Veritas NetBackup™ Getting Started Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)

How to prepare for NetBackup installation

The following tables describe the key points that should be addressed before NetBackup installation. Use these tables as a checklist to address each item.

Table: Preinstallation tasks describes the tasks that you should perform on your backup environment before you install NetBackup.

Table: Preinstallation tasks

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Preinstallation task

 

Remove any backup software from other vendors.

 

Install the latest operating system (OS) updates for all computers in your backup environment.

 

Install and configure the latest updates for all storage devices and make sure that they work with your OS.

 

Set your screen resolution to a minimum of 1024x768, 256 colors.

Table: NetBackup installation information describes the information you should have available when you install NetBackup.

Table: NetBackup installation information

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Required information

 
 

Master server names (fully qualified domain names and short names)

Note:

When you are prompted for server names, always enter the appropriate host names. Do not enter IP addresses.

 

Media server names (fully qualified domain names and short names)

Note:

When you are prompted for server names, always enter the appropriate host names. Do not enter IP addresses.

 

Client names (fully qualified domain names and short names)

 

User names and passwords

 

Credentials for an administrator account

Backup administrators must have administrator privileges to install NetBackup.

 

Names of the Remote Administration Console hosts that you plan to install (during master server installation).

When you have checked all items in the tables that pertain to your backup environment, you are ready to install NetBackup.