1-Touch iDataAgent - Commvault Documentation

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1-Touch iDataAgent
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
Introduction
Key Features
Fully unattended operating system reinstall
Point in Time Restore
Terminology
1-TOUCH FOR AIX
System Requirements
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
Install the Unix File System iDataAgent
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup
Advanced Configuration
Performing Backup for AIX WPAR Client
NIM Master Server Configuration
Basic Recovery
Advanced Recovery
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific Date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a Specific Data Path
Troubleshooting
1-TOUCH FOR HP-UX
System Requirements
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
Install the Unix File System iDataAgent
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup
Basic Recovery
Advanced Recovery
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific Date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a Specific Data Path
1-TOUCH FOR LINUX
System Requirements
Install the Unix File System iDataAgent
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup
Create a Client Information Checklist
Advanced Configuration
Create a Client Information Checklist
Schedule a Backup
Prepare for Recovery
Similar System Restore
Non-Interactive Restore
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Interactive Restore
Dissimilar System Restore
Non-Interactive Restore
Interactive Restore
Map Disks Using The GUI Based Mapper
Additional Options
Change the Client Configuration During Non-Interactive Restore
Recover the Client to a Different Firewall Configuration
Change the Client Configuration During Interactive Restore
Use a NFS Location for Non-interactive Restore
Create a New Partition
Create a New Mountpoint
Add a New Physical Volume
Add a New Logical Volume
Add a New Swapfile
Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
1-TOUCH FOR SOLARIS
System Requirements
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
Install the Unix File System iDataAgent
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup
Basic Recovery
Advanced Recovery
Global File System Recovery
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific Date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a Specific Data Path
Troubleshooting
1-TOUCH FOR WINDOWS
System Requirements
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
Install the Windows File System iDataAgent
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup of 1-Touch Client
Create a Checklist
Configuration for Offline Restore
Configure a Remote Software Cache For 1-Touch Server
Download and Install Software Updates on 1-Touch Server
Apply Updates in 1-Touch Server Cache to 1-Touch Live CD Boot image
Configuration for Online Restore
Manage Windows Drivers
Manage Windows Distribution Shares, Service Packs and Hot Fixes
Create an Answer File
Additional Options
Creating an Answer File for iSCSI Disk Restore
Create a Live CD
Similar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Dissimilar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
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Cross Hardware Similar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Cross Hardware Dissimilar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Additional Options
Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During an Offline Non-Interactive Restore
Changing the Client Configuration During an Offline Non-Interactive Restore
Using an USB Drive Instead of a Live CD
Cluster Recovery
Configuring WINS and DNS during Interactive Offline Restore
Restore the Teaming Network Adapters
Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
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Overview
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHERE TO GO NEXT
Introduction
1-Touch for AIX
Key Features
1-Touch for HP-UX
Fully unattended operating system reinstall
Point in Time Restore
Faster Disaster Recovery via Offline Restores
Cross Hardware Restore
1-Touch for Linux
1-Touch for Solaris
1-Touch for Windows
Terminology
INTRODUCTION
1-Touch recovery helps to recover a crashed system in the least amount of time. By automatically rebuilding the operating system, you can recover systems
with defective components such as inaccessible volumes or crashed disks. You don't need to reinstall the individual software packages or operating systems
manually.
This feature is available on the Windows platform as well as on various Unix platforms. You need to setup a 1-Touch server to enable this feature. Depending
on client environment, you can use the CommCell Console or the 1-Touch wizard to run the recovery process. The 1-Touch server secures the required
information from the 1-Touch client's backup and then uses this information to recreate the client's environment.
Linux clients do not require 1-Touch server. The required information for 1-Touch recovery is available on the CommServe and Linux Live CD.
KEY FEATURES
The 1-Touch Recovery involves the following key features:
FULLY UNATTENDED OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALL
You can initiate the recovery process of a single or multiple clients from a central location, such as the CommServe. This will be useful when you want to
reinstall the operating system on all the clients connected to a CommServe.
POINT IN TIME RESTORE
You can restore the system state of a client, backed up on a specific date and time.
FASTER DISASTER RECOVERY VIA OFFLINE RESTORES
On Windows platform, 1-Touch recovery can be performed in online and offline modes. Online recovery involves many steps to be carried out manually and is a
very slow process for a Disaster Recovery. This process uses Windows distribution to install the operating system and then initiate a recovery which makes it
slower. Also, a lot of space is needed on the 1-Touch server to maintain the distributions and the Simpana software to be installed after the operating system
installation is complete.
Offline recovery does away with operating system installation and the restore is performed while running on Boot CD itself making this a quick process for a
Disaster Recovery.
CROSS HARDWARE RESTORE
You can perform the 1-Touch Recovery to a target Windows system with completely different hardware configurations. The target system can have different
network interface adapters, mass storage devices, video adapters, motherboards, and CPUs
TERMINOLOGY
The 1-Touch documentation uses the following terminology:
1-TOUCH CLIENT
1-TOUCH SERVER
LIVE CD
DISSIMILAR DISK
RESTORE
ASYMMETRIC DISK
RESTORE
A computer that is connected to 1-Touch server
A server that is used for 1-Touch recovery of 1-Touch clients.
A CD used to boot the client for 1-Touch recovery.
This term is used in the 1-Touch recovery of Windows clients. When the disk configuration of the restored system is different than that
of the backed up system, you need to perform a Dissimilar Disk Restore.
This term is used in 1-Touch recovery of Unix clients. When the disk configuration of the restored system is different than that of the
backed up system, you need to perform the Asymmetric Disk Restore.
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ISO IMAGE
This is a file that contains all the information required to initiate the 1-Touch recovery. Use this file to create the Live CD.
OFFLINE RESTORE
This term is used in the 1-Touch recovery of Windows clients. A recovery procedure in which the operating system is restored and not
re-installed. An access to 1-Touch server is not required to perform the Offline Restore.
ONLINE RESTORE
This term is used in the 1-Touch recovery of Windows clients. A recovery procedure in which the operating system is re-installed. You
need access to 1-Touch server to perform the Offline Restore.
ANSWER FILE
The client answer file contains information such as the computer name, operating system, IP address, and disk partition/format
information. This information is used during the 1-Touch Recovery for silent deployment of operating system and restoration of the
client.
For more terms, refer to Glossary.
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System Requirements - 1-Touch
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
OPERATING SYSTEM
The following are the requirements for 1-Touch on an AIX:
SERVER
AIX 6.1 64-bit with technology level 2 or higher (LPAR with shared fibre channel card NPIV supported)
AIX 5.3 32-bit and 64-bit with technology level 7 (or higher) and runtime library xlC.rte 8.0.0.0 or higher
CLIENT
AIX 6.1 64-bit with technology level 2 or higher (LPAR with shared fibre channel card NPIV supported)
AIX 5.3 32-bit and 64-bit with technology level 7 (or higher) and runtime library xlC.rte 8.0.0.0 or higher
HARD DRIVE
The 1-Touch Server requires 2 GB of disk space per client for the 1-Touch client configuration files.
MEMORY
1 GB RAM minimum required; 2 GB RAM recommended.
PROCESSOR
Power PC (Includes IBM System p)
AIX LPAR SUPPORT
Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) is supported.
SUPPORTED FILE SYSTEM AND VOLUME MANAGER TYPES
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AIX logical Volume Manager for Root and Non- root Volumes (LVM)
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VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 or higher for Non root Volumes (VXVM)
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Journal File System (JFS) (AIX)
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Enhanced Journal File System (JFS2) (AIX)
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For AIX 5.3, RAW logical volume is supported for ML 10 and above
NOTES
SERVER
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The 1-Touch Server must be a dedicated AIX machine running the NIM master server environment.
CLIENT
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NIM client must be installed and/or configured on clients (EZ-NIM client).
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Clients should have a configured network card that can be used to boot from a NIM master.
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For clients with link aggregation or EtherChannel, ensure that standard network adapter is configured for communication with NIM server.
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The 1-Touch server can be in the same subnet as the client computer, or it can be in a different subnet. However, if they are in different subnets, ensure
that there is no network firewall between the server and the client.
For each different subnet there should be NIM network resource defined. This is important not only when NIM master and client are in different subnets, but
also in case 1-Touch recovery is performed to a client that is in a different subnet than the NIM master and the original client. If the network resource is not
defined for the destination client subnet and selected during recovery, 1-Touch recovery will not be successful. For more information on defining NIM
network resources, refer to IBM NIM documentation.
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Only active volume group will be backed up during 1-Touch backup.
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This feature is not supported when bootable partitions are on the disk arrays (snapable disk).
DISCLAIMER
Minor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System
Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
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Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support
the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software
Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
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Deployment - 1-Touch for AIX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
Troubleshooting
1-Touch Recovery allows you to recover the entire computer system without installing the Operating system or any other software.
INSTALLATION
To perform 1-Touch Recovery you must first install the following:
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Download Software Packages
Download the latest software package to perform the install.
1-TOUCH SERVER
Install 1-Touch Server software on the computer that satisfies the minimum system
requirements.
System Requirements for 1-Touch Server and
Client
Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the 1Touch Server Software satisfies the System Requirements.
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
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1-TOUCH CLIENT
Overview
Install Unix File System iDataAgent on the computer that satisfies the minimum system
requirements. The computer is referred to as the Client computer in this install procedure.
Provides comprehensive information about 1-Touch feature
The software can be installed using one of the following methods:
Method 1: Interactive Install Unix File System iDataAgent - to install directly on
client computer.
Method 2: Install Software from CommCell Console - to install remotely on a client
computer.
1-TOUCH SERVER
INSTALL THE 1-TOUCH SERVER SOFTWARE
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a AIX computer that satisfies the minimum
System Requirements.
2.
Run the following command from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
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installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to select 1-Touch Server.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
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Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
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If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
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If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
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Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
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All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
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We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
16.
Type the Group name and press Enter.
Press Enter again.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
22.
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
cs.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that you want
to add this client client.company.com to. The selected
group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected if you
enter the same number again. After you are finished with
the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
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[X ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d
23.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
24.
Type 3 and press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
1-TOUCH CLIENT
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL UNIX FILE SYSTEM IDATAAGENT
Before installing Unix File System iDataAgent, ensure that the client computer is in same subnet as the 1-Touch
Server. If both 1-Touch Server and client computer are in different subnet, ensure that there is no firewall between
the server and the client computer.
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a AIX client computer that satisfies the
minimum System Requirements.
2.
Run the following program from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
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1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to install Unix File System iDataAgent.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
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Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
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All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
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Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
16.
Type the Group name and press Enter.
Press Enter again.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
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22.
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
cs.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that you want
to add this client client.company.com to. The selected
group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected if you
enter the same number again. After you are finished with
the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[X ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d
23.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
24.
Type 3 to the Exit option and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
METHOD 2: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1.
From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install
Software.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Select Unix and Linux.
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Click Next.
4.
Select Manually Select Computers.
Click Next.
5.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the AIX client computer in which you wish to
install.
For example: apple.domain.company.com
The Unix File System iDataAgent software will be installed on this client computer.
Click Next.
6.
Click Next.
7.
Specify UserName and Password of client computer.
Click Next.
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8.
Select Unix File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
9.
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Select Client Group from Available and click Add.
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Select a Storage Policy from the drop-down list. Click Next.
Do not add more than one Client Group.
10.
Click Next.
11.
Select Immediate.
Click Next.
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12.
Click Finish.
13.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer
window.
14.
Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then
click Admin Job History.
15.
Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Click OK.
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16.
You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
z
Items that succeeded during the job
z
Items that failed during the job
z
Details of the job
z
Events of the job
z
Log files of the job
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Configuration - 1-Touch for AIX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
Troubleshooting
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup
Advanced Configuration
Performing Backup for AIX WPAR Client
NIM Master Server Configuration
BASIC CONFIGURATION
ENABLE 1-TOUCH
After you install the File System iDataAgent, follow the steps given below to enable the 1-Touch for the default subclient :
1.
2.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the default subclient and click Properties.
z
Click 1-Touch Recovery tab.
z
Select 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the 1-Touch Server from the list.
z
Enter the path to the 1-Touch server Directory.
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Click OK.
PERFORM A BACKUP
After you enable 1-Touch, perform backups of the default subclient periodically to capture any changes in the client system configuration. Before recovering a
client, ensure that you have run at least one full backup of the default subclient.
1.
2.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
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Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
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Select Full.
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Select Immediate.
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Click OK.
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3.
You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When
the backup job has completed, the Job Controller displays the status as Completed.
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION
PERFORMING BACKUP FOR AIX WPAR CLIENT
For AIX 6.1 clients that have a System Workload Partitioning (WPAR) environment installed on the root volume, the WPAR environment creates a file system.
This file system has a mount option that is set to false by default. Before performing a full backup, set this option to true to enable 1-Touch for AIX backups.
NIM MASTER SERVER CONFIGURATION
Ensure that the 1-Touch Recovery Server is a dedicated AIX machine and it is running the NIM master server environment.
If you are using the the AIX 6.1 NIM server as a 1-Touch server, then for an AIX 5.3 client, ensure that server has the following resources:
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Spot resource with the appropriate ML version
z
LPP resource with the appropriate ML version
Verify that the NIM master server and the CommServe names are resolved correctly using /etc/hosts or bind.
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Recovery- 1-Touch for AIX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
Troubleshooting
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Recovery
Advanced Recovery
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific Date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a Specific Data Path
BASIC RECOVERY
1.
Login to CommCell Console using CommCell credentials.
Do not use domain credentials to login to CommCell. The
single sign on is not supported for 1-Touch feature.
2.
3.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the Default Backup Set and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the backup job for recovering the operating system.
z
Click Next.
4.
Click Next.
5.
z
Review the recovery options.
z
Click Finish.
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ADVANCED RECOVERY
When AIX operating system is not running or if additional manual steps are required on the client, you have to manually perform the network boot for the
client.
1.
2.
3.
4.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the Default Backup Set and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the backup job for recovering the operating system.
z
Click Next.
z
Do not select Automatic Client Reboot.
z
Click Next.
z
Review the recovery options.
z
Click Finish.
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5.
6.
Wait for the 1-Touch recovery job to complete restoring mksysb to the NIM master.
If the client is running operating system you can perform any necessary steps
required on client computer.
If the client doesn’t have the operating system, connect it to the network and switch
power ON.
z
Navigate to the SMS menu
z
Configure network interface if required to use the NIM master server.
z
Boot the client computer using network interface.
z
If Restore Data option is selected, a new restore job will be automatically started.
z
After the client computer reboot and the restore job are complete, verify if the
client is up and services are running.
z
Check connectivity from the CommCell Console.
z
Clean up the NIM master server.
RESTORING DATA BACKED UP BEFORE A SPECIFIC DATE
You can perform a point-in-time restore of the system state. You can recover data from a backup that occurred before the specified date and time.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Restore data from the backup that occurred before this date.
5.
Enter date and time.
6.
Select a Time Zone.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
CHANGING THE PRIORITY OF THE RESTORE JOB
You can increase the priority of a restore job. If you want to perform the 1-Touch recovery on a high priority, follow the steps given below:
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Change Priority.
6.
Enter the priority number between 0 to 999. Lower the number, higher the priority.
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
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STARTING THE RESTORE JOB IN SUSPENDED STATE
If there are multiple jobs running simultaneously on the CommServe, you can hold the restore job on suspended state. Once the CommServe is freed up, you
can resume the restore job from the Job Controller window.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Startup in suspended state
6.
Click Ok.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A COPY PRECEDENCE
By default, 1-Touch recovery will restore the data from the primary copy. But if you want to restore data from a particular storage policy copy, you can specify
the copy precedence.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Copy Precedence.
6.
Click Restore from copy precedence.
7.
Enter the copy precedence number.
8.
Click Ok.
9.
Click Next.
10.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A SPECIFIC DATA PATH
If you want to restore the data from a specific location on a MediaAgent, you can specify the data path as follows:
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1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Data Path.
6.
Select the following to specify the data path:
{
Use MediaAgent
{
Use Library
{
Use Drive Pool
{
Use Drive
{
Use Proxy
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
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System Requirements - 1-Touch
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
OPERATING SYSTEM
The following are the requirements for 1-Touch on HP-UX:
SERVER
HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23)
HP-UX 11i v1 (11.11) with a minimum of OS patch level of December 2008 patch bundle or higher (contact Hewlett Packard to obtain the patch)
CLIENT
HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23)
HP-UX 11i v1 (11.11) with a minimum of OS patch level of December 2008 patch bundle or higher (contact Hewlett Packard to obtain the patch)
HARD DRIVE
The 1-Touch Server requires 2 GB of disk space per client for the 1-Touch client configuration files.
The 1-Touch Client requires 2 GB of disk space per client.
MEMORY
1 GB RAM minimum required; 2 GB RAM recommended.
PROCESSOR
Itanium
PA-RISC
SUPPORTED FILE SYSTEM AND VOLUME MANAGER TYPES
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HPUX Logical Volume Manager for Root and Non-Root volumes (LVM)
z
VERITAS Volume Manager 5.0 or higher for Root and Non Root volumes (VxVM)
z
HFS File system (HFS)
z
VERITAS File System (VxFS)
NOTES
z
The latest Ignite-UX software must be installed on both the 1-Touch server and the client. Ensure that the same version of this software is installed on both
the server and client.
z
Ensure that the same version of NFS PV3 is installed on the 1-Touch server and the client.
z
The 1-Touch Server and the client must have the same processor.
SERVER
z
The 1-Touch Server must be a dedicated HP-UX machine running the Ignite server environment.
CLIENT
z
Ensure that the remsh process is running on the client to enable a network boot from the 1-Touch server. If this process is not running, you must manually
reboot the client and perform the network recovery.
z
This feature is not supported when bootable partitions are on the disk arrays (snapable disk).
DISCLAIMER
Minor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System
Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support
the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software
Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
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Deployment - 1-Touch for HP-UX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
1-Touch Recovery allows you to recover the entire computer system without installing the Operating system or any other software.
INSTALLATION
To perform the 1-Touch Recovery, you must install the following:
z
Download Software Packages
Download the latest software package to perform the install.
1-TOUCH SERVER
Interactive Install - 1-Touch Server Software
z
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
System Requirements for 1-Touch Server and
Client
Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the 1Touch Server Software satisfies the System Requirements.
1-TOUCH CLIENT
Install Unix File System iDataAgent on the computer that satisfies the minimum system
requirements. The computer is referred to as the Client computer in this install procedure.
Overview
Provides comprehensive information about 1-Touch feature
The software can be installed using one of the following methods:
z
Method 1: Interactive Install Unix File System iDataAgent - to install directly on
client computer.
z
Method 2: Install Software from CommCell Console - to install remotely on a
client computer.
1-TOUCH SERVER
INSTALL THE 1-TOUCH SERVER SOFTWARE
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a HP-UX computer that satisfies the
minimum System Requirements.
2.
Run the following command from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
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The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
GUI.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to select 1-Touch Server.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
z
Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
z
All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
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If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
16.
If you indicated Yes in the previous step, you will be prompted for the group name
that must be used to launch processes.
Enter the group name and then press Enter.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
22.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
23.
Type 3 to the Exit option and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
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machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
1-TOUCH CLIENT
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL UNIX FILE SYSTEM IDATAAGENT
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a HP-UX client computer that satisfies the
minimum System Requirements.
2.
Run the following command from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
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Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to install Unix File System iDataAgent.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
z
Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
z
All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
16.
Type the Group name and press Enter.
Press Enter again.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
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use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
22.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
23.
Type 3 to the Exit option and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
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1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
METHOD 2: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1.
From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install
Software.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Select Unix and Linux.
Click Next.
4.
Select Manually Select Computers.
Click Next.
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5.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the HP-UX client computer in which you wish
to install.
For example: apple.domain.company.com
The Unix File System iDataAgent software will be installed on this client computer.
Click Next.
6.
Click Next.
7.
Specify UserName and Password of client computer.
Click Next.
8.
Select Unix File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
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9.
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Select Client Group from Available and click Add.
z
Select a Storage Policy from the drop-down list. Click Next.
Do not add more than one Client Group.
10.
11.
Click Next.
Select Immediate.
Click Next.
12.
Click Finish.
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13.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer
window.
14.
Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then
click Admin Job History.
15.
Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Click OK.
16.
You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
z
Items that succeeded during the job
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z
Items that failed during the job
z
Details of the job
z
Events of the job
z
Log files of the job
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Configuration - 1-Touch for HP-UX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch
Perform a Backup
BASIC SETUP
ENABLE 1-TOUCH
After you install the File System iDataAgent, follow the steps given below to enable the 1-Touch for the default subclient :
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the default subclient and click Properties.
z
Click 1-Touch Recovery tab.
z
Select 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the 1-Touch Server from the list.
z
Enter the path to the 1-Touch server directory.
Enter the location of the ignite server in the 1-Touch Server directory. Typically,
the location of the the ignite server is as follows: /var/opt/ignite/clients/
z
Click Ok.
If you replaced the 1-Touch client’s network card after the 1-Touch backup, be sure to update the 1-Touch server
with the new MAC address before you start the 1-Touch recovery.
PERFORM A BACKUP
After you enable 1-Touch, perform backups of the default subclient periodically to capture any changes in the client system configuration. Before recovering a
client, ensure that you have run at least one full backup of the default subclient.
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
z
Select Full.
z
Select Immediate.
z
Click OK.
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3.
You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When
the backup job has completed, the Job Controller displays the status as Completed.
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Recovery - 1-Touch for HP-UX
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
FAQ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Recovery - Restoring to Client with HP-UX Operating System Running
Advanced Recovery
Rebuilding a Client
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a specific Data Path
BASIC RECOVERY - RESTORING TO A CLIENT WITH HP-UX OPERATING SYSTEM RUNNING
Follow the steps given below when the HP-UX Operating System is running on the client and you can automatically boot the client:
1.
Login to CommCell Console using CommCell credentials.
Do not use domain credentials to login to CommCell. The
single sign on is not supported for 1-Touch feature.
2.
3.
4.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the Default Backup Set and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the backup job for recovering the operating system.
z
Click Next.
Click Next.
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5.
z
Review the recovery options.
z
Click Finish.
ADVANCED RECOVERY
REBUILDING A CLIENT
When HP-UX operating system is not running, you need to rebuild the client. You have to manually perform the network boot for the client.
For network reboot, The 1-Touch server and the 1-Touch client need not be in the same subnet. If the client is in a different subnet, data can still be recovered
over the network by using an Ignite Server with the help of a boot helper (provided by Hewlett-Packard).
1.
2.
3.
4.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the Default Backup Set and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the backup job for recovering the operating system.
z
Click Next.
z
Do not select Automatic Client Reboot.
z
Click Next.
z
Review the recovery options.
z
Click Finish.
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5.
z
Connect the client to network and switch on the power.
z
Perform the LAN boot.
RESTORING DATA BACKED UP BEFORE A SPECIFIC DATE
You can perform a point-in-time restore of the system state. You can recover data from a backup that occurred before the specified date and time.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Restore data from the backup that occurred before this date.
5.
Enter date and time.
6.
Select a Time Zone.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
CHANGING THE PRIORITY OF THE RESTORE JOB
You can increase the priority of a restore job. If you want to perform the 1-Touch recovery on a high priority, follow the steps given below:
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Change Priority.
6.
Enter the priority number between 0 to 999. Lower the number, higher the priority.
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
STARTING THE RESTORE JOB IN SUSPENDED STATE
If there are multiple jobs running simultaneously on the CommServe, you can hold the restore job on suspended state. Once the CommServe is freed up, you
can resume the restore job from the Job Controller window.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
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2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Startup in suspended state
6.
Click Ok.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A COPY PRECEDENCE
By default, 1-Touch recovery will restore the data from the primary copy. But if you want to restore data from a particular storage policy copy, you can specify
the copy precedence.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Copy Precedence.
6.
Click Restore from copy precedence.
7.
Enter the copy precedence number.
8.
Click Ok.
9.
Click Next.
10.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A SPECIFIC DATA PATH
If you want to restore the data from a specific location on a MediaAgent, you can specify the data path as follows:
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Data Path.
6.
Select the following to specify the data path:
{
Use MediaAgent
{
Use Library
{
Use Drive Pool
{
Use Drive
{
Use Proxy
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
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System Requirements - 1-Touch
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
OPERATING SYSTEM
The following are the requirements for 1-Touch on Linux:
CLIENT
ORACLE LINUX
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x(Carthage) with glibc 2.5.x
RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 with glibc 2.12.x*
*client must have a minimum of Service Pack 11 (SP11) installed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x with glibc 2.5.x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 with glibc 2.3.x
SUSE LINUX
SuSE Linux 11.x with glibc 2.9.x
SuSE Linux 10.x with glibc 2.4.x
HARD DRIVE
The 1-Touch Client requires 500 MB of disk space for 1-Touch client configuration files.
MEMORY
2 GB RAM minimum required; 3 GB RAM recommended.
PROCESSOR
Intel Pentium, x64 or compatible processors
PERIPHERALS
A CD-ROM drive or ability to boot from an ISO image file is required to boot the client for recovery.
SUPPORTED FILE SYSTEM AND VOLUME MANAGER TYPES
Supported File system and volume manager types
Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Version 2
Supported Options
Second Extended File System (ext2)
Third Extended File System (ext3)
Block size, blocks per group, revision
Block size, blocks per group, revision
Fourth Extended File System (ext4)
Block size, blocks per group, revision
Reiser File System (reiserfs)
XFS
Block size, hash function, journaling device, uuid
Block size, number of allocation groups, stripe unit, inode size, maximum
percentage of file system space that can be allocated to inodes, log device,
lazy-count, log version, size of blocks in the real-time section
Snapshot volumes will not be recovered as part of the 1-touch recovery. Hence, it is recommended that you mount
and backup the snapshot data.
NOTES
COMMSERVE
z
To enable 1-Touch recovery, the Force per-client certificate authentication on CommServe option has to be turned off on the CommServe at least for
the duration of the recovery. This option can be accessed from the CommServe Control Panel by clicking on Certificate Administration.
CLIENT
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z
iSCSI disks are supported for Virtualize Me; all the backed up iSCSI disks will be re-created as regular SCSI disks on the virtual machine if they are selected
during restores.
z
iSCSI disks are not supported for 1-Touch. These disks need to be manually unselected during interactive restores if any iSCSI disks are backed up.
z
SAN disks are supported for 1-Touch and Virtualize Me. For Virtualize Me, as FC HBA (Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter) virtualization is not supported,
multipath SAN disks will be re-created as regular SCSI disks.
z
1-Touch supports native Linux multipathing. Vendor specific multipath implementations are not supported.
z
Itanium (IA64) processor is not supported.
DISCLAIMER
Minor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System
Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support
the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software
Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
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Deployment - 1-Touch for Linux
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQs
1-Touch Recovery allows you to recover the entire computer system without installing the operating system or any other software.
INSTALLATION
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
1-TOUCH CLIENT
Download Software Packages
Install the Unix File System iDataAgent on the computers that satisfies the minimum system
requirements. The computer is referred to as the Client computer in this install procedure.
System Requirements for 1-Touch Client
The software can be installed using one of the following methods. Ensure you have
the following before performing the install:
z
Software version Service Pack 12.
Download the latest software package to perform the install.
Verify that the computer in which you wish to enable 1Touch feature satisfies the System Requirements.
Overview
Provides comprehensive information about 1-Touch feature
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL
Use this procedure to install directly on client computer.
METHOD 2: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
Use this procedure to install remotely on a client computer.
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a Linux client computer that satisfies the
minimum System Requirements.
2.
Run the following command from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
Please check the interface name below, and make
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connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to select Unix File System iDataAgent.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X". Type d for Done, and press
Enter.
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
z
To select multiple component, enter the number by adding a space.
z
Your screen may look different from the example shown.
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
z
Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
z
All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
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16.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
17.
Type 3 and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
METHOD 1: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1.
From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install
Software.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Select Unix and Linux.
Click Next.
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4.
Select Manually Select Computers.
Click Next.
5.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the linux client computer in which you wish
to install.
For example: apple.domain.company.com
The Unix File System iDataAgent will be installed on this client computer.
Click Next.
6.
Click Next.
7.
Specify UserName and Password of client computer.
Click Next.
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8.
Select Unix File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
9.
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Select Client Group from Available and click Add.
z
Select a Storage Policy from the drop-down list. Click Next.
Do not add more than one Client Group.
10.
Click Next.
11.
Select Immediate.
Click Next.
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12.
Click Finish.
13.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer
window.
14.
Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then
click Admin Job History.
15.
Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Click OK.
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16.
You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
z
Items that succeeded during the job
z
Items that failed during the job
z
Details of the job
z
Events of the job
z
Log files of the job
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Configuration - 1-Touch for Linux
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQs
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch
Perform a Backup
Advanced Configuration
Create a Client Information Checklist
Schedule a Backup
BASIC CONFIGURATION
ENABLE 1-TOUCH
After you install the File System iDataAgent, follow the steps given below to enable the 1-Touch for the default subclient :
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the default subclient and click Properties.
z
Click 1-Touch Recovery tab.
z
Select 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Click OK.
PERFORM A BACKUP
After you enable 1-Touch, perform backups of the default subclient periodically to capture any changes in the client system configuration. Before recovering a
client, ensure that you have run at least one full backup of the default subclient.
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
z
Select Full.
z
Select Immediate.
z
Click OK.
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3.
You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When
the backup job has completed, the Job Controller displays the status as Completed.
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION
CREATE A CLIENT INFORMATION CHECKLIST
If you want to perform the interactive restore, you must create a client information checklist before starting the restore. You can also use client configuration
stored on a CommSeve to create a client information checklist.
Create a checklist that contains the following client information:
REQUIRED
INFORMATION
HOW TO FIND IT
CLIENT INFORMATION
z
Client Name
z
Host Name
z
IP Address
z
Net Mask
z
Gateway Address
DNS Server address
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>.
2.
Right click the <Client> and click Properties.
3.
Select General tab.
4.
Note down the Client Name and Host Name.
Note down IP address, Net Mask and Gateway address of the interface of the client that is used to communicate with the
CommServe.
For Example:
1.
Login to Client computer using the root login and password.
2.
Type ifconfig.
3.
Note down inet addr and Mask for eth0
1.
Login to Client computer using the root login and password.
2.
Type cat /etc/resolv.conf.
3.
Note down the IP address for nameserver.
COMMSERVE AND MEDIAAGENT INFORMATION
CommServe Client Name
1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>.
CommServe Host Name
CommServe IP Address
2.
Right click the <Client> and click Properties.
3.
Select General tab.
4.
Note down the Client Name.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>.
2.
Right click the <Client> and click Properties.
3.
Select General tab.
4.
Note down the CommServe HostName.
1.
Login to CommServe using the administrator login and password.
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CommCell Credentials
Firewall Port Number
2.
Invoke the Command Prompt.
3.
Type ipconfig.
1.
Start CommCell Console on the Client Computer.
2.
Note down the username and password to login the CommServe.
You will need this information only when the firewall is set between the CommServe and the client.
MediaAgent Name
MediaAgent IP Address
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>.
2.
Right click the <Client> and click Properties.
3.
Select Firewall Configuration tab.
4.
Select Summary tab.
5.
Note down the firewall port number.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent | defaultBackupSet.
2.
Note down the storage policy associated with the default subclient.
3.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to the <Storage Policy>
4.
Right-click the Primary copy and select Properties.
5.
Note down the MediaAgent name.
1.
Login to MediaAgent using the administrator login and password.
2.
Invoke the Command Prompt.
3.
Type ipconfig.
CREATE CLIENT INFORMATION CHECKLIST USING THE CLIENT CONFIGURATION
A new Client Configuration is stored on a CommServe when you make any changes in the client system configuration and perform a backup. Use the client
configuration stored on a CommServe to create a client information checklist.
1.
2.
3.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
2.
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point.
z
Select the most recent client configuration.
z
Click Edit Config.
Note down the following information in the client information checklist:
z
CommServe Host Name
z
CommServe Client Name
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4.
6.
Click the DNS tab and note down the following information in the client information
checklist:
z
DNS Suffix
z
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Name Server IP address
Click the Network Config tab and note down the following information in the client
information checklist:
z
Client IP Address
z
Client Gateway
z
Client Netmask
7.
Click Edit and note down the Client Hostname.
8.
Click Cancel to close the dialog box.
SCHEDULE A BACKUP
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1.
2.
3.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
z
Click Schedule to schedule the backup for a specific time.
z
Click Configure to set the schedule for the backup job.
Select the appropriate scheduling options. For example:
z
Click Weekly.
z
Check the days you want the run the backup job.
z
Change the Start Time to 9:00 PM
z
Click OK to close the Schedule Details dialog
z
Click OK to close the Backup Options dialog
The backup job will execute as per the schedule.
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Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQs
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prepare for Recovery
Similar System Restore
Non-Interactive Restore
Interactive Restore
Dissimilar System Restore
Non-Interactive Restore
Interactive Restore
Map Disks Using The GUI Based Mapper
Additional Options
Change the Client Configuration During Non-Interactive Restore
Recover the Client to a Different Firewall Configuration
Change the Client Configuration During Interactive Restore
Use Temporary Client during Recovery
Use a NFS Location for Non-interactive Restore
Create a New Partition
Create a New Mountpoint
Add a New Physical Volume
Add a New Logical Volume
Add a New Swapfile
PREPARE FOR RECOVERY
The DVD4.iso will be available in the Linux Live CD directory of the Simpana Installer package. You can also download the DVD4.iso.
1.
Log on to the Maintenance Advantage web site.
2.
Click the Downloads & Packages tab to download the DVD4.iso.
3.
Use this ISO image to boot the client using one of the following methods:
{
Burn a Live CD and boot the client.
{
Copy the ISO image to a NFS server and setup a PXE Server to perform a network boot.
{
Copy the ISO image on a ESX server and setup the ESX server to boot a virtual machine.
SIMILAR SYSTEM RESTORE
If you are restoring to a computer which has the same hard disk configuration as that of the backed up computer, perform a Similar System Restore using one
of the following methods:
NON INTERACTIVE RESTORE
A recovery point is a point-in-time configuration of the client containing the network configuration, mountpoint details and information about the client itself. A
new client configuration (recovery point) is generated on subsequent backups if the client's hardware has changed, or changes have been made to the network,
storage or mountpoint configuration.
Use the client configuration stored on the CommServe to create a recovery response file needed to perform a non-interactive recovery.
1.
Connect a USB drive to a Linux computer and use the following command to format
the USB drive:
mkfs.vfat -I /dev/<drive_name>
For example: mkfs.vfat -I /dev/sdb
Do not partition the disk. Use the drive as a full disk.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
z
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
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3.
4.
z
Select the most recent client configuration to create a recovery response file.
z
Click Export Config.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
z
Click OK.
5.
Save the recovery response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
6.
Connect the formatted USB drive to the computer where recovery response file is
stored.
7.
Copy the recovery response file to the formatted drive.
8.
Connect the USB drive to the client.
9.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
10.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
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11.
Select OK and press Enter to start the system state and file system restore.
The system state and the file system data backed up during the most recent backup
will be restored.
13.
Press Enter.
14.
Remove the 1-Touch Linux Live CD and reboot the system.
INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Perform the interactive restore when you don't want to use the recovery response file.
1.
Keep the Client Information Checklist ready.
2.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
3.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
4.
Enter the short name or the fully qualified client hostname specified in the client
information checklist.
z
Select the Use temp client during recovery option
if you want to create a new client temporarily during
the restore process. This option is not required for
regular 1-Touch recovery. For more information, refer
to Use Temporary Client during Recovery.
z
If a temporary client is being used during recovery,
the New Client Host Name must be unique on the
CommServe. Otherwise, any other existing client with
the same host name will be renamed and the
associated backed up data will be lost permanently.
Select Next and press Enter.
5.
Enter the IP address, network and name server details of the network specified in the
client information checklist.
Select Next and press Enter.
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6.
Enter the details of the CommServe and MediaAgent specified in the client information
checklist.
Select Next and press Enter.
7.
Select Next and press Enter.
By default the system state and the file system data, backed up during the most
recent backup will be restored. You can select a backup job to restore the system
state data and a backup job to restore the file system data.
8.
Select Next and press Enter.
By default the system mountpoints will be selected for restore. You can select the
mountpoints that you want to recover.
9.
Select Next and press Enter.
10.
Select Yes and press Enter.
11.
Press Enter.
12.
Remove the 1-Touch Linux Live CD and reboot the system.
DISSIMILAR SYSTEM RESTORE
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If you are restoring to a computer which has the different hard disk configuration than that of the backed up computer, perform a Dissimilar System Restore
using one of the following methods:
NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
A recovery point is a point-in-time configuration of the client containing the network configuration, mountpoint details and information about the client itself. A
new client configuration (recovery point) is generated on subsequent backups if the client's hardware has changed, or changes have been made to the network,
storage or mountpoint configuration.
Use the client configuration stored on the CommServe to create a recovery response file needed to perform a non-interactive recovery.
1.
Connect a USB drive to a Linux computer and use the following command to format
the USB drive:
mkfs.vfat -I /dev/<drive_name>
For example: mkfs.vfat -I /dev/sdb
Do not partition the disk. Use the drive as a full disk.
2.
3.
4.
5.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
z
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
z
Select the most recent client configuration to create a recovery response file.
z
Click Export Config.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
z
Click OK.
Save the recovery response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
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6.
Connect the formatted USB drive to the computer where recovery response file is
stored.
7.
Copy the recovery response file to the formatted drive.
8.
Connect the USB drive to the client.
9.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
10.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
11.
Select OK and press Enter to start the system state and file system restore.
The system state and the file system data backed up during the most recent backup
will be restored.
13.
Select Next and press Enter.
You can also use GUI Based Mapper to map disk.
14.
15.
z
Review the Backed up Disks.
z
Review the Current Disks.
z
Select a disk from the Backed up Disks that you want to map with a Current
Disk.
z
Select a disk from the Current Disk.
z
Select Add Map.
z
Map all the required disks.
z
Select Next and press Enter.
Select Next and press Enter.
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16.
Select Yes and press Enter.
17.
Press Enter.
18.
Remove the 1-Touch Linux Live CD and reboot the system.
INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Perform the interactive restore when you don't want to use the recovery response file.
1.
Keep the Client Information Checklist ready.
2.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
3.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
4.
Enter the short name or the fully qualified client hostname specified in the client
information checklist.
z
Select the Use temp client during recovery option
if you want to create a new client temporarily during
the restore process. This option is not required for
regular 1-Touch recovery. For more information, refer
to Use Temporary Client during Recovery.
z
If a temporary client is being used during recovery,
the New Client Host Name must be unique on the
CommServe. Otherwise, any other existing client with
the same host name will be renamed and the
associated backed up data will be lost permanently.
Select Next and press Enter.
5.
Enter the IP address, network and name server details of the network specified in the
client information checklist.
Select Next and press Enter.
6.
Enter the details of the CommServe and MediaAgent specified in the client information
checklist.
Select Next and press Enter.
7.
Select Next and press Enter.
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By default the system state and the file system data, backed up during the most
recent backup will be restored. You can select a backup job to restore the system
state data and a backup job to restore the file system data.
8.
Select Next and press Enter.
By default the system mountpoints will be selected for restore. You can select the
mountpoints that you want to recover.
9.
Select Next and press Enter.
You can also use GUI Based Mapper to map disks.
10.
z
Review the Backed up Disks.
z
Review the Current Disks.
z
Select a disk from the Backed up Disks that you want to map with a Current
Disk.
z
Select a disk from the Current Disk.
z
Select Add Map.
z
Map all the required disks.
z
Select Next and press Enter.
11.
Select Next and press Enter.
12.
Select Yes and press Enter.
13.
Press Enter.
14.
Remove the 1-Touch Linux Live CD and reboot the system.
MAP DISKS USING THE GUI BASED MAPPER
During the Interactive Dissimilar System Restore you can select GUI Based Mapper tool to map disks.
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1.
z
Select GUI Based Mapper.
z
Enter the IP address of a remote system where you can display the Asymmetric
Disk Mapper (ADM) interface. The remote system must have xserver running on
it.
2.
z
Login to the remote system where you are displaying ADM Interface.
3.
z
Right click a disk from the target system.
z
Select Copy Partitions option.
z
Select a disk that you want to map.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the target disk configuration.
z
Click Restore.
z
Close the 1-Touch ADM GUI dialog box.
4.
5.
6.
On the client computer and press Enter.
7.
Remove the 1-Touch Linux Live CD and reboot the system.
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ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
CHANGE THE CLIENT CONFIGURATION DURING NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
During a non-interactive restore, follow the steps given below to change the client configuration:
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
2.
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point.
z
Select a client configuration.
z
Click Edit Config.
z
Enter the CommServe IP address.
z
Enter the hostname and IP address of the MediaAgent that is used to backup the
client.
z
Click Configure Password.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
z
Click OK.
z
Click DNS tab.
5.
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6.
7.
8.
z
Enter name server details and the domain name of the network where client will be
recovered.
z
Click Network Config tab.
z
Select an interface to change the network configuration of the client.
z
Click Edit.
z
Enter the IP address and network details of the network where client will be
recovered.
z
Click OK.
Click OK to save the updated client configuration.
RECOVER THE CLIENT TO A DIFFERENT FIREWALL CONFIGURATION
If you want to change the firewall configuration of the client before recovering it, follow the steps given below:
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
z
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
z
Select the most recent client configuration to create a recovery response file.
z
Click Export Config.
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3.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
z
Click OK.
4.
Save the recovery response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
5.
z
Open the file onetouchresponse.xml using a text editor.
z
Enter the port number in onetouchresponse.xml.
For example: The Firewall Setting in the onetouchresponse.xml will be as follows:
tunnel_ports=8600
z
Save onetouchresponse.xml.
z
Use the updated recovery response file to perform the non-interactive restore.
CHANGE THE CLIENT CONFIGURATION DURING INTERACTIVE RESTORE
During interactive restore, follow the steps given below to change the client configuration:
1.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
2.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
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3.
Enter the short name or the fully qualified client hostname.
You cannot change the client name during the restore.
z
Select the Use temp client during recovery option
if you want to create a new client temporarily during
the restore process.. For more information, refer to
Use Temporary Client during Recovery.
z
If a temporary client is being used during recovery,
the New Client Host Name must be unique on the
CommServe. Otherwise, any other existing client with
the same host name will be renamed and the
associated backed up data will be lost permanently.
Select Next and press Enter.
4.
Enter the IP address, network and name server details of the network where client
will be recovered.
Select Next and press Enter.
5.
Enter the details of the CommServe and MediaAgent that are used to backup the
client.
Select Next and press Enter.
6.
Continue the Similar or Dissimilar System Restore
USE TEMPORARY CLIENT DURING RECOVERY
You can change the client name and the host name temporarily during the restore process. This will be useful if the source computer and the computer being
recovered are different and you do not want to turn off the source client until the restore completes successfully. You can also use this option when the source
machine and the machine being recovered are same, to prevent corruption of the source client if the recovery process fails for any reason.
1.
Boot the computer where you want to recover the client using the ISO image.
2.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
3.
Enter the short name of the client in the Client Name field.
4.
Enter the fully qualified hostname of the client in the Client HostName field.
5.
Select the Use temp client during recovery option.
6.
Enter the client name, which you want to use temporarily during the restore
procedure in the New Client Name field.
7.
Enter fully qualified hostname of the client, which you want to use temporarily during
the restore procedure in the New Client HostName field.
If a temporary client is being used during recovery, the New Client Host Name
must be unique on the CommServe. Otherwise, any other existing client with the
same host name will be renamed and the associated backed up data will be lost
permanently.
8.
Complete the Similar or Dissimilar System Restore procedure.
During the restore, the Linux File System iDataAgent will be installed in the restore only
mode with the new client name and host name. The CommServe and MediaAgent should
be able to connect to the computer being recovered with the new host name. After the
restore completes successfully, the temporary client will be deleted. The original client
name and hostname and network settings, which were backed up will be restored.
You must turn off the source client before rebooting the restored client.
USE A NFS LOCATION FOR NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Instead of using the USB drive, use a NFS location to access the recovery response file during the similar or dissimilar system restore. Follow the steps give
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below to perform the non-interactive restore when the recovery response file is stored in a NFS location:
1.
Boot the client using the ISO image.
1.
Type Default and press Enter to start the default recovery.
2.
Select Select Location to specify the NFS location of the response file.
3.
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Select Use NFS Path.
z
Enter the NFS Server Name or IP address.
z
Enter the response file path on the NFS server.
z
Enter the IP Address of the client.
z
Enter Net Mask of the client.
z
Enter the Gateway of the client.
z
Enter the DNS Suffix for the client.
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Select Next and press Enter.
4.
The system state and the file system data backed up during the most recent backup
is restored.
5.
Follow the steps described in the Similar System Restore or Dissimilar System Restore
depending upon the hard disk configuration of the client.
CREATE NEW PARTITIONS
Use the ADM Interface to create new partitions
1.
z
Right-click a disk on the target system.
z
Select Create Partitions.
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2.
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Select the Partition Type.
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Select the Filesystem.
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Enter the Partition Size.
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Click Bootable to create a boot partition.
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Click OK.
z
Continue the disk mapping process.
CREATE NEW MOUNT POINTS
Use the ADM Interface to create new mountpoints
1.
2.
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Right-click in the empty space in the right pane.
z
Select Create Mountpoint.
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Select the Partition.
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Enter the mount path.
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Click Add to fstab to include the mountpoint in the fstab file.
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Click OK.
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Continue the disk mapping process.
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ADD A NEW PHYSICAL VOLUME
Use the ADM Interface to add a new volume.
1.
2.
3.
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Right click in the empty space in the right pane.
z
Select Create Volumegroup.
z
Right-click an existing volume group.
z
Select the Add physical volume.
z
Select the partition to associate with the volume.
z
Click OK.
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Continue the disk mapping process.
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ADD A NEW LOGICAL VOLUME
Make sure that you have created at least one physical volume before adding a logical volume.
1.
2.
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Right-click an existing volume group.
z
Select the Add logical volume.
z
Enter the name and size of the new logical volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Continue the disk mapping process.
ADD A NEW SWAPFILE
1.
2.
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Right-click in the empty space in the right pane.
z
Select the Create Swapfile.
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Enter the path and size of the swapfile.
z
Click OK.
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Continue the disk mapping process.
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Troubleshooting - 1-Touch for Linux
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQs
The following section provides information on some of the troubleshooting scenarios related to 1-Touch Recovery:
PROBLEM/ERROR
SOLUTION
The silent install fails during the recovery
process.
Open another virtual terminal and check the silent install log file. The log file is available at the following
location:
/tmp/.gxsetup/silent_install.*****
Here ***** is the cvpkgadd process ID.
Identify and correct the problem. Restart the recovery process using the /init command.
Unable to retrieve the job details
<corresponding job ID:XX>
This error message appears during the 1-Touch Recover if the file system restore job on the CommServe is
killed or failed. Use the /init command to restart the file system restore job.
Error 17: Cannot mount selected
Partition.
The system fails to boot because the boot disk is changed before restore. Perform the following steps to boot
the client:
1.
1-Touch recovery failed because of
mismatch between the configurations of
backed up and restored systems.
If the boot disk has changed, make sure it is selected as a bootable disk in the BIOS settings.
2.
Edit the grub menu during boot. Change the root (hd#) entry to use the proper root disk.
3.
Continue to boot.
4.
Once the system is up, user can run the grub-install to make the fix permanent.
This error occurs when the vendor information for a drive is not available. Typically the vendor information is
not available for a flash drive or pen drive. To resolve this issue, make sure that no flash drives or pen drives
are connected to the client computer before starting the 1-Touch recovery.
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Frequently Asked Questions - 1-Touch Linux
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQs
DO I NEED TO SETUP 1-TOUCH SERVER TO PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY?
No. You don't need 1-Touch Server to perform the 1-Touch Recovery. You need to install File System iDataAgent on the client computer and then enable 1Touch feature. For more information, refer to Enable 1-Touch.
You must perform atleast one full backup before performing the 1-Touch recovery of the client computer. It is recommended to perform the backup of default
subclient periodically. This will capture any changes in the client configuration. For more information, refer to Perform A Backup.
DO I NEED A NEW BOOTCD FOR EACH CLIENT I PLAN TO RECOVER?
No. Use the 1-Touch Linux Live CD provided as DVD4 or You can also download the 1-Touch ISO image with the latest updates and use it for each of your
clients. For more information, see Prepare for Recovery.
ARE ANY OPERATING SYSTEM UTILITIES SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED DURING 1-TOUCH RECOVERY?
No. In general, all the below listed operating system utilities are distributed along with standard operating system distributions.
OPERATING SYSTEM UTILITIES
arch
e2image
last
mv
swapon
awk
basename
echo
egrep
ldd
ln
netstat
openvt
sync
tail
bash
eject
locale
passwd
tar
cat
chgrp
env
expr
ls
lsmod
pidof
ping
tee
test
chmod
false
lspci
ping6
time
chown
fdisk
lvcreate
ps
top
chroot
fgrep
lvdisplay
pvcreate
touch
chvt
cksum
file
find
lvm
lvmdiskscan
pvdisplay
pvs
tr
true
clear
fsck
lvscan
pvscan
tset
cp
fsck.ext2
mkdir
pvs
tty
cpio
cut
fsck.ext3
fuser
mke2fs
mkfifo
pvscan
pwd
umount
uname
date
gawk
mkfs
reboot
uptime
dd
ddate
getopt
grep
mkfs.ext2
mkfs.ext3
rm
rmdir
usleep
vgcfgbackup
depmod
df
gunzip
gzip
mkinitrd
mkswap
rmmod
route
vgcfgrestore
vgchange
diff
head
modinfo
sdiff
vgcreate
dir
host
modprobe
sed
vgdisplay
dirname
hostname
mknod
sleep
vi
dmesg
du
ifconfig
insmod
mktemp
more
stty
su
whereis
which
e2fsck
kill
mount
swapoff
zcat
HOW TO SETUP A PXE SERVER FOR NETWORK BOOT?
1.
Ensure that the machine where you are setting up Network boot or PXE boot is running nfs server, tftp server and dhcp server in the same subnet as the
client. Preferably, use a Linux host to setup the pxe boot.
2.
Copy or mount the Linux 1-Touch Live CD ISO to the Linux host and set up nfs server to export this mount point.
3.
Copy the kernel and initrd to the host tftp server directory. The default location is /tftpboot.
4.
Configure dhcp server options such that the restoring client will obtain a dynamic IP address and the PXE boot configuration files will be passed to the
client.
For example: Create a dhcp configuration file(/etc/dhcpd.conf) as follows:
authoritative;
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ddns-update-style none;
allow bootp;
allow booting;
subnet 172.16.64.0 netmask 255.255.252.0
{
option routers 172.16.64.1;
option subnet-mask 255.255.252.0;
option domain-name-servers 172.19.59.6;
option domain-name-servers 172.19.59.7;
option ip-forwarding off;
default-lease-time 21600;
max-lease-time 43200;
host garuda5 {
hardware ethernet 00:0c:29:c8:bf:11;
fixed-address 172.16.65.165;
next-server 172.16.66.167;
filename "linux-install/pxelinux.0";
}
}
The hostname of the client that needs to be assigned the IP address is garuda5
MAC address of the client that needs to be assigned IP is 00:0c:29:c8:bf:11
IP that will be assigned to the client being booted through dhcp is 172.16.65.165
IP address of the tftp server is 172.16.65.167
The location on the tftp server where pxelinux.0 boot loader is located: linux-install/pxelinux.0
A prefix of /tftpboot will automatically be added to the filename provided in the /etc/dhcpd.conf file. So the actual location on the tftp server where
pxelinux.0 is located is "/tftpboot/linux-install/pxelinux.0".
5.
Create a configuration file to setup a TFTP server at the following location: /tftpboot/linux-install/pxelinux.cfg.
The file should have a name like 01-00-0c-29-c8-bf-11 (MAC address of the client that is being booted through TFTP) or AC1041A5 (IP address that is
being assigned to client in the hex notation.) The configuration file contents can be as below:
default onetouch
label onetouch
kernel onetouch/vmlinuz
append initrd=onetouch/initrd.img crashkernel=32M@0 ramdisk_blocksize=1024 ramdisk_size=1024M root=/dev/ram rw
method=nfs:172.16.65.167:/mnt/netboot ip=dhcp
The kernel and initrd locations are relative to the location mentioned in dhcpd.conf file. For example: When you create the dhcpd.conf file as mentioned
above, the kernel and initrd will be located /tftpboot/linux-install/onetouch.
6.
Edit the /etc/xinetd.d/tftp configuration file as follows to enable the tftp services.
disable=no
7.
Restart the xinetd service. This can also be done by running chkconfig tftp on.
The kernel and initrd will be extracted from the 1Touch boot cd. The network boot will access the contents of boot cd through NFS.
For example: If you have created the above configuration file @ /tftpboot/linux-install/pxelinux.cfg/01-00-0c-29-c8-bf-11, the NFS location that
will be used for network boot is 172.16.65.167:/mnt/netboot.
8.
Use the following commands for creating the network boot setup.
Copy the bootcd.iso to the TFTP server.
mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
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mount -t iso9660 bootcd.iso /mnt/cdrom -o loop
cp -f /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/initrd.img /tftpboot/linux-install/onetouch
cp -f /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29-0.1-default /tftpboot/linux-install/onetouch/vmlinuz
The above commands will create the kernel and initrd required for Network boot.
9.
Create the NFS mount point from where the CD contents can be accessed.
cp -rf /mnt/cdrom/* /mnt/netboot
Here /mnt/netboot is a NFS mount point which can be accessed by the restored system through NFS.
10.
After creating the above setup, reboot the client being restored and choose to boot through network in BIOS.
HOW TO SETUP AN ESX SERVER TO BOOT A VIRTUAL MACHINE?
1.
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Log on to ESX Server.
z
Download the ISO Image on ESX Server.
z
Start the ESX Server Client.
2.
Click CD/DVD Drive 1 | Connect to ISO Image on Local Disk.
3.
Click Edit virtual machine settings.
4.
z
Click Options.
z
Click Boot Options.
z
Click The next time virtual machine boots, force entry into BIOS setup
screen.
5.
Power Off the virtual machine.
Power On the virtual machine.
Select CD-ROM Drive from the Boot menu.
1-TOUCH LINUX DVD4 IS UNABLE TO FIND/LOAD A HARDWARE DRIVER?
During 1-Touch Recovery, a driver missing error shows up when the 1-Touch DVD4 cannot locate and load some specific hardware driver/s. In such cases,
1.
Determine the phase when driver load failed.
1-Touch Recovery and VirtualizeME processes are carried out in two phases.
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{
When the machine being recovered is booted using DVD4, the client boots up using a customized kernel (re) distributed by CommVault. Once booted,
any driver missing error message showing up before YaST GUI is launched falls under the first phase.
{
After the system state restore, kexec operation is invoked to boot up the backed up machine’s kernel. Any driver missing error message that you see
after the reboot falls under the second phase.
2.
Compile the driver for the specific kernel version.
It is recommended to report any driver missing error messages via Technical Support. If it is critical to proceed without delay, the specific drivers may be
compiled for the following kernel version:
2.6.27.29-0.1-default
The kernel module is compiled for x86 (32-bit).
Missing storage driver error messages during the first phase may be ignored as only the networking and keyboard/display drivers are required in this
phase.
3.
Copy and load the drivers.
Copy the required drivers to a USB removable disk, partitioned such that the first partition is a vfat/ext2/ext3 file system.
{
Insert the USB disk and look up for the device name using the dmesg command.
{
Check if the device exists in /dev
z
For example, to check for the device named sdb:
# ls -l /dev/sdb*
- lists device names like sdb, sdb1 etc.,
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If the device is not listed, use the following steps:
# mknod /dev/sdb b 8 16
- the minor number should be as per the device naming convention followed in Linux
# mknod /dev/sdb1 b 8 17
# mkdir /mnt
# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
{
Copy and load the driver:
# cp /mnt/<driver>.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/<path>
# modprobe -f <driver>
Ensure that you use the modprobe -f option to load the custom built drivers.
HOW CAN I RESTART THE RECOVERY YAST UI AFTER LOADING CUSTOM DRIVERS OR IF THE RECOVERY PROCESS
FALLS BACK TO A SHELL?
1.
For VirtualizeME, the UI should not be restarted manually. Kill the VirtualizeME job to make sure the VM is deleted and resubmit the job after making
appropriate changes.
2.
For interactive 1-Touch recovery, if the UI fails to load due to some missing drivers or if it falls back to shell, report to the Technical Support with
appropriate logs. If you are able to resolve the error manually by loading custom drivers or by making any necessary corrections, use the following steps
to restart the YaST UI:
{
Make sure the YaST UI is stopped:
# killall y2base
{
Go to the first virtual terminal by hitting Alt+F1.
{
Navigate to the root directory, and type the command
# cd /
z
If the error occurred in the first phase.
# /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base /1touch.ycp ncurses
z
If the error occurred in the second phase.
# chroot /chroot /launchyast.sh
A SYSTEM MOUNT POINT RESIDING ON A VOLUME GROUP IS NOT RECOVERED. WHAT DO I DO?
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1.
To avoid this problem, select the option to recover only the system mount points. For more information, see Interactive Restore.
2.
If you cannot fix the problem, create a new volume group using the ADM Interface.
3.
Add a physical volume to the volume group using the ADM Interface. See Add New Physical Volumes.
4.
Create logical volume on the volume group. See Add New Logic Volumes.
5.
Create the system mount point that you want to recover.
A SYSTEM MOUNT POINT RESIDING ON A MPATH DEVICE IS NOT RECOVERED. WHAT DO I DO?
1.
To avoid this problem, select the option to recover only the system mount points. For more information, see Interactive Restore.
2.
After the client is recovered, a list of all the available external disk and devices is displayed.
3.
Create the the system mount point that you want to recover on the external drive.
Otherwise, you can create the lost system mount point on a logical volume or a partition in the recovered disk.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY REMOTELY?
Yes. . Follow the steps given below to perform the remore recovery:
1.
Connect the client using a serial cable..
2.
Open hyperterminal or putty in full screen mode.
3.
Set baud rate to 115200n8
4.
Select ‘serial’ at the boot prompt .
5.
Follow the steps for the Symmetric or Asymmetric Disk Restore. The entire recovery process can be performed over the serial console.
MY RECOVERY FAILED, WHAT DO I DO?
Depending on the error message that was prompted, you may try to fix the problem as follows:
1.
Select ALT + F(n) to open another terminal if needed
2.
Run /init to restart the recovery process. It will restart from the point of failure
3.
If you cannot fix the problem, gather the following data and escalate.
4.
{
Entire contents of /tmp (For Example: tar zcvf tmp.tgz /tmp)
{
Entire contents of /system_state
{
Entire contents of /python_dir
Configure NFS share or any other means to transfer the data.
I ENTERED IP OF THE MACHINE WHERE I WANT TO EXPORT THE ADM GUI, BUT IT DOESN’T WORK
1.
Check if you can ping to the machine using another terminal. Select ALT + F(n) to open another terminal if needed
2.
Check if the machine has an X server running with no authentication. For example: Xming
3.
IF this has not solved the problem, keep all the required data ready and escalate the issue.
4.
Configure NFS share or any other method to transfer the data.
MY DISKS ARE PARTITIONED AND FORMATTED - BUT NOW THE RECOVERY PROCESS HAS STOPPED WITH AN
ERROR. WHAT DO I DO?
1.
Check for any error such as bad disks, bad FC port, etc.
2.
If this does not solve the problem, keep all the required data ready and escalate the issue.
3.
Configure NFS share or any other method to transfer the data.
4.
Set up the same recovery over serial console and set up a webex.
MY FS DATA HAS RECOVERED – BUT NOW THE RECOVERY PROCESS HAS STOPPED WITH AN ERROR CONCERNING
THE BOOTLOADER. WHAT DO I DO?
1.
Check for errors in cvrestore.log and /tmp/grub.log
2.
If this does not solve the problem, keep all the required data ready and escalate the issue.
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3.
Configure NFS share or any other method to transfer the data.
4.
Use the bootcd hidden menu option ‘rescue’ to boot up and tweak the bootloader if required.
5.
Set up the same recovery over serial console and set up a webex.
CAN I CHANGE THE CLIENT NAME AND CLIENT HOST NAME DURING 1-TOUCH RECOVERY?
You can change the client host name during the 1-Touch recovery. For more information, see Change the Client Configuration during Interactive Restore or
Change the Client Configuration during Non-Interactive Restore.
You can not change the client name during the 1-Touch recovery.
CAN I CHANGE THE IP ADDRESS, NET MASK AND DEFAULT GATEWAY OF THE CLIENT DURING 1-TOUCH
RECOVERY?
Yes. For more information, see Change the Client Configuration during Interactive Restore or Change the Client Configuration during Non-Interactive Restore.
CAN I CHANGE THE DNS SEARCH SUFFIX AND NAME SERVER IP ADDRESS OF THE CLIENT DURING 1-TOUCH
RECOVERY?
Yes. For more information, see Change the Client Configuration during Interactive Restore or Change the Client Configuration during Non-Interactive Restore.
DOES 1-TOUCH SUPPORT MACHINES CONFIGURED WITH SOFTWARE RAID?
No. Software RAID is currently not supported.
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System Requirements - 1-Touch
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
OPERATING SYSTEM
The following are the requirements for 1-Touch on Solaris:
SERVER
Solaris 9 64-bit
Solaris 9 4/04 64-bit
Solaris 9 4/04 32-bit
Solaris 9 32-bit
Solaris 8 [Extended Support]
Solaris 10.x 64-bit
CLIENT
Solaris 9 64-bit
Solaris 9 4/04 64-bit
Solaris 9 4/04 32-bit
Solaris 9 32-bit
Solaris 8 [Extended Support]
Solaris 10.x 64-bit
The x64 processor is supported for Solaris 10.x 64-bit operating system. All other operating systems support Sun Sparc5 or higher recommended processors.
HARD DRIVE
The 1-Touch Server and client requires 500 MB of disk space.
MEMORY
1 GB RAM minimum required; 2 GB RAM recommended.
PROCESSOR
Sparc5 or higher recommended
x64
SUPPORTED FILE SYSTEMS AND VOLUME MANAGER TYPES
z
VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher (unencapsulated root volume only)
z
Solaris Volume Manager (svm)
z
UNIX File System (UFS)
z
VERITAS File System (VxFS)
z
Zettabyte File System (ZFS)
NOTES
SERVER
z
The 1-Touch Server must be a dedicated Solaris machine running the Jump Start server environment.
z
For 1-Touch Server, use any Solaris system that is configured as a JumpStart server and has the required networking services, which include RARP, bootp,
and tftp. Configure the 1-Touch server using the Solaris Advanced Installation Guide (see, http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/802-5740). It is
recommended that you set the primary mirror as the boot device for restores to succeed.
z
The Solaris JumpStart server version (including updates) should be greater than or equal to the version of the Solaris client whose data is targeted for
recovery. A Solaris JumpStart server can recover data from a Solaris client whose version is equal to or less than the server version. For example, a Solaris
10 JumpStart server can recover data from Solaris 10 client, Solaris 9 client, etc. Similarly, a Solaris 9 JumpStart server cannot recover data from Solaris
10 client, but it can recover data from Solaris 9 client, Solaris 8 client, etc.
z
If Solaris 10 Update 6 or above jumpstart server is used as 1-touch server, please make sure that it has /boot/solaris/bin/root_archive. It is required
for unpacking and repacking Solaris miniroot in jumpstart server.
z
Ensure that the permissions setting for an NFS share on the JumpStart server is "ro" (read-only)
z
Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 boot image versions are supported.
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CLIENT
z
This feature is not supported when bootable partitions are on the disk arrays (snapable disk).
z
iSCSI root is supported for 1-Touch.
z
Solaris local zones are not supported for 1-Touch backups.
z
Link aggregation is not supported for 1-Touch backups.
z
I/O Multipathing(MPxIO) is not supported for root file system recovery.
DISCLAIMER
Minor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System
Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support
the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software
Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
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Deployment - 1-Touch for Solaris
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
1-Touch Recovery allows you to recover the entire computer system without installing the Operating system or any other software.
INSTALLATION
To perform 1-Touch Recovery you must first install the following:
z
1-TOUCH SERVER
Install 1-Touch Server software on the computer that satisfies the minimum system
requirements.
Install the 1-Touch Server Software
z
1-TOUCH CLIENT
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Download Software Packages
Download the latest software package to perform the install.
System Requirements for 1-Touch Server and
Client
Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the 1Touch Server Software satisfies the System Requirements.
Overview
Provides comprehensive information about 1-Touch feature
Install Unix File System iDataAgent on the computer that satisfies the minimum system
requirements. The computer is referred to as the Client computer in this install procedure.
The software can be installed using one of the following methods:
z
Method 1: Interactive Install Unix File System iDataAgent - to install directly on
client computer.
z
Method 2: Install Software from CommCell Console - to install remotely on a
client computer.
1-TOUCH SERVER
INSTALL THE 1-TOUCH SERVER SOFTWARE
1.
Place the Software Installation Disc on a Solaris computer that satisfies the
minimum System Requirements.
2.
Run the following command from the Software Installation Disc:
./cvpkgadd
3.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
4.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
5.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
6.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
7.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
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installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
8.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
9.
Type the appropriate number to select 1-Touch Server.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
10.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
11.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
12.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
13.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
14.
Press Enter to accept the default location.
z
Enter a path to modify the default location and press Enter.
z
All the modules installed on the computer will store the log files in this
directory.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
15.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
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We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
16.
Type the Group name and press Enter.
Press Enter again.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
22.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
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Storage Policy: [1]
23.
24.
If you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 8, type Yes, press Enter and go to step 27.
Simpana JumpStart
If you do not want this support, accept the No default, press Enter and go to the
next step.
Do you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 8? [no]
If you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 9, type Yes, press Enter and go to step 27.
Do you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 9? [no]
If you do not want this support, accept the No default, press Enter and go to the
next step.
25.
If you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 10 (Sparc) Update 5 and below, type Yes,
press Enter and go to step 27.
Do you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 10 Update 5 and
below? [no]
If you do not want this support, accept the No default, press Enter and go to the
next step.
26.
For Solaris 10 64-bit or Solaris 10 (Sparc) Update 6 and above, type Yes and press
Enter for 1-Touch support.
Do you want 1-Touch support for Solaris 10 Update 6 and
above? [no]
27.
If you entered Yes in the above step, this screen will be displayed.
Please specify the absolute path to the Jumpstart 'Boot'
directory.
Type the path to the JumpStart boot directory and press Enter.
If Jumpstart files are not yet installed, quit this install and install JumpStart first.
If another question requesting 1-Touch support is displayed, go to the
previous step; if not, go to the next step.
28.
Type 3 to the Exit option and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
If JumpStart files are not yet installed on this system,
please quit the installation of this package and install
the JumpStart package before proceeding.
JumpStart Dir:
/export/home/sol10u6/Solairs_10/Tools/Boot/release = 6
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
1-TOUCH CLIENT
METHOD 1: INTERACTIVE INSTALL UNIX FILE SYSTEM IDATAAGENT
1.
Locate the Software Installation Disc and then enter cvpkgadd.
2.
The product banner and other information is displayed.
Press Enter.
3.
Read the license agreement. Type y and press Enter.
4.
Press Enter.
Please select a setup task you want to perform from the
list below:
Advance options provide extra setup features such as
creating custom package, recording/replaying user
selections and installing External Data Connector
software.
1) Install data protection agents on this computer
2) Advance options
3) Exit this menu
Your choice: [1]
5.
Press Enter.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
You now have a choice of performing a regular Simpana
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install on the physical host or installing Simpana on a
virtual machine for operation within a cluster.
Most users should select "Install on a physical machine"
here.
1) Install on a physical machine
2) Install on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [1]
6.
If you have only one network interface, press Enter to accept the default network
interface name and continue.
We found one network interface available on your machine.
We will associate it with the physical machine being
installed, and it will also be used by the CommServe to
If you have multiple network interfaces, enter the interface name that you wish to use connect to the physical machine. Note that you will be
able to additionally customize Datapipe Interface Pairs
as default, and then press Enter.
used for the backup data traffic later in the Simpana Java
GUI.
The interface names and IP addresses depend on the computer in which
the software is installed and may be different from the example shown.
Please check the interface name below, and make
connections if necessary:
Physical Machine Host Name: [angel.company.com]
7.
Press Enter.
Please specify the client name for this machine.
It does not have to be the network host name: you can
enter any word here without spaces. The only requirement
is that it must be unique on the CommServe.
Physical Machine Client name: [angel]
8.
Type the number associated with the Unix File System iDataAgent and press
Enter. A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
Install Simpana on physical machine angel
Please select the Simpana module(s) that you would like to
install.
[ ] 1) MediaAgent [1301] [CVGxMA]
[ ] 2) UNIX File System iDataAgent [1101] [CVGxIDA]
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here:2
9.
Press Enter.
Do you want to use the agents for restore only without
consuming licenses? [no]
10.
Type the appropriate number to install the latest software scripts and press Enter.
Installation Scripts Pack provides extra functions and
latest support and fix performed during setup time. Please
specify how you want to get this pack.
z
Select Download from the software provider website to download
the latest software scripts. Make sure you have internet access.
z
Select Use the one in the installation media to install the software
scripts from the package or share from which the installation is
currently being performed.
z
Select Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path, to
specify the path if you have the software script in an alternate
location.
If you choose to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
1) Download from the software provider website.
2) Use the one in the installation media
3) Use the copy I already have by entering its unix path
Your choice: [1] 2
11.
Press Enter.
Keep Your Install Up to Date - Latest Service Pack
Latest Service Pack provides extra functions and latest
support and fix for the packages you are going to install.
You can download the latest service pack from software
provider website.
If you decide to download it from the website now, please
make sure you have internet connectivity at this time.
This process may take some time depending on the internet
connectivity.
Do you want to download the latest service pack now? [no]
12.
Press Enter to accept the default path.
z
If you want to specify a different path, type the path and then press Enter.
z
If you want to install the software binaries to an NFS shared drive, specify the
directory on which you have mounted the NFS file system and then press Enter.
In order to make sure that the client computer has read/write access to NFS
shared drive, review the steps described in Installing Software Binaries to an NFS
Shared Drive.
Please specify where you want us to install Simpana
binaries.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
176MB of free space available. All files will be installed
in a "simpana" subdirectory, so if you enter "/opt", the
files will actually be placed into "/opt/simpana".
Installation Directory: [/opt]
Do not use the following characters when specifying the path:
!@#$%^&*():/?\
13.
Press Enter.
Please specify where you want to keep Simpana log files.
It must be a local directory and there should be at least
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100MB of free space available. All log files will be
created in a "simpana/Log_Files" subdirectory, so if you
enter "/var/log", the logs will actually be placed into
"/var/log/simpana/Log_Files".
Log Directory: [/var/log]
14.
Press Enter.
Most of Software processes run with root privileges, but
some are launched by databases and inherit database access
rights. To make sure that registry and log files can be
written to by both kinds of processes we can either make
such files world-writeable or we can grant write access
only to processes belonging to a particular group, e.g. a
"simpana" or a "dba" group.
We highly recommend now that you create a new user group
and enter its name in the next setup screen. If you choose
not to assign a dedicated group to Software processes, you
will need to specify the access permissions later.
If you're planning to backup Oracle DB you should use
"dba" group.
Would you like to assign a specific group to Software?
[yes]
15.
Type the Group name and press Enter.
Press Enter again.
Please enter the name of the group which will be assigned
to all Software files and on behalf of which all Software
processes will run.
In most of the cases it's a good idea to create a
dedicated "simpana" group. However, if you're planning to
use Oracle iDataAgent or SAP Agent, you should enter
Oracle's "dba" group here.
Group name: sky1
REMINDER
If you are planning to install Simpana Informix, DB2,
PostgreSQL, Sybase or Lotus Notes iDataAgent, please make
sure to include Informix, DB2, etc. users into group
"sky1".
Press <ENTER> to continue ...
16.
Press Enter to accept the default number of streams and continue, or
Enter the appropriate number of streams, and then press Enter.
The number of streams specified ensures that concurrent backup/restore
streams would have sufficient system resources. For more information on
the subject, see Configuring Kernel Parameters for Solaris.
17.
Type a network TCP port number for the Communications Service (CVD) and press
Enter.
Type a network TCP port number for the Client Event Manager Service (EvMgrC) and
press Enter.
Please enter the total number of streams that you plan to
run at the same time. We need to make sure that you have
enough semaphores and shared memory segments configured
in /etc/system.
Number of streams: [10]
Every instance of Simpana should use a unique set of
network ports to avoid interfering with other instances
running on the same machine.
The port numbers selected must be from the reserved port
number range and have not been registered by another
application on this machine.
Please enter the port numbers.
Port Number for CVD : [8400]
Port Number for EvMgrC: [8402]
18.
If you do not wish to configure the firewall services, press Enter.
Is there a firewall between this client and the CommServe?
[no]
If this computer is separated from the CommServe by firewall(s), type
Yes and then press Enter.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall
Configuration and continue with the installation.
19.
Type the fully qualified CommServe host name and press Enter.
Ensure that the CommServe is accessible before typing the name;
otherwise the installation will fail.
20.
Press Enter.
Please specify hostname of the CommServe below. Make sure
the hostname is fully qualified, resolvable by the name
services configured on this machine.
CommServe Host Name: mycommserve.company.com
Commcell Level Global Filters are set through Simpana
GUI's Control Panel in order to filter out certain
directories or files from backup Commcell-widely. If you
turn on the Global filters, they will be effective to the
default subclient. There are three options you can choose
to set the filters.
1) Use Cell level policy
2) Always use Global filters
3) Do not use Global filters
Please select how to set the Global Filters for the
default subclient? [1]
21.
Type the appropriate number to select the Client Group and press Enter.
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
mycommserve.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that
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This screen will be displayed only if Client Groups are configured for the
CommCell
you want to add this client angel.company.com to. The
selected group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected
if you enter the same number again. After you are finished
with the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[ ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: 2
22.
A confirmation screen will mark your choice with an "X".
Type d for Done, and press Enter.
Client Group(s) is currently configured on CommServe
cs.company.com. Please choose the group(s) that you want
to add this client client.company.com to. The selected
group(s) will be marked (X) and can be deselected if you
enter the same number again. After you are finished with
the selection, select "Done with the Selection".
[ ] 1) Unix
[X ] 2) DR
[a=all n=none r=reverse q=quit d=done >=next <=previous ?
=help]s
Enter number(s)/one of "a,n,r,q,d,>,<,?" here: d
23.
Enter the number associated with the storage policy you want use and press Enter.
Please select one storage policy for this IDA from the
list below:
1) SP_StandAloneLibrary2_2
2) SP_Library3_3
3) SP_MagLibrary4_4
Storage Policy: [1]
24.
Type 3 to the Exit option and press Enter.
The installation is now complete.
Certain Simpana packages can be associated with a virtual
IP, or in other words, installed on a "virtual machine"
belonging to some cluster. At any given time the virtual
machine's services and IP address are active on only one
of the cluster's servers. The virtual machine can "failover" from one server to another, which includes stopping
services and deactivating IP address on the first server
and activating the IP address/services on the other
server.
Currently you have Simpana installed on physical node
angel.company.com.
Now you have a choice of either adding another package to
the existing installation or configure Simpana on a
virtual machine for use in a cluster.
1) Add another package to angel.company.com
2) Install Simpana on a virtual machine
3) Exit
Your choice: [3]
METHOD 1: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1.
From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install
Software.
2.
Click Next.
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3.
Select Unix and Linux.
Click Next.
4.
Select Manually Select Computers.
Click Next.
5.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the Linux client computer in which you wish
to install.
For example: apple.domain.company.com
The Unix File System iDataAgent will be installed on this client computer.
Click Next.
6.
Click Next.
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7.
Specify UserName and Password of client computer.
Click Next.
8.
Select Unix File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
9.
z
Select Client Group from Available and click Add.
Do not add more than one Client Group.
z
10.
Select a Storage Policy from the drop-down list. Click Next.
Click Next.
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11.
Select Immediate.
Click Next.
12.
Click Finish.
13.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer
window.
14.
Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then
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click Admin Job History.
15.
Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Click OK.
16.
You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
z
Items that succeeded during the job
z
Items that failed during the job
z
Details of the job
z
Events of the job
z
Log files of the job
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Configuration - 1-Touch for Solaris
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch
Perform a Backup
BASIC CONFIGURATION
ENABLE 1-TOUCH
After you install the File System iDataAgent, follow the steps given below to enable the 1-Touch for the default subclient :
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the default subclient and click Properties.
z
Click 1-Touch Recovery tab.
z
Select 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the 1-Touch Server from the list.
z
Enter the path to the 1-Touch server Directory.
z
Click OK.
If the 1-Touch client host ID (MAC address) has changed since the most recent 1-Touch backup, be sure to update
the client's Ethernet address within the /etc/ethers file on the 1-Touch server. Otherwise, you will not be able to
boot the 1-Touch client.
PERFORM A BACKUP
After you enable 1-Touch, perform backups of the default subclient periodically to capture any changes in the client system configuration. Before recovering a
client, ensure that you have run at least one full backup of the default subclient.
1.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
z
Select Full.
z
Select Immediate.
z
Click OK.
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3.
You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When
the backup job has completed, the Job Controller displays the status as Completed.
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Recovery - 1-Touch for Solaris
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Recovery
Advanced Recovery
Global File System Recovery
Restoring Data Backed Up Before a Specific Date
Changing the Priority of the Restore Job
Starting the Restore Job in Suspended State
Restoring From a Copy Precedence
Restoring From a specific Data Path
BASIC RECOVERY
1.
Login to CommCell Console using CommCell credentials.
Do not use domain credentials to login to CommCell. The
single sign on is not supported for 1-Touch feature.
2.
3.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
z
Right-click the Default Backup Set and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
z
Select the backup job for recovering the operating system.
z
Click Next.
4.
Click Next.
5.
z
Review the recovery options.
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5.
z
Click Finish.
z
Connect the client to network and switch on the power.
z
At the boot prompt of the affected client, enter one of the following commands:
{
Give the following command to start the basic recovery of essential OS file
systems. For example: /, /opt, /usr, /var.
boot net – w recover u=<user_id> p=<passwd>
{
Give the following command to start recovery of OS and replaced disks:
boot net – w recover newfs-changed-drives u=<user_id> p=<passwd>
{
Give the following command to recover all partitioned disks and created file
systems, regardless of their state:
boot net – w recover newfs-all u=<user_id> p=<passwd>
Here <user_id> is Commcell console user id and <passwd> is Commcell console
password.
w is optional to Solaris install method to skip starting X window session.
This step starts the 1-Touch. All logging output for the recovery is redirected to the
console and a file under the /tmp directory.
z
Press Enter to start the automatic restore. After the restore complete, the system
will reboot.
ADVANCED RECOVERY OPTIONS
GLOBAL FILE SYSTEM RECOVERY
The global file system makes all files across a cluster equally accessible and visible to all nodes. The Global File System will not be recovered during the 1Touch recovery of a single node from the cluster. During the full system recovery, if the Global File System is not available, start the Global File System
recovery.
1.
Ensure that the file system type is same as the previous global file system.
2.
Start the Global File System restore from the node that served as the Global File System controller at the time of the last 1-Touch backup.
3.
The 1-Touch restore directory contains the Global File System disk recovery commands. For example:
{
Use the following command to recover the Global File System volume group using VERITAS Volume Manager
<jump start directory>/<client>/galaxy/iDataAgent/systemrecovery/disks/vxvm.vxmake.oracle_dg
or
{
Use the following command to recover the Global File System volume group using Solaris Volume Manager
<jump start directory>/<client>/galaxy/iDataAgent/systemrecovery/disks/lvm.mk.commands
RESTORING DATA BACKED UP BEFORE A SPECIFIC DATE
You can perform a point-in-time restore of the system state. You can recover data from a backup that occurred before the specified date and time.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
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4.
Click Restore data from the backup that occurred before this date.
5.
Enter date and time.
6.
Select a Time Zone.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
CHANGING THE PRIORITY OF THE RESTORE JOB
You can increase the priority of a restore job. If you want to perform the 1-Touch recovery on a high priority, follow the steps given below:
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Change Priority.
6.
Enter the priority number between 0 to 999. Lower the number, higher the priority.
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
STARTING THE RESTORE JOB IN SUSPENDED STATE
If there are multiple jobs running simultaneously on the CommServe, you can hold the restore job on suspended state. Once the CommServe is freed up, you
can resume the restore job from the Job Controller window.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Startup in suspended state
6.
Click Ok.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A COPY PRECEDENCE
By default, 1-Touch recovery will restore the data from the primary copy. But if you want to restore data from a particular storage policy copy, you can specify
the copy precedence.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
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3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Copy Precedence.
6.
Click Restore from copy precedence.
7.
Enter the copy precedence number.
8.
Click Ok.
9.
Click Next.
10.
Click Finish.
RESTORING DATA FROM A SPECIFIC DATA PATH
If you want to restore the data from a specific location on a MediaAgent, you can specify the data path as follows:
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
2.
Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery.
3.
In the Submit 1-Touch Recovery Request dialog box, click Select Recovery
Options.
4.
Click Advanced.
5.
Click Data Path.
6.
Select the following to specify the data path:
{
Use MediaAgent
{
Use Library
{
Use Drive Pool
{
Use Drive
{
Use Proxy
7.
Click Ok.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Finish.
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Troubleshooting - 1-Touch for Solaris
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
The following section provides information on some of the troubleshooting scenarios related to 1-Touch Recovery:
PROBLEM/ERROR
SOLUTION
The client is unable to boot.
To debug boot problems, use the snoop and truss commands.
The 1-Touch client updates the sr.log log files on both the client and the 1-Touch
server. If a 1-Touch client backup completed successfully and is somehow failing
to boot, be sure to check the sr.log on the 1-Touch server for any warning.
If you are using a different 1-Touch server than that was used previously, remove
the client’s name from the database of the previous 1-Touch server. Otherwise,
the client will not be able to boot off the network because both servers will
respond to the client’s RARP request. To do this, from the Tools directory, run
the ./rm_install_client <clientname> command.
For DHCP clients, run the following commands:
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./rm_install_client <platform name>
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./rm_install_client <ethernet address>
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./rm_install_client
-f <boot file name>
Sometimes, the RARP, bootparams and tftp daemons fail to re-read network
information pertaining to the 1-Touch client. In such cases, you may have to
restart the daemons.
Error: execution of 'format -d c0t3d0 -f /tmp/fmtinput -s'
failed
Exiting to shell...
# # format -d c0t3d0 -f /tmp/fmtinput -s
Warning: error writing VTOC.
You may get this error during phase 2 of 1-Touch recovery. The error message
appears in the recoverlog file. This log file is located in the /tmp directory of the
system. You get this error because Operating System does not recognize one of
the disk drives. To resolve this issue, add information about the correct disk type
of the unrecognized disks in the format.dat file. The format.dat file can be
located where jumpstart server is installed. For example, it can be located at:
<jumpstart_root>/Solaris*/Tools/Boot/etc/format.dat
DIOCTL_RWCMD: I/O error
Warning: error reading backup label.
Warning: no backup labels
Label failed.
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System Requirements - 1-Touch
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
The following are the requirements for 1-Touch on Windows:
1-TOUCH SERVER
WINDOWS 7
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and x64 Editions
WINDOWS SERVER 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit and x64 Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 1
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Editions*
*Core Editions not supported
WINDOWS SERVER 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 Editions*
*Core Editions not supported
WINDOWS VISTA
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and x64 Editions
WINDOWS XP
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit and x64 Editions
CLIENT
WINDOWS 7
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and x64 Editions
WINDOWS SERVER 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 32-bit and x64 Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 1
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Editions
WINDOWS SERVER 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 Editions
WINDOWS VISTA
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and x64 Editions
WINDOWS XP
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit and x64 Editions
HARD DRIVE
7 GB minimum of hard disk space for installing the software.
500 MB of free disk space is required for job result directory.
500 MB of free disk space is required for log directory.
The RAM size of the client must be two times the size of the Live CD. The size of the Live CD can vary depending on the processor type and drivers added to
the image. The default size is approximately 1 GB. You can verify the size. The 1-Touch ISO image is located at:
SystemRecovery\Images\Windows 32-bit\BOOT_IMAGE\ISO\sources
SystemRecovery\Images\Windows x64\BOOT_IMAGE\ISO\sources
MEMORY
32 MB RAM minimum required beyond the requirements of the operating system and running applications
PROCESSOR
All Windows-compatible processors supported
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PERIPHERALS
A CD-ROM drive or ability to boot from an ISO image file is required to boot the client for recovery.
No server is required for 9.0
NOTES
CLIENT
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Ensure that the TCP/IP Services are configured on the computer before performing the backup.
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1-Touch recovery is supported for systems which boot from SAN or the recovery of SAN attached disks.
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1-Touch recovery is not supported if the system partition of the client computer is located on the FAT 32 volume.
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You must use a wired internet connection to recover a laptop.
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Use Disaster Recovery to recover a CommServe. You cannot recover a CommServe using the1-Touch recovery.
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In a dual boot system, the operating system that is used while performing the backup will be recovered during 1-Touch recovery. You cannot recover both
the operating systems.
z
Ensure that windows is not installed on the drive other than C:\. The unattended installation of windows on a drive other than C:\ is not supported. You
cannot perform the Online or Offline Restore when windows is installed on a drive other than C:\
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1-Touch does not support recovery of disks managed by Veritas Volume Manager due to inconsistent results with VDS.
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1-Touch does not support recovery of disks that has BitLocker Encryption.
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To recover a Windows XP Client, you must perform the Online Restore.
z
1-Touch recovery of Windows XP clients is not supported if multilingual user interface (MUI) is other than English language. If MUI is English, you can
perform the Online restore. The Offline and Non-interactive restores are not supported for Windows XP clients.
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Ensure that the client does not have multiple active partitions. You cannot perform Offline recovery if the client has multiple active partitions.
DISCLAIMER
Minor revisions and/or service packs that are released by application and operating system vendors are supported by our software but may not be individually listed in our System
Requirements. We will provide information on any known caveat for the revisions and/or service packs. In some cases, these revisions and/or service packs affect the working of our software.
Changes to the behavior of our software resulting from an application or operating system revision/service pack may be beyond our control. The older releases of our software may not support
the platforms supported in the current release. However, we will make every effort to correct the behavior in the current or future releases when necessary. Please contact your Software
Provider for any problem with a specific application or operating system.
Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End of Life policies from application and operating system vendors are also applicable
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Deployment - 1-Touch for Windows
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
1-Touch Recovery allows you to recover the entire computer system without installing the
Operating system or any other software.
Download Software Packages
Perform the following to enable 1-Touch Recovery:
Software Installation Discs
Install 1-Touch Server Software
Setup a Remote Software Cache
Configure a Remote Software Cache For 1-Touch Server
Download and Install Software Updates on 1-Touch Server
Apply Updates in 1-Touch Server Cache to 1-Touch Live CD Boot image
Install Windows File System iDataAgent on the Client Computer
Download the latest software package to perform the install.
The software package is also available on the software
installation discs.
System Requirements for 1-Touch Server and
Client
Verify that the computer in which you wish to install the 1Touch Software satisfies the System Requirements.
Overview
Provides comprehensive information about 1-Touch feature
INSTALL THE 1-TOUCH SERVER SOFTWARE
Install 1-Touch Server software on the computer that satisfies the minimum system requirements. This computer is referred as the 1-Touch Server.
1.
Run Setup.exe from the Software Installation Disc on the computer that satisfies
the minimum system requirements.
2.
Select the required language.
Click Next.
3.
Select the option to install software on this computer.
NOTES
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4.
The options that appear on this screen depend on the computer in which the
software is being installed.
Select I accept the terms in the license agreement.
Click Next.
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5.
Expand Client Modules | Backup & Recovery | File System and select 1-Touch
Server.
Click Next.
6.
If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, select the Configure
firewall services option and then click Next.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and
continue with the installation.
If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
7.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe Host Name.
Click Next.
Do not use space and the following characters when specifying a new
name for the CommServe Host Name:
\|`~!@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"
8.
Click Next.
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9.
Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell
programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.
Click Next.
This option enables CommCell operations across Windows firewall by
adding CommCell programs and services to Windows firewall exclusion
list.
It is recommended to select this option even if Windows firewall is
disabled. This will allow the CommCell programs and services to function
if the Windows firewall is enabled at a later time.
10.
Verify the default location for software installation.
Click Browse to change the default location.
Click Next.
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Do not install the software to a mapped network drive.
z
Do not use the following characters when specifying the destination
path:
/:*?"<>|#
It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only.
11.
Click Next.
12.
Click Next.
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13.
Click Next.
14.
Select a Storage Policy.
Click Next.
If you do not have Storage Policy created, this message will be displayed.
Click OK.
You can create the Storage Policy later in step 20.
15.
Enter the path for 1-Touch Server distribution folder.
Click Next.
NOTES
This folder will contain the following:
16.
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Client Files share - It will contain client files and folders selected for recovery.
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Image share - It will contain the files, required to deploy the File System
iDataAgent. It will also contain a Boot_image folder with 1touchBoot.iso for
burning a bootable CD-ROM
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WINDIST folder- It will contain shares housing the Microsoft Windows Distribution
folders
Click Next.
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17.
Click Next.
18.
Select Do not launch 1-Touch Options now. I will prepare the 1-Touch Server
at a later time.
Click Next.
19.
Click Finish.
If you already have a storage policy selected in step 14, click the Next button
available on the bottom of the page to proceed to the Configuration section.
If you do not have Storage Policy created, continue with the following step.
20.
Create a Storage Policy:
1.
From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
2.
Right-click the Storage Policies and then click New Storage Policy.
3.
Follow the prompts displayed in the Storage Policy Wizard. The required options
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are mentioned below:
{
Select the Storage Policy type as Data Protection and Archiving and click
Next.
{
Enter the name in the Storage Policy Name box and click Next.
{
From the Library list, click the name of a disk library to which the primary
copy should be associated and then click Next.
Ensure that you select a library attached to a MediaAgent operating in the
current release.
{
From the MediaAgent list, click the name of a MediaAgent that will be used
to create the primary copy and then click Next.
{
For the device streams and the retention criteria information, click Next to
accept default values.
{
Select Yes to enable deduplication for the primary copy.
{
From the MediaAgent list, click the name of the MediaAgent that will be used
to store the Deduplication store.
Type the name of the folder in which the deduplication database must be
located in the Deduplication Store Location or click the Browse button to
select the folder and then click Next.
{
Review the details and click Finish to create the Storage Policy.
SETUP A REMOTE SOFTWARE CACHE
The 1-Touch server will be used to create the 1-Touch Live CD required for 1-Touch recovery. The 1-Touch Live CD boots the client computer and and installs
CommVault on the client computer during 1-Touch recovery. You must download and install all the latest updates for CommVault and WinPE on the 1-Touch
server.
CONFIGURE A REMOTE CACHE FOR 1-TOUCH SERVER
When the 1-Touch Server software is not installed on a CommServe, you must configure a remote cache for the 1-Touch server. A remote cache will store all
the updates for 1-Touch Server software, Windows File System iDataAgent and WinPE. You can skip this configuration if 1-Touch server is installed on the
CommServe.
1.
2.
3.
From the CommCell Console, right click the CommServe computer and click All Tasks
| Add/Remove Software | Add/Remove Software Configuration.
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Select Remote Software Cache tab
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Click Add.
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Select the client Computer.
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Click Enable Remote Software Cache.
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Enter the path to Cache Directory.
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Click OK.
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DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL UPDATES ON 1-TOUCH SERVER
Before creating the 1-Touch Live CD, download all the software updates for 1-Touch Server software, Windows File System iDataAgent and WinPE.
1.
From the CommCell Browser, right-click on the CommServe computer node, and click
All Tasks -> Add/Remove Software -> Download Software.
2.
Click OK.
3.
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Click Job Initiation tab.
By default Immediate option is selected.
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Click OK.
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4.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window. The software
updates are stored automatically in the CommServe Cache and 1-Touch Server cache.
5.
From the CommCell Browser, right-click on the 1-Touch Server computer node, and
click All Tasks -> Add/Remove Software -> Install Updates
6.
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Click Job Initiation tab.
By default Immediate option is selected.
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Click OK.
APPLY UPDATES IN 1-TOUCH SERVER CACHE TO 1-TOUCH LIVE CD BOOT IMAGE
Follow the steps given below to mount the 1-Touch Live CD and apply the software updates to the ISO:
1.
2.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client Computers> | < 1-Touch
Server>.
z
Right-click and click All Tasks | Add/Remove Software | Copy Software.
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Select Copy and Update One Touch Cache.
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Click OK.
All the software updates are copied to 1-Touch server cache and then integrated with
1-Touch ISO for each type of processor.
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INSTALL WINDOWS FILE SYSTEM IDATAAGENT ON THE CLIENT COMPUTER
Install Windows File System iDataAgent on the computers that satisfies the minimum system requirements. The computer is referred as the 1-Touch Client.
The software can be installed using one of the following methods:
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Method 1: Interactive Install - to install directly on client computer.
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Method 2: Install Software from CommCell Console - to install remotely on a client computer.
INTERACTIVE INSTALL
1.
Run Setup.exe from the Software Installation Disc on the computer that satisfies
the minimum system requirements.
2.
Select the required language.
Click Next.
3.
Select the option to install software on this computer.
NOTES
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4.
The options that appear on this screen depend on the computer in which the
software is being installed.
Select I accept the terms in the license agreement.
Click Next.
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5.
Expand Client Modules | Backup & Recovery | File System and select Windows
File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
6.
7.
Click YES to install Microsoft .NET Framework package.
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This prompt is displayed only when Microsoft .NET Framework is not
installed.
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Once the Microsoft .NET Framework is installed, the software
automatically installs the Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 and Visual C++
redistributable packages.
If this computer and the CommServe is separated by a firewall, select the Configure
firewall services option and then click Next.
For firewall options and configuration instructions, see Firewall Configuration and
continue with the installation.
If firewall configuration is not required, click Next.
You cannot perform 1-Touch restore and VirtualizeMe operations if you configure
firewall between CommServe and the client computer.
8.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the CommServe Host Name.
Click Next.
Do not use space and the following characters when specifying a new
name for the CommServe Host Name:
\|`~!@#$%^&*()+=<>/?,[]{}:;'"
9.
Click Next.
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10.
Select Add programs to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List, to add CommCell
programs and services to the Windows Firewall Exclusion List.
Click Next.
This option enables CommCell operations across Windows firewall by
adding CommCell programs and services to Windows firewall exclusion
list.
It is recommended to select this option even if Windows firewall is
disabled. This will allow the CommCell programs and services to function
if the Windows firewall is enabled at a later time.
11.
Verify the default location for software installation.
Click Browse to change the default location.
Click Next.
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Do not install the software to a mapped network drive.
z
Do not use the following characters when specifying the destination
path:
/:*?"<>|#
It is recommended that you use alphanumeric characters only.
12.
Select a Client Group from the list.
Click Next.
This screen will be displayed if Client Groups are configured in the
CommCell Console.
13.
Click Next.
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14.
Click Next.
15.
Select a Storage Policy.
Click Next.
If you do not have Storage Policy created, this message will be displayed.
Click OK.
You can create the Storage Policy later in step 19.
16.
Click Next.
17.
Click Next.
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18.
Click Finish.
If you already have a storage policy selected in step 15, click the Next button
available on the bottom of the page to proceed to the Configuration section.
If you do not have Storage Policy created, continue with the following step.
19.
Create a Storage Policy:
1.
From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies.
2.
Right-click the Storage Policies and then click New Storage Policy.
3.
Follow the prompts displayed in the Storage Policy Wizard. The required options
are mentioned below:
{
Select the Storage Policy type as Data Protection and Archiving and click
Next.
{
Enter the name in the Storage Policy Name box and click Next.
{
From the Library list, click the name of a disk library to which the primary
copy should be associated and then click Next.
Ensure that you select a library attached to a MediaAgent operating in the
current release.
{
From the MediaAgent list, click the name of a MediaAgent that will be used
to create the primary copy and then click Next.
{
For the device streams and the retention criteria information, click Next to
accept default values.
{
Select Yes to enable deduplication for the primary copy.
{
From the MediaAgent list, click the name of the MediaAgent that will be used
to store the Deduplication store.
Type the name of the folder in which the deduplication database must be
located in the Deduplication Store Location or click the Browse button to
select the folder and then click Next.
{
Review the details and click Finish to create the Storage Policy.
METHOD 2: INSTALL SOFTWARE FROM COMMCELL CONSOLE
1.
From the CommCell Browser, select Tools | Add/Remove Software | Install
Software.
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2.
3.
Click Next.
Select Windows.
Click Next.
4.
Select Manually Select Computers.
Click Next.
5.
Enter the fully qualified domain name of the computer in which you wish to install.
For example: apple.domain.company.com
Click Next.
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6.
Click Next.
7.
Specify UserName and Password.
Click Next.
8.
Select Windows File System iDataAgent.
Click Next.
9.
Click Next.
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10.
11.
Click Next.
Select Immediate.
Click Next.
12.
Click Finish.
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13.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller or Event Viewer
window.
14.
Once the job is complete, right-click the CommServe computer, click View and then
click Admin Job History.
15.
Select Install/Upgrade/Remove Software.
Click OK.
16.
You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
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Items that succeeded during the job
z
Items that failed during the job
z
Details of the job
z
Events of the job
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Log files of the job
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Configuration - 1-Touch for Windows
Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basic Configuration
Enable 1-Touch Backup
Perform a Backup of 1-Touch Client
Create a Checklist
Configuration for Online Restore
Manage Windows Drivers
Manage Windows Distribution Shares, Service Packs and Hot Fixes
Create an Answer File
Additional Options
Creating an Answer File for iSCSI Disk Restore
BASIC CONFIGURATION
ENABLE 1-TOUCH BACKUP
The windows system state backup includes all the information required for 1-Touch recovery. Follow the steps given below to ensure that the system state data
is included in a subclient:
1.
2.
3.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
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Right-click the default subclient, and click Properties.
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Click the General tab.
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Ensure that Use VSS for System State check box is selected.
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Click the Content tab.
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Ensure that the Backup System State check box is selected.
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You can use any subclient to backup the system state data. However, if you want to perform the non interactive restore, use the default subclient to back up
the system state data.
PERFORM A BACKUP OF 1-TOUCH CLIENT
Before recovering a client, ensure that you have run at least one full backup for the subclient that contains the system state data.
If you are performing backup of a Windows 7 client, ensure that the Administrator account is enabled. You cannot
perform the Offline restore if administrator account is not enabled while performing the backup.
Follow the steps given below to perform a full backup:
1.
2.
3.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client> | File System iDataAgent |
defaultBackupSet.
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Right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
z
Select Full.
z
Select Immediate.
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Click OK.
You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. When
the backup job has completed, the Job Controller displays the status as Completed.
CREATE A CHECKLIST
If you want to perform an Online Restore or an Interactive Restore, ensure that you have all the required client information before starting the a restore.
Create a checklist that contains the following client information:
REQUIRED INFORMATION
HOW TO FIND IT
CommCell Credentials
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Windows Credentials
Network Adapters and Drivers
Mass Storage Drivers
CommServe Host Name
CommServe IP Address
Windows License Key
1.
Invoke the CommCell Console on the client computer
2.
Note down the username and password to login to CommServe from
CommCell Console.
1.
Login to 1-Touch server.
2.
Note down username and password.
1.
Click Start | Programs | Accessories | System Information.
2.
In the System Information dialog box, click Components | Network
|Adapter.
3.
Note down the Network Adapter and Drivers information.
1.
Click Start | Programs | Accessories | System Information.
2.
In the System Information dialog box, click Software Environment |
System Drivers.
3.
Note down the driver information.
1.
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>.
2.
Right click the <Client> and click Properties.
3.
Select General tab.
4.
Note down the CommServe HostName.
1.
Login to CommServe using the administrator login and password.
2.
Invoke the Command Prompt.
3.
Type ipconfig
Refer to the License document. Note down the string of 25 letters on the license
document.
CONFIGURATION FOR ONLINE RESTORE
If you are not planning to perform an online restore, skip the following steps and go to Recovery section. Follow the steps given below before starting an
Online restore:
MANAGE WINDOWS DISTRIBUTION SHARES, SERVICE PACKS, AND HOT FIXES
Check if all the required Windows Distribution Shares are available on the 1-Touch Server. Also, ensure that all the service packs and hot fixes are integrated
with the distribution share.
If required, you can add the Windows Distribution Shares. You will need the installation CD and the License Key for the appropriate version of the Windows
operating system.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server.
2.
Click Start | Programs | CommVault | Simpana | 1-Touch.
3.
Click Windows Distribution Manager.
4.
Click Add.
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5.
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Select the Product Version.
z
Enter the Folder name to create a new windows distribution share.
z
Enter the Number of source folders, CDs, DVDs to import from.
z
Enter Source Location.
z
Enter the User name and Password.
z
Enter the License Key.
z
Click Add.
This distribution share will be available for selection in the 1-Touch Client
Preparation Wizard.
6.
7.
z
Review the Hotfixes and service packs change log.
z
Select the unrequired Hotfixes and service packs from the list and click Remove.
z
Click Update to apply Windows Updates to a Windows Distribution Share.
z
Browse to the appropriate Hotfixes or service packs from the list
z
Click the Windows Distributions to which you want to apply these Hotfixes or
service packs.
z
Click Apply.
z
Click Done.
z
Removing a Hotfix or service pack from the list of available
Hotfixes does not remove the Hotfix from the Windows
Distribution to which it has been applied.
z
Once a service pack or Hotfix is applied/slipstreamed to a
Windows Distribution, it cannot be removed.
z
The option to integrate, or slipstream, Security Updates and
Service Packs into Windows distribution shares supports
Update.exe 5.4.15.0 or any later version.
z
When integrating Updates in your distribution shares, be sure
to integrate the Service Pack first.
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MANAGE WINDOWS DRIVERS
Check if all the required mass storage and network adapter drivers are available on 1-Touch Server. Add the required drivers.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server.
2.
Click Start | Programs | CommVault | Simpana | 1-Touch
3.
Click Windows Driver Manager.
4.
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Select the Driver Type.
z
Select the OS Family.
z
Review the list of available drivers for the selected operating system.
z
Click Add to add any additional drivers.
z
Select the Driver Type from the list.
z
Browse to the Location where drivers are stored.
z
Select Driver from the list of available drivers.
z
Select a Processor Type from the list.
z
Select the OS Family.
z
Click OK.
These drivers will be available for selection in the 1-Touch Client Preparation
Wizard.
z
If third-party mass storage drivers are needed, use standard vendor-supplied Windows drivers.
z
You can use the RIS version or the native version of the Mass Storage Driver for 1-Touch Recovery.
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The drivers must be compatible to Windows version on the client that is being recovered.
CREATE AN ANSWER FILE
When you have all drivers and windows distribution shares ready on the 1-Touch server, create an answer file. You can also create an answer file after you boot
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the client.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server.
2.
Click Start | Programs | CommVault | Simpana | 1-Touch.
3.
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Select 1-Touch Client Preparation Wizard.
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Click Next.
4.
Click Next.
5.
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Enter CommCell User Name.
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Enter CommCell Password.
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Select the client for which you want to create the answer file.
z
Click Next.
6.
Click Next.
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Enter the Windows User name and Password for 1-Touch Server.
Do not use the following characters in the password: { ,
| , } , ~.
If the password contains any of these characters, create
a new user and enter the new User Name and Password.
8.
Click Next.
9.
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Select Windows Distribution Share Name from the list of available shares.
z
Click Next.
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10.
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Select the primary mass storage driver from the list.
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Select all the mass storage drivers necessary for installing the operating system.
If you are performing Cross Hardware Restore, select the
mass storage drivers for the computer where you are
recovering.
11.
12.
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Click Next.
z
Select PnP Drivers for the Client. The PnP Drivers will be used while installing
the operating system.
z
Click Next.
Click Next.
Select Dissimilar Disk Mapping if the computer where
you are performing the restore has different disk
configuration from the client that was backed up.
If the client computer has iSCSI disk, select the
Configure and restore iSCSI disks check box.
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13.
14.
15.
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If you want to exclude any folder or driver from the full system restore, enter the
path of the folder or driver and click Add.
z
Click Next.
z
Select the Network Adapter to Bind.
z
Click Next.
z
Click Next.
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17.
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Review the summary of the client answer file.
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Click Done to save the answer file.
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Enter the name of a Client Profile
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Click Save to save the client preparation as a client profile.
z
Click Done to save the client preparation as a client answer file. It is saved on the
1-Touch server in the SystemRecovery\Client Files folder.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
CREATING AN ANSWER FILE FOR ISCSI DISKS RESTORE
If the client computer is using iSCSI disks, follow the steps given below while creating an answer file:
1.
Ensure that you have selected the Configure and restore iSCSI disks check box
while creating the answer file for the client.
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If you are restoring Windows 2003 computer, provide the following details:
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Location of the iSCSI Initiator Installation File.
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User name and password for the location where iSCSI Initiator Installation File is
stored.
You must perform an Online Restore if you are restoring a client that has iSCSI disks.
Foe more information, refer Online Restore.
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Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prerequisites
Create a Live CD
Similar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Dissimilar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Cross Hardware Similar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Cross Hardware Dissimilar Disk Restore
Offline Non Interactive Restore
Offline Interactive Restore
Online Restore
Additional Options
Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During an Offline Non-Interactive Restore
Changing the Client Configuration During an Offline Non-Interactive Restore
Using an USB Drive Instead of a Live CD
Cluster Recovery
Configuring WINS and DNS during Interactive Offline Restore
Restore the Teaming Network Adapters
PREREQUISITES
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Users must have CommCell administrative privileges to perform 1-Touch recovery.
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Disable authentication for Agent installation using the following steps:
1.
Log on to the CommServe.
2.
Right-click the <CommServe> and click the Security tab.
3.
Disable Require Authentication for Agent Installation check box.
4.
Click OK.
CREATE A LIVE CD
A Live CD will be required to boot the client. You can create a Live CD image using 1-Touch Wizard on 1-Touch server. Before creating a Live CD image,
consider the following prerequisites:
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All the software updates for 1-Touch Server software, Windows File System iDataAgent and WinPE are downloaded to remote cache on 1-Touch server and
applied to 1-Touch Live CD. For more information refer to Download and Install Updates on 1-Touch Server.
Follow the steps given below to create a Live CD:
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server.
2.
Click Start | Programs |CommVault | Simpana | 1-Touch.
3.
Click 1-Touch Boot CD Wizard.
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4.
Click Next.
5.
Select the processor type from the list. The processor type must match with the
processor of the computer where you are restoring the client.
6.
By default Mass Storage Drivers for Windows 7 WINPE are automatically added to the
boot CD. The mass storage drivers are required by the Boot CD to connect to primary
mass storage device. Click Next and go to step 8.
If you want to add any additional drivers to the boot CD,
click Add and continue to next step.
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7.
8.
Skip this step if you do not want to add any Mass Storage Drivers to the list.
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Select Mass Storage from the Driver Type list.
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Browse to the Location where .oem files are stored and select the required file.
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Select a Processor Type from the list.
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In the OS Family list, select Windows 7.
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Click Add.
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The list of Mass Storage Drivers displays the newly added driver.
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Select the drivers from the list which you want to add to the boot CD. You can
select multiple drivers.
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Click Next.
By default NIC Drivers for Windows 7 WINPE are automatically added to the boot CD.
The NIC drivers are required by the ISO to connect with the network. Click Next and
go to step 10.
If you want to add any additional drivers to the list, click
Add and continue to next step.
9.
10.
Skip this step if you do not want to add any NIC Drivers.
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Select Network Adapter from the Driver Type list.
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Browse to the Location where .inf files are stored and select the required file.
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Select Driver from the list of available drivers.
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Select a Processor Type from the list.
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In the OS Family list, select Windows 7.
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Click Add.
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The list of NIC Drivers displays the newly added driver.
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Select the drivers from the list which you want to add to the boot CD. You can
select multiple drivers.
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Click Next.
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Enter the location to save the ISO image.
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Click Done.
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11.
Create a Live CD using the ISO.
1-Touch clients may have different types of operating systems and processors. You must create a Live CD for each
type of processor. Ensure that you have all the latest software updates included in the Live CD. Learn more....
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SIMILAR DISK RESTORE
When you are restoring to a computer which has the same hardware and disk configuration as that of the backed up computer, use one of the following
methods to perform the restore:
OFFLINE NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you do not want to provide the client information during the restore. When you backup the client, the client information is stored as a
client configuration.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
1.
Create a 1-Touch Live CD.
2.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
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Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
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Select the most recent client configuration to create a response file.
3.
A new client configuration is generated when you make any changes in the client
network configuration and then perform a full backup.
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Click Export Config.
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4.
5.
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Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
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Click OK.
Save the response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
By default, the response file is saved in the My documents folder on the computer
that is running the CommCell Console.
6.
Copy the response file to a USB drive or a removable disk or a network location.
7.
Connect the USB drive or the removable disk to the client that you want recover.
If you want to use a network location to access the response file during the restore,
follow the steps given in Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During a
Non-Interactive Restore.
8.
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
9.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
10.
Click OK to start the full system restore.
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10.
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Click OK.
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Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
OFFLINE INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you want to specify the client configuration information during the restore.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
1.
Create 1-Touch Live CD
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
2.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
3.
Click Next.
4.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
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5.
6.
7.
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Enter CommServe Host Name.
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Enter CommServe IP address.
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Select the Network Connection from the Connection drop-down combo box.
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Click Get Clients.
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Select client Host Name from the list.
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Click Next.
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Review network information for CommServe and restored client.
z
Click Next.
z
Enter CommCell User Name.
z
Enter CommCell Password. Enter the credentials that are used to login to
CommCell from the client.
z
Click Next.
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8.
Click Next.
9.
Click Next.
If you want to exclude any folder or driver from the full
system restore, enter the path of the folder or driver and
click Add.
10.
Click Next.
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11.
Click Next.
12.
Click OK.
The TCP/IP Properties of the client captured during the
backup are displayed. If the target computer has
different IP, change the TCP/IP Properties or click Use
DHCP to use DHCP instead of static IP address.
The full system restore starts.
13.
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Click OK.
z
Click Finish.
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Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
After you click Finish, the computer may reboot one or more times.
ONLINE RESTORE
Perform the Online Restore to reinstall the operating system on the client. The Windows Distribution Shares and Drivers available on 1-Touch Server are used
to reinstall the operating system.
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1.
Login to 1-Touch Server and create Answer File for the 1-Touch Client. For more
information, go to Creating an Answer File.
2.
Create 1-Touch Live CD.
Use 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
3.
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Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
6.
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Select Online Restore.
z
Enter the Client Name.
If the client answer file is not created on 1-Touch Server, select Create Client
Answer files for 1-Touch Recovery and follow the steps described in Creating
an Answer File.
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Click Next.
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7.
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Enter IP Address of the 1-Touch Server where the client answer file is available.
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Enter the User name and Password for the 1-Touch Server.
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Click Next.
8.
Click Next.
8.
Reboot the computer after the windows installation completes.
During the Windows installation process of a 1-Touch Recovery, the Windows
Administrator password is set as 1Touch. Upon completion of the 1-Touch Recovery,
the Administrator's original password will be restored from the backup.
After the windows installation completes, the computer may reboot one or more
times.
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DISSIMILAR DISK RESTORE
Perform a Dissimilar Disk Restore, when the computer where you are restoring, satisfies the following criteria:
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The hardware configuration of the computer is same as backed up computer
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The disk configuration of the computer is different than the backed up computer
Use one of the following methods to perform the restore.
OFFLINE NON INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you do not want to provide the client information during the restore. When you backup the client, the client information is stored as a
client configuration.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
1.
Create a 1-Touch Live CD.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
z
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
z
Select the most recent client configuration to create a response file.
3.
A new client configuration is generated when you make any changes in the client
network configuration and then perform a full backup.
4.
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Click Export Config.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
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5.
Click OK.
Save the response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
By default, the response file is saved in the My documents folder on the computer
that is running the CommCell Console.
6.
Copy the response file to a USB drive or a removable disk or a network location.
7.
Connect the USB drive or the removable disk to the client that you want recover.
If you want to use a network location to access the response file during the restore,
follow the steps given in Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During a
Non-Interactive Restore.
8.
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
9.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
10.
Click OK to start the full system restore.
11.
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Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
z
Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout and select the disk type that you
want to assign to the destination disk.
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Click OK to start the disk initialization process.
12.
Click Yes.
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13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
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Repeat the steps 11 and 12 to clean all the required disks from the Destination
Disk Layout.
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Click Done after all disks are initialized.
z
Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
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Select Map.
z
Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
selected source disk .
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Select the Partition Type.
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Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
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Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start full system restore.
z
Click OK.
z
Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
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OFFLINE INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you want to specify the client configuration information during the restore.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
1.
Create 1-Touch Live CD
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
2.
z
Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
3.
Click Next.
4.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
5.
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Enter CommServe Host Name.
z
Enter CommServe IP address.
z
Select the Network Connection from the Connection drop-down combo box.
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6.
7.
8.
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Click Get Clients.
z
Select client Host Name from the list.
z
Click Next.
z
Review network information for CommServe and restored client.
z
Click Next.
z
Enter CommCell User Name.
z
Enter CommCell Password. Enter the credentials that are used to login to
CommCell from the client.
z
Click Next.
z
Ensure that Dissimilar Disk Mapping is selected.
z
Click Next.
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9.
Click Next.
If you want to exclude any folder or driver from the full
system restore, enter the path of the folder or driver and
click Add.
10.
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Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
z
Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout and select the disk type that you
want to assign to the destination disk.
z
Click OK to start the disk initialization process.
11.
Click Yes.
12.
z
Repeat the steps 9 and 10 to clean all the required disks from the Destination
Disk Layout.
z
Click Done after all disks are initialized.
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13.
14.
15.
16.
z
Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
z
Select Map.
z
Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
selected source disk .
z
Select the Partition Type.
z
Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
z
Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start full system restore.
Click OK.
The TCP/IP Properties of the client captured during the
backup are displayed. If the target computer has
different IP, change the TCP/IP Properties or click Use
DHCP to use DHCP instead of static IP address.
The full system restore starts.
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17.
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Click OK.
z
Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
ONLINE RESTORE
Perform the Online Restore to reinstall the operating system on the client. The Windows Distribution Shares and Drivers available on 1-Touch Server are used
to reinstall the operating system.
Ensure that you have selected Dissimilar Disk Mapping Restore Option while creating the answer file.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server and create Answer File for the 1-Touch Client. For more
information, go to Creating an Answer File.
2.
Create 1-Touch Live CD.
Use 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
3.
z
Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
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6.
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Select Online Restore.
z
Enter the Client Name.
If the client answer file is not created on 1-Touch Server, select Create Client
Answer files for 1-Touch Recovery and follow the steps described in Creating
an Answer File.
7.
8.
z
Click Next.
z
Enter IP Address of the 1-Touch Server where the client answer file is available.
z
Enter the User name and Password for the 1-Touch Server.
z
Click Next.
Click Next.
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9.
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Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
z
Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout and select the disk type that you
want to assign to the destination disk.
z
Click OK to start the disk initialization process.
10.
Click Yes.
11.
z
Repeat steps 9 and 10 to clean all the required disks from the Destination Disk
Layout.
z
Click Done to start the disk cleaning.
z
Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
z
Select Map.
z
Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
12.
13.
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selected source disk .
14.
15.
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Select the Partition Type.
z
Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
z
Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start recovery of the destination disk.
Reboot the computer after the windows installation completes.
After the windows installation completes, the computer
may reboot one or more times.
During the Windows installation process of a 1-Touch Recovery, the Windows
Administrator password is set as 1Touch. Upon completion of the 1-Touch Recovery,
the Administrator's original password will be restored from the backup.
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CROSS HARDWARE SIMILAR DISK RESTORE
When a target system has different hardware than the backed up system, perform the Cross Hardware restore. If the backed up system is still running the
Simpana services, stop the services before performing the cross hardware restore.
Use one of the following methods to perform the restore.
OFFLINE NON INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you do not want to provide the client information during the restore. When you backup the client, the client information is stored as a
client configuration.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
PREREQUISITES
Copy all the required Mass Storage Drivers and NIC Drivers to a network location. For example: If the target system requires Adaptec Ultra160 mass storage
driver, then copy the driver.inf for Adaptec Ultra160 to a network location.
1.
Create a 1-Touch Live CD.
2.
z
From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
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3.
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Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
z
Select the most recent client configuration to create a response file.
A new client configuration is generated when you make any changes in the client
network configuration and then perform a full backup.
4.
5.
z
Click Export Config.
z
Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
z
Click OK.
Save the response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
By default, the response file is saved in the My documents folder on the computer
that is running the CommCell Console.
6.
Copy the response file to a USB drive or a removable disk or a network location.
7.
Connect the USB drive or the removable disk to the client that you want recover.
If you want to use a network location to access the response file during the restore,
follow the steps given in Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During a
Non-Interactive Restore.
8.
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
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9.
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Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
10.
Click OK to start the full system restore.
11.
z
Enter a UNC path to the .inf file for the mass storage drivers.
The third party Mass Storage drivers are required to locate the boot disk when
restarting the computer. You must provide the path to .inf file for the mass
storage drivers.
z
You can provide the path to .inf file for the NIC drivers now or you can provide it
after the system restarts.
z
It is recommended that you install the latest hardware drivers after the restore
completes.
12.
Enter the password to access the network location where drivers are stored.
13.
z
Select file(s) required to install the drivers.
z
Click Open.
14.
Click OK.
15.
z
Enter the valid license key for the restored Windows Operating System. Refer to
the check list in the Configuration section.
z
Click OK.
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16.
z
Click OK.
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Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
OFFLINE INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you want to specify the client configuration information during the restore.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
PREREQUISITES
Copy all the required Mass Storage Drivers and NIC Drivers to a network location. For example: If the target system requires Adaptec Ultra160 mass storage
driver, then copy the driver.inf for Adaptec Ultra160 to a network location.
1.
Create 1-Touch Live CD
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
2.
z
Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
3.
Click Next.
4.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
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5.
6.
7.
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Enter CommServe Host Name.
z
Enter CommServe IP address.
z
Select the Network Connection from the Connection drop-down combo box.
z
Click Get Clients.
z
Select client Host Name from the list.
z
Click Next.
z
Review network information for CommServe and restored client.
z
Click Next.
z
Enter CommCell User Name.
z
Enter CommCell Password. Enter the credentials that are used to login to
CommCell from the client.
z
Click Next.
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8.
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Ensure that the Go to Windows Mini-Setup is selected. This option is selected by
default when the restored computer has different mouse, keyboard, disk
configuration, network interface card, or processor than that of the backed up
computer.
The mini-setup wizard runs after the restore. This wizard configures network
settings and installs the required drivers. You need to provide the credentials for
the domain in which you want to add the restored computer.
9.
z
Click Advanced Options.
z
Enter the Username and Password for the domain in which you want to add the
restored computer.
z
Ensure that the Reboot After Restore is completed is selected.
z
Click OK.
Select the Increase logging level option if you want to
increase the logging level of windows and Simpana logs.
The increased logging level gives you more information
for troubleshooting.
After the restore, you may want to review the system
state for troubleshooting. Do not select the Reboot
After Restore is completed option if you want to
review the system state.
10.
Click Next.
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11.
Click OK.
The TCP/IP Properties of the client captured during the
backup are displayed. If the target computer has
different IP, change the TCP/IP Properties or click Use
DHCP to use DHCP instead of static IP address.
The full system restore starts.
12.
z
Enter a UNC path to the .inf file for the mass storage drivers.
The third party Mass Storage drivers are required to locate the boot disk when
restarting the computer. You must provide the path to .inf file for the mass
storage drivers.
13.
14.
z
You can provide the path to .inf file for the NIC drivers now or you can provide it
after the system restarts.
z
It is recommended that you install the latest hardware drivers after the restore
completes.
z
Enter the valid license key for the restored Windows Operating System. Refer to
the check list in the Configuration section.
z
Click OK.
Click OK.
Windows Mini-Setup Wizard configures the network settings and installs required
drivers. This process may take few minutes. The computer may reboot one or more
times.
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ONLINE RESTORE
Perform the Online Restore to reinstall the operating system on the client. The Windows Distribution Shares and Drivers available on 1-Touch Server are used
to reinstall the operating system.
PREREQUISITES
Make sure that the required mass storage and NIC drivers are included in the answer file.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server and create Answer File for the 1-Touch Client. For more
information, go to Creating an Answer File.
2.
Create 1-Touch Live CD.
Use 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
3.
z
Select the language from the list
z
Click OK.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
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6.
z
Select Online Restore.
z
Enter the Client Name.
If the client answer file is not created on 1-Touch Server, select Create Client
Answer files for 1-Touch Recovery and follow the steps described in Creating
an Answer File.
7.
8.
z
Click Next.
z
Enter IP Address of the 1-Touch Server where the client answer file is available.
z
Enter the User name and Password for the 1-Touch Server.
z
Click Next.
Click Next.
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7.
Check the TCP/IP and Display Adapter configurations. Use the Client Checklist to
check the configuration.
If they are incorrect, perform the following steps:
9.
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Re-install the appropriate Network Interface Card drivers.
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Uninstall the Network Adapters and Display Adapters using the Hardware Uninstall
Wizard or Windows Device Manager.
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Restart the computer.
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Reconfigure the TCP/IP and Display Adapter settings.
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Reboot the computer after the windows installation completes.
During the Windows installation process of a 1-Touch Recovery, the Windows
Administrator password is set as 1Touch. Upon completion of the 1-Touch Recovery,
the Administrator's original password will be restored from the backup.
After the windows installation completes, the computer may reboot one or more
times.
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CROSS HARDWARE DISSIMILAR DISK RESTORE
When a target system has different hardware and the different disk configuration than the backed up system, perform the Cross Hardware Dissimilar Disk
restore. If the backed up system is still running the Simpana services, stop the services before performing the cross hardware restore.
Use one of the following methods to perform the restore.
OFFLINE NON INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you do not want to provide the client information during the restore. When you backup the client, the client information is stored as a
client configuration.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
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PREREQUISITE
Copy all the required Mass Storage Drivers and NIC Drivers to a network location. For example: If the target system requires Adaptec Ultra160 mass storage
driver, then copy the driver.inf for Adaptec Ultra160 to a network location.
1.
Create a 1-Touch Live CD.
2.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
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Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
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Select the most recent client configuration to create a response file.
3.
A new client configuration is generated when you make any changes in the client
network configuration and then perform a full backup.
4.
5.
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Click Export Config.
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Enter the credentials used to login to CommCell Console.
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Click OK.
Save the response file as onetouchresponse.xml.
By default, the response file is saved in the My documents folder on the computer
that is running the CommCell Console.
6.
Copy the response file to a USB drive or a removable disk or a network location.
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7.
Connect the USB drive or the removable disk to the client that you want recover.
If you want to use a network location to access the response file during the restore,
follow the steps given in Accessing the Response File From an UNC Path During a
Non-Interactive Restore.
8.
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
9.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
10.
Click OK to start the full system restore.
10.
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Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
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Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout and select the disk type that you
want to assign to the destination disk.
11.
Click Yes.
12.
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Repeat steps 10 and 11 to clean all the required disks from the Destination Disk
Layout.
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Click Done after all disks are initialized.
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Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
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Select Map.
13.
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14.
15.
16.
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Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
selected source disk .
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Select the Partition Type.
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Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
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Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start recovery of the destination disk.
z
Enter a UNC path to the .inf file for the mass storage drivers.
The third party Mass Storage drivers are required to locate the boot disk when
restarting the computer. You must provide the path to .inf file for the mass
storage drivers.
z
You can provide the path to .inf file for the NIC drivers now or you can provide it
after the system restarts.
z
It is recommended that you install the latest hardware drivers after the restore
completes.
17.
Enter the password to access the network location where drivers are stored.
18.
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Select file(s) to install the drivers.
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Click Open.
19.
Click OK.
20.
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Enter the valid license key for the restored Windows Operating System. Refer to
the check list in the Configuration section.
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Click OK.
z
Click OK.
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Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
21.
OFFLINE INTERACTIVE RESTORE
Use this method when you want to specify the client configuration information during the restore.
This is a offline recovery method to restore the operating system. It does not require connection with 1-Touch Server.
PREREQUISITE
Copy all the required Mass Storage Drivers and NIC Drivers to a network location. For example: If the target system requires Adaptec Ultra160 mass storage
driver, then copy the driver.inf for Adaptec Ultra160 to a network location.
1.
Create 1-Touch Live CD
Use the 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
2.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
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3.
Click Next.
4.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
5.
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Enter CommServe Host Name.
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Enter CommServe IP address.
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Select the Network Connection from the Connection drop-down combo box.
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Click Get Clients.
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Select client Host Name from the list.
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Click Next.
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Review network information for CommServe and restored client.
6.
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7.
8.
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Click Next.
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Enter CommCell User Name.
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Enter CommCell Password. Enter the credentials that are used to login to
CommCell from the client.
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Click Next.
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Ensure that the Go to Windows Mini-Setup check box is selected. This option is
selected by default when the restored computer has different mouse, keyboard,
disk configuration, network interface card, or processor than that of the backed up
computer.
The mini-setup wizard runs after the Offline Restore. This wizard configures
network settings and installs the required drivers. You need to provide the
credentials for the domain in which you want to add the restored computer.
9.
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Ensure that the Dissimilar Disk Mapping is seleced.
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Click Advanced Options.
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Enter the Username and Password for the domain in which you want to add the
restored computer.
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Ensure that the Reboot After Restore is completed is selected.
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Click OK.
Select the Increase logging level option if you want to
increase the logging level of windows and Simpana logs.
The increased logging level gives you more information
for troubleshooting.
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After the restore, you may want to review the system
state for troubleshooting. Do not select the Reboot
After Restore is completed option if you want to
review the system state.
10.
Click Next.
If you want to exclude any folder or driver from the full
system restore, enter the path of the folder or driver and
click Add.
11.
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Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
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Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout to initialize the disk and select
the disk type that you want to assign to the destination disk.
12.
Click Yes.
13.
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Repeat steps 11 and 12 to clean all the required disks from the Destination Disk
Layout.
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Click Done after all disks are initialized.
z
Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
z
Select Map.
14.
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15.
16.
17.
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Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
selected source disk .
z
Select the Partition Type.
z
Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
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Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start recovery of the destination disk.
Click OK.
The TCP/IP Properties of the client captured during the
backup are displayed. If the target computer has
different IP, change the TCP/IP Properties or click Use
DHCP to use DHCP instead of static IP address.
The full system restore starts.
18.
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Enter a UNC path to the .inf file for the mass storage drivers.
The third party Mass Storage drivers are required to locate the boot disk when
restarting the computer. You must provide the path to .inf file for the mass
storage drivers.
z
You can provide the path to .inf file for the NIC drivers now or you can provide it
after the system restarts.
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19.
20.
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It is recommended that you install the latest hardware drivers after the restore
completes.
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Enter the valid license key for the restored Windows Operating System. Refer to
the check list in the Configuration section.
z
Click OK.
z
Click OK.
z
Remove the Live CD and restart the computer.
ONLINE RESTORE
Perform the Online Restore to reinstall the operating system on the client. The Windows Distribution Shares and Drivers available on 1-Touch Server are used
to reinstall the operating system.
PREREQUISITE
Make sure that the Dissimilar Disk Restore Option is selected and all the required mass storage and NIC drivers are selected while creating the answer file.
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server and create Answer File for the 1-Touch Client. For more
information, go to Creating an Answer File.
2.
Create 1-Touch Live CD.
Use 1-Touch Live CD to boot the client.
3.
4.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
Click Next.
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5.
Click Yes if all disk devices are detected.
6.
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Select Online Restore.
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Enter the Client Name.
If the client answer file is not created on 1-Touch Server, select Create Client
Answer files for 1-Touch Recovery and follow the steps described in Creating
an Answer File.
7.
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Click Next.
z
Enter IP Address of the 1-Touch Server where the client answer file is available.
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Enter the User name and Password for the 1-Touch Server.
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Click Next.
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8.
Click Next.
9.
Check the TCP/IP and Display Adapter configurations. Use the Client Checklist to
check the configuration.
If they are incorrect, perform the following steps:
10.
z
Re-install the appropriate Network Interface Card drivers.
z
Uninstall the Network Adapters and Display Adapters using the Hardware Uninstall
Wizard or Windows Device Manager.
z
Restart the computer.
z
Reconfigure the TCP/IP and Display Adapter settings.
z
Review the Source Disk Layout and Destination Disk Layout.
z
Right-click a disk from Destination Disk Layout and select the disk type that you
want to assign to the destination disk.
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11.
Click Yes.
12.
z
Repeat steps 10 and 11 to clean all the required disks from the Destination Disk
Layout.
z
Click Done to start the disk cleaning.
z
Right-click the disk from the Source Disk Layout that you want to map with a
destination disk.
z
Select Map.
z
Select a destination disk from the the Available Disk List to map with the
selected source disk .
z
Select the Partition Type.
z
Select the File system.
z
Click Perform quick format if you want to format the selected disk.
z
Click Enable file and folder compression to enable the file system compression
for the selected disk.
z
Enter the Volume Size.
z
Select a Drive Letter to assign it to the selected volume.
z
Click OK.
z
Review the Destination Disk Layout.
z
Click OK to start recovery of the destination disk.
12.
13.
14.
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15.
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Reboot the computer after the windows installation completes.
During the Windows installation process of a 1-Touch Recovery, the Windows
Administrator password is set as 1Touch. Upon completion of the 1-Touch Recovery,
the Administrator's original password will be restored from the backup.
After the windows installation completes, the computer may reboot one or more
times.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
ACCESSING THE RESPONSE FILE FROM AN UNC PATH DURING AN OFFLINE NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
You can access the recovery response file from a network location during the non-interactive restore. Follow the steps give below to perform the noninteractive restore when the recovery response file is stored in a network location:
1.
Boot the client using the 1-Touch Live CD.
2.
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Select the language from the list
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Click OK.
3.
Click OK.
A temporary DHCP IP will be assigned automatically to the client that you are
recovering.
4.
If the temporary DHCP IP is not assigned automatically, you have to provide the
Static IP, Subnet Mask Default Gateway, Primary DNS and WINS.
5.
Enter the UNC path of the location where the response file is located and click OK.
The permanent IP address of the client will be the IP address that is stored in the
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response file.
10.
Click OK to start the full system restore.
CHANGINGTHE CLIENT CONFIGURATION DURING AN OFFLINE NON-INTERACTIVE RESTORE
During a non-interactive restore, follow the steps given below to change the client configuration:
1.
2.
3.
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From the CommCell Console, navigate to <Client>
z
Right-click the <Client> and click All Tasks | 1-Touch Recovery Point
z
Select a client configuration.
z
Click Edit Config.
z
Enter the CommServe IP address.
z
Enter the hostname and IP address of the MediaAgent that is used to backup the
client.
z
Click Change and enter the CommCell Console credentials.
z
Click Change and enter the Domain Login Credentials.
z
Click OK.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
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Click DNS tab.
z
Enter domain name server suffix for the network where client will be recovered.
z
Click Network Config tab.
z
Select an interface to change the network configuration of the client.
z
Click Edit.
z
Enter the IP address and network details of the network where client will be
recovered.
z
Click OK.
Click OK to save the updated client configuration.
USING AN USB DRIVE INSTEAD OF LIVE CD
You can use an USB drive to boot the client. Follow the steps given below to create an USB drive for booting the client:
1.
Connect the USB drive with the computer where you have stored the 1-Touch ISO image.
2.
Open the Command Prompt and enter the following commands:
DISKPART
lis disk
3.
Identify the disk number of the USB drive that you want to use to boot the client and enter the following commands:
sel <disk number>
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
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active
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit
4.
Copy the bootsect.exe from Boot folder of Win7 distribution to one of the following location:
5.
{
For Windows X64 clients: SystemRecovery\Images\Windows x64\BOOT_IMAGE\ISO\boot
{
For Windows 32-bit clients: SystemRecovery\Images\Windows 32\BOOT_IMAGE\ISO\boot
Using the command prompt, navigate to the above location and enter following command:
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 <assigned drive letter for USB drive>:
6.
Copy the content in ISO folder (SystemRecovery\Images\Windows 32-bit\BOOT_IMAGE\ISO) to USB Drive.
7.
Connect the USB drive to the client that you want to boot.
8.
Change the BIOS Settings on the client to boot from the USB drive.
CLUSTER RECOVERY
If all nodes the cluster are down, offline recovery is not supported for the first or primary node recovery. Perform the Online Restore to recover the first node
in a cluster. Once the cluster starts, remaining nodes can be recovered using offline or online recovery process.
Perform the 1-Touch recovery of the Windows Server 2003 and 2008 cluster as follows:
1.
Perform the Online Restore of the active node. The active node is the the node that has the quorum disk. The cluster services become available when the
quorum disk is restored.
2.
Perform the Interactive or Non-Interactive Restore to recover the passive nodes in the cluster.
z
If the restored node shows unavailable in the cluster, evict and add the restored node.
z
Do not perform the authoritative restore when you are performing Offline Restore.
z
After you complete the Online or Offline Restore, do not start the authoritative restore before performing a full backup.
z
For Windows Server 2003, start the command prompt, go to the <install directory>\base folder and enter the following
command:
authorutil.exe -cluster
RESTORE PROGRAM FILES FOR THE VIRTUAL SERVER
The cluster uses the following resources:
z
CommVault Communications Service
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CommVault Client Event Manager
The program files required to start and run these resources must be restored to the virtual server's disk. You will need to restore the data to each virtual server
using the Full System Restore of the Microsoft Windows File System iDataAgent restore. For more information, go to Restore Program Files for Virtual Server.
CONFIGURING WINS AND DNS DURING INTERACTIVE RESTORE
When the client computer and CommServe are in the same domain, DNS will be used for name resolution between client computer and CommServe.
WINS will be used for name resolution in the following scenarios:
z
CommServe and Client computer are in different networks.
z
CommServe is registered in a workgroup
During the Interactive Restore, you can configure the WINS as follows:
1.
In the 1-Touch Client Recovery wizard, select Offline Restore.
2.
Enter CommSeve Host Name and IP Address.
3.
Select the Network Connection from the Connection drop-down combo box.
4.
Select Use the following IP address.
5.
Enter IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway.
6.
Enter the DNS in which CommServe is registered.
7.
Enter the Primary WINS.
8.
Click Get Clients to connect with CommServe and get the list of clients.
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RESTORE THE TEAMING NETWORK ADAPTERS
To restore the teaming network adapter:
1.
Uninstall the teaming software.
2.
Restart the computer.
3.
Install the teaming software to restore the teaming net.
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Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQ
The following section provides information on some of the troubleshooting scenarios related to 1-Touch Recovery:
SYMPTOM/ERROR
SOLUTION
Provide the activated product key again in order to log in to the recovered client.
A full system restore of a Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
requires the administrator to provide the product license key.
This message will appear on the Windows login screen after a
full system recovery from a backup that contained an
activated product key:
An unauthorized change was made to Windows. You
must retype your Windows Server Product Key to
activate the license.
When you attempt to integrate a service pack into a Windows
1.
Distribution folder for a processor type, X64, IA64, etc. that
does not match the version of the 1-Touch Server, the
following message will appear:
2.
update.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other
than the current machine
Copy the Windows folder, CD-ROM or DVD to a directory.
For example, from the Windows CD-ROM, copy *.* C:\winXP.
Download, copy and extract the Windows Service Pack executable to the same directory.
For example: copy xpsp2.exe c:\winXPSP2 c:\winXPSP2
\xpsp2.exe /u /x:C:\winXPSP2.
This will extract the i386 folder into C:\winXPSP2
3.
Update/integrate the Windows Directory with the Service Pack.
For example: cd winXPSP2\UPDATES c:\winXPSP2
\UPDATES\update.exe /s:C:\winXP
The slipstreamed service pack distribution can now be imported to the 1-Touch Server
using the Windows Distribution.
For Windows 2000, the system state restore fails.
If Hotfix KB828741 is in the backup, it must be applied to the target. Slipstream this fix into the
Windows 2000 Distribution folder.
Refer to KB828741 or Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-012, "Cumulative Update for Microsoft
RPC/DCOM (828741)" at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-012.mspx.
Failure during Windows Server 2003 Cluster Recovery
Windows Installation Fails for Systems using HP OEM NIC
During the mini setup stage the following error
message appears:
Windows could not complete the installation. To
install Windows on this computer, restart the
installation.
When the cluster disks are repartitioned, a failure message may appear because the disk
GUIDs for the quorum have been changed.
1.
View the System Event Log.
2.
If you see Event ID 1034 in the System Event Log, refer to the KB 305793 and KB 280425
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles on http://support.microsoft.com/.
For Systems using the HP OEM NIC, when boot the client using the 1-Touch Live CD, a pop-up
will indicate that the network interface cards found in the computer are different from those
found at backup time. This error message appears, if the backup has captured the team virtual
MAC address that was set by teaming. It is a software-generated MAC address and not an actual
address.
1.
Verify or provide the correct MAC address to the NICs found in the computer. This will
update the Windows unattend.txt file. Copy the updated %1-Touch Server%
\ClientFiles\%ClientName%\unattend.txt file to the %1-Touch Server%\ClientFiles\%
ClientName%\$OEM$\OnetouchTmp folder.
2.
Perform the Online Restore.
1.
Open Command Prompt
2.
Navigate to %systemdrive%\Windows\Panther.
3.
Open diagerr.xml file.
4.
Ensure that the diagerr.xml file displays the following error message:
5.
EnableLocalUserAccount: Unable to enable local account [Administrator];
status = 0x8c5
6.
Perform the administrator backup of the client.
The mini-setup fails during the offline restore because only the administrator can run the
mini-setup.
7.
During the installation of Windows 2003, the following error
appears:
Error loading operating system.
Perform the offline restore.
Update the BIOS of the target computer
OR
1.
Start the Windows Distribution Manager on the 1-Touch Server.
2.
Apply the following Microsoft Hotfix:
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WindowsServer2003-KB931761-x86-ENU.exe
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Service are not The WMI services cannot be restored using the Interactive or Non-interactive restore method if
recovered after an Interactive or Non-interactive restore.
the VSS is not enabled before performing the system state backup. For more information about
enabling VSS for system state backup, refer to Configuring System State Backups.
To restore WMI services, browse the default subclient and select WMI from the System State.
For more information about Browse and Restore method, refer to Getting Started - Windows File
System Restore.
Interactive Restore fails if you manually reboot the client
after the Simpana install.
When you performing an online restore for a client that has
Simpana 8.0 version, you may get the following error:
Qlogin: Error 9x103: Invalid Login/Password. Logon
Failed.
After the Simpana install, the client IP address is added to the CommServe database and when
you initiate the Interactive Restore with the same IP address and hostname, the restore fails.
Follow the steps given below before starting the interactive restore:
1.
From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers.
2.
Identify and right-click the client and select All Tasks | Release License.
3.
Right-click the client and select All Tasks | Delete.
4.
Start the Interactive Restore.
When you are recovering the 8.0 client, you must provide the CommCell Console username and
password in the answer file. The single signon feature is not available for 8.0 clients and the
user account credentials of the domain cannot be used during the Online Restore. Follow the
steps given below to avoid this error:
1.
Before starting the recovery of an 8.0 client, create a CommCell user account with an
administrative privileges.
2.
From the 1-Touch Server, create an answer file for the client and enter the CommCell
username and password.
3. Perform the Online Restore using the modified answer file.
During the Offline Restore the CommCell Console displays the This message appears because Windows in not running on the target computer. The Share
permissions will be restored automatically during the Offline Restore. You can ignore this error
following message:
message.
Please check the Windows Server service. Windows
share permissions will not be backed up or restored.
[[2114] The Server service is not started.
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) component
appears disabled after the 1-Touch restore of the client
computer.
Run the following command from the command prompt on the client computer after 1-Touch
restore is complete:
Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) Service
does not start after 1-Touch Recovery.
Follow the steps given below to restart the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
Service:
%windir%\system32\msdtc.exe –resetLog
1.
Navigate to the following folder:
%SystemRoot%\System32\Dtclog
If the Dtclog folder does not exist, create the folder.
2.
Check if a Msdtc.log file exists and ename it to Msdtc.old.
3.
Create a new Msdtc.log file using Notepad and save it at the following location:
%SystemRoot%\System32\Dtclog
4.
Open the command prompt and enter the following command:
msdtc -resetlog
1-Touch Client does not reboot automatically after the full
system restore.
Full System Restore goes to pending state during 1-Touch
Recovery of Windows XP SP2.
If the client computer has 2 disks, the disk drive numbers may not correspond as expected
during the full system restore. As a result, the system disk will be restored as a second disk and
client computer fails to reboot. For more information about issues in disk enumeration, refer to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937251.
Change the order of the disks from the BIOS Settings after the restore completes.
If the 1-Touch client has Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on it, Windows Firewall is
turned on by default. A full iDataAgent Restore job will go to a pending state if the client firewall
is turned on.
When the job state goes to pending perform the following:
1.
On the command line, type CTRL+C and press Enter.
2.
Turn off the firewall on the client.
3.
Resume the job from the CommCell Console.
The restore operation will recover the firewall settings from the backup data.
You can view the firewall settings on the client computer:
1.
Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2.
In the Control Panel, click Windows Security Center and then click Windows Firewall.
Windows File System iDataAgent install fails during the Online The Online Restore process installs the Windows File System iDataAgent software in silent mode,
Restore
and a silent mode install of this iDataAgent supports only the defined default port numbers.
If the Windows File System iDataAgent software was installed on the client using port numbers
other than the default port numbers (8400, 8402), the silent install of this iDataAgent may fail.
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If this occurs, install the Windows File System iDataAgent software and run fullida.bat on the
client to continue with the recovery. The fullida.bat is located in C:\onetouchtemp\ folder
on the client computer.
While creating Live CD, you may get following error:
Could not contact server, AttachPreInstall failed.
This error appears because the network card without an IP has got more priority in the 1-Touch
server. Follow the steps given below to change the priority of the NIC card:
1.
2.
Click Start | Run.
Type ncpa.cpl and then click OK.
You can see the available connections in the LAN and High-Speed Internet section of the
Network Connections window.
1-Touch Restore Fails with the following Error:
Windows returned no error string for error
8004240f
3.
On the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings, and then click the Adapters and
Bindings tab.
4.
In the Connections area, select the connection that you want to move higher in the list.
5. Use the arrow buttons to move the connection.
You will get this error when a new partition cannot be created on the unused space on a disk.
Ensure that the specified partition size is smaller than the current partition size. You can
manually decrease the size during disk creation by selecting the Dissimilar Disk Mapping
option.
For more information refer to following links:
z
Dissimilar Disk Mapping - Dissimilar Disk Restore
z
VDS Errors - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd208031.aspx
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Deployment
Configuration
Recovery
Troubleshooting
FAQ
CAN I CONVERT A CLIENT COMPUTER INTO A VIRTUAL MACHINE?
Yes. When a CommServe is connected to an ESX server, you can convert convert a physical machine (computer) into a virtual machine using the 1-Touch
backup data. You can also modify the hardware and network configuration of the client while converting it into a virtual machine. For more information, refer to
Virtualize Me - Getting Started.
CAN I CONVERT A VIRTUAL MACHINE INTO A PHYSICAL MACHINE?
Yes. Follow the steps given below to convert a virtual machine into a physical machine:
1.
Ensure that you have enabled 1-Touch backup on the virtual machine and you have performed atleast one full backup.
2.
Create a response file for the virtual machine and perform the Non-Interactive Restore using the response file.
For more information about creating response file for a Windows machine, refer to Non-Interactive Restore.
For more information about creating response file for a Linux machine, refer to Non-Interactive Restore.
During Non interactive restore, copy the response file on a USB drive and connect the USB drive to a physical machine.
HOW TO ADD 1-TOUCH ISO IMAGE TO A PXE SERVER
1.
Create the 1-Touch ISO image using the 1-Touch Boot CD Wizard.
2.
Configure the PXE Server and add the 1-TOUCH ISO image to it.
3.
Use a remote monitoring console to start the client and select a PXE boot.
4.
Change the CMOS boot sequence to boot from the hard disk.
5.
Perform the Offline or Online Restore.
6.
Once the restore completes, set the CMOS back to PXE or the preferred boot method.
HOW TO ADD THE BROADCOM NETXTREME II DRIVER TO AN ANSWER FILE
1.
Gather the following Broadcom Netxtreme II NIC drivers:
{
bxnd52x.sys (for the Windows install)
{
bxvbdx.sys (for the Windows install)
{
b06nd51x.sys (for the 1-Touch boot CD and RIS Driver)
2.
Add any Mass Storage Drivers needed for the Windows installation to the answer file. For example: percsas.sys or mraid32.sys.
3.
Add the following NIC Drivers to the answer file:
4.
{
BXBVD.INF
{
BXND.INF
Create a batch file with the following contents for the NetxTremeII driver:
c:\onetouchtmp\netset c:\onetouchtmp\unattend.txt
When you run this batch file, NetxTremeII driver will be able to set static IP addresses during installation
5.
Create a master batch file that contains the following batch file names and paths:
Master.bat:
Call "C:\OneTouchTmp\netxtremeII2.bat"
Call "C:\OneTouchTmp\mapshare.bat"
Call "C:\OneTouchTmp\afterBoot.bat"
6.
Add the name and path of the master batch file in the unattend.txt file located at Clientfiles\%clientname%. The contents of the unattend.txt file
will look as follows:
[GuiRunOnce]
Command0="C:\OneTouchTmp\MASTER.bat"
7.
Copy the following files to Clientfiles\%clientname%\$OEM$\$1\OneTouchTmp:
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{
netXtremeII2.bat
{
netset.exe (provided by Microsoft)
{
unattend.txt (from Clientfiles\%clientname%)
Add NetXtreme II RIS driver (B06ND.INF) to the 1-Touch ISO image.
When you are importing the RIS driver to the Boot CD Image, remove any Broadcom non-RIS drivers from the image. Otherwise, the non-RIS driver will
be found at the boot and it will not connect.
HOW CAN I MANUALLY ADD SOFTWARE UPDATES TO 1-TOUCH SERVER CACHE?
1.
Login to 1-Touch Server.
2.
Navigate to <software_install_directory>/Base/
3.
Double-click CopyToCache.exe.
4.
Enter or Browse to the location where updates are available.
5.
Select Copy to Cache to copy the updates to CommServe Updates Cache
6.
Select Copy to 1-Touch to copy the updates to 1-Touch Server Updates Cache.
7.
Click Copy to start the copying process.
AFTER PERFORMING 1-TOUCH BACKUP, I UPGRADED THE SIMPANA VERSION. CAN I USE THE BACKUP
PERFORMED BEFORE THE UPGRADE FOR 1-TOUCH RECOVERY?
If the Simpana version or update level on the client computer is different from that for the Simpana software on the backup date, then consider the following
before performing the 1-Touch recovery:
z
Online Restore –You must exclude the Simpana folder while performing the Online Restore. This will prevent any older versions of the binaries from being
restored.
z
Interactive Restore – You must perform the backup on the client computer after the upgrade and then perform the Interactive Restore.
CAN I USE CLIENT PREPARATION WIZARD TO ADD SERVICE PACKS TO WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS 2008?
No. You cannot add service packs to Windows Vista and Windows 2008 using Client Preparation Wizard. For unsupported deployment scenarios, Microsoft KB
recommends to obtain the Windows Service Pack media directly from Microsoft. Refer to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/951035/
CAN I INSTALL WINDOWS ON ANY DRIVE OF THE CLIENT COMPUTER?
1-Touch recovery may fail if the client computer has following configurations:
z
Windows XP or Windows 2003 is installed on a drive other than the C drive.
z
Drive letters up to and including Windows drive are not in order. For example:
C:, E:\Windows; D:
C:, F:, G:\Windows
z
Drive letters up to and including the Windows (boot) drive are in order, but one letter is assigned to the installation disk drive. For example:
C:, D:(Installation Disk); E:\Windows\
z
Drive letters up to and including the Windows (boot) drive are in order, but Windows is installed on a disk other than the first disk that is controlled by a
second disk controller. For example:
d1 controller1 C:, D:, E:,
d2 controller2 F:\Windows
A maximum of 19 partitions per computer can be used. Also, drive letters W:, X:, Y:, and Z: must not be assigned within the computer.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY OF A WINDOWS XP CLIENT WHICH HAS DYNAMIC DISKS?
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You can perform the 1-Touch recovery of the Windows XP client if the system disk is not a dynamic disk. If the system drive is on a dynamic disk, perform one
of the following:
z
Select Recreate all disks option during 1-Touch Recovery. This option will recreate and restore the disk type as basic. All simple volumes on the disk will be
created as basic partitions.
z
Select Dissimilar Disk Mapping option during 1-Touch Recovery. Initialize the disk and map the partitions and disk as basic. The data will restore to a basic
disk.
After the 1-Touch recovery is complete, the data is restored and the computer is restarted, use Disk Manager in Windows to manually convert the basic disk to
dynamic. Basic partitions will be converted to simple once the disk is converted from basic to dynamic.
1-Touch recovery is not supported if the dynamic system disk has additional RAID volumes on the system disk. RAID volumes must be mapped as basic
partitions after converting system disks to dynamic disks.
CAN I SELECT FORMAT SYSTEM DRIVE OPTION DURING ONLINE OR INTERACTIVE RESTORE?
You can select the Format System Drive option during the Online or Interactive Restore. Before selection this option, ensure that Simpana is installed on the
system drive. If Simpana is installed on any drive other than the system drive, select the Similar Disk Mapping or Dissimilar Disk Mapping option.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY IF THE CLIENT AND THE COMMSERVE ARE SEPARATED BY A FIREWALL?
No. You cannot perform 1-Touch Recovery (Interactive, Non-Interactive, or Online Restore) when firewall is configured between the client and the CommServe.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY IF THERE IS A PORT RESTRICTION BETWEEN THE CLIENT AND THE
MEDIAAGENT?
No. You cannot perform 1-Touch Recovery (Interactive, Non-Interactive, or Online Restore) when there is a port restriction between the client computer and
the MediaAgent.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY OF A CLIENT COMPUTER WITH UEFI?
No. 1-Touch Recovery is not supported if the client computer is configured with UEFI or EFI BIOS.
CAN I PERFORM 1-TOUCH RECOVERY OF THE DATA WHICH IS ENCRYPTED USING THE MCAFEE ENDPOINT
ENCRYPTION?
No. If the data on a client computer is is encrypted using the McAfee Endpoint Encryption, 1-Touch recovery is not supported.
WHICH SUBCLIENT CAN BE USED TO PERFORM THE BACKUP OF THE MACHINE?
If you want to perform the non-interactive restore, you must use default subclient in the default backupset to perform the 1-Touch or system state backup of
the client computer. Any other subclient or backup set is not supported for Non-Interactive Restore.
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