pd.conf is overwritten during upgrade from NetBackup 7.0 to NetBackup 7.0.1

Article:TECH138035  |  Created: 2010-08-19  |  Updated: 2010-08-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH138035
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After upgrading a NetBackup (NBU) Media Server from 7.0 to 7.0.1 that deduplicates data, the existing pd.conf file is overwritten with default settings. This file is responsible for the deduplication parameters being used by deduplication backups and duplications.


Disk Pool utilization may increase unexpectedly following post-7.0.1 upgrade deduplication backups if the original pd.conf file included a non-default configuration 'COMPRESSION = 1'. Other settings like encryption, optimized deduplication timeout value, etc. also get effected.


NetBackup Master Server 7.0

Windows 2008

Media Server deduplication implemented.

Upgrading the environment from NetBackup 7.0 to NetBackup 7.0.1


During the upgrade of the NetBackup environment a new pd.conf file would be copied at the location:

<Install Path>\NetBackup\bin\ost-plugins

and existing pd.conf file would be renamed with the date and time format as:



YYYY - year

MM - Month

DD - Day

HH - Hour

MM - Minutes

Remember this date and time would be when the NetBackup Media Server upgraded occurred. So, there will be two pd.conf files.


Please check the earlier pd.conf file with name :


Check the configurations and make appropriate changes in the new pd.conf file. A restart of NetBackup services is not necessary for the changes to take effect.

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