Preinstallation Checklist for the SAP MaxDB Agent on UNIX and Linux

The SAP agents provide the flexibility to back up the SAP for MaxDB databases in different environments. You can perform a full or an incremental backup of the entire database, individual data files, and log files at any point of time. For more information, see Overview - SAP MaxDB Agent.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the SAP MaxDB Agent will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

Verify System Requirements

Verify that the computer where you will install the SAP MaxDB Agent satisfies the minimum requirements. For more information, see System Requirements.

Verify License Requirements

Based on the licensing mechanism used in your CommCell environment, verify that the CommCell has the required licenses to use the SAP MaxDB Agent. For more information, see License Requirements.

Determine the Installation Location

Based on your environment, install the SAP MaxDB Agent on an appropriate computer.


Where to install the software


On a computer hosting the global zone or the Unix Server that you want to backup.

It is recommended to install the software on the global zone to protect non-changing or static data on non-global zones. However, if the data is dynamic or contains application data, install the software on the non-global zone.


On the physical node of the cluster.

Gather Installation Data

Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

You can install the SAP MaxDB Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

Commvault package to install

  • For installations using the CommCell Console, install the SAP for MaxDB package, which is listed under the Database category.

  • For installations using the installation package, install the SAP for MaxDB package.


If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package that you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any licenses.

Note: To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to "Gather Installation Data" in Preinstallation Checklist for the UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.

Client computer details

If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed:

  • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.

  • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.

UNIX Group and access permissions

If you did not assign a UNIX group during the installation of the File System agent, make sure to do the following during the installation:

  • Assign the UNIX group that is used by the database application

  • Include the database users into the group

You will be able to set the access permissions for the group. By default, read/write/execute permissions are granted to the UNIX group.