Veritas NetBackup™ Installation Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.0)
  1. Preparing for installation
    1. General installation information
      1.  
        Available NetBackup installation methods
      2.  
        About compatibility between NetBackup versions
      3.  
        About NetBackup software availability
      4. How to install NetBackup
        1.  
          About the NetBackup preinstall checker
        2.  
          About the NetBackup Product Improvement Program
      5.  
        Creating the user account to support the NetBackup web server
      6. About storage device configuration
        1.  
          Locating supported robot types
      7.  
        About security certificates for NetBackup hosts
      8.  
        Environment variable for certificate key size
      9.  
        Restrictions on the NetBackup installation directory
      10.  
        NetBackup database is not supported on the btrfs file system
    2. Installation operational notes and limitations
      1.  
        Java GUI and JRE installation optional for some computers
      2.  
        Enable 8dot3 name file setting for NetBackup master servers that support NAT
      3.  
        NetBackup servers must use a host name that is compliant with RFC 1123 and RFC 952
      4.  
        Host ID-based certificate is not deployed during installation on 8.1 media server or client host with dual stack configuration
      5.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and later RHEL 8 installation issue
      6.  
        NetBackup 8.2 and later SUSE 15 installation issue
      7.  
        External certificate authority certificates supported in NetBackup 8.2 and later
      8.  
        SCCM and Chef deployment tools and documentation now available
    3. SORT information
      1.  
        About Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools
      2.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for new installations
      3.  
        Recommended SORT procedures for upgrades
    4. Veritas NetInsights Console information
      1.  
        About Veritas Usage Insights
      2.  
        Best practices for Veritas Usage Insights
  2. NetBackup licenses
    1.  
      About NetBackup license requirements
    2.  
      About license key entry
    3.  
      Frequently asked questions about license keys
  3. Installing server software on UNIX systems
    1. Installation requirements for UNIX and Linux
      1.  
        Do not mix non-English versions of Windows and UNIX platforms unless master and media servers are NetBackup appliances
      2.  
        NetBackup installations on environments that run different versions of UNIX-based operating systems
      3.  
        Special installation guidelines for Solaris systems
      4.  
        Special installation guidelines for UNIX clustered environments
    2.  
      How the installation script works
    3. Installing NetBackup master server software on UNIX
      1.  
        Continuing with NetBackup software installation
    4. Installing NetBackup media server software on UNIX
      1.  
        Silently installing NetBackup media server software on UNIX and Linux
    5. About pushing client software from a master server to clients
      1.  
        Installing client type software on a master server
  4. Installing server software on Windows systems
    1.  
      Installation and upgrade requirements for Windows and Windows clusters
    2.  
      Requirements for Windows cluster installations and upgrades
    3.  
      Performing local, remote, or clustered server installation on Windows systems
    4.  
      Post-installation tasks for NetBackup cluster environments
    5.  
      Verifying Windows cluster installations or upgrades
    6.  
      Installing NetBackup servers silently on Windows systems
  5. About the administrative interfaces
    1.  
      About the NetBackup web user interface
    2.  
      About the NetBackup Administration Console
    3.  
      Installing the NetBackup Administration Console
    4.  
      Installing multiple versions of the NetBackup Administration Console on Windows
    5.  
      Removing earlier versions of the NetBackup Administration Console on Windows
    6.  
      About the NetBackup Remote Administration Console
    7.  
      Installing the NetBackup Remote Administration Console
  6. Installing NetBackup client software
    1.  
      About NetBackup client installation
    2. About NetBackup client installation on Windows
      1.  
        About Windows client installation methods and requirements
      2.  
        Installing NetBackup Windows clients locally or remotely
      3.  
        Installing NetBackup Windows clients silently
      4.  
        How to configure NetBackup clients
    3. About NetBackup client installation on UNIX and Linux
      1.  
        About UNIX and Linux client installation methods
      2.  
        Installing UNIX clients locally
      3.  
        Install of the UNIX and Linux client binaries with native installers
      4. About remote installation methods for UNIX/Linux clients
        1.  
          Installing client software with the ssh method
        2.  
          Installing client software with the sftp method
      5.  
        Adding a UNIX/Linux client after initial server installation
  7. Configuring NetBackup
    1.  
      About NetBackup startup and shutdown scripts
    2. About NetBackup server configuration
      1.  
        Starting the NetBackup Administration Console
      2.  
        About the Device Configuration Wizard
      3.  
        About the Volume Configuration Wizard
      4.  
        About the Catalog Backup Wizard
      5.  
        About the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard
  8. Upgrading NetBackup software
    1.  
      About upgrading NetBackup
    2.  
      About the NetBackup 8.x Upgrade Portal
  9. Removing NetBackup server and client software
    1.  
      About NetBackup server software removal on UNIX systems
    2.  
      About NetBackup client software removal on UNIX and Linux systems
    3.  
      Removing NetBackup from UNIX and Linux servers and clients
    4.  
      About NetBackup server software removal on Windows systems
    5.  
      Removing NetBackup server and client software from Windows servers, clusters, and clients
    6.  
      About removal of the Java Console state data from Windows servers and Windows clients
    7.  
      Removing a clustered media server by migrating all data to a new media server
  10. Reference
    1.  
      Generate a certificate on the inactive nodes of a clustered master server
    2.  
      About the NetBackup answer file
    3.  
      Persistent Java Virtual Machine options
    4.  
      About RBAC bootstrapping
    5.  
      NetBackup master server web server user and group creation
    6.  
      About the NetBackup Java Runtime Environment
    7.  
      Add or Remove Java GUI and JRE after install
    8.  
      Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
    9.  
      Security updates to the NetBackup database
    10.  
      Size guidance for Veritas NetBackup master server and domain
  11.  
    Index

About the NetBackup answer file

NetBackup provides a way to perform unattended, silent installation, and upgrades with a predefined set of configuration options. These options allow the user to:

  • Override some default values.

  • Avoid answering some questions during interactive installation.

On UNIX and Linux, templates for media and clients are available at the top level of the NetBackup installation image that is downloaded from Veritas. These templates should be modified as needed and placed in /tmp/NBInstallAnswer.conf for use during installs and upgrades.

On Windows, templates for master, media, and client are in the windows_x64 directory at the top level of the NetBackup installation image that is downloaded from Veritas. These templates are called silentmaster.cmd, silentmedia.cmd, and silentclient.cmd.

Templates for media and clients are available at the top level of the NetBackup installation image downloaded from Veritas.

Populate the NetBackup answer file on the target host before you run the installation script. Create the file if it does not exist. The supported entries are shown along with any relevant information.

Table: Template options and required computers

Option

NetBackup role

Platform

Required for install?

ABORT_REBOOT_INSTALL

Master, media, and client

Windows

No

ACCEPT_REVERSE_CONNECTION

Client

All

No

ADDITIONALSERVERS

Master, media, and client

Windows

No

ALLOW_PRE_90_UPGRADE

Master

All

No

AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

CLIENT

Client

Windows

Yes

CLIENT_NAME

Media and client

UNIX and Linux

Yes

ECA_CERT_PATH

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

ECA_CERT_STORE

Media and client

Windows

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

ECA_CRL_PATH

Media and client

All

Only when ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL=USE_PATH is specified.

ECA_KEY_PASSPHRASEFILE

Media and client

All

No

ECA_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH

Media and client

All

Review About security configuration considerations for details.

INCLUDE_JAVA_GUI_AND_JRE

Media servers and clients

All

UNIX and Linux media servers and clients: No

Windows media servers: Yes

INSTALL_PATH

Media and client

All

No

 

Master, media, and client

Windows

Yes

LICENSE

Media

UNIX and Linux

Yes

 

Master and media

Windows

Yes

MACHINE_ROLE

Media and client

UNIX and Linux

Yes

MASTERSERVER

Master, media, and client

Windows

Yes

MEDIA_SERVER

Client

UNIX and Linux

No

MEDIASERVER

Media

Windows

No

MERGE_SERVERS_LIST

Client

UNIX and Linux

No

 

Master

Windows

No

RBAC_DOMAIN_NAME

Master

UNIX and Linux

No

RBAC_DOMAIN_TYPE

Master

UNIX and Linux

No

RBAC_PRINCIPAL_NAME

Master

UNIX and Linux

No

RBAC_PRINCIPAL_TYPE

Master

UNIX and Linux

No

SERVER

Media and client

UNIX and Linux

Yes

SERVICES

Client

UNIX and Linux

No

SERVICESTARTTYPE

Master, media, and client

Windows

No

STOP_NBU_PROCESSES

Master, media, and client

Windows

No

USAGE_INSIGHTS_FILE_PATH

Master

Windows

Yes

VNETD_PORT

Master, media, and client

Windows

No

WEBSVC_DOMAIN

Master

Windows

Yes

WEBSVC_GROUP

Master

All

Unix and Linux: No

Windows: Yes

WEBSVC_PASSWORD_PLAIN

Master

Windows

Yes

WEBSVC_USER

Master

All

Unix and Linux: No

Windows: Yes

About security configuration considerations

The version of NetBackup and the operation that is performed determines what security parameters are required in the template file.

Security configuration considerations for initial installation or pre-8.1 upgrade

If this operation is an initial installation or an upgrade from pre-8.1, at least one set of security configuration parameters must be provided.

To use the NetBackup master server as your Certificate Authority, the CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT of the master server must be provided. The AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN option may be required depending on either the security level of the master server or if this computer is already configured on the master server. More information is available: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000127129.

To use an external certificate authority on UNIX and Linux, the ECA_CERT_PATH, ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL, ECA_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH, and ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH values are required. More information is available: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100044300

To use an external certificate authority on Windows: either provide the ECA_CERT_STORE and ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL values or all values previously specified for UNIX and Linux.

The ECA_CRL_PATH and ECA_KEY_PASSPHRASEFILE values are optional. More information is available: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100044300.

Security configuration considerations for upgrades of NetBackup 8.1 or newer

When you upgrade NetBackup from a version that already has secure communications configured (NetBackup 8.1 or newer), the CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT and AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN values are ignored.

Security configuration considerations for upgrades of NetBackup 8.2 or newer

When you upgrade NetBackup from a version that already has ECA configured (NetBackup 8.2 or newer), all the ECA* parameters are ignored.

About skipping the external certificate authority configuration

To continue the installation or upgrade without configuring the certificate authority, specify SKIP for all the required ECA_ options. Be aware the installation or upgrade fails if you don't set all the ECA_ values to SKIP. If you continue the installation or the upgrade without the required certificate authority components, backups and restores fail.

ABORT_REBOOT_INSTALL
  • Description: This option halts the installation or upgrade if a restart is required. Valid values are 0, don't halt and 1, halt.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: 0

  • Required: No.

  • ABORT_REBOOT_INSTALL 0 | 1

  • Return to Table: Template options and required computers.

ACCEPT_REVERSE_CONNECTION
  • Description: Use this option to identify how a NAT client connects with a NetBackup host. Accepted values are TRUE and FALSE. Set this option to TRUE if NetBackup needs to support NAT, otherwise set it to FALSE. Set ACCEPT_REVERSE_CONNECTION=FALSE if:

    • You do not want NetBackup to support NAT clients.

    • The NetBackup clients are not behind the firewall.

  • Applicable platforms: Both UNIX and Windows.

  • Default value: FALSE

  • ACCEPT_REVERSE_CONNECTION=TRUE | FALSE

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ADDITIONALSERVERS
  • Description: Use this option to Include NetBackup media servers that are used to proxy security requests to the master server. List only the servers that were added since the last installation of this host. The install process combines the existing set of servers with the new ones. The use of IP addresses is not supported. Valid input values are a comma-separated list of fully qualified computer names.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No.

  • ADDITIONALSERVERS server1,server2,servern

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ALLOW_PRE_90_UPGRADE
  • Description: This field is for master servers only. This value determines if the upgrade from pre-NetBackup 9.0 releases to NetBackup 9.0 and later can proceed. The upgrade includes the infinite expiration conversion process. This conversion only takes place when you upgrade from pre-NetBackup 9.0 to NetBackup 9.0 or later. The upgrade behavior and need for this option depend on your master server platform.

    • Windows

      This value is required for silent upgrades of Windows master servers. Specify 1 to allow the upgrade to continue, specify 0 to prevent the upgrade. This value is ignored during an interactive Windows master server upgrade. Depending on the size of the NetBackup catalog and the required conversion time, you may be asked if you want to continue the upgrade.

    • UNIX

      For UNIX and Linux master servers, specify yes or no to eliminate user prompts. If the infinite expiration conversion is expected to add length to the upgrade process, a value of yes means the upgrade proceeds. A value of no means the upgrade stops. If this value is not specified, NetBackup prompts you if you want to continue with the upgrade.

    NetBackup 9.0 and later versions support the expiration dates that extend beyond the year 2038. To ensure compatibility with previous NetBackup versions, all items with an infinite expiration date are updated to reflect the new infinite expiration date value. This conversion may extend the time that is required to complete the upgrade. Review the article that is shown for more information:

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100048600

  • Applicable platforms: Both UNIX and Windows.

  • Default value: None

  • Required: Platform and upgrade method dependent.

  • ALLOW_PRE_90_UPGRADE=yes|no (UNIX)

    ALLOW_PRE_90_UPGRADE=1|0 (Windows)

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AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN
  • Description: This option specifies that NetBackup should automatically use an authorization or a reissue token when it retrieves the host certificate. The AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN is 16 upper case letters. Some environments require an authorization token for backups and restores to work correctly. If this information is required and is not provided in the answer file, the installation fails. If SKIP is specified, the installer attempts to retrieve a host certificate without including a token. In some environments this choice may result in additional manual steps following the installation.

    Be aware that AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN is ignored under either of these conditions:

    • ECA is in use on the master server.

    • The master server's security level is set lower than High.

  • Applicable platforms: Both UNIX and Windows.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN=ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP | SKIP

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CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT
  • Description: This option specifies the Certificate Authority (CA) Certificate Fingerprint. The Certificate Fingerprint is retrieved from the CA during installation or upgrade. The fingerprint format is 59 characters and is a combination of the digits 0-9, the letters A-F, and colons. For example, 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF:01:23:45:67. The fingerprint value must match the fingerprint for the server value that is specified in the first SERVER=server_name option. To continue the installation or upgrade without configuring security, specify CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT=SKIP.

    Be aware that CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT is ignored under either of these conditions:

    • ECA is in use on the master server.

    • The master server's security level is set lower than High.

  • Applicable platforms: Both UNIX and Windows.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • CA_CERTIFICATE_FINGERPRINT=fingerprint | SKIP

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CLIENT
  • Description: This option specifies the name that NetBackup uses to identify this client host. The %COMPUTERNAME% value lets the local host provide the computer name. If this value is used, it may be possible to use the same answer file on all computers within a single master server domain. The use of IP addresses is not supported.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes.

  • CLIENT=client_name | %COMPUTERNAME%

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CLIENT_NAME
  • Description: This option specifies the name that NetBackup uses to identify this computer. The XLOCALHOSTX value lets the local host provide the computer name. If this value is used, it may be possible to use the same answer file on all computers within a single master server domain. This value is added to the bp.conf file.

    If CLIENT_NAME is specified on upgrade, a check is made to validate that the name that is provided in the answer file matches the value that is configured in the bp.conf file.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes

  • CLIENT_NAME=name | XLOCALHOSTX

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ECA_CERT_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the external certificate file.

    To skip setting up the certificate authority, set all required ECA_ values to SKIP. Be aware that if you continue with the installation without a certificate authority, the backups and restores fail.

    The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • ECA_CERT_PATH=path_and_file_name

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ECA_CERT_STORE
ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL
  • Description: This option specifies the CRL mode. Supported values are:

    • USE_CDP: Use the CRL defined in the certificate.

    • USE_PATH: Use the CRL at the path that is specified in ECA_CRL_PATH.

    • DISABLED: Do not use a CRL.

    • SKIP: Used to skip setting up the certificate authority. To skip the ECA configuration, you must set all required ECA_ values to SKIP. Be aware that if you continue with the installation without a certificate authority, the backups and restores fail.

      The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL=value

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ECA_CRL_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the CRL associated with the external CA certificate.

    To skip setting up the certificate authority, set all required ECA_ values to SKIP. Be aware that if you continue with the installation without a certificate authority, the backups and restores fail.

    The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Only when ECA_CRL_CHECK_LEVEL=USE_PATH is specified.

  • ECA_CRL_PATH=path

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ECA_KEY_PASSPHRASEFILE
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the file that contains the passphrase to access the keystore.

    The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No

  • ECA_KEY_PASSPHRASEFILE=path/filename

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ECA_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the file representing the private key.

    To skip setting up the certificate authority, set all required ECA_ values to SKIP. Be aware that if you continue with the installation without a certificate authority, the backups and restores fail.

    The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • ECA_PRIVATE_KEY_PATH=path/filename

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ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the file representing the trust store location.

    To skip setting up the certificate authority, set all required ECA_ values to SKIP. Be aware that if you continue with the installation without a certificate authority, the backups and restores fail.

    The ECA_CERT_PATH option is ignored on upgrade if ECA is already configured on the host or if NBCA only is in use on the master server.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Review About security configuration considerations for details.

  • ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH=path/filename

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INCLUDE_JAVA_GUI_AND_JRE
  • Description: Used to determine how to handle the optional Java and JRE components during install or upgrade. Supported values are:

    • INCLUDE: Include the Java GUI and JRE as part of the installation or upgrade.

    • EXCLUDE: Exclude the Java GUI and JRE.

    • MATCH: Match the existing configuration on the host. If you specify this option on an initial installation, the components are not installed.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: None

  • Required: UNIX and Linux, no. Windows media servers, yes.

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INSTALL_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the location to install the NetBackup binaries. Only the absolute path to a base directory is required for this option. The installer automatically appends /openv. This option cannot be used to change the location of NetBackup during an upgrade.

    Be aware that the INSTALL_PATH option is ignored on upgrade.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: /usr

  • Required: No

  • INSTALL_PATH = path

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INSTALLDIR
  • Description: This option specifies the location to install NetBackup. The fully qualified path to the base directory is required.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes

  • INSTALLDIR=C:\Program Files\Veritas

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LICENSE
  • Description: This option specifies the license key string to apply to the server. Additional LICENSE = key_string lines may be added if more licenses are to be applied. This option only adds additional keys - no existing keys are removed.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes, for media servers. Not required for clients.

  • LICENSE = key_string

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LICENSEKEY
  • Description: This option specifies the NetBackup license key for the installation.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes for master and media servers. Not required for clients.

  • LICENSEKEY=NetBackup_license_key

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MACHINE_ROLE
  • Description: This option specifies the NetBackup role to install and configure on this computer. For upgrades, this value must match the configured role on the computer.

  • Default value: None. Supported values are MASTER, MEDIA, and CLIENT.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Required: Yes.

  • MACHINE_ROLE = MASTER | MEDIA | CLIENT

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MASTERSERVER
  • Description: This option specifies the server name this computer recognizes as the current NetBackup master server. If this host is the master server, %COMPUTERNAME% can be used for the value. The use of IP addresses is not supported. Additional master servers can be specified with the ADDITIONALSERVERS option.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes.

  • MASTERSERVER=master_server_name

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MEDIA_SERVER
  • Description: This option specifies that NetBackup may use the named host to tunnel secure web requests for this client. A tunnel is required when communication between the client and the NetBackup Web Service on the master server is blocked. This communication is required to obtain a host certificate during the NetBackup installation or upgrade. Multiple MEDIA_SERVER entries may exist in the answer file. Each one is used as a candidate to tunnel https requests. These entries are added to the bp.conf file.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No.

  • MEDIA_SERVER=media_server_name

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MEDIASERVER
  • Description: This option specifies the name of the host this computer recognizes as its media server. The use of IP addresses is not supported.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No.

  • MEDIASERVER=media_server_name

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MERGE_SERVERS_LIST
  • Description: Merge the servers present in bp.conf on the master with the server list contained in this client's bp.conf.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: NO

  • Required: No.

  • MERGE_SERVERS_LIST = yes | no

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OPSCENTER_SERVER_NAME
  • Description: This option specifies the name of the server that runs the OpsCenter. Leave this option empty if you don't use OpsCenter. You can also configure OpsCenter after install.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No.

  • OPSCENTER_SERVER_NAME=OpsCenter_server_name

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RBAC_DOMAIN_NAME
  • Description: This option specifies the domain name of the principal that is configured to have the role-based access control (RBAC) permissions for the security administrator and backup administrator roles.

  • Default value: None.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Required: No

  • RBAC_DOMAIN_NAME = domain_name

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RBAC_DOMAIN_TYPE
  • Description: This option specifies the domain type of the principal that is configured to have the role-based access control (RBAC) permissions for the security administrator and backup administrator roles.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No

  • RBAC_DOMAIN_TYPE = domain_type

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RBAC_PRINCIPAL_NAME
  • Description: This option specifies the name of the principal that is configured to have the role-based access control (RBAC) permissions for the security administrator and backup administrator roles. This user or the user group must already exist on the system.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No

  • RBAC_PRINCIPAL_NAME = principal_name

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RBAC_PRINCIPAL_TYPE
  • Description: This option specifies the type of the principal that is configured to have the role-based access control (RBAC) permissions for the security administrator and backup administrator roles.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No

  • RBAC_PRINCIPAL_TYPE = USER | USERGROUP

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SERVER
  • Description: This option specifies the server name this computer recognizes as the current NetBackup master server. Additional SERVER= lines may be added if there are other servers that should be recognized. In the case where multiple SERVER= lines are present, the first occurrence is the master server. These entries are added to the bp.conf file.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: Yes.

  • SERVER=master_server_name

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SERVICES
  • Description: This option specifies whether NetBackup services should be started upon completion of the client installation or upgrade. If no is specified, the NetBackup services are not started. Additional manual configuration steps may be performed after the install or upgrade but before the NetBackup services are started.

  • Applicable platforms: Unix and Linux only.

  • Default value: YES

  • Required: No.

  • SERVICES=no

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SERVICESTARTTYPE
  • Description: This option specifies if the NetBackup services are restarted after the host server reboots.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: Automatic

  • Required: No.

  • SERVICESTARTTYPE=Automatic | Manual

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STOP_NBU_PROCESSES
  • Description: This option specifies if the install process should stop any active NetBackup processes automatically if detected. Be sure to confirm there are no active NetBackup jobs and that all NetBackup databases are shut down before installation or upgrade. Valid input values are 0 for don't stop, and 1 for stop.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: 0

  • Required: No.

  • STOP_NBU_PROCESSES = 0 | 1

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USAGE_INSIGHTS_FILE_PATH
  • Description: This option specifies the path and the file name of the Usage Insights customer registration key file.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: For master servers, yes

  • USAGE_INSIGHTS_FILE_PATH = path_and_file_name

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VNETD_PORT
WEBSVC_DOMAIN
  • Description: Use this option to associate the web server with Domain (Active Directory) accounts. Provide the domain name in this field. If you plan to associate the web server with local accounts, leave this field blank.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • Required: No.

  • WEBSVC_DOMAIN=domain_name

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WEBSVC_GROUP
  • Description: This option specifies the group name of the account that the NetBackup web server uses. This group must already exist on the system.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: nbwebgrp

  • Required: UNIX and Linux master servers, no. Windows master servers, yes.

  • WEBSVC_GROUP=custom_group_account_name

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WEBSVC_PASSWORD_PLAIN
  • Description: This option specifies the password for the Windows WEBSVC_USER account. If your websvc password contains any special characters (% ^ & < > | ' ` , ; = ( ) ! " \ [ ] . * ?), add the appropriate escape characters to the password. For example if the websvc password is abc% you must enter abc%%.

    Caution:

    This option places the password for this account in clear text and could potentially be a security concern.

  • Applicable platforms: Windows only.

  • Default value: None.

  • WEBSVC_PASSWORD_PLAIN=password

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WEBSVC_USER
  • Description: This option specifies the user name of the account that the NetBackup web server uses. This user must already exist on the system.

  • Applicable platforms: All.

  • Default value: nbwebsvc

  • Required: UNIX and Linux master servers, no. Windows master servers, yes.

  • WEBSVC_USER=custom_user_account_name

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