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tpconfig - can I run it from anywhere?

Created: 14 May 2014 • Updated: 17 Jul 2014 | 1 comment
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I'm registering a server with DDBoost installed with two Data Domain bixes by running the following commands: 

nbdevconfig -creatests -stype DataDomain -storage_server -media_server

nbdevconfig -creatests -stype DataDomain -storage_server -media_server

tpconfig -add -storage_server -stype DataDomain -sts_user_id ostid -password [password]

tpconfig -add -storage_server -stype DataDomain -sts_user_id ostid -password [password]

This works fine for us. But I'm wondering, do I have to run these commands on the server in question, or can they be run on any Netbackup media server or the Master server? Some of our servers are Unix/Linux and I don't have access to them so have to ask a guy who does to run them. But what elements of the environment are these commands actually talking to - the local media server or the master server or what? 


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Marianne's picture

You can run commands from the master server with '-media_server  <mediaserver>' option.

The DDBoost Admin Guide says the following:

Note: Commands that run on the command line can be entered on
either the master or the media server. If you run commands from
the master server, use the -media_server option to tell NBU
where to direct the operation that queries the plug-in about the
storage server’s properties.

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