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Want to know the complete algorithm of upgrading Puredisk 6.5.1.2 to the latest version of 6.6

Hi All,

Product in use: Veritas Netbackup Puredisk 6.5.1.2 v

Installed on Suse linux:

# uname -a
Linux mpsc-pdisk01 2.6.16.60-0.31-smp #1 SMP Tue Oct 7 16:16:29 UTC 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 1
 

# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.16.60-0.31-smp (gcc version 4.1.2 20070115 (SUSE Linux)) #1 SMP Tue Oct 7 16:16:29 UTC 2008
 

  1. What are the precautions should I be taking?
  2. Can I directly upgrade from 6.5.1.2 to the latest version of 6.6?
  3. What is the latest version of 6.6?
  4. We are running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 and PD 6.6.5 requires SP2. Since these PD servers were originally Symantec builds, does Symantec provide the SP 2 media?
  5. How long does the PureDisk server upgrade take?
  6. Do all tasks/services need to be stopped before/during the upgrade?
  7. Is there a specific sequence that we need to follow (e.g. PD source server, PD clients, PD target server)?
  8. How long does the client upgrade take and how resource intensive is it on the client (should we be concerned about impacting the clients during the middle of their business day)?
  9. Can all of the client upgrades be pushed out at the same time or is it recommended to only do several (count?) at a time?
  10. If we upgrade the servers during the day (when no backups are running), can the agents (old version) still back up to the upgraded servers (in case we can't upgrade all of the clients in one day)?
  11. What will be the impact of PD server upgrade on the agents/clients which are connected to it?
  12. Should I have to worry about compatibility issue? Are there any compatibility criteria?

Please help.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Rizwan