Installing the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server

Article:HOWTO13731  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13731
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Installing the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server

Before you begin, you should review the requirements for installing the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

System requirements for Backup Exec System Recovery Manager

If you install the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server into a new environment where Backup Exec System Recovery does not exist, the installation creates a new database structure for storing data about computers and jobs.

Note:
Following the installation of the server, you may need to reconfigure TCP/IP port numbers to enable successful communication with Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

Configuring TCP/IP ports for a new installation of Backup Exec System Recovery Manager

Warning:
For security reasons, the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server must be installed on a dedicated Windows 2003 server class computer with an NTFS-formatted hard disk.

It is recommended that the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server be assigned a static IP address after you install the server. This avoids the problem where dynamic DNS service is either limited or unavailable which can cause bi-directional communication problems between the Management Control component on the client computer and the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

To install the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server

  1. Insert the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager product CD into the media drive of the server computer.

    • If CD auto-run is enabled, the install browser window is displayed.

    • If the CD auto-run is not enabled, on the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run, type drive:\autorun (where drive is the drive letter of your media drive), and then click OK.

      If you are running Windows Vista and the Run option is not visible, do the following:

      • Right-click the Start button, and then click Properties.

      • On the Start Menu tab, click Customize.

      • Scroll down and check Run command.

      • Click OK twice.

      • On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run, type drive:\autorun (where drive is the drive letter of your media drive), and then click OK

  2. Click Install Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

  3. Read the license agreement, and then click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Do one of the following:.

    • Click Complete to install the server and the console on the same computer and to the default installation path. Click Next and then go to step 8.

    • Click Custom, and then click Next. Go to the next step.

  6. On the Manager Console list, select This feature will not be available. This ensures that the console is not installed. (You can optionally install the console if you want.)

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To install Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server in the default folder path, click Next.

    • To change the default folder path, click Change, locate the folder in which you want to install the server, and then click OK. Click Next.

  8. Specify the user name and password for the server.

    This password is used to access the server when you log on to the console. The password cannot contain the following three special characters: ' (apostrophe), " (quotation mark), or \ (backslash).

    You cannot access the server through the console if you do not enter the password correctly, or you forget the password. In such cases, you must uninstall, and then reinstall the software. Store the password in a secure place; Symantec has no method for restoring a password to the server.

    This account grants full privileges inside the console and is known as the System Admin role. When you log on to the console as the System Admin, you can set up other role-based user accounts with varying levels of privileges.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Click Install to begin installing the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

  11. Click Finish at the conclusion of the installation.

  12. Click Exit to close the Installation Wizard.


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