This platform is supported only as a client.
  
Important Notes  Back to top
The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup running on RedHat, Oracle and CentOS 6.7 and older after NetBackup 8.1.1

Disclaimer: The End of Life (EOL) for NetBackup running on RedHat, Oracle and CentOS 6.7 and older after NetBackup 8.1.1. These operating systems will no longer be supported commencing with the planned NetBackup release in mid CY2018. No changes in support to 6.8 and newer versions.

All NetBackup Servers, Clients, OpsCenter Server, NetBackup Appliance and Access

VTS17-003: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Veritas NetBackup, NetBackup Appliances and Access - VTS17-003.

All NetBackup OpsCenter Servers

Impact of security vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 on OpsCenter Server - 000125967.

All Platforms

If using custom file paths for progress log, rename file, etc. with the command line utilities, bprestore, bpbackup, etc., consult 000100775 for more information.

  
Install Information Back to top
Get ready for a newer version of NetBackup (8.2)
Procedure Overview:
  
Compatibility between NetBackup versions  for Client Back to top
  • For compatibility between major versions, the latest available release of NetBackup is compatible with media servers and clients that run a release of NetBackup that is up to one major version behind. However, this compatibility ceases to be supported in any configuration once the previous major version has reached its End of Support Life.
    For information on Veritas End of Life Policy, refer to https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116439
  • NetBackup does not support any scenario where a media server or client runs a software release update version that is higher than that of their Master server.
    For more information, refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and the NetBackup Upgrade Guide: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000094423 .
    NetBackup Master Server NetBackup Media Server NetBackup Client
    7.77.07.0
    7.77.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.77.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.77.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.77.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.77.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    7.77.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    7.7.17.07.0
    7.7.17.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.17.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.17.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.17.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.7.17.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    7.7.17.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    7.7.17.7.17.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    7.7.27.07.0
    7.7.27.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.27.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.27.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.27.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.7.27.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    7.7.27.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    7.7.27.7.17.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    7.7.27.7.27.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    7.7.37.07.0
    7.7.37.0.17.0, 7.0.1
    7.7.37.1, 7.1.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x
    7.7.37.5, 7.5.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x
    7.7.37.6, 7.6.0.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x
    7.7.37.6.1, 7.6.1.x7.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x
    7.7.37.77.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7
    7.7.37.7.17.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1
    7.7.37.7.27.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2
    7.7.37.7.37.0, 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.0.x, 7.5, 7.5.0.x, 7.6, 7.6.0.x,7.6.1,7.6.1.x, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3
  • Other general rules for major, minor, and release update compatibility:
    • OpsCenter/OpsCenter Analytics must always be running the same or higher major, minor, release update or maintenance patch as the master servers in the environment.
    • All components (master, media, client, console, and agent) on an individual system must be at the same version.
    • Backup images created under an older version of NetBackup will always be recoverable with a newer version of NetBackup
    • A new feature may not be functional until the master, media and client are updated.
    • Administration Consoles cannot be at an earlier version than the NetBackup server version they connect to via the "change server" functionality in the console
  
Late Breaking News - Available Hot Fixes for Client Back to top
There are no hot fixes available for NetBackup 7.7.3 on this platform.
For known issues on other platforms and issues for which there is not a hot fix, consult the Late Breaking News documentation:
  
Patches for NetBackup for Client Back to top
For download and installation instructions, please go to Veritas Download Center.

  
Patches for Operating System for Client Back to top
Required PatchesThere is no information found for this section.
  
NetBackup Appliances Back to top
  • NetBackup Appliances are Veritas-branded devices offering backup and deduplication solutions for enterprise environments in an appliance form factor. For more information, see the "NetBackup Appliances" page.
NetBackup 5200 Series (Master/Media Server) and 5300 Series (Media Server) Appliances
  • The following tables list NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, the associated NetBackup Appliance software version, and the NetBackup Release version on which it is based. Documentation for NetBackup Appliances is available here. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances is available here.
NetBackup 5300 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5300 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    2.7.353302.7.37.7.3
    2.7.253302.7.27.7.2
    2.7.153302.7.17.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5200 Series Appliance Software Version Based on NetBackup Release
    2.7.35240, 5230, 52202.7.37.7.3
    2.7.25230, 52202.7.27.7.2
    2.7.15230, 52202.7.17.7.1
NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    NetBackup Master/Media Server2.7.15200 SeriesThe Master Server role is only supported on 5200 Series Appliances. Key Management Service (KMS) and NetBackup Access Control (NBAC) are not supported when the Appliance is configured as a Master Server.
    NetBackup Media Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesThe Master Server in the NetBackup domain must be running a version of NetBackup equal to or newer than the NetBackup version on which the appliance is based. Support begins with NetBackup 7.0.1.
    Accelerator (for files and folders)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Accelerator with NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported with NetApp FAS and V series filers.
    For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide" .
    Accelerator with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Auto Image Replication to MSDP/5200 Series or 5300 Series over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Auto Image Replication to MSDP/5200 Series or 5300 Series over Fibre Channel (FC)2.7.35200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Auto Image Replication to PDDO/5000 Series2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesVeritas allows NetBackup Clients to write data directly to NetBackup Storage Server Appliances. The client hosts the deduplication plug-in that deduplicates the backup data. The plug-in sends only unique segments to the Storage Server, reducing network traffic and distributing CPU load. For the list of supported clients, see the "Deduplication Supported Operating Systems" section of the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Copilot for Oracle2.7.15230, 5240, 5330For more information on this feature, see the "NetBackup Copilot for Oracle Configuration Guide" .
    Fibre Transport Media Server2.7.15220, 5230, 5240, 5330Supported with 8 Gb HBAs in NetBackup 5220, 5230, 5240, 5330, and 5340 Appliances.
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with VMware-type policies2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupport for VMware-type backup policies with Application Protection options enabled for Exchange or SharePoint.
    Instant Recovery for VMware2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupport for restoring virtual machines with Instant Recovery is described in the "NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide" . For details on supported platforms for instant recovery restore hosts, see "Support for NetBackup 7.x and 8.x in virtual environments" .
    Key Management Service (KMS)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesWith version 2.6 and later, KMS is supported with Appliances configured as either a Master or a Media Server. With a NetBackupCLI administrator account in the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu, an Appliance Master Server can administrate KMS with tape devices connected to itself or another NetBackup Appliance. Regenerating the data encryption key is the only supported method of recovering KMS on an Appliance Master Server.

    With versions earlier than 2.6, KMS is only supported when the Appliance is configured as a Media Server, and a non-Appliance Master Server is required to administrate KMS with devices connected to a NetBackup Appliance.
    Media Server Encryption Option (MSEO)  There are no plans to support this feature.
    NetBackup Access Control (NBAC)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported when the Appliance is configured as a Media Server only. Not supported when the Appliance is configured as a Master Server.
    NDMP2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    NetBackup Cluster  There are no plans to support this feature.
    NetBackup OpenStorage Cloud and Third-Party Plug-in Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported plug-ins are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the OST Cloud and OST Storage Servers Vendor Compatibility sections.

    For instructions on installing vendor plug-in packages on the NetBackup Appliances, refer to the "Installing OpenStorage plugin" section in the "Veritas NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide" .
    OpsCenter2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    OpsCenter Managed Server2.7.15200 Series, 5300 Series 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) over Ethernet2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported from 5200/5300 Series to 5000 Series (MSDP to PDDO) and from 5200/5300 Series to 5200/5300 Series (MSDP to MSDP).
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) over Fibre Channel (FC)2.7.1
    2.7.3
    5200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported from 5200/5300 Series to 5000 Series (MSDP to PDDO).
    Supported from 5200/5300 Series to 5200/5300 Series (MSDP to MSDP) with versions 2.7.3 or later.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesNetBackup Appliance version 2.0 or later/NetBackup 7.1 or later is recommended for Optimized Synthetics support.
    Tape Drive Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape drives are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Tape Drives Vendor Compatibility section. Shared Storage Option (SSO) is supported.
    Tape Library Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported tape libraries are listed with the notes "This library is also supported with NetBackup 5200 Series and 5300 Series Appliances" in the Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure robots and tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
    Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Support2.7.15200 Series, 5300 SeriesSupported VTLs are listed in the "Support with NetBackup Appliance" tables shown in the Virtual Tape Libraries Vendor Compatibility section. Use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard within the NetBackup Adminstration Console to configure VTLs and emulated tape drives on the NetBackup Appliance.
NetBackup 5000 Series Appliances (Deduplication)
  • The following table lists NetBackup 5000 Series release versions, the Appliance models supported with each version, and the equivalent Deduplication Appliance software versions. The latest 5000 Series documentation can be found at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002833. Late breaking news related to NetBackup Appliances can be found at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000010279.
NetBackup 5000 Series - Supported Versions
    NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Release Supported NetBackup Appliance Models NetBackup 5000 Series Appliance Software Version
    1.4.55030, 5020 6.6.5
  • The following table lists NetBackup 5000 Series supported functionality and indicates the Appliance software version at which that functionality was first supported.
NetBackup 5000 Series - Supported Functionality
    Functionality Minimum Appliance Release Supported Appliance Models Notes
    Accelerator (for files and folders)1.4.55030, 5020 
    Auto Image Replication1.4.55030, 5020 
    Call Home1.4.55030, 5020 
    Client Deduplication / Client Direct over Ethernet1.4.55030, 5020Veritas allows NetBackup Clients to write data directly to NetBackup Storage Server Appliances. The client hosts the deduplication plug-in that deduplicates the backup data. The plug-in sends only unique segments to the Storage Server, reducing network traffic and distributing CPU load. For the list of supported clients, see the "Deduplication Supported Operating Systems" section of the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .
    Fibre Channel support for PDDO1.4.55030, 5020 
    Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)1.4.55030, 5020 
    Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support1.4.55030, 5020 
    NetBackup OST Storage Server1.4.55030, 5020Supported OpenStorage functionality and Media Server platforms are listed in the OST Storage Servers section of OST Secondary Storage Solutions.
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup)1.4.55030, 5020 
    Optimized Duplication (Opt_Dup) from PDDO to MSDP1.4.55030, 5020Supported from 5000 Series to 5200/5300 Series.
    Optimized Synthetics (Opt_Synth)1.4.55030, 5020 
    PureDisk Remote Office Appliance1.4.55030, 5020Supported clients: Apple Mac OS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP-UX, IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Solaris. Supported application agents: Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Oracle. For specific versions see the "NetBackup PureDisk 6.6.1 Compatibility List" .
    Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)1.4.55030, 5020 
  
NetBackup Self Service Back to top
  • Veritas NetBackup Self Service offers large enterprises and service providers a single store front for all backup and recovery service offerings. Customers and business users can perform self-service backup and restore operations using intuitive, custom-designed interface themes. A single instance supports the registration of multiple tenants or business units to allow secure separation between clients. Codeless, visually-designed forms and process workflows cater to most self-service needs. Service Level Agreement (SLA) measurement, notification, chargeback, and reporting make it easy to manage the service.
    Self Service Versions NetBackup Versions
    NetBackup 7.7 Self ServiceNetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7.2[1]
    NetBackup 7.7.3 Self ServiceNetBackup 7.6.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.1
    NetBackup 7.6.1.2
    NetBackup 7.7
    NetBackup 7.7.1
    NetBackup 7.7.2
    NetBackup 7.7.3[2]
  
Software Compatibility List (SCL) for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup is supported on all editions (Advanced, Base, DC, etc.) and on all vendor GA updates (n.1, n.2, etc.) or service packs (SP1, SP2, etc.) unless stated otherwise in the tables below.
CentOS - NetBackup Client
    OS CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Client NetBackup Bits NBAC SAN Client Minimum NetBackup Level
    CentOS 6x86-6464Y[1]64 Y7.1
Footnotes
  • 1. CentOS 6 Update 8 and later are supported from NetBackup 7.7.3.
  
SAN Media Server/SAN Client/FT Media Server for Client Back to top
  • • Unless otherwise noted the minimum NetBackup level for SAN Client support is NetBackup 6.5 GA.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Media Server
  • SAN media servers are NetBackup media servers that back up their own data. SAN media servers cannot back up data that resides on other clients. SAN media servers are useful for certain situations. For example, a SAN media server is useful if the data volume consumes so much network bandwidth that it affects your network negatively.
    • Enables LAN-free data protection with high performance access to shared resources.
    • Can share tape resources with NetBackup Master and Media Servers.
    • Can only back itself up, not other clients.
    • Software is installed stand-alone on each cluster node and linked to the virtual host via an application cluster.
    • When you define a backup policy for a SAN media server, add only the SAN media server as the client.
    • The NetBackup Shared Storage Option is able to use NetBackup SAN media servers.
    • There is no platform restriction regarding SAN Media Servers - any Media Server can be a SAN Media Server. The only difference is in the license authentication mechanism. Application and DB Agents are supported with the SAN Media Server.
  • SAN style backups via SAN Client
  • A NetBackup SAN client is a NetBackup client on which the Fibre Transport service is activated. The SAN client is similar to the SAN media server that is used for the Shared Storage Option; it backs up its own data. However, the SAN client is based on the smaller NetBackup client installation package, so it has fewer administration requirements and uses fewer system resources.
    • It connects to a NetBackup media server over Fibre Channel.
    • The NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service manages the connectivity and the data transfers for the FT pipe on the SAN clients. The SAN client FT service also discovers FT target mode devices on the NetBackup media servers and notifies the FT Service Manager about them.
    • Requires SAN connectivity with a Media Server running Fibre Transport Services (reference additional information below in regards to the FT Media Server).

    SAN client does not support the following types of backup:
    • SharePoint
    • Enterprise Vault
    • Exchange DAG or CCR backups through a passive node of an Exchange cluster
    • All other application and database agents are supported with the SAN Client.

    Note: SAN client does support the use of FlashBackup but all restores from FlashBackup backups will use the LAN connection, not the SAN connection.
  • SAN client and NetBackup Deduplication
  • • SAN Client is a NetBackup optional feature that provides high speed backups and restores of NetBackup clients. Fibre Transport is the name of the NetBackup high-speed data transport method that is part of the SAN Client feature. The backup and restore traffic occurs over a SAN.
    • SAN clients can be used with the deduplication option; however, the deduplication must occur on the media server, not the client. Configure the media server to be both a deduplication storage server (or load balancing server) and an FT media server. The SAN client backups are then sent over the SAN to the deduplication server/FT media server host. At that media server, the backup stream is deduplicated.
    • Do not enable client deduplication on SAN Clients. The data processing for deduplication is incompatible with the high-speed transport method of Fibre Transport. Client-side deduplication relies on two-way communication over the LAN with the media server. A SAN client streams the data to the FT media server at a high rate over the SAN.
  • FT Media Server
  • A NetBackup FT media server is a NetBackup media server on which the Fibre Transport services are activated. NetBackup FT media servers accept connections from SAN clients and send data to the storage units. The host bus adapters (HBAs) that accept connections from the SAN clients use a special NetBackup target mode driver to process FT traffic. The media server FT service controls data flow, processes SCSI commands, and manages data buffers for the server side of the FT pipe. It also manages the target mode driver for the host bus adaptors.
  
System Requirements for Client Back to top
NetBackup Binary Size
    Approximate binary size of the NetBackup client software for an initial install.
    OS - All Versions CPU Architecture 32-bit client 64-bit client Notes
    CentOSx86-64 1102MBMedia server or client compatibility only.
Client Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    CentOS 6x86-64512 MB
Temporary Disk Space Requirement for Install or Upgrade
    After downloading the software, temporary disk space is required for the installation process on almost all platforms. For local installs or remote (push) installs using the rsh or ssh method, you may designate where this temporary space is located via use of environment variables, NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR on the client. NB_TMPDIR is used if set, TMPDIR next if set, otherwise /tmp. For ftp or sftp remote installs, the client software is moved to /tmp on the client and during the install environment variables NB_TMPDIR or TMPDIR are used as mentioned previously. For details, consult the Installation Guide.

    For local installs, you will need approximately 486 MBs of temporary disk space during the install.

    For remote installs, you will need approximately 1267 MBs for placement of the client software and, then, for the install.

    If using Live Update, you will need 4.5 GBs of temporary disk space. The location of the temporary disk space is designated in the 'workdir' setting in the /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file with /tmp being the default.
Valid Characters in Host Names Requirement
    NetBackup requires host names to comply with RFC-1123, meaning only ASCII characters "a" thru "z", case insensitive, and digits "0" thru "9" and the hyphen character.
  
Bare Metal Restore File System/Volume Manager Support for Client Back to top
  • Listed in the table below are the available File Systems and Logical Volume Managers compatible with Bare Metal Restore 7.7 through 7.7.x. Support is conditional according to the published notes corresponding to the individual OS platforms.

    The table below contains scenarios that have been thoroughly tested with NetBackup. Due to the number of combinations, it is not possible to test all combinations for compatibility. If a particular scenario is not listed, it may work fine, but has not been explicitly tested by Veritas.

    Minimum NetBackup Level
    The information in this column is the minimum level of NetBackup that must be installed on the BMR Client to support the associated OS platform.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008” or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012” or "Windows Server 2012 R2" it is implied that Foundation Edition, Essentials Edition, Standard Edition, and Datacenter Edition are supported.
    OS File Systems Volume Managers Striping, Mirroring, RAID Minimum NetBackup Level Notes
    CentOS 6 (x64)EXT2, EXT3, EXT4Native Partitioning, Native LVMStriping, Mirroring, MultiDevices all layouts7.71. Support for Linux multidevices is limited, and BMR may not restore some configurations exactly.
    2. If the root file system is created on a Linux multidevice, when performing a dissimilar disk restore you must map the root file system and retain the original level (for example, if the original level is RAID-1 the mapped file system must also be RAID-1). If the level is changed, the kernel may panic and the system may not recover.
    3. Supports recovery of non-root filesystems via Linux Native Multi-pathing.
  • Acronyms
    LDM - Logical Disk Manager
    LVM - Logical Volume Manager
    SFW - Storage Foundation for Windows
    SRT - Shared Resource Tool
    SVM - Solaris Volume Manager
    VxFS - Veritas File System
    VxVM - Veritas Volume Manager
  
Virtual Systems Compatibility for Client Back to top
  • This Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment document describes the extent of support for NetBackup within a virtual environment. Ideally, every NetBackup configuration supported in a traditional physical environment would also be supported in any virtual environment without qualification. While that is our mission, it is not always possible.

    Therefore, the purpose of this document is to:
    • Clarify differences between NetBackup support in physical vs. virtual environments
    • Describe general guidelines for support in virtual environments
    • Describe impact upon specific NetBackup components: clients, servers, options, etc.
    • Provide references to related information
VMware Compatibility
  • Virtual Systems Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    • NetBackup supports all vendor patches like (U3a, U3b, etc.) unless otherwise noted.
    NetBackup Versions VDDK Versions vSphere Versions vCloud Director Versions Backup/Restore Host Versions
    7.7.3
    6.0vSphere 6.5, 6.5 U1
    vSphere 6.0, 6.0 U1, 6.0 U2, 6.0 U3
    vSphere 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3
    vSphere 5.1, 5.1 U1, 5.1 U2, 5.1 U3

    For supported vCenter and ESXi versions and additional information, see the VMware VDDK 6.0 release notes URL below.
    5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.5.5, 5.5.6
    5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
    Service Provider Versions: 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.10, 8.20, 9.0
    5.6.5, 5.6.4, 5.6.3
    All 64 bit only:
    Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0, 6.6
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, 11.3
  • Note the following:
    • VMware version information can also be obtained from the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix and is subject to change by VMware. For the latest information, see the following:
    http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php
    • NetBackup supports installation of the backup host in a virtual machine (VMware "hotadd"). The guest operating systems that NetBackup supports for hotadd are the same as the above.
    • For the Linux VMware backup host or restore host, locales other than UTF-8 are not supported.
    • NetBackup 7.7 and later supports VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)
    • NetBackup 7.6.1.1 and later supports vSphere 5.5 Update 3b and later.
    • NetBackup supports all triple-dot versions of VMware vCloud Director, unless otherwise noted.
    • Install "VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201511001 (2137545)" for consistent backups. This ESX patch is mandatory, according to VMware, to fix the data loss situation reported in VMware KB article 2136854.
    For more information about the cause and the resolution of this issue, see: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854
Hyper-V Servers Compatibility
  • Hyper-V is supported on Microsoft Windows Server Editions which are compatible with NetBackup Client. Refer to Operating System Compatibility table for details.
    Hyper-V Servers Compatibility - Reference Article: TECH127089 Statement of Support for NetBackup in a Virtual Environment: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177
    Note:
    • NetBackup Client must be installed on the Hyper-V server
    • Master and Media Server platform support as supported by the appropriate NBU release
    NetBackup Versions Hyper-V Server Versions System Center Virtual Machine Manager Versions Comments
    7.7.3
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U1
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U2
    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 U3
    Hyper-V Server 2012
    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
    Hyper-V Server 2008SP2
    NetBackup Add-In and Hyper-V Intelligent Policy for
    • SCVMM 2012 R2
    • SCVMM 2012 R2 Rollup 1 through 8
    • Hyper-V Intelligent Policy supported only for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (and associated updates)
    • Hyper-V Intelligent Policy integration with SCVMM
    • VHD and VHDX support
    • Added support for SAN client for Hyper-V cluster. Valid only for Hyper-V intelligent policy
  • NetBackup support for Hyper-V Limitations:
    1.VMs must reside on the NTFS file system (ReFS or NTFS Deduplication is not supported).
    2.Block-level incremental backup is not supported.
    3.VMs residing on SMB 3.0 are not supported
    4.VMs residing on 4K Native (4Kn) drives are not supported.
    5.File-level recovery from a Hyper-V backup is not supported in any of the following cases:
    • The files inside a VM reside in a Resilient File System (ReFS) volume.
    • The files inside a VM reside in an NTFS deduplicated volume.
    6.Backup of Hyper-V Guest using shared VHDX are not supported.
  
Client Selections for Backup Policies for Client Back to top
  • The information in the Client Selection column of the table below is the client type that should be selected when installing NetBackup as a client on the Operating System/Version and Architecture listed in this table.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2" it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012","Windows Server 2012 R2" or "Windows Server 2016" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
    OS CPU Architecture NetBackup 7.7 Client Selection
    CentOS 6x86-64Linux,RedHat2.6.18
  
Snapshot Client - General Information for Client Back to top
  • This section contains Snapshot Client compatibility information for Veritas NetBackup 7.7.x. It covers NetBackup Server (which includes Enterprise Server and Server), Client, and Snapshot Client.
  • Veritas supports standard unaltered kernel/Operating System levels. Should an issue arise on a revised kernel, Operating System, or virtual system environment, Veritas support may request the recreation of the problem with the standard operating environment distribution.
  • Veritas InfoScale / Storage Foundation Compatibility
  • Veritas InfoScale/Storage Foundation file system and volume manager are supported as the Snapshot Client stack based on Operating System requirements of the InfoScale/Storage Foundation product. For specific OS compatibility information regarding InfoScale/Storage Foundation, please see "Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT)".
  • FlashBackup policy limitation: The NetBackup FlashBackup policy is not supported on Veritas File System (VxFS) layout versions 8 and beyond, versions 7 and earlier are supported.
  • Third-Party Products
  • When a problem may be related to product(s) from a third-party vendor with whom Veritas has a cooperative or collaborative relationship on such product(s), then Veritas will work with that vendor in an attempt to resolve the problem, but resolution is not guaranteed. When Veritas does not have such a support relationship in place with the third-party vendor, or when the vendor ceases to support such product(s), then our ability to support Veritas Licensed Software operating with such vendor's product(s) may be limited, affected, or prevented (and such third party product(s) may cease to be part of Veritas-supported configuration(s)). Veritas support may be limited by the hardware or software vendor due to their support lifecycle. Should a vendor announce End of Support for a product, Veritas support may be limited.
  • Oracle Agent Support
  • Oracle ASM Environment is not supported.
Snapshot Client - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptionsFor details on supported operating systems, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" .

    1. Where support is shown for "Windows Server" it also means that the other editions of Windows Server and Windows Storage Server are supported, unless noted otherwise. Windows Server 2008 Core Installation is not supported as a NetBackup Media Server. Windows 2012 Core and 2012 R2 Core are supported as a NetBackup Media Server.
  
Encryption and Security Solutions for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is compatible with all disk storage units (DSU), tape drives, tape libraries, and virtual tape libraries supported by NetBackup.
  • Note: Any DSU type supported by NetBackup can be used with client encryption, although encryption prevents deduplication by Media Server Dedupe, OpenStorage devices, or VTLs.
  • NetBackup Client Encryption is supported on all NetBackup client platforms except NetWare and OpenVMS, and is not supported with BMR or SAN client.
Symantec Security Information Manager
  • NetBackup Client is supported with Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM) v4.8 and later.
  
File System Compatibility for Client Back to top
  • NetBackup supports backing up file data on all POSIX compliant file systems. The table below represents the platform configurations that have been tested for compatibility with ACLs and other extended attributes. Unless otherwise noted in the table below, ACLs and other extended attributes are not supported.

    NetBackup has improved its integration with the Veritas File System (VxFS) product to ensure interoperability on all compatible VxFS versions. If you run a VxFS version that is older than VxFS 4.0 then you need to install new VxFS libraries on the client to back up the systems that run VxFS. You can search and download the appropriate VxFS libraries to your system from Patch Central on the Veritas Support Web site. See, https://sort.veritas.com/patch/finder.

    Note :
    • For Linux Operating Systems, the backup and restore of extended attributes set by the chattr command on XFS, ZFS, BTRFS etc. is not supported
    • Cross platform restore of extended attributes is not supported.
    File System ACL Other Extended Attributes or Named Data Streams Notes / Exceptions
    Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, VxFSYesYes- Support for file system compression on VxFS requires Storage Foundation 6.0.1 or later. Please check Storage Foundation Release Notes for Operating System levels.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Web Browser Requirements Back to top
    Web Browser Versions Notes
    Microsoft Internet Explorer- 7.x, 8.x, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - IE 7.0 and later versions may display a security certificate warning page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling security certificate warnings permanently from browsers" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - It may not be possible to view reports, jobs, or audit data when exporting from IE 9.0. Alternatively, IE 9.0 may show a "Internet Explorer Cannot Download" error when exporting reports, jobs, or auditing data from OpsCenter.
    - Reference "Exporting OpsCenter reports or data with IE 9.0" instructions in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - Extra steps are required to access the OpsCenter console using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 on a 32-bit Windows computer. For more information, see "About web browser considerations" in the NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
    - NetBackup 7.7.2 and later support OpsCenter with IE 11
    - The NetBackup OpsCenter Administrator's Guide and other Guides are available by selecting the appropriate NetBackup version link at http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214
    Mozilla Firefox- 3.0, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 9.0.1 and above for OpsCenter 7.0 to 7.5.
    - 15.0 and later versions for OpsCenter 7.6 and later.
    - 32-bit and 64-bit
    - Mozilla Firefox may display an Untrusted Connection page when you access OpsCenter. Reference "Disabling the Untrusted Connection page in Mozilla Firefox" instructions in the Veritas OpsCenter Administrator's Guide.
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Backup Product Support Back to top
  • There are two OpsCenter products: Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter and Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter Analytics.

    OpsCenter does not require any license and is included with the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server products. OpsCenter provides single deployment configuration and user interface for monitoring, alerting, and reporting functionality. It provides monitoring, management and administration capabilities for NetBackup as well as operational reporting for other products as designated in the following table.

    OpsCenter Analytics is the licensed version of OpsCenter. In addition to the features available in the unlicensed OpsCenter version, Analytics offers report customization, chargeback reporting and support for third-party data protection products as designated in the following table. The primary objectives of this product are to help organizations assess their compliance with business standards, e.g., service level agreements, and assist in effective business planning, e.g., future backup requirements via backup trend analysis.

    Listed in the table below are the backup and archiving products and versions supported by OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics.
    Backup Product Version Support Level Analytics License Required
    Veritas NetBackup7.7 and higher versionsAll supported NetBackup platforms by Remote Agent.
    Native OpsCenter agent for Windows 2008 (SP2 and R2) and Solaris 10 and 11.
    No
    Veritas NetBackup ApplianceSee NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List for Appliance support information.
    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000025228
    Data collection happens automatically by NBSLNo
    Veritas NetBackup PureDisk6.2, 6.2.2, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.1.2, 6.6, 6.6.0.1, 6.6.0.2, 6.6.0.3, 6.6.1, 6.6.1.2, 6.6.3a, 6.6.5PureDisk supported platform (PDOS) by the OpsCenter integrated Agent. You do not need a separate Agent to collect data from PureDisk. You can use the inbuilt Agent of the OpsCenter Server for data collection.
    To create or configure the data collector, select the Agent that is installed as Integrated Agent.
    No
  
NetBackup OpsCenter Operating System Requirements Back to top
NetBackup OpsCenter Physical Memory Requirement
    OS/Version CPU Architecture Minimum Memory Requirement
    CentOS 6x86-648 GB
Valid Characters in Host Names Requirement
    NetBackup OpsCenter requires host names to comply with RFC-1123, meaning only ASCII characters "a" thru "z", case insensitive, and digits "0" thru "9" and the hyphen character.
  
NetBackup Administration Consoles Back to top
  • The NetBackup Java Administration Console is an interface to configure and manage NetBackup installed on the same machine. The interface can run on any NetBackup Java-capable system.

    The Backup Archive and Restore (BAR) console is an interface to the NetBackup client. The Backup, Archive, and Restore utility performs backups and archives for the system on which it is installed and restores for this system and other clients.

    For information on how to install the consoles mentioned above reference the NetBackup Installation Guides. And for information on usage reference the NetBackup Administrator's Guides.

    The table below is a list of the platforms that support the NetBackup-Java Administration Console and the Backup Archive and Restore Interface.
    Note: If a supported NetBackup client is not listed in the table below the client is supported for backup and restore, but it does not support any of the available graphical interfaces.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2008" or "Windows Server 2008 R2", it is implied that Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2012" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
  • Where support is shown for "Windows Server 2016" it is implied that Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Essentials Edition, and Foundation Edition are supported.
    OS CPU Architecture NetBackup-Java Administration Console Backup, Archive, and Restore Interface
    CentOS 6x64YY
  
NetBackup in the Cloud Back to top
  • NetBackup now supports cloud-based Master Servers and Media Servers as part of extending data protection into workloads in the cloud. For more information, see the "360 Data Management" page.
NetBackup in the Cloud - Considerations
    Subject Notes
    Support assumptions1. NetBackup is supported on any cloud infrastructure environment that meets NetBackup's minimum resource requirements. For details on operating systems supported by NetBackup, please refer to the "NetBackup 7.7 - 7.7.x Operating System Software Compatibility List" . For details on NetBackup minimum resource requirements, please refer to the "NetBackup Installation Guide" .
    2. Veritas does not certify the cloud compute layer or the cloud block storage layer. They are assumed to work as similar physical resources do.
    3. NetBackup-certified cloud object storage support is listed in the vendor tables in the OST Cloud section of this HCL.
    4. NetBackup deployment templates are available for some operating systems and cloud infrastructure solutions. Supported templates are listed in the vendor tables below. For a quicker and easier NetBackup deployment, Veritas recommends using the template rather than doing a manual NetBackup installation.
NetBackup in the Cloud - Links to Solution Information
  • NetBackup is supported on any cloud infrastructure environment that meets NetBackup's minimum resource requirements. Solution briefs have been created for the cloud infrastructures listed in the table below.
NetBackup in the Cloud - Deployment Templates
Amazon
  • This solution deploys a NetBackup Master or Media Server in an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance, using the AWS CloudFormation feature.
Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for NetBackup
    Operating System NetBackup template file NetBackup Master Server support NetBackup Media Server support Supported Locales / Regions
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2Link to the AWS CloudFormation NetBackup 7.7.3 AMI template fileYesYesAsia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), South America (Sao Paulo), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon)
  
NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans Back to top
  • Veritas is committed to providing the best possible data protection experience for NetBackup customers on the widest variety of platforms, operating systems, databases, applications, and hardware. Veritas is continuously reviewing NetBackup's support of these items to ensure the proper balance of supporting their General Availability release, the very latest versions of new software, hardware and introducing new features and functionality and maintaining support for existing and older versions of these products and NetBackup functionality. While Veritas is continually adding support for new features, platforms, operating systems, and applications, it may be also necessary to improve, replace, or remove support in NetBackup for lesser used, older features, functionality, software, OS, databases, applications, integration with other products, and hardware that are no longer supported or nearing their end of support life from the manufacturer from NetBackup Compatibility Lists.

    To better help its customers to plan for these upcoming changes to the support status of these items in NetBackup, Veritas will provide advanced notification as soon as possible as listed below. Veritas intends to list the older product functionality, features, hardware, OS, and 3rd party software products that will no longer be supported in the next release of NetBackup. If possible, these items are listed at least six months before that release.

    The information below lists certain features, functionality, 3rd-party and Veritas products, applications, databases, and OS/Platforms for which Veritas intends to replace with newer and improved functionality, or in some cases, discontinue without replacement. The last release of NetBackup to proliferate support of the item is provided. Technotes in the Notes column contain additional details about available replacement options. Where a major, minor or release update version is specified, the feature or platform is supported through the last Maintenance Update (patch) of that release. Where 'All' is specified, it is supported for all versions or variations of the family of the relevant or supported platforms.

    Check this site frequently for updated information for NetBackup. If an item listed below will cause significant business impacts, contact your Veritas Sales Account Team. Please note that the official NetBackup Support Lifecycle for your existing NetBackup product version won't be affected or altered in any way. For the official Veritas Support Lifecycle Policy of all NetBackup versions, see https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/terms/support-fundamentals.html.

    Information in the following table contains plans starting with NetBackup 7.5. For information concerning no longer supported platforms, consult the following section of the report.

    Information in the following table was last updated on 2018-01-08.
    Date Added/Modified Feature/Functionality/OS/Platform NetBackup Area OS/Platform OS/Platform Version CPU Architecture Last Supported Release Notes
    2017-05-25Pre-7.7 backlevel administration with the Java GUIMaster Server, Media Server, ClientAllAllAll8.0Pre-7.7 versions were EOSL Febuary 1, 2017. The 8.0 Windows remote administration console can be installed if needing to administer pre-7.7 NetBackup servers or perform backups/restores of pre-7.7 clients.
    2017-05-19Remote (push) installations of UNIX/Linux clients using ftpMaster Server, ClientAll UNIX and LinuxAllAll8.0Use the sftp method as the alternative. Push install from the administration console is being changed to use ssh.
    2017-05-19Remote (push) installations of UNIX/Linux clients using rshMaster Server, ClientAll UNIX and LinuxAllAll8.0Use the ssh method as the alternative. Push install from the administration console is being changed to use ssh as well.
    2017-04-19NetBackup High Availability (HA) Media ServerMedia ServerAllAllAll8.0HA Media Server was End of Life for new installs with NetBackup 7.7 and only upgrades from 6.5 were supported.  This will now continue the EOL for HA Media Server with regards to upgraded HA Media Server moving forward with the Jasper release. NetBackup Media Server App_Clusters will not be impacted. NetBackup HA Appliances are not impacted.
    2017-04-19DB2 versions 9.1, 9.5, 9.7 & 10.1NetBackup for DB2AllAllAll8.0 
    2017-03-14Replication Director for EMC VNXReplication DirectorAllAllAll8.0 
    2016-01-11BMR - XenServer supportClientAllAllAll7.7.3 
  
End of Life (EOL) announcement and platforms no longer supported by NetBackup Back to top
  • Support has been dropped for the following OS Versions/Architectures in the 7.7.x versions of NetBackup.

    OS/Version CPU Architecture OS Bits NetBackup Last NetBackup Release Supported
    SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 10x86-6464Client, Master and Media Server7.7
    Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux)x86-6464Client, Master and Media Server7.7.1
    Apple Mac OS Xx86-6464Client7.7.1
    FreeBSDx86-6464Client7.7.1
    Oracle Linuxx86-6464Master7.7.1
  
Documentation Back to top