Maintenance Pack NB_60_7_M.solaris.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.0 on Solaris servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Maintenance Packs.

Problem

Maintenance Pack NB_60_7_M.solaris.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.0 on Solaris servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Maintenance Packs.

Solution

NB 6.0GA Pack NB_60_7_M README                                September 15, 2008
Requirement: NB_CLT_60_7_M
Corequirement: NB_BMR_60_7_M
Directives: NBDB_Upgrade NBDB_Recover
================================================================================
This Maintenance Pack provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) UNIX servers.
NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents, and the Java Interface have
separate Maintenance Packs.

The UNIX CLT pack, which is required to be installed with this server pack,
contains a full replacement of all client binaries for all platforms.  The local
CLT binaries for this server may require as much as 50MB of free space in the
/usr partition to install, depending on platform.  If client binaries are being
loaded on a server to be pushed to clients, as much as 400MB of free space may
be required in the /usr partition.

On AIX, installing this UNIX server pack requires more than 1.2GB of free space
in the /usr partition. For more information, please refer to the following
TechNote:

  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/280824
================================================================================


=================
PACK DEPENDENCIES
=================

    -- NB_CLT_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.tar must be installed before this
       Maintenance Pack is installed.

    -- Only if Bare Metal Restore is installed,
       NB_BMR_60_7_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar must be installed after
       this Maintenance Pack is installed.

    -- Installation of this Maintenance Pack requires version 1.33.10.18
       of Vrts_pack.install script.

    -- This Maintenance Pack contains runtime updates to Veritas Private
       Branch Exchange (PBX). If you did not install PBX from a NetBackup
       6.0 media kit (GA or 6.0MP4), you may have an older version of PBX
       from another Veritas Product.  This Maintenance Pack requires that
       you have a minimum PBX level of 1.2.2.41.  If you have an older version,
       you must install 1.2.2.41 from a NetBackup 6.0 media kit.  You can
       determine your PBX version from the /opt/VRTSpbx/build_version
       file.  Newer versions are compatible with this Maintenance Pack.

    -- Deliverables for the agents or options such as DB2, Oracle, Veritas
       Storage Migrator (tm) (VSM) do not always change between patches and
       could result in a patch not being delivered.  When upgrading or patching
       client software, any agent software must be upgraded or patched to the
       latest or matching level at the same time as the client software.

    -- Added support for multiple ACSLS servers to Windows.  This requires
       all Windows ACS customers upgrade to SUN/STK Libattach version 1.4.1.

 

I.    NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
II.   KNOWN ISSUES
III.  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
IV.   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
V.    UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
VI.   CURRENT MAINTENANCE PACK INDEX  
VII.  MAINTENANCE PACK CONTENT
        Conventions
        Current Maintenance Pack
           NB_60_7_M
        Maintenance Pack History
           NB_60_6_M
           NB_60_5_M
           NB_60_4_M
           NB_60_3_M
           NB_60_2_M
           NB_60_1_M

 

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The following information describes the upgrade and downgrade rules or scenarios
that apply to this maintenance pack.

- Upgrade scenarios:
   The NetBackup 6.0 MP7 maintenance pack install:
     - Can be applied on top of NetBackup 6.0 GA or any 6.0 MPx (prior to MP7).
     - Cannot be applied directly to a NetBackup 5.x system.
     - Cannot be applied directly to a NetBackup 6.0 MP7 Beta system. (The
       Beta version of NetBackup must be uninstalled first.)

- Downgrade scenarios:
   If the NetBackup 6.0 MP7 maintenance pack is uninstalled, you will roll
      back to the version you had previously installed prior to installing
      this maintenance pack, (such as 6.0 GA or 6.0 MPx).

 


============================================
I.  NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
============================================
This section describes the new UNIX and Windows features and platform
proliferations that are being released in NetBackup 6.0 MP7.  The following lists
provide brief descriptions of the platform proliferations, and the new features.
For those new features that have more detailed information available, a link is
provided to a corresponding TechNote.


Platform Proliferations:
------------------------
This maintenance pack supports the following new platform proliferations.
Symantec recommends that you refer to the NetBackup 6.0 Operating System
Compatibility Matrix for the latest information regarding supported platforms:
   http://entsupport.symantec.com/menu_ddProduct_NBUESVR_view_CL.htm

The following Operating System proliferations have been added with this release.

+   Added AIX 6.1 Client support.

+   Added support for OpenAFS 1.4.1 Client however, this release will not
   support AES 128 Encryption.

The following database agent proliferations have been added in this release.

+   DB2 9.1 - AIX 6.1

+   Informix 11.1 - AIX 6.1, HP-UX PA-RISC 11.31, HP-UX IA64 11.31

+   Oracle 11G - AIX 6.1

+   Sybase 15 - AIX 6.1, HP-UX PA-RISC 11.31, HP-UX IA64 11.31

 

New Features and Enhancements:
------------------------------
This maintenance pack primarily focuses on fixes to known issues that
include customer-specific issues that have been documented in the form of
a Titan Case.  This release does not contain any major new enhancements.

 


==================
II.  KNOWN ISSUES
==================   
This section contains known issues with this maintenance pack that have not
yet been fixed in NetBackup.  These issues will likely be fixed in future
maintenance packs for this version of NetBackup.

+  (ET1185725) When running on an AIX 5.3 system, Symantec recommends that you
  install the patch APAR IY92889 if you are installing NetBackup on a system
  using the xlC.aix50.rte C++ runtime version 8.0.0.0 or later.  You can find
  this patch on the www.ibm.com Web site by entering, IY92889 in the search
  field.

+  (ET1182594) You may encounter a core dump of dbeng9 after performing a Full
  Catalog Backup Recovery. This is not a Symantec NetBackup issue; thus, you can
  delete or ignore the core dump. Testing showed that the catalog recovery
  completed successfully and that bprecover handled the core dump issue
  appropriately.

+  (ET1208336) When using NBAC on a Linux system running a kernel at or
   above 2.6.9-*, it is possible that backups may fail after 1000 jobs have
   completed. To avoid this issue, you will need to update your VxAT version
   to 4.2.2.40 or greater.

+  (ET1212445) NetBackup will not import tapes in an ACSLS library when the
  barcode label is different than the media ID or recorded volume serial
  number (RVSN). A mismatch occurs when the barcode and media ID do not
  match in the volume database.

  A mismatch can occur for multiple reasons. Two examples include:
  1. When using tapes previously written by a different barcode, labels
     are placed into an ACSLS library using a new barcode label.
  2. The administrator attempts to change the media ID field (using
     vmchange) to match the RVSN. In this example when the inventory is
     updated, the barcode and media ID will be synchronized.

  To be able to restore from these tapes, the media ID used when mounting
  the tapes using the automatic cartridge system daemon (ACSD) needs to
  match the recorded media ID as found in the header on the tape (RVSN).

  The recommended approach is to use a barcode label that matches the
  recorded media ID.  Tapes can then be mounted in a drive with AVRD
  running so that the recorded media ID is displayed. Then, a barcode
  with that label needs to be placed on the tape. For more information
  on how to resolve this issue, refer to the following TechNote on the
  Symantec Support Web site.

     http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/279257

+  (ET1189468) At the next major release of NetBackup, the NetBackup
  Administrator's Guide for UNIX will be updated to clarify how to set and
  use the Busy File Settings host properties.  The NetBackup 6.0
  Administrator's Guide instructs the user to copy bpend_notify_busy script
  to the /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpend_notify location.  However the guide
  does not specify that the bpend_notify_busy script resides on the master
  server and needs to be copied to the client machine.  Thus, the each
  client system will have a goodies directory, but it will not contain the
  bpend_notify_busy file.

+  The Veritas Private Branch Exchange (PBX) software is installed along with
  Veritas NetBackup 6.0.  Depending on how NetBackup is installed, PBX may log
  messages by default to the UNIX system logs  /var/adm/messages or
  /var/adm/syslog, or to the Windows Event Log.  This can cause additional
  system logging that the system administrator may not desire.  The messages
  written to the system logs are the same as those written to the PBX logs
  (/opt/VRTSpbx/log on UNIX and <install_path>\VxPBX\log on Windows).

  To disable PBX logging to the system or event logs after NetBackup has been
  installed, enter the following commands:

  UNIX:
       cd /opt/VRTSicsco/bin
       ./vxlogcfg -a -p 50936 -o 103 -s LogToOslog=false

  Windows:
       cd <install_path>\VERITAS\VRTSicsco
       vxlogcfg –a –p 50936 –o 103 –s LogToOslog=false

  It should not be necessary to restart PBX for this setting to take effect.
  Any future PBX log information should no longer appear in the system logs.

  For more information about this issue or information on how to disable the
  option, refer to the following TechNote on the Symantec Support Web site.

  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/280746


+  On all platforms, if the server pack install fails for any reason after the
  Client pack has completed, be sure not to restart the daemons before you
  attempt to install the pack again.

+  Reminder: Synthetics is not supported on Tru64 platforms.

+  The NetBackup 6.0 Commands document contains some incorrect information for
  the bplist command.  The following accurately explains this command.  

   The bplist command shows a list of previously archived or backed up files
   according to the options that you specify. You can choose the file or
   directory and the time period that you want the listing to cover.
   Directories can be recursively displayed to a specified depth.

   The bplist command shows only the files that you have read access to.  It
   lists the files only if a user backup is performed by the user owning the
   files (that is, an administrator account). A non-administrator or backup
   operator cannot bplist the files. You also must own or have read access to
   all directories in the file paths. You can list files that were backed up
   or archived by another client only if you are validated to do so by the
   NetBackup administrator.

   If you create the following directory /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/bplist/
   with public-write access, bplist creates an debug log file in this
   directory that you can use for troubleshooting. The output of bplist goes
   to standard output.

+  The NetBackup 6.0 Commands document contains incorrect information for
  the vxlogcfg -r command.  The following is the revised description for this
  command.  

  -r, --remove

  Unregisters and removes the log configuration settings for the specified
  OID and product from the product logging configuration file. Individual
  settings can be removed with the “–s, --setting keyname=value“ option.

  Caution: Always use the -r option with the –o option. Otherwise, all of the
           existing NetBackup log settings are removed and no further logging
           is performed for all of NetBackup.

 


==========================
III. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
==========================
1) Download the NB_CLT_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.tar and
  NB_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files into the
  /tmp directory,

  where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

  where <server> is alpha_5, hp_ux, hpia64,linux, linux64, rs6000, solaris
                    
    NOTE: NB_CLT_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.tar has the client binaries and
    NB_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar has the server binaries and BOTH
    must be installed.

    NOTE: Only if Bare Metal Restore is installed, download and extract the
    NB_BMR_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar into the /tmp directory
    and download and extract the NB_BBS_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar
    into the /tmp directory.


2) Extract the NB_CLT_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.tar and the
  NB_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files.
       tar xvf NB_CLT_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.tar
       tar xvf NB_60_7_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar

       NB_60_7_M will create the files:
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.README
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.<server>.tar.Z
       VxICS-<platform>-<ics-version>.tar.gz
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.preinstall
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.preuninstall
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.postinstall
       VrtsNB_60_7_M.postuninstall
       Vrts_pack.install

       NB_CLT_60_7_M will create the files:
       VrtsNB_CLT_60_7_M.README
       VrtsNB_CLT_60_7_M.tar.Z
       VrtsNB_CLT_60_7_M.preinstall
       VrtsNB_CLT_60_7_M.postinstall
       VrtsNB_CLT_60_7_M.postuninstall
       Vrts_pack.install

 


=============================
IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
=============================
** The content of this online Readme supersedes the information in the Readme
contained in the download. **

NOTE: Click on the "Download Now" link, near the bottom of this document
prior to running the following installation procedure for this pack.

Before installing this maintenance pack, please review the following items:
 - Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups before and after you
   apply this maintenance pack.

 - If you are planning to install this Maintenance Pack as a part of an
   upgrade from a 5.x release then it is important that you understand that the
   existing NetBackup databases must be in a consistent state prior to beginning
   the upgrade. Information and tools to assist you in determining the current
   state of your database, as well as instructions to help you address any
   inconsistencies that you might discover can be viewed on the NetBackup Upgrade
   Portal, a part of the Symantec NetBackup Support Web site.

     http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/support/overview.jsp?pid=15143

 - If you are upgrading from 5.x to 6.0, you must install this Maintenance Pack
   before you run nbpushdata.  Failure to install this Maintenance Pack first
   will result in a failed upgrade.

 - On AIX, do not use a NetBackup GUI running on any other host to monitor the
   NetBackup jobs/processes/daemons/devices on the host being patched during the
   installation.  On AIX this may cause text busy errors to occur during the
   installation.  The safest approach is to not have any GUIs running on remote
   systems which are accessing an AIX host during pack application.


For Maintenance Pack installation on a UNIX Cluster Environment:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1) Before you install this Maintenance Pack, make sure that NetBackup is at
  release level 6.0 and configured to run in a cluster.

2) Freeze the NetBackup group. (By freezing the group, you will prevent a
  'failover' from occurring during a patch installation).

3) Install this Maintenance Pack on the inactive node(s) of the cluster
  (perform steps 1 through 3 below).

  IMPORTANT: If you are using HP Service Guard and upgrading from a
  pre-NetBackup 6.0 MP4 version, you must complete the installation of
  this pack to the inactive node(s), and then copy the following file from
  an inactive node to the active node before beginning the pack install on
  the active node:

  /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/cluster/util/monitor

4) Install this Maintenance Pack on the active node of the cluster (perform
  steps listed below).

5) If the cluster is in a faulted state, clear the fault.

6) Unfreeze the NetBackup group.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


As root on the NetBackup Master Server:

1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.
  - Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for example,
    backups, restores, or duplications).

  - If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the database
    services are stopped.

2) Install NB_60_7_M and NB_CLT_60_7_M Maintenance Pack binaries.

       cd /tmp
       /bin/sh Vrts_pack.install

  NOTE: Selecting the server Maintenance Pack will automatically install the
  client maintenance pack if the client (CLT) .Z file and the README exist in
  the installation directory. The server install will fail if the (CLT)
  .Z file and the README are not present and the CLT pack has not been
  previously installed. The client maintenance pack will NOT be installed
  automatically during a reinstall of the server maintenance pack.  

3) The Vrts_pack.install script will prompt you to restart daemons.
  Otherwise, after the pack installation has completed, run:

       /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start

4) The pack install logs can be found in /usr/openv/pack/pack.history once the
  installation is complete.

NOTE:  Again, Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups after you
have applied this maintenance pack.

 

=========================
V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
=========================
Note:  This will ONLY uninstall the Maintenance Pack from your local machine.

1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.
  - Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for example,
    backups, restores, or duplications).

  - If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the database
    services are stopped.

2) Change the directory to the patch save directory.  
  Substitute the pack name for ${PACK.EN_US} in the following command:

    cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK.EN_US}/save

3) Run the un-install script:

    ./Vrts_pack.uninstall

4) Verify that the pack uninstalled successfully by checking:

    /usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5) If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:

    /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start
 

 

==================================
VI. CURRENT MAINTENANCE PACK INDEX
==================================

This section contains a master index for all UNIX packages of Etracks that
have been fixed in this release, sorted according to the containers that
they comprise.


NB_60_7_M
---------
1128726 1145685 1146635 1150657 1172971 1178481 1194284 1175361 1196200 1160439
1191148 1193696 1197056 1201124 1186553 1201289 1200945 1193183 1186256 1202780
1181024 1046203 1188094 1193241 1200911 1196151 1204133 1194711 1203203 1203315
1204149 1203341 1196108 1206982 1149072 1203743 1206988 1209668 1141942 1210324
1181990 1205097 1157872 1028523 1193739 1202703 1139683 1213186 1210997 1213398
1194467 1198779 1163522 1194630 1186713 1159797 1215592 1215486 1213931 1146675
1213936 1217081 1019035 1003076 1199328 1173094 1211957 1209824 1210121 1219899
1206849 1204494 852979 1168028 1190482 1223027 1223019 1229928 1159536 1200897
1224637 1214052 1201393 1152608 1042411 1211653 1137917 1135737 1227823 814704
1175373 1236186 1237077 1237818 918372 1200166 1216170 1039111 1238630 1229969
1238098 1239178 1236032 1242512 1245566 1244766 1245997 1244622 1221477 1036931
1200190 1089296 1251778 1252326 1219002 1252345 1268942 1184332 1223173 1212526
1259059 1195231 1260503 1259252 1262091 1150199 1240367 1261507 1261430 1269061
1273387 1275369 1269918 1228938 1261282 1097416 1275549 1281153 1270235 1253532
1283873 1283865 1277786 1077528 1189875 1190428 1291060 1260324 1287242 1292773
1294647 1291761 1295792 1302098 1251842 1316727 1316894 1321914 1178607

NB_ADC_60_7_M
-------------
1179426 1220903 1227575 1239595 1235529 1231895 1219116 1134888 1211678 1275147
1227541 1210195 1361434

NB_BBS_60_7_M
-------------
1194900 1198426 1201794 1240183

NB_BMR_60_7_M
-------------
1201741 1212630 1213219 1219751 1222733 1231109 1228989 1212202 1175891 1195956


NB_CLT_60_7_M
-------------
1128726 1145685 1146635 1150657 1172971 1178481 1194284 1175361 1196200 1160439
1191148 1193696 1197056 1201124 1186553 1201289 1200945 1193183 1186256 1202780
1181024 1046203 1188094 1193241 1200911 1196151 1204133 1194711 1203203 1203315
1204149 1203341 1196108 1206982 1149072 1203743 1206988 1209668 1141942 1210324
1181990 1205097 1157872 1028523 1193739 1202703 1139683 1213186 1210997 1213398
1194467 1198779 1163522 1194630 1186713 1159797 1215592 1215486 1213931 1146675
1213936 1217081 1019035 1003076 1199328 1173094 1211957 1209824 1210121 1219899
1206849 1204494 852979 1168028 1190482 1223027 1223019 1229928 1159536 1200897
1224637 1214052 1201393 1152608 1042411 1211653 1137917 1135737 1227823 814704
1175373 1236186 1237077 1237818 918372 1204203 1200166 1216170 1039111 1238630
1229969 1238098 1239178 1236032 1242512 1245566 1244766 1245997 1244622 1221477
1036931 1200190 1089296 1251778 1252326 1219002 1252345 1268942 1184332 1223173
1212526 1259059 1195231 1260503 1259252 1262091 1150199 1240367 1261507 1261430
1269061 1273387 1250877 1275369 1269918 1228938 1261282 1097416 1275549 1281153
1271278 1270235 1253532 1283873 1283865 1277786 1077528 1189875 1190428 1291060
1260324 1287242 1292773 1294647 1291761 1296282 1295792 1302098 1251842 1316727
1316894 1321914 1178607

NB_DB2_60_7_M
-------------
1294774

NB_DMP_60_7_M
-------------
1152587 1213695 1222258 1214070 1235538 1233401 1249754 1257297

NB_ENC_60_7_M
-------------
1238098

NB_INX_60_7_M
-------------
1145850

NB_JAV_60_7_M
-------------
1188650 1194367 1135270 1187772 1205636 384091 1278056 1255609 1301700

NB_LOT_60_7_M
-------------
1314264

NB_NOM_60_7_M
-------------
1226692 1233746 1195149 1238422 1204000 1122893 1036931 1283800 1291729

NB_ORA_60_7_M
-------------
1226883 1224664 1294774

NB_SAP_60_7_M
-------------
1209710 1142467 1210594

NB_SMU_60_7_M
-------------
1280906

NB_VLT_60_7_M
-------------
1238369 1166277 1283692 1297162 1385494


=============================
VII. MAINTENANCE PACK CONTENT
=============================
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