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Enabling Multi-Instance Installations

You can install multiple instances of the SnapProtect software on a computer.

  • On a Windows computer, you can have a maximum of 20 instances.
  • On a UNIX computer, you can have a maximum of 999 instances.

Before You Begin

Procedure

Use one of the following methods to enable multi-instance installations on a computer:

Preferred Method: Using the CommCell Console (Remote Installation)

During a remote installation, on the Enter Additional Install Options page of the installation wizard, select the Install new Instance (if required) check box to install a new instance.

For instructions on remote installations, see Installing SnapProtect Remotely Using the CommCell Console.

Important:

  • Remote installations are not supported for server packages, such as the CommServe, Web Server, and Workflow Engine.
  • Subsequent installations on the new instance are not supported from the CommCell Console. You must run the installation package to install the software on the instance you want.

Alternative Method: Using the Installation Package (Local Installation)

  • On Windows computers:
    1. Before you run the installation package, create the bAllowMultiInstances registry key to enable the multi-instancing feature on a Windows computer:
      1. Open the Windows Registry Editor and go to the following directory:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\

      2. Right-click SOFTWARE and click New > Key. Name the new key as GalaxyInstallerFlags.
      3. Right-click GalaxyInstallerFlags and click New > DWORD. Name the new value as bAllowMultiInstances.
      4. Double-click bAllowMultiInstances, set the Value data to 1, and click OK.
      5. Close the Registry Editor.
    2. Install a new instance.

      During a local installation, on the Install Instance Selection page of the installation wizard, select Create a new instance.

      For instructions on local installations, see Installing SnapProtect Locally on Windows Computers Using the Installation Package.

  • On UNIX computers:

    During a local installation, make sure to select the following options:

    • On the Install Task dialog, select Install packages on this machine.
    • On the Instance Page dialog, select Create new instance.

    For instructions on local installations, see Installing SnapProtect Locally on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers Using the Installation Package.

Note: Do not use unattended installations to create new instances or on a computer that has multiple instances.

What to Do Next

Overlapping contents can result in data loss.

Ensure that there is no overlapping subclient content across instances before you start to perform backups for the following agents:

  • Exchange Database
  • Informix
  • Oracle
  • SharePoint Server
  • Sybase