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NetVault Plug-in for SQL Server 11.2 - Release Notes

Resolved issues

Corrected an issue to prevent the plug-in from generating duplicate backups of databases when multiple instances are selected.


Corrected an issue that caused the plug-in to fail login acceptance for default All Instances when the NetVault Backup client was set to Japanese or French language.


Known issues

SQL Server® 2005 SP2 is required for Windows Server® 2008 (32/64-bit): For more information, see

If SP2 is not installed, you might encounter errors when performing differential backups using either the Virtual Device Interface [VDI] or VSS backup methods as described in this article,

17108 (MSG‑321)

Restoring SQL Server Instances with filestream data fails if the database name is changed or relocated: If the database contains filestream data or files and you rename or relocate the database during the restore, an error message appears and the restore fails. On VSS-based restores, the message is “File <filestreamGroupName> cannot be restored to <originalFilestreamGroupDirectory>. Use WITH MOVE to identify a valid location for the file.”

17196 (MSG‑402)

If you use the Copy Database Files to Target Directory feature, restoring database files from VSS-based backups that contain filestream data does not retain folder structure: Restoring a VSS-based backup of a database that contained sub-folders restores all files to the same folder, that is, the directory structure is “flattened.” Because the folder structure of the database is not recreated, a file-activation error appears when you try to access the database.

17200 (MSG‑406)

As noted in the user's guide, the plug-in always uses the MTF format for the Media Format during VSS Restores option if the backup target is tape-based.

29778, 29928

On a Virtual Client, the plug-in logs in to each instance listed under the All Instances node when you run a backup job, even if you are not backing up all the listed instances.


When you select Create New for the Selections field during creation of a backup job, the plug-in might erase all settings for the Default Backup Options item. If you have backup jobs that were set up using the Default Backup Options selection, subsequent runs of the jobs might fail.

Workaround: Enter the settings for the Default Backup Options item, or create and assign a new set to jobs that previously used Default Backup Options.


Backup jobs of an AlwaysOn Availability Group fails if the plug-in fails to start on one node, even if nothing needs to be backed up in the node.


The backup and restore job fails, if the database files are located on the shares or on directories as mount points.

This configuration is not supported by Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for SQL Server.


If you upgrade to SQL Server 2012 or later, you can create a database by restoring a backup that was created using SQL Server 2005 or later; however, you cannot restore backups of master, model, or msdb.


System requirements

Before installing Plug‑in for SQL Server 11.2, ensure that your system meets the requirements outlined in the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide available at

Upgrade and compatibility

Plug‑in for SQL Server® 11.2 requires NetVault Backup 10.0 or later. For complete supported-platform information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide.

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