Veritas NetBackup™ Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
    1. About NetBackup clustering
      1.  
        About security certificates in NetBackup
      2.  
        NetBackup clustering in virtual environment
    2.  
      About NetBackup failover server data protection in a cluster
    3.  
      About NetBackup failover server support
    4.  
      NetBackup supported cluster solutions
    5.  
      Accessing NetBackup cluster compatibility lists
    6.  
      About NetBackup limitations with clustering solutions
  2. NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Windows Server Failover Clustering
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on WSFC cluster
    3.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    4.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on WSFC cluster
    5.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    6.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum
    7.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum to a node with directory services
    8.  
      Preparation for disaster recovery of WSFC
    9.  
      Disaster recovery of WSFC
    10.  
      Recovering the entire WSFC cluster
    11.  
      Recovering all shared disks
    12.  
      About recovering NetBackup data on a shared disk
  3. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    1.  
      About NetBackup on a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    3. About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
      1.  
        NetBackup installation information for all VCS configurations
      2.  
        NetBackup installation information for specific VCS configurations
    4.  
      Installing a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    5.  
      Configuring a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    6.  
      About adding a node to existing cluster
    7.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    8.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux
  4. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    1.  
      About NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    2.  
      About NetBackup agent for VCS on Windows
    3.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
    4.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    5.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    6.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    7.  
      About detailed monitoring for the NetBackup server
    8.  
      Setting up a detailed monitoring script for the NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    9.  
      Enabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
    10.  
      Disabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
  5. NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on Solaris Cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on Solaris Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on Solaris Cluster
    8.  
      Solaris Cluster commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  6. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      NetBackup configuration overview
    2.  
      NetBackup configuration guidelines
    3.  
      Device configuration guidelines
    4.  
      Configuring devices
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup catalog backups in a cluster
    6.  
      About configuring backup policies for a NetBackup clustered server
    7.  
      What to back up
    8.  
      Guidelines for backing up local disks in a cluster
    9.  
      Guidelines for backing up the shared disks
    10.  
      Verifying NetBackup configuration
    11.  
      Configuring robotic daemons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    12.  
      Configuring additional services (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    13.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    14.  
      Configuring additional services (Windows)
    15.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (Windows)
    16.  
      About adding license keys
  7. Operational notes
    1.  
      General notes on clustered master server administration
    2.  
      About delay in detecting of loss of connection (WSFC and VCS on Windows)
    3.  
      About WSFC clusters
    4.  
      About NetBackup cluster application management
    5.  
      Logging information
    6.  
      About the support for multiple IP addresses in NetBackup
    7.  
      Log on to server using virtual name
    8.  
      Increase resource offline timeout after installing or upgrading on non-Solaris UNIX clusters
    9.  
      Normal error messages when upgrading clustered servers to 8.1.2
    10.  
      NetBackup resource group tuning parameters for Solaris Cluster
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    1.  
      About NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    2.  
      Requirements for use of a NetBackup master server in a cluster with multiple interfaces
    3.  
      Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux

Follow these instructions if you want to upgrade from NetBackup 6.0 or later.

Note:

NetBackup does not support conversion of an existing non-failover NetBackup server to a failover NetBackup server. Contact Veritas Enterprise technical support.

Note:

Veritas requires that you use the latest VCS agent that is installed with NetBackup 8.1.2. Older versions of the agent are not supported.

To upgrade a NetBackup failover server

  1. Ensure that a good backup of your cluster environment exists that includes a catalog backup.

  2. For each NetBackup server that runs outside of the cluster, ensure that the server list is accurate. This list should contain the name of each node where NetBackup can run and the name of the virtual server.
  3. Take the VCS NetBackup cluster resource offline before you begin the upgrade.

    Note:

    Make sure that shared disk and IP resources are online during the upgrade on active node.

  4. Enable the VCS configuration in read and write mode with haconf -makerw
  5. Freeze the NetBackup group using the following command:
    hagrp -freeze <nbu_group_name> -persistent
    
  6. Stop the NetBackup cluster agent on all nodes of the NetBackup Group using the following command:
    haagent -stop NetBackup -force -sys <node>
  7. On the active node, install the NetBackup server software.

    Note the following:

  8. On each inactive node to which NetBackup may failover, install the NetBackup server software.

    Note the following:

  9. Post upgrade installation, verify if the security certificates are deployed on all the nodes within the cluster. If not, generate security certificates on all the nodes within the cluster.

    For more information on deploying a certificate in a clustered NetBackup setup, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.

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

  10. Start the VCS NetBackup cluster agent on all nodes of the NetBackup Group. Use the following command:
    haagent -start NetBackup -sys <node>
  11. Enable the VCS configuration in read and write mode with haconf -makerw
  12. Unfreeze the NetBackup group using the following command:
    hagrp -unfreeze <nbu_group_name> -persistent
    
  13. Enable the VCS configuration in read-only mode with haconf -dump -makero
  14. Take the NetBackup group offline and then bring online.
  15. On each node where NetBackup server is installed, upgrade NetBackup options.

  16. Verify that NetBackup can failover properly in the cluster.

Note:

During freezing or unfreezing the groups, make sure that the status of configuration is in Read-Write mode.