For complete supported-platform information, see the Dell NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide.Starting with NetVault Backup 8.6, a new build type named “LinuxX86Pure64” has been added, while the pure 32-bit Linux® version has been retired. To understand the impact of this change, review the following:
• Hybrid 32/64-bit Build: The hybrid 32/64-bit build has been retained. However, the platform type has been renamed from “LinuxX8664” to “LinuxX86Hybrid.” This build functions as the standard build for Linux users who do not have a pure 64-bit-only requirement. This build lets you upgrade from pure 32-bit builds and from hybrid builds of NetVault Backup.The LinuxX86Hybrid build retains binary compatibility with all previous versions of plug-ins, including plug-ins marked as 32-bit and plug-ins designated 64-bit. Also, this build works on 32-bit systems that do not have 64-bit capability.
• Pure 64-bit Build: A new type of build named “LinuxX86Pure64” has been introduced for pure 64-bit Linux distributions. If you have a specific reason that you cannot use any 32-bit components (for example, you are using a Linux distribution that does not run 32-bit code), use this type. You cannot use this new type to upgrade existing NetVault Backup installations; remove the existing version and install the pure 64-bit version separately. To reduce confusion, warning messages have been added to both the upgrade and installation packages to ensure that you understand that they are not compatible.
Table 4. Pure64 builds
NOTE: X = Compatible
To obtain the license key for your NetVault Backup Server environment, determine the NetVault Machine ID of your main NetVault Backup Server. Also identify the machine IDs of any clients running application plug-ins, such as Oracle®, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server®, and Exchange.You can use the NetVault Configuration Wizard to install the product license keys. Alternatively, you can install the license keys from the Manage Clients page.
2 In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients.
3 In the NetVault Backup Clients list, select the applicable machine, and click Manage.
4 On the View Client page, note the machine ID exactly as it appears in the Client Summary table.
1 In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
2 On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Licenses.
3 In the NetVault Backup Clients list, select the applicable machine, and click Next.
4 In the Enter the license key string box, type or copy and paste the license key, and click Apply.
1 In the Navigation pane, click Manage Clients.
2 In the NetVault Backup Clients list, select the applicable machine, and click Manage.
3 On the View Client page, click Install License.
4 In the Install License dialog box, type or copy and paste the license key, and click Apply.
• The steps required to upgrade Live Client for Windows® vary depending on the version of Windows running on the target client. For instructions, see the Dell NetVault Bare Metal Recovery User’s Guide.
• For installation instructions, see the Dell NetVault Bare Metal Recovery User’s Guide.