Netbackup 7 First Availability (FA) Released

Symantec released the Netbackup 7 First Availability (FA) code yesterday!

More info about the FA code (which is the same as the General Availability or GA code) can be found here:

There is a link at the bottom to sign up for the FA program, although since now that it’s already released I don’t know how they are handling signups that are new. We should see the GA release announcement soon!

Here’s some information regarding Netbackup 7: = Back-Level Media Server and Client Versions that are Supported

New Features of Netbackup 7 – Taken from the FA Release Notes

Symantec NetBackup increase the scalability and functionality of NetBackup for its large enterprise customers. The following list highlights some of the major features that comprise NetBackup 7.0

Integrated deduplication:

■ Client deduplication

■ Media server deduplication 


■ Convergence of NOM and VBR

■ Improved ease-of-use

■ Additional base reporting functionality

■ Direct upgrade path

■ Expanded and simplified deployment

OpsCenter Analytics:

■ Turnkey operation to enable advanced, business reporting

■ Improved reporting features

NetBackup for VMware:

■ Fully integrated with VMware vStorage APIs

■ New VM and file recovery from incremental backups

■ New recovery wizard

■ Tighter vCenter integration

Guided application recovery for Oracle databases

New database agents and enhancements to existing agents:

■ Exchange 2010 support

■ Windows 7/2008R2 client support

■ Support all Enterprise Vault 8.0 databases using the Enterprise Vault Agent including the Fingerprint database, FSA Reporting database, and Auditing database

Enterprise Vault 8.0 support for granular quiescence

Enterprise Vault Migrator is now included with NetBackup

Enhancements to the NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent

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:

■ HP-UX 11.31 IA BMR master server support for NetBackup 7.0

■ BMR WINPE 2.1 support

■ Java user interface support on RHEL 5 systems

■ NetBackup Support Utility (nbsu) enhancements

A Little About Netbackup Deduplication (From the Netbackup 7 FA Release Notes):

NetBackup now provides integrated data deduplication within NetBackup. You do not have to use the separate PureDisk interface to deduplicate data. You use NetBackup interfaces to install, configure, and manage storage, servers, backups, and deduplication. Symantec packaged PureDisk into a modular engine, and NetBackup uses the PureDisk Deduplication Engine (PDDE) to deduplicate backup data.

You can use NetBackup deduplication at 2 points in the backup process:

■ On a NetBackup client. The NetBackup client deduplicates its own data and then sends it directly to a storage server, bypassing media server processing. Because unique data segments only are transferred, this option reduces network load.

■ On a media server. NetBackup clients send their backups to a NetBackup media server, which deduplicates the backup data. The media server writes the data to the storage and manages the deduplicated data.

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I have over 18 years helping small to large enterprise businesses nationwide with their enterprise storage, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and system virtualization solutions. He holds numerous storage and virtualization certifications and has personally delivered over 300 complex enterprise solution implementations. He has been privileged to speak at various national events on the topics of datacenter virtualization, end-user virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure and disaster recovery.

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