This chapter explains how to upgrade Oracle Secure Backup.
This chapter contains the following sections:
In an upgrade installation, the Oracle Secure Backup catalogs (contained in the
admin directory) are preserved, retaining configuration information and backup metadata for your administrative domain. This state information for your administrative domain, such as the backup catalog, host, user and device configuration information, and any scheduled backup jobs, is stored in the
admin directory under the Oracle Secure Backup home on your administrative server.
Oracle recommends backing up the administrative server before upgrading.
Before upgrading an existing administrative domain to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1, you must shut down drivers and background processes related to Oracle Secure Backup on all hosts. Upgrade the administrative server host first, and then the other hosts in the domain.
Brief instructions on each step are described in the following sections.
If Oracle Secure Backup version 10.4.0.3 or later is installed on your machine, a privileged user can upgrade to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1. If your installed version of Oracle Secure Backup is earlier than 10.4.0.3, you must upgrade your Oracle Secure Backup version to 10.4.0.3 prior to upgrading to 12.1. A privileged user does not need backup domain credentials to perform an Oracle Secure Backup upgrade.
Oracle Secure Backup Readme for more information on upgrading to Oracle Secure Backup 10.4.0.3
Keep the following requirements in mind while performing an upgrade to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1:
Ensure that the platform that you plan to upgrade to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 is supported, prior to performing the upgrade. If you attempt to upgrade Oracle Secure Backup on an unsupported platform, it will report an error and exit.
"Supported Platforms and Tape Devices" for more information on Oracle Secure Backup supported platforms
Prior to upgrading the administrative server, confirm that the backup domain is not active.
Ensure that the media servers and the clients are out of service prior to performing the upgrade.
The installer determines the previous role of the host from the
hostid file and assigns the same role to the host during the upgrade procedure.
Oracle Secure Backup policy settings are retained during the upgrade process.
You can upgrade your Windows 64-bit administrative server, media servers, and clients from Oracle Secure Backup 10.4 to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 by running the Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 installer. The installer detects the existing installation of Oracle Secure Backup and runs the uninstaller for the previous version automatically before beginning the installation of Oracle Secure Backup 12.1.
When you upgrade your administrative server from Oracle Secure Backup 10.4 to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1, the uninstaller displays the following prompt:
This system was configured as an Oracle Secure Backup Administrative Server. Oracle Secure Backup creates files specific to this administrative domain in the "admin" directory. Would you like to keep these files in case you reinstall Oracle Secure Backup? If you choose "Delete" all files related to Oracle Secure Backup will be removed from this system. If you choose "Keep" the files specific to this administrative domain will be retained.
You must choose the Keep option for the admin directory files. Selecting the Delete option causes the installation to be incomplete, and then you must uninstall and reinstall Oracle Secure Backup to complete the installation. If you do not want to save the existing admin directory files, then you must exit the installation, uninstall Oracle Secure Backup 10.4 and select the Delete option. After you have uninstalled Oracle Secure Backup release 10.4, you can install Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 by running the Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 installer.
You can use the following procedure to upgrade a Windows x64 administrative server or client, so long as the administrative server is not also a media server:
Uninstall the existing Oracle Secure Backup software, selecting the Keep option.
Run the Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 installer.
Under some circumstances (usually on a media server), it may be necessary to reboot the host. The 12.1 installer will notify if a reboot is required and the install will not proceed until the host is rebooted.
This section contains the recommended process for upgrading an Oracle Secure Backup installation on Linux or UNIX.
To upgrade Oracle Secure Backup on Linux or UNIX:
When uninstalling an administrative server, select
y to remove the Oracle Secure Backup directory and select
y when prompted to save the administrative directory. Copy your
$OSB_HOME/admin directory to a secure but easily accessed location.