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Netbackup Upgrade from 7.0.1 to 7.5.0.6 - Known Issues

Created: 10 Jul 2013 • Updated: 10 Jul 2013 | 6 comments
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Dear Experts,

We will be upgrading the existing Netbackup master server in clustered configuration using MSCS on windows 2008 R2 from 7.0.1 to 7.5.0.6. I heard that there are some issues while doing one step upgrade direclty from 7.0.1 to 7.5. If you faced any issues please share with me your experiences.

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mph999's picture

Yes, but only if the catalog is archived.

It is recommened to NOT start the NBU services after the upgrade to 7.5,. but immediately insatll the '.' release patch, eg. 7.5.0.6

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Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
mph999's picture

See NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74584

 

Key Notes:
1. Before starting upgrading to NetBackup 7.5, run a Catalog Backup.
 
 2.   Symantec recommends that the consistency of the NetBackup EMM and BMR databases is validated and verified prior to performing the upgrade to NetBackup 7.5. http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH126758
 
3. Upgrade to NetBackup 7.5 can occur from all NetBackup 6.x and NetBackup 7.x versions. OpsCenter should be updated first, followed by the NetBackup Master Server, then Media Servers, then Clients.
 
4.  NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 6 (7.5.0.6) should be applied immediately after the 7.5 installation has been completed.  NetBackup 7.5.0.5 download information can be found at the following link:
 
5. NetBackup 7.5 migrates the NetBackup catalog image header information into the Netbackup relational database. This is a multistep process that may impact installation and operational performance until complete. Please review the following PDF for more details:
 
6. With NetBackup 7.x, all Unix/Linux 32-bit support has been discontinued. Customers with 32-bit master servers can perform the following:
A. Move to a Netbackup Appliance
B. Transfer a NetBackup master to new hardware/architecture should refer to: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77448
 
7. Upgrades from 6.x using OST on Unix Media Servers will be required to update the plug-in to a 64 bit version. For more information please refer to: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH170276
Please Review the full list of known issues on:
 
 
Martin
 
 

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
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SymGuy-IT's picture

Hi Martin,

What do u mean by catalog is archived?

Marianne's picture

Yes, but only if the catalog is archived.

Meaning if your catalog has been archived. 

Catalog archiving is explained in NBU Admin Guide I, chapter 18 under this topic: Archiving the catalog

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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mph999's picture

Marianne bet me to it - the manual explains all.

Simply, archinving the catalog backs up the .f files and deletes them.  They are restored as and when needed.  This is done to save space, as the majoity of the space the NBU uses, is due to the '.f' files.

Martin

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
SymGuy-IT's picture

Thanks a lot Martin and Marianne