Push-installing Backup Exec to remote computers

Article:HOWTO22501  |  Created: 2010-01-30  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22501
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Push-installing Backup Exec to remote computers

If you install Backup Exec through Terminal Services and the installation media is on a shared drive (network share) you must use a UNC path. Installation by mapped drives is not supported.

You can set up multiple server installations. Backup Exec processes up to five remote computer installations concurrently.

Before, you install Backup Exec to remote computers, you should review the special considerations.

See Special considerations for installing Backup Exec to remote computers.

Note:

You can also use Microsoft's Add or Remove Programs utility to install Backup Exec to a remote computer. See your Microsoft documentation for more information.

The installation process creates an installation log named Bkupinst.htm on the computer where Backup Exec is installed.

See About the installation log.

To push-install Backup Exec to remote computers

  1. Do one of the following:

    To push-install Backup Exec to remote computers from the installation media

    Do the following steps in the order listed:

    • From the installation media browser, click Installation, and then click Backup Exec.

    • On the Welcome panel, click Next.

    • Select I accept the terms of the license agreement, and the click Next.

    • Select Custom installation.

    • UncheckLocal Installation, and then check Remote Installation.

    • Click Next.

    • On the Remote Computers panel, click Add.

    • To install Backup Exec on one remote computer, select Add a Single Computer, or to install Backup Exec on multiple computers using the same settings, select Add Multiple Computers with the Same Settings.

    To push-install Backup Exec to remote computers from the Backup Exec media server

    On the Tools menu, click Install Agents and Media Servers on Other Servers.

  2. Select Symantec Backup Exec, and then click Next.

  3. Type the fully qualified name, IP address, or computer name of the remote computer or click Browse Remote Computers to locate the remote computer.

  4. Click Add to List, and then repeat steps 3 and 4 for each remote computer to which you want to push-install the programs.

    If you are push-installing from the installation media and you selected Add a Single Computer in step 1, you can skip this step.

  5. Under Remote computer credentials, type the credentials that Backup Exec can use to connect to the remote servers.

    You must use Administrator credentials. These remote computer logon credentials are not the same as the Backup Exec service account credentials in step 12.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:

    To enter license keys manually

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Type a license key into the license key field.

    • Click Add.

    • Repeat for each license key for each option or agent that you want to install.

    To import license keys from a file

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Import from file.

    • Select the besernum.xml file.

    To install a trial version

    Leave the license key field blank.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Select the agents and options that you want to install, and then click Next.

  10. In the Destination Folder field, enter the location where you want to install Backup Exec.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Complete the service account credentials options as follows:

    User Name

    Type the user name for an Administrator account that the Backup Exec services can use.

    If the remote computer is in a domain, use a domain administrators account or an equivalent account that is part of the domain administrators group.

    If the remote computer is in a workgroup, use an Administrators account or an equivalent account that is part of the Administrators group on the computer.

    Password

    Type the password for an Administrator account that the Backup Exec services can use.

    Domain

    If the computer is in a domain, select the domain in which the computer is located.

    If the computer is in a workgroup, select the computer name.

  13. Click Next.

  14. Do one of the following to select a location on which to store the Backup Exec Database , and then click Next.

    To create a local Backup Exec SQL Express instance

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Create a local Backup Exec SQL Express instance to store the database on.

    • To change the location of the database, type the new location in the Destination Folder field.

    To use an existing SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 instance

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Use an existing instance of SQL Server 2005 (SP3a or later) or SQL Server 2008 on the network to store the database on.

    • Select the instance.

    When Backup Exec is installed into an existing instance, the automated master database restore feature is not available. To recover the Master database, you must replace it with the Master database copy that Backup Exec automatically creates and updates when the Master database is backed up.

    Caution:

    During the installation process and upgrade process, Backup Exec stops and starts the SQL service several times. Other user-created databases that use the SQL Server instance are unavailable during the process. To avoid such conflicts, you should install Backup Exec into its own SQL instance.

    Backup Exec attempts to connect to the instance.

    This step is skipped during upgrades.

  15. Click Next.

  16. Review the note about tape device drivers, and then click Next.

  17. Click Next.

  18. If you are prompted, enter information or choose settings for additional options being installed, and then click Next or OK after each selection.

  19. After Backup Exec validates the remote computers, you can change the list in any of the following ways:

    To manually add one remote computer

    Click Add, and then click Add a Single Computer.

    To manually add multiple remote computers

    Click Add, and then click Add Multiple Computers with the Same Settings.

    To add multiple remote computers by importing an existing list of computers

    Click Import and Export, and then select one of the following options:

    • Select Import from File to enable Backup Exec to add the names of the remote computers from a selected list.

    • Select Import Servers Published to this Media Server to enable Backup Exec to add the names of all the remote computers that are set up to publish to this media server.

    You must enter remote computer logon credentials for the list of remote computers.

    To change the product that you selected to install or to change other properties you selected for this installation

    Select the remote computer that you want to change, and then click Edit.

    To delete a remote computer from the list

    Select the remote computer that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

    To save this list of remote computers and the associated remote computer logon credentials

    Verify that Save the server list for future remote install sessions is checked.

    This option enables the names and the credentials of all of the remote computers to be added automatically the next time you install Backup Exec or options to these remote computers.

    To save the list of remote computers to an XML file

    Click Import and Export, and then click Export to File.

    You can select the location to save the Push_Export.xml file. This option is useful if you want to use the same list for multiple media servers. When you import the list, you must re-enter the remote computer logon credentials.

    To fix the errors that were located during the validation

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Fix Errors.

    To enable Backup Exec to attempt to re-validate an invalid remote computer

    Right-click the name of the computer, and then click Retry Validation.

  20. After all of the computers in the list are validated and the list is complete, click Next.

  21. Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.

    See About the installation log.

  22. Click Next, and then click Finish to exit the wizard.

    If you did not restart the remote computer, you may need to do it now in order for the configuration to take effect.


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