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Is it possible to BMR-restore a Redhat client while having as master/media server a Windows Server+Netbackup?

Created: 25 Aug 2014 • Updated: 26 Aug 2014 | 6 comments
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Hello,

We have a Netbackup 7.1 server running in a Windows Server 2003 environment and a Redhat backup client with Standard as policy type and ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES as backup selection.

For Windows i already restored several times. I create the Shared Resource Tree, and I create the BMR-CD based on the Shared Resource tree, and i specify the Windows Netbackup client software (because i have the Netbackup_7.1_WIn.iso file where to find the client)

But for Linux, I would like to know where to find the Linux Client!

Thanks in advance!

Operating Systems:

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Marianne's picture

For Linux, you need a separate Linux boot server to create a Linux SRT.
An existing Linux client can be the Linux boot server.

 

See Requirements for Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Boot Servers: 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87607 

and
NBU Bare Metal Restore Admin Guide: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3680 

Oh, about this question:

But for Linux, I would like to know where to find the Linux Client!

Use the same installation media as for original NBU client install on the client.
(Downloaded from Fileconnect: Get Software (FileConnect) )
 

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

Lotfi BOUCHERIT's picture

ok, thanks so much for this information,

i have another question please, or clarification if i may say.

first of all, i have to configure, the boot server by issueing the command bmrserversetup -register in a linux nbu client. then, i create the bmr-CD as usual, in my Windows Netbackup Master, and by pointing to the Netbackup CLient found in a Linux Netbackup installation media, right?

is it possible to have more than one Netbackup Boot server?? oh, by the way, i think while i am using a BMR-Boot-CD, i don't need a Boot Server, right?

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Marianne's picture

Have you had a look at above URLs?

You need a boot server for each OS type.

Windows Clients needs a Windows boot server.

Red Hat Linux clients need a Red Hat Linux boot server.

Suse Linux clients need a Suse Linux boot server.

etc... etc...

So, yes. You can have more than one boot server.

You must have a BMR Boot Server to create BMR bootable restore media.

You can transfer the SRT image and write the cd on a Windows system.
Go through this section in chapter 8 of the BMR Admin Guide for requirements and steps:
About writing a CD or DVD
 

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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Marianne's picture

yes

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

Jaime_Vazquez's picture

I have just updated the article Marianne pointed you to which helps answer your questions and explains the process better.

Requirements for Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Boot Servers: 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87607