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Netbackup master sever hardware change and NBU version upgrade.

Created: 20 Nov 2012 • Updated: 09 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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I am moving my Netbackup master server to new server to new hardware as well

I performing netbackup upgrade

Current environment:

Master server OS:  Windows 2k3     NBU version: 6.5.4

New environment:

Master server OS:  Windows 2k8     NBU version: 7.5.0.4

Can I directly install NBU 7.5.04 on new server and perform catalog (6.5.4) recovery for new hardware?

If not how should I accomplish this.

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Nagalla's picture

are you planing to change the master server name and IP address  also...or willing to use the old master server name and IP address?

please check the below Tech note:-

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/mov...

Mark_Solutions's picture

I would get the new server ready and then do as follows:

1. deactivate everything (policies, SLPs etc) so that nothing can run

2. Take a full catalog backup

3. Shut down old master

4. rename new master to the same name / IP address

5. Install NBU at 6.5.4 to same location (drive letter and path) as the old master (very important)

6. Do a catalog recovery once devices have been configured

7. Upgrade (7.5 first then immediate bpdown followed by 7.5.0.4 - then wait for upgrade processes to complete)

Job done! (obviously check through all theguides and upgrade guides!)

Hope this helps

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Nagalla's picture

when IP add host name are same , its pretty easy..

just follow the steps listed my Mark.. and you are done. 

Good luck... !!!

Marianne's picture

As per Mark's excellent post, NBU catalog can only be recovered to exact same version on new server, in same location, with same hostname.

Procedure is documented in this TN: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77447

The alternative is to upgrade the existing server to 7.5.0.4 as W2008 R2 is only officially supported as from NBU 7.0, and then migrate using catalog backup and restore.

We have seen other users in this forum who managed to install 6.5.x successfully on W2008 R2.

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