Security Pack NB_60_7S01_M.winnt.IA64.exe provides fixes to the Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.0 MP7 on Windows XP/2003 64 bit Clients and Servers

Problem

Security Pack NB_60_7S01_M.winnt.IA64.exe provides fixes to the Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.0 MP7 on Windows XP/2003 64 bit Clients and Servers

Solution

NB 6.0GA Pack NB_60_7S01_M README February 13, 2009
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This Pack provides fixes to the Veritas NetBackup (tm)
Windows 64-bit server and clients.

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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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-- 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.

-- Upgraded to Sun LibAttach version 1.4.2 for all Windows ACS robotics
customers.


I. NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
II. KNOWN ISSUES
III. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
VI. PACK CONTENT
Conventions
Current Pack
NB_60_7S01_M

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

- Upgrade scenarios:
The NetBackup 6.0 MP7 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. You must install
NetBackup 6.0 GA first.
- Cannot be applied directly to a NetBackup 6.0 MPx Beta system. (The
Beta version of NetBackup must be uninstalled first.)

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




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I. NEW FEATURES AND PLATFORM PROLIFERATIONS
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This pack 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.

For a complete list of additions made in the NetBackup 6.0 MP7, refer
to the New Features and Platform Proliferations section in the 6.0 MP7
online Readme that you installed prior to installing this package.




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II. KNOWN ISSUES
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There are no known issues with this pack.




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III. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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The following procedure explains how to download this pack, which
is an update to NetBackup/Media Manager products with the latest fixes for
Windows NetBackup servers.

Download instructions:
1) Download the NB_60_7_M.winnt.IA64_<6 digit number>.exe file into a
temporary directory.

where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

2) Extract the NB_60_7_M.winnt.IA64_<6 digit number>.exe by
double-clicking on it.

This will create a number of files that include:
README.64
and
Setup.exe




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IV. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before you install, review the following list of notes:

- When installing and uninstalling this pack, the instructions contained
in the Online Readme always supersede the instructions contained in the
installed version.

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

- Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup before and after
you apply this pack.

- If you are planning to install this 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/business/support/overview.jsp?pid=15143

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


For Pack installation on Windows CLUSTER Environment:

1) Install this Pack on the nodes of the cluster where the
NetBackup group is inactive. (follow steps 1-4 below)

NOTE: When installing on a VCS cluster, complete the installation of this
pack on a single node before you begin installing on another node.

2) Install this Pack locally on the active node.
This should be done when the NetBackup system is quiet, for example,
no backups or restores running.

NOTE: Do not freeze or off-line the cluster before installing in a
clustered environment. The NetBackup pack installation
will perform these operations for you.

CAUTION: Do not failover the NetBackup Group until all NetBackup nodes
(including the active NetBackup node) have the pack
installed.

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Installation steps:

1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
Make sure the NetBackup system has no active backups, restores,
duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
the Pack will require a reboot if the file to update is busy.

If a database client is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
database services are stopped. Database services can be stopped using the
ControlPanel -> Services tool. Repeat this until all databases have been
stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
installed.

2) Run Setup.exe (Double-click on the icon from File Manager or Explorer or run
it from the command prompt)

Setup.exe begins by stopping the appropriate NetBackup Services required for
the Pack installation. Next, it will install the necessary files
into their correct locations. Lastly, Setup.exe will restart the appropriate
NetBackup services.

3) Examine the install log located under the user profile that completed the
install. The following is an example of the user administrator that
completed the install. This path may be hidden and you may need to unhide
hidden or system files to view the log.

C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Local Settings\Temp\
NetBackup Install...log

Search the install log for the following string to determine if an error has
occurred. "Return Value 3".

4) Remove the temporary directory created in the download instructions.

NOTE: If you are installing the Pack using the silent install script,
please review the <TEMP>.Log after the installation is finished,
a reboot maybe required to complete the installation of the Pack. A
search of the log for the key words "in use" will indicate which files were busy
during the installation.

NOTE: Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup after you have
applied this pack.



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V. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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To uninstall the Pack from a Windows CLUSTER Environment:

NOTE: When uninstalling on a VCS cluster, complete the uninstall of this
pack on a single node before you begin uninstalling on another node.

1) Uninstall this Pack from the nodes of the cluster where the
NetBackup group is inactive. (follow steps 1-2 below)

2) Uninstall this Pack from the active NetBackup node.
This should be done when the NetBackup system is quiet, for example,
no backups or restores running.

CAUTION:
Do not failover the NetBackup Group until all NetBackup nodes (including
the active NetBackup node) have the Pack uninstalled.


**Important notice regarding un-installs on Windows**
Only the last Pack installed on a Windows system
can be un-installed.

1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
Make sure the NetBackup server has no active backups, restores,
duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
the Pack will not install if the file to update is busy.

If a database client is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
database services are stopped. Database services can be stopped via the
Control Panel -> Services tool. Repeat this until all databases have been
stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
uninstalled.

2) Go to Add/Remove programs dialog box and select the correct Pack to be
uninstalled.




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VI. PACK CONTENT
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This section contains the Pack conventions, content, and historical
content that is applicable to the release.

Conventions:
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The following list describes the conventions used in the subsections that
following this section. Each item listed in the Current Pack
subsection describes a feature, enhancement, or issue fixed with this
Pack.

Description
Describes a particular problem contained in this Pack.

** Description **
Describes a problem that can lead to potential data loss. Please
read these problem descriptions carefully.

Workaround
Any available workarounds to a problem are also listed. Workarounds can be
used INSTEAD of applying the patch, however, Symantec strongly recommends
the "best practice" of being at the latest available patch level.

Additional Notes
Any additional information regarding a problem is included.



Current Pack
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Each item listed in this section describes a feature, enhancement, or change
that comprises this Pack. Please read this section thoroughly to
understand the contents of this update.
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Etrack Incident = ET1502291

Description:
A logic error had been identified and corrected in daemons that run on
Veritas NetBackup master, media, and client servers. Successful access to
and manipulation of this logic error could potentially lead to arbitrary
command execution with elevated privileges on a vulnerable system.

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

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/317828
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Maintenance Pack History
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For a complete history of fixes up to and including 6.0 MP7, see the README
associated with NB_60_7_M.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.

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