Installing Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers by using the installation script

The Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers installation script is capable of installing the agent to both local and remote Linux and UNIX based computers (hosts).

It is recommended that you install the software from a Linux or UNIX host using the Backup Exec for Windows Servers CD and the push installation technology built into the installation script. Installing the agent in this manner enables you to install it on multiple remote Linux and UNIX hosts in the least amount of time possible. You can also take the Backup Exec for Windows Servers CD to the target hosts and locally install the software. In either case, you need to know the computer names of the Linux and UNIX hosts where the software will be installed.

To install the Remote Agent on Linux and UNIX hosts

  1. At a Linux or UNIX host, place the Backup Exec for Windows Servers CD in the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Logon to the target computer with root privileges.

  3. Navigate to Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers installer on the Backup Exec CD using the following path: <device_name>/

  4. At the command prompt, type the following command:


  5. Type the name of a Linux or UNIX host on which to install the Remote Agent and press Enter. When typing multiple host names, use spaces between each name.

  6. After the installer successfully checks for a valid Linux or UNIX host operating system during the initial system check, press Enter.

  7. After reviewing the package installation summary, press Enter.

  8. Press Enter to start the Remote Agent installation requirements precheck.

  9. Press Enter after the Remote Agent installer installation requirements check completes.

  10. Type the host name or IP address of the Backup Exec media server that you want the Remote Agent to publish to and press Enter. If you need to specify additional media servers, type Y and then press Enter; otherwise press Enter.

  11. Verify that the IP address and/or hostname information is correct and press Enter. If changes need to be made, type N then press Enter to modify the information.

  12. Read the beoper group requirement and then press Enter.

  13. To start the NIS server scan, press Enter.

  14. Examine the results of the NIS server scan. If a NIS server is detected the Remote Agent installer is unable to create the beoper group and it must be done manually. If no NIS server is detected press Enter to have the installer scan for the beoper group and root membership.

  15. If no beoper group is found, press Enter to have the installer create the group or type N and then press Enter to create the group manually after the installation.

  16. Press Enter to have the installer select the next available Group ID (GID) or type Y and then press Enter to specify a GID.

  17. Press Enter to have the root user added as a member to the beoper group. To manually add the account, type N and then press Enter.

  18. Press Enter to begin the installation.

    A message appears stating the installation has completed successfully after the installation finishes.

  19. Press Enter.

  20. The installralus log file is saved to the following location on the host:

    /var/tmp/vxif/installralus<summary file 

More Information

Publishing Linux and UNIX hosts to a media server

About editing the ralus.cfg file

About ralus.cfg format components

Creating a Linux or UNIX logon account