Updates? - Veritas Net Backup

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    I was just tasked with taking over the Veritas Netbackup solution for our
    company. I am trying to findout if I need any updates to the application.
    I aqm running version 5.1MP3AS2. Any help would be appreciated.

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    "Jeff" wrote:
    >
    >I was just tasked with taking over the Veritas Netbackup solution, running

    on a Windows 2003 server, for our
    >company. I am trying to findout if I need any updates to the application.
    >I am running version 5.1MP3AS2. Any help would be appreciated.



  3. Re: Updates?

    Jeff wrote, in part, on 5/26/2006 11:17 AM:
    > I was just tasked with taking over the Veritas Netbackup solution for our
    > company. I am trying to findout if I need any updates to the application.
    > I aqm running version 5.1MP3AS2. Any help would be appreciated.


    In many respects, that is a good level of updates.

    Version 6.0 has been out for some time now and has its 2nd Maintenance
    Pack (MP) available now. (MPs come out about 4 times per year).

    Version 5.1 is still supported and will be some time (consult
    Veritas/Symantec web site for the "end of life" matrix).

    The current MP for v5.1 is MP5. I found that MP5 addressed many of the
    problems I had with MP3 and MP4 ... and those were much better than MP1
    and MP2 (GA was unusable, IMHO, a Veritas tradition).

    The "S2" portion of your update level means that (the latest) Security
    pack has been applied. This is very good. (The security pack is part of
    v5.1MP4 and v5.1MP5).

    So, if your operations are OK, you're at a good spot with v5.1MP3AS2.

    Remember that NetBackup has several "pieces". Some of these are "Master
    Server", "Media Server", and "Client". When on different machines, your
    Master must be at an equal or greater version and MP level than all
    Media servers and Clients. A Media Server must be at an equal or
    greater version and MP level than any of its Clients.

    As you might expect, with some planning, installing a Maintenance Pack
    is relatively minor compared to a new version. MPs are available from
    the vendor web site as downloads. Note that more than one download may
    be necessary to update to a new MP level. For example, a Unix client
    might require the Unix client (CLT) update, and might need the Java
    update (JAV) and any of various agents (Advanced client, DB agent, etc).
    Vendor docs, including READMEs have lots of info (and even more words!).

    Hope this gets you started (or maybe finished for now)! ;-)

    cheers, wayne

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