Installing SnapProtect Locally on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers Using the Installation Package

You can install agents and other SnapProtect software by using the installation package that was created from the Download Manager application.

If installing on a clustered environment, install the software on all the physical nodes of the cluster.

Before You Begin


  1. Log on to the computer as root.

    In a cluster environment, log on to a physical node of the cluster as root.

    Note: If the computer does not have a root user defined, you can install some UNIX agents by using a non-root user. However, only a few agents are supported. For more information, see Installation of UNIX Agents by a Non-Root User.

  2. Run the following command from the installation package or mount point:


    To run the installation as a SUDO user with root privileges, use the following command:

    sudo ./cvpkgadd

  3. On the welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the Install Task page, select Install packages on this machine and click Next.
  5. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

    If you want to install SnapProtect in decoupled mode, where the client does not establish connections with the CommServe computer, complete the following steps:

    1. When you reach the CommServe Host Name page, do not specify the host name, and click Next.
    2. On the Decoupled Install page, select Yes and click Next.


  • If you are installing the software in a cluster environment, repeat the installation procedure for each physical node on the cluster.
  • If you installed the software in decoupled mode, remember to register the client with the CommServe computer.

What to Do Next

Review the tasks that you must perform after the installation: