Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 8.2
- Planning for an upgrade
- General upgrade planning information
- About upgrade tools
- Upgrade operational notes and limitations
- Master server upgrade
- Media server upgrade
- MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
- Client upgrade
- NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
- Appendix A. Reference
VxUpdate provides a policy-based upgrade tool for media servers and clients. By using the policy format, Veritas provides a simplified tool for media server and 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 master 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.
The deployment policy lets you configure and run deployment activities on a schedule or enable the client host owners to upgrade at their convenience. Furthermore, you can split deployment activities into smaller, discrete tasks. You can schedule pre-check, staging, and installation tasks as separate activities with different schedules, each with their own specific deployment windows.
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:
Populate the NetBackup repository
Create the deployment policy
(Optional) Manually run the upgrade from the master server, media server, or the client