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
How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
Several factors must be considered when you prepare for an upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2.
The NetBackup 8.1 upgrade includes a rolling conversion of the Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP).
By default, the rolling conversion is performed when the system is not busy. In other words, the conversion runs when backups, restores, CRQP, CRC checks, compaction, etc. are not active. This conversion is not expected to affect normal system operations. After the rolling conversion is finished, there is no difference between the converted system and a new installation. More information about the rolling conversion is available.
If you plan to use role-based access control (RBAC), you must complete the following procedure after the upgrade completes:
Beginning with NetBackup 8.0, the NetBackup master server includes a configured Tomcat web server to support critical backup operations. This web server operates under user account elements with limited privileges. These user account elements must be available on each master server (or each node of a clustered master server). More information is available:
Veritas recommends that you save the details of the user account that you use for the NetBackup Web Services. A master server recovery requires the same NetBackup Web Services user account and credentials that were used when the NetBackup catalog was backed up.
If the NetBackup PBX is running in secure mode, please add the web service user as authorized user in PBX. More information about determining PBX mode and how to correctly add users is available.
Table: Overview of the upgrade process shows the overview of the upgrade procedure.
Table: Overview of the upgrade process
Review operating system requirements and confirm the computer meets all requirements.
Confirm that the web server user account and group account are created and enabled.
More information is available:
Begin the upgrade process