LiveUpdate Attributes tab

Configure the following items:

LiveUpdate Server Location

  • Enter the complete path of the LiveUpdate server location where the updates reside.

    The following examples show the format you must use to enter the server location:



Force all clients in this policy to use the same LiveUpdate server location

By default, this option is checked. Symantec recommends that you create LiveUpdate policies to include all hosts that use the same LiveUpdate Server Location, and leave this option checked.

However, if your NetBackup environment includes more than one LiveUpdate server, you may want to disable this option.

If you want hosts in a single policy to use a different LiveUpdate Server Location, disable this option.

If this option is disabled, the following occurs:

  • Previously configured hosts

    Any hosts in the policy that are already configured continue to use the same LiveUpdate Server Location as before.

  • Hosts not previously configured

    Any hosts in the policy that are not yet configured use the LiveUpdate Server Location that is specified in this policy.


    Even if you disable this option, you must still specify a LiveUpdate Server Location.

For more information on local LiveUpdate server configuration, see Appendix A.

NetBackup Server

Enter the name of the NetBackup server.

Symantec recommends that you select this master server.

The server name that you specify here must also reside in the following locations of all the hosts that you want to update:

  • bp.conf file (UNIX hosts)

  • windows registry (Windows hosts)

For details about adding host names to the bp.conf file or the windows registry file, see the NetBackup 7.0 Installation Guide. Use the procedures in the section "Adding the NetBackup Remote Administration Console host to server lists".


If a firewall prevents communication between the master server and the clients, the policy must specify a media server that can communicate with the clients. The server that you specify cannot be included in this policy.

Limit jobs per policy

Set this option to the number of LiveUpdate jobs that you want to run simultaneously, when you run the policy.

For information on how to use LiveUpdate to update NetBackup, see the NetBackup LiveUpdate Guide..

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