Thursday, February 21, 2008

Installing Netbackup Enterprise Server 6.5 on CentOS 5 / RHEL 5 withSELinux

It took me almost a whole day to come up with this solution. This should get Veritas Netbackup Enterprise Server 6.5 up and running on a CentOS 5 / RHEL 5 box with SELinux enabled.

HOWTO: Server

  1. Install a couple of dependencies:
    yum install compat-libstdc++-296 xinetd libXp 

  2. Make sure that the hostname is set correctly. This is very important.

  3. Temporarily disable SELinux:
    setenforce 0

  4. Untar the installation files:
    tar xvf NetBackup_6.5_LinuxRedhat2.6.tar.gz
    tar xvf NetBackup_6.5_ICS_LinuxX86.tar.gz

  5. Start the installation:
    #ICS Directory: ./NB_65_ICS_1.4.37.0_LinuxX86/

  6. Fix SELinux:
    chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/openv/lib/*
    setenforce 1

  7. Start Netbackup:
    /etc/init.d/netbackup start

HOWTO: Client

  1. Untar the installation file:
    tar xvf NetBackup_6.5_CLIENTS2.tar.gz

  2. Start the installation:

  3. Fix SELinux issues:
    chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/openv/lib/*

  4. Start the client:
    /etc/init.d/nbclient start


  1. Help, I too had the same problems, and still do, I recieve socket error 24 when trying to connect from the Master server.

    uname -a centos01 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 10:44:23 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    Any further thoughts.... TIA

  2. Have you seen this page before?