Installing the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems

Article:HOWTO23472  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-08-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23472
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Installing the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems

You can install the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems (Remote Agent) on a local Macintosh system. You can also push-install the Remote Agent to one or more remote Macintosh systems.

See About installing the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems.

Note:

You must unzip the RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.gz file on a Linux, UNIX, or Macintosh computer. The installation does not run if it is unzipped on a computer that runs the Windows operating system.

To install the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems

  1. At a Macintosh system, place the Backup Exec installation media in the appropriate drive.

  2. Navigate to the following directory on the installation media:

    <LinuxUnixMac>

  3. Copy the RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.gz file in this directory to a directory on the local system.

  4. Unzip the file.

    For example:

    gunzip RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.gz

  5. Untar the file.

    For example:

    tar -xf RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.tar

  6. Open Finder, and then browse to Applications>Utilities.

  7. Open Terminal.

  8. Start the installrams script.

    For example:

    sudo ./installrams

  9. Enter the password for the user name that is currently logged on.

  10. Do one of the following:

    To install the Remote Agent on a local system

    Press Enter.

    To install the Remote Agent to one remote system

    Type the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name of a Macintosh system.

    To install the Remote Agent to multiple remote systems

    Type the names , IP addresses, or fully qualified domain names of the Macintosh systems. Leave a space between each identifier.

  11. Press Enter.

  12. After the installer checks for a valid Macintosh system operating system during the initial system check, press Enter.

  13. Review the package installation summary, and then press Enter.

  14. After the system installation requirements check completes, press Enter.

  15. Start the prerequisites check by pressing Enter.

  16. Type the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name of the media server that you want to back up the Remote Agent.

  17. Press Enter.

  18. Type any additional names, IP addresses, or fully qualified domain names of the media servers that you want to back up this Remote Agent.

  19. Do one of the following:

    If the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name is correct

    Press Enter to continue the installation.

    If you want to change a name. IP address, or fully qualified domain name

    Type N, press Enter, and then change the information.

  20. Start the NIS server scan by pressing Enter.

  21. Examine the results of the NIS server scan, and then do one of the following:

    If an NIS server is detected

    The Remote Agent installer cannot create the admin group for Backup Exec operators. You must create it manually after the Remote Agent installation is complete.

    Continue with the next step.

    If a NIS server is not detected

    Use the installer to create the admin group.

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • To let the installer create the admin group, type y.

    • To select the next available Group ID, type n.

    • To add the root user account to the admin group, type y.

    • Continue with the next step.

  22. Press Enter to begin the installation.

  23. After a message appears stating that the installation has completed successfully, press Enter.

  24. Start the Remote Agent.

    See Starting the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems .

  25. Create the admin group if the installation did not create it automatically.

    See Creating the Backup Exec admin group manually on Macintosh systems.

  26. Perform additional configuration as appropriate.

    See About configuring the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems.


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