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For Windows you can install just the NBU Java Admin Console but for Linux desktops, such as Ubuntu, you have to install the whole client, so this article shows how to install the NBU Java Admin Console on a Linux desktop:

For Intel Linux distributions there are 3 directories in the NBU client media:

  • RedHat2.6.18 – RPM packages
  • SuSE2.6.16 – RPM packages
  • Debian2.6.18 – tar files.

Note the SuSE2.6.16 files on the NBU media are links to the RedHat2.6.18 files, so for any RPM based distribution use the RedHat2.6.18 files.

So first obtain NBU Linux client media and extract the Debian2.6.18 or RedHat2.6.18 files to a temporary directory.  In example below I use the Debian2.6.18 files which use tar (rather than .deb format) which I have installed on Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0)

cd /tmp
gunzip -c /install_media/linuxR_x86/anb/client_dist.tar.gz | tar xvf - openv/netbackup/client/Linux/Debian2.6.18


Then install SYMCnbjava and SYMCnbjre packages which for Debian just means extracting tar.gz to chosen directory or for RPM based systems, extract RPM from tar.gz and then install RPM.  I installed to normal /usr/openv location:

mkdir /usr/openv
cd /usr/openv
gunzip -c /tmp/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/Debian2.6.18/NB-Java.tar.gz | tar xvf -

cd /usr/openv/java
gunzip -c /tmp/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/Debian2.6.18/JRE.tar.gz | tar xvf -


And install the 3 *mangle* files from SYMCnbclt package into /usr/openv/lib

cd /usr
gunzip -c /tmp/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/Debian2.6.18/client_bin.tar.gz | tar  xvf - --wildcards openv/lib/lib*mangle*


Create the nbj.conf file:

cp /tmp/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/Debian2.6.18/nbj.conf /usr/openv/java/nbj.conf


And create logs directory:

mkdir -p /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/user_ops/nbjlogs/
chmod 777 /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/user_ops/nbjlogs/


Optionally create sym link to jnbSA and jbpSA.  NBU creates a symlink in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin, but as I don’t have any other files in usr/openv/netbackup/bin, I have created symlink in /usr/bin:

ln -s /usr/openv/java/jnbSA /usr/bin/jnbSA
ln -s /usr/openv/java/jbpSA /usr/bin/jbpSA


Launch GUI ! 

jnbSA &


I installed using 7.5 NBU client media and it takes up 257MB of space in /usr/openv