What do I need? NetBackup Client or Server?
We have a customer that puts data on an LTO-4 tape using NetBackup. They send the tape to us.
We have a linux box running Cent OS with a tape reader attached to it. We tried using the tar command to read the tape but were unsucessful because of the varialbe block size of the data on the tape. After several attempts (and google searches) we decided to move on.
The customer also sends an identical tape to another company that has NetBackup. They are able to read the tape no problem. We would like to be able to read the tapes, too, so we are now going to purchase NetBackup. However, I've run into issues trying to determine what I need to make this happen. I found the following http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Symantec-NetBackup-Standard-Client-v.-7.5-license/2646642.aspx but it appears to only be a client version. Someone told me I'd need both a server and a client?
All we would like is to be able to read LTO-4 tapes that were created with NetBackup. We have no intention of using NetBackup to backup any of our data. I realize it seems silly to buy this program just to read tapes but that's where we're at.
Any help/links/suggestions on what I need to accomplish this task are very appreciated!
P.S. I called Symantec tech support and they referred me to this forum....so I've already tried that option.