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Created: 12 Oct 2012 • Updated: 13 Oct 2012 | 5 comments
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Note: All commands referenced below can be found in the following directories:

UNIX: /opt/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd


What is the relation between /opt/openv and /usr/openv.


Sometimes it is written in manuals that path is /opt/openv and sometimes it is written as /usr/openv


What exactly is the difference?We also have /opt/VRTSnbu

What is the difference?

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Nicolai's picture

Netbackup is usally installed in /usr/openv - but can be choosen to be installed anywhere. /opt/VRTSnbu is usally the location of the shared disk in clustered Netbackup installations.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Andy2345's picture

but What is /opt/openv then?


We find /opt/VRTSnbu in only clustered environment?

Marianne's picture

On Solaris servers (master or media) the default installation path is /opt. A symbolic link is then created to /usr so that we can either use /usr or /opt paths when typing NBU paths. The default installation path for all other Unix/Linux servers is /usr. Even if another path is chosen during installation, a symbolic link will be created to /usr. This makes it easy to find NBU files/binaries on any installation.
Please read through installation steps in NBU Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux  p. 46 onwards.

Also see point A in

You have /opt/VRTSnbu because your Linux master is clustered. This is the failover path for the NBU databases. See chapter 3 of NBU Clustered Master Server Admin Guide .

(How do I know about your clustered Linux master? NIKHIL/Puneet told us previously....)

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Andy2345's picture

Just a small doubt.

Why we link /usr and /opt?

There must be some benefit for this?

Marianne's picture

Yes, so that using commands work the same as on any other Unix/Linux server - no need to first find out where exactly NBU is installed.
Using /usr/openv.... path will always work on any Unix/Linux server.

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