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Is xinetd a requirement?

Created: 06 Nov 2013 • Updated: 06 Nov 2013 | 6 comments
LucSkywalker1957's picture
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For all versions (master/media/client) of Netbackup 7.5x is xinetd a requirement on Linux installations? I'm not able to find anything in the manuals specifying this. Thanks!

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sri vani's picture

Yes... as far a I know...

b4 NBU 7...linux machines without xinetd NetBackup servers will fail to establish connectivity with the client

StefanosM's picture

No, for 7.5 is not a requirment anymore.

both bpcd and vnetd are started automaticaly with -standalone option.

 

StefanosM's picture

I was looking where is this written and I fount only this technote:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

At the bottom of the technote says

Note that this problem is not be present in NetBackup 7.0.1 and higher as vnetd and bpcd run standalone and the inbound connections are not received via xinetd.

LucSkywalker1957's picture

I'm not sure about the master/media server, but I did successfully install and backup a client without xinetd. Thanks!

SymTerry's picture

No its not required. As StefanosM mentioned, NetBackup doesn't use xinetd for its installs since 7.0.

You can refer to this tech note for more information: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH135628