Upgrading Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN

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    Periodically, Veeam releases a new version of Veeam Backup & Replication that contains new features and bug fixes. The release package also contains a new version of Veeam Plug-ins.

    If you want to upgrade Veeam Plug-in, note that Veeam Backup & Replication must be the same or newer that the version of Veeam Plug-in. If you want to use the latest functionality, you must upgrade both Veeam Backup & Replication and to the latest version. After the upgrade, you don't need to to re-run the Veeam Plug-in configuration wizard, the plug-in configuration files will be preserved.

    Important

    Version of Veeam Backup & Replication must be the same or newer that the version of Veeam Plug-in. First, you must upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, then you can upgrade Veeam Plug-ins.

    For instructions on how to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Upgrading to Veeam Backup & Replication 11 section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Before You Begin

    Veeam Plug-in installation files are included in the installation disk image of Veeam Backup & Replication. You must upload the installation file to the Oracle Database server. To do this, perform the following steps.

    1. Mount the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk (VeeamBackup&Replication_11.X.X.XXXX.iso).
    2. Open the mounted disk image and go to the Plugins\Oracle RMAN\Linux directory.
    3. Select the the Veeam Plug-in installation file suitable for your OS and upload it to the Oracle Database server.

    For instructions on how to upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN, see the following guides:

    Upgrading Plug-in on Windows

    To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN on a Windows machine, upload the VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN.exe file of the new version to the Oracle Database server and install it. The old version will be replaced with the new version automatically.

    You can upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN to a newer version in the unattended mode using the same command that is used for unattended installation. For details, see Installing Veeam Plug-in on Windows Machine in Unattended Mode.

    Upgrading Plug-in on Linux (.RPM)

    To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN on a Linux machine, do the following:

    1. Upload the VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXXX.x86_64.rpm package to the Oracle server. If you need the 32-bit version, choose the i386 package.
    2. To upgrade Veeam Plug-in, run the following command. Note that the operation requires root privileges.

    rpm -U VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXXX.x86_64.rpm

    Tip

    To find out which version of Veeam Plug-in is installed on your server, you can use the following command: rpm -qa | grep VeeamPlugin*

    Upgrading Plug-in on Linux (.TAR.GZ)

    To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN on a Linux machine from the .TAR.GZ archive, do the following:

    1. Upload the VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN.tar.gz file to the Oracle server.
    2. Unpack the plug-in files from the archive to the /opt/veeam directory. Old Veeam Plug-in files will be replaced by new files.

    tar -xzvf VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN.tar.gz -C /opt/veeam

    Upgrading Plug-in on Oracle Solaris

    To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN on an Oracle Solaris machine, do the following:

    1. Upload the VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXXX.SPARC.pkg package to the Oracle server. If you need the 32-bit version, choose the i386 package.
    1. Make sure the pkgadd administration file (admin_file) contains the following entry: "instance=overwrite". For details, see the Avoiding User Interaction When Adding Packages section of the Oracle Solaris Administration Guide.
    2. To upgrade Veeam Plug-in, run the following command:

    pkgadd -a admin_file -d /tmp/VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXXX.SPARC.pkg

    Upgrading Plug-in on IBM AIX

    To upgrade Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN on an IBM AIX machine, do the following:

    1. Upload the VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXX-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm package to the Oracle server.
    1. To upgrade Veeam Plug-in, run the following command. Note that the operation requires root privileges.

    rpm -U VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN-11.X.X.XXX-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm

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