Re: [Networker] NW 7.2->7.4 upgrade - clients...

2008-05-22 12:39:41
Subject: Re: [Networker] NW 7.2->7.4 upgrade - clients...
From: Stan Horwitz <stan AT TEMPLE DOT EDU>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 12:35:51 -0400
On May 22, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Fazil Saiyed wrote:

Due to indexing changes, there is no easy rollback to older version of
Networker without mmrecov.
All of this is documented in release notes 7.4.2 SP2 on powerlink.

PowerLink also has a document on how to do the upgrade. Its worth a read.

The process of upgrading is pretty simple, but its time consuming.

EMC recommands that before doing the update, you do the following three things ...

nsrck -X
nsrck -m
nsrck -L6

The second command needs to be done while the system is idle because it shuts down the media database. I am about to update from 7.4 SP1 to 7.4 SP2. I didn't do those integrity checks when I did previous updates, but when I did the first one yesterday, it ran all day. Your NetWorker server will also need a lot of free disk space to go from pre-7.4 to 7.4 due to the database conversion.

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