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James_Morrill's avatar
14 years ago

I'd like to see a custom client install for NBU 7.x

It seems real silly to me that I have to install all the software on NetBackup clients when I upgrade to 7.1 - even though I know 99% of them won't use the java admin console or client side dedup, etc.  We even had some machines that didn't have enough room in /opt/openv where we have the client software.  When I asked Symantec support about this they said they wouldn't support anything other than a full install.  Can you guys at Symantec pass along the comment that I'd sure like to see a way to choose what software gets put on the clients?

  • We had similar complaints from customer - not all agents and options are needed on the clients. Space is often a problem on older clients.

    Please post your request in the IDEAS section of this community:
    https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and-archiving/ideas

    I personally love the single-install - installation used to be a schlep when individual options needed to be downloaded and installed. Patching used to be a huge problem where individual options were often forgotten...

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  • We had similar complaints from customer - not all agents and options are needed on the clients. Space is often a problem on older clients.

    Please post your request in the IDEAS section of this community:
    https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and-archiving/ideas

    I personally love the single-install - installation used to be a schlep when individual options needed to be downloaded and installed. Patching used to be a huge problem where individual options were often forgotten...

  • https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/id-see-custom-client-install-nbu-7x