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Setup a non-clustered DR Master version on Redhat 6

Created: 05 Apr 2014 • Updated: 02 Jun 2014 | 3 comments
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I am looking for a step by step guide to setup a DR master in a non clustered environment to a Remote site for an existing Master running on Redhat Linux 6. I did find some documentation on how to setup a non-clustered DR master but it discusses only the general guide lines but do not go into details especially for an existing Master. Your help will be really appreciated.



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Marianne's picture

The requirements in short are as follows:

  1. OS must match (Linux/Unix master can be restored to any other Unix/Linux OS).
  2. Hostname must be the same.
  3. Installation path must match production master exactly.
  4. NBU version and patch level must match exactly.
  5. DR-file must be available to start catalog recovery.

Details can be found in Disaster Recovery chapter of Troubleshooting Guide.

Some TNs: 

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

amirjaffri's picture

Thank you Marianne,

I was looking for steps after building the DR master. What changes need to be done on the current master? I read in  "Installing, configuring and operating a non-clustered master server with catalog replication"  guide. (link below) but it suggest to engage symantec for setting up a DR Master for an exixting. I wanted to have and idea of what is needed before I started working on the implementation.

Thank you


Marianne's picture

Apologies - I have missed your last post.

The link in your post did not work, but it seems to be the pdf download fom here: , right?

By the looks of it, you want to set up Catalog replication?

As per above TN, you need to use the 7.5 NetBackup in Highly Available Environments Administrator's Guide

The steps to be performed on the source server is covered in above manual.

See About conditions for support of replicated NetBackup catalogs
and About non-clustered NetBackup master server with catalog replication

You will find steps on how to move all NBU db's to the catalog volume that will be replicated.

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