Maintenance Release NBLU_7.1.0.4.x86.zip provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.1 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for 32 bit Windows platforms.

Article:TECH181153  |  Created: 2012-02-09  |  Updated: 2012-03-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181153
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NetBackup LiveUpdate 7.1.0.4 README                          
NBLU_7.1.0.4 Windows
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Symantec
NetBackup 7.1.0.4 Maintenance Release LiveUpdate Packages.

This Maintenance Release requires NetBackup 7.1 or higher be installed before
applying.

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

   http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5201
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Solution



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RELEASE DEPENDENCIES
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      --  You can use a single LiveUpdate server for NetBackup to deploy
          updates for UNIX and Windows.  To create a LiveUpdate server for
          NetBackup 7.1.0.4 Windows, you must download and extract the
          following bundle(s).

          You only need to extract the bundles for the windows platforms you
          plan to update.

           NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINia64.zip
           NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx64.zip
           NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip

     --   You can use the same LiveUpdate server to deploy NetBackup updates
          for UNIX.  To accomplish this, you must download and extract the
          following LiveUpdate server for NetBackup UNIX bundle. 
       
           NBLU_7.1.0.4.UNIX_1of3.zip
           NBLU_7.1.0.4.UNIX_2of3.zip
           NBLU_7.1.0.4.UNIX_3of3.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.

I.    LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
         Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup
         NetBackup LiveUpdate Known Issues
         Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.1
         Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.1

 

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I. LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
===========================
Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup:
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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 LiveUdpate 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 Windows.
 
       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 file(s) into the root directory of the NetBackup
       LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
       disk directory.
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINia64.zip
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx64.zip
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip

       where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

       You only need to extract the bundles for the windows platforms you
       plan to update.


2. Extract the following file(s) into the root directory of the NetBackup
   LiveUpdate server, which is either the HTTP root directory or the shared
   disk directory.
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINia64.zip
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx64.zip
       -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip

   a. To extract the bundle(s) on a Windows system use an appropriate unzip
   utility.

   b. To extract the bundle(s) on a UNIX system use the following command. 
   Determine if your UNIX system has "unzip", otherwise you will need
   to obtain a version compatible with your UNIX system.

      unzip NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINia64.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx64.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip

   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:
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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.

+  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

+  If you are updating a clustered NetBackup server in a VCS configuration,
   Symantec recommends that you run the manual patch install.

 

+  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 7.1.0.4 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"

+ For Windows x86 systems, LiveUpdate cannot be used to upgrade the NetBackup
  Java Console from 7.0 to 7.0.1. To upgrade the console from 7.0 to 7.0.1 on
  this platform you must perform a local, manual installation of the console.


Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.1.04:
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Refer the 7.0 "NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide" for instructions
on 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: Only NetBackup 7.0 hosts can be updated with NetBackup Maintenance Release
7.1.0.4.  You cannot use LiveUpdate to upgrade from 6.5.x to 7.1.

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_7.1.0.4.UNIX_1of3.zip
    -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.UNIX_2of3.zip
    -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.UNIX_3of3.zip
    -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINia64.zip
    -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx64.zip
    -  NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip

 

Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.1.04:
--------------------------------------------
LiveUpdate for NetBackup does not provide a NetBackup policy method for
uninstalling Maintenance Releases.  You must follow this procedure locally
on each NetBackup host that you want to uninstall.

To uninstall the Maintenance Release from a Windows CLUSTER Environment:

1) Uninstall this Maintenance Release from the nodes of the cluster where the
   NetBackup group is inactive. (follow steps 1-2 below)

2) Uninstall this Maintenance Release from the active NetBackup node.
   This should be done when the NetBackup system is quiet, for example,
   no backups or restores running.

CAUTION:
   Do not failover the NetBackup Group until all NetBackup nodes (including
   the active NetBackup node) have the Maintenance Release uninstalled.

**Important notice regarding un-installs on Windows**
Only the last Maintenance Release installed on a Windows system can be
un-installed.

1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
   Make sure the NetBackup server has no active backups, restores,
   duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
   the Maintenance Release will not install if the file to update is busy.

   If a database client is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
   database services are stopped. Database services can be stopped via the
   Control Panel -> Services tool. Repeat this until all databases have been
   stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
   uninstalled.

2) Go to Add/Remove programs dialog box and select the correct Maintenance
   Release to be uninstalled.

WARNING:  While the Maintenance Release is being uninstall, any attempt to cancel
          the uninstall operation while it is in progress might leave NetBackup
          in an unknown state. Once you have canceled the uninstall, you should
          manually try to restart the services.  If the services do not come up
          properly, Symantec recommends that you completely uninstall the
          Maintenance Release and install it again.


Attachments

Maintenance Release NBLU_7.1.0.4.x86.zip provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.1 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for 32 bit Windows platforms.
NBLU_7.1.0.4.WINx86.zip (230.8 MBytes)


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181153


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