Post-installation tasks for NetBackup cluster environments■Verifying Windows cluster installations or upgrades■Installing NetBackup servers silently on Windows systemsInstallation and upgrade requirements forWindows and Windows clustersTable 4-1describes the requirements to prepare your Windows systems forNetBackup installation. Use this table as a checklist to address each item.For the most up-to-date information about installation requirements, Veritasrecommends use of the SORT website. More information about SORT is available.See“About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools”on page 20.4Chapter
Caution:Veritas supports moving the NetBackup catalog with thenbdb_movecommand to a non-default location on a Windows cluster after installation or upgrade.Before any upgrades, however, you must move the NetBackup catalog back to thedefault location for the upgrade to succeed. Do not attempt a NetBackup upgradeif the catalog is not in the default location. You master server is rendered unusableif you fail to move the database back to the default location before upgrade. Moreinformation about the nbdb_move is available.NetBackup Commands Reference GuideTable 4-1NetBackup installation and upgrade requirements for Windowsand Windows clustersDetailsRequirementCheck■Make sure that you have applied the most current operating system patches andupdates. If you are not certain that your operating system is current, contact youroperating system vendor and request the latest patches and upgrades.■For a complete list of compatible Windows operating systems, refer to theSoftwareCompatibility List (SCL)at the following website:Operatingsystem■■Media servers in a production environment with several database agents enabledshould have a minimum of 4 GB of memory each.Memory64Installing server software on Windows systemsInstallation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
Table 4-1NetBackup installation and upgrade requirements for Windowsand Windows clusters(continued)DetailsRequirementCheck■An NTFS partition.■The exact amount of space that is required to accommodate the server software andthe NetBackup catalogs depends on the hardware platform. More information aboutthis topic is available.NetBackup Release Notes for 8.3■For upgrades, you must have an additional 500 MB of disk space on the drive whereWindows is installed. After the upgrade is complete, this additional space is notneeded.■NetBackup catalogs contain information about your backups that become larger asyou use the product. The disk space that the catalogs require depends primarily onthe following aspects of your backup configuration:■The number of files that are backed up.