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Netbackup compatibility with RHL6

Created: 06 Jan 2014 • Updated: 22 Jan 2014 | 4 comments
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Hi Everyone,

I would like to know if the HPx86 based nodes using Red Hat Linux 6 as OS is compatible with Netbackup 7.5 using Solaris10.

Do we need to install the netbackup agent on HP and we'll have a normal communicationwith the server to make several backups.

Also, whether the BMR will run without any issue.


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sri vani's picture

Yes,but it seems boot server also on same OS version as client.

Please go thru BMR admin guide:

From OS  compatability

Added BMR Client/Boot Server and BMR Server support on AIX 7.1.
Added BMR Client/Boot Server and BMR Server support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x86-64.
from 2012-02-05 NetBackup 7.5

Jaime_Vazquez's picture

NetBackup OS support is covered in this TECH article:

NetBackup (tm) 7.x Operating System Compatibility List (dated 12/20/2013)

RHEL 6 support is fully described within it.

Note: 32 bit versions of RHEL OS releases on NBU 7.X are not supported. Only 64 bit OS versions are supported.

For BMR, the notes show:

BMR Client/Boot Server support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 begins with NetBackup 7.5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 GA and Update 1 are supported. Updates 2 and 3 are supported and require NetBackup or later. Update 4 is supported and requires NetBackup 7.6 or later

As such HPx86 (32 bit) is not  a supported NBU/BMR plaform.

eomaber's picture

Thanks for your quick replies.

I would like to add that the RHL client has an Times Ten database. Is it supported as well by Netbackup 7.5.


Marianne's picture

Not supported. You will have to stop the database before backup starts in order to do file-level backup, or use database built-in backup tools to create backup to disk.
You can then do file-level backup and create exclude list for online database files.

NBU Application and Database compatibility can be found here:

Master Compatibility List (with links to all compatibility lists) :

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