Release Update NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4.zip (package 2 of 4) provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.5 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for all UNIX platforms.

Article:TECH129358  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2010-01-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129358
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Release Update NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4.zip (package 2 of 4) provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.5 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for all UNIX platforms.

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NetBackup LiveUpdate 6.5.6 README                                    May 4, 2010
NBLU_6.5.6 UNIX
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Veritas
NetBackup 6.5.6 Release Update LiveUpdate Packages.

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
====================    

     --  You can use a single LiveUpdate server for NetBackup to deploy updates
         for UNIX and Windows.  To create a LiveUpdate server for NetBackup
         UNIX 6.5.6, you MUST download and extract *ALL* of the following
         four (4) segments of the LiveUpdate server for NetBackup UNIX bundle.  
       
          NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_1of4.zip
          NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4.zip
          NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_3of4.zip
          NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_4of4.zip

    --   You can use the same LiveUpdate server to deploy NetBackup updates for
         Windows.  To accomplish this, download and extract the following
         bundles into the same location as the four (4) segments of the
         NetBackup UNIX bundle.
 
          NBLU_6.5.6.WINia64.zip
          NBLU_6.5.6.WINx64.zip
          NBLU_6.5.6.WINx86.zip

   --    In order to update NetBackup UNIX hosts, be sure that /tmp on the
         hosts to be updated meet the minimum available space requirements of
         2.0GB for NetBackup Servers and 1.0GB for NetBackup clients.  See the
         Known Issues section below for more information.




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I. LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
===========================
Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup:
-------------------------------------------
A LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup does not require any additional software, but
is simply an HTTP server or disk share that has been populated with the contents
of this LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup bundle.  

1. Create a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup.
  a.  Configure either an HTTP server or a shared disk that can be accessed by
      all NetBackup hosts that you plan to update.  Refer to the "NetBackup
      LiveUpdate" chapter of the NetBackup 6.5 Installation Guide for UNIX and
      Linux.
 
      The LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup can be a Windows or UNIX host.  
      NetBackup LiveUpdate policies can be used to update NetBackup on either
      Windows or UNIX machines.

  b.  Download the following files into the root directory of the NetBackup
      LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
      disk directory.
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_1of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_3of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_4of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

      **NOTE: Without all four segments, LiveUpdate for NetBackup UNIX will not
      be functional.


2. Extract the following files into the root directory of the NetBackup
  LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
  disk directory.
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_1of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_3of4_<6 digit number>.zip
      -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_4of4_<6 digit number>.zip
 
  a. To extract the bundles on a UNIX system use the following command.

     unzip NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_1of4_<6 digit number>.zip
     unzip NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4_<6 digit number>.zip
     unzip NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_3of4_<6 digit number>.zip
     unzip NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_4of4_<6 digit number>.zip

  b. To extract the bundles on a Windows system use an appropriate unzip
  utility.

  This creates a large number of files that comprise a LiveUpdate Server for
  NetBackup. Do not rename, move, or delete any files that were extracted.



NetBackup LiveUpdate Known Issues:
----------------------------------
The following issues pertain specifically to the LiveUpdate server for NetBackup
product.

+  (ET1544083) When creating a Live Update policy, make sure that the policy
  name is unique and that it is not the same as any other internal or external
  policy name.  The Live Update policy fails if its name is the same as any
  other policy name.


+  In order to free up disk space for downloading updates, the JavaLiveUpdate
  agent on UNIX caches downloaded patches, by default, in the /tmp directory.
 
  To reconfigure the directory the JavaLiveUpdate uses for temporary space,
  modify the "workdir" setting in the /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file.


+  In order to successfully use LiveUpdate to apply NetBackup 6.5.6 on UNIX
  hosts, ensure the total available space in the /tmp directory of the
  NetBackup host to be updated meets the following minimum space requirement:
 
    NetBackup Server - /tmp must have at least 2.0GB of total available space
    NetBackup Client - /tmp must have at least 1.0GB of total available space

 If the /tmp directory of the NetBackup host to be updated cannot meet the
 minimum requirement, you can reconfigure the JavaLiveUpdate agent to use an
 alternate directory.  Edit the "workdir" setting in the  
 /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf file.  For example, to reconfigure a machine
 to use /space/downloads as the working directory, edit nblu.conf to replace
 the line:

     workdir=/tmp

With the following line:

     workdir=/space/downloads

 Failure to meet the minimal space requirement can result in your NetBackup
 Liveupdate policy failing with an exit status of 77.  The
 /opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/liveupdt.log will indicate exit status "246", with
 a message similar to the following:

 "Disk space check for <pkgname> failed. Requested free space was XXX (in MB)
 The Java LiveUpdate session did not complete successfully.
 Return code = 246"


 Additionally, the /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/nbliveup/ logs will indicate
 status "118", with a message similar to the following:

 "Error executing /usr/openv/java/jre/bin/java -cp
 /opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/jlu.jar com.symantec.liveupdate.LiveUpdate -c
 /usr/openv/netbackup/nblu.conf, status = 118"


+  Page 118 and 119 of the NetBackup 6.5 Installation Guide for Windows
  indicates the use of a universal naming convention path (UNC) as one of the
  acceptable methods of using a Windows machine as a LiveUpdate server for
  NetBackup. An example of a UNC path on Windows is "\\server\shared_dir\".

  Currently, when a client is configured to use a UNC for the LiveUpdate
  server, and the update is launched using the policy execution on the
  LiveUpdate server, the nbliveup process on the client starts and then halts
  shortly after starting.  

  This is the result of system permissions and the local SYSTEM account's
  inability to resolve network drives. Refer to the following TechNote on the
  Symantec Support Web Site for more information.

       http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/294336


Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Release Update 6.5.6:
---------------------------------------------------------
To use the LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup, you must first ensure that all
NetBackup hosts that you intend to update have the NetBackup LiveUpdate Agent
installed, and that they are configured with the location and protocol that
points to your LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup.

To install NetBackup LiveUpdate Agent on Windows
1.  The agent is automatically installed on Windows.
2.  The agent needs to be configured for protocol and location of the
   LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup.

To install NetBackup LiveUpdate Agent on UNIX
1.  From the NetBackup 6.5 Options CD, select "LiveUpdate Agent".
2.  When prompted for protocol and location, enter the protocol and location
   used by the LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup that has been populated with
   the contents of these bundles.

Refer the NetBackup 6.5 Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux for instructions
on installing the NetBackup LiveUpdate agent, and creating and executing a
NetBackup LiveUpdate policy.  

On UNIX, ensure that each host to be updated meets the minimum space
requirements in /tmp, as specified in the Known Issues section of this README.

NOTE: The updates contained in the following files are not meant to be
installed manually, and must only be used by a NetBackup LiveUpdate policy.

   -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_1of4_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_2of4_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_3of4_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.UNIX_4of4_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.WINia64_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.WINx64_<6 digit number>.zip
   -  NBLU_6.5.6.WINx86_<6 digit number>.zip


Uninstalling NetBackup Release Update 6.5.6:
--------------------------------------------
LiveUpdate for NetBackup does not provide a NetBackup policy method for
uninstalling Release Updates.  You must follow this procedure locally on each
NetBackup host that you want to uninstall.

   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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