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Remove SAP and oracle database agent from NetBackup server

Created: 13 May 2010 | 4 comments
Amin123's picture

IS there a specifc technote or procedure in how to remove SAP and oracle database agent from NetBackup server.
this is needed for upgrading to NBU 7.0 in solaris

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Marianne's picture

I don't have access to a Solaris master right now to verify, but you should be able to find all NetBackup packages with pkginfo.
Try the following:
pkginfo |grep -i netbackup

You will then remove the database packages first, then NetBackup itself (using pkgrm). Just PLEASE remember to answer Y when it asks 'is this a step in an upgrade?'.

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Amin123's picture

I been informed (by this community)  that removing during the upgrade will also remove the BPX, have you tried it removing during the upgrade, is there any another product will be removed or only the agent installed in that server.

Andy Welburn's picture

i.e.

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

your very first post quotes the installation guide:

"


The installation script displays a list of the add-on products and the agents

that are currently installed. The script also offers to remove these earlier

versions for you and Symantec recommends this method.

"

Any reason why you don't wish to follow this route? (The removal of PBX quoted by DM in the above post is not related to the running of the installation script - no installation script will permanently remove any component essential to the running of the application it is upgrading (unless it's badly written wink ))

Marianne's picture

I suggest you go with the Symantec recommended method.

A bit more from the Installation Guide:

8.  For Solaris servers only, remove the 6.x versions of all add-on products and database agents.

The installation script displays a list of the add-on products and the agents that are currently installed. The script also offers to remove these earlier versions for you and Symantec recommends this method.
You also have the option to remove these items manually before the upgrade occurs. These items must be removed before you upgrade to version 7.0. If you remove these items after an upgrade to version 7.0, part of the NetBackup installation is destroyed and the product cannot function.
If you decide to remove these products manually, you must stop the upgrade here. Refer to the appropriate NetBackup 6.x documentation for instructions on how to remove each add-on product or agent.
9.  For Solaris systems, all of the NetBackup scripts that you may have modified are removed when you complete this step.
Perform each of the following tasks in the order as shown:
■ Save any files that you have modified and want to keep.
■ Remove the current NetBackup server package by using the appropriate command:
For version 6.0: pkgrm VRTSnetbp
For version 6.5: pkgrm SYMCnetbp
The following prompt appears:
Are you doing this pkgrm as a step in an upgrade process?
■ Enter y.

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