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Elmer_Gomez's avatar
10 years ago

Netbackup 4.5 to 7.5 upgrade

estimates, 
good afternoon, I would like to know how I can do to make Netbackup Upgrade Version 4.5 to 7.5, there is some method to the upgrade. 

thank you for your support.

  • All excellent posts. When the current version of NBU is this far beyond EOL, I recommend starting with a fresh install and importing your images rather than attempt to upgrade. We cannot provide customers with software prior to 7.x

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  • 4.5 -> 5.1 -> 6.5 -> 7.5 

    I will try to find you documentation... 
    You will understand that information about such old versions will be hard to find.

  • WOW!!

    No way to upgrade from 4.5 to 7.x, you have to go three hops in order to achive it. Though till 6.5 all the NBU compatible versions are EOL and if there is any issue Symantec will not be able to help you.

    How big is your environment, I would suggest setting up a new 7.x environment and migrating the client slowly as a new infrastructure. It is time consuming and slow process but worth in your scenario. You can have the old environment intact till all the images get expired and just keep one drive on it to do restore.

    If you still want to migrate here is the rule:

    4.5 to 5.1
    5.x to 6.5
    6.x to 7.x

    Check this upgrade portal http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290185.htm. This is for 6.5

    Also make sure you check all your hardware, OS in the compatibility list to make sure all are compatible.

     

  • I must agree with sazz. 

    Your challenge is not only with the upgrade of NBU, but with compatibility and the major catalog change between 5.x and 6.x.

    So, before you even start planning NBU upgrade, look at Compatibility Guides.
    You will see that you need to plan for some OS and server migrations as part of the upgrade path.

    I do not have a URL for NBU 5.1 compatibility, but I have attached the doc that I have downloaded some years ago.

    NBU 6.5 OS CL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH70729  
     

    NBU 7.x http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76648 

    NBU 5.x to NetBackup 6.5 Upgrade Guide http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH52753 
    Links to NBCC downloads http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH67840 
    (You will see that you need to contact Symantec Support for an older nbcc version.) 

    NBU 7.x Upgrade portal: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74584  

    Using catalog backup and recovery to transfer NetBackup catalogs between Windows master servers as part of a hardware refresh
    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH77447 

  • All excellent posts. When the current version of NBU is this far beyond EOL, I recommend starting with a fresh install and importing your images rather than attempt to upgrade. We cannot provide customers with software prior to 7.x