kanwar786
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Installing Veritas Backup Agent

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Hi,

I have downloaded the veritas backup agent and would like to install on the ESX server 3.0. It is is tar file..

Thx

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Nitroburn
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Check out this link... I followed these directions and was 100% successful.

http://www.tooms.dk/?page=http%3A//www.tooms.dk/Tblog/Showblog1.asp%3FBlogID%3D200609092248360477

Good Luck,

Mike

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letoatrads
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Is this for backing up the ESX Host itself...not for backing up VM's? If so, I think it is pretty accepted practice around here that it is much easier to either do a clean install of ESX ( takes about 20 minutes) or take a little time and setup a scripted install of ESX with your environment setup to roll out rather than spend time and space backing up the ESX server when it is so easy to re-create.

I'm sure others have varying opinions, so I'm sure we will hear a few!

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kanwar786
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This would be used to back up the VMDK's files. so we have a backup just incase we loose the esx server.

Thx

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Seraph
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Hi,

after extraction, you have to start the ./installralus command and after that follow the instruction.

Look for more info on this site:

http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/285821.htm

Good Luck,

Works great on my servers.

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kanwar786
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How do I open up a tar file?

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kucharski
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Once you have the be_agent.tar in a directory under the /tmp directory, type the following command to extract the file: tar -xvf be_agnt.tar. Then change into the directory and type ./INSTALL to start the installation of the agent.

Michael

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snowbird
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Try tar -xzvf filename.tar

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kucharski
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I am using this link in order to install and configure the backup agent on my ESX 3.0.1 server.

http://support.veritas.com/docs/241989

Michael

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kanwar786
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I have installed the agent and modified the hosts files on both Media and the host server. I can ping teh media server from the ESX server and I can ping the ESX from the media server. I do not see the ESX host from the backup exec.

Thx

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kucharski
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I thought I had it working also, but I don't. I just open the firewall ports thru VC and just restart the agent on the ESX host. I don't see the Unix/Linux option within Backup Exec. Do you have any other ideas how we can resolve this? Also, which version are you using?

Michael

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kanwar786
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I have a call opened with Veritas. he wants me to reboot the ESX server which I can not do now. I iwll have to wait untill I reboot my esx server.

Thx

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kucharski
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Which version of Backup Exec are you running? I will go ahead and reboot my ESX 3.0.1 server.

Michael

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kanwar786
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we are running veritas 9.1 and testing 11d. I have rebooted my ESX server and waiting for a call back from veritas.

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kucharski
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I am currently running 11d and I have the Backup Exec 8.x and 9.x Agent for Unix installed and I still don't see anything. I bet we are missing some small piece here. Let me know what Veritas says.

Thanks,

Michael

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Nitroburn
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Check out this link... I followed these directions and was 100% successful.

http://www.tooms.dk/?page=http%3A//www.tooms.dk/Tblog/Showblog1.asp%3FBlogID%3D200609092248360477

Good Luck,

Mike

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kanwar786
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Thanks Mike, it worked fro me. I see my ESX server and folders except for the vmfs folder where the vmdk files. I will investigate that more. Thx

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kanwar786
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I do not see my VMFS folder. anyone has a hint. I called backup exec and they say it is an unknown file system. is there a workaround

Thx

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Tooms
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Two things.. as my guide shows..

1.

You have to use the old 9x linux agent and not the new one, there is a link i my guide

2.

you have to "export" the VMFS folder, see my guide where i have include the agent.cfg file

Thomas Bøjstrup Johansen Any comment or statements is my own and have no relationship to my workplace
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mdosystems
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do you bakup your running vmdk files?

if yes have you problems with the restore from tape to vmfs?

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Tooms
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do you bakup your running vmdk files?

Yes, but you have to export the running VM's to a folder first and then backup that folder

if yes have you problems with the restore from tape

to vmfs?

No it is running fine, again you have to do the import/export thing.

See this http://www.tooms.dk/?page=http%3A//www.tooms.dk/Tblog/Showblog1.asp%3FBlogID%3D200609051334092355

Thomas Bøjstrup Johansen Any comment or statements is my own and have no relationship to my workplace
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