03-01-2023 02:18 AM
Hello, I'm working on netbackup 8.2 I need to do some customization regarding the netbackup agent if possible.
Who is the user using the netbackup agent?
i think its root. Is it possible to switch users?
03-01-2023 02:34 AM
What customization do you have in mind ?
File system backup is root, if it isn't root, it's impossible to guarantee a complete backup because file right may prevent backup.
For database backup, it's usually the database user.
03-01-2023 02:52 AM
I would like to know if it is possible to install the agent on machines that have the root user disabled.
03-02-2023 01:13 AM
The Netbackup agent runs as root. It can run even with the root account disabled nor does Netbackup need the root account credentials. However a root account is needed when installing/upgrading the root account.