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Patch/Upgrading Netbackup from to

Created: 05 Dec 2013 • Updated: 17 Dec 2013 | 6 comments
mohsinmansoor's picture
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We are currently running Netbackup and need to upgrade our Netbackup environment to The main reason for this upgrade is the issue of "VMware Query Builder" with on AIX Master mentioned in this technote ( I need help in the detailed steps to patch/upgrade from to Will there be a need to upgrade catalog Database separately?

We have One AIX Master, one AIX Media and one Win Media Server, AIX clients and win clients. All of these are currently on I also need to know that can we upgrade Master and Media servers and AIX clients to, leaving the windows clients on version. The reason for leaving the windows clients on is that we might not be granted access to windows environment for patch upgrading.

The environment details are as:

Master Server: IBM AIX 6.1, Netbackup

Media Server 1 (For AIX systems): IBM AIX 6.1, Netbackup

Media Server 2 (For Windows Systems): Windows 2008 R2, Netbackup

Clients are AIX and Windows.

Operating Systems:

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mph999's picture

Yes, you can leave the clients at the lower version.

Regards,  Martin
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mohsinmansoor's picture

Thanks Martin for your reply.

Please can you also specify the recommended way of patch upgrading. Is there any thing to be done with catalog? All i plan is to take a Full Catalog Backup first and then launch an upgrade on Master, once Master is done, i will proceed with the Media servers and the AIX clients.



mph999's picture

A full catalog backup should be fine - I would persoannly take a couple, just in case.

Check readme notes of upgrade as well ...

Regards,  Martin
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SymTerry's picture

Also to add to Martin,

You can use the installation and upgrade portal This will give you the steps, patch links, and warnings for upgrading netbackup in your environment. You can also check on EEB's and signup for notifications. 

Marianne's picture

I need help in the detailed steps to patch/upgrade from to

The steps will be similar to the upgrade from 7.5 to

The download links for that you can find over here: are also the README's that contain detailed installation steps.
Be sure to download Server and Client patch files, combine client files (as per the README), extract both Server and Client files in the same folder.

Will there be a need to upgrade catalog Database separately? 

No. Database upgrade is automatically done towards the end of the patch installation.

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

mohsinmansoor's picture

Thanks Terry for the heads up on EEBs.

Thanks Marianne for your details on the binaries as well