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Preinstallation Checklist for the IBM Notes Database Agent on UNIX

Use the IBM Notes Database Agent as a disaster recovery tool. You can use this agent if your primary goal is full database recovery in case of a database or system crash rather than small day-to-day restore jobs. You can restore all the versions of a database if a restore of the database in a specific state is needed. For more information, see Overview - IBM Domino Agents.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Notes Database Agent will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

  • Verify License Requirements

    Based on the licensing mechanism used in your CommCell environment, verify that the CommCell has the required licenses to use the Notes Database Agent. For more information, see License Requirements - Notes Database Agent.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Install the Notes Database Agent on an IBM Domino that you want to back up. The Notes Database Agent cannot be installed on cluster environments.
  • Gather Installation Data

    Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

    You can install the Notes Database Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

    SnapProtect package to install
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, install the Domino Database package, which is listed under the Applications category.
    • For installations using the installation package, install the Domino Database package.

    If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any license.

    To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.

    Client computer details
    If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed:
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.
    • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.
    Domino server details
    This information is only applicable to installations using the CommCell Console.

    Collect the name of the Domino server.

    Domino home directory
    This information is only applicable to installations using the installation package.

    Retrieve the path of the Domino home directory.

    Domino partition details
    This information is only applicable to installations using the installation package.

    Collect the following partition details:

    • Name of the Domino partition
    • Name of the Domino data directory