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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 11.4 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client
Plug-in Server: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Server Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Offline Client Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Offline Client
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Plug-in Live Client for Windows: an overview Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows Backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux
Plug-in Live Client for Linux: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Recovering a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux
NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery Troubleshooting

Storix installation for Plug-in Live Client for Linux

Installation of this plug-in on the NetVault Backup Server and each Linux Client also creates two additional directories on the machine:

These directories contain Storix SBAdmin — a third-party DR boot utility application that is used by this plug-in to perform backups and restores. The data contained within these directories is required by this plug-in. Removal of these directories results in the inability to use the plug-in.

When you install the Plug-in Live Client for Linux, two additional Storix directories are created — the Storix Bin directory and the Storix Temp directory.

The Storix Bin directory is where the Storix software is installed. With Plug-in Live Client for Linux 3.0 and earlier, the Storix Bin directory is located in /opt/storix/bin by default. With Plug-in Live Client for Linux 3.1 and later, the default Storix Bin directory is /usr/bin — the binaries in this directory set up the correct environment and then call the scripts in /opt/storix/bin.

The Storix Temp directory contains the “linuxboot.iso” file after a successful backup. It resides in /storix/temp by default. With Plug-in Live Client for Linux 3.0 and earlier, both the Storix Bin and Storix Temp directory locations can be changed by using NetVault Backup Configurator. With Plug-in Live Client for Linux 3.1 and later, only the directory location for Storix Temp can be changed through the VaultDR Linux Online section on the Plug-in Options dialog box. The Storix Bin directory can only be changed from the configuration file.

The BB Agent Timeout option can also be set through the VaultDR Linux Online section on the Plug-in Options dialog box. This option indicates the time (in seconds) that the plug-in waits for a Storix request before timing out. The default is 360 seconds.

If you change the location of the Storix Temp directory, before performing a DR backup by using the NetVault Backup WebUI, configure the new Storix Temp path in the Plug-in Options dialog box.

For example, if you change the Storix Temp directory to /storix/temp222, perform the following steps.

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Click Client Settings.
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On the Settings page, click Plugin Options.
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In the VaultDR Linux Online section of the dialog box, modify the path and name in the Storix Temp Directory field so that it is identical to the path and name created in Step 1.

Removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux

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On the Manage Clients page, select the applicable machine, that is, the NetVault Backup Server or an NetVault Backup Client with the Plug-in Live Client for Linux installed, and click Manage.
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In the Installed Software table on the View Client page, select the applicable plug-in for removal, for example, Plug-in Live Client for Linux, and click the Remove Plugin button ().
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In the Confirm dialog box, click Remove.

Removal of associated subdirectories for Plug-in Live Client for Linux

As outlined in Storix installation for Plug-in Live Client for Linux, installation of this plug-in on a Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client creates additional subdirectories that are required for use by this plug-in. The removal process outlined in the previous topic does not automatically remove these additional “storix” directories and other related data.

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Respond “y” to each prompt that is displayed regarding the removal of user configuration and history files.
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Remove the /usr/netvault/util/linux directory by using the following command:
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Remove the /usr/netvault/util/stinstall directory by using the following command:

Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

If you changed the default Storix Temp directory, described in Storix installation for Plug-in Live Client for Linux, ensure that the new Storix Temp directory exists before continuing with the steps in the following topics.

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