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Netbackup 6.5.5 client for windows - do i need to install previous versions first ?

Created: 01 Jul 2010 • Updated: 02 Aug 2010 | 6 comments
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Hi
I am taking care of installing the netbackup client on windows computers in my company.
the recommended path of installation for 6.5.5 that i was given by the backup team is to install v 6.5 + patches 6.5mp3 and 6.5mp3.1
then to install the 6.5.5 client
this seems like a lot of installs for one client. Is this really needed ? and is so, is it possible to build a single command to integrate all ?
thanks in advance

brpo

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Andy Welburn's picture

& then upgrade to 6.5.5 (unlesss I missed something when 6.5.5 came out!)

From the following T/N:
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/337041.htm

"...
The 6.5.5 Release Updates listed below requires 6.5 GA be installed before installation. The release updates are cumulative and do not require the application of the previous release update. For example, a customer running 6.5.GA can apply the 6.5.5 release updates directly, there is no need to apply 6.5.1/6.5.2 in order to move to the 6.5.5 level.
..."

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Will Restore's picture

one install + one upgrade (until the next upgrade comes along, of course)

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

Stuart Green's picture

I have an Idea logged for this type of request.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/idea/make-available-netbackup-release-updates-new-base-install-release

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

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J.H Is gone's picture

When 6.5.3.1 came out it was not cumulative
so you had to install 6.5 + 6.5.3 + 6.5.3.1
But when 6.5.5 came it it was cumulative so you only needed 6.5 + 6.5.5

I don't have to know how to spell....I work on Unix.
NetBackup 7.0.1 - AIX & Windows

brpo's picture

thanks all for the info, that's what i was expecting...
I guess my colleagues were misguided because there is no mention of 6.5.3 and 6.5.3.1 in the documents (probably because those
did not exist when the document was published first).
brgds
bruno