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Monday, February 16, 2015

Prerequisites for GRT Backup/Restore NetBackup 7.5 and Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller


NFS must be installed on Media Server and All AD Domain Controllers which are to be backed up with GRT enabled

Install NFS Services on Media Server and All the Active Domain Controllers Windows 2008/R2

For NFS, Add File Service Server Role

Select Services for Network File System as Role Service , Complete the wizard

From Media Server configure portmap service to start automatically after server restart

From CMD execute “sc config portmap start= auto

From Service.msc console Stop and Disable below services

Server for NFS on both Active Domain Controller and Media Server And Disable Client for NFS on Media Server

If Active Domain controller is also Media Server disable both Client/Server for NFS Service
Create No.Restrictions Touch (empty) File on Media Server under /veritas/netbackup/db/altnames

If altnames directory does not exist, create it

Make sure Touch file does not have suffix of .txt it should be No.Restrictions only

To rename extension of file, from windows explorer navigate to Folder Option (Alt+T+O)

Folder options=> View => Uncheck Hide Extensions for known file types => Apply => Ok

Make sure you revoke above change after file is created.

Privileged Account for GRT

NetBackup Client Services at Active Domain Controller must be running with Domain Admin Privileged Account

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