First NetBackup Installation
I am in the process of rolling out my first NetBackup Enterprise installation -- I wanted to share my configuration in hopes that any glaring errors or concerns might be caught before I am in too deep. I have also come up with a few questions that I hope this group can answer...
My configuration is such:
- Single RHEL 6.3 NBU 7.5 Master Server with OpsCenter
Dell PowerEdge R710 CPU: 2x2.20Ghz RAM: 32GB LAN: 4x 1GB Bond DISK 3.6TB RAID6
- 20+ CentOS 6.3 NBU 7.5 Media Server/Clients
Dell PowerEdge R720 CPU 2x3.30Ghz RAM:32GB LAN: 4x 1GB Bond DISK: 3.6TB RAID6 TAPE: SAS or SCSI Tape Library
In my configuration, the Media Server is also a client -- there is a large (3.6TB) RAID6 disk pool and tape library (SAS for some, SCSI for others) attached to each media server -- my goal here is to back up the locally attached disk pool to the locally attached tape library on the media server. This disk pool will contain System Recovery (SSR) images and data files of all other nodes in the network, saved to the disk pool via Samba.
From the reading I have done, it seems that the biggest performance conern is the number of active jobs on the NetBackup system -- in this case, I believe my number will be relatively low -- the plan is to run a weekly full and daily incremental -- even across 20 media servers, the number of simulatenous jobs will be low.
All of that said, does anyone see any major complications with this configuration? Anything I should prepare for now, or be on the lookout for?
The questions I have come up with so far:
1. I have been able to install the Master Server and a Media Server (both 7.5) with no issues, but I am not sure how to apply the 126.96.36.199 patch on Linux? I downloaded the update and expanded it, but I saw nothing of how to actually apply the update.
2. Since each Media Server will also be a client (for the locally attached disk pool), do I need to install the client package on the Media Server as well? Or does the Media Server installation contain the client as well?
I think that is all for now, I would like to thank everyone in advance -- I am sure there will be more questions as I move along.