Release Update NB_BMR_6.5.6.tar provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 Bare Metal Restore on UNIX platforms.

Article:TECH129327  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2010-01-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129327
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Release Update NB_BMR_6.5.6.tar provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 Bare Metal Restore on UNIX platforms.

Solution



BMR 6.5 Pack NB_BMR_6.5.6 README                  May 4, 2010          
Requirement: NB_6.5.6
Corequirement: NB_BBS_6.5.6
Directives: BMRDB_Upgrade BMRDB_Recover
SeqNumber: 20100504
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This Release Update provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup(tm)
Bare Metal Restore (BMR).

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 ================================================================================


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RELEASE DEPENDENCIES
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    --  NB_6.5.6_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar must be installed before
        this Release Update is installed.

    --  Only if Bare Metal Restore Boot Server is installed,
        NB_BBS_6.5.6_<6 digit number>.tar must be installed after this
        Release Update is installed.

    --  Solaris_x86 and HP IA64 support was added in 6.5.3.  On these
        platforms, there is no 6.5GA BMR package.  You can install this
        Release Update directly.

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



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I. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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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 an installation by following the install procedures below).

4) Install this Release Update on the active node of the cluster.
  (Again, perform an installation by following the install procedures below).

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_BMR_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 Master:

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) Make sure NetBackup Bare Metal Restore has been previously installed at
  6.5GA level or higher.

NOTE: This release supports Solaris_x86 and HP IA64.  On these platforms,
there is no 6.5GA BMR package.  You can install this Release Update directly.

3) Install the Release Update binaries.

     cd /tmp
     /bin/sh NB_update.install

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

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

  The Release Update install logs in /usr/openv/pack/pack.history
  after the installation is complete.




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

   
  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 directory to the patch save directory.  
       Substitute the Release Update 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 Release 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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NB_BMR_6.5.6_351566.tar (174.6 MBytes)


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351566


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129327


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