NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (10.1)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 10.1 Upgrade Guide
    2.  
      Available NetBackup upgrade methods
    3. About changes in NetBackup 10.1
      1.  
        Windows compiler and security requirements for NetBackup 9.1 and later installation and upgrade
      2.  
        Java GUI and JRE installation optional for some computers
      3.  
        Logging directory permissions require reset on rollback
      4.  
        Upgrades from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier are not supported
      5.  
        External certificate authority certificates supported in NetBackup 8.2 and later
    4.  
      About Veritas Usage Insights
    5.  
      Best practices for Veritas Usage Insights
  2. Planning for an upgrade
    1. General upgrade planning information
      1.  
        About planning a NetBackup 10.1 upgrade
      2.  
        How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 10.1
      3.  
        Legacy logging directory security update
      4.  
        Notifications, Messages, and Resiliency configuration information are not upgraded
      5.  
        Known catalog backup limitation
      6.  
        About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
      7.  
        About automatic file changes from an upgrade
      8.  
        Reduce the job database size before upgrade
      9.  
        Known SUSE Linux primary server upgrade issue
    2.  
      Performance and tuning considerations
    3. About upgrade tools
      1.  
        About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
      2.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
      3.  
        About the NetBackup preinstall checker
    4. Upgrade operational notes and limitations
      1.  
        Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
      2.  
        About NetBackup 10.1 support for Fibre Transport Media Server with RHEL 7.5 and later
      3.  
        MSDP changes in NetBackup 8.1
      4.  
        Potential required changes for NetApp clusters
      5.  
        Errors when Bare Metal Restore information is replicated using Auto Image Replication
      6.  
        Upgrade issue with pre-8.1 clients and 8.1 or later media servers
  3. Primary server upgrade
    1.  
      About primary server upgrades
    2.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 10.1
    3.  
      Performing local, remote, or clustered server upgrades on Windows systems
    4.  
      Performing silent upgrades on Windows systems
    5.  
      Upgrading Linux server software to NetBackup 10.1
    6.  
      Silently upgrading NetBackup primary server software on Linux
    7.  
      Post-install procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 10.1
    8.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    9.  
      Completing your system update after an upgrade
  4. Media server upgrade
    1.  
      Upgrading NetBackup media servers to NetBackup 10.1
    2.  
      Silently upgrading NetBackup media server software on Linux
  5. MSDP upgrade for NetBackup
    1.  
      MSDP upgrade considerations for NetBackup 8.1
    2.  
      About MSDP rolling data conversion
    3.  
      About MSDP fingerprinting algorithm changes
  6. Client upgrade
    1.  
      About client upgrades
    2.  
      Upgrading UNIX and Linux clients with the NetBackup upgrade script
    3.  
      Upgrade of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
  7. NetBackup Deployment Management with VxUpdate
    1.  
      About VxUpdate
    2.  
      Commands used in VxUpdate
    3.  
      Repository management
    4.  
      Deployment policy management
    5.  
      Manually initiating upgrades from the primary server using VxUpdate
    6.  
      Manually initiating upgrades from the media server or client using VxUpdate
    7.  
      Deployment job status
  8. Appendix A. Reference
    1.  
      NetBackup primary server web server user and group creation
    2.  
      Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered primary server
    3.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    4.  
      Add or Remove Java GUI and JRE after upgrade
    5.  
      About the NetBackup web user interface
    6.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    7.  
      Persistent Java Virtual Machine options
    8.  
      About RBAC bootstrapping
    9.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    10.  
      Additional post-upgrade steps for NetApp clusters
    11.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    12.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    13.  
      Upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
    14.  
      Upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    15.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster upgrades
    16.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
    17.  
      Post upgrade procedures for Amazon cloud storage servers
    18.  
      Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
    19.  
      Upgrade failure rollback steps
    20.  
      Size guidance for the NetBackup primary server and domain

Upgrades from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier are not supported

Substantial logic is required to upgrade NetBackup from release to release. In the interest of efficiency, upgrade logic specific to NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier is retired. These releases of NetBackup are end of support life and are unsupported. If you attempt to upgrade NetBackup 7.6.0.4 or earlier to 10.1, the preinstallation check fails and the upgrade cannot continue.

If you are running one of these versions of NetBackup and want to upgrade to NetBackup 10.1, use an intermediate release as a stepping stone. More information is available about supported versions of NetBackup

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