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Simple question regarding Active Directory granular backups

Created: 17 Jul 2012 • Updated: 26 Sep 2012 | 5 comments
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Netbackup 7.5 Admin Guide: (Also seeing same statement 'all Active Directory domain controllers' in other articles.)

Page 675: "The Network File System (NFS) must be installed on the media server and all Active Directory domain controllers"

My question: Is it really necessary to install NFS on 'all' AD domain controllers in our environment, or just on backup targets?

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Andy Welburn's picture

that this should just be those selected as backup targets, but having read those sections again & again I'm inclined to go the other route i.e. 'all' DCs.

It's not at all clear, necessarily, or maybe it is but doesn't explain why it needs to be 'all'

Maybe you *should* be selecting all DCs as backup targets anyway or that's what's expected?

As you can see we haven't gone this route so cannot offer a definitivre answer, but you are right in seeking clarification & hopefully some will be forthcoming from someone who's been involved in setting this up themselves.

jeff_j_black's picture

Thanks, yes. I cannot make out any logical reason that 'all' need to have NFS and the client installed. When you are talking about backing up a server in a datacenter, versus nearly 400 geographically diverse office servers and the data 'should' be reasonably consistent from one to the next, 'all' just does not make sense. Many thanks.

captain jack sparrow's picture

Document needs to be corrected. If you need assistance on step by step for GRT config

below is silent video for ref

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/active-directory-grt-backuprestore-using-netbackup-75

 Cheers !!!

CJS

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jeff_j_black's picture

Thanks. One of my team mates got similar confirmation from support as well. Many thanks.