Before every update, check the version of installed packages. The database version is particularly important.
yum info vprotect-server vprotect-node mariadb-server
# Or
rpm -qa | egrep -e "vprotect|Maria"
If the host computer has an Internet connection, use the yum command - you'll also see the new package versions provided by the repositories.

Server Upgrade

  • Make sure you have the Storware Backup & Recovery database backup.
    • You can use this command manually to back it up on-demand on the Storware Backup & Recovery Server:/opt/vprotect/scripts/backup_db.sh /path/to/backup/file.sql.gz
  • If Storware Backup & Recovery was installed on a virtual machine (not a physical one), it would be a good move to take a snapshot.
  • After backing up the database, we should carefully stop the Storware Backup & Recovery service to make sure that we don't have any tasks running (a running task may cause problems updating the database).
    • View all tasks, if you see even one on the list, clear it (wait for the ongoing tasks to finish)
    • You can do this from the WebUI (it's faster)
[[email protected] ~]# vprotect task -L
GUID Type State [%] Window start Window end Pri. Node VM/APP
------------------------------------ ------ -------- --- ---------------- ---------------- ---- ---------- -----------
e3bb2496-3928-417c-a604-8c61b64df90e Export Running 0 2020-06-19 12:27 2020-06-19 17:27 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
05c1d6cc-fe3b-40fb-9811-94b976571d8e Store Finished 100 2020-06-19 12:10 2020-06-19 17:10 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
cb47190d-cf10-4cf9-8d1d-418eed5accf9 Export Finished 100 2020-06-19 12:09 2020-06-19 17:09 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
#To delete a task from the list
[[email protected] ~]# vprotect task -d cb47190d-cf10-4cf9-8d1d-418eed5accf9
  • Now, if you don't have any tasks on the list, you can stop the service.
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl disable vprotect-server --now
  • To make sure that no scheduler has started a task before stopping the service, let's query the database.
    • If the table is not empty, start the Storware Backup & Recovery-Server service and clear the tasks again.
mysql -u root -p -e "Select * FROM vprotect.task;"
  • Make sure you have MariaDB up-to-date - currently Storware Backup & Recovery by default uses version 10.4, while 10.2.31 is the minimum version supported.
    • If you need to migrate between versions (i.e. 10.3 to 10.4) - we recommend updating it as described here, but when you uninstall MariaDB packages you SHOULD NOT remove the Storware Backup & Recovery Server package (as a dependency) i.e. try the --noautoremove option: As centos/rhel 7 do not have the --noautoremove option natively, please use the rpm method.
    • Otherwise, minor MariaDB versions should be updated with yum update
    • rpm -e --nodeps "MariaDB-server-YOUR_VERSION_OF_PACKAGE"
    • Update the MariaDB repository to the correct version vi /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo
    • Install the new MariaDB-Server yum install -y mariadb-server
    • Update all other components of MariaDB yum update -y mariadb
    • Start the MariaDB engine systemctl enable mariadb --now
    • Run mysql_upgrade to update the Storware Backup & Recovery Database mysql_upgrade --user=root --password
  • If the database update is successful, now we can start with the Storware Backup & Recovery Update. Make sure you configure our new repository for Storware Backup & Recovery - new base URL:
vi /etc/yum.repos.d/vProtect.repo
  • Update the Server (it may take a while, the service is being restarted):
    yum -y update vprotect-server
  • If the server service was not running before update, you may also need to execute:
    systemctl enable vprotect-server --now

Node Upgrade

  1. 1.
    Update each Node:
    systemctl stop vprotect-node
    yum -y update vprotect-node
  2. 2.
    If the node service was not running before the update, you may also need to execute:
    systemctl enable vprotect-node --now
  3. 3.
    Log in to the web UI and check if the nodes are running.
Note: You may need to refresh your browser cache after update:
Chrome use CTRL+SHIFT+R (Windows/Linux) / CMD+SHIFT+R (MacOS)

Cloud Server Upgrade

  1. 1.
    Update Cloud Server on each host with Node installed:
    yum update sbr-cloud-server

Cloud Agent Upgrade

  1. 1.
    Update Cloud Agent on each host with Node installed:
    yum update sbr-cloud-agent