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Before setting up ActiveImage Protector, please make sure the required packages and drivers are installed.

Installation of the required packages and drivers for setting up ActiveImage Protector

Installing the required packages and drivers using the script included in the product media

Before setting up ActiveImage Protector, you need to install the required packages.
The use of this script facilitates installation of the required packages and drivers.

If the system has internet connection, the required packages are installed.

  • Package installation over internet is not supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS 7.0 - 7.5.

When the system does not have internet connection, you need to have Setup DVD for Linux OS.
The yum repositories are added from the Linux OS set-up DVD.
The package is installed from the repository of Linux OS setup DVD.

Note
When the product is installed on CentOS 7.x, since the required packages are included in Everything ISO, please prepare for Everything ISO.

  1. Please log in as “root” user.
  2. Run the script “AIP-packages-tool.sh” on terminal.

    # ./AIP-packages-tool.sh

Installation Menu includes the following items:

  • [1] Agent Installation of required modules for using agents
  • [2] GUI Installation of required modules for using GUI
  • [3] [1]-[2]All Installation of agents and GUI module
  • [4] Kernel-devel Installation of Kernel-devel
  • [5] Install datto driver Installation of datto drivers
  • [6] Install AIPLinux Installation of AIPLinux
  • [7] Uninstall datto driver Uninstallation of datto drivers
  • [8] help Help
  • [9] exit Exit

Manual installation of the required packages to run the installer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and clone OS of the equivalent OS:

Before starting the installer of ActiveImage Protector, please make sure that the following packages are already installed: glibc.x86_64, libgcc.x86_64, libstdc++.x86_64, libuuid.x86_64, make.x86_64, nss-softokn-freebl.x86_64, zlib.x86_64, kernel-devel

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions regarding the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "yum" command to install the packages

    # yum install glibc.x86_64 libgcc.x86_64 libstdc++.x86_64 libuuid.x86_64 make.x86_64 nss-softokn-freebl.x86_64 zlib.x86_64

    Run the following command to check the kernel version, and then install kernel-devel of the same version.

    # uname -r

SUSE Linux Enterprise / OpenSUSE:

Before starting the installer of ActiveImage Protector, please make sure that the following packages are already installed: elfutils.x86_64, glibc.x86_64, libfreebl3.x86_64, libgcc_s1.x86_64, libnsl2.x86_64, libstdc++6.x86_64, libuuid1.x86_64, libz1.x86_64, perl.x86_64, kernel-devel

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions regarding the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "zypper" command to install the packages

    # zypper install elfutils.x86_64 glibc.x86_64 libfreebl3.x86_64 libgcc_s1.x86_64 libnsl2.x86_64 libstdc++6.x86_64 libuuid1.x86_64 libz1.x86_64 perl.x86_64

    Run the following command to check the kernel version, and then install the kernel-devel of the same version.

    # uname -r

Manually install the required packages for installation of services only

Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS / clone OS of the equivalent OS:

To install the services only, please make sure that the following packages are already installed: fuse.x86_64, gcc.x86_64, samba-client.x86_64, unzip.x86_64, vim-common.x86_64, zip.x86_64, libsmbclient.x86_64, elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64, libnsl.x86_64, perl.x86_64, cifs-utils

  • libsmbclient.x86_64 is required when setting up the services on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6.
  • elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64, libnsl.x86_64 and perl.x86_64 are required when setting up the services on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 8 or later.

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions about the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "yum" command to install the package

    # yum install fuse.x86_64 gcc.x86_64 samba-client.x86_64 unzip.x86_64 vim-common.x86_64 zip.x86_64 libsmbclient.x86_64 elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64 libnsl.x86_64 perl.x86_64 cifs-utils

SUSE Linux Enterprise / OpenSUSE:

To install services only, please make sure that the following packages are already installed: fuse.x86_64, gcc.x86_64, make.x86_64, samba-client.x86_64, unzip.x86_64, vim.x86_64, wget.x86_64, zip.x86_64, cifs-utils

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions about the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "zypper" command to install the package

    # zipper install fuse.x86_64 gcc.x86_64 make.x86_64 samba-client.x86_64 unzip.x86_64
    vim.x86_64 wget.x86_64 zip.x86_64

Manual installation of the required packages for installation of the entire product
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS / clone OS of the equivalent OS:

To install the entire product, please make sure that the following packages are installed: fuse.x86_64, gcc.x86_64, samba-client.x86_64, unzip.x86_64, vim-common.x86_64, zip.x86_64, libsmbclient.x86_64, elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64, libnsl.x86_64, perl.x86_64, expat.x86_64, fontconfig.x86_64, freetype.x86_64, glib2.x86_64, libICE.x86_64, libSM.x86_64, libX11.x86_64, libXau.x86_64, libxcb.x86_64, libXext.x86_64, libXrender.x86_64, mesa-libGL.x86_64, systemd-libs.x86_64, zlib-devel.x86_64, cifs-utils

  • libsmbclient.x86_64 is required when installing the product on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6.
  • systemd-libs.x86_64 is required when installing the product on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, Oracle Linux 7 or later.
  • elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64, libnsl.x86_64, perl.x86_64 and zlib-devel.x86_64 are required when installing the product on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 8 or later.

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions about the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "yum" command to install the package

    # yum install fuse.x86_64 gcc.x86_64 samba-client.x86_64 unzip.x86_64 vim-common.x86_64 zip.x86_64 libsmbclient.x86_64 elfutils-libelf-devel.x86_64 libnsl.x86_64 perl.x86_64
    expat.x86_64 fontconfig.x86_64 freetype.x86_64 glib2.x86_64 libICE.x86_64 libSM.x86_64 libX11.x86_64 libXau.x86_64 libxcb.x86_64 libXext.x86_64 libXrender.x86_64 mesa-libGL.x86_64 systemd-libs.x86_64 zlib-devel.x86_64 cifs-utils

SUSE Linux Enterprise / OpenSUSE:

To install the entire product, please make sure that the following packages are installed: fuse.x86_64, gcc.x86_64, make.x86_64, samba-client.x86_64, unzip.x86_64, vim.x86_64, wget.x86_64, zip.x86_64, expat.x86_64, fontconfig.x86_64, libfreetype6.x86_64, libglib-2_0-0.x86_64, libICE6.x86_64, libSM6.x86_64, libX11-6.x86_64, libXau6.x86_64, libXext6.x86_64, libXrender1.x86_64, libxcb1.x86_64, Mesa-libGL1.x86_64, libsystemd0.x86_64, zlib-devel.x86_64, cifs-utils

For your reference, the following is an example of the installation procedures. If you have any questions about the installation procedures, please contact your system administrator.

  • Use the "zypper" command to install the package

    # zypper install fuse.x86_64 gcc.x86_64 make.x86_64 samba-client.x86_64 unzip.x86_64 vim.x86_64, wget.x86_64 zip.x86_64 expat.x86_64 fontconfig.x86_64 libfreetype6.x86_64 libglib-2_0-0.x86_64 libICE6.x86_64 libSM6.x86_64 libX11-6.x86_64 libXau6.x86_64
    libXext6.x86_64 libXrender1.x86_64 libxcb1.x86_64 Mesa-libGL1.x86_64 libsystemd0.x86_64 zlib-devel.x86_64 cifs-utils

Settings to configure before backing up MySQL / MariaDB

Please configure the following before backing up MySQL / MariaDB.

  1. Please install one of the following packages: mysql-devel mariadb-devel mariadb-connector-c-devel

  2. Upon completion of the package installation, please run the following command and see if the following command is executable.

    # mysql_config

  3. Launch ActiveImage console, go to [Preference] - [MySQL Setting] and enter the credentials for administrator account.

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  4. When the credential information is authenticated, please run the backup task. When starting the backup process (when taking a snapshot), MySQL database will be temporarily locked to create the backup image file.

Restore LVM system with VG configuration change

Usually in order to perform a bare metal recovery of a LVM system, the same number of HDD with the same capacity or larger than the backup source is required. When restoring to a location where there is no guarantee of the same number of HDD, take the following procedures to change the VG configuration and restore the LVM system.

  1. Boot up Boot Environment.

  2. Launch the restore wizard and select the image file created for backup type [LVM]. Click on [Next] button, and the message "Do you want to restore the LVM configuration information?" will be displayed. Select [Yes] on the dialog. Boot up boot environment by using BE media.

  3. Restore only disks that have boot volumes (usually "/dev/sda") to a newly configured HDD.

    When the process is started, two restore tasks will be performed. The restoration of the VG is attempted with the second task but will ends with an error because the VG is not correctly configured at this point.

  4. Select [Utilities] to open the terminal and run the following.

     # vgdisplay
     -> Displays the backup information of VG provided by metadata restored in "/dev/sda".
     # vgremove -f <Restored VG name>
     -> Forcefully delete the restored VG.
     # fdisk /dev/sda
     -> Create a partition for PV of Linux LVM (8e) type in "/dev/sda2".
     * Please make sure you have available space size larger than the VG to restore.
     # pvcreate /dev/sda2
     -> Specify "/dev/sda2"as PV.
     # vgcreate <Source VG name> /dev/sda2 (Specify PV to be included in VG.)
     -> Create VG for restore destination.
    
  5. From the [View] menu, click on [Refresh] to refresh the disk information. The newly created VG will be displayed in the disk information.

  6. Click on [Restore Image] to start the restore wizard and select the same image again. Click on [Next] and the message "Do you want to restore the LVM configuration information?" is displayed. Select [No] on the dialog.

  7. Restore the backup image of VG to the newly created VG. Upon completion of restore processing, select [Operations] - [Reboot System] to exit Boot Environment. Boot from the LVM system which VG configuration is changed for.