NetBackup™ Upgrade Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (10.2)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      About the NetBackup 10.2 Upgrade Guide
    2.  
      Available NetBackup upgrade methods
    3. About changes in NetBackup 10.2
      1.  
        About NetBackup database changes
      2.  
        Windows compiler and security requirements for NetBackup 9.1 and later installation and upgrade
      3.  
        Java GUI and JRE installation optional for some computers
      4.  
        Logging directory permissions require reset on rollback
      5.  
        Upgrades from NetBackup 7.6.0.4 and earlier are not supported
      6.  
        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 10.2 upgrade
      2.  
        How to plan for an upgrade to NetBackup 10.2
      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.  
        About the NetBackup database analyzer tool
    4. Upgrade operational notes and limitations
      1.  
        Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
      2.  
        NetBackup IT Analytics Data Collector installed for NetBackup 10.2
      3.  
        About NetBackup 10.2 support for Fibre Transport Media Server with RHEL 7.5 and later
      4.  
        MSDP changes in NetBackup 8.1
      5.  
        Potential required changes for NetApp clusters
      6.  
        Errors when Bare Metal Restore information is replicated using Auto Image Replication
      7.  
        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 10.2
    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 10.2
    6.  
      Silently upgrading NetBackup primary server software on Linux
    7.  
      Post-install procedure for upgrading to NetBackup 10.2
    8.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    9.  
      Completing your system update after an upgrade
  4. Media server upgrade
    1.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading media servers to NetBackup 10.2
    2.  
      Upgrading NetBackup media servers to NetBackup 10.2
    3.  
      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.  
      Preinstall procedure for upgrading clients to NetBackup 10.2
    3.  
      Upgrading UNIX and Linux clients with the NetBackup upgrade script
    4.  
      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.  
      New EEB management view
  8. Appendix A. Reference
    1.  
      NetBackup primary server web server user and group creation
    2.  
      NetBackup database user
    3.  
      Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered primary server
    4.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    5.  
      Add or Remove Java GUI and JRE after upgrade
    6.  
      About the NetBackup web user interface
    7.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    8.  
      Manual install or uninstall of the NetBackup IT Analytics Data Collector
    9.  
      Configure Data Collector manually for NetBackup
    10.  
      Manually upgrading the Data Collector
    11.  
      Persistent Java Virtual Machine options
    12.  
      About RBAC bootstrapping
    13.  
      About NetBackup software availability
    14.  
      Additional post-upgrade steps for NetApp clusters
    15.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    16.  
      About compatibility between NetBackup versions
    17.  
      Upgrade requirements for UNIX and Linux
    18.  
      Upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    19.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster upgrades
    20.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
    21.  
      Post upgrade procedures for Amazon cloud storage servers
    22.  
      Upgrading clients after servers are upgraded
    23.  
      Upgrade failure rollback steps
    24.  
      Size guidance for the NetBackup primary server and domain

Manually upgrading the Data Collector

You must manually upgrade the Data Collector with every upgrade of the NetBackup IT Analytics Portal. The upgrade is required to ensure that the Data Collector version is the same as the NetBackup IT Analytics Portal version.

More information is available to determine the Data Collector version:

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/140578616-149890641-0/pgfId-105383-149890641

To manually upgrade Data Collector on Linux:

  1. Log on to the Data Collector server as root.
  2. Run the command shown:

    /usr/openv/analyticscollector/mbs/bin/downloadlib.sh

  3. The Data Collector is upgraded.

To manually upgrade the Data Collector on Windows:

  1. Log on to the Data Collector server.
  2. Open a command prompt as the Administrator.
  3. Run the command shown:

    C:\Program Files\Veritas\AnalyticsCollector\mbs\bin\downloadlib.bat

  4. The Data Collector is upgraded.