Upgrading Product

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    Veeam Agent for IBM AIX supports upgrade from version 2.0 to version 3.0. To upgrade the product:

    1. Download the Veeam Agent for IBM AIX installation archive from the Veeam Download page.
    2. Extract the contents of the installation archive to a directory that can be accessed from the machine where you want to install the product. For example, this can be a directory in the local file system or an NFS directory.
    3. Navigate to the directory where you extracted the archive with the cd command, and then use the following command:

    rpm -U VeeamAgent-3.0.0.561-ppc64.rpm

     

    During the upgrade process, configuration and backup files that were created with the previous version of Veeam Agent are not impacted in any way.

    Upgrading Product from Version 1.0

    If you run Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0, you must upgrade the product to version 2.0, and then upgrade it to version 3.0.

    Keep in mind that Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 3.0 does not support restore from backups created with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0. To be able to restore data from such backups, you need to copy product configuration files before you upgrade Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 to a newer version.

    To do this, complete the following steps:

    1. Copy Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 configuration files from the product installation directory to a separate directory on the Veeam Agent machine or to a network shared folder. These configuration files are required to restore data from backups created with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0. The following files are required:
    • /etc/veeam/devices.ini

    This file contains information about backup locations configured in Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0.

    • /etc/veeam/ubax.ini

    This file contains information about the default backup location specified in Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0.

    • /etc/veeam/scripts/veeam.scp (or custom script that you specified in Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 backup settings)

    This file is required to restore data from a Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 full backup using a restore script.

    • /etc/veeam/media/*.lml

    Media library (.lml) files are required to restore data from a Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 full backup using a media library entry.

     

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    Make sure you have copied configuration files before you proceed to the step 2. Otherwise, when you uninstall Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0, these files will be deleted along with the product.

    1. Uninstall Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0. To do this, use the following command:

     

    rpm -e VeeamAgent

    During the uninstallation process, backup files created with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 are not impacted in any way.

    In case you need to restore data from a backup created with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0, you will be able to install this version of the product once again and perform the necessary rerstore tasks. Alternatively, you can perform such tasks in Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 2.0 that supports restore from Veeam Agent for IBM AIX 1.0 backups. For details, refer to the product documentation at Veeam Help Center.