Release Update NB_6.5.5.hp_ux.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on HP-UX servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Release Updates.

Article:TECH77276  |  Created: 2009-01-25  |  Updated: 2009-01-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77276
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Release Update NB_6.5.5.hp_ux.tar provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on HP-UX servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Release Updates.

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NB 6.5 Pack NB_6.5.5 README December 2, 2009
Requirement: NB_CLT_6.5.5
Corequirement: NB_BMR_6.5.5
Directives: NBDB_Upgrade NBDB_Recover
SeqNumber: 20091031
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This Release Update provides fixes for Veritas NetBackup (tm) UNIX servers.
NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents, and the Java Interface have
separate Release Updates.

For additional information about new platform proliferations, new features
associated with this release, end-of-life notifications, known issues, and
the current Release Update content, refer to the following TechNote on the
Symantec Support Web site:

http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/334986


The UNIX CLT Release Update, which is required to be installed with this server
update, contains a full replacement of all client binaries for all platforms.
The local CLT binaries for this server may require as much as 100MB of free
space in the /usr partition to install, depending on platform. If client
binaries are being loaded on a server to be pushed to clients, as much as 400MB
of free space may be required in the /usr partition.
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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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-- NB_CLT_6.5.5_<6 digit number>.tar must be installed before this
Release Update is installed.

-- Only if Bare Metal Restore is installed,
NB_BMR_6.5.5_<6 digit number>.<platform>.tar must be installed after
this Release Update is installed.

-- Installation of this Release Update requires version 1.6.4.40 of the
NB_update.install script.

-- Deliverables for the agents or options such as DB2, Oracle, Veritas
Storage Migrator (tm) (VSM) do not always change between release updates
and could result in a release update 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.

-- Added support for multiple ACSLS servers to Windows. This requires
all Windows ACS customers upgrade to SUN/STK Libattach version 1.4.1.



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I. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before installing this Release Update, please review the following items:
- Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups before and after you
apply this Release Update.

- If you are planning to install this Release Update as a part of an upgrade
from a NetBackup 6.0 MPx release, you must first install NetBackup 6.5 GA
before you install this Release Update.

- If you are planning to install this Release Update 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://www.symantec.com/enterprise/support/overview.jsp?pid=15143

- Do not use a NetBackup user interface running on any other host to monitor
the NetBackup jobs/processes/daemons/devices on the host that is being
patched during the installation. On AIX this may cause text busy errors to
occur during the installation. The safest approach is to not have any user
interfaces running on remote systems that are accessing any host during
pack application.


To install this Release Update in a UNIX Cluster Environment:

1) Before you install this Release Update, make sure that NetBackup is at
release level 6.5 and configured to run in a cluster.

2) Freeze the cluster by following the procedures outlined in the
"NetBackup High Availability Guide."

3) Install this Release Update on the inactive node(s) of the cluster first.
(Perform the steps in the, "To install this Release Update as root on the
NetBackup Server" procedure).

4) Install this Release Update on the active node of the cluster.
(Again, perform the steps in the, "To install this Release Update as root
on the NetBackup Server" procedure).

5) Unfreeze the cluster by following the procedure outlined in the "NetBackup
High Availability Guide."

6) If the cluster is in a faulted state, clear the fault.


NOTE: A directory "NB_6.5.5" is created in the cluster shared directory.
This directory stores files that will be needed during an uninstall.
Do not remove it.

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To install this Release Update as root on the NetBackup Server:

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) Install NB_6.5.5 and NB_CLT_6.5.5 Release Update binaries.

cd /tmp
/bin/sh NB_update.install

NOTE: Selecting the server Release Update automatically installs the
client Release Update if the client (CLT) .Z file and the README exist
in the installation directory. The server install fails if the (CLT)
.Z file and the README are not present and the CLT update has not been
previously installed. The client Release Update will NOT be installed
automatically during a reinstall of the server Release Update.

3) The NB_update.install script prompts you to restart daemons.
Otherwise, after the update installation has completed, run:

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

You can find the update install logs in /usr/openv/pack/pack.history after
the installation is complete.

NOTE: Again, Symantec recommends that you perform catalog backups after you
have applied this Release Update.

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NetBackup 6.5.4 added server support for AIX 6.1. Use the following steps to
install this Release Update on an AIX 6.1 system:

1. Install PBX from the NB_65_ICS_1.4.40.0_AIX image.
2. Install NetBackup 6.5 GA.
3. Apply the latest NetBackup 6.5.x Release Update.




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II. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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Note: This will ONLY uninstall the Release Update from your local machine.


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To uninstall this Release Update in a UNIX Cluster Environment:

1) Freeze the cluster to prevent failover during the uninstall.

2) Uninstall this Release Update on the inactive node(s) of the cluster first.

3) Uninstall this Release Update on the active node of the cluster.

4) If the cluster is in a faulted state, clear the fault.

5) Be sure to uninstall both client and server updates on each node before
proceeding to the next step.

6) Unfreeze the cluster.
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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 the directory to the patch save directory.
Substitute the pack name for ${PACK} in the following command:

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

3) Run the un-install script:

./NB_update.uninstall

4) Verify that the update uninstalled successfully by checking:

/usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

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

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




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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77276


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