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NetBackup 8.3. Upgrade or fresh install

Hi,

We currently have NetBackup 7.7.1 on Linux. We are planning to upgrade it to the version 8.3 and have it installed on a brand new hardware. I would like to ask what would be the best way to do this:

- Migrate the current version of NetBackup to the new hardware and then upgrade NetBackup

- Install fresh version of NetBackup and then migrade data from old NetBackup

Beside upgrading NetBackup we will need to change Linux hostname also.

Thank you.

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Re: NetBackup 8.3. Upgrade or fresh install


@serg2002 wrote:

- Migrate the current version of NetBackup to the new hardware and then upgrade NetBackup


This is your best option.  Take catalog backup on old server. Prepare new server with same hostname, install same NBU version to same path, recover catalog. Run on old version for a day or two, then upgrade.


- Install fresh version of NetBackup and then migrade data from old NetBackup


It is not possible to 'migrate' between different versions. Catalog recovery can only be done using same version, same hostname.


Beside upgrading NetBackup we will need to change Linux hostname also.


This is not a DIY job. You need Veritas consulting services. They can migrate to a new version software and change hostname.

See these articles:

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100016305

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100022624

Re: NetBackup 8.3. Upgrade or fresh install

Thank you.