecpg.Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification 109 Table A-1 NetBackup installs the following files that do not have valid file version information (continued) File names autoinc.dll earthdistance.dll euc_kr_and_mic.dll hstore.dll euc_cn_and_mic.dll dict_int.dll insert_username.dll euc_jis_2004_and_shift_jis_2004.dll fuzzystrmatch.dll euc_jp_and_sjis.dll chkpass.dll latin2_and_win1250.

dll Third-party file locations .dll libpq.dll pgxml.dll pltcl.exe pgcrypto.dll lo.dll plpython.dll libxslt.dll moddatetime.exe pg_regress_ecpg.exe pg_standby.dll pgrowlocks.dll plpgsql.dll pg_regress.dll pgstattuple.dll ltree.dll pg_buffercache.exe pg_trgm.exe pageinspect.dll libxml2.dll pgbench.dll plperl.dll oid2name.dll pg_freespacemap.110 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-1 NetBackup installs the following files that do not have valid file version information (continued) File names libpgtypes.

dll sslinfo.dll tablefunc.dll utf8_and_ascii.dll regress.dll timetravel.dll Third-party file locations .dll utf8_and_cyrillic.Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification 111 Table A-1 NetBackup installs the following files that do not have valid file version information (continued) File names refint.dll utf8_and_euc_tw.dll utf8_and_euc_kr.dll utf8_and_johab.dll utf8_and_uhc.dll tsearch2.dll utf8_and_euc_jis_2004.dll utf8_and_gb18030.dll utf8_and_gbk.dll test_parser.dll utf8_and_iso8859_1.dll utf8_and_sjis.dll utf8_and_big5.dll utf8_and_iso8859.dll utf8_and_euc_jp.dll utf8_and_euc_cn.dll utf8_and_shift_jis_2004.dll seg.

exe uconv.exe rmid.exe policytool.dll vacuumlo.exe keytool.112 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-1 NetBackup installs the following files that do not have valid file version information (continued) File names utf8_and_win.exe Third-party files located in any of the following paths: clusterdb.exe Third-party file locations Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackupDB\java javaw.exe Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin pxhpinst.exe rmiregistry.exe tnameserv.exe pxsetup.exe zlib1.exe ■ ■ ■ Program Files\Veritas\pdde Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\bin Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\lib createdb.dll Third-party file locations Table A-2 NetBackup uses the following third-party files and tools that do not include or create requested ExecutionLevel tags File names java.exe .exe vacuumlo.dll uuid-ossp.

exe pg_restore.exe Third-party file locations .exe pg_standby.exe initdb.exe vacuumdb.exe pg_dumpall.exe pgbench.exe dropdb.exe reindexdb.exe pg_ctl.exe pg_controldata.exe pg_dump.exe ecpg.exe createuser.exe pg_config.exe oid2name.exe psql.exe pg_regress.exe dropuser.exe postgres.exe createuser.exe pg_regress_ecpg.Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification 113 Table A-2 NetBackup uses the following third-party files and tools that do not include or create requested ExecutionLevel tags (continued) File names createlang.exe droplang.exe pg_resetxlog.

dll keytool.exe javaw.dll ioser12.exe .exe net.dll fontmanager.dll hpi.dll dt_socket.114 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-2 NetBackup uses the following third-party files and tools that do not include or create requested ExecutionLevel tags (continued) File names vacuumlo.dll jdwp. File names awt.dll java.exe Third-party file locations Table A-3 NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed.dll Third-party file locations Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackupDB\java cmm.dll JdbcOdbc.dll policytool.exe zic.dll jsound.dll java.dll dcpr.dll hprof.exe jawt.dll jpeg.

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NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed. (continued) File names
rmid.exe rmiregistry.exe tnameserv.exe verify.dll zip.dll

Third-party file locations

The following Microsoft runtime libraries

mfc*.dll msvc*.dll

Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\x86

PrimoSDK.dll

px.dll pxdrv.dll pxhpinst.exe pxmas.dll pxsetup.exe pxwave.dll vxblock.dll Third-party files located in Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin diskLibPlugin.dll

glib-2.0.dll gobject-2.0.dll gthread-2.0.dll gvmomi.dll iconv.dll intl.dll

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Table A-3

NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed. (continued) File names
libcurl.dll libeay32.dll liblber.dll libldap.dll libldap_r.dll libxml2.dll ssleay32.dll types.dll vixDiskLib.dll vixDiskLibVim.dll vixMntapi.dll vmacore.dll vmomi.dll zlib1.dll

Third-party file locations

Third-party files located in any of the following paths: _int.dll
■ ■ ■

Program Files\Veritas\pdde Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\bin Program Files\Veritas\pdde\pddb\lib adminpack.dll ascii_and_mic.dll autoinc.dll btree_gist.dll chkpass.dll clusterdb.exe comerr32.dll

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Table A-3

NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed. (continued) File names
createdb.exe createlang.exe createuser.exe createuser.exe cube.dll cyrillic_and_mic.dll dblink.dll dict_int.dll dict_snowball.dll dict_xsyn.dll dropdb.exeS droplang.exe dropuser.exe earthdistance.dll ecpg.exe euc_cn_and_mic.dll euc_jis_2004_and_shift_jis_2004.dll euc_jp_and_sjis.dll euc_kr_and_mic.dll euc_tw_and_big5.dll fuzzystrmatch.dll gssapi32.dll hstore.dll iconv.dll

Third-party file locations

118 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-3 NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed. (continued) File names initdb.dll k5sprt32.dll libecpg_compat.exe Third-party file locations .dll int_aggregate.dll pg_config.dll moddatetime.dll krb5_32.dll libxml2.dll lo.dll latin_and_mic.exe pageinspect.dll libintl-8.dll isn.dll libpgtypes.exe insert_username.dll libxslt.dll oid2name.dll ltree.dll libiconv-2.dll libecpg.dll libpq.dll libeay32.dll pg_buffercache.dll latin2_and_win1250.

Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification 119 Table A-3 NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed.exe pg_dump.dll postgres.dll plperl.dll Third-party file locations .dll pgevent.exe pg_restore.exe pg_regress_ecpg.dll pg_regress.dll pgbench.exe pg_trgm.exe pgcrypto.exe pg_standby.exe refint.exe pg_freespacemap.dll pgxml.exe pg_dumpall.dll pltcl.dll plpython.dll pgstattuple.exe pg_ctl. (continued) File names pg_controldata.dll plpgsql.exe psql.dll pgrowlocks.exe pg_resetxlog.

dll sslinfo.dll tsearch2.dll utf8_and_sjis. (continued) File names regress.dll utf8_and_johab.exe seg.dll utf8_and_gb18030.dll utf8_and_euc_jp.dll utf8_and_iso8859.dll utf8_and_iso8859_1.dll utf8_and_cyrillic.dll utf8_and_euc_tw.dll utf8_and_big5.120 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-3 NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed.dll timetravel.dll reindexdb.dll test_parser.dll utf8_and_euc_jis_2004.dll utf8_and_euc_cn.dll utf8_and_ascii.dll utf8_and_gbk.dll ssleay32.dll utf8_and_euc_kr.dll Third-party file locations .dll tablefunc.dll utf8_and_shift_jis_2004.

conf CRTSatlocal.db __db.pem SessionHMACKey.exe vacuumlo.0000000001 sdefault.lock C:\Program Files\Veritas\Security\ C:\Program Files\Veritas\Security\systemprofile\ VRTSatlocal.pem C:\Program default.lock Files\Veritas\Security\systemprofile\certstore\ C:\Program KeyStore.db Files\Veritas\Security\systemprofile\sessions\ log.exe zic.lock Files\Veritas\Security\systemprofile\certstore\keystore\ SessionEncrKey.exe zlib1.001 .dll vacuumdb.Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification 121 Table A-3 NetBackup uses and installs the following files that are not signed.dll utf8_and_win. (continued) File names utf8_and_uhc.dll uuid-ossp.lock C:\Program CertStore.conf.dll Third-party file locations Table A-4 File locations Files that remain after NetBackup is uninstalled Files Authentication SessionStore.

005 __db.006 __db.lock Files\Veritas\Security\systemprofile\systruststore\ .122 Windows Logo Certification information About Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Table A-4 File locations Files that remain after NetBackup is uninstalled (continued) Files __db.004 __db.003 __db.register C:\Program CertStore.002 __db.

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