Maintenance Release NB_7.5.0.5.winnt.x86.exe provides fixes to the Symantec NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 7.5 on 32-bit Windows Professional server and clients.

Article:TECH199241  |  Created: 2012-11-01  |  Updated: 2013-02-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199241
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NB 7.5 Maintenance Release NB_7.5.0.5 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:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6038
 

 


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_7.5.0.5.winnt.x86.exe file
   into a temporary directory.

2) Extract the NB_7.5.0.5.winnt.x86.exe
   by double-clicking on it.

        This will create a number of files that include:
        VrtsNB_7.5.0.5.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 cancelled 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

NB_7.5.0.5.winnt.x86.exe fixes for NetBackup Server 7.5 on 32-bit Windows Server. MD5: 930a430d177be47626e65a5beb7d5f71 SHA1: af7eb410652a256018f79b9c744800b8afb058ba
NB_7.5.0.5.winnt.x86.exe (317.1 MBytes)


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