Category Archive: UNIX

Feb 28

Resolve Cell Manager installation failures on RHEL7

Starting with Data Protector A.09.05 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and 7.1 is now a supported Cell Manager platform. But running the regular installation procedure on a fresh RHEL 7.1 system does not work, even with all requirements met. [root@linux ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.1 (Maipo) [root@linux ~]# uname -a Linux jetlnx01.godyo.int …

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May 28

Clustered Cell Manager requires omnirc parameter

I just stumbled across an issue introduced with Data Protector A.08.00 and the new PostgreSQL database on clustered Cell Managers running on Linux and HP-UX. It’s related to restoration of IDB configuration files back to the shared disk. As you might know, parts of the Data Protector installation are stored on shared disk for a clustered configuration. The directory structure remains the same, but symlinks …

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May 09

Re-initialize Data Protector IDB (PostgreSQL)

This post will show you how to re-initialize the Internal Database of Data Protector 8 or later to start from scratch without the need for re-installation. This was quite simple on previous versions and needs to be adjusted for the new PostgreSQL database and JBoss application server. These instructions will work on Linux and HP-UX. If I find a proper …

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Sep 04

Data Protector Quick Fixes

There are situations in which you receive test modules or quick fixes from HP support to resolve a specific issue in your environment. Even if they provide instructions on how to apply them, I found the following general procedure working quite well for Linux clients and cell managers. Upload the fix to the client system …

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Aug 14

Data Protector Push installation for Debian clients

Integrating Debian or Debian-based Linux clients (e.g. Ubuntu) into a Data Protector cell could be a pain, if you have more than a bunch of them. Patch rollout and release upgrades will even take more time if you poke around with alien to convert the Data Protector rpm into deb format. There are some simple requirements …

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Jul 22

Patch Data Protector standalone client

There are cases in with you need to apply GA patches to a UNIX client and you don’t have an Data Protector UNIX IS (Installation Server) available. This is worse, because the patches are designed to update an installation server only. The following procedure will help you out. Instead of applying the patches to an …

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Jul 21

Data Protector requirements for Linux CM / revised

Here are some required, but not well documented requirements for Data Protector Cell Manager (Cell Server) installation on the Linux platform. Update: This information has been revised for SLES11. These steps are not intended to replace the Installation and Licensing documentation shipped with the media kit. Rather they should help you to bring things up …

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Oct 13

Linux device persistence for Data Protector

Device persistence on Linux is not as hard as it seems. Current releases of all major distributions (RHEL and SLES) come with preconfigured udev rules. They will create aliases in the device filesystem in /dev/tape which is pretty handy. The name of the alias will vary, depending of the device but will remain consistent across …

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