Veritas NetBackup™ Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)

About NetBackup license requirements

To install NetBackup master server or media server software, you must enter a NetBackup product license.

To obtain licenses, you must order a license SKU when you order your NetBackup products.

After you place your order, Veritas sends you an email with a license certificate that includes the following information:

List of NetBackup licenses purchased

This list includes all of the licenses for the products that you ordered.

Keep this list in a secure location. You may be asked for a product license if you ever need to contact technical support for assistance.

Serial number for access to download NetBackup products

Use this serial number to download the Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) images for NetBackup product installation.

Go to the following website and enter this serial number to download the ESD images to your system:

When you install NetBackup, Veritas recommends that you enter all other product licenses on the master server when you are prompted. Although you can add these licenses later, it is easier to enter them when you install the master server software.

For detailed information on how to administer NetBackup licenses, refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I.