Maintenance Release NB_7.5.0.1.winnt.x86.exe provides fixes to the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.5 on 32-bit Windows Professional server and clients. It also contains fixes for NetBackup Add-on products and Database Agents.

Article:TECH184325  |  Created: 2012-03-20  |  Updated: 2012-04-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH184325
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NB 7.5 Maintenance Release NB_7.5.0.1 README
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This Maintenance Release provides fixes for Symantec NetBackup (tm) Windows
server and clients.

This Maintenance Release requires NetBackup 7.5 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:

www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5429
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Solution



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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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-- Deliverables for the agents or options such as DB2, Oracle do not always
change between patches and could result in a patch not being delivered.
When upgrading or patching client software, any agent software must be
upgraded or patched to the latest or matching level at the same time as
the client software.

I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

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I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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The following procedure explains how to download this Maintenance Release, which
is an update to NetBackup/Media Manager products with the latest fixes for
Windows NetBackup servers.

Download instructions:

1) Download the NB_7.5.0.1.winnt.x86.exe file
into a temporary directory.

2) Extract the NB_7.5.0.1.winnt.x86.exe
by double-clicking on it.

This will create a number of files that include:
VrtsNB_7.5.0.1.x86.README
and
Setup.exe

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II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before you install, review the following list of notes:

- When installing and uninstalling this Maintenance Release, the instructions
contained in the Online Readme always supersede the instructions
contained in the installed version.

- Click on the "Download Now" link, near the bottom of this document
prior to running the following installation procedure for this pack.

- Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup before and after
you apply this Maintenance Release.

- If you are planning to install this Maintenance Release as a part of an
upgrade from a 6.0 MPx release, you must first install NetBackup 7.5
before you install this Maintenance Release.

- If you are planning to install this Maintenance Release as a part of an
upgrade from a NetBackup 5.x release then it is important that you
understand that the existing NetBackup databases must be in a consistent
state prior to beginning the upgrade. You can view information and tools to
assist you in determining the current state of your database, as well as
instructions to help you address any inconsistencies that you might discover
on the NetBackup Upgrade Portal, a part of the Symantec NetBackup Support
Web site.

http://support.veritas.com/menu_ddProduct_NBUESVR.htm


For Maintenance Release installation on Windows CLUSTER Environment:
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1) Install this Maintenance Release locally on the nodes of the cluster where
the NetBackup group is inactive. (follow steps 1-4 below)

NOTE: When installing on a VCS cluster, complete the installation of this
pack on a single node before you begin installing on another node.

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

CAUTION: Do not fail over the NetBackup Group until all NetBackup nodes
(including the active NetBackup node) have the Maintenance Release
installed.

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Installation steps:

1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
Make sure the NetBackup system has no active backups, restores,
duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
the Maintenance Release will require a reboot 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 using the
ControlPanel -> Services tool. Repeat this until all databases have been
stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
installed.

2) Run Setup.exe (Double-click on the icon from File Manager or Explorer or run
it from the command prompt)

Setup.exe begins by stopping the appropriate NetBackup Services required for
the Maintenance Release installation. Next, it installs the necessary files
into the correct locations. Lastly, Setup.exe restarts the appropriate
NetBackup services.

3) Examine the file:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Symantec\NetBackup\InstallLogs\
NetBackup Install.<date>.<identifying number>.htm

to ensure that no errors took place during the installation.

Search the install log for the following string to determine if an error has
occurred. "Return Value 3".

4) Remove the temporary directory created in the download instructions.

NOTE: If you are installing the Maintenance Release using the silent install
script, please review the log:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Symantec\NetBackup\InstallLogs\*.htm

after the installation is finished, a reboot may be required to
complete the installation of the Maintenance Release. A search of the
log for the key words "in use" indicates which files were busy during
the installation.

Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup after you have
applied this Maintenance Release.

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III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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To uninstall the Maintenance Release from a Windows CLUSTER Environment:

NOTE: When uninstalling on a VCS cluster, complete the uninstall of this
pack on a single node before you begin uninstalling on another node.

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 fail over 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. You must uninstall all NetBackup Maintenance Releases before you
can uninstall the 7.5 base release.

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 uninstall 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 uninstalled, 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 NB_7.5.0.1.winnt.x86.exe provides fixes to the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.5 on 32-bit Windows Professional server and clients.
NB_7.5.0.1.winnt.x86.exe (315.3 MBytes)



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