I'm creating a new NetBackup environment and I installed the Primary (Master) server and I noticed a question. Would you like to add Media servers? Well no, I haven't installed my Primary yet... Right?
So after I installed my Primary, I began installing the NetBackup software on my Media servers. You tell NetBackup it's NOT a Primary, you give the installer the name of the Primary and away you go!
After everything installed, I noticed my new Media servers showed up in the Hosts tab in the Web GUI, but when I tried to add one of my new Media servers as a Storage server, they weren't showing up... Hmmmm.....
To you NetBackup veterans, you're going to laugh at me, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to let the Primary server know this new server was a Media server.
From what I can see, there are a couple ways to do this. I'm sure there's lots of other ways, so let me know in the comments! :-)
1. Edit the bp.conf located in /usr/openv/netbackup
2. Add the machine in the Java GUI using jnbSA in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin
Let's tackle number one first. On the Primary server go to /usr/openv/netbackup and edit the bp.conf file.
Here's what mine looks like:
SERVER = the_name_of_your_primary_server
CLIENT_NAME = the_name_of_your_primary_server
CONNECT_OPTIONS = localhost 1 0 2
EMMSERVER = the_name_of_your_primary_server
VXDBMS_NB_DATA = /usr/openv/db/data
OPS_CENTER_SERVER_NAME = the_name_of_your_primary_server (unless your Ops Center isn't the primary)
MEDIA_SERVER = the_name_of_your_new_media_server
SERVICE_USER = the_user_you_selected
WEBSVC_GROUP = nbwebgrp
WEBSVC_USER = nbwebsvc
TELEMETRY_UPLOAD = YES
The MEDIA_SERVER entry should not exist and this will need to be added.
After you add this line I've seen sometimes having to restart netbackup on the Primary, sometimes on the Media, but for me it eventually popped up as an asset and I could use as a Storage Server.
The second way involves opening up the Java GUI (jnbSA) under /usr/openv/netbackup/bin. When the GUI opens, click on Host Properties > Master Servers.
On the right hand side, right click on your Primary/Master server and select Properties.
Then click on Servers on the left hand side and select Media Servers on the right hand side. From here, you can add your Media servers, which will add the server(s) to your bp.conf file.
Check your bp.conf file again and make sure the Media server was added.
As I said earlier, I've seen recommendations to restart NetBackup on your Primary server, but for me the newly added Media server popped up as a Storage server in the Web GUI.
And that should be it! You should be able to use your new Media server(s).
Until Next Time,