December 27 2008 Saturday

BackupExec for Linux Servers on CentOS

Over the past few months at STS galactic headquarters we have added a slew of Centos Linux servers. We have a Subversion server, a NAGIOS server, Sametime and Sametime Advanced all running on CentOS Linux servers.

With all of the config files we created for Nagios and Subversion we decided to install the BackupExec Agent for Linux/UNIX on the machines. Basicall follow these instructions for CentOS 5.2:
  1. Make sure you have a "sg" device in the /dev directory
  2. Install libstdc++.so.5 if not already installed (do a "yum install compat-libstdc++-33" to get it)
  3. Extract the agent tar file on the Linux server
  4. Run "/installralus" and fill in the required fields....make sure to specify a host name for the current CentOS server
  5. Once installed run "/etc/rc.d/init.d/VRTSralus.init start"
  6. If all is well you should now be able to select the CentOS server from a selection list in BackupExec
  7. If all didn't go well check out the "/var/VRTSralus/beremote.service.log" to track down any issues
  8. Don't forget to delete the tar and the extracted folders....they are pretty large
Darren Duke   |   December 27 2008 06:55:08 AM   |    backupexec  linux  centos    |  
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1 - Mpoed       12/29/2008 12:20:18 AM

Is it Backup Exec or Netbackup? Different products with very different pricing structures.

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2 - Darren Duke    http://blog.darrenduke.net    12/30/2008 2:28:59 AM

BackupExec, but you will need to purchase the Linux/UNIX agent to accomplish this.