Creating a Solaris SRT


Creating a Solaris SRT

When you create a Solaris SRT, you are guided through installing the operating system software.

BMR can create a new SRT from the following:

  • The Solaris installation program

  • The installation program that copied to a local directory or a remote directory

  • The Solaris software that is installed in an existing SRT. Furthermore:

For CD media, use the Software 1 of 2 CD.

If you create a Solaris 9 SRT by using a network shared CD, both slice 0, and slice 1 must be shared.

You may want to consult the following additional information:

To create a Solaris SRT

  1. On the boot server where you want to create the SRT, change to the following directory:

  2. Enter the following command:

  3. When you are prompted, select the option to create a new SRT.


    The bmrsrtadm command on AIX and HP-UX prompts you to enter the desired architecture (32/64) while you create BMR SRT.

    If you want to install NetBackup client of the versions older than 7.0 into SRT, this OS architecture type should to be selected as 32-bit. For NetBackup 7.0, select 64-bit as OS architecture type.

    While you install NetBackup client into SRT, bmrsrtadm gives the appropriate error message if there is any incompatibility between SRT OS architecture type and NetBackup client version.

  4. Complete the command prompts as indicated in following table.

    Enter the name of the SRT to create

    The name of the SRT also is used for the directory that contains it.

    Only alphanumeric characters and the underscore (_) character are allowed.

    Enter the description of the new SRT

    A description of the SRT.

    Enter desired level of Solaris/SunOS

    Enter the levels you can create based on the operating system version of the boot server.

    Enter the directory in which to place the new SRT

    The path to the directory in which to create the SRT. The root of the SRT (called the SRT path) is the path name to the SRT location, which includes the SRT name.

    The default is either /export/srt or the directory where an SRT was last created successfully.

    The directory must exist.

    Enter a [hostname:/]pathname containing a suitable Solaris x.x Boot CDROM or SRT image

    Enter one of the following: the name of the device where the installation program is inserted, the path to the installation image, or the path to an existing Solaris SRT.

    After you enter the device name or path, the operating system is installed into the SRT.

    Enter a [hostname:]/ pathname containing NetBackup client software

    Enter the name of the device in which the NetBackup software installation media is inserted or enter the path to the installation program (named install).

    After you enter the device name or path, the NetBackup installation procedure installs the client software into the SRT.

    The following appears when the NetBackup client software installation process begins:

    Symantec installation script

    Copyright 2006 Software Corporation, All rights reserved.

    Installing NetBackup Client Software


    To install NetBackup server software, insert the appropriate NetBackup server CD.

    Do you want to continue? [y,n] (y) y

    Enter y.

    Do you want to install the NetBackup client software for this client? [y,n] (y)

    Enter y.

    Enter the name of the NetBackup server:

    Enter any nonblank value. The server name is replaced at restore time with the correct values for the BMR client being restored.

    Would you like to use servername as the configured name of the NetBackup client? [y,n] (y)

    Accept the default or enter any nonblank value. The client name is replaced at restore time with the correct values for the BMR client being restored.

After you install the Solaris and NetBackup software, the bmrsrtadm command provides options to install other software in the SRT. You can either add other software now or quit (you can always add software later).

More information is available about how to add other software.

See About adding software to a shared resource tree.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.



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