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NetWorker 7.5.1, Software Repository and Solaris x86/Solaris AMD

Posted by Preston on 2009-04-15

I currently have an open case with EMC about this, and I’m pushing to get these packages fixed and updated.

If you use the software repository, the 7.5 SP1 packages for Solaris x86 and Solaris AMD are both broken, in that their metafile data shows they are 7.5 instead of 7.5.1. Assuming you’ve unpacked say the Solaris AMD package into /tmp/repo on the backup server, this results in the following failure:

# nsrpush -a -U -p NetWorker -v 7.5.1 -P solaris_amd64 -m /tmp/repo
Product NetWorker v 7.5.1 not found in specified media kit.
Add To repository Operation Failed

I’d like to see updated packages that actually work as intended (i.e., bug fixes) – and this is what I’m pushing for, but in the interim there’s a quick work around if you do need to use these packages.

After extracting the packages, but before you run the repository injection command, edit the “LGTO_METAFILE.solarisX” file (where X is either “amd64” or “x86”), and do a search and replace, swapping all instances of 7.5 with 7.5.1.

With this in place, you can then run your injection command successfully.

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