Deployment on UNIX - DB2 iDataAgent

Where to Install

Install the software on a computer that you want to backup.

In a clustered environment, install the software on the physical computer.

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

Before You Begin

Gather Install Data

Required Information Details
SnapProtect component to Install
  • For installations from the CommCell Console, install the DB2 component, which is listed under the Database category.
  • For installations from the installation package, install the DB2 component.
Client Computer The fully qualified domain client computer name.
Host Name The following characters are not supported in the host name.

\|`~!_@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"

Client Computer User Name and Password The user must be the root user.

This is only required on first time remote installs.

UNIX Group and access permissions If you did not assign a UNIX group during the installation of the File System agent, make sure to do the following during the installation:
  • Assign the UNIX group that is used by the database application
  • Include the database users into the group

You will be able to set the access permissions for the group. By default, read, write and execute permissions are granted to the UNIX group.

Override Software Cache The software cache is the location from where the remote install program installs the software.

This screen will not appear if the remote cache is not configured. For more information, see Managing Cache - Remote Cache

Global Filters This option is used to filter out specific directories or files from the backups within the CommCell. The filters are set using the Control Panel in the CommCell Console and, if enabled, they are effective for the default subclient. Cell level policy is automatically selected.
  • Use Cell level Policy to inherit the global filter policy configuration set for the CommCell.
  • Always use Global Filters to apply the global filters policy to the default subclient regardless of the policy set for the CommCell.
  • Do not use Global Filters if you plan to define specific filters for the Agent.
Storage Policy To create a storage policy, you must have configured a library in the CommCell.
Destination Path for the SnapProtect software
  • 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
Destination Path for the SnapProtect log files
  • 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
Firewall considerations For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration
 DB2 Archive Path The location where the DB2 archive logs are stored.

Note: If you are installing the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Archive path must reside on a shared drive.

DB2 Retrieve Path The location where the files that are required for the DB2 recovery process are stored.

Note: If you are installing the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Retrieve path must reside on a shared drive.

DB2 Audit Error Path The location where the DB2 audit error logs are stored.

See What files are placed in the DB2 Audit Error directory and are they pruned for Audit Error directory information.

Note: If you are installing the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Audit Error path must reside on a shared drive.

Installation

The software can be installed using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Remote Installation Using CommCell Console

Use this procedure to install remotely on a client computer.

Method 2: Interactive Installation

Use this procedure to install the software using the standard installation options.

Method 1: Remote Installation Using CommCell Console

  1. Open CommCell Console:

    • Click Start and point to All Programs.
    • Click NetApp .
    • Click SnapProtect  Administrative Console.
  2. From the CommCell Browser, click Tools > Add/Remove Software > Install Software.

    The Install Wizard appears. Follow the instructions in the Install Wizard.

  3. Click Finish to complete installation.

Several additional options are available for remotely installing the software from CommCell Console, refer to Install Software from the CommCell Console (Remote Install) for more information.

Method 2: Interactive Installation

  1. Logon to the client computer as root.
  2. Run the following command from the installation package that was created using the Download Manager.

    ./cvpkgadd

    If the installation package was copied to a DVD, run the following command to mount the DVD:

    mount -t iso9660,udf /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd

    You can also run the installation command as a SUDO user with root privileges:

    ./sudo cvpkgadd

    To add a SUDO user to /etc/sudoers, see Adding SUDO Users with Root Privileges to Log On to a UNIX Client.

  3. The product banner and other information is displayed.

    Press Enter.

  4. Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
  5. On the Selecting UNIX Setup Task dialog, press Enter.

    Follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

Additional Installation Methods

Custom Package

Create a compact software package for quick deployment to multiple clients.

Remote Install

Deploy the software from CommCell Console on multiple clients.

Silent Install

Deploy the software silently on multiple clients.

Decoupled Install

Install the software first and later register the client in the CommCell.

Installing Restore Only Agents

Setup a client in the CommCell for restore purposes.