Veritas NetBackup™ Clustered Master Server Administrator's Guide

Last Published:
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

Installing NetBackup on Solaris Cluster

This topic describes how to install a new NetBackup Enterprise Server as a failover application in a Solaris Cluster . If you want to upgrade NetBackup, rather than complete an initial installation, you must follow a different procedure.

Review the following notes before you begin installation:

  • These instructions assume that this installation is a new installation of a NetBackup failover server.

  • The NetBackup resource group name in a Solaris Cluster is always scnb-harg. The user cannot configure this name.

  • Two Solaris Cluster resource files are installed with NetBackup and should not be edited: scnb.VRTS and scnb.conf.

Note:

Cluster configuration is performed along with the installation process. Do not run the cluster_config script to perform cluster configuration.

The following procedure describes how to install and configure a NetBackup failover server in a Solaris Cluster .

Note:

Additional commands are required to properly freeze and unfreeze NetBackup in a Solaris Cluster , due to Sun bug #5017826. When NetBackup is started under pmf with automatic restarts enabled, pmf intervenes if the tag dies. This intervention happens whether the monitor is enabled or not.

Note:

If the shared disk is a raw disk with Global File System (GFS) and the primary (active) node is turned off , the shared disk is not accessible from any of the remaining nodes. As a result, the NetBackup server fails to come online on any other node.

To install NetBackup on Solaris Cluster

  1. Fill out the checklist for all configurations and the checklist for your specific environment.

  2. Follow the instructions for how to install NetBackup in the NetBackup Installation Guide.

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

    Be sure that you:

    • Install NetBackup on each node to which it can failover.

    • Use the virtual name for the NetBackup server name.

    Caution:

    When you are prompted, you must provide the same virtual cluster name that you provided during the installation. This name is case-sensitive and must be in same format (FQDN/short) on all the nodes.

  3. When NetBackup is installed on the clustered setup a confirmation prompt is displayed.
    • When you install NetBackup on the first node, you are prompted to confirm creation of a NetBackup cluster. Type Yes to set up NetBackup in HA mode.

    • When you install NetBackup on the subsequent nodes, information of already created NetBackup cluster group is displayed. You are prompted to join the group.

  4. When you are prompted for cluster-specific configuration details, refer to the checklist and provide details accordingly.
  5. Allow NetBackup to be installed in a cluster. When a NetBackup failover server is installed:
    • On the first node, a single node cluster resource group for NetBackup is created and brought online.

    • On the other nodes, the installed node is added to the cluster resource group.

  6. Post installation, get security certificates on all the nodes within the cluster.

    For more information on getting a certificate in a clustered NetBackup setup, see the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.

    http://www.veritas.com/docs/DOC5332

  7. Install any NetBackup options.

    You must freeze the NetBackup group before you install any NetBackup options.

  8. Continue with the configuration of NetBackup.