Setup overview to duplicate to a remote master domain on UNIX/Linux

Article:HOWTO42506  |  Created: 2011-02-28  |  Updated: 2012-08-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42506
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Setup overview to duplicate to a remote master domain on UNIX/Linux

Table: Setup overview to duplicate to a remote master domain is an overview of the setup process to duplicate to a remote master domain, describing the actions that are required.

Table: Setup overview to duplicate to a remote master domain

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Install or upgrade NetBackup.

All master servers and media servers must be at NetBackup version 7.1 or later.

See the NetBackup Installation Guide.

Step 2

Configure the storage devices.

To send images from one domain to another requires that suitable storage be configured in each domain. The storage in the originating domain and the storage in the target domain must be of the same type.

The storage can be either of the following types:

  • OpenStorage (OST) appliances whose plug-ins conform to version v11.1 of the OpenStorage API.

    See the NetBackup Shared Storage Guide.

  • Media Server Deduplication Pools (MSDP). For MSDP, the plug-in is installed with NetBackup; no separate installation is required.

    To use MSDP, a Media Server Deduplication Pool must be configured in both domains.

    When you configure the disk pool in the target domain, consider using the Limit I/O streams setting in the Maximum I/O Streams section. Doing so can reduce the load on the target storage server.

    See the NetBackup Deduplication Guide.

Note:

For successful import and duplication, make sure that the storage appliances are working properly in each domain.

Step 3

Configure the storage units.

Configure the storage units in both the source domain and the target domain.

See Creating a storage unit using the Actions menu on UNIX/Linux.

Step 4

Define the relationship between the domains.

Define the relationship between the domains so that the source domain knows where to send the data.

See About defining the domain relationship on UNIX/Linux.

Step 5

Configure the storage lifecycle policies.

Configure a pair of storage lifecycle policies; one in each master server domain.

The storage lifecycle policy pair includes:

  • An SLP in the originating domain that contains a duplication-to remote-master destination. (The Duplication-to remote-master SLP.)

  • An SLP in the target domain that contains an import destination. (The Import SLP.)

The following topic describes how the SLPs must be named and the storage destinations and retention type that each SLP must contain.

See Configuring the storage lifecycle policies required to duplicate to a remote master server on UNIX/Linux.

Step 6

Configure and run the backup policy.

The backup policy must indicate the configured SLP as the Policy storage selection.

Figure: Duplicating from one master server domain to another represents the process of importing images using storage lifecycle policies.

Figure: Duplicating from one master server domain to another

Duplicating from one master server domain to another

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