Creating an AIX SRT

Article:HOWTO68840  |  Created: 2012-02-06  |  Updated: 2012-02-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO68840
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Creating an AIX SRT

When you create an AIX SRT, you are guided through the installation process, as follows:

  • The operating system software

  • NetBackup client software

To create an AIX SRT

  1. On the boot server where you want to create the SRT, change to the following directory:

    /usr/openv/netbackup/bin
  2. Enter the following command:

    ./bmrsrtadm
  3. When you are prompted, select the option to create a new SRT.

    Caution:

    The bmrsrtadm command on AIX and HP-UX prompts you to enter the desired architecture (32/64) while create BMR SRT.

    If you want to install NetBackup client of the versions older than 7.0 into SRT, this OS architecture type should to be selected as 32-bit. For NetBackup 7.0, select 64-bit as OS architecture type.

    While you install NetBackup client into SRT, bmrsrtadm gives the appropriate error message if there is any incompatibility between SRT OS architecture type and NetBackup client version.

  4. Complete the command prompts as indicated in following table.

    Enter the name of the SRT to create

    The name of the SRT also is used for the directory that contains it.

    Only alphanumeric characters and underscore (_) characters are allowed.

    Enter the description of the new SRT

    A description of the SRT.

    Enter desired OS level of AIX

    Enter the levels you can create based on the operating system version of the boot server.

    Enter desired Architecture(32/64)

    Enter whether 32-bit or 64-bit AIX operating system needs to be installed into SRT.

    Note:

    This SRT operating system architecture type is not related to the client operating system architecture type. Instead, it is related to NetBackup client software going to be installed into SRT.

    If you want to install NetBackup client of the versions older than 7.0 into SRT, this OS architecture type should to be selected as 32-bit. For NetBackup 7.0, select 64-bit as OS architecture type.

    During the NetBackup client installation into SRT step, bmrsrtadm gives the appropriate error message if there is any incompatibility between SRT OS architecture type and NetBackup client version.

    Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT

    The path to the directory in which to create the SRT. The root of the SRT (called the SRT path) is the path name to the SRT location, which includes the SRT name.

    The default is either /export/srt or the directory where an SRT was last created successfully.

    The directory must already exist.

    Source of AIX install images

    Enter the name of the device where the operating system installation program is inserted or enter the path to the installation image.

    After you enter the device name or host:/path, the operating system is installed into the SRT.

    Enter the source of the NetBackup install images.

    Specify a device name or an NFS path (host:/path form), or a local directory

    Enter the device name where the NetBackup client software installation program is inserted or enter the path to the installation image.

    After you enter the device name or path, the NetBackup client installation procedure installs the client software into the SRT.

    Do you want to continue? [y,n] (y)

    Enter y.

    Do you want to install the NetBackup client software for this client? [y,n] (y)

    Enter y.

    Enter the name of the NetBackup server:

    Enter any non-blank value. The server name is replaced at restore time with the correct values for the BMR client being restored.

    Would you like to use servername as the configured name of the NetBackup client? [y,n] (y)

    Accept the default or enter any non-blank value. The client name is replaced at restore time with the correct values for the BMR client being restored.

After you install the AIX and NetBackup software, the bmrsrtadm command provides options to install other software in the SRT. You can either add other software now or quit (you can add software later). During step NetBackup client installation into SRT you might get an error message if the operating system architecture type and NetBackupclient version are incompatible.

More information is available about how to add other software.

See About adding software to a shared resource tree.


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