Veritas NetBackup™ Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup Master Server Clustering
    1. About NetBackup clustering
      1.  
        About security certificates in NetBackup
      2.  
        NetBackup clustering in virtual environment
    2.  
      About NetBackup failover server data protection in a cluster
    3.  
      About NetBackup failover server support
    4.  
      NetBackup supported cluster solutions
    5.  
      Accessing NetBackup cluster compatibility lists
    6.  
      About NetBackup limitations with clustering solutions
  2. NetBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Windows Server Failover Clustering
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on WSFC cluster
    3.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    4.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on WSFC cluster
    5.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on WSFC cluster
    6.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum
    7.  
      Restoring the cluster quorum to a node with directory services
    8.  
      Preparation for disaster recovery of WSFC
    9.  
      Disaster recovery of WSFC
    10.  
      Recovering the entire WSFC cluster
    11.  
      Recovering all shared disks
    12.  
      About recovering NetBackup data on a shared disk
  3. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    1.  
      About NetBackup on a Veritas Cluster Server on UNIX/Linux
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    3. About preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on VCS on Unix\Linux
      1.  
        NetBackup installation information for all VCS configurations
      2.  
        NetBackup installation information for specific VCS configurations
    4.  
      Installing a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    5.  
      Configuring a failover NetBackup server on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    6.  
      About adding a node to existing cluster
    7.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on VCS on UNIX/Linux
    8.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Unix/Linux
  4. NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    1.  
      About NetBackup in a Veritas Cluster Server on Windows
    2.  
      About NetBackup agent for VCS on Windows
    3.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows
    4.  
      Installing a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    5.  
      Configuring a NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    6.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on VCS on Windows
    7.  
      About detailed monitoring for the NetBackup server
    8.  
      Setting up a detailed monitoring script for the NetBackup server on VCS on Windows
    9.  
      Enabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
    10.  
      Disabling detailed monitoring in VCS Cluster Manager for the NetBackup server
  5. NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster
    1.  
      About NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    2.  
      Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    3.  
      Preinstallation checklist for a NetBackup failover server installation on Solaris Cluster
    4.  
      Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup on Solaris Cluster
    6.  
      Installing or upgrading NetBackup options on Solaris Cluster
    7.  
      Upgrading a NetBackup failover server on Solaris Cluster
    8.  
      Solaris Cluster commands for bringing the resource group online or offline
  6. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      NetBackup configuration overview
    2.  
      NetBackup configuration guidelines
    3.  
      Device configuration guidelines
    4.  
      Configuring devices
    5.  
      Configuring NetBackup catalog backups in a cluster
    6.  
      About configuring backup policies for a NetBackup clustered server
    7.  
      What to back up
    8.  
      Guidelines for backing up local disks in a cluster
    9.  
      Guidelines for backing up the shared disks
    10.  
      Verifying NetBackup configuration
    11.  
      Configuring robotic daemons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    12.  
      Configuring additional services (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    13.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (UNIX/Linux clusters)
    14.  
      Configuring additional services (Windows)
    15.  
      Configuring add-ons for monitoring (Windows)
    16.  
      About adding license keys
  7. Operational notes
    1.  
      General notes on clustered master server administration
    2.  
      About delay in detecting of loss of connection (WSFC and VCS on Windows)
    3.  
      About WSFC clusters
    4.  
      About NetBackup cluster application management
    5.  
      Logging information
    6.  
      About the support for multiple IP addresses in NetBackup
    7.  
      Log on to server using virtual name
    8.  
      Increase resource offline timeout after installing or upgrading on non-Solaris UNIX clusters
    9.  
      Normal error messages when upgrading clustered servers to 8.1.2
    10.  
      NetBackup resource group tuning parameters for Solaris Cluster
  8. Appendix A. NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    1.  
      About NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces
    2.  
      Requirements for use of a NetBackup master server in a cluster with multiple interfaces
    3.  
      Configuring the NetBackup master server in a cluster using multiple interfaces

Installation prerequisites for NetBackup on VCS on Windows

The following requirements must be met before you install and configure a NetBackup failover server:

  • Verify that VCS and the current NetBackup version support your hardware. For a list of supported storage devices, visit the following Web site:

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000033647

  • Verify that storage devices have been properly installed and configured to work in a Windows environment. Refer to the section on how to configure storage devices in the NetBackup Installation Guide.

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.DOC5332

  • Verify that you have installed Veritas Storage Foundation HA and correctly configured VCS. NetBackup can be installed on as many nodes as VCS supports. The NetBackup service group is created during the installation.

  • For VCS Windows (SFW-HA 4.1 and SFW-HA 4.2) make sure the patch available and is installed before you install or upgrade to the current NetBackup version. The patch is available at the following Web site:

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US.html.

    Note:

    In few cases, after the NetBackup master cluster installation, the resource is not installed into the service group. In case the resource of type "NetBackupVCS" is added manually, the attributes of NetBackupVCS are blank and this resource cannot probe on cluster servers. For work-around, contact Technical Support Team.

  • Verify the cluster disk group(s) and dynamic volume(s) for NetBackup have been created on the shared storage. Refer to the Veritas Storage Foundation Administrator's Guide for details on how to create these.

  • All disk resources that you want NetBackup to use must be configured in Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) before you install NetBackup.

  • Verify that you have an IP address and host name (virtual name) to be assigned to the NetBackup resource in VCS. Only use these for the NetBackup cluster group.The virtual name cannot be more than 15 characters.

    Also, verify that the disk resource is online on the node from which the NetBackup installation is about to be performed for the first time on the cluster.

  • For a clustered NetBackup master server, if the master server is the robotic control host, physically connect the robotic devices and tape devices to each node where you want to install NetBackup. Connect devices by SCSI or Fibre Channel. Use OS commands to verify that all the devices are connected properly. Refer to the NetBackup Device Configuration Guide.

  • Verify that you have the current NetBackup Enterprise Server version or the current NetBackup server version installation program and a valid license key.

  • On Windows, the public network names must be same on both nodes of the cluster for push-installs.

  • You should install NetBackup on the same path on all nodes.