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Change OS type in netbackup 7.1

Created: 14 Feb 2013 • Updated: 05 Mar 2013 | 8 comments
matt077's picture
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Hi all

I have a system running netbackup 7.1 and under the master server details, it shows the wrong information.

Operating System is shows as "Linux 2.6.9-55.ELsmp" but the OS type is "UNIX"

Is there a away of chagning this so it displays the right OS type?


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Andy Welburn's picture

Not with you?

Where exactly are you seeing this & how's it wrong?

Under host properties/clients we have various 'flavours' of Linux e.g. 'Linux & the OS Typre is UNIX which is correct, it's not Windows.....

Marianne's picture

Please show us a screenshot of where exactly your are seeing this incorrect OS type?
There is no OS type called Unix.
It will either be some or other Linux flavour or one of the supported Unix OS's such as Solaris, AIX, HP-UX.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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matt077's picture

i've uploaded a printscreen

Will Restore's picture

That's right.  Ours is same.  Why do you think this is a problem?

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Mauro Gabriel Barberis's picture

Can you please go to your "/usr/openv/netbackup/client" directory, and run a "find ." ?

You'll realize that inside that directory, there are all the HW + OS possible combinations... if you want to add a new one, or remove it, all you have to do is create/delete the corresponding directory.

Let's say you have a HP-UX-IA64, and want NetBackup to show your OS as "HP-UX11.31", but it's not available for some reason.

Then you create:
mkdir /usr/openv/netbackup/client/HP-UX-IA64/HP-UX11.31

Then modify the policy that contains the Client ( even if its a Master/Media Server ), and update the OS:
bpplclients <policy> -modify <host_name> -hardware HP-UX-IA64 -os HP-UX11.31

( Or select it from the GUI after creating the directory )

Hope it helps!

Will Restore's picture

two different animals

you are addressing Policy > Client Hardware/OS attributes

he is asking about NetBackup Management > Host Properties

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

Mauro Gabriel Barberis's picture

Oh, on host properties ? Expecting to get Linux instead of UNIX? That ain't to be worried about... as long as its not "Other" OS Type, it's sufficient to setup stuff like access control, or busy files, or VSP/VSS on Windows, NFS timeout...

The one that has to be accurate is the policy one for features like adv client, but having UNIX as OS Type on a Linux's host properties shouldn't be a problem..

CRZ's picture

I am PRETTY sure that field can only ever be "Windows," "UNIX" or "Other" (aka "oops, this is trouble")

MAYBE "NetWare" was allowed in the past.

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