Release Update NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_xof5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.5 provides updates and fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.0 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for all UNIX platforms.

Article:TECH184337  |  Created: 2012-03-20  |  Updated: 2012-04-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH184337
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NetBackup LiveUpdate 7.5 README
NBLU_7.5 UNIX
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Symantec
NetBackup 7.5.0.1 Maintenance Release LiveUpdate Packages.

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:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5429
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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 UNIX 7.5, you must download and extract the
        following UNIX bundles.

        NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.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 NetBackup UNIX bundles.

        NBLU_7.5.0.1.WINx64.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.1.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
        4.0GB for NetBackup Servers and 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 7.5.0.1
    --  Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.1


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 7.5
       "NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide."

       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_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip
       NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip
       NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip
       NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip
       NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip

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_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip
   NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip
   NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip
   NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip
   NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip

   a. To extract the bundle(s) on a UNIX system use the following command:

      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip

   b. To extract the bundle(s) 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 LiveUpdate 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 LiveUpdate 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


+  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 7.5.0.1 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 4.0GB of total available space
     NetBackup Client - /tmp must have at least 4.0GB 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"

+  When running nbliveup on the command line to update a UNIX system, take
   care not to start multiple instances of the nbliveup command.  Make sure
   to wait for the exit status message from nbliveup before re-running the
   nbliveup command.  The recommended usage for nbliveup on the command line
   is with the "-v" verbose option:

      /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbliveup -v -d livuepdateServerProtocolOverride \
    <LiveUpdate_Server_Location>


Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.1:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Refer to the 7.5 "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 7.5 hosts can be updated with NetBackup Maintenance
Release 7.5.0.1.

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_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.WINx64.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.1.WINx86.zip

NOTE: If you have Fibre Transport Media Server configured on your machine,
run /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbftsrvr_config to install the
new device drivers.  For more information on using the nbftsrv_config script,
see the paragraph: "Configuring the media server FT services" in
section 5 of the "Configuring SAN Client and Fibre Transport" chapter
in the Symantec NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide.


Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.1:
---------------------------------------------------
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.

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 Maintenance Release name for ${PACK.EN_US} in the following
   command:

      cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK.EN_US}/save

3) Run the un-install script:

      ./NB_update.uninstall

4) Verify that the Maintenance Release uninstalled successfully by checking the
   file:

      /usr/openv/pack/pack.history

5) If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:

      /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bp.start_all
 


Attachments

NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_1of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_2of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)


NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_3of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_4of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server
NBLU_7.5.0.1.UNIX_5of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)



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