Veritas NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide
- About changes in NetBackup 9.0
- 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 preinstall checker
The server installer for both the UNIX/Linux and the Windows platforms includes a preinstall checker. This feature helps to determine if your server is ready for a successful installation or upgrade.
The check runs automatically when you start an installation on a master or a media server. The results of the check are shown at the following point:
UNIX/Linux upgrade script
After you answer the question "Is this host the master server".
Windows installation wizard
On the Ready to Install the Program screen, where the Installation Summary appears.
NetBackup uses a preinstallation program that does a check at the beginning of installations or upgrades. The check looks for any known problems that you can eliminate so the operation can succeed. The checks that are performed are developed from customer input on the previous problems that were encountered during installations and upgrades. Veritas can update the checker whenever new customer feedback is received. Refreshes are not dependent on a NetBackup release. If your server can connect to telemetry.veritas.com, NetBackup automatically updates the checker with the latest version when the installation or the upgrade starts.
One of the tests that is performed is a comparison of the locally installed Emergency Engineering Binary (EEB) updates with the fixes included with the version of NetBackup being installed. If any of the preinstall tests fail, a message appears to indicate what type of action is required.
One of the tests that is performed is a comparison of the installed Emergency Engineering Binaries (EEBs) with the fixes in the NetBackup version being installed. If any of the preinstall tests fail, a message appears to indicate what type of action is required.
Some test failures are considered minor and let you continue with the installation or the upgrade. Critical test failures prevent the installation or the upgrade from happening. The output informs you that other action must be taken before you can proceed safely with the installation or the upgrade.
The preinstall check results are stored in the following locations:
In the installation trace file in the following path:
In the following directory: