Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.3.0.1, 8.3)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 8.3 Upgrade Guide
    2.  
      Available NetBackup upgrade methods
    3. About changes in NetBackup 8.3
      1.  
        Java GUI and JRE installation optional for some computers
      2.  
        Logging directory permissions require reset on rollback
      3.  
        Upgrades from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier are not supported
      4.  
        External certificate authority certificates supported in NetBackup 8.2 and later
    4.  
      About Veritas Smart Meter
    5.  
      Best practices for Veritas Smart Meter
  2. Planning for an upgrade
    1. General upgrade planning information
      1.  
        About planning a NetBackup 8.3 upgrade
      2.  
        How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 8.3
      3.  
        Known catalog backup limitation
      4.  
        About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
      5.  
        About automatic file changes from an upgrade
    2. About upgrade tools
      1.  
        About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
      2.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
      3.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
      4.  
        About the NetBackup preinstall checker
    3. Upgrade operational notes and limitations
      1.  
        Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
      2.  
        About NetBackup 8.3 support for Fibre Transport Media Server with RHEL 7.5
      3.  
        MSDP changes in NetBackup 8.1
      4.  
        Potential required changes for NetApp clusters
      5.  
        Errors when Bare Metal Restore information is replicated using Auto Image Replication
      6.  
        Upgrade issue with pre-8.1 clients and 8.1 or later media servers
  3. Master server upgrade
    1.  
      About master server upgrades
    2.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.3
    3.  
      Performing local, remote, or clustered server upgrades on Windows systems
    4.  
      Performing silent upgrades on Windows systems
    5.  
      Upgrading UNIX and Linux server software to NetBackup 8.3
    6.  
      Post-install procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 8.3
    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 8.3
    2.  
      Silently upgrading NetBackup media server software on UNIX and Linux
  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. Client upgrade
    1.  
      About client upgrades
    2.  
      Upgrading UNIX and Linux clients with the NetBackup upgrade script
    3.  
      Upgrade of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
  7. 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 media server or client using VxUpdate
    7.  
      Deployment job status
  8. 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.  
      Add or Remove Java GUI and JRE after upgrade
    5.  
      About the NetBackup web user interface
    6.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    7.  
      About RBAC bootstrapping
    8.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    9.  
      Additional post-upgrade steps for NetApp clusters
    10.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    11.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    12.  
      Upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
    13.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    14.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster installations and upgrades
    15.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
    16.  
      Disabling the connection between your OpsCenter server and your NetBackup Master Server
    17.  
      Post upgrade procedures for Amazon cloud storage servers
    18.  
      Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
  9.  
    Index

About the NetBackup 8.3 Upgrade Guide

The NetBackup 8.3 Upgrade Guide is provided to help assist you plan and accomplish your upgrade to NetBackup 8.3. This guide is updated periodically to provide you with the most up-to-date information. You can obtain the latest version of this guide on the NetBackup 8.3 Upgrade portal, at the following link:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000115678

The Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) is also a valuable resource for upgrade preparation. More information about SORT is available.

See About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools.

Caution:

The NetBackup 8.3 upgrade guide provides an upgrade path from NetBackup version 7.7.x and later to NetBackup 8.3. Information about required upgrade steps for older versions of NetBackup are removed from the NetBackup 8.1 and later upgrade guides. This change simplifies the upgrade procedure for customers with more current versions of NetBackup.

For a successful upgrade from older NetBackup versions directly to 8.3, you must:

Refer to the NetBackup 8.0 Release Notes to understand the changes to NetBackup.

Refer to the upgrade procedure that is listed in the NetBackup 8.0 Upgrade Guide.

Combine the upgrade steps in the NetBackup 8.0 procedure with the upgrade steps in the NetBackup 8.3 Upgrade Guide.

Veritas recommends that you refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and NetBackup Upgrade Guide for each release, not only NetBackup 8.0, for details about these earlier upgrades. These documents provide additional information about upgrade steps and the requirements that are helpful for a successful upgrade.

http://www.veritas.com/docs/DOC5332