Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (5.3)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS

About VxUpdate

Veritas introduces VxUpdate as the replacement for LiveUpdate. The main component of VxUpdate is the new deployment policy that serves as a client upgrade tool. With the release of VxUpdate, Veritas no longer supports LiveUpdate.

With support for policies, Veritas provides a simplified tool for client upgrades. No additional external tools are required and the configuration is in a familiar policy-based format, similar to a backup policy. Signed packages are verified and installed into the VxUpdate repository on the primary server. Once the packages are installed, they become available for use with deployment policies. Additionally, you can use the deployment policies to automate the installation of emergency engineering binaries, as provided by Veritas.


You can only cancel queued deployment jobs. Once a VxUpdate job enters the active state it cannot be canceled.

The deployment policies are not located with the other policies in the NetBackup Administrative Console. Deployment policies are located in the NetBackup Administration Console under Deployment Management > Deployment Policies.

To successfully create and use deployment policies, Veritas recommends:




Additional information


Populate the NetBackup repository

See VxUpdate repository management.


Create the deployment policy

See Deployment policy management.


(Optional) Manually run the upgrade from the primary server or the client

See Manually initiating upgrades from the primary server using VxUpdate.

See Manually initiating upgrades from the client using VxUpdate.