Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 8.3
- 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 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:
The Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) is also a valuable resource for upgrade preparation. More information about SORT is available.
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.