Maintenance Release NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip provides updates and fixes for Symantec NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 7.5 via Live Update. These packages contain all server, client, and option packages for Windows x64 platforms.

Article:TECH199251  |  Created: 2012-11-01  |  Updated: 2013-02-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH199251
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NetBackup LiveUpdate 7.5.0.5 README
NBLU_7.5.0.5 Windows
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This README describes the fixes and updates contained within the Symantec NetBackup 7.5.0.5 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/DOC6038
 

 


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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 Windows 7.5.0.5, 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_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx86.zip

    --  You can use the same LiveUpdate server to deploy NetBackup updates
        for UNIX.  To accomplish this, you must download and extract the
        bundles into the same location as the NetBackup Windows bundle(s).

        NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_1of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_2of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_3of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_4of5.zip
        NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_5of5.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.

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I. LIVEUPDATE FOR NETBACKUP
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    --  Creating a LiveUpdate Server for NetBackup
    --  NetBackup LiveUpdate Known Issues
    --  Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.5
    --  Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.5


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_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip
       NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx86.zip

       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_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip
   NBLU_7.5.0.5.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_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip
      unzip NBLU_7.5.0.5.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 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

+  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 7.5.0.5 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"


Using LiveUpdate to deploy NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.5:
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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 7.5.0.5.

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_7.5.0.5.UNIX_1of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_2of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_3of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_4of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.UNIX_5of5.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip
     NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx86.zip


Uninstalling NetBackup Maintenance Release 7.5.0.5:
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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.

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 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.

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 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

NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip fixes for NetBackup Server 7.5 via Live Update. MD5: 008b0533abc363c0d7b378ffe2d5845d SHA1: f3d2627f7c2567ecccfa430cb225f22a926c672f
NBLU_7.5.0.5.WINx64.zip (487 MBytes)


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