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Install and Configure the Netbackup Appliance 5220

As promised, we will start today the journey of installing and configuring Netbackup Appliances, from my point of view it will be very cool blogging series, and the first of its type, in this blog series we will do the following:

  • Install and Configure Netbackup 5220 Master Appliance.
  • Install and Configure Netbackup 5220 DR appliance.
  • Install and Configure Netbackup 5020 Master Appliance.
  • Install and Configure Netbackup 5020 DR appliance.
  • Backup and Restore VMware Data and hopefully….Exchange 2010 Open-mouthed smile

So, without any further ado, let us rock and roll…

Install and Configure Netbackup 5220 Appliance:

the install and configuration of the Netbackup appliance is fairly easy, I have to admit that I am so surprised about that, the device boots with the default IP, and then you can use the web interface to configure it by browsing to


Once logged in, you can use the setup appliance to setup your appliance:


The first page prompt you for the network configuration, select the interface, Netbackup appliance support wide rage of bonding option (or eth channel if you like this name), set your IP configuration (make sure that you have a route defined) and click next:


In the following page, enter the DNS server and SMTP server (to receive email notification):


Make sure that DNS setup is done:


In the NNTP, setup the NTTP server:


Make sure that it is completed successfully:


In the security, you get the chance to change your password, if you don’t want to click next:


In the role selection page, you get the chance to select the appliance role (either master or media) and the media appliance can be connected to a master server or a master appliance, since this is the first device, let us configure it as a master:


Now the appliance will be online once the setup is done, it takes around 10 minutes to complete:




Once rebooted click the reconnect, now you have your Netbackup appliance up and running:


Now, if you open the normal Netbackup Console, you can type in the device name and login to the netbackup software:




now your device is up and running in master mode, you can start playing and creating backup policies and backup jobs, in the next blog post we will see how we can add the other devices and use their storage, and again do some Exchange backup…again.

  1. Baawaa
    February 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, thank you for sharing your technical experiences … Nice blog..

    I am starting to learn netbackup … Haven’t used a backup application before, I have good knowledge of windows os and applications … Very little knowledge of virtualization, do u think I should dare to start netbackup?? I have collected tutorials, admin guides etc and I am inclined towards learning netbackup for windows .

    What will you recommend ?? Do u think I can learn given little knowledge of enterprise environment??

    Your suggestions will help me excel n shape my tech career … Many thanks

    • February 21, 2013 at 8:33 am

      you have to realize one thing, backup/restore/DR are set of skills that are rarely found, people ignore those skills as they are rarely used, but once needed, you need a very good skills because you want to recover from the bad situation you are in, if you don’t have the right skills, you are toasted.

      I will highly suggest starting with backup exec, it is easier, then take it forward to NBU

  2. Johan
    August 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Great find. What are the steps in setting up an appliance as a media server and useing a appliance master server.

  1. October 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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