Installing the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

Article:HOWTO51787  |  Created: 2011-05-04  |  Updated: 2011-06-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO51787
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Installing the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

You can install the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers (Remote Agent) on a local Linux or UNIX server. You can also push-install it to one or more remote Linux or UNIX servers.

Note:

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

See About installing the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers.

To install the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

  1. At a Linux or UNIX server, place the Backup Exec installation media in the appropriate drive.

  2. Log on as root on the server on which you want to install the Remote Agent.

  3. Navigate to the following directory on the installation media.

    <LinuxUnixMac>

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

  5. Unzip the file.

    For example:

    gunzip RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.gz

  6. Untar the file.

    For example:

    tar -xf RALUS_RMALS_RAMS_<version number>.tar

  7. Start the installralus script.

    For example:

    ./installralus

  8. Do one of the following:

    To install the Remote Agent on the local server

    Press Enter.

    To install the Remote Agent to one remote server

    Type the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name of a Linux or UNIX server.

    To install the Remote Agent to multiple remote servers

    Type the names, IP addresses, or fully qualified domain names of the Linux or UNIX servers. Leave a space between each identifier.

  9. After the installer checks for a valid Linux or UNIX operating system during the initial system check, press Enter.

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

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

  12. Start the prerequisites check by pressing Enter.

  13. Type the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name of the media server (directory host) that you want to back up the Remote Agent.

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

  15. 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 the name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name

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

  16. Start the NIS server scan by pressing Enter.

  17. 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 beoper group. You must create it manually after the Remote Agent installation is complete.

    Continue with the next step.

    If an NIS server is not detected

    Use the installer to create the beoper group.

    Do the following in the order listed:

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

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

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

    • Continue with the next step.

  18. Start the installation by pressing Enter.

  19. After the installation completes, press Enter to start the configuration process.

  20. After the configuration process completes, press Enter to save the installation log to the following file:

    /var/tmp/vxif/installralussummary file number/installralus.log

  21. If the Remote Agent installer did not create a beoper group, you must create it.

    See Creating the Backup Exec operators group manually.

  22. Start the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers daemon.

    See Starting the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers daemon.

  23. Configure the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers as appropriate.

    See About configuring the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers.


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