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Created: 16 Jan 2014 • Updated: 24 Jan 2014 | 13 comments
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Hi Folks,

I need suggestion...Can i install netbackup client software other than /usr fs on solaris...i hav seen sometimes its been installed on /opt...but dont know how...i hav no space available on /usr...please suggest.

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Stephen Lindo's picture

Make a link for /usr/openv to where you have space.  So NBU will think it's being installed to /usr/openv

Marianne's picture

Above excellent advice is also contained in chapter 7 of NBU Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux  http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3647 under this topic:

About UNIX client installation methods

extract:

To install clients to a location other than the default,
you must create and link a directory before you install
the client software. First create the directory where you
want the software to reside, then create /usr/openv
as a link to that directory.
So, if you want it in /opt:
 
# cd /opt
# mkdir openv
# ln -s openv /usr/openv

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Possible's picture

I want to install under /opt...what should be the command to do it ?

Marianne's picture

I have just listed the extract from the manual as well as exact commands to create the folder under /opt and then create the symbolic link.

The sym link is an OS 'trick' to make application believe it is installing in the link folder (/usr/openv) but installation files will go to /opt.

Once the sym link is created, you can go ahead and install.

Speak to you OS sys admin if you are not comfortable with OS commands/admin.

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Possible's picture
Hi Marianne,
 
Below is the o/p for my fs..i executed ln -s openv /usr/openv ; but as soon as starts installation ; / gets 100 full...pls suggest
 
# df -k
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d0        962571  877674   27143    98%    /
/proc                      0       0       0     0%    /proc
fd                         0       0       0     0%    /dev/fd
mnttab                     0       0       0     0%    /etc/mnttab
/dev/md/dsk/d3       3009327 1540262 1408879    53%    /var
swap                  411808      24  411784     1%    /var/run
swap                  747432  335648  411784    45%    /tmp
/dev/md/dsk/d5        248287    1041  222418     1%    /cache
/dev/md/dsk/d7       11091360 6795940 4184507    62%    /opt
/dev/lofi/1           254368  254368       0   100%    /mnt
[root@XXX:/usr/openv]
#
 
Marianne's picture

Please show us output of the following:

# cd /usr
# ls -l |grep openv
 

Oh! and /tmp seems way too small.

747432  335648  411784 

NBU needs temp space to exctract files while installing.

You can use this TN to specify TMPDIR as some other location for duration of installation:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189386

or http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189085

(Above TNs are for server installation, but principal is the same.) 

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Possible's picture

My bad ....this is solaris 5.8..very old..trying to install 6.5..lininking option is availble there in 6.5 too ?

Marianne's picture

Symbolic links have been available on ALL Unix OS'es for as long as I have been working with them (more than 20 years...)

PLEASE check output of commands as per my previous post.

If /usr/openv folder exists because of previous installation attempt, the sym link command will not work. You will have to remove openv folder first.

PS:

Where is your Solaris system administrator?

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Possible's picture

I removed whole openv folder under /usr...created link as mentioned above...now getting below error..

tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
Possible's picture

Cleared folder openv under /usr...created the symbolic link as mentioned above..now getting error as 

tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
tar: openv: File exists
tar: cannot open openv/lib Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS
CRZ's picture

Looks like you've done it wrong and (I suspect) created a circular link with something linking to itself...which is creating an infinite path.

If you can't do this on your own, you really need to get a sysadmin to help out and do it for you.  This is a "simple" operation.

(Also, not that it doesn't mean this isn't still possible to do, but we should still advise you that Solaris 8 was EOL'd almost five years ago - and NetBackup 6.x was EOL'd over a year ago)


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Marianne's picture

Please show us what you have done.

# cd /usr

# ls -l |grep openv

# cd /opt

# ls -l |grep openv

As per my post 3 days ago:
Speak to you OS sys admin if you are not comfortable with OS commands/admin.

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