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update_client scripting 8.1.2 -force option!

running update_clients, found a few issues :

1 - the script does NOT check for tmp space - if you do not have 4G space available in /tmp on the clients the install can fail - and leave the client messed up - I had to uninstall packages and delete the netbackup directory!

2 - sometimes the certificates get confused - if your client does not reconnect - vnetd error - you should run command "nbcertcmd -hostselfcheck" - make sure it is not revoked.

3 - you may have to run command "/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbcertcmd -getCertificate -host CLIENTNAME -server MASTERNAME" to re-establish connectivity.

I have a linux box, it would not connect, vnetd issue, but all certificates showed ok, even after the above commands.

Found out undocumented command 3 option -force - forces update of client certificate.

"/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbcertcmd -getCertificate -host CLIENTNAME -server MASTERNAME -force"

make a note of it!

NetBackup 8.1.2 on Solaris 11, writing to DataDomain 9800 6.0.2.50
duplicating via SLP to LTO5 in SL8500 via ACSLS
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Re: update_client scripting 8.1.2 -force option!

Thanks for sharing your experience!