Sun Cluster Data Service for NetBackup Guide for Solaris OS

How to Install VERITAS NetBackup

In the examples throughout this procedure, the name nb-master refers to the cluster node that masters NetBackup, and slave-1 refers to the media server.

You must have the following information to perform this procedure.

  1. Ensure that Sun Cluster is running on all of the nodes.

  2. Create a failover resource group to hold the network and application resources.

    You can optionally select the set of nodes that the data service can run on with the -h option, as follows.

    # scrgadm -a -g resource-group [-h nodelist]
    -g resource-group

    Specifies the name of the resource group.

    [-h nodelist]

    Specifies an optional comma-separated list of physical node names or IDs that identify potential masters. The order here determines the order in which the nodes are considered as primary during failover. If all of the nodes in the cluster are potential masters, you do not need to use the -h option.

  3. Verify that you have added all of your network resources to the name service database.

    You should have performed this verification during the Sun Cluster installation.

    Note –

    Ensure that all of the network resources are present in the server's and client's /etc/inet/hosts file to avoid any failures because of name service lookup.

  4. Add a logical host resource to the resource group.

    # scrgadm -a -L -g resource-group -l logical-hostname
  5. Enable the failover resource group and bring the resource group online.

    # scswitch -Z -g resource-group
    -g resource-group

    Specifies the name of the resource group.


    Moves the resource group to the managed state, and brings the resource group online.

  6. Log on to the node that masters the logical host resource.

  7. Execute the install script to install the VERITAS NetBackup packages from the VERITAS product CD-ROM into the /usr/openv directory.

    phys-schost-1# ./install
  8. When the menu appears, choose Option 1 (NetBackup).

    This option installs both the Media Manager and the NetBackup software on the server.

  9. Follow the prompts in the installation script.

    The installation script adds entries to the /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf files.

    phys-schost-1# ./install
    Would you like to use "" as the 
    configured name of the NetBackup server? (y/n) [y] n
    Enter the name of the NetBackup server: nb-master
    Is nb-master the master server? (y/n) [y] y
    Enter the fully qualified name of a media (slave) server (q to quit)? 
  10. Switch the NetBackup resource to the backup node

  11. Repeat Step 6 through Step 10 until you install the NetBackup binaries on all the nodes that will run the NetBackup resource.

Where to Go From Here

Go to Enabling NetBackup to Run on a Cluster.