Veritas NetBackup™ LiveUpdate Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.1, 8.1)

NetBackup LiveUpdate process overview

The NetBackup LiveUpdate process works as shown:

Figure: LiveUpdate overview

LiveUpdate overview
  1. NetBackup maintenance updates are manually downloaded from the NetBackup support site to the NetBackup LiveUpdate server.

  2. From the NetBackup master server, the NetBackup LiveUpdate policy is initiated.

  3. The media server launches the LiveUpdate session on the client.

  4. The LiveUpdate agent on the NetBackup client checks on the NetBackup LiveUpdate server to see if any new updates are available.

  5. Any new updates are downloaded to the NetBackup client, and LiveUpdate launches the NetBackup patch installation scripts to install the patches in the Silent Mode.

  6. The status of the LiveUpdate session is reported back to the media server.

  7. The status of the LiveUpdate job is updated in the NetBackup Activity Monitor.


All NetBackup communications (from master to media to client, for example) uses the standard NetBackup ports that are used for backups and restores.

More information about the LiveUpdate process is available.