Upgrading an existing CASO central administration server

The central administration server must be upgraded before any managed media servers are upgraded.

See About upgrading an existing CASO installation.

Before upgrading Backup Exec, run a database maintenance job to delete job histories and catalogs that you no longer need in order to shorten the upgrade window.

See Configuring database maintenance.


Symantec recommends that you stop all Backup Exec services on each managed media server before you upgrade the central administration server.

To upgrade an existing central administration server

  1. Verify that the latest service pack for Backup Exec is installed.

  2. Place all scheduled jobs on hold on the central administration server and the managed media servers.

    See Placing all scheduled occurrences of an active job on hold.

  3. Allow all active jobs to complete.

  4. From the installation media browser, select the option to install Symantec Backup Exec.

  5. On the Welcome panel, click Next.

  6. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.

  7. Check Local Install, and then click Install Backup Exec software and options.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Follow the prompts in the wizard.

  10. On the Back Up Existing Catalog and Data page, enter or browse to a directory to which all existing catalogs and data will be backed up. The default location is:

      C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data  

    If you do not want to keep previous catalogs and data, click Do not back up previous data and catalogs.

  11. Click Next to continue.

    An upgrade summary is displayed. When the upgrade is complete, communication with the managed media servers is automatically enabled.

  12. Release all jobs from hold.

    See Placing all scheduled occurrences of an active job on hold.

  13. Upgrade some or all of the managed media servers.

Upgrading an existing CASO central administration server