Netbackup 6.5 for Linux Suse Server (How to backup Windows Environment)



 Hi all,

We are still an under test company that will merge soon unfortunately we had some issue due to some inexperience and inconvenience

We have a Linux Suse Sles 11.1 Ent Server with NBU 6.5 installed to it.

We have an iscsi Volume attached to the Linux server SUSE server where we will run all our backups.

Most of the Server on our Network are windows server 2003 now how can we backup on the same Lan Server such Windows 2003 R2 and some other server?

Netbackup should communicate with the Windows server using the agent but on the Symantec package that we bought off from another company it seems that there is not windows agent.

Let's says that we have the agent for backup windows servers how shall we instaal on the windows server those agent?

Is there any way that we can push the agent using the netbackup 6.5 for linux?

Maybe we need to install the agent to each windows server separately to each local machine?

We do not really have symantec support contract so we cannot call them

Please advise and if you can write a good work around on how to get this problem solved that would be great

PLEASE DO NOT GET CONFUSE BECAUSE THE ENVIRONMENT SEEMS A LITTLE UNKNOWN TO SOME PEOPLE SUCH NBU 6.5 LINUX VERSION AND SLES LINUX. ALL WE NEED TO KNOW IS HOW TO BACKUP WINDOWS CLIENT MACHINE SUCH WINDOWS SERVER 2003 USING THE NBU 6.5 LINUX VERSION INSTALLED ON SUSE, THAT'S ALL
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arthurjbCommented:
The answer to this question is a lot simpler than it seems, although the process is a lot more complicated than you want it to be.

For example you cannot push the client out to the windows boxes, you will need to install the client on each server individually by hand.  The installation process is not that hard, but it does require a Windows Administrator to install it on each machine.

Setting up the backups on Netbackup is not an automatic process, it requires the Netbackup Administrator to setup a policy for each machine, or setup a policy that contains all the machines, either can work, although most most sites go with the former, setting policies for each machine type, (file servers, mail servers, etc)

The client(s) can be downloaded from symantec's site, for each type of client (windows 32, windows 64, unix, solaris, etc)

For example, this is the 32 bit client for 6.5.1 ;
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/305655.htm

Good Luck!
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
OK that's clear, can I download th agen fro free?

We do not have Symantec support I need indeed the 32bit version that you just provided but I didn't have the chance to look the link so far
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arthurjbCommented:
I clicked on the download link on the page I sent you, and it started downloading, so I assume that it is free.
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:

Ok indeed I saw that but currently I am stuck with another issue.

I am not able to see the iscsi volume from the netbackup.

The problem is that;

Iscsi initiator in Linux sles see the volume target and I created a partition using linux lvm

The said indeed that I shouldn't mount and I shouln't format iscsi partition.

This must be correct procedure because if I mount that iscsi partition the linux serve will panic on reboot and it won't boot anymore.

Maybe I have to open another question for that!


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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
Great you made the point
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