Release Update NB_NWC_6.5.2.winnt.x86.exe provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on NetWare clients.

Article:TECH60754  |  Created: 2008-01-03  |  Updated: 2008-01-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60754
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Release Update NB_NWC_6.5.2.winnt.x86.exe provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 6.5 on NetWare clients.

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NetBackup for Novell NetWare Client
Version 6.5.2
May 2008

Contents:

I. INTRODUCTION
II. NEW IN THIS RELEASE
III. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
IV. INSTALLATION
V. CONFIGURING BP.INI FILE
VI. RESTRICTIONS
VII. STANDARD vs NETWARE CLASS TYPES
VIII. CHANGING DEBUG LOGGING LEVELS
IX. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED

I. INTRODUCTION

A. ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

This document contains release notes for VERITAS NetBackup
for Novell NetWare Client and contains information that may
not be in the Administrator's Guide. The information in
this document is more current than information in the
Administrator's Guide. If information in this file
conflicts with the Administrator's Guide, the information
in this file is correct.

For the most current information on Symantec's VERITAS products and
services, please visit our Web site at:

http://www.veritas.com/

B. ABOUT THIS SOFTWARE

- The installation directory for this release
is SYS:\VERITAS\NBUCLT\NETBACK.

- You will be able to browse and restore data that was
backed up an older NetWare Client version. If you are
using a 4.5 or older version, you can save old log files
by copying the files from
SYS:\OPENV.OLD\NETBACK\LOGS\log_directory to
SYS:\VERITAS\NBUCLT\NETBACK\LOGS\log_directory.


C. ABOUT THE NETWARE CLIENT

NetBackup�s Novell NetWare Client allows you to to perform
user-directed backup and restore operations on entire
directories or individual files that reside on your client
system. You can conduct these activities from your local
client system without logging into the NetBackup server.
When the NetWare Client is installed, your NetWare server
is configured as a NetBackup client, which in NetBackup
terminology is the system you want to back up. The system
that manages the storage and retrieval of the backup data
is called the NetBackup master server or NetBackup server.
With the NetWare Client, the NetBackup administrator can
schedule full backups and incremental backups to occur
automatically and unattended, under the control of the
NetBackup master server. The NetWare Client also provides
two methods for performing user-directed back ups and
restores:

- Target. This method uses a character-based menu-driven
interface that runs on the NetWare file server console.
- NonTarget. This method uses the NetWare Client�s Backup,
Archive, and Restore interface, which is installed on and
run from a Windows computer.

The backup is controlled by the NetBackup master server and
the data is copied to a storage device connected to the
NetBackup media server. (A master server can also be a
media server.)

II. NEW IN THIS RELEASE

A. Open File Backup Option. Open File Backup Option has been
updated to version 9.5 build 501 (95.01).

III. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

A. The Windows workstation being used for installing the
NetWare Client must meet the following minimum
requirements:
- Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000,
Windows 2003, or Windows XP must be installed.
- Microsoft Client for NetWare, Microsoft Gateway
Services, or Novell Client for Windows must be
installed and enabled to see the NetWare servers.

B. Your NetWare server must meet these requirements:
- NetWare 5.1, 6.0, or 6.5 must be installed along with
the latest patches.
- TCP/IP must be enabled and bound to the NetWare
server.
- Forward and Reverse name resolution must be available.
- Novell�s Storage Management Services (SMS) must be
installed; this includes the SMDR and the TSAs.

C. For the NonTarget method, you must also have SPX/IPX
enabled and bound to the NetWare server; SPX/IPX is not
required for the Target method. Also for the NonTarget
method, the workstation where the NetWare Client�s
Backup, Archive, and Restore Interface will run must
meet the following requirements:
- Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000,
Windows 2003, or Windows XP must be installed.
- Novell Client for Windows must be installed and
enabled to see the NetWare volumes in your selection
list.
- SPX/IPX is required for connections to the NetWare
server.


D. You must have the NetBackup server software Version 5.0
or later installed on your NetBackup server.

E. This release of NetBackup recommends the user apply the
latest NetWare server patches.

These patches are all available directly from Novell for
direct download, and you may want to check if more
recent versions are available. This information can be
obtained from Novell's home page: http://www.novell.com .

These patches are self extracting archives. To extract
the files, create an empty directory to hold the
extracted files, change into the directory, and then run
the executable archive.

Each patch contains a .TXT file describing the contents
and installation procedures for the patch. Please read
these files before installing the NetWare patches.


IV. INSTALLATION

This release of the NetWare Client includes a new
installation program that allows you to remotely install
the NetWare Client software to a Novell NetWare server from
a Windows workstation. You can also locally install the
NetBackup for NetWare NonTarget Browser to a Windows
system. With the NonTarget Browser, you can create user-
directed backups without having to create targets or use
the Standard policy class.

A. To install the NetWare Client:
1. From a Windows workstation, insert the installation
CD.
2. Click NetBackup Installation.
3. Click Start NetBackup Client Installation.
4. Click NetBackup for NetWare Client.
The Welcome window appears.
5. Click Next to proceed with the installation.
The Software License Agreement appears.
6. After reading this information, select I accept the
terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.
7. Select the components you want to install. Options
are:
- NetWare Server. Select this option to install the
NetWare Client to the NetWare server that will be
the NetBackup Client or to install the Open
Transaction Manager to the NetWare server.
Selecting this option also installs the Target
user interface to the NetWare server.
- Local Workstation. Select this option to install
the NetWare Client�s NonTarget Browser to this
local Windows workstation. In order to use the
NonTarget Browser, you must install the NetWare
Client to a NetWare server.
8. Click Next.
9. If you selected to install to the NetWare server:
a. Select the server components you want to install.
Options include:
- NetBackup Client for NetWare. Select this
option to install the NetWare Client and the
NetWare Client�s server-based user interface
to your NetWare server.
- Open File Backup Option. Select this option to
install the Open File Backup Option, which
allows you to back up open files without
locking them.
b. Click Next.
c. Select the NetWare server on which the NetWare
Client files will be installed. If the system
appears in the list of Available Servers, select
the server and click the right arrow key to move
the server to the Destination Systems list.If
you want to add an additional system that does
not appear in the list, click Manually add
additional systems, and then type the name of
the server.
d. Click Next.
e. If you are not already connected to the NetWare
server, click the server icon, enter the
Administrator user name and password for
accessing the NetWare server, and then click
Connect.
f. Click Next.
g. Verify the settings that have been selected for
the NetWare server. To change settings, click
Back and reselect. If you are satisfied with the
selected settings, click Next.
h. Click Yes if you want the NetWare Client to load
automatically when the server starts; otherwise,
click No.
10. If you selected to install to the local
workstation:
a. Select the components you want to install.
Options are:
- NetBackup Client for NetWare NonTarget
Browser. Select his option to install the
NetBackup for NetWare NonTarget Browser
(NetWare Client�s Backup, Archive, and Restore
interface) to your local Windows workstation.
- NetBackup Client for NetWare Documentation.
Select this option to install the NetWare
Client documentation to this local
workstation.
b. Click Next.
c. If another NetBackup program has been installed
on the workstation, steps C and D will
automatically be skipped and the existing path
and program folder will be used.
d. Ensure the correct installation path is selected
for the NonTarget Browser to be installed on
this local workstation, and then click Next.
e. Ensure the program folder where you want the
NetBackup icons added is selected, and then
click Next.
f. Verify the settings that have been selected for
the local workstation. To change settings, click
Back and reselect. If you are satisfied with the
selected settings, click Next. You can monitor
the status of this workstation installation.
11. Click Finish to view the readme and complete the
installation.


V. CONFIGURING THE BP.INI FILE

The BP.INI file must be configured before backups and
restores can be created.

The BP.INI file, which is shared by both Target and
NonTarget methods, is the configuration file used by the
NetWare Client software to control back up and restore
operations on your computer. It is created in the
SYS:\VERITAS\NBUCLT directory the first time you run the
NetBackup interface program�s NetBackup Configuration.
You can set many BP.INI parameters through commands
available on the Target�s NetBackup Configuration menu
Others can be changed only by modifying the file directly
with a text editor, such as Notepad.

If you are using the NonTarget method, you create the
BP.INI file and modify BP.INI parameters through the
NetBackup Configuration dialog box on the NonTarget user
interface (NetBackup for NetWare NonTarget Browser).

VI. RESTRICTIONS

It is recommended that the Windows-based user interface be
restricted to Administrators and/or Supervisors.

For the user to have access to use the interface, he must
have Read, Write, Create, Delete, File Scan, and Modify
permission on the 'SYS:\VERITAS\NBUCLT\NETBACK' directory.

During a backup process, the users will be restricted to
see what their user name and password allows them to see.
This information is supplied when browsing for manual
backups.

During the restore process, the user will be able to see
all of the backups done of the NetWare server, regardless
of whether the user actually has access to those files.

Also, any user that has the ability to use the interface
will be able to modify the BP.INI file that resides on the
Novell server because the interface modifies this file
while the user is using it. BP.INI is very critical for
scheduled backups to execute properly.

VII. STANDARD vs NETWARE CLASS (POLICY) TYPES

With the use of the 'STANDARD' class type and the concept
of 'TARGETS',it is possible to back up and restore files
contained on a NetWare server. The 'TARGETS' tell the
software on the Novell server where the files are
that need to be backed up and where to place the files
during a restore. The 'TARGET' information resides in
separate files on the NetWare server. If these files do
not exist, backups and restores would not be possible
using the Target method.

With the use of the 'NETWARE' class type, the concept of
'TARGETS' is not used. The configuration information is
contained in the name of the file as it is backed up. This
makes it easier for the user to back up and restore
individual files, as opposed to entire 'TARGETS'. For user-
directed backups and restores created using the NetBackup
for NetWare NonTarget Browser, a policy using the NetWare
policy type is required.


VIII. CHANGING DEBUG LOGGING LEVELS

When changing the debug logging levels, some of the changes
take effect right away while others require the BPCD.NLM to
be unloaded and then reloaded. A change to the 'level'
debug value will take effect right away while a change to
the 'tcp' debug value will not take effect until the
BPCD.NLM is unloaded and then reloaded.


IX. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED

The following are descriptions of the problems fixed. Please
read the entire document before installing.

README Conventions:


Description

Describes particular problem or feature contained in this
Maintenance Pack.


** Description **

Describes a problem that can lead to potential data loss.
Please read these problem descriptions carefully.


Workaround

Any available workarounds to a problem are also listed.
Workarounds can be used INSTEAD of applying the patch,
however, VERITAS strongly recommends the "best practice" of
being at the latest patch level.


Additional Notes

Any additional information regarding this problem or feature.

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ET1215059 - NBU Agent for NetWare Backups cause migrated files
to be recalled.

Description:

On NSS volumes covered by a Hierarchical Storage Management
System, it was found that the NetBackup Client for NetWare
will cause files that have been migrated to secondary storage
to be recalled, even when the Client is configured to not do
so. This occurred only during backups that reset file archive
bits, such as Normal backups. A special flag to prevent this
must be passed to SMS and was not being passed in the phase
that reset archive bits. The correct flag is now being passed
when the Client is configured to not recall migrated files.

Workaround:

Only perform backups that do not reset the file archive bit.
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ET1196164 - NetBackup Client for NetWare abends when switching
master servers in the non-target browser.

Description:

It was discovered that the NetBackup Client for NetWare would
abend in bpsvr.nlm when a user changed the master server in
the NetBackup Non-Target Browser for NetWare. This was due to
a programming error which as now been corrected.

Workaround

Update the master server for the NBU Client for NetWare
manually in it's BP.INI file. Then unload and reload the NBU
Client for NetWare and the Non-Target Browser.
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