Are you going to Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2008? If you are going to Windows 2008 R2 you need to upgrade to 6.5.5 (for compatibility reasons).
My upgrade path would look something like: 1. Run consistency check per NBU 7.0 Upgrade instructions. http://support.veritas.com/docs/340464 2. Create hot catalog backup of original master. 3. Install NetBackup 6.5.5 on new master (NetBackup 6.5.3 for non-R2). 4. Restore hot catalog backup to new master. (Might want to run another consistency check here.) 5. Upgrade new master to 7.0 That could take a while depending on your catalog size, but if anything goes wrong along the way you can always go back to your original master. -Jonathan -----Original Message----- From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Glen Vassileff Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:51 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Veritas-bu] Can NBU 6.5 database be imported into NBU 7 / Upgrade with fresh O/S & NBU install steps Hi Experts We are looking at options to upgrade existing NBU 6.5.3 environment with Win 2003 Master to NBU 7. The easiest would obviously be straight upgrade. But we'd also like to upgrade Win 2003 to 2008 (by doing fresh install) at the same time. NBU 6.5 is currently installed onto a separate drive. If we are to re-install everything from scratch ... 1. Is it possible to import 6.5.3 database straight into NBU 7? 2. Do we need to restore registry entries? 3. Will installing NBU 7 binaries on top of 6.5 do the trick (as the exisiting version is on a separate disk and will not be touched by Win 2008 upgrade) ? I wonder if NBU install program will realise this is actually an upgrade (though registry entries are not present). Regards Glen _______________________________________________ Veritas-bu maillist - Veritasemail@example.com http://mailman.eng.auburn.edu/mailman/listinfo/veritas-bu _______________________________________________ Veritas-bu maillist - Veritasfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mailman.eng.auburn.edu/mailman/listinfo/veritas-bu