NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal

NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal

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The NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal contains important information regarding upgrading to NetBackup 8.x.  NetBackup 6.x (NBU) reached End of Support Life  (EOSL) on October 3, 2012. To receive continued support and the full benefit of "Better backup for all," upgrade to NetBackup 8. The key points contained below offer guidance and suggestions to help guide customers to a successful upgrade experience.  The information below is continuously reviewed and will be updated with additional details as and when they become available.
The Upgrade Portal contains details on the following releases:
 
NetBackup 8.1.1 – This version of NetBackup went GA in February 2018!
NetBackup 8.1 – This version of NetBackup went GA in September 2017!
NetBackup 8.0  – This version of NetBackup went GA in December 2016!
NetBackup 7.7.3  – This version of NetBackup went GA in June 2016!
NetBackup 7.7.2  – This version of NetBackup went GA in February 2016!
NetBackup 7.7.1  – This version of NetBackup went GA in September 2015!
NetBackup 7.7  – This version of NetBackup went GA in July 2015!
For system requirements, documentation, and compatibility information, please use the Installation and Upgrade checklist found on the SORT website before any upgrade:

NetBackup 8.1.1 :

Key Notes:
The NetBackup 8.1.1 Upgrade Guide provides an upgrade path from NetBackup version 7.7.x through NetBackup 8.1.1.  Information about required upgrade steps for older versions of NetBackup are removed from the NetBackup 8.1 and later 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 8.1.1, 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 8.1.1 Upgrade Guide

Veritas recommends that you refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and 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.

NetBackup 8.1.1 Release Notes
NetBackup 8.1.1 Upgrade Guide
NetBackup Documentation (for earlier versions)

 

NetBackup 8.1 :

Key Notes:
The NetBackup 8.1 Upgrade Guide provides an upgrade path from NetBackup version 7.7.x through NetBackup 8.1.  Information about required upgrade steps for older versions of NetBackup are removed from the NetBackup 8.1 and later 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 8.1, 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 8.1 Upgrade Guide

Veritas recommends that you refer to the NetBackup Release Notes and 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.

NetBackup 8.1 Release Notes
NetBackup 8.1 Upgrade Guide
NetBackup Documentation (for earlier versions)

 

NetBackup 8.0 :

Key Notes:
1. NetBackup 8.0 will be a complete installation package.  Prior to upgrading run a Catalog Backup of all databases including Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP).
2. Upgrade to NetBackup 8.0 can occur from all NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
3. The currently installed version of NetBackup affects the upgrade process for the NetBackup 8.0 upgrade.  Please review the NetBackup 8.0 Upgrade Guide for more details:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000115724
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    8.0 Late Breaking News https://www.veritas/docs/000117167

NetBackup 7.7.3 :

Key Notes:
1. NetBackup 7.7.3 will be a complete installation package.  Prior to upgrading run a Catalog Backup of all databases including Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP).
2. Upgrade to NetBackup 7.7.3 can occur from all NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
3. The currently installed version of NetBackup affects the upgrade process for the NetBackup 7.7.3 upgrade.  Please review the NetBackup 7.7.3 Upgrade Guide for more details:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000108121
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.7.3 Late Breaking News https://www.veritas/docs/000108139

NetBackup 7.7.2 :

Key Notes:
1. NetBackup 7.7.2 will be a complete installation package.  Prior to upgrading run a Catalog Backup of all databases including Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP).
2. Upgrade to NetBackup 7.7.2 can occur from all NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
3. The currently installed version of NetBackup affects the upgrade process for the NetBackup 7.7.2 upgrade.  Please review the NetBackup 7.7.2 Upgrade Guide for more details:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000100611
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.7.2 Late Breaking News https://www.veritas/docs/000100459

NetBackup 7.7.1 :

Key Notes:
1. NetBackup 7.7.1 will be a complete installation package.  Prior to upgrading run a Catalog Backup of all databases including Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP).
2. Upgrade to NetBackup 7.7.1 can occur from all NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
3. The currently installed version of NetBackup affects the upgrade process for the NetBackup 7.7.1 upgrade.  Please review the NetBackup 7.7.1 Upgrade Guide for more details:   https://www.veritas.com/docs/000076651
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.7.1 Late Breaking News  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000080737

NetBackup 7.7 :

Key Notes:
1. Before starting upgrading to NetBackup 7.7, run a Catalog Backup .
2. Upgrade to NetBackup 7.7 can occur from all NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
3. The currently installed version of NetBackup affects the upgrade process for the NetBackup 7.7 upgrade.  Please review the NetBackup 7.7 Upgrade Guide for more details:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000004605
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.7 Late Breaking News https://www.veritas.com/docs/000025197

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