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Linux Red Hat as backup hosts ?

Created: 22 Aug 2012 | 8 comments
Gdd's picture

For people who use Linux Red Hat rather than SUSE, is it planned to support this OS as a backup hosts ?

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captain jack sparrow's picture

I believe SLES is supported with appliance (as per abdul's recent blog of his series)

May be RHEL is under roadmap

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/nuts-and-bolts-netbackup-vmware-netbackup-5220-and-sles-based-backup-hosts

 

 Cheers !!!

CJS

 

Mark_Solutions's picture

What do you mean by a backup host?

If you mean a Media Server then it is already supported for 64 bit 4x (AS / ES - not 7.5), 5x and 6x (ES)

Or do you mean some sort of appliance?

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Marianne's picture

I think he means VM backup host....

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Mark_Solutions's picture

AH! Thanks Marianne - with it now - DOH!

I dont think it will happen for a long time, if at all, as the vSphere API depends on a lot of things but the fibre transport is also important.

They were able to do it for the appliances as the HBAs are known and fixed so that allowed then to code it all (did the Appliance training a little while ago and this was discussed)

It maybe that they produce something for specific versions of RHEL with a specific HBA - a little like they have done for Fibre Transport requirements.

Hope this helps - sorry for missing the point initially.

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captain jack sparrow's picture

May be Abdul comes up with some insight on this.

 Cheers !!!

CJS

 

Stuart Green's picture

7.5.0.3 release notes extract.

NetBackup 7.5.0.3 does not support VMware backup hosts or restore hosts on
RHEL (Red Hat). If the policy's VMware backup host option is BackupMedia
Server and one media server is on RHEL, NetBackup may incorrectly select
that server as the backup host. The backup may fail with a status code 69:
invalid filelist specification.
The issue will be fixed in a future release of NetBackup.
As a workaround, change the policy's VMware backup host option to specify
a media server that is supported as the backup host. For NetBackup 7.5.0.3,
the supported platforms for backup hosts areWindows 2003 and 2008, and
SUSE 10 and 11. Formore details on supported platforms, refer to the following
Technote:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

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wr's picture

"The issue will be fixed in a future release of NetBackup."

 

Good to see this! 

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Gdd's picture

So nobody thinks that "Red Hat" could be supported as "VMware backup hosts" in one of the next NBU 7.5 maintenance pack !