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NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 22, 2014 02:57PM
Anyone upgraded from NBU v7.5.x or Appliance v2.5.2 to 7.6.0.1 and 2.6.0.1 respectively?
Patching for the NBU piece reads as not complicated - straight up patch.
The Appliance piece I've not had a chance to look into yet.

Looking for tips and issues.

Thanks,
Scott
NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 25, 2014 06:31AM
Scott

I'm going thru the same thing on monday, upgrade master from 7.5.x to 7.6.0.1 and upgrade appliance from 2.5.2 to 7.6version.
theres only 4 EEBS listed on the LBN (late breaking news) and I called a SYMC BCE and assured me that no major fallout or gothchas with this rele.
there are no major schema changes or text files to database conversions happening. however, ask your SYMC rep for helper scripts if you have
more than a million bkup images or large catalog. FYI do a catalog bkup prior, and make sure you have plenty of free disk space and make sure OpsCenter is 7.6.0.1GA not FA.
good luck
NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 25, 2014 06:54PM
I've heard there is an issue with Client Direct and Accelerator enabled backups that will fail if the Media servers are at 7.6.0.1 but the clients are 7.5 or 7.1. The workaround, as I've heard it, is to upgrade the clients to 7.6.0.1 to resolve the issue, don't patch the media servers yet, or turn off client direct or accelerator until there is an EEB.

On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 8:31 AM, dgwhittemore <nbu-forum < at > backupcentral.com ([email]nbu-forum < at > backupcentral.com[/email])> wrote:
[quote]Scott

I&#39;m going thru the same thing on monday, upgrade master from 7.5.x to 7.6.0.1 and upgrade appliance from 2.5.2 to 7.6version.
theres only 4 EEBS listed on the LBN (late breaking news) and I called a SYMC BCE and assured me that no major fallout or gothchas with this rele.
there are no major schema changes or text files to database conversions happening.  however, ask your SYMC rep for helper scripts if you have
more than a million bkup images or large catalog.   FYI do a catalog bkup prior, and make sure you have plenty of free disk space and make sure OpsCenter is 7.6.0.1GA not FA.
good luck

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NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 27, 2014 05:03AM
Actually, there are two significant database changes. The EMM database is being upgraded from Sybase 11 to Sybase 12. This is one of the causes for lengthy upgrades. This process (I believe) is to actually dump the database, upgrade Sybase and then reload the database. This is where if you have millions of images or unpruned TIR information, you can run into significant delays in a master server upgrade. There is an EEB for the current version of NetBackup that will trim the TIR information.

There is also a major import of data if you are using an MSDP. Symantec has gotten rid of the PostgresSQL database for MSDP and have integrated it into the Sybase database. This is another source of long upgrade times.

I've been reading on some of the Symantec discussion sites where upgrades were estimated to be 3-4 hours and they actually took 8-10 hours.

Symantec's support site seems to be sluggish/down at the moment but I'll post the EEB information as soon as I can get to their website.
NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 27, 2014 01:35PM
Finally able to get to Symantec web sites. The issue with the TIR pruning not working correctly is isolated to 7.5.0.6. There is a specific EEB that you can get to patch either NBU 7.5.0.6 or appliance version 2.5.3. The other solution is to patch up to NBU 7.5.0.7 or appliance version 2.5.4.

Let this run for at least 24 hours for a normal image clean up process to complete.

Here's a link to the Symantec tech article: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH209826
NBU 7.6.0.1 and Appliance 2.6.0.1
January 27, 2014 01:39PM
The only caveat of the 7.5.0.7 patch is that you can&#39;t upgrade 7.5.0.7 to 7.6 yet.
So, if anyone is planning upgrade to 7.6 soon - do not install 7.5.0.7
Best regards, Mikhail On 28/01/2014 8:35 am, "tsimerson" <nbu-forum < at > backupcentral.com ([email]nbu-forum < at > backupcentral.com[/email])> wrote:[quote] Finally able to get to Symantec web sites.  The issue with the TIR pruning not working correctly is isolated to 7.5.0.6.  There is a specific EEB that you can get to patch either NBU 7.5.0.6 or appliance version 2.5.3.  The other solution is to patch up to NBU 7.5.0.7 or appliance version 2.5.4.

Let this run for at least 24 hours for a normal image clean up process to complete.

Here&#39;s a link to the Symantec tech article:   [url=http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH209826]http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH209826[/url]

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