Release Update NB_VMS_7.0.1.zip provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.0 on OpenVMS clients for HP Integrity (IA64), Alpha (AXP) and VAX systems.

Article:TECH139335  |  Created: 2010-09-07  |  Updated: 2010-09-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH139335
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 July 19, 2010

 

  The Symantec NetBackup 7.0.1 OpenVMS Client

 

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

 

  The NetBackup 7.0.1  OpenVMS  client  release  update  is  now

 

  available  for  HP  Integrity (IA64), Alpha (AXP) and VAX sys-

 

  tems.

 

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

 


Solution





  ==============================================================
  PACK DEPENDENCIES
  ==============================================================

  -- There are no pack dependencies for this release.


  I.    NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
  II.   KNOWN ISSUES
  III.  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
  IV.   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




  ==============================================================
  I.  NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS
  ==============================================================

  This  release contains the following new features, changes and
  enhancements:-

  1. Support for 7.0 and 7.0.1 master and media servers.

  2. This release corrects an error where the NBU>  BACKUP  com-
  mand /SERVER=name qualifier truncates the server name to three
  characters.

  3. File name entries within a directory contain a  pointer  to
  the  file-header, which contains the file attributes.  Entries
  without a file-header pointer can be listed, for example, with
  the $ DIRECTORY command, but their file attributes cannot; nor
  can such files be opened.  The $ ANALYZE/DISK device:  command
  will show all such files on a device.

  This  release  corrects  a potential infinite loop on a backup
  when processing such directory entries, where the same file is
  continuously  reported  as not found; specifically, the status
  SS$_NOMOREFILES.

  4. OpenVMS cluster nodes which share a common bootable  system
  disk  also  share  a common bp.conf (NBU$CONFIG) configuration
  file.   In  such  a  case  it  is  not  possible  to  set  the
  CLIENT_NAME (in the bp.conf file) for an individual node.

  This  release  supports the NBU$CLIENT_NAME logical name which
  can be defined to the client name of an individual node.

  5. Indirect backup lists can be specified by preceding a back-
  up  file  specification  with  the  at sign (@) character.  In
  which case, the contents of the file are used to backup a list
  of backup file specifications.

  Indirect  backup lists can be specified in a policy backup se-
  lections list, recursively in an indirect backup list,  or  as
  an NBU> command line backup file specification. For example:

  NBU> backup/log @file_list.lis/ignore=(inter,noback)

  which  will  use  the  contents of the file "file_list.lis" to
  backup a list of backup file specifications.   Backup  command
  line  qualifiers are applied to all backup file specifications
  in an indirect backup file list.

  6. Support for all server admin bptestbpcd command client  re-
  quest codes.

  7.  This  release queues backup data to the TCP/IP stack asyn-
  chronously. This means, that client backup  data  send()'s  to
  the  media  server  nolonger block - they are simply queued as
  AST I/O requests.  This keeps the TCP/IP stack busy and allows
  the  client  to  spend  more  time processing the file system.
  This should improve backup performance.

  The length of the I/O queue is limited by the biolm and  astlm
  quotas  (whichever is lower).  The astlm should be equal to or
  greater than the biolm quota.

  8.  Support  for  the  /PROGRESS  qualifier  which  shows  the
  progress  of  a  backup or restore most clearly when specified
  without the /LOG qualifier, for example:

  NBU> backup/prog dka100:[000000...]
  %NBU-I-CONNECT, from titan (192.168.0.67,49156) to omega (192.168.0.21,13720)
  %NBU-I-BACKBID, titan_1276267802 11-JUN-2010 09:50:02
  %NBU-I-BKFSPEC, dka100:[000000...]*.*;*/PROGRESS
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,   2.9 GB (5702104 blocks) in 0 00:01:00 secs (48657.95 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,   5.9 GB (11628027 blocks) in 0 00:02:00 secs (49612.92 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,   9.3 GB (18220698 blocks) in 0 00:03:00 secs (51827.76 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  12.5 GB (24458649 blocks) in 0 00:04:00 secs (52178.45 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  15.8 GB (30956497 blocks) in 0 00:05:00 secs (52832.42 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  19.2 GB (37579376 blocks) in 0 00:06:00 secs (53446.22 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  21.4 GB (41921996 blocks) in 0 00:07:00 secs (51104.91 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  23.5 GB (46029030 blocks) in 0 00:08:00 secs (49097.63 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  26.2 GB (51184597 blocks) in 0 00:09:07 secs (47909.53 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  27.6 GB (54016640 blocks) in 0 00:10:07 secs (45562.64 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-PROGRES,  29.8 GB (58349324 blocks) in 0 00:11:07 secs (44789.89 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-NETWORK,  30.3 GB (59293184 blocks) in 0 00:11:20 secs (44644.28 KB/sec)
  %NBU-I-ASTUSED, used 800 of 800 biolm quota (astlm 1600)
  %NBU-S-NETBACK, saved 87500 files (59293184 blocks)
  %NBU-S-SERVMSG, the requested operation was successfully completed (status 0)
  NBU>

  9. This release shows the ASTUSED usage (as shown above) on  a
  backup  or  restore.   Both  will  try  and use as much of the
  available biolm and astlm quota as  possible.   The  available
  quota  is  most  efficiently used when backing up or restoring
  large files.  Systems which  consistently  use  their  maximum
  quota may have the capacity to improve performance by increas-
  ing the available quota.

  10. The NBU_HELP.BCK backup save-set contains an updated  help
  library.  Set the save-set file attributes:

  $ SET FILE/ATT=(RFM:FIX,LRL:32256,RAT:NONE) NBU_HELP.BCK

  extract the NBU.HLB library:

  $ backup/log nbu_help.bck/save []/new
  %BACKUP-S-CREATED, created DKB100:[VERITAS]NBU.HLB;2
  $

  and copy it to the SYS$HELP: directory:

  $ cop nbu.hlb sys$help:
  %COPY-S-COPIED, DKB100:[VERITAS]NBU.HLB;2 copied to SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSHLP]NBU.HLB;8 (48 blocks)
  $

  Type the NBU> HELP command for help.



  ==============================================================
  II.   KNOWN ISSUES
  ==============================================================

  There are no known issues with this release update.




  ==============================================================
  III.  DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
  ==============================================================

  1. OpenVMS client release updates are available from support:

  ftp://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/NetBackup_Enterprise_Server/

  File  names  which  start  with  the prefix NB_VMS are OpenVMS
  client release updates.




  ==============================================================
  IV.   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
  ==============================================================

  This release supports a very wide range of OpenVMS versions on
  different platforms including HP Integrity (IA64), Alpha (AXP)
  and VAX systems.

  Supported OpenVMS Versions
  --------------------------------------------------------------
  System                     From             To
  --------------------------------------------------------------
  HP Integrity (IA64)        V8.2             V8.3
  HP Alpha (AXP)             V6.1             V8.3
  VAX Systems                V5.5             V7.3
  --------------------------------------------------------------


  1.  OpenVMS  client release updates are zip archives which can
  be unzipped on OpenVMS or any other system.  The archive  con-
  tains  updates  for  HP Integrity (IA64), Alpha (AXP)  and VAX
  systems.

  File Name                 Platform
  --------------------------------------------------------------
  BPCD_I64.EXE     HP Integrity (IA64) BPCD service executable
  BPCD_AXP.EXE     Alpha (AXP) BPCD service executable
  BPCD_VAX.EXE     VAX BPCD service executable
  NBU_I64.EXE      HP Integrity (IA64) command line executable
  NBU_AXP.EXE      Alpha (AXP) NBU command line executable
  NBU_VAX.EXE      VAX NBU command line executable
  --------------------------------------------------------------

  2. Unzip the archive:

  $ unzip NB_VMS_7.0.1_<six digit number>.zip
   ...
      extracting: bpcd_i64.exe
      extracting: bpcd_axp.exe
      extracting: bpcd_vax.exe
      extracting: nbu_i64.exe
      extracting: nbu_axp.exe
      extracting: nbu_vax.exe
   ...
  $

  3. Copy the executables for all platforms, or  just  the  exe-
  cutables for the current platform, to the netbackup directory:

  $ BACKUP/LOG/NEW BPCD*.EXE,NBU*.EXE  SYS$SYSDEVICE:[OPENV.NET-
  BACKUP]

  The  executables  for each platform have different names which
  represent the executable architecture, where  the  last  three
  characters  are  VAX  for  VAX, AXP for Alpha, and I64 for In-
  tegrity.

  The NetBackup logicals names should already  be  defined,  for
  example:

  $ sh log nbu*

  (LNM$PROCESS_TABLE)

  (LNM$JOB_80DB3000)

  (LNM$GROUP_000001)

  (LNM$SYSTEM_TABLE)

    "NBU$BPCD" = "NBU$DIR:BPCD_AXP.EXE"
    "NBU$CONFIG" = "NBU$DIR:BP.CONF"
    "NBU$DIR" = "SYS$SYSDEVICE:[OPENV.NETBACKUP]"
    "NBU$LOGS" = "SYS$SYSDEVICE:[OPENV.NETBACKUP.LOGS]"

  (LNM$SYSCLUSTER_TABLE)

  (DECW$LOGICAL_NAMES)
  $

  4. After you have installed the release update, check that the
  newly installed version of BPCD is the one you  intended,  and
  that it is the same version as the NBU command line utility:

  NBU> sh vers
  %NBU-I-VERSION, Symantec NetBackup OpenVMS Client V7.0.1

  and show the client BPCD version

  NBU> sh client
   ...
  Patch Level:            7.0.1
   ...


  The  NetBackup  User's Guide for OpenVMS, which is included in
  this release as a PDF document, contains a more detailed  dis-
  cussion of the OpenVMS client.
 


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