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NetVault 12.3 - Installation Guide

Introduction Deploying NetVault Backup Reviewing pre-installation requirements Installing NetVault Backup Reviewing post-installation requirements Upgrading NetVault Backup Licensing NetVault Backup Removing NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Solaris 10 (SPARC and x86-64)

On Solaris 10, you must configure or use the sgen driver utility to add the client-attached library devices to the NetVault Backup Server.

Open the file sgen.conf for editing. Verify that the sgen driver is configured to attach to the target device. The “sgen” line of this file should look similar to the following:
Editing the sgen.conf file may require that you reboot the target system.
Step 1: Checking to ensure that the “/devices” directory exists:
Step 2: Checking to ensure that the “/dev/scsi/changer” directory contains the appropriate files and these files have been properly associated to the target device:
Create a symbolic link in the /dev directory for the NetVault Backup device file associated with the hardware path used in the /dev/scsi/changer directory:

Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86-64)

On Solaris 11, the OS does not correctly update the machine configuration to attach the library arm to the sgen driver after NetVault Backup updates the sgen.conf file. You can use the following procedure to update the machine configuration.

For more information, see the Oracle Solaris Administration Guide.

Create a copy of the driver_aliases file. Remove the sgen driver and install it again:
NOTE: : You may have to copy /kernel/drv/sgen.conf to /etc/drivers/drv.
If the output of the grep command shows that the aliases “scsiclass,08” and “scsa,0.8.bmpt” are assigned to the sgen driver, the driver is properly configured.


On Ubuntu, follow these steps to modify the startup script for NetVault Backup.

These steps are required because the /var/lock folder resides on a temporary file system on Ubuntu and gets emptied each time the operating system is shut down.

Open the file file. You can find this file in the directory /usr/netvault/etc/.


On Windows, the locally attached backup devices must not be under the control of the Windows Removable Storage service.

Right-click My Computer, and select Manage to open the Computer Management window.
Expand the Storage node to display the local device. Right-click the device, and select Properties.
On the General tab, clear the Enable library check box. Click Apply, and then OK to close the dialog box.
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