7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2011 11:11 AM by 883402

    Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!

      How to install and configure netbackup into Solaris 10 non-global zone? what steps need to follow?

        • 1. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
          Here is what i do on my servers.
          For example lets assume on the global you installed the zones in /zones. So your zonepath is /zones/zonename1/

          So what i do is i have netbackups running on the global and then i backup each zone from there , for example lets say i want to backup /etc on the zone named zone1

          I would have netbackups on global setup to backup


          Please let me know if this helps at all.
          • 2. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
            I agree with running from the global zone. The added benefit is that if you backup the root of all zonepaths, then when you add any new non-global within that path, the new server will be automatically backed up.

            We had been installing the client on each server both global and non-global in the past. On our non-global zones, /usr is not writeable but /opt is. We would symlink /usr/openv to /opt/openv from the global and then remotely install the client software from the backup master via
            "/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/install_client_files ssh <client>"
            • 3. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
              Hi. Small additional. In local zone can be installed only client, not media server.
              • 4. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
                We run our backup client in each local zone, simply because it does some application-based backup which can't really be controlled from the global zone, and because we run in a cluster environment, so the zones move about..

                • 5. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
                  Where I work we run Netbackup 6.5.5 and we installed all the clients on the non-global zones as well as the global zones. Now one thing to mention we use full root zones where I work. We also have 2 media servers running in non-global zones.

                  Let me know if you need more info.

                  Edited by: user13107262 on Apr 15, 2011 2:02 PM
                  • 6. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
                    Oh one more thing if you use full root zones you install NetBackup just like you would on a global zone.
                    • 7. Re: Netbackup with Solaris non-global zone!
                      If you want to take only system level backup it is recommended to run netbackup client from global-zone as this will enable you to restore all the data from backup ( that of zonepath) and start the zone.

                      If you have to application level backup, then go for backup client in non-global zone as application (like SAP and Oracle) can't be backed up from global zone.

                      For sparse root zone link /usr/openv to /opt/openv and install netbackup client.

                      For whole root zones install netbackup client in the same procedure as you follow in global zone.