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Netbackup Upgrade from 7.1 to 7.5 step 5 - image metadata migration

Created: 12 Jul 2012 • Updated: 03 Aug 2012 | 1 comment
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 From the 7,5 upgrade guide -

We are upgrading from 7.1 to 7.5 on a sigle master server with 7 media servers and many clients.

Step 5 is confussing

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:
we have reviewed the Upgrade Guide. do we initiate this step? is it automatic during the upgrade?
If it is automatic, how do we stop it as the instructions say to install the release before this?

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RonCaplinger's picture

The 7.x Upgrade Portal (your first link above) shows NOTES, not upgrade STEPS.  Do not try to use the notes as the upgrade steps, they are just notes to remind you of things to watch for.

Follow the steps outlined in the "NetBackup_75_Upgrade_Guide", starting on page 18 or page 23, depending on which method you need to use.  The process is not completely automated, and at one point in the upgrade, you will be asked if you want to start the NBU daemons (Do you want to start the NetBackup job-related daemons so backups and restores can be initiated?); THAT's where you will answer "n", so that the script will exit and you can follow the steps for the upgrade.

After looking through steps 5-7, this is going to be one confusing upgrade, since you have to bounce from one document to the next.  no