Push-installing the Backup Exec 2010 Remote Agent and the AOFO using the command line.

Article:TECH177411  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH177411
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Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Push-installing the Remote Agent and the AOFO using the command in Backup Exec 2010.  Includes push installting the Backup Exec 2010 R3 remote agent as a trusted agent.


Environment



Backup Exec 2010

Backup Exec 2010 R3


Solution



 

You can use silent mode installation, also known as command line installation, to push-install the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems and the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO) to one or more remote computers. You can also push-install the Remote Agent and the AOFO to more than one remote computer at a time by creating a command file that reads the remote computer names from a .txt file.

NOTE 1:  When Silently pushing the Remote Agent in Backup Exec 2010 R3 the remote agent is trusted after the installation is complete. See related documents for more information on the new SSL Security enhancement in Backup Exec 2010 R3.

NOTE 2: At this time, push installs can only be performed from one 32bit system to another, or from one 64bit system to another i.e. a 32bit media server cannot push install to a 64bit remote server with this method, and likewise a 64bit media server cannot push install to a 32bit remote server.


To push-install the Remote Agent and the AOFO using the command line use the Backup Exec 2010 installation DVD.


1.Open a Windows command prompt.

2.Change to the drive containing the Backup Exec DVD.

3.Change directories to \BE\WINNT\INSTALL\BEx64 for a 64-bit media server. Change directory to \BE\WINNT\INSTALL\BE32 for a 32-bit media server.

4.To use a command file to read a list of remote computers to install to, go to step 6; otherwise, continue with step 5.

5.Type one of the following:

SETUP.exe /PUSHRAWS: /USER:<user> /DOM:<domain> /PASS:<password> /SVR:<server name> /ADVRT:<media server name1> <media server name2> -s

 

Options or switches:

/USER:   Backup Exec service account or username with enought rights to push the installation.
/DOM:  Domain Name
/PASS:  Backup Exec service account or username password with enought rights to push the installation.
/SVR:  Remote Server to push the agent to.
/ADVRT:  Install Remote Agent for Windows Systems with advertising. Media Server Name to publish to.
/DISADVRT:      Install Remote Agent for Windows Systems without advertising, but create the list
-boot           Install Remote Agent for Windows Systems, reboot when done
/AOFO           Install Advanced Open File Option.
/AOFOX64        Install Advanced Open File Option 64-bit Remote Agent
-s  Slient Install.


If you use the command line switches without the -S switch, the Backup Exec installation program launches with the command line parameters as defaults for the installation options. For example, if -S had been left in the above example, the Backup Exec installation program launches with the user name, domain, and password appearing on the installation dialog boxes.

 

6.(Optional) To install the Remote Agent using a command file that reads server names from a .txt file, use the following sample script, substituting the correct values for the variables

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for /f %%I in <ServerList.txt> do call :sub1 %%I

   goto :eof

   :sub1

    Echo Pushing to %1

    call ..\BE\WINNT\INSTALL\BEx64\SETUP.exe /PUSHRAWS: /USER:<user> /DOM:<domain> /PASS:<password> /SVR:%1

    /ADVRT:<media server name1> <media server name2> -s


   if "%errorlevel%" == "0" goto :good


    echo %1 failed with error %errorlevel%


   goto :eof

   :good

    echo %1 completed successful

   goto :eof.Press Enter.

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The installation process creates a job log named bkupinst.htm on the computer where Backup Exec is installed. This file lists any errors that may have occurred during installation. The last line of the log indicates if the installation was successful and if you must restart the computer.


 

 

 

 





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