Installing NetBackup server software locally on Windows

Article:HOWTO11299  |  Created: 2008-01-17  |  Updated: 2008-01-15  |  Article URL
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Installing NetBackup server software locally on Windows

For new or initial NetBackup installations, install access control after you complete the NetBackup installation.

To install NetBackup server software locally on Windows

  1. Log on to the system where you want to install NetBackup. Be sure to log on with administrator privileges.

  2. Insert the appropriate NetBackup installation CD or DVD in the drive. If Autorun is disabled, navigate to the CD or DVD drive and run Launch.exe.

  3. On the initial browser screen, click NetBackup Installation, and on the following screen, select Install Server Software.

  4. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  5. On the License Agreement screen, accept the license agreement and click Next.

  6. On the Select where you want to install Veritas NetBackup screen, provide the following information:


    For a local installation, select Install to this computer only.


    Select Typical to install NetBackup default features and settings.


    Select Custom to change how NetBackup features and settings are installed.

    Click Next.

  7. On the NetBackup License Key and Server Type screen, provide the following information:

    License Key

    Enter the base product license key that you received with your product.

    NetBackup Master Server

    Select the icon next to the software type you want to install, such as NetBackup Master Server.

    NetBackup Media Server

    For new installations, the license key that you provide determines which components you can select. For example, you can click the icon next to NetBackup Master Server only if you enter a master server license key.

    For upgrades, the license used for the existing installation type determines which components you can select.

    For Typical installations only

    If you selected Typical for the installation type, proceed to step 9.

  8. For custom installations, do the following:

    NetBackup Features

    Click on the drop-down icon next to any feature that you do not want to install.

    On the pop-up dialog box that appears, confirm that the feature is not available for installation. A red X should appear on the icon.

    NetBackup installation location

    To change the folder destination where NetBackup is installed, click Change. When the Change Current Destination Folder dialog box appears, browse to your preferred location and designate a new or an existing folder.

    Click Next.

    • On the NetBackup Port Numbers screen, you can change port numbers, if it is necessary in your configuration.

      You may want to change a port number if you encounter conflicts when NetBackup and another industry product try to share the same port. Another example is if a port conflict occurs with a company’s firewall, which may cause security issues.

      To change a port number, select the port number you want to replace and type the new number.

      Click Next.

    • On the NetBackup Services screen, provide the following startup account and startup type information for NetBackup services:

      Use the built-in system account

      Check this box to use the built-in system account.

      User name, Password, Domain

      Enter the specific information for the system you want to use. Be sure to leave the Use the built-in system account option unchecked.


      Select either Automatic or Manual start up.

      Start NetBackup Server Services After Install

      Check this box if you want to start the services after installation. You can leave the box unchecked to prevent services from starting after installation.

      Terminate NetBackup processes

      Check this box to prevent a reboot while you perform a remote installation. When you check this box, processes that use the NetBackup executables and DLLs are stopped.

      For Oracle users: If you select Terminate NetBackup processes, you must take down your database before you continue the installation.

      Terminate Windows processes

      Check this box to prevent a reboot while you perform a remote installation. When you check this box, processes that use the Microsoft run-time DLLs are stopped.

      For upgrades, you do not need this option because the Microsoft run-time DLL is already at the correct level.

      If you select Terminate Windows processes, it may cause instability with other Windows applications, particularly those applications that use run-time DLLs.

      Abort install if a reboot is required

      Check this box so that NetBackup can detect if the remote system requires a restart.

      If a restart is required, this option ends the installation and rolls the remote system back to its state at the beginning of the installation.

      Click Next.

  9. On the NetBackup System Names screen, provide the following information:

    Master Server Name

    Enter the name of the master server.

    Additional Servers

    Enter the names of any additional machines (servers) that are allowed to access this server. If you enter more than one name, separate each name with a comma.

    Install LiveUpdate Agent

    The LiveUpdate agent allows installation of NetBackup release updates from a LiveUpdate server.

    Even if you choose not to use LiveUpdate, agent installation does not affect NetBackup installation, configuration, or operation.

    Location of LiveUpdate Server

    The LiveUpdate server is the machine where you store downloaded NetBackup release updates. The default server location is only placeholder text and must be changed.

    To designate your NetBackup LiveUpdate server, type the appropriate pathname for that server here.

    Server Type

    Select the protocol that is used by your LiveUpdate server (LAN, HTTP, or HTTPS).

    For NetBackup Enterprise media server installations only

    When you install media server software, this screen has an additional line with the media server name shown as the local server. You must change the name to the master server name to which the media server is configured.

    Click Next.

  10. On the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager screen, enter the name of the server where you want the EMM server installed.

    The EMM server contains all of the information about NetBackup volume configuration and device configuration. By default, the master server name appears where the EMM server software is set up for installation on the NetBackup master server. This is the preferred configuration.

    Although installing the EMM on a media server is supported, Symantec recommends that you install the EMM on the master server.

    Symantec does not support installing the EMM on a CIFS-mount.

    If the NetBackup system shares drives by using the Shared Storage Option (SSO), all NetBackup servers must use the same host for storing device information.

    For more information on EMM servers and EMM databases, refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for Windows, Volume I.

    Click Next.

  11. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, do one of the following:

    • Click Install to initiate installation of the default (or custom) settings.

    • Click Back to view the previous screens and make any changes, then return to this screen and click on Install.

    • Click Cancel if you want to start the installation wizard again.

    After you click Install, the installation process begins and a screen appears that shows you the progress of the installation. This process may take several minutes.

    An installation log file provides detailed installation information and shows whether any errors occurred.

    • Examine the installation log located under the user profile that completed the install. The following is an example of the user administrator that completed the install. This path may be hidden and you may need to unhide hidden or system files to view the log.

      C:\Documents and Settings\administrator\Local Settings\Temp\NetBackup Install...log
    • Search the installation log for the following string to determine if an error has occurred.

      Return Value 3
  12. On the Installation Complete screen, choose from the following options:

    Add Keys

    Symantec recommends that you enter additional license keys now for any other NetBackup products you plan to install.

    • To enter additional license keys, click Add Keys.

    • When the list of Current License Keys appears, click the Add Key icon to enter a new license key, then click Add.

    • After all license keys are entered, close the Current License Keys window.


    You have two ways to complete the installation as follows:

    • If you are done installing software on all servers, leave the check mark next to Launch NetBackup Administration Console now and click Finish.

      The NetBackup Administration Console starts a configuration wizard so that you can configure your NetBackup environment.

    • If you have more server software to install, click the check mark to remove it and click Finish.

      You can move on to the next machine and install the necessary server software.

    For new installations only

    If you want to install NetBackup access control, refer to the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide and perform that procedure at this time.

  13. Repeat this installation procedure for any other servers.

    After all server software is installed, you are ready to install client software on client machines.

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