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TechNote 285590 Revision D

Upgrading to Veritas NetBackup 6.0
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Many improvements have been made to the Veritas NetBackup product that make it much more robust to meet the needs of our customers, including several core architecture changes. Because of these changes and the number of new features now offered in NetBackup, Symantec encourages you to upgrade any systems running a pre-6.0 version to the latest version of NetBackup 6.0. Included in these changes is a new NetBackup catalog format. This new catalog format requires a significant data conversion to occur during the upgrade. As a result, it is important that your existing NetBackup catalog be clean and free of corruption or errors prior to the upgrade and data conversion. We have made available a set of tools designed to help you validate the consistency of your existing catalog before an upgrade is started. This document explains the entire upgrade process and how to utilize these tools to check the consistency of your catalog. It is critical that you follow the process outlined in this document to help ensure a successful upgrade to NetBackup 6.0.

Purpose of this document
This document is the primary source for you to review and understand all of the information and tools you will need to make your upgrade from NetBackup 5.x to 6.0 successful. It represents current best practices for conducting an upgrade to NetBackup 6.0 and supersedes the previously published NetBackup Installation Guides. This document will be updated periodically to help keep you informed of any important issues that should be addressed when you upgrade to NetBackup 6.0. To make sure you understand all of the requirements and to ensure system continuity so that you have a clean environment before you begin the upgrade process, follow the instructions in this document to help avoid the following situations:
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Unavailable media issues Potential network problems that could result in long delays in the upgrade process Potential data loss scenarios

To help you understand the necessary steps to achieve a successful upgrade, this document provides the following information:
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“Chapter 1: Getting Started” describes where you can locate minimum memory and upgrade requirements. “Chapter 2: Preparing your NetBackup environment” instructs you on how to prepare your back up environment before upgrading. “Chapter 3: Upgrading to 6.0” contains a high-level procedure that steps you through the upgrade process by directing you to the appropriate upgrade information in existing NetBackup documents. A list of supporting documentation that includes other important information you need to complete an upgrade. A checklist to help you track the progress of your upgrade.

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This document also contains links to NetBackup documents that are referenced in this procedure to help you complete a successful upgrade. You may click on any link within this document and the appropriate book will replace this document in the current Adobe Acrobat browser. If you want to return to this document after reviewing the other book, you can do so by pressing the Alt key and the left arrow key at the same time. Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 1 of 19

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Before you begin upgrading your system, Symantec recommends that you review and understand information relating to the following areas: VERITAS
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“Minimum requirements for NetBackup 6.0”
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Memory and disk requirements Supported platforms Calculating the size of your NetBackup catalog Calculating the size of your Enterprise Media Manager (EMM) Server Back-level media servers and clients Operating System (OS) and NetBackup patch requirements Product dependency information (Release Notes) Additional upgrade requirements

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Minimum requirements for NetBackup 6.0
It is important that you understand the memory and disk requirements for NetBackup 6.0. Because you are upgrading from an existing NetBackup 5.x environment, Symantec recommends that you configure your systems to meet the minimum requirements of NetBackup 6.0 prior to starting the upgrade. For product-specific memory, disk, and binary size requirements refer to the following documents:
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For minimum memory and disk storage requirements, refer to the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides and the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Impact Bulletin. For NetBackup 5.x to 6.0 MPx upgrade requirements, refer again to the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides and the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Impact Bulletin for any additional information. For information about binary size requirements, refer to the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Notes for UNIX, Linux, and Windows. Verify that all of the systems in your environment are running a supported operating system version level for NetBackup 6.0. For information on supported platforms, refer to the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Operating System Compatibility List.

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Verifying system capacities
When evaluating your current backup environment for an upgrade to NetBackup 6.0, there are a few considerations that you will need to address, such as:
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Calculate the size of your NetBackup catalog Calculate the size of the Enterprise Media Manager (EMM) server For a detailed description of these considerations and more, refer to the Designing your backup system section in Chapter 1, of the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Backup Planning and Performance Tuning Guide for UNIX, Windows, and Linux. Verify that the volumes on your disk staging storage unit (DSSU) have more than 1% of available disk space. Upgrades to 6.0 require that certain files get duplicated. If a DSSU volume has less than 1% of available disk space, errors can occur.

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NetBackup compatibility requirements
There are a few additional compatibility rules that you must remember before you begin. The following list discusses these rules.
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Master and media servers that you are upgrading to NetBackup 6.0 must be running a supported operating system version. Refer to the online compatibility matrix (TechNote 278064). For master and media servers that you intend to upgrade to NetBackup 6.0 that are not on the NetBackup 6.0 compatibility matrix, it is necessary to decommission your server and reestablish it on a supported platform. To migrate an existing master server to a new 6.0 supported platform, refer to the NetBackup 5.x Troubleshooting Guide for UNIX and Windows. If the media server operating system is not supported, refer to “Decommissioning a Media Server” in the NetBackup 5.x Media Manager System Administrator's Guide for UNIX or the NetBackup 5.x Media Manager System Administrator's Guide for Windows. Generate a list of your current devices, tape drives, and device hosts, so that you can validate the information and remove any decommissioned media servers.
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For UNIX systems, run the following command: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmglob -listall

For Windows systems, run the following command: <install_path>\Volmgr\bin\vmglob -listall For detailed information on how to remove a decommissioned media server, refer to “Decommissioning a Media Server” in the NetBackup 5.x Media Manager System Administrator's Guide for UNIX or the NetBackup 5.x Media Manager System Administrator's Guide for Windows.
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Upgrading media servers to 6.0 is an optional step, although it is strongly recommended. NetBackup 5.x media servers are supported in a NetBackup 6.0 environment, however, clients that are upgraded to NetBackup 6.0 cannot be backed up to a NetBackup 5.x media server. After you have upgraded all of the master servers, and any media servers that you want upgraded to 6.0, then you are ready to upgrade the NetBackup clients. You can upgrade clients directly from NetBackup 4.5 to 6.0. Additional upgrade requirements:
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Operating System patch requirements

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After ensuring operating system compatibility, NetBackup requires some operating systems to be patched. Refer to the NetBackup 6.0 Release Notes for UNIX, Linux, and Windows for product specific patch dependency information.
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Product dependency information (Release Notes) Verify that your operating system is up-to-date with all of the latest patches and upgrades, before you install NetBackup. Refer to the NetBackup 6.0 Release Notes for UNIX, Linux, and Windows for product specific dependency information. NetBackup patch requirements Symantec strongly recommends that you first install the latest available maintenance pack for your 5.x environment before upgrading to the latest NetBackup 6.0 release. In addition, it is also recommended that you install the latest maintenance pack for 6.0 after the upgrade has occurred. Visit the http://entsupport.symantec.com support web site to obtain the latest NetBackup maintenance packs. Systems that use NetBackup Vault If you have NetBackup Vault installed, you must change the robotic volume group names to work with NetBackup 6.0. NetBackup versions prior to 6.0 use the following robotic volume group name format: twocharacters_threecharacters_robotcontrolmode NetBackup 6.0 uses the following robotic volume group name format: threecharacters_fivecharacters_robotcontrolmode For complete details, refer to TechNote 280696.

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Chapter 2: Preparing your NetBackup environment
This section contains critical information to help you prepare your NetBackup environment before you begin the upgrade process. Symantec strongly recommends that you review and follow the information outlined in these sections to help ensure a successful upgrade.
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Ensure that the servers list defined on the master server does not contain any media servers that are not valid. The NetBackup 6.0 installation requires that the nbpushdata command be run after servers are upgraded. This command gathers media and device configuration information from each server. If any invalid server names are listed, it can cause errors during the upgrade.
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For UNIX systems, verify each SERVER and MEDIA_SERVER entry in the /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf file lists a host name that is valid and accessible. For Windows systems, launch the NetBackup Administration Console and go to Host Properties > Master Servers. Open the Properties for the master server and go to the Servers section and verify each host name listed is valid and accessible.

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Ensure that there are no non-active media servers assigned to any storage units. Review the output of the bpstulist command to make sure all media servers assigned to the storage unit are valid and accessible. Any storage units that are no longer valid must be removed.
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For UNIX systems, run the following command: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpstulist -U For Windows systems, run the following command: <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\bpstulist -U

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Ensure that the device information listed in the vmglob output lists entries that are from valid media servers. Run this command on the master server and compare the output to each media server. Any device information that is no longer valid must be removed.
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For UNIX systems, run the following command: /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmglob -listall For Windows systems, run the following command: <install_path>\Volmgr\bin\vmglob -listall

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Ensure that any MM_SERVER_NAME or REQUIRED_INTERFACE entries in the vm.conf file do not specify a cluster name. You must also ensure that any REQUIRED_INTERFACE entries in the bp.conf file (or the registry on Windows) do not specify a cluster name. Refer to TechNote 283712 for complete details. The nbpushdata command uses these entries to determine a unique name for a host, so specifying a cluster name will cause nbpushdata to fail. Refer to the appropriate chapter in the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 High Availability Guide for the type of cluster that NetBackup has been installed on.
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For Windows systems check the following files: <install_path>\Volmgr\vm.conf Launch the NetBackup Administration console and go to Host Properties > Media Servers. Open the Properties for the media server and go to the Servers section and verify each host name listed is valid and accessible.
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Ensure that there are no CLIENT_PORT_WINDOW and SERVER _PORT_WINDOW entries defined in the bp.conf file or in the registry that would restrict the number of available non-reserved ports to NetBackup. NetBackup 6.0 uses non-reserved ports by default. Hostname/DNS resolution and Routing/Connectivity
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Note: If AppareNet is used, it is recommended that this step be done with help from Symantec Enterprise Technical Services. The AppareNet output must be analyzed by Symantec Enterprise Technical Services. The AppareNet software can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.apparentnetworks.com/sas/300/
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To prevent any Domain Name Service (DNS) issues during the upgrade process, place a host file on the master server and on every media server that contains the fully qualified domain name, short name, and IP address of every media server and the master server.

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Check to see if Veritas Security Services (VxSS) is installed. This software may need to be upgraded as well. Check to see if the Shared Storage Option (SSO) will be used for drive sharing between NetBackup 6.0 and NetBackup 5.x media servers. It is important to note that in NetBackup 6.0, the EMM server is responsible for granting a SSO resource. In NetBackup 5.x, the media server itself is responsible for SSO tape drive selection. This can lead to slower drive selection performance in larger environments. Refer to TechNote 282271. During the upgrade, all valid NetBackup Master and Media servers must be online.

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For clustered systems, ensure that your cluster is configured correctly before you upgrade to 6.0. For complete details, refer to TechNote 285699: Checklist and general information for upgrading a clustered environment from NetBackup 5.x to NetBackup 6.0. If you are running Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) on your master or media servers, you may need to perform some additional procedures. Please refer to TechNote 285594 for more information. The CLIENT_NAME entry in each host’s bp.conf file or registry should match its respective host name. NetBackup uses a string compare to resolve host names prior to using DNS to resolve host name. For media servers, the client name must match the SERVER= or the MEDIA_SERVER= entry on the media server. Otherwise, some services on the media server will not start.

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Verifying the integrity of the 5.x NetBackup Media and Image Catalogs
Ensure that there are no image, media, or volume database inconsistencies. The NetBackup Catalog Checker (NBCC) utility must be installed and run on the environment before upgrading. After the NBCC is complete, you must run bpexpdate -deassignempty and verify that no errors occur. If errors do occur, a server may be unreachable or zero-byte files may exist. Contact Symantec Technical Support for assistance. Warning: Repair any inconsistencies discovered with NBCC before continuing with your upgrade. Failure to complete this step may result in a failed upgrade. This step must be done with help from Symantec Enterprise Technical Services. There cannot be any NetBackup activity occurring while collecting the files needed for the NBCC. This can be a time-consuming process, however it is strongly recommended that you perform this prior to attempting an upgrade.

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Chapter 3: Upgrading to 6.0
The following describes a summary of the sequence of recommended steps to ensure a successful upgrade to NetBackup 6.0: VERITAS a Symantec strongly recommends that you install the latest maintenance pack (MP) associated with the currently installed NetBackup version.
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Upgrade all master servers and selected media servers from the latest NetBackup 5.x version to NetBackup 6.0GA. Install the latest NetBackup 6.0 maintenance pack.

Note: You must install the latest 6.0MP patch binaries before proceeding to Step (e), running the nbpushdata command on all upgraded servers. d Run the nbpushdata [-add_5xhosts | -modify_5xhosts] -preview [-timeout n] command to simulate host connectivity to media servers. This command is available starting with 6.0 MP5. Review the log output generated by the command to identify any problematic servers. Resolve any problems before proceeding to Step (e). Run the nbpushdata command after you have upgraded all master servers and selected media servers to 6.0 MPx.

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The following sequence highlights the order in which you should install NetBackup software when upgrading from one version of NetBackup to another. Caution: The following is not the sequence you should use to run the nbpushdata command. Refer again to bullets a - e above or the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides. a b c Master server Media servers NetBackup Remote Administration consoles (If supporting older releases, refer to the NetBackup 6.0 System Administrator’s Guides for information on how to implement multiple versions.) NetBackup clients - After you have successfully upgraded your master servers and media servers to the latest NetBackup 6.0 MP release, you can then upgrade your clients to NetBackup 6.0. Any NetBackup add-on products. The following should be considered for each add-on product:

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When upgrading the Veritas Storage Migrator (VSM) product, you must upgrade from NetBackup 4.5 to 5.0 first, then upgrade to 5.1, and finally, to the latest 6.0MP release. You cannot skip a version when upgrading VSM. When upgrading NetBackup Vault, you can upgrade to the same version levels as is suggested for NetBackup. When upgrading NetBackup Advanced Reporter, refer to TechNote 281578, “How to preserve NetBackup Advanced Reporter (NBAR) data before upgrading to NetBackup 6.0” for a better understanding of what you should do before you finish your upgrade to NetBackup 6.0 MPx.

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Upgrading servers from NetBackup 5.x to NetBackup 6.0
After you have successfully prepared your NetBackup environment as outlined earlier in “Chapter 2: Preparing your NetBackup environment” on page 5, you are ready to upgrade. The following steps guide you through this process. 1 Perform a full backup of all NetBackup master servers and media servers (NetBackup databases, patches, scripts, and other NetBackup data). Additionally, perform the following:
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Make a copy of the current Barcode rules. Make a copy of the Media ID Generation output. On UNIX systems, run the following command: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bprdreq -terminate On Windows systems, run the following command: <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\bprdreq -terminate

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Prevent new jobs from starting by deactivating the NetBackup request daemon. Refer to TechNote 265806.
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Wait for any current jobs to complete. If you cannot wait, you may cancel all jobs on your master server. A backup that is running during an upgrade is not desirable and could result in a failed upgrade.
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Stop all third party scripts and any other custom scripts. Perform a catalog backup and verify that every media server in the configuration is listed in the catalog backup files list. Note: Symantec recommends that you perform these backups onto removable media and then physically remove the media to a secure location.

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MSCS clusters: Before you upgrade, you must shut down all NetBackup services. Be sure to keep the IP Address, Network Name, and the disk resource online. VCS clusters: Before you upgrade, you must take all NetBackup services offline. Be sure to keep the Lanman, IP, NIC, and disk resources online. Freeze the NetBackup Group so that migrations do not occur while the inactive nodes are upgraded. You can freeze the NetBackup Group by using the Cluster Manager interface or the command line. Page 9 of 19

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Install the NetBackup 6.0 software. Caution: To install the 6.0 software, you will be directed to follow specific steps in a specific section of the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides. It is important that you perform only those steps in the referenced sections.
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On UNIX systems: Perform steps 4 - 14 as described in the section “Upgrading NetBackup Server Software” in “Chapter 3” of VERITAS the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux. On Windows systems: Start at step 3 in the appropriate NetBackup server installation or upgrade procedure as described in the section “Installing or Upgrading NetBackup” in “Chapter 2” of the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for Windows.

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Caution: Do not run nbpushdata to populate the EMM database at this time. Caution: For clusters, do not run the clusterconfig command during an upgrade. 8 For clustered systems, do the following:
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MSCS clusters: The NetBackup resources come back online automatically. VCS clusters: Unfreeze the active node.

Caution: Do not start any backups at this time. Your NetBackup environment is not ready to perform backup operations until after you have completed all the steps and procedures in this document. 9 Verify that NetBackup policies are still deactivated. You can do this using the Administrator’s Console.

10 Install the latest NetBackup 6.0 maintenance pack. You can download this maintenance pack from the following support web site: http://entsupport.symantec.com. Note: You must install the latest 6.0MP patch binaries before proceeding. 11 This step applies only to Windows systems with media server names that begin with an underscore (e.g. _mediaserverA). You must complete this step before you run the nbpushdata command. a Open a command prompt and navigate to <install_path>\veritas\Netbackup\bin\admincmd and issue the following command: nbemmcmd -changesetting -machinename emmservername -validate_host_name no The emmservername is the name of the master or media server where the EMM resides. Stop and then restart all of the NetBackup services or daemons on the master server. Open a command prompt and navigate to <install_path>\veritas\Netbackup\bin\admincmd and issue the following command: nbemmcmd -listsettings -machinename emmservername The emmservername is the name of the master or media server where the EMM resides. In the output that appears, ensure that the validate_host_name value is no. For example: E:\Program Files\VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listsettings -machiname emmservername Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

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NBEMMCMD, Version:6.0MPx(2006mmdd) The following configuration settings were found: ALLOW_MULTIPLE_RETENTIONS_PER_MEDIA="yes" DISABLE_DISK_STU_JOB_THROTTLING="no" DISABLE_STANDALONE_DRIVE_EXTENSIONS="no" MEDIA_REQUEST_DELAY="0" MUST_USE_LOCAL_DRIVE="no" NON_ROBOTIC_MEDIA_ID_PREFIX="A" MAX_REALLOC_TRIES="1000" DISALLOW_NONNDMP_ON_NDMP_DRIVE="no" DO_NOT_EJECT_STANDALONE="yes" DONT_USE_SLAVE="no" DRIVE_ERROR_THRESHOLD="2" MEDIA_ERROR_THRESHOLD="2" TIME_WINDOW="12" RETURN_UNASSIGNED_MEDIA_TO_SCRATCH_POOL="yes" VAULT_CLEAR_MEDIA_DESC="no" VALIDATE_HOST_NAME="no" Command completed successfully. 12 Verify that all NetBackup services are running. Refer to page 11 in the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Troubleshooting Guide for UNIX and Windows. 13 Suspend NetBackup resource allocations. You must perform this step before you run nbpushdata.
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14 For 5.x SSO media servers that you are not upgrading to 6.0, you must stop ltid on these media servers before you run nbpsuhdata.
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On UNIX systems, enter: <install path>/volmgr/bin/stopltid On Windows systems, enter: <install path>\program files\VERITAS\volmgr\bin\stopltid

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15 Delete all files in the <install_path>/NetBackup/remote_versions directory on the NetBackup master server and all NetBackup media servers. Note: If you want to simulate the pushdata commands described in Step 16, add the flag -preview to the nbpushdata command. This command is available starting with 6.0 MP5. Simulating the command tests the network connectivity to affected media servers and logs output to the pushdata log. 16 Run the nbpushdata command. This command moves data from your current database files (a subset of the NetBackup catalog) into a newly created EMM database. The sequence of when and on what systems you run the nbpushdata command is extremely important. For more information on running nbpushdata and creating the EMM database after you upgrade servers, refer to “Populating the NetBackup EMM Database” in the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides. Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 11 of 19

The following list provides the order in which you must run the nbpushdata command in your environment. a 5.x Global Device Database Host - Run nbpushdata -add on the 5.x server that was configured as the Global Device Database Host. This is usually a master server, but a media server as the Global Device Database Host is also a supported configuration. Master servers - There is no particular order in which you must run nbpushdata -add on your master servers after you have run it on the server that was configured as the Global Device Database Host. Volume Database Hosts - You must next run nbpushdata -add on the server designated as a Volume Database Host. If the Volume Database Host was also the Global Device Database Host or a master server, this step does not apply. Media Servers - Any remaining media servers that have not been upgraded to NetBackup 6.0 Media servers can be upgraded at a later time. If you are leaving any media servers at NetBackup 5.x, you must log in to the master server(s) that administers to those back-level media servers and run nbpushdata -modify_5x_hosts.
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For Windows systems, see “To configure 5.x media servers for compatibility with 6.0 environments,” on page 100 in the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for Windows for detailed instructions. For a list of the 5.x database files that are moved to the EMM database, refer to page 11 in the Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux or page 9 in the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for Windows.
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Note: If you are concerned that your current installation of NetBackup may be corrupt, contact Symantec Technical Support for assistance. 17 If you are upgrading VCS clusters to 6.0 MP5, you must perform the following to ensure backups run:
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Take the NetBackup resource offline. Run bpclusterutil -c to reconfigure the VCS group and start the new agent.

18 Upgrade the clients in your environment. Refer to, “Upgrading Clients After Servers Are Upgraded” in Chapter 3 of the NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guides. Note: Clients that are upgraded to 6.0 cannot be backed up using 5.x media servers. 19 Stop and then restart NetBackup services. Although the system devices now reside in the EMM database, the devices are not recognized until NetBackup services are stopped and restarted. 20 Symantec recommends that you perform another catalog backup at this time. Note: With NetBackup 6.0, cold catalog backups will shut down the EMM database as any normal cold database application allowing no connections until the backup process completes. It is recommended that you use the HOT catalog backup option. 21 You may now upgrade any NetBackup agents and options. After your upgrade is complete, you can install any other NetBackup agents and options (such as NetBackup for Oracle) by following the instructions in the NetBackup guide that comes with that particular product. This documentation is also available online at http://entsupport.symantec.com.

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22 Install the latest available patches for all applicable add-on products, agents, and options. 23 Reactivate all policies.

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How to roll back to 5.x
If you experience problems with your upgrade to NetBackup 6.0, contact Symantec Technical Support to try and resolve these problems. If it is determined that you should roll back, the following documentation describes how to get your system back to a NetBackup 5.x environment.
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Appendix A: Supporting documentation
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Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Installation Guide for Windows Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Notes for UNIX, Linux, and Windows Veritas NetBackup 6.0 System Administrator’s Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume I Veritas NetBackup 6.0 System Administrator’s Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume II Veritas NetBackup 6.0 System Administrator’s Guide for Windows, Volume I Veritas NetBackup 6.0 System Administrator’s Guide for Windows, Volume II Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Troubleshooting Guide for UNIX and Windows

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Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Impact Bulletin Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Backup Planning and Performance Tuning Guide for UNIX, Windows, and Linux Veritas NetBackup Enterprise Server and NetBackup Server 6.0 Hardware Compatibility List Veritas NetBackup Enterprise Server 6.0 / NetBackup Server 6.0 Database Agent Compatibility Veritas NetBackup Enterprise Server 6.0 / NetBackup Server 6.0 Cluster Compatibility Veritas NetBackup Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Compatibility List TechNote 278064 Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Operating System Compatibility List TechNote 283712 The nbpushdata command can fail if the REQUIRED_INTERFACE entry exists in the vm.conf file on a clustered NetBackup server TechNote 282271 Attempting to share Shared Storage Option drives among both Veritas NetBackup 5.x and 6.0 servers generates errors in the EMM database and can down the drives TechNote 285594 Caveats for upgrading to NetBackup 6.0 in a Microsoft clustered environment TechNote 281578 How to preserve NetBackup Advanced Reporter (NBAR) data before upgrading to NetBackup 6.0 TechNote 265806 How to prevent backups and restores from starting while running the “bpdbm -consistency” command or the NetBackup Consistency Checker

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Added Appendix B: Document change log Fixed broken document links “Verifying system capacities”—added requirement for DSSU volume space “NetBackup compatibility requirements”—added requirement and reference to TechNote 280696 for renaming NetBackup Vault robotic volume group names “Verifying network infrastructure”—added reference to cluster checklist TechNote 285699 Added step to upgrade process to stop all third party custom schedules/scripts before upgrading servers Added step to upgrade process that describes how to allow for Windows media server names that start with special characters “Upgrading servers from NetBackup 5.x to NetBackup 6.0”—changed Step 6 to “freeze the NetBackup group” instead of taking it off line “After upgrading”—added reference to TechNote 288197 about listing all policies with the bppllist command “After upgrading”—added reference to TechNote 286443 about downgrading a media server back to NetBackup 5.x Added TechNote numbers and links for new topics introduced in Revision C “Verifying network infrastructure”—added bulleted item that describes not support for PAT or Dynamic Address Translation “Verifying network infrastructure”—removed bulleted item that described having more than 110 IP addresses to a single interface which can interfere with PBX “Verifying network infrastructure”—added bulleted item that diatribes client name matching the SERVER= or the MEDIA_SERVER= entry to ensure services start on the media server “Verifying the integrity of the 5.x NetBackup Media and Image Catalogs”—added paragraph that describes running bpexpdate -deassignempty after completing the NBCC “Upgrading to 6.0”—added step to upgrade sequence introduction to run nbpushdata -preview before running nbpushdata. Also indicated that the command is available starting with 6.0 MP5. “Best practices”—added Step (f) to patch all applicable add-on products, agents, and options with latest available patches “Upgrading servers from NetBackup 5.x to NetBackup 6.0”—changed Step 6 to identify specific resources that must remain online during cluster upgrades Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Appendix C: Upgrade checklist
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Check for use of REQUIRE_INTERFACE in the vm.conf file. Review the outputs from /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpstulist -U to verify all of the servers assigned to storage units are active and on line. Review the output from /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmglob -listall to verify all of the servers listed are active and on line. Check the bp.conf file for the following entries that could cause problems with the upgrade:
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Verify that all hostnames and IP addresses can be resolved by NetBackup using the bpclntcmd commands. Run bpclntcmd -self, bpclntcmd -hn, and bpclntcmd -ip on each NetBackup server against the master server from the media servers and against each media server from the master server. Verify VxSS is not being used and that there are no firewalls between the NetBackup servers. Check to see if any NetBackup server is in a cluster. Check that the CLIENT_NAME entry in each host's bp.conf file or registry matches its respective host name. Verify that all of the OS's are patched and fall within the compatibility guide: Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Operating System Compatibility List (http://library.veritas.com/docs/278064) Veritas NetBackup 6.0 Release Notes for UNIX and Windows (http://library.veritas.com/docs/279259) Make sure there are no NBDB.db files still in /usr/openv/db on the master server from the last attempt at upgrading. Verify if the library is ACLS and Windows media servers have the latest version of libattach 1.4 installed. Make sure you can disable anti-virus scanning on the Windows server during the upgrade. Make sure that Windows NetBackup servers do not have a Temp file with no extensions already in c:/ Make sure the Windows media servers do not have a "_" before the hostname. Make sure any current jobs or third party schedulers are disabled during the upgrade. If possible, run the SAS against each of the media servers from the master to ensure the network links are clean: http://www.apparentnetworks.com/sas/310/ Copy off the output from tpconfig -d from each media server and the master server to a text file. Copy off the output from bppllist -allpolicies -U on the master server to a text file. Verify all clients and servers are at 5.x (any MP) or higher. Verify that there is root or administrator access to all Master Servers, Media Servers, clients running Database options (necessary for the duration of the upgrade). Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

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If using DSSUs, verify that the volumes on your disk staging storage unit (DSSU) have more than 1% of available disk space. Upgrades to 6.0 require that certain files get duplicated. If a DSSU volume has less than 1% of available disk space, errors can occur. If you have NetBackup Vault installed, you must change the robotic volume group names to work with NetBackup 6.0.
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Run vmoprcmd -h against each media server from the master server to verify they can connect to vmd. Run bpexpidate -deassignempty to ensure there are no "0" byte length header files in the database. Just before running nbpushdata -modify_5x_hosts for legacy SSO media servers, stop ltid on any legacy 5.x media servers: <install path>/volmgr/bin/stopltid (Skip this if you are upgrading your media servers at the same time, which would be best practice.) The preferred catalog backup method for NetBackup 6.0 servers is to use hot catalog backups. Delete the old paths to the media servers in the offline/cold catalog backup configuration. Prior to upgrading to NetBackup 6.0 MP4 (before you run nbpushdata), delete all files in the <install_path>/NetBackup/remote_versions directory on the NetBackup master and all NetBackup media servers.

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