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Install client on Linux

Created: 02 Oct 2013 • Updated: 15 Oct 2013 | 11 comments
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I need to install the NBU 7.5 client on a Linux (CentOS) server. In the server install archive "NetBackup_7.5_LinuxR_x86_64.tar.gz"  there is a client directory with a script called install_client - I assume that's the installed for the client. If I execute it I get

 

install_client -L MYCLIENTNAME
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory
MYCLIENTNAME: Connection refused
Client MYCLIENTNAME is not responding.

 

The script is located in this directory in the install archive:

NetBackup_7.5_LinuxR_x86_64/NetBackup_7.5_LinuxR_x86_64/linuxR_x86/anb/client_dist.tar/client_dist/openv/netbackup/client/Linux\RedHat2.6.18/

Page 132 in the "Netbackup 7.5_Install_UNIX.PDF" file just states that I should run ./install

 

 

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revaroo's picture

copy the .gz file to your client, extract then run ./install

DG-2005's picture

correct, try to run it from /install as opposed to running the sub-directory script. 

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kybeer's picture

I think the NetBackup_7.5_LinuxR_x86_64.tar.gz is the server installation. ./install starts the server installation of Netbackup, not the client. So I probably need to check for these files on Fileconnect:

NetBackup_7.5_CLIENTS_tar-gz.1of3
NetBackup_7.5_CLIENTS_tar-gz.2of3
NetBackup_7.5_CLIENTS_tar-gz.2of3
 

Marianne's picture

What is the OS on your master server?

If Linux, all versions of Linux client software is already installed on the master and software can be pushed to clients.

There are different supported methods:
rsh
ssh
ftp
sftp

If another Unix version, you can install the Linux client binaries on your master from where you can push-install.

See NBU installation guide: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5154

 

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kybeer's picture

The Master Server is running on Windows. So I assume I need the standalone client archive.

Marianne's picture

Correct - the 3 files that you listed above....

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kybeer's picture

After running ./install I get to select a list of OSes and after some time I get:

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Can't find Java LiveUpdate agent on the system.

nblu_registration failed.
Run the following command when the problem has been resolved:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nblu_registration NB

File /usr/openv/tmp/install_trace.11990 contains a trace of this install.
That file can be deleted after you are sure the install was successful.

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Is the Java stuff required for the client installation?

Marianne's picture

NBU installation script normally checks the OS and then auto-selects the correct binaries.

Have you verified that the OS on this client is supported by NBU 7.5?

See NetBackup 7 Operating System (CL) :    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76648

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kybeer's picture

Running:

Distributor ID: CentOS
Description:    CentOS release 6.4 (Final)
Release:        6.4
Codename:       Final

According to page 14 "CentOS 6" is supported. Using x64..
 

Marianne's picture

CentOS is not listed under 'NetBackup Administration Consoles' in the same Compatibility Guide.

This means that the client installation without Java should be fine.

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kybeer's picture

I removed the old version of Netbackup Client 7.1 with "rpm -e netbackup7" in my case. After that the install script for 7.5 worked fine.

 

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