Good afternoon All,
We need to move to the latest version of NetBackup (10.0.0.1) from 8.1.2 and upgrade to windows 2019R2 at the same time. The company wants to reuse the hardware platform. So I am looking at what is the safest and shortest downtime route. My thoughts were the following grab all the configuration data and tuning files etc. Carryout a full catalogue backup. Rebuild server as 2019R2 and then using the drpkg carryout a DR of the master using version 10.0.0.1. In everyone's expert opinion a reasonable process. Or do I have to do the DR with version 8.1.2 first then upgrade to version 10.0.0.1? Your guidance is greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the clarification on having to DR back to the same version, then upgrade to version 10.x
We are running windows 2012R2 and will be going to 2019R2 are you suggesting an in place upgrade of the OS. I am not a huge fan of that approach and in the past have seen all sorts of peculiar behavior for in place upgrades. Mind you that was quite a few versions back of windows the windows 2k3 to 2k8 days. I never did any in place upgrades after that.
We had a similar situation. NB was already 8.2 so we went from 2012R2 to 2019 with no issue (our master is virtual). After that we updated to 188.8.131.52. This config is now running several monts without a single problem.