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
Upgrading NetBackup media servers to NetBackup 8.2
Veritas supports three media server upgrade methods: the NetBackup upgrade script, the native UNIX and Linux installers, and VxUpdate. The NetBackup upgrade script is the standard upgrade method and is recommended for new users. The native UNIX and Linux installers are potentially more difficult and require additional steps. VxUpdate provides remote installation capabilities as well as the ability to upgrade on a user-defined schedule.
Upgrades of media servers with MSDP include a rolling data conversion. 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.
NetBackup also requires that media servers have a security certificate so that they function correctly. More information about this topic is available.
NetBackup includes an administration console for all the supported versions of NetBackup. More information about supported versions of NetBackup is available.
Additional steps are required if the NetBackup 8.1.2 upgrade includes an upgrade to RHEL 7.5 and you use Fibre Transport Media Server (FTMS). More information is available.
Table: Media server migration procedure
If your media server upgrade is part of the master server upgrade, you can proceed to the next step.
If not, deactivate the media server.
Stop all NetBackup services.
Upgrade the NetBackup binaries. More information is available about this topic.
If you did not get a security certificate, generate the certificate. More information about this topic is available.
Check for an available NetBackup 8.2 maintenance release. Maintenance releases include very important fixes that are released after NetBackup 8.2. Veritas encourages you to install the latest available maintenance release during upgrade activities.
To access the latest NetBackup 8.2 maintenance release:
(Conditional) If the media server upgrade is part of a master server upgrade, skip this step.
Reactivate the media server.
(Conditional) If the media server upgrade is part of a master server upgrade, resume the master server upgrade procedure.
(Conditional) If the media servers has MSDP, the upgrade includes a rolling data conversion
After successful conversion and when you are comfortable with the new storage format, clean up storage artifacts from the conversion process, as follows: