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Upgrade 6.5 to NETBACKUP 7.5

Created: 07 Oct 2012 • Updated: 24 Oct 2012 | 6 comments
shakeel-qureshi's picture
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In my LIVE Env, i have SUN machine SPARC Entry Server.

NetBackup 6.5 master/media on it. Requirement is to upgrade it to 7.5 Master/Media and clients ORACLE RMAN Backups on solaris machines.

kindly correct me if i am wrong. the steps i will follow are:

1) Download NBU 7 media

2) down NBU Services on live machine

3) Apply 7.0, up Netbackup services.

4) download 7.5 media

5) Apply 7.5 and up services.


Master Media upgraded. now to upgrade the client for 7.5. steps needed.  HOT backups are configured for ORACLE RMAN.

Does linking again needed to be performed ? ? ?

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mph999's picture

You can go stright to 7.5.

Do NOT start the services at 7.5, but first install the or .04 patch,as there is a bug at 7.5 that may affect you.

Look at SORT for NBU (link on here )

and use the upgrade checklist feature and look at the 7.x upgrade portal

Everything you could possible need is in these two areas.


Regards,  Martin
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
shakeel-qureshi's picture

Right i can choose 7.5 and will check the SORT.

please address on upgrading the client agent for ORACLE, which is taking ORACLE HOT BACKUPS.

which steps needed to be followed.?

mph999's picture

Should all be covered in the SORT site - it is very very detailed...

Regards,  Martin
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
Marianne's picture

All agents and options are included in 7.x software. No additional/special software or steps needed.

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

Yogesh9881's picture

Hi Shakeel,

Few inputs from me 

Copy all existing RMAN scripts while upgrading database - Media / Client systems b'coz at the time of upgradation all existing RMAN scripts will be overwrite with default sample scripts in default path.

Also make sure you will apply recent patch level ... i guess is the letest.

If this post has helped you, please vote or mark as solution.

Before break-up, make sure you have a good backup.....  ;-)

PauloAlves's picture

Hi folks.
I also have an update task from 6.5 to 7.5 on Solaris Sparc.
I have questions about the item "image metadata migration."

What exact steps must be performed at this stage?


Paulo Alves