DOCUMENTATION: How is the NetBackup 6.5.2 client installed on a Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") server?

DOCUMENTATION: How is the NetBackup 6.5.2 client installed on a Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") server?

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DOCUMENTATION: How is the NetBackup 6.5.2 client installed on a Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") server?


Due to changes in the Mac OS X operating system, localinstallation of the NetBackup 6.5 Mac OS X 10.4 ("Tiger") client fails onsystems where version 10.5 ("Leopard") is installed.

Support for Mac OS X10.5 began with the NetBackup 6.5.2 release update.  A special installerfor Mac OS X 10.5 was developed (TechFile 304434, linked below).  Localinstallation of the client is possible by using this installer.  Remoteinstallation of the client is also possible if the Mac client is installed on aUNIX server, provided that the client has been updated to version6.5.2.

Locally installing the client:
The following procedureinstalls the NetBackup client software on a local Mac OS X 10.5client.

1. Download NB_MAC_6.5.2.tar_304434.gz (linked below) intothe /tmp directory of the intended Mac OS X 10.5 client.

2.Extract the binary using the following command:
$tar xfz NB_MAC_6.5.2.tar_304434.gz

This will createthe following directory: NB_6.5.2_MAC10.5_20080514

3. Changedirectories to the new directory:
$ cdNB_6.5.2_MAC10.5_20080514

4. Enter the following commandto execute the installation script:
$ sudo./install

6. Follow the prompts to complete theinstallation.

Remotely installing the client:
The remote("push") installation from the master server will work as well, provided the Macclient on the master has been upgraded to version 6.5.2.  This can bechecked by examining the version file from the masterserver:

# cat/usr/openv/netbackup/client/MACINTOSH/MacOSX10.4/version

If the MACINTOSH or MacOSX10.4subdirectory do not exist, the 6.5 Mac client must be installed from the mediakit; then, the 6.5.2 client update must be applied.  Consult page 95 of theNetBackup 6.5 Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux (article 290199, linkedbelow) for more information on adding new clients to an existinginstallation.

The client must be made known in the NetBackup environmentbefore the remote installation is attempted.  To add the client to theclient list, simply add it to a new or existing Standard policy.  Whenadding the client, it should be defined using the MACINTOSH, MacOSX10.4selection from the "Client Hardware and Operating System" dropdown menu (Figure1):


To installthe client to a remote system, refer to the NetBackup 6.5 Installation Guide forUNIX and Linux (article 290199, linked below) and the section entitled"Installing UNIX clients remotely" beginning on page 90.   Note: Allnotes in this section specifically applying to Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x alsoapply to 10.5.x as well.

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