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Getting Started with the OpenVMS File System

Step 1: Before You Begin

Refer to the following information to learn more about the capabilities and requirements of the OpenVMS File System Agent:

Step 2: Install the File System Agent and File System for OpenVMS Agent on Proxy Client

OpenVMS backups and restores are done via a proxy running on a Linux computer. Install the File System Agent and File System for OpenVMS Agent on a Linux computer that will act as the proxy client.

During installation, the required OpenVMS binaries are installed on the proxy client. Then, during the first communication session between the proxy and OpenVMS client, the binaries are automatically pushed using Secure Copy (SCP) to the OpenVMS client. Similarly, all updates that are installed on the proxy client are also automatically pushed to the OpenVMS client. You can use a single proxy for multiple OpenVMS clients.

In an active-passive cluster setup, use a virtual IP to configure the OpenVMS client. Use a shared disk as the base installation directory so that the backup and restore jobs run on the actual OpenVMS client to which the virtual IP resolves and also to ensure high availability.

Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation:

Step 3: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Open CommCell Console.
  2. Configure a Storage Device
  3. Create an OpenVMS Client and a Subclient.
  4. Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:

Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Step 5: Where to Go from Here

Last modified: 1/12/2018 11:10:49 AM