Davoud Teimouri – Virtualization and Data Center

Nakivo Backup & Replication 6.1

Nakivo has released Backup & Replication 6.1, the new version has new cool features.

Please join me to review the new features, improvements and also upgrade process.

What’s new?

My favorite features are Hot Add and Job Chaining. I think, we will see more new features and improvements in next releases.

Upgrade Process

Now, you have to upgrade your current Nakivo Backup & Replication to the new version, if you want use the new features.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically checks for updates once a day. If an update is available, a notification is displayed in the product web UI. Click the notification link to view information about the update and go to a download page with updaters.

You need to upgrade each machine that it has Director or Transporter role!

Before upgrade, don’t forget to take snapshot from VM, if you have installed Nakivo Backup & replication on it.

Or take backup from your physical server. Also check that all jobs are stopped.

There is two ways for upgrading or updating current version to newer version:

Virtual Appliance/Linux Upgrading

Upgrading or updating Linux version and virtual appliance will be done by same process.

You should upload the updater file “NAKIVO_Backup_Replication_v6.1.0.13795_Updater.sh” to your Linux/Virtual Appliance by SCP or WinSCP.

If you don’t have WinSCP in your lab, you should download it from http://winscp.net

The updater file should be uploaded on this path: /opt/nakivo/updates on your Linux/Virtual Appliance.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using the binary transfer mode when uploading the updater to the VA.

After uploading the updater file, you should run it from the server console:

Choose “Software Update” from the menu:

 

Then if the file was uploaded, you will see it in the updaters list and choose updater file, then hit “Enter”:

 

Then you will see the “License Agreement” and you should enter “Y” for accepting that and then enter “Y” again for allowing system to continue the process:This is wonderful product, easy installation and easy upgrade!

Windows Upgrading

Upgrading Nakivo components on Windows is so easier, just you need to download Windows updater file and run it!

Important: Don’t forget wait to stop all running jobs, export your configuration and take backup from virtual or physical server.

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