How to determine the version of the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Remote Agent for Linux or Unix Servers (RALUS) or Legacy GRFS based Linux/UNIX Agent running on the Linux/UNIX servers.

Problem

How to determine the version of the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Remote Agent for Linux or Unix Servers (RALUS) or Legacy GRFS based Linux/UNIX Agent running on the Linux/UNIX servers.

Solution

Different ways to determine the RALUS version:
 
Method 1:
 
1.  Open a Terminal Window on the Linux/UNIX computer
  
2.  Change to the "/opt/VRTSralus/bin" directory
  
3.  Run 
  
strings beremote | grep Version
 
 
The phrase 'VERITAS_Backup_Exec_File_Version=12.x.xxxx.xx' should be listed as shown. (Figure 1)
  
Figure 1
 
 
   


Method 2 : For Legacy Linux/UNIX Agent versions
 
1.  Open a Terminal Window on the Linux/UNIX computer
 
2.  Change to the "/etc/bkupexec" directory
  
3.  Run 
  
strings agent.be | grep Version
 
 
The phrase 'Backup Exec -- Unix Agent, Version 5.01 ' should be listed as shown. (Figure 2)
  
Figure 2
 
  


  Method 3:

./agent.be &   

 
The phrase 'Backup Exec -- Unix Agent, Version 5.01 Revision 5.046 ' should be listed as shown. (Figure 3)
  
Figure 3
 
  

Method 4: 
 
Execute the command
rpm -qa VRTSralus
 
 
Method 5:
 
1. Open a terminal 
 
2. Run the following command:
 
cat /var/VRTSralus/ralus.ver

 


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