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DR Series Software 4.0.3.1 - Administration Guide

Introducing the DR Series system documentation Introducing the DR Series system Setting up the DR Series system Configuring the DR Series system settings Managing containers Managing replications Monitoring the DR Series system Using GlobalView Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using Rapid Data Access with NetVault Backup and with vRanger Configuring and using RDA with OST
Understanding RDA with OST Guidelines Terminology Supported RDA with OST software and components Best Practices: RDA with OST and the DR Series System Setting client-side optimization Configuring an LSU Installing the RDA with OST plug-in Configuring DR Series system information using NetBackup Backing up data from a DR Series system with NetBackup Using Backup Exec with a DR Series system (Windows) Understanding the OST CLI commands Understanding RDA with OST Plug-In Diagnostic Logs Collecting diagnostics by using a Linux utility Guidelines for gathering media server information
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Installing the RDA with OST plug-in

Before you can start the installation process for the RDA with OST plug-in, you need to understand its role. The plug-in must be installed on to the media server type you choose. (For details on supported platforms, see the DR Series System Interoperability Guide.) The RDA with OST plug-in software enables integration between DR Series system data storage operations and the supported data management applications (DMAs).

Understanding the RDA with OST Plug-in (Linux)

The plug-in must be installed on the designated Linux-based media server running the support Linux server operating system software in the following directory: /usr/openv/lib/ost-plug-ins. The RDA with OST plug-in is installed using a self-extracting installer that installs the plug-in and all of its related components. The installer supports the following modes, with the default being Help (-h):

You can download the RDA with plug-in installer from the Quest website as follows:

Go to support.quest.com/dr-series, select your specific DR Series model and then navigate to Software Downloads.

After it is downloaded, run the RDA with OST plug-in installer to install the plug-in on your designated Linux-based media server.

Understanding the RDA with OST Plug-in (Windows)

The RDA with OST plug-in must be installed in the following directory on the designated Windows-based media server running the supported Microsoft Windows server operating system software: $INSTALL_PATH\VERITAS\Netbackup\bin\ost-plug-ins for NetBackup installations, and $INSTALL_PATH\Veritas\Backup Exec\bin\ for Backup Exec installations. After it is downloaded, you can use SETUP to install the RDA with OST plug-in.

Installing the RDA with OST plug-in for Backup Exec on Windows

This topic describes how to install the RDA with OST plug-in within a Microsoft Windows environment for performing DR Series system operations via the plug-in.

To install the RDA with OST plug-in, complete the following steps:

1.
Launch the Backup Exec Administrator console, select Tools, and Backup Exec Services....
The Backup Exec Services Manager page is displayed.
The Restarting Backup Exec Services page is displayed, which lists the current status of services for the selected server.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Launch the Storage Plug-In for OST Setup Wizard (and accept all default values).
5.
In the Welcome page, click Next to continue.
The End-User License Agreement page is displayed.
6.
Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.
7.
In the Destination Folder page, accept the default destination location, and click Next.
8.
In the Ready to Install Storage Plug-In for OST page, click Install.
When the plug-in has been installed, the Completed the Storage Plug-In for OST Setup Wizard page is displayed.
9.
Click Finish to exit the wizard.

Installing the RDA with OST plug-in for NetBackup on Windows

This topic describes how to install the RDA with OST plug-in on a media server running the supported Microsoft Windows server operating system software (and using the NetBackup DMA).

2.
Run SETUP to install the plug-in.

This NetBackup command lists the plug-in details, as shown in the following example:

Uninstalling the RDA with OST plug-in for Windows

Use the following steps if you need to uninstall the RDA with OST plug-in from a Windows-based media server.

1.
Click Start, and click Control Panel.
The Control Panel page is displayed.
2.
Under Programs and Features, click Uninstall a program.
The Uninstall or change a program page is displayed.
The Programs and Features confirmation dialog is displayed.
4.
Click Yes to uninstall the plug-in.
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