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mnazli
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11 years ago

NetBackup 7.5 install question

Hi , I had installed NetBackup 7.5 eval copy and I wanted to patch it to the latest version 7.5.0.6, however I was told that that is not available for eval copy. I was wondering if anyone have the documents, screen shots or way to upgrade from 7.5 to latest version 7.5.0.6 ?               Also wondering if NetBackup supports for backing up these:  IP based disk for RDS, Baracuda, NEXSAN satabeast. Thanks.

  • NBU 7.5.0.6 is publicly available - for all types of installations:

    NetBackup 7.5.0.6 Download Links
     http://symantec.com/docs/TECH204644

    The download links are also the READMEs for each of the patches.

    If you say 'IP based disk', can we assume that the data is network mapped to Windows and/or Linux/Unix servers via CIFS or NFS?

    Backing up network drives is explained in NBU Admin Guide I: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5159

    Links to all compatibility guides and documentation can be found in 'Handy NBU Links' in my signature.

    Please work with the Symantec Reseller that gave you the eval keys - they can help to ensure successful evaluation of NetBackup.

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  • 1) No screen shots, only simple text instructions.

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    Installation steps:

    1) Close all NetBackup Windows.
    Make sure the NetBackup system has no active backups, restores,
    duplications, etc., running. If there are NetBackup activities in process,
    the Maintenance Release will require a reboot if the file to update is busy.

    If a database client is being used, such as Oracle, ensure that the
    database services are stopped. Database services can be stopped using the
    ControlPanel -> Services tool. Repeat this until all databases have been
    stopped. These services must be restarted once the patch is successfully
    installed.

    2) Run Setup.exe (Double-click on the icon from File Manager or Explorer or run
    it from the command prompt)

    Setup.exe begins by stopping the appropriate NetBackup Services required for
    the Maintenance Release installation. Next, it installs the necessary files
    into the correct locations. Lastly, Setup.exe restarts the appropriate
    NetBackup services.

    3) Examine the file:

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Symantec\NetBackup\InstallLogs\
    NetBackup Install.<date>.<identifying number>.htm

    to ensure that no errors took place during the installation.

    Search the install log for the following string to determine if an error has
    occurred. "Return Value 3".

    4) Remove the temporary directory created in the download instructions.

    NOTE: If you are installing the Maintenance Release using the silent install
    script, please review the log:

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Symantec\NetBackup\InstallLogs\*.htm

    after the installation is finished, a reboot may be required to
    complete the installation of the Maintenance Release. A search of the
    log for the key words "in use" indicates which files were busy during
    the installation.

    Symantec recommends that you perform a catalog backup after you have
    applied this Maintenance Release.

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    2) I do not see those products listed, sorry

     

    Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76495

    NetBackup 7.x Hardware Compatibility List

     

     

     

     

     

  • NBU 7.5.0.6 is publicly available - for all types of installations:

    NetBackup 7.5.0.6 Download Links
     http://symantec.com/docs/TECH204644

    The download links are also the READMEs for each of the patches.

    If you say 'IP based disk', can we assume that the data is network mapped to Windows and/or Linux/Unix servers via CIFS or NFS?

    Backing up network drives is explained in NBU Admin Guide I: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5159

    Links to all compatibility guides and documentation can be found in 'Handy NBU Links' in my signature.

    Please work with the Symantec Reseller that gave you the eval keys - they can help to ensure successful evaluation of NetBackup.

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