How to apply the SQL 2005 Express BKUPEXEC Service Pack 3 (SP3) Update to an existing installation of Backup Exec for Windows Servers

Problem

How to apply the SQL 2005 Express BKUPEXEC Service Pack 3 (SP3) Update to an existing installation of Backup Exec for Windows Servers

Solution


In order to upgrade the BKUPEXEC SQL 2005 Instance to SP3, perform the following steps:
 
1. Download SQL 2005 Express SP3 (SQLEXPR.EXE) from Microsoft's Site.
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3
 
2. Copy the download to the root of C:\.  

3. Stop the Backup Exec services.  NOTE:  If the media server is part of a CASO or SSO installation stop the Backup Exec services on the other media servers in the environment.
4. Stop the SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) service.  NOTE:  If the media server is part of a CASO or SSO installation stop the SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) service on the other media servers in the environment. services on the other media servers in the environment.
5. Go to a Command Prompt on the media server (Start > Run > CMD).  Change the directory to C:\.  Copy the following script, paste it in the command window (FIGURE 1), and then press Enter.
 
SQLEXPR.exe /wait /qb /norestart /lv "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Summary.txt" INSTANCENAME=BKUPEXEC SQLACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" SQLPASSWORD="" UPGRADE=SQL_Engine,SQL_Data_Files,SQL_Replication,Client_Components,Connectivity SAPWD=**** DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS=0 


(FIGURE 1)
 

6. Start the SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) service.
 
7. Start the Backup Exec Services.

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