Media Server Installation
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- A running Master Server at the same or higher NetBackup Server version (up to 2 major versions higher).
- Check the Hardware Comparability list for compatible hardware
- Check the OS Compatibility list for compatible OS's to install on.
- The easiest and most cost-effective OS in my experience is Redhat or Suse Linux.
- OS Performance Tuning
- Identify the Master Server
- Copy Server install software to server.
- Create a link /usr/openv pointing to a large file system (200GB is usually sufficient for most environments).
[root@nbumedserver ~]# ln -s /dir/openv/ /usr/openv [root@nbumedserver ~]# ls -al /usr total 132 drwxr-xr-x. 13 root root 4096 Apr 14 15:15 . dr-xr-xr-x. 27 root root 4096 Apr 12 03:12 .. dr-xr-xr-x. 2 root root 36864 Apr 9 03:30 bin drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 28 2011 etc drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 28 2011 games drwxr-xr-x. 36 root root 4096 Apr 1 08:39 include dr-xr-xr-x. 26 root root 4096 Apr 1 08:44 lib dr-xr-xr-x. 49 root root 36864 Apr 9 03:30 lib64 drwxr-xr-x. 18 root root 4096 Apr 9 03:30 libexec drwxr-xr-x. 12 root root 4096 Mar 13 18:18 local lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Apr 14 15:15 openv -> /dir/openv/ dr-xr-xr-x. 4 root root 12288 Apr 9 03:30 sbin drwxr-xr-x. 113 root root 4096 Apr 1 08:39 share drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Mar 13 18:18 src lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 Mar 13 18:18 tmp -> ../var/tmp
Before installing a Media Server, make sure it is listed on the Master Server as a "server" using the name of the network interface that communication between the two servers is expected to occur over.
The install binaries for Linux come in a compressed "tar" ball. simply use the "tar" command to extract it:
tar zxvf NetBackup_188.8.131.52_LinuxR_x86_64.tar.gz
This will create a sub-directory named "NetBackup_184.108.40.206_LinuxR_x86_64".
Then run the install
Follow the on-screen instructions. Most of the time the defaults are ok; just make sure you say "n" when asked if "this is the master server". It's good to make sure you know what to expect beforehand, and to have a clear understanding of how the backup environment is architected.
You will be asked for the following during the install:
- Verification that you wish to install the NetBackup Server Software (which needs to be a "y" to continue).
- If you want to "Participate in the NetBackup Product Improvement Program".
- probably a "n" unless it's a test environment that has access to the internet
- If "you want to install NetBackup and Media Manager files" (which needs to be a "y" to continue).
- A NetBackup Server or Enterprise Server license key(s)
- The primary network interface to be used as the NetBackup server name of the target machine
- and if it is to be the master server (which is a "n" unless you are trying to install it on the Master Server).
- The "Enterprise Media Manager server" primary network interface DNS name (most often, but not always, the same as the Master Server's primary backup network interface name).
Post Installation Task
Not all of these will be needed in all environments, but these are the most common things that need to be done to to enable you to start using and further configure newly install NetBackup server software:
- Update the "/usr/openv/java/auth.conf" to disable using it from the Media Server.
- Configure NetBackup EMMDB Aliases for any secondary or alternate network interfaces on the master server.
- Sometimes you may need to delete the default server name, and re-add it as the backup NIC name.
- Edit the "/usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf" file to make sure the other Media Server(s) and the correct Client Name is listed.
- Re-start NetBackup to insure all new settings take affect.
- Additional Configurations for the backup enviorment
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