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
About client upgrades
Once the master and the media servers for a client computer are upgraded, you can upgrade the client computer. Do not upgrade a client computer before the associated master and media server are upgraded.
From a Veritas perspective, client computer upgrades present minimal concerns. The client computers have minimal NetBackup binaries and no NetBackup databases. From the customer perspective, however, the client computers may host mission critical databases or unique business-specific applications. As such, review your client computers and determine where you need to engage additional resources to ensure uninterrupted access to important databases and applications.
Veritas supports three client upgrade methods:
NetBackup upgrade script. The NetBackup upgrade script is the standard upgrade method and is recommended for new users. More information is available.
Native UNIX and Linux installers. The native UNIX and Linux installers are potentially more difficult and require additional steps. More information is available.
VxUpdate. VxUpdate is the replacement for LiveUpdate and allows you to schedule the client upgrade for your client computers. More information is available.
See About VxUpdate.