Upgrade methods for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions

Article:HOWTO74567  |  Created: 2012-03-13  |  Updated: 2012-03-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74567
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Upgrade methods for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions

Symantec offers you several different ways to upgrade. You need to decide which upgrade method best suits your environment, your expertise, and the downtime required.

Table: Review this table to determine how you want to perform the upgrade

Upgrade types and considerations

Methods available for upgrade

Typical upgrades - use a Veritas provided tool or you can perform the upgrade manually. Requires some server downtime.

Script-based - you can use this to upgrade for the supported upgrade paths

Web-based - you can use this to upgrade for the supported upgrade paths

Manual - you can use this to upgrade from the previous release

Response file - you can use this to upgrade from the previous release

Rolling upgrade - use a Veritas provided tool or you can perform the upgrade manually. Requires least amount of server downtime.

Supported on SFHA, SFRAC, SF Sybase CE, VCS, and VirtualStore.

Script-based - you can use this to upgrade from the previous release

Web-based - you can use this to upgrade from the previous release

Phased upgrades - use a Veritas provided tool and some manual steps. Requires less server downtime than a regular upgrade.

Supported on SFHA, SFRAC, SF Sybase CE, VCS, and VirtualStore.

Script-based with some manual steps - you can use this to upgrade from the previous release

Native operating system upgrade - use the upgrade software that comes with the operating system. Note that not all operating systems support native upgrades.

Operating system specific methods

Operating system upgrades

About Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0

Supported upgrade paths for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0 on AIX

Supported upgrade paths for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0 on HP-UX

Supported upgrade paths for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0 on Linux

Supported upgrade paths for Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 6.0 on Solaris


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