Hi Chris,

That is a good list, in my case I was 'pushed' to move to Solaris 10 without a new server.


On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, Alley, Chris wrote:

I have done something similar several times in our environment for either lease returns 
or to perform a "fail safe" upgrade.  What we have done is as follows...

1. Build out the replacement server as close to the original
2. Present a LUN to the old server and copy /usr/openv to the new LUN
3. Stop all services on the old server when it's time to cut over
4. Run a last sync of the copy to the new /usr/openv LUN
5. Move the new LUN to the new server
6. Shut down the old Master
7. Rename/reIP new master to old masters name/IP
8. Perform install and upgrade of NetBackup on new master
9. Test, test, test

If everything worked well you are on your new server, if there is a problem, 
you take the new server off the network, and power back on your old server and 
troubleshoot with the original catalog untouched...that's just how I do it so 
that I have safe upgrades or server migrations.

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I did this in the past and got bitten a little bit, a couple of the FIBER HBA's 
were legacy and were not supported in Solaris 10, make sure your hardawre will 
be supported in Solaris 10.

Probably not a problem for a T5120 but definitely an issue for an old V440.


On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, rusty.ma...@sungard.com wrote:

This is a basic list of what I've done this in the past:

1) Configure new server to match your old server as much as possible
and where applicable (interface configuration, filesystems, NBU patch
level, tape config, etc.).
2) Shut down NBU on original
3) Tar up the entire /usr/openv directory
4) Copy tarball over to new server
5) Untar on new server
6) Swap the hostname and IP so that the new server is the same name
(this is a requirement to keept NBU working properly)

The tar of the entire /usr/openv directory will capture all your
config files, settings, scripts, etc. Installing and patching NBU to
the new server will ensure that everything will function properly when
you untar it. I've done this on several NBU servers with success. Most
were going from Solaris 9 to 10, but one or two were Solaris 8 and the
process didn't seem to be any different. This takes us most of the day
to get this completed, but NBU will need to be down anyway to ensure
everything is in sync. You could even mirror/rsync the filesystem to
the new server or if you have /usr/openv on external storage you swing
it over to the new server when that is ready. Regardless of your
solution to this problem, if you don't have much experience with the
chosen method, I would highly recommend doing this in a test/lab
configuration first and prepare a list of steps.

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[Veritas-bu] Master server upgrade


I'm planning a Netbackup server upgrade from Solaris 8 sparc to
Solaris 10 on CMT (T5120) and I wondered if anyone might have a check
list or plan that might have been used to do a similar upgrade? The
master is the only server in the environment.

At a high level I know I need to do the following...

1. Install the solaris 10 system and get netbackup installed on the
new system.
2. Stop netbackup on the old server.
3. Restore the catalog to the new server 4. Configure Storage Units on
the new server.


1. How are the licenses moved from the old server to the new server?
2. Does the catalog restore include the policies or are they restored
some other way?
3. What are the gotchas I might try to avoid?

Thanks for any experiences you might be willing to share.
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