NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 11.2 - Release Notes for Linux Live Client Plug-in

Quest® NetVault® Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux® 11.2

About this release

NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux 11.2 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. For complete product documentation, visit http://quest.com/support/.

Known issues

Backing up a Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.1 Client might fail with the following error:

Cannot find the Xen® hypervisor file which the system was booted with. Without this, it is not possible to perform a system installation. You should create the file /storix/config/multibootfile with a line specifying the full path to the hypervisor file and recreate the boot media.

Workaround:

1
Open “/boot/grub/grub.conf”, and find the section from which the machine was booted.
It is similar to the following: kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-53.el5
2
Create a file named “/storix/config/multibootfile” with a line specifying the full path to the hypervisor file as shown in the following example: /boot/xen.gz-2.6.18-53.el5

17294 (VLG‑110), 17342 (VLG‑156)

After a successful restore, the size of mounted partitions might change and the temporary file systems might be unmounted. Manually mount the temporary filesystem (tmpfs) or edit “/etc/fstab” to mount it when the system starts.

17302 (VLG‑118)

If the SCSI or network devices are not available upon booting from the Storix® boot media, it might indicate that your device modules are not included on the boot media or not listed in the master modules file.

Workaround:

To add the missing SCSI and network device modules, perform the following steps on the client on which the boot media is created:

1
To copy the original “bootlist” file to your custom directory, issue the following command: # cp /opt/storix/config/bootlist_scsi /storix/config/bootlist_scsi
NOTE: Use “bootlist_network” files when adding an entry for network driver and “bootlist_scsi” files when adding an entry for SCSI driver.
2
Open the “bootlist” file in the custom directory, and add your SCSI device modules following #$ SCSI adapters and network device modules following "#$ Ethernet Network Adapters.
Use the following format to add the modules: #MOD:S:module name:description
Example: #MOD:S:dc395x_trm:DC-395U SCSI adapter support

17317 (VLG‑131)

On an Ubuntu® client, the Storix maintenance shell does not return the maint> prompt after a restore. This issue occurs because /bin/sh is linked to /bin/dash in Ubuntu. When the restore completes, Storix does a chroot to the newly restored root and invokes /bin/sh. This shell does not display any prompt.

17346 (VLG‑161)

The plug-in does not support encrypted partitions. If an encrypted partition is enabled, a backup fails with the following errors:

17361 (VLG‑175)

If you are using Storix, restoring to the same client or a different client of the same disk size — either of which is configured as part of a logical group and volume — causes the following message to appear:

Workaround: To adjust the partition sizes, use the View/Change Installation Settings feature in Storix.

 

To allow the recovery process to re-create a striped logical volume across multiple disks, manually change the stripe size.

1
From the Main Menu in Storix, select View/Change Installation Settings > Logical Volume Management > Add or Change Logical Volume.
3
Change the Stripe Size from 0 to the size that was originally configured.
4
To return to the Main Menu, press F3 on each selection screen.

 

Because Storix SBAdmin does not support the Dell™ EqualLogic™ driver, the plug-in does not support backup jobs sent to Dell EqualLogic devices.

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