Release Update NB_6.5.6.linuxS_x86.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on x64 and x86 SuSE Linux Enterprise servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Release Updates.

Article:TECH129319  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2010-01-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129319
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Release Update NB_6.5.6.linuxS_x86.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on x64 and x86 SuSE Linux Enterprise servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Release Updates.

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NB 6.5 Pack NB_6.5.6 README                      May 4, 2010          
Requirement: NB_CLT_6.5.6
Corequirement: NB_BMR_6.5.6
Directives: NBDB_Upgrade NBDB_Recover
SeqNumber: 20100504
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This Release Update provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) UNIX servers.
NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents, and the Java Interface have
separate Release Updates.

For additional information about new platform proliferations, new features
associated with this release, end-of-life notifications, known issues, and
the current Release Update content, refer to the following TechNote on the
Symantec Support Web site:

   http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/341279

The UNIX CLT Release Update, which is required to be installed with this server
update, contains a full replacement of all client binaries for all platforms.
The local CLT binaries for this server may require as much as 100MB of free
space in the /usr partition to install, depending on platform.  If client
binaries are being loaded on a server to be pushed to clients, as much as 400MB
of free space may be required in the /usr partition.
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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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    -- NB_CLT_6.5.6_<6 digit number>.tar must be installed before this
       Release Update is installed.

    -- Only if Bare Metal Restore is installed,
       NB_BMR_6.5.6_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar must be installed after
       this Release Update is installed.

    -- Installation of this Release Update requires version 1.6.4.43 of the
       NB_update.install script.

    -- Deliverables for the agents or options such as DB2, Oracle, Veritas
       Storage Migrator (tm) (VSM) do not always change between release
       updates and could result in a release update not being delivered.
       When upgrading or patching client software, any agent software must
       be upgraded or patched to the latest or matching level at the same
       time as the client software.

    -- Added support for multiple ACSLS servers to Windows.  This requires
       all Windows ACS customers upgrade to SUN/STK Libattach version 1.4.1.



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I. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before installing this Release Update, please review the following items:
 - Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups before and after you
   apply this Release Update.

 - If you are planning to install this Release Update as a part of an upgrade
   from a NetBackup 6.0 MPx release, you must first install NetBackup 6.5 GA
   before you install this Release Update.

 - If you are planning to install this Release Update as a part of an upgrade
   from a NetBackup 5.x release then it is important that you understand that
   the existing NetBackup databases must be in a consistent state prior to
   beginning the upgrade. You can view information and tools to assist you in
   determining the current state of your database, as well as instructions to
   help you address any inconsistencies that you might discover on the
   NetBackup Upgrade Portal, a part of the Symantec NetBackup Support Web site.

     http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/support/overview.jsp?pid=15143

 - Do not use a NetBackup user interface running on any other host to monitor
   the NetBackup jobs/processes/daemons/devices on the host that is being
   patched during the installation. On AIX this may cause text busy errors to
   occur during the installation. The safest approach is to not have any user
   interfaces running on remote systems that are accessing any host during
   pack application.


To install this Release Update in a UNIX Cluster Environment:

1) Before you install this Release Update, make sure that NetBackup is at
  release level 6.5 and configured to run in a cluster.

2) Freeze the cluster by following the procedures outlined in the
   "NetBackup High Availability Guide."

3) Install this Release Update on the inactive node(s) of the cluster first.
  (Perform the steps in the, "To install this Release Update as root on the
   NetBackup Server" procedure).

4) Install this Release Update on the active node of the cluster.
  (Again, perform the steps in the, "To install this Release Update as root
   on the NetBackup Server" procedure).

5) Unfreeze the cluster by following the procedure outlined in the "NetBackup
  High Availability Guide."

6) If the cluster is in a faulted state, clear the fault.


  NOTE: A directory "NB_6.5.6" is created in the cluster shared directory.
        This directory stores files that will be needed during an uninstall.
        Do not remove it.

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To install this Release Update as root on the NetBackup Server:

1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.
  - Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for example,
    backups, restores, or duplications).

  - If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the database
    services are stopped.

2) Install NB_6.5.6 and NB_CLT_6.5.6 Release Update binaries.

       cd /tmp
       /bin/sh NB_update.install

  NOTE: Selecting the server Release Update automatically installs the
        client Release Update if the client (CLT) .Z file and the README exist
        in the installation directory. The server install fails if the (CLT)
        .Z file and the README are not present and the CLT update has not been
        previously installed. The client Release Update will NOT be installed
        automatically during a reinstall of the server Release Update.  

3) The NB_update.install script prompts you to restart daemons.
  Otherwise, after the update installation has completed, run:

       /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp.start_all

  You can find the update install logs in /usr/openv/pack/pack.history after
  the installation is complete.

NOTE: Again, Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups after you
     have applied this Release Update.

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NetBackup 6.5.4 added server support for AIX 6.1.  Use the following steps to
install this Release Update on an AIX 6.1 system:

 1. Install PBX from the NB_65_ICS_1.4.40.0_AIX image.  
 2. Install NetBackup 6.5 GA.
 3. Apply the latest NetBackup 6.5.x Release Update.

NetBackup 6.5.6 added server support for SLES11.  Use the following steps to
install this Release Update on a SLES11 system:

 1. Install PBX from the NB_65_ICS_1.4.41.5_LinuxX86 image.
 2. Install NetBackup 6.5 GA.
 3. Apply the latest NetBackup 6.5.x Release Update.




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II. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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Note:  This will ONLY uninstall the Release Update from your local machine.


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To uninstall this Release Update in a UNIX Cluster Environment:

1) Freeze the cluster to prevent failover during the uninstall.

2) Uninstall this Release Update on the inactive node(s) of the cluster first.

3) Uninstall this Release Update on the active node of the cluster.

4) If the cluster is in a faulted state, clear the fault.

5) Be sure to uninstall both client and server updates on each node before
  proceeding to the next step.

6) Unfreeze the cluster.
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1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.
  - Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for example,
    backups, restores, or duplications).

  - If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the database
    services are stopped.

2) Change the directory to the patch save directory.  
  Substitute the pack name for ${PACK} in the following command:

    cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK}/save

3) Run the un-install script:

    ./NB_update.uninstall

4) Verify that the update uninstalled successfully by checking:

    /usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5) If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:

    /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp.start_all
 





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