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Netbackup Volume Manager

Created: 11 May 2010 • Updated: 11 Nov 2010 | 3 comments
Alit's picture

All,

We have Netbackup 6.5 running under Solaris 10 update 2 as Operating System.
Now, We want to upgrade Solaris to Solaris 10 update 6.
1.  After Operating system upgraded , Is VVM ( Veritas volume Manager ) and netbackup should be reconfigure?
2. LUN on external storage ( Created by veritas volume manager ) still can be used?

Thanks

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Marianne's picture

Solaris 10 updates using the EIS media are patch installs, not a full O/S upgrade/reinstall. Do the Solaris update in single user mode (shutdown, then boot single user). This means that only O/S filesystems will be mounted and NetBackup will be down.

I have personally updated my SUN lab servers like this recently. No changes were made to Storage Foundation (Volume Manager) or NetBackup.

Once the Solaris EIS updates completed, the server was rebooted. Filesystems auto-mounted and NetBackup started like before.

Just backup NBU catalogs as precaution...

As a matter of interest - what are your VxVM and NBU versions?

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Alit's picture

Thanks for Your response Marianne,
We use :

Veritas Netbackup Ver. 6.5.1
Veritas Volume Manager Ver.  4.1

Marianne's picture

You might want to update NetBackup and Storage Foundation as well. New versions include all bug fixes as well as new features.
If you don't want to upgrade to NetBackup 7 (yet), NetBackup 6.5.6 has been released: http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/351910.htm
Storage Foundation 5.1 has been out for quite a while. You can determine if your system is ready for upgrade by using utilities on the VOS site:
https://vos.symantec.com/home
There is also a separate Storage Foundation Forum: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/storage-ma...

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links