I have no real experience with netbackup. I'm a linux engineer currently implementing a Puppet/kickstart based automated provisioning and installation system for our Linux hosts (RedHat and CentOS 5.1 through 6.2). The last item I have left on our list of manual install procedures is the netbackup client that we're using for all backups. I was hoping someone here would be kind enough to answer a few questions:
1) The clients for redhat/centos I've been given are called "NB_7.1_CLT_RedHat.tar.gz" and "NB_126.96.36.199_CLT_RedHat.tar.gz" (update/patch). The path within the former archive appears to be NB_7.1_CLT_RedHat/NBClients/anb/Clients/usr/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/RedHat2.6/. I assume this is for RedHat kernel 2.6. Is this correct? If so, does anyone know how this will play with CentOS 6.2 with a 3.2.x kernel?
2) I was astounded to see that this is a not-ancient client version, but appears to be distributed as a tar archive with a bunch of giant installer scripts. Aside from it being our new policy, in order to install via Puppet/kickstart or any other automated system, we need this packaged as an RPM that can be installed without user interaction. Does anyone have RPMs, or spec files, that are complete and will work for current RHEL/CentOS distros?
If not, would anyone be interested in collaborating on developing RPMs/spec files, and a Puppet module to install and configure netbackup?
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