Veritas Client Installation

Veritas Client Installation

The Veritas client installation software can be found at the following url: http://planetbackup.theplanet.com/veritas/.

For the *nix installation you can use the following code to download, extract, patch and install the client:

   wget http://planetbackup.theplanet.com/veritas/nb_45_dc_bs.tar.gz;
wget http://planetbackup.theplanet.com/veritas/NB_patch.tar.gz;
find . -name "*gz" -exec tar zxvf {} \; ; cd nb_45_dc_bs ;
./install

The installer will ask you to choose the Netbackup installation type, select 2 for Netbackup Client Installation.

The client installs in /usr/openv/netbackup directory. The client bpcd can be found at /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd. This client runs using inetd, however if you are unable to have inetd running there is a stand alone version available by executing the following command:

 usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd -standalone

The client listens on port 13782 you can verify it is listening using netstat:

 netstat -a | grep bpcd

Once you have verified the client is running, you will need to add the following line to /etc/hosts. Note use the internal IP for backup1 if the server in question connects to the backup server using the an internal address

   64.5.54.165     C0001-planetbackup

You can now check your connection with the backup server, see the commands and responses below:

    # /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpclntcmd -hn C0001-planetbackup
host C0001-planetbackup: C0001-planetbackup at 172.16.208.11 (0xbd010ac)
checkhname: aliases:
    # /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpclntcmd -pn
expecting response from server C0001-planetbackup
C0001-smbackup01.dllstx3 C0001-smbackup01.dllstx3 10.3.3.35 56100

The most common issues you may experience are error's 57, 58, and 59. These errors deal with connection issues to the client. See the following URL's for more info on troubleshooting these issues:

Error Status 59: http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/277539.htm

Error Status 58: http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/271358.htm

Error Status 57: http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/277596.htm