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Netbackup 6.5.5 - change from 32 bit to 64 bit before upgrading to v. 7.0

Created: 19 Mar 2010 • Updated: 21 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

I am having a bit om misfurtune. My Netbackup 6.5.5 is a 32 bit version installed on a SLES 10.2 - 64bit system.
I vould like to upgrade to Netbackup 7.0. Is there a roadmap for this procedure ? Or is it possible to go directly from 6.5.5/32 til 7/64 ?

Klaus

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Stuart Green's picture

You are on 64 bit hardware/OS....hopefully software installation will take care of the upgrade over to the 64bit NBU binaries. According to doc below.

First port of call is the NBU 7.0 upgrade portal.
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/332137.htm

With NetBackup 7.0, all Unix/Linux 32-bit support has been discontinued. To upgrade these systems to NetBackup 7.0, you must first migrate your current NetBackup  6.x catalog and database to a 64-bit system with a supported platform. 32-bit Media servers that runs NetBackup 6.x are compatible with 64-bit Master servers that run NetBackup 7.0. Please refer to "Using catalog backup and recovery to transfer NetBackup catalogs between UNIX or Linux master servers as part of a hardware refresh"      http://support.veritas.com/docs/337970

PS: Looks like I will be following the above advice soon. I am running a 32bit SLES 10 SP2 OS with NBU 6.5 (32bit). But have a spare server sitting as a DR box that I aint configured yet. Will come in handy.

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Tip: Get overview/document your NBU environment. Run 'nbsu' and review the output.

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