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How to Upgrade individual client - 7.5.0.6

Created: 19 Aug 2013 • Updated: 21 Aug 2013 | 7 comments
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Hi All,

Have upgraded our setup on netbackup 7.5.0.6 which is on Solaris 10.

Need to upgrade clients....individually.

I am aware of upgrading all clients but the reason is it restart the services and if backup is in progress then the job fails with error 63.

So i need to check first if there is no job in progress then only upgrade the client.

Suggestions are welcome.

Regards

Operating Systems:

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quebek's picture

In such case I would use

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/update_clients [-ForceInstall -Install_Client_Bins ] \
                [-ClientList filename | hardware_type operating_system]
Where in filename you do have clients you would like to update, in one line you should have

Hardware         OS               Client

ie:

RS6000           AIX53              client_name
The above can be filtered output from /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpplclients -allunique -noheader
 

This is in regards of UNIX like clients...

Andy Welburn's picture

Personally, I think the easiest way to check for running jobs would be the GUI in all honesty - unless your environment is really huge.

Then run the 'update_clients' script with the -ClientList option using a 'list' of clients taht you want to update.

e.g.

update_clients -Client_List clients.lis

where client.lis is of the format:

Solaris Solaris10 client1
Solaris Solaris10 client2
Solaris Solaris10 client3

etc etc etc

XD

NBU2010's picture

Thanks for your replies...in case if i want to upgrade windows client, can i do it in same manner as of solaris..

Martin Wallenko's picture

Yes, depending on the client version you're coming from (must be at least 6.5), you could upgrade Windows AND Solaris/Unix clients the same way, all you need is a webserver...

Please have a look at the NetBackup 7.5 LiveUpdate Guide for details.

Marianne's picture

Windows clients cannot be pushed from a Unix/Linux server.

You will need to start the upgrade from a Windows system as Domain Admin and can then 'select machines on the network'.
You can then select similar network clients (same OS and bit level).

Details in NBU Installation Guide: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5155

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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Andy Welburn's picture

Frequently Asked Questions about NetBackup update_clients script
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

.... just in case!

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