7.x Upgrade Portal

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Problem

Welcome to the NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal!

Note: The NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal can be found at:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000115678
 

Solution

The NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal contains important information regarding upgrading to NetBackup 7.x.  The key points contained below offer guidance and suggestions to help guide customers to a successful upgrade experience.  

 

The Upgrade Portal contains details on the following releases:

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 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:  NetBackup 7.7 Upgrade Guide
4. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.7 Late Breaking News https://www. veritas .com/docs/000025197
4. With NetBackup 7.x, all Unix/Linux 32-bit support has been discontinued. Customers with 32-bit master servers can perform the following:
A. Move to a NetBackup Appliance!
B. Transfer a NetBackup master to new hardware/architecture should refer to:  https://www.veritas.com/docs/000041077
5. Before upgrading, please review the full list of known issues on:
    7.6 Late Breaking News https://www.veritas.com/docs/000076576

 

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