Installing Commvault Simpana 9 Software on Debian 8

By | January 13, 2016

After beating my head into my desk for far too long today, we were finally able to get the Commvault 9 file system agent to install on one of our Debian servers.

This can usually be done from the Commvault Console, if you don’t mind enabling root’s ssh access or logging into the client directly as root. Needless to say, we minded.

We chose to install the client using an account with sudo privileges and here are the steps we ran to complete the install:

  1. Our first step will be to create a group for all of our Commvault Simpana services to run under.
  2. UsingĀ DVD03 downloaded from your Commvault software portal, mount the disk.
  3. Next, change directories to your newly mounted drive.
  4. Now we want to run the installer, using sudo.
  5. Following any on-screen prompts, we can finish setting up the software, when asked about the group name, use the simpana group we created in the first step above.

Screenshot 2016-01-13 14.22.20

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