Release Update NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_xof5.zip provides updates and fixes for Symantec NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.5 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, option packages for all UNIX platforms.

Article:TECH194118  |  Created: 2012-07-31  |  Updated: 2012-09-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH194118
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NetBackup LiveUpdate 7.5.0.4 README
NBLU_7.5.0.4 UNIX
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Symantec NetBackup 7.5.0.4 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/DOC5514
 

 


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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 7.5.0.4, you must download and extract the following UNIX bundles.

NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.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_7.5.0.4.WINx64.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.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 7.5.0.4
-- Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.4


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 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_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.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_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_5of5.zip

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

unzip NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip
unzip NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip
unzip NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip
unzip NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip
unzip NBLU_7.5.0.4.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:
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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 7.5.0.4 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 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 liveupdateServerProtocolOverride <LiveUpdate_Server_Location>


Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.4:
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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 7.5.0.4.

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_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_5of5.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.WINx64.zip
NBLU_7.5.0.4.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 7.5.0.4:
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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_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server. MD5sum: d16fcae66b3190eeb55a36e85b8749b5 SHA1: 57e3828f9aff1a33879806ae3ef26df57114a80e
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_1of5.zip (1.3 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server. MD5sum: 26d85545ef13cef847c2ca38cb36b92e SHA1: b16785e1ff63d6aebc6cd700d882f139c47a8bca
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_2of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)


NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server. MD5sum: 22f7709166089e7ea463be6781e28ff0 SHA1: a7d0cd679c64a39eb95dc94203bb43ac6332663b
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_3of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server. MD5sum: e013abcb1c38b85a918ffe7321f51c01 SHA1: 06b6cac5253953d995c52420e9b6b0570e82ef61
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_4of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_5of5.zip provides fixes for the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server. MD5sum: ce8ce5c6584d1aec7bbe7293b4e9b961 SHA1: 570f3ec67a151e7d8cdb51767a39236c5889cac2
NBLU_7.5.0.4.UNIX_5of5.zip (1.2 GBytes)



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