Updating a vSnap server
The default vSnap server is updated with the IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus appliance. You must update additional vSnap servers that are installed on either virtual or physical appliances separately.
Before you begin
You can update the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and vSnap servers directly from two previous versions (n-2) to the current version (n). If you are using an older version, you must update at least to (n-2) version and then update to the current version.
Test restore jobs need to complete prior to initiating an update to vSnap. During a vSnap upgrade, a reboot will occur and any clients will experience a temporary disconnection. This disconnection may result in errors for any virtual machines or applications with active test mode restore. Additionally, jobs that are not completed or canceled when an update is initiated will not be visible once the update has completed. If jobs are not visible once the update has completed, re-run test restore jobs.
- Ensure that you have backed up your IBM Spectrum Protect Plus environment as described in Backing up the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus application.
- Download the vSnap update file <part_number>.run and copy it to a temporary location on the vSnap server. For information about downloading files, see technote 5693313.
To update a vSnap server, complete the following steps:
- Log on to the vSnap server as the serveradmin user.
From the directory where the <part_number>.run file
is located, make the file executable by issuing the following command:
$ chmod +x <part_number>.run
- Run the installer by issuing the following command:
$ sudo ./<part_number>.runAlternatively, non-interactive installations or updates of vSnap may be initiated using the
nopromptoption. When this option is used, the vSnap installer will skip prompting for responses and assume an answer of "yes" to the following prompts:
- License agreement
- Kernel installation or update
- Reboot at the end of the installation or update if necessary
nopromptoption, issue the following command. Observe the deliberate space both before and after the double dashes:
$ sudo ./<part_number>.run -- noprompt
The vSnap packages are installed.
- After the vSnap packages are installed, start the updated version of the vSnap server.
In the navigation pane, click Jobs and Operations, and then click the
Find the jobs that you paused.
- From the Actions menu for the paused jobs, select Release Schedule.