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Netbackup 7.1 installation on Solaris 10

Created: 11 Sep 2012 | 7 comments

I am building a new Netbackup 7.1 master server for my Disaster Recovery site.  I am installing on a Sun sparc blade 6320 on Solaris 10.  For security reasons I have installed a "minimum" build operating system starting with install cluster SUNWCreq and adding a number of packages as part of a Jumpstart install.  An attempt to install Netbackup 7.1 resulted in:

./install: /cdrom/solaris/catalog/anb/pdinstall: cannot execute

PureDisk precheck failed.  Resolve issues with PureDisk
installations and re-run this NetBackup installation script.

I realize that my OS install is the culprit, but I can't find the Solaris package requirements for a Netbackup install.  Can someone provide a link or a pdf?

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Nicolai's picture


Chapter : About NetBackup server installation requirements for UNIX systems.

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randes2000's picture


  Thanks.  That document is for 7.5, but I read the same doc for 7.1.  It does not list the Solaris packages required.

CRZ's picture

I don't believe we have any special requirements or lists of packages for Solaris.

Could you be running up on this issue where our script has trouble finding gunzip?

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randes2000's picture


  I read that technote (google search).  gunzip is in /usr/bin and that is part of root's path.  The install_trace log shows nothing more than what is shown on the console during the install attempt.  I tried the install again after rebuilding with the install cluster SUNWCuser.  Pretty quick via Jumpstart.  Received the same error.  I am rebuilding now with SUNWCall.  If this works, it just means more work to secure the box.....

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Update.  Even with the install cluster SUNWCall, I got the same error.  Has to be something else, so I tried a different USB DVD drive.  Success.  Going back to my minimum OS build from a flash archive and will try the Netbackup install.  More to come......

Mark_Solutions's picture

Did you unzip the installation packages correctly as per this:

If not bits are just missing!

Hope this helps

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randes2000's picture


  I am installing from original Netbackup media, not a download. Thanks, though.  OK, so the system is rebuilt and Netbackup is installing.  I appreciate the replies and help.  Now I just need to complete the install and see if the master server comes up.