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How to Install Data Protector 6.0 on Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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Yesterday I finished the installation of a new Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty Fawn and I needed to install the Data Protector Disk Agent to backup its files. I have a Windows 2003 cell manager and a HP-UX install server that should help with the installation of the Data Protector software on UNIX/Linux/Solaris hosts… I’m quite a newbye on the topic but I was unable to install the disk agent using the HP-UX install server so here you will find instructions for the “always working” manual installation.

TheĀ  first thing is to get the HP-UX PA-RISC install server CDs from HP website:if you do not have the original CDs you can get them as trial from here.

Now its time to install the Disk Agent on the server you need to backup; you need to install a package that is not installed by default on the Ubuntu Linux 7.04: inetd. So, as “administrator”, execute the command:

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$ sudo apt-get install netkit-inetd

to get the needed package installed.

Insert the first CD of the HP-UX PA-RISC install server on the optical drive of the server and mount it:

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$ mount /dev/hda /mnt

Now it is install time:

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$ cd /mnt/LOCAL_INSTALL
> ./omnisetup.sh

Answer all the questions the installer asks to you and finish the installation. In my installation the Data Protector agent was correctly added to the inetd configuration:

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$ cat /etc/inetd.conf
omni stream tcp nowait root /opt/omni/lbin/inet inet -log /var/opt/omni/log/inet.log

OK… we are at the end…

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$ /etc/init.d/inetd restart

and now try if the Data Protector agent answers to port 5555:

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$ telnet localhost 5555

That’s all… if you encounter any problem leave a comment here… I’ll try to help you.

Leave a comment even if you have a smarter method… I am very glad to learn.

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