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Netbackup Linux client: ssh install without root account

Created: 02 Oct 2011 | 1 comment
aolivo's picture
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I'd like to see a solution for installing Netbackup Linux client using ssh without the need for root account.

In my environment, there are hundreds of servers, each one with a different root account. To make things worse, backup operators do not have root privileges.

So, one solution would be adding an option to run the install script using sudo. Another one would be some adaptation to the install script, making it more suitable for automation tools like puppet and chef.

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Todd D. Woodward's picture

The install_client_files script should prompt for an account to use when pushing out client installs via SSH, instead of using the default of root. Some operating systems have root disabled entirely (which is a good thing), and some environments have locked down root from use (which is also a good thing).

Todd D. Woodward
IT Supervisor, SOC Shift Lead – Appliances SOC
Symantec Corporation

Springfield, Oregon

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