Requirements for local Windows NetBackup server installation
|Article:HOWTO11305|||||Created: 2008-01-17|||||Updated: 2008-01-15|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11305|
Before you install your NetBackup product, make sure that you have applied the most current operating system patches and updates. If you are not certain that your operating system is current, contact your operating system vendor and request the latest patches and upgrades.
Ensure that all NetBackup servers have a release level that is at least equal to the latest version that is installed on the clients. Earlier versions of server software can encounter problems with later versions of client software.
Network configuration that allows all servers and clients to recognize and communicate with one another. Generally, if you can reach the clients from a server by using the ping command, the setup works with NetBackup.
NetBackup catalogs contain information about your backups, which become larger as you use the product. The catalog disk space requirements depend primarily on the aspects of your backup configuration. For example, the number of files that are backed up, the frequency of your backups, and how long you retain your backup data.
Symantec suggests that you use the default port settings for NetBackup services and Internet service ports. If you modify the port numbers, they must be the same for all master servers, media servers, and clients. The port entries are in the following file:
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