Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.1)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.1 Upgrade Guide
    2. About changes in NetBackup 8.1.1
      1.  
        About MSDP changes in 8.1.1
      2.  
        About certificate requirements for NetBackup 8.1
      3.  
        SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
    3.  
      Potential required changes for NetApp clusters
    4.  
      About automatic file changes from an upgrade
    5.  
      Errors when Bare Metal Restore information is replicated using Auto Image Replication
    6.  
      Known catalog backup limitation
    7.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    8.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    9.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
    10.  
      About the NetBackup preinstall checker
  2. Planning for an upgrade
    1.  
      About planning a NetBackup 8.1.1 upgrade
    2.  
      How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.1
    3.  
      Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
    4.  
      Special guidelines for AIX master servers
    5.  
      MSDP changes in NetBackup 8.1
    6.  
      About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
  3. Master server upgrade
    1.  
      About master server upgrades
    2.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.1.1
    3.  
      Performing local, remote, or clustered server upgrades on Windows systems
    4.  
      Performing silent upgrades on Windows systems
    5.  
      Upgrading UNIX/Linux server software to NetBackup 8.1.1
    6.  
      Post-install procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.1.1
    7. About mounting the NetBackup software media
      1.  
        Mounting NetBackup software media on UNIX or Linux systems
    8.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    9.  
      Completing your system update after an upgrade
  4. Media server upgrade
    1.  
      Upgrading NetBackup media servers to NetBackup 8.1.1
  5. MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
    1.  
      MSDP upgrade considerations for NetBackup 8.1
    2.  
      About MSDP rolling data conversion
    3.  
      About MSDP fingerprinting algorithm changes
  6. Appendix A. Reference
    1.  
      NetBackup master server web server user and group creation
    2.  
      Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered master server
    3.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    4.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    5.  
      Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.1
    6.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    7.  
      About the NetBackup media kit
    8.  
      About the NetBackup Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) images
    9.  
      Additional post-upgrade steps for NetApp clusters
    10.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    11.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    12.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
    13.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    14.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster installations and upgrades
    15.  
      Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
    16.  
      Install and upgrade of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
    17.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
    18.  
      Disabling the connection between your NetBackup OpsCenter server and your NetBackup Master Server
    19.  
      Post upgrade procedures for Amazon cloud storage servers

Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades

Veritas recommends current NetBackup users perform the three procedures that are listed for an initial introduction to SORT. The tool has many other features and functions, but these serve as a good introduction to SORT for users who already use NetBackup. In addition, the procedures provide a helpful base of knowledge for other SORT functionality.

Table:

Procedure

Details

Create a Veritas Account on the SORT webpage

See “To create a Veritas Account on the SORT page”.

Create a system-specific upgrade report

See “To create a system-specific installation report for Windows”.

See “To create a system-specific installation report for UNIX or Linux”.

Review the future platform and feature plans.

Review the hot fix and emergency engineering binary release auditor information.

See “To review future platform changes and feature plans”.

To review future platform changes and feature plans

  1. In your web browser, navigate to:

    https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup

  2. Find and select the NetBackup Future Platform and Feature Plans widget.
  3. Select Display Information.
  4. Review the information provided
  5. Optional - sign in to create notification - Click Sign in and create notification.

To review hot fix and emergency engineering binary information

  1. In your web browser, navigate to:

    https://sort.veritas.com/netbackup

  2. Find and select the NetBackup Hot Fix and EEB Release Auditor widget.
  3. Enter the hot fix or emergency engineering binary (EEB) information.
  4. Click Search.
  5. The new page shows a table with the following columns:

    Hot fix of EEB Identifier

    Shows the hot fix or EEB number that was entered on the previous screen.

    Description

    Displays a description of the problem that is associated with the hot fix or EEB.

    Resolved in Versions

    Provides the version of NetBackup where this issue is resolved.