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netbackp upgrade from 7.7.2 to 8.1

I want to upgrade my symantec netbackup version from 7.7.2 to 8,1.

Current version of netbackup is running on windows server 2008 standard which i think does not support the latest version (8.1) of netbackup. I think i have to change the windows server verion as well in addtion to task should perform to upgrade the netbackup latest version.

1: Please help to provide all the necessary steps to upgrade netbackup verion 7.7.2 to 8.1.

2: If i have to install a fresh  windows server 2012 then what whould be the steps to upgrade.

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Re: netbackp upgrade from 7.7.2 to 8.1


1. Its Veritas NetBackup :)

2. Go to the NetBackup upgrade portal and to help with the upgrade preparation 

3. Once you've upgraded to 8.1.2 you need to install a new server (on 2012 or 2016) with the same version of NetBackup and perform a catalog recovery to move the master from old to new server.

Re: netbackp upgrade from 7.7.2 to 8.1

The good news is that W2008 is still supported with NBU 8.x, but we all know that Microsoft's support for this OS will run out sooner rather than later (which will also end NBU support). 

So, you have 2 choices -

  1. migrate to new OS using existing NBU version, then upgrade.
  2. Upgrade NBU, then migrate to new OS.

Please be sure to read the Upgrade Guide, Installation Guide and NetBackup Read This First for Secure Communications (PDF)

Using catalog backup and recovery to transfer NetBackup catalogs between Windows master servers as part of a hardware refresh

Links to all NetBackup Documentation 8.1.2  :