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BharadwajR
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9 years ago

Upgrading Netbackup Media server from 7.0.1 to 7.5.0.7

Hi,

We have suggessfully upgraded one of Solaris Master Server from NB 7.0.1 to NB 7.5.0.7  last week.

Now we need to upgrade our 2 AIX media servers from 7.0.1 to 7.5.0.7 .

For master server upgrade, we have taken precautionary steps like ( Running NBCC , Taking snapshot of /usr/openv/ , Taking catalog backup, Copying DR file, Deactivating policies...)

Is there any pre steps that we have to taken before upgrading  our 2 AIX media servers ?

Is NB 7.5.0.7 Media server upgrade is just similar to Master server 7.5.0.7 upgrade? 

 

 

 

  • Hi,

     

    Make sure no backups are going to use the media server, make sure that the versions are supported and then you can proceed. The process is similar but not all the steps will be performed by the installer.

     

    PLease refer to the upgrade portal.

  • Run a SORT upgrade assesment

    https://sort.symantec.com/netbackup

    Down the data collector and run it on both AIX servers. The SORT report will telly if the system is fit for upgrade.

    A samle report can be found here:

    https://sort.symantec.com/sample/install_and_upgrade_nbu

  • As there are no databases stored on media servers, there should be no need for special precautions. Simply verify OS and server requirements as NBU 7.5 and above is more resource intensive.

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  • Hi,

     

    Make sure no backups are going to use the media server, make sure that the versions are supported and then you can proceed. The process is similar but not all the steps will be performed by the installer.

     

    PLease refer to the upgrade portal.

  • Run a SORT upgrade assesment

    https://sort.symantec.com/netbackup

    Down the data collector and run it on both AIX servers. The SORT report will telly if the system is fit for upgrade.

    A samle report can be found here:

    https://sort.symantec.com/sample/install_and_upgrade_nbu

  • As there are no databases stored on media servers, there should be no need for special precautions. Simply verify OS and server requirements as NBU 7.5 and above is more resource intensive.
  • Thank you Marianne /Nicolai /Riaan for sharing your valuable suggestions.