install DATA protector client in Linux

HP Data Protector software automates high-performance backup and recovery from disk or tape to enable 24×7 business continuity at a compelling price-to-performance ratio. Appropriate for medium and large companies, this software helps you reduce IT costs and complexity while delivering the reliability and scalability needed to grow from a single server environment to the largest distributed enterprise infrastructure. With more than 22,000 customers worldwide, HP Data Protector software is used by nearly half of Global 500 corporations. (from HP)

I have tested This installation on Fedora 10 11 RHEL 4* and 5X Centos5.x .

I have dwnloaded a trial version from HP website : B6960-10017.iso


we need some packages like xinedt and ncompress, to install them use this command :

# yum install ncompress xinetd

Lets start :

under root

#mount  -u loop  /tmp/B6960-10017.iso     /mnt
#cd  /mnt/LOCAL_INSTALL/; ls  readme.txt

you have to answer some question about Media agent; interface;Disk agent IBM db2..

the install directory will be /opt/omni


vi  /etc/xinetd.d/omni

and add

this script :

service omni
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /opt/omni/lbin/inet
server_args = inet -log /var/opt/omni/log/inet.log
disable = no

save and exit


#chmod 644  /etc/xinetd.d/omni

We have to add omni to services using the port 5555

#vi  /etc/services


omni 5555/TCP   #DATA  Protector  Client

save and exit

Now restart the xinetd with :

[root@Unixmen-com LOCAL_INSTALL]# /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Stopping xinetd: [ OK ]
Starting xinetd: [ OK ]

The port 5555 communication will be blocked if your Iptables is actif :

Stop the IPtables :

#/etc/init.d/iptables  stop  
# chkconfig   iptables  off

or add the omni port to Iptables with :

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state –state NEW -m tcp -p tcp –dport 5555 -j ACCEPT

Check the connexion to your host :

[root@Unixmen-com tmp]# telnet   localhost   5555

Trying ::1…
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
HP OpenView Storage Data Protector A.06.00: INET, internal build 331, built on Mon 03 Jul 2006 08:52:04 PM EDT

the latste step is back to your cell manager and add the hostname of the new client

Enjoy :)

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  • well

    Thanks! Good tutorial. I did all, what you wrote. When I run telnet, I see needed lines, but I can’t connect linux clients to Cell Manager, which running on Windows 2008 R2. Is it possible?

  • Pirat9

    Try to add the node from the Server

  • well

    I had reinstalled Disc agent on Linux and it had helped. Thanks for answer.

  • btze

    Thank You Pirat9.
    Clean "How To" which help me today !

  • younus

    thank u very much… much appreciated…

  • Mohammed Khalid

    Hi I am trying to upgarde HP Dp to Linux servers(Selinux enabled)

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