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Client Backup over SAN with SAN Client/FT Media Server

Created: 12 Feb 2013 • Updated: 03 Nov 2014 | 4 comments
Ser_Hat's picture
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Hi everone

I want to backup physical server and VMware ESX on the SAN.My master server OS is Windows 2008 R2.I want to install a media server for FT Media Server.How does should configuratin for this media server ? (Hardware/Operating System/HBA etc.)

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Marianne's picture

You need a SUN Sparc or Linux media server with specific model Qlogic HBA.

See HCL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76495

and NetBackup SAN Client and Fibre Transport Guide http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5189 
as well as the Troubleshooting Guide (that contains lots of config info): http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH51454 
(Also see Related Articles in above link.)

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Ser_Hat's picture

Thanks Marianne

I heared from my friend (if you install the Redhat Ent. Linux for the FT media server you cannot backup virtual server on the VMware ESX , therefore you should install SUSE linux for backup both phisical server and virtual server on the SAN)

Is it true or not ? 

Thanks so much.

Marianne's picture

That is true if you want your FT Media Server to be the backup host as well. If your Windows master server is the backup host, it can be the SAN Client.

Please note that what I am saying here is all my own theory - I have never done it myself.

Hopefully someone else with 1st-hand experience can help us here....
I remember that there were similar questions about this topic on this forum, but I am unable to find it right now....

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Marianne's picture

It's been 6 weeks with no response....

Good news is that NBU 7.5.0.5 has been released in the meantime which added support for RHEL as backup host.

See https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/netbackup-7505-netbackup-75-maintenance-release-5-now-available

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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