Enabling SSH installation of Data Protector clients

Just a quick how-to- make sure that you can install new Data Protector clients using SSH.

All this is done FROM the Linux the installation server, using the root user.

First of all, you have to copy the .omnirc-file if you have not done it before.
cp /opt/omni/.omnirc.TMPL /opt/omni/.omnirc

Then, edit the .omnirc file in /opt/omnic/ and make sure that OB2_SSH_ENABLED is set to “1”.

Then you need to make sure that the installation server can SSH to the client(s) without being asked for a password. If you do not have a SSH-key, you can generate one by running ssh-keygen.

Now copy your public key to the client(s) that you are going to install Data Protector on, by running ssh-copy-id root@<client>. Test it afterwards by SSHing to the client(s), if you do not get asked by a password, you are good to go!

PS: You have to SSH to the client at least once, as you will be asked to confirm the client certificate the first time.

Cannot load exchanger medium (Target drive is busy.)

If you recieve the error message:

Cannot load exchanger medium (Target drive is busy.)

From Data Protector Manager (or from the backup reports), you have a tape “stuck” in your tape station. This is something that can happen for example if the tape station looses connection to the software using the tape station, (for example  a crash on the server) and the software is not setup to automaticly correct the issue itself.

If you want to eject the tape in use you will normally find a option for it on the tape station itself. But a good thing to do is to set up Data Protector to automaticly eject a tape that has taken over a drive.

1) Start Data Protector Manager GUI
2) Select Devices and Media
3) Right click on the library, select properties
4) Go to Control Tab, and select “Eject medium”  under the busy drive handling topic