Symantec NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.x and 7.x Device Mappings Package for Windows Servers 1.122

Article:TECH227191  |  Created: 2014-12-18  |  Updated: 2014-12-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH208073
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Symantec NetBackup (tm) Server / Enterprise Server 6.x and 7.x Device Mappings Package for Windows Servers 1.122


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This package contains an update to the NetBackup mappings files. The files external_robotics.txt and external_types.txt are used by the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager database to determine which protocols and settings to use to communicate with storage devices. They are also used by the Device Configuration Wizard to automatically configure new devices.

This package introduces new device support for the following devices:

  • NetBackup Accelerator support enabled for Quantum OpenStorage solutions
The presence of a device in the file external_types.txt does not indicate, expressed or implied, support of the device on the target NetBackup/Enterprise Media Manager platform.  Refer to the NetBackup Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), found below in the Related Documents section, for a current list of supported devices.
 
Symantec recommends downloading and installing this package:
  • Before discovering and configuring devices with the Device Configuration Wizard. If your configuration contains a device in the list above, installation of this package is required to properly configure that device.
  • If you use the NetBackup Accelerator feature with non-Symantec OpenStorage storage servers.
 These files are for NetBackup 6.0 / 6.5 / 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.5 / 7.6 only and will not work with earlier NetBackup releases.
 
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Windows Installation Instructions:
 
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These instructions assume that NetBackup is installed in the default location of C:\Program Files\VERITAS\.  If NetBackup is installed in a different location, substitute that path for C:\Program Files\VERITAS\ in the instructions below:
 
1. Download and extract the new mappings file package to a temporary folder.  This will create three files in the temporary location:
  • Readme.txt
  • external_types.txt
  • external_robotics.txt

2. Copy the external_types.txt file from the temporary location to C:\Program Files\VERITAS\NetBackup\var\global\ on the Master Server or  EMM Server.
 

(For NetBackup High Availability environments, copy the file to the shared disk.)
 
3. Copy the external_robotics.txt file from the temporary location to C:\Program Files\VERITAS\NetBackup\var\global\ on the master server, EMM Server, each media server that controls a robot, and each media server from which robot inventories will be run.
 
(For NetBackup High Availability environments, copy the file to the shared disk.)
 
4. Bring up a command window with Start -> Run -> Type "cmd". Enter the following commands in that command window.
 
5. Update the NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager database with the new device mappings version. This only needs to be done once and must be run from the Master Server or the EMM Server.  Use the command format below that corresponds to the installed version of NetBackup:
 
NetBackup 6.5/7.0/7.1/7.5/7.6:  C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\tpext -loadEMM
 
NetBackup 6.0:  C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\tpext
 
6. For Media Servers running 6.0_MP4 and earlier, manually update each Media Server with the new device mappings.  (On Media Servers running 7.6, 7.5, 7.1, 7.0, 6.5 or 6.0_MP5 and later, this command is not needed since ltid will update the device mappings when it starts.)  This command must be run on each 6.0_MP4 and earlier Media Server that has devices attached:
 
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\tpext -get_dev_mappings
 
7. Restart Device Manager (ltid) on each Media Server.  
 
8. Verify that the version that is now stored in the Enterprise Media Manager database is the same as what is in the file stored on the Media Server:
 
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\tpext -get_dev_mappings_ver

 


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Mappings_v1122.zip (17 kBytes)


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH208073


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