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How can I check dedup engine credential?

Created: 08 Feb 2013 • Updated: 11 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
xid123's picture
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Hi,

I installed a NetBackup 7.5 environment with a MSDP media server.

I'm not sure the dedup engine credential. How can I check the password before I give this environment to production? Is there any command which ask me this password? Or is there any command which is similar than ShowDedupPassword command in NetBackup appliance?

 

 

Thanks

G,

 

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Mark_Solutions's picture

These should have been provided during the setup of the storage server when it was first configured - so who ever did that will have the password - you need to ask them.

I dont believe there is a way to show the crednetials in MSDP but to change it you need to log a call with Support so it looks like there is a way - worth giving them a call

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PeteWall's picture

First off, you can verify the username that was used when configuring MSDP by using the tpconfig tool.  Log onto the media server with MSDP configured, open a terminal and run these commands:

$ /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -dsh -stype PureDisk
=========================================================================
Media Server:                   myhost
Storage Server:                 myhost <PureDisk>
User Id:                        msdpuser <PureDisk>
=========================================================================
 
Next, you can use tpconfig to check the validate the password used when configuring:
Here's an attempt using an incorrect password:
$ /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -update -storage_server myhost -stype PureDisk -sts_user_id msdpuser               
Enter the OpenStorage host's password for User Id msdpuser:

Please re-enter the OpenStorage host's password to confirm it:

Invalid credentials for type PureDisk server pete.min.veritas.com
authorization failure
Authorization failed for OpenStorage server pete.min.veritas.com
$
And here's an attempt using the correct password:
$ /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig -update -storage_server myhost -stype PureDisk -sts_user_id msdpuser
Enter the OpenStorage host's password for User Id msdpuser:

Please re-enter the OpenStorage host's password to confirm it:

$
 
A few notes: It's still recommended to contact Symantec support if you need to change these credentials.  This is to ensure that everything is changed correctly.  Also, If you're on Windows, the default installed location for tpconfig is:
C:\Program Files\Veritas\Volmgr\bin\tpconfig.exe
 
Hope this helps!
-Pete

 

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xid123's picture

Hi Pete,

It works!

 

Thank you very much!

 

-G,