Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 8.1.2
- Planning for an upgrade
- Master server upgrade
- Media server upgrade
- MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
- NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
- Appendix A. Reference
- About the NetBackup web user interface
Disabling the connection between your NetBackup OpsCenter server and your NetBackup Master Server
If you need to upgrade your NetBackup Master Server before you upgrade your NetBackup OpsCenter server, you can disable the relationship between your master and OpsCenter servers.
Please be aware of the limitations and potential data loss concerns related to disabling data collection:
Veritas does not support data collection in OpsCenter with a NetBackup master server that is at a higher version than OpsCenter. OpsCenter must be at the same version or higher than the NetBackup Master Server.
After the OpsCenter Data Collection is disabled for the master server, OpsCenter does not receive any alerts or new data in the OpsCenter reports. Data that was collected before data collection was disabled is still available in the OpsCenter reports.
After you upgrade OpsCenter and enable data collection, OpsCenter receives any new alerts for the master server and new data in the reports. OpsCenter collects data for the time when data collection was disabled only if the data is still available on the master server. Reporting data and alerts are lost if the master server job retention level is shorter than the time that the data collection is disabled.
To disable the connection between the master server and the OpsCenter server
- Disable data collection in OpsCenter.
Settings > Configuration > NetBackup > NetBackup Master Server to be upgraded > Disable Data Collection
- Upgrade the NetBackup Master Server.
You can now operate both NetBackup and OpsCenter, but OpsCenter does not have complete data.
To enable the connection between the master server and the OpsCenter server
- Upgrade OpsCenter.
- Enable data collection on OpsCenter once the OpsCenter upgrade completes successfully.
Settings > Configuration > NetBackup > NetBackup Master Server to be upgraded > Enable Data Collection