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Installations

To protect and manage data in your environment, the SnapProtect software must be distributed across the computers that you want to protect. The group of protected computers is referred to as your CommCell environment, while each protected computer is referred to as a client.

The Installation Process

To set up a CommCell environment, you must deploy the SnapProtect software in the following order:

  1. Install the CommServe and other server packages.

    SnapProtect provides a group of server packages to manage and control your CommCell environment.

    To get started, follow the instructions described in Server Installations.

  2. Install the MediaAgent.

    The MediaAgent manages the transmission of data between clients and backup media.

    To get started, follow the instructions described in MediaAgent Installations.

  3. Install Agents on Client Computers.

    SnapProtect provides a range of installable agents to protect the data from file systems, applications, and databases in your organization.

    To get started, follow the instructions described in Client Installations.

  4. Optional: Install SnapProtect Tools.

    SnapProtect provides a range of tools and utilities for your CommCell environment.

    To get started, follow the instructions described in Installing SnapProtect Tools.

IMPORTANT: Read the release notes before you begin any installation. The latest version of the release notes is available in Release Notes - Known Issues.