Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.1.2 Upgrade Guide
    2. About changes in NetBackup 8.1.2
      1.  
        Veritas Smart Meter introduced
      2.  
        Upgrades from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier are not supported
      3.  
        HP-UX and AIX support change
      4.  
        Newer Red Hat Linux compilers used with NetBackup 8.1.2
      5.  
        VxUpdate replaces update_clients script in NetBackup 8.1.2
      6.  
        Port 443 required for NetBackup web user interface
      7.  
        About MSDP
      8.  
        Performance issues with upgrades to NetBackup 8.1.2 from NetBackup 8.0 and earlier
      9.  
        About certificate requirements for NetBackup 8.1
      10.  
        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.  
      Available NetBackup upgrade methods
    8.  
      About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
    9.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
    10.  
      Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
    11.  
      About the NetBackup preinstall checker
  2. Planning for an upgrade
    1.  
      About planning a NetBackup 8.1.2 upgrade
    2.  
      How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
    3.  
      About Veritas Smart Meter
    4.  
      Best practices for Veritas Smart Meter
    5.  
      Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
    6.  
      About NetBackup 8.1.2 support for Fibre Transport Media Server with RHEL 7.5
    7.  
      MSDP changes in NetBackup 8.1
    8.  
      About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
  3. Master server upgrade
    1.  
      About master server upgrades
    2.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.1.2
    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 8.1.2
    6.  
      Post-install procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.1.2
    7.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    8.  
      Completing your system update after an upgrade
  4. Media server upgrade
    1.  
      Upgrading NetBackup media servers to NetBackup 8.1.2
  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. NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
    1.  
      About VxUpdate
    2.  
      Commands used in VxUpdate
    3.  
      Repository management
    4.  
      Deployment policy management
    5.  
      Manually initiating upgrades from the master server using VxUpdate
    6.  
      Manually initiating upgrades from the client using VxUpdate
    7.  
      Deployment job status
  7. 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 web user interface
      1.  
        First-time sign in to a NetBackup master server from the NetBackup web UI
      2.  
        Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
    5.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    6.  
      Update cloud configuration file on the master server immediately after install or upgrade to NetBackup 8.1.2
    7.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    8.  
      Additional post-upgrade steps for NetApp clusters
    9.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    10.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    11.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
    12.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    13.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster installations and upgrades
    14.  
      Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
    15.  
      Install and upgrade of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
    16.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
    17.  
      Disabling the connection between your NetBackup OpsCenter server and your NetBackup Master Server
    18.  
      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.