Feature Pack NB_LOT_45_9_F.rs6000_433.tar provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) for Lotus Notes Database Agent on AIX 4.3.3.10 platforms.

Article:TECH44143  |  Created: 2005-01-04  |  Updated: 2013-10-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH44143
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Feature Pack NB_LOT_45_9_F.rs6000_433.tar provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) for Lotus Notes Database Agent on AIX 4.3.3.10 platforms.

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LOT 4.5FP_6 Pack NB_LOT_45_9_F README LOTUS October 4, 2005
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This Feature Pack provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup(tm) for Lotus Notes
Database Agent.

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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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-- 4.5 FP6 must be installed prior to installing this Feature Pack.

-- Installation of this Feature Pack requires version 1.8.2.25 of the
Vrts_pack.install.

-- NB_CLT_45_9_F should be installed prior to installing this
Feature Pack.

-- The AIX 4.3.3 Feature Pack should not be installed on an AIX 5.1
system. Install the AIX 5.1 Feature Pack on an AIX 5.1 system.


I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
IV. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
Current pack
NB_LOT_45_8_F
NB_LOT_45_7_F


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I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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1) Download NB_LOT_45_9_F_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar into the
/tmp directory.

where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

where <platform> is linux 2.4, rs6000_433, rs6000_51, solaris

2) Extract NB_LOT_45_9_F_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar files
/bin/tar xvf NB_LOT_45_9_F_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar

This will create the files:
Vrts_pack.install
VrtsNB_LOT_45_9_F.README
VrtsNB_LOT_45_9_F.<platform>.tar.Z


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II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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There are two ways to install database agent Feature Pack software.

1. Remote Installation: Loads the software on a master server with
the intent of pushing database software out to affected clients.

2. Local Installation: Loads and installs the software only to this
local machine.

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Remote Installation:

As root on the NetBackup Master server:

1. Install the Feature Pack binaries.

cd /tmp
/bin/sh Vrts_pack.install

Pick option 1 (Remote Installation) when prompted for the installation
method.

2. Run update_dbclients to push pack software affected database agent clients.
For more information on how to run update_dbclients, refer to the NetBackup
for Lotus Notes System Administrator's Guide.

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Local Installation:

As root on the NetBackup for Lotus Notes client:

1) Install Feature Pack binaries.

cd /tmp
/bin/sh Vrts_pack.install

If the pack is being installed on a master server, pick option 2,
Local Installation, when prompted.


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III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.

If a database agent is being used, such as Lotus Notes,
ensure that the database services are stopped.

2) Change directory to the pack save directory.
Substitute the pack name for ${PACK} in the following command:

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

3) Run the un-install script:

./Vrts_pack.uninstall

4) Verify that the pack uninstalled successfully by checking
/usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5) Only perform this step if the pack was originally pushed to remote
clients using update_dbclients. Please run update_dbclients after
the pack was successfully uninstalled on the master server.


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IV. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
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The following are descriptions of the problems fixed.
Please read the entire document before installing.

README Conventions:

Description
Describes a particular problem or feature contained in this feature pack.

** Description **
Describes a problem that can lead to potential data loss. Please read
these problem descriptions carefully.

Workaround
Any available workarounds to a problem are also listed. Workarounds
can be used INSTEAD of applying the patch, however, Symantec strongly
recommends the "best practice" of being at the latest patch level.

Additional Notes
Any additional information regarding this problem or feature is included.


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Current pack
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Description:
When backing up Lotus Notes databases, some databases were skipped. These
skipped databases were not reported as an error; the backup exited with a
status 0 instead of a status 1.

(All NetBackup Windows Clients Linux2.4 RS6000_433 RS6000_51 SOLARIS)
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Description:
Memory corruption occurred within the Lotus Notes Agent for Linux when
passing handles because of a mismatch of the handle size.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4 )
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Description:
During the alternate client restore, the secondary restore process
was not passed the value for the browse client(source client).

(All NetBackup Windows Clients Linux2.4 RS6000_433 RS6000_51 SOLARIS)
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NB_LOT_45_8_F
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Description:
When trying to perform a Lotus PIT restore (using PIT) when a secondary
restore is required to restore requested Lotus transaction log extents, the
following error is encountered:

"Invalid start date: 11/15/99" syntax error in bprestore. Only applies to
restoring Transaction Logs function - standard nsf files are ok.

tar debug log shows:
16:32:19 (101307.001) INF - Begin Lotus point in time database recovery to:
06/05/2004 16.29.22 CEDT
16:32:19 (101307.001) INF - Transaction Log:/A1VG3DATA/S0000160.TXN Required
for Recovery
16:32:19 (101307.001) INF - Requesting Restore of
Log:/A1VG3DATA/S0000160.TXN
Id:001c6243c1256e7d-f762d76fa9030000
LogNo:160
16:32:19 (101307.001) Invalid start date: 11/15/99
16:32:19 (101307.001) EXIT STATUS 144: invalid command usage
16:32:19 (101307.001) INF - NBLN_RecoverDb() RecoverErrorCode:0x13E3
DbIndex:0
16:32:19 (101307.001) ERR - /A1VG1DATA/c59admin_domino/testtl.nsf Recovery
Failed!
(0x13E3:Recovery Manager: Error from Logging Subsystem.)

Bprestore demonstrates incorrect syntax:
16:32:19.346 [83270] <2> logparams: -B -w -t 25 -s 11/15/99 -R
/usr/openv/netbackup/logs/user_ops/LN_Restore_Rename_File_87834.chg
/Transaction Logs/S0000160.TXN~001c6243c1256e7d-f762d76fa9030000
16:32:19.361 [83270] <16> process_args: Invalid start date: 11/15/99
16:32:19.361 [83270] <2> bprestore: exit with status = 144

Bplist can also recreate error with the following options;
# bplist -t 25 -l -R -s 11/15/1999
Invalid start date: 11/15/1999
EXIT STATUS 144: invalid command usage

(NetBackup Clients: Intel-NT Linux2.4 RS6000_433 SOLARIS )
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Description:
NetBackup for Lotus Notes will successfully backup Domino transaction log
extents, but will NOT truncate them.

Workaround:
Do not specify the TRANSLOG_Path for the Lotus transaction log directory
in the notes.ini as a symbolic link. Make sure the Lotus transaction log
directory is always the actual physical path.

(NetBackup Clients: Intel-NT Linux2.4 RS6000_433 SOLARIS )



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NB_LOT_45_7_F
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Description:
Adds support for Linux 2.4 for Lotus Notes.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4 )
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Description:
Because of a conflict with the use of the signal SIGALRM between NetBackup
and Lotus Domino, backups using the NetBackup for Lotus agent will
occasionally exit with a status 50. This issue has been resolved.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4 RS6000_433 SOLARIS )
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