Symantec: NetBackup – Add Media Server to NB Master Server

Guide to Add Media Server to NetBackup Master Server using GUI or CLI.


How to check Media Server Added to NB Master Server

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In this case, media server is not yet added into NetBackup Master Server.
You will receive the error server name not found in the NetBackup…

 

 

GUI Mode: Add Media Server to NB Master Server

  1. Run NetBackup Administration Console

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  1. Navigate to NetBackup Management -> Host Properties -> Master Servers

Either Right Click+select Properties or double click Master Server

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  1. Under Properties -> Servers, Click Add button in Media Servers box

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  1. Add New Media Server FQDN, Click Add and Click Close

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  1. New Media Server is added in Media Servers lists and click OK

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  1. Message prompt appears for action to restart required services to take effect.

Click OK to proceed

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  1. Close NetBackup Administration Console

  2. Open Administrative Tools -> Services

You need to restart NetBackup services in the order:

NetBackup Services 1: NetBackup Database Manager

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NetBackup Services 2: NetBackup Request Daemon

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  1. Run NetBackup Administration Console

  2. Navigate to NetBackup Management -> Host Properties -> Media Servers

New Media Server is listed

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CLI Mode: Add Media Server to NB Master Server

  1. Close any open NetBackup Administration Console

  2. Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode

CD /D "%PROGRAMFILES%\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd"
nbemmcmd -listhosts
nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename hqbsmda01.hq.local -machinetype media -masterserver hqbsmst01.hq.local -operatingsystem windows -netbackupversion 7.1
nbemmcmd -listhosts

Log Output Sample

C:\>CD /D "%PROGRAMFILES%\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd"
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listhosts
NBEMMCMD, Version:7.1.0.4
The following hosts were found:
server             hqbsmst01.hq.local
master             hqbsmst01.hq.local
Command completed successfully.
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename hqbsmda01.hq.local -machinetype media -masterserver hqbsmst01.hq.local -operatingsystem windows -netbackupversion 7.1
NBEMMCMD, Version:7.1.0.4
Command completed successfully.
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listhosts
NBEMMCMD, Version:7.1.0.4
The following hosts were found:
server             hqbsmst01.hq.local
master             hqbsmst01.hq.local
media              hqbsmda01.hq.local
Command completed successfully.
  1. Run NetBackup Administration Console

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  1. Navigate to NetBackup Management -> Host Properties -> Media Servers

New Media Server is listed

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