NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem 11.4 - User Guide

Installing the plug-in

Installing the plug-in

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem is automatically installed when you install or upgrade the NetVault Backup Server or Client software. The procedures described in this section can be used to reinstall the plug-in if it was removed from a NetVault Backup machine or upgrade the plug-in when a standalone patch is distributed for it.

This section includes the following topics:

On Windows-based machines, you can use the push installation method to install the plug-ins on several machines at the same time. You can perform push installations from the NetVault Backup WebUI.

Before you start the push installation procedure, verify that the following requirements are met:

Copy the packages to a shared location: Copy the client and plug-in packages to a shared location. Only CIFS shares are currently supported as package stores. The path must be accessible to the NetVault Backup Server and all target machines where you want to install the packages.
Configure a package store in NetVault Backup: After copying the installation packages, configure the shared location details in NetVault Backup. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.
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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Software/Add Clients.
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On the Select Software/Add Clients page, select Install NetVault software on remote machines.
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In the Package Store list, select the repository that contains the installation packages that you want to deploy.
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To add plug-in packages, click Add NetVault plug-in package.
In the Select Packages for Deployment dialog box, select the check boxes corresponding to the “.npk” binary files that you want to use, and click OK.
Click Next.
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On the Machines to Have NetVault Software Installed page, click Choose Machines, and select From available machines.
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On the NetVault Machine Details tab, select the client that you want to add, and click OK.
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To submit the task, click Install Software/Add Clients.
You can monitor the progress and status of the task from the Deployment Task Status page. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

On Linux-based machines, you can use the configuration wizard to install the plug-in on multiple clients at the same time.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Plugins.
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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the clients on which you want to install the plug-in.
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Click Choose Plug-in File, and in the browse window, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in (on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website).
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Select the platform-specific binary file for the plug-in. The binary file for Linux and UNIX is named “nvf-x-x-x-x.npk” (where x‑x‑x‑x represents the version, build, and platform numbers).
Click Next to begin installation

From the Manage Clients page, you can install a plug-in on a single client.

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In the NetVault Backup Clients table, select the client, and click Manage.
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Click Choose Plug-in File, and in the browse window, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in (on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website).
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Select the platform-specific binary file for the plug-in. The binary file for Windows is named “win‑x‑x‑x‑x.npk” and the binary file for Linux and UNIX is named “nvf-x-x-x-x.npk” (where x‑x‑x‑x represents the version, build, and platform numbers).
Click Install Plugin to begin installation.

Removing the plug-in

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In the NetVault Backup Clients list, select the client, and click Manage.
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In the Installed Plug-ins table, select File System, and click the Remove Plugin button ().

Using the correct plug-in binary on Solaris

On Solaris, the startup.sh script sets the binary to use for the NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem.

NetVault Backup uses the startup.sh script to determine the mode the system is running in, and accordingly run the 32-bit or 64-bit binary for the NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem.

To run the 32-bit or 64-bit plug-in based on OS mode, use the following command to start NetVault Backup on Solaris:

startup.sh start

 

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