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QoreStor 7.3.0 - Installation Guide

Installing QoreStor

The process of installing QoreStor involves these steps:

  • Review the System requirements and verify your intended installation platform satisfies these requirements.
  • Download the QoreStor software.
  • Obtain your QoreStor license key.
  • Install QoreStor.
  • Add your new QoreStor repository to a supported backup product.

Pre-installation configurations

  • Set appropriate OS permissions on target machines to allow users to install software.
  • Select multiuser run level
  • Verify storage devices are properly connected to the QoreStor server.
  • The Samba4, windbind, and libwbclient packages are incompatible with QoreStor running on RHEL/Oracle Linux/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux 7.x and 8.x versions. These packages must be removed from the QoreStor server before installing QoreStor. If your operating system is distributed with a system-provided NFS server, it must be disabled prior to installing .
  • QoreStor requires the following packages to be installed prior to installing QoreStor:
    RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7.x: nfs-utils, policycoreutils, glibmm24, krb5-libs >=, libsemanage>= 2.5.8, libaio, perl, mutt, yum-utils, bind-utils, screen, attr, sqlite, libxml2, openssl, lsof, python3, lsscsi.
    RHEL/Oracle Linux/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux 8.x: nfs-utils, policycoreutils, glibmm24, krb5-libs >=, libsemanage >= 2.5.8, libaio, perl, mutt, yum-utils, bind-utils, libnsl, boost, xmlrpc-c, xmlrpc-c-client, bzip2-devel, rpcbind, libidn, attr, sqlite, libxml2, rsyslog, openssl, lsof, python3, lsscsi, tar.
    RHEL/Oracle Linux/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux 9.x: nfs-utils, policycoreutils, glibmm24, krb5-libs, libsemanage, libaio, perl, mutt, yum-utils, bind-utils, libnsl, boost, xmlrpc-c, xmlrpc-c-client, bzip2-devel, rpcbind, libidn2, attr, sqlite, libxml2, rsyslog, openssl, lsof, initscripts, fio, python3, lsscsi, tar.

    Additionally, if CIFS support is chosen at install time on RHEL/Oracle Linux/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux 9.x systems, the following packages are also required prior to installation: realmd, oddjob, oddjob-mkhomedir, samba-winbind, samba-winbind-clients, samba-winbind-krb5-locator, samba-common-tools, krb5-workstation, samba, samba-client, samba-common, adcli, policycoreutils-python-utils.
    If they are not already installed, the installer will prompt for permission to download and install these packages before installing or upgrading QoreStor.

Downloading the software

The QoreStor installer is available for download from the Quest website.

To download the software

  1. Log in to your Quest Support account.
  2. Navigate to the QoreStor portion of the Quest Support website:
  3. In the Download Software section, click See all Downloads.
  4. Find the version of QoreStor you wish to download, and click the download icon.
  5. Click either Download Now to download the software immediately, or Add to my Downloads.
  6. If you selected Add to my Downloads, click the My Downloads icon to view your download cart.
  7. Select the software to download and click Download Selected.

Installing QoreStor in Object Direct mode

Installing QoreStor in Object Direct configuration utilizes a volume layout different from a standard installation and the installation script requires additional cloud-configuration information. Before installing QoreStor, refer to QoreStor installation modesQoreStor installation modesand the QoreStor Interoperability Guide for additional information.

To install QoreStor in Object Direct mode

  1. Copy the QoreStor installation files to the server.
  2. Set execution permission on the installation files using chmod. For example,

    $ chmod a+x qs_inst_7.3.0.172.bin

  3. With elevated privileges (either as root or with the sudo command), run the installation script with the desired parameters, using the below information as a guide. To install QoreStor in Object Direct mode, use the --object-direct parameter:

qs_inst_7.3.0.172.bin -- -f –p <repository_path> -m <metadata_path> --object-direct --mode=<cloud-optimized|standard|large> --accept-eula --install-deps -e <cloud-provider> -t <cloud-container-name> -w <cloud-connection-string>

Use the following table to define the parameters:

Table 5: Object Direct mode installation parameter definitions
Parameter Definition
-f enables firewall configuration
-h, --help displays this help message
-p, --repository_path=<pathname> is the path to the repository storage
-m, --metadata_path=<pathname> is the path to the metadata storage
--accept-eula accepts the EULA agreement
--install-deps resolves missing package dependencies
--fix-mount-opts adds any required mount options to fstab entries
--object-direct installs support for object-direct storage
--no-object-direct does not install support for object-direct storage
-e, --cloud_provider_name=<name> object storage provider (e.g. AWS-S3, AZURE, S3-Compatible, etc.)
-t, --cloud_container_name=<name> cloud container name for object storage
-w, --cloud_connection_string=<password> cloud connection string for the object storage account
--mode=<large |standard |cloud-optimized> selects the type of storage configuration
--install-vtl install support for VTL
--no-vtl do not install support for VTL
--install-cifs install support for CIFS and AD
--no-cifs do not install support for CIFS or AD
--install-nfs install support for NFS
--no-nfs do not install support for NFS
--install-object-container install Object Container support
--no-object-container do not install Object Container support


    • $ sudo ./qs_inst_7.3.0.172.bin

      and follow the prompts to :

      • configure storage location (local, or object direct)
      • select an installation mode. Refer to QoreStor installation modes for more information
      • install QoreStor in object direct mode, and enter the required cloud connection information
      • [Optional] add firewall exceptions

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