SnapProtect - Notes Database iDataAgent - Deployment

Where to Install

Install the software on an IBM Domino that you want to backup.

Follow the steps given below to install the Notes Database iDataAgent.

The computer will be added as a client in the CommCell as soon as the installation completes successfully.

Before You Begin

SnapProtect Support - Notes Database iDataAgent

Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the software satisfies the minimum requirements specified in SnapProtect Support - Notes Database iDataAgent.

Download Software Packages

Download the latest SnapProtect® software using the Download Manager application. The Download Manager bundles an installation package from the SnapProtect components that you chose to download. Use the installation package to launch the software installer on a client computer.

See Download Manager - Getting Started for instructions on creating an installation package.

Interactive Install

  1. Log on to the client computer as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrator group on that computer.
  2. Run SetupAll.exe from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.
  3. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

    Click Next.

  4. Click Custom.

    Click Next.

  5. Click Select components to install on this computer and click Next.

  6. Expand Domino Lotus Notes, and then click Database.

    Expand Storage Resources, and then click MediaAgent.

    Expand File System and verify that VSS Provider is selected.

    Click Next.

  7. Verify the default location for software installation.

    Click Next.

    If necessary, click Browse... to change the default location.

    • Do not install the software to a mapped network drive
    • Do not use the following characters when specifying the destination path: / : * ? " < > | #
    • It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only

  8. Click Install.

    The Summary on your screen should reflect the components you selected for install, and may look different from the example shown.

  9. Click Yes.

  10. Click Reboot Now. The installation will automatically resume after the reboot.

    If the install program does not automatically resume, run SetupAll.exe from the installation package.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Select one of the following:

    • If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
    • If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, click Configure firewall services.

    For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and continue with the installation.

  13. Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe in the CommServe Host Name box.
    • Do not use space and the following characters when specifying the CommServe Host Name:


    Click Next.

  14. Enter the following:
    • The local (NetBIOS) name of the client computer is displayed in the Select a Client name list.

      If necessary you can also type a new (friendly) name for the client in this box. This name will be used in the CommCell and will also be displayed in the CommCell Console.

      Do not use spaces when specifying a new name for the client.

    • The default network interface name of the client computer is displayed if the computer has only one network interface (NIC card).

      If the computer has multiple network interfaces, select the interface name that is preferred for communication with the CommServe.

    Click Next.

    If a component is already installed on this computer, this screen will not be displayed; instead, the install program will use the same name as previously specified.

  15. The default port numbers used for CommCell communication is displayed. If necessary, you can modify the port numbers.

    Click Next.

    This screen will not appear if the default port numbers are not used for CommCell communication.

  16. Select one of the following options:

    • If you do not want to disable Windows Firewall, click Next.
    • If you want to disable Windows Firewall for all profiles, click Yes, disable Windows Firewall for all profiles and then click Next.

    You will get this screen if you did not configure the firewall settings in step 11.

  17. Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.

    Click Next.

    This option enables CommCell operations across Windows firewall by adding CommCell programs and services to Windows firewall exclusion list.

    It is recommended to select this option even if Windows firewall is disabled. This will allow the CommCell programs and services to function if the Windows firewall is enabled at a later time.

  18. Select a Client Group.
    Click Next.

    This screen will not be displayed if Client Groups are not configured in the CommCell Console. For more information, see Client Computer Groups.

  19. Click Next.

    This agent does not support Global Filters.

  20. Select a storage policy from the Storage Policy list.

    Click Next.

    If you do not have a Storage Policy, the list will not be displayed. You can create the Storage Policy later in step 21.

  21. Select one or more partitions from the Available Partitions pane of Notes to include in the install.

    Click Next.

    All partitions selected in this step are configured to use the storage policy selected through Storage Policy Selection.

  22. Click Finish.

    This screen will reflect the components you selected for install, and may look different from the example shown.

    If you already have a storage policy selected in step 18, proceed to the Configuration section.

    If you do not have Storage Policy created, continue with the following step.

  23. To create a storage policy, you must have configured a library in the CommCell.


    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Storage Resources, right-click the Libraries, point to Add and then click Disk Library...

      Alternatively, you can also navigate to MediaAgents, right-click <MediaAgent>, point to All Tasks | Create Library and then click Disk Library...

    2. From the Add Disk Library dialog box, specify the following:
      • In the Name box, specify name of the disk library.
      • From the MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent.

      Perform one of the following:

      • Select Local Path if you wish to specify a local path in the MediaAgent computer.

        In the Disk Device box, type the name of the folder in which the disk library must located or click button to select the folder.

      • Select Network Path, if you wish to specify a network path as the target share.

        In the Connect As box, type the user name.

        In the Password and Verify Password box, type the password to access the network share.

        In the Folder box, type the mount path or click button to select a mount path.

      • Click OK.
    3. The newly created disk library will be displayed under Libraries node.

    This will create a library and Storage Policy. Proceed to the Configuration section.

    Storage Policy Creation

    1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
    2. Right-click the Storage Policies and then click New Storage Policy.
    3. Follow the prompts displayed in the Storage Policy Wizard. The required options are mentioned below:
      • Select the Storage Policy type as Data Protection and Archiving and click Next.
      • Enter the name in the Storage Policy Name box and click Next.
      • From the Library list, click the name of a disk library to which the primary copy should be associated and then click Next.

        Ensure that you select a library attached to a MediaAgent operating in the current release.

      • From the MediaAgent list, click the name of a MediaAgent that will be used to create the primary copy and then click Next.
      • For the device streams and the retention criteria information, click Next to accept default values.
      • Review the details and click Finish to create the Storage Policy.

    This will create a storage policy.  Proceed to the Configuration section.