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NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

I am trying to upgrade some of my Solaris 11 clients to 8.1.2 but they do not have enough space in /usr/openv. Is there a way to specify a different tmp location to save and run the installation from?

Thank you.

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

Support is telling me that the new program currently does not have any way to to specify an alternate directory. Their only recommendation so far is to link /usr/openv/tmp to another directory that has more space.

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

It seems that you have 2 problems:

1. Insufficient space in /usr/openv
2. Insufficient space in /tmp

For the 1st issue, you can move the openv directory to another filesystem with more space and then create a symbolic link to /usr. Your Unix/Linux sysadmin should be able to assist. 

For insufficient /tmp, you can specify TMPDIR or NB_TMPDIR variable before starting installation script. 

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

Marianne,

Thank you for your response. I am trying to not involve the SAs for these upgrades but if I have to I will.

I am performing the upgrades via the Deployment Management in the Admin Console GUI. How can I set these variables from there?

Thank you,

Herb

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

Deployment Management uses vxupdate in the background.
I have no experience with this utility and know even less about its 'inner workings'. 

In previous versions where Unix/Linux Client binaries were installed on the master and pushed out with update_clients, we could edit the install_client script(s) on the master to change variables:
TMPDIR=/tmp
OPENV_DIR=/usr/openv

I do not believe that this is possible with vxupdate. (If so, hopefully someone will tell us how...)
Clients with insufficient space in either /tmp or in /usr/openv will probably need to be upgraded manually.

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

Thank you. I will open a support case and update this discussion with their answer.

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Re: NetBackup 8.1.2 client upgrade from GUI using alternate stage directory

Support is telling me that the new program currently does not have any way to to specify an alternate directory. Their only recommendation so far is to link /usr/openv/tmp to another directory that has more space.

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