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Change NBU Client Path on Linux

 

Hi,

 

I  have installed NBU Client 7.7.1 on a Redhat machine.

Is it possible to change the installation path from /usr/openv/... to another?

please advise.

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Yes, you can stop NetBackup

Yes, you can stop NetBackup and move /usr/openv to another filesystem, say for example /opt/openv/

Then you can create a symbolic link from /usr/openv to /usr/opt and restart.

ln -s /opt/openv /usr/openv

This will work and I have done it numerous times without any issues.

You MUST have a /usr/openv though, NetBackup always needs this whether it's the actual directory install or a symbolic link to the actual directory where NetBackup is installed.

 

 

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Yes, you can stop NetBackup

Yes, you can stop NetBackup and move /usr/openv to another filesystem, say for example /opt/openv/

Then you can create a symbolic link from /usr/openv to /usr/opt and restart.

ln -s /opt/openv /usr/openv

This will work and I have done it numerous times without any issues.

You MUST have a /usr/openv though, NetBackup always needs this whether it's the actual directory install or a symbolic link to the actual directory where NetBackup is installed.

 

 

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Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

Did you not get an option to specify another location when you started the installation? If you want to move the installation afterwards, stop NBU, copy the openv folder somewhere else (use copy method that will maintain ownership and permissions ). Rename openv folder, then create symbolic link from new location to /usr/openv. Start NBU on the client and check that all is fine. If so, delete renamed folder. The steps that I have described above should be performed by Linux Sysadmin.

Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

 

Hi all,

Thank for the help.

 

Actually the server admin asked me about this.

for some reason he changed the /usr permission to read only causing the client backup to failed.

 

Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

Please show your Sysadmin our posts above.

Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

 

already did and the backup runs fine now.

thanks a lot.

Re: Yes, you can stop NetBackup

Hi

do we empty /usr/openv after we copy athe contents  /usr/openv in /opt/openv

Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

 
did you empty /usr /openv after copying the contents of the   /usr /openv in /opt /openv
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Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

Hi Marianne

Rename openv folder : you mean /usr /openv 

Re: Change NBU Client Path on Linux

@khaled1 

Yes, I meant /usr/openv.

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