Steps To Add Hosts (Windows/Linux/Mac) through CSV File

Steps To Add Hosts (Windows/Linux/Mac) through CSV File

KB ID: 115203
Summary:
This knowledge base article provides a comprehensive guide on how to add hosts (Windows/Linux/Mac) to Vembu BDR Suite through a CSV file. It outlines the following key steps:
Step 1: Import CSV File
1. Create a .csv file with comma-separated values containing the Hostname or IP Address of the machines you want to back up. Note that IP Addresses can only be used for hosts with static IP addresses.
Examples:
  1. For Hostnames: name1, name2, name3, name4, ...
  2. For IP Addresses: 192.168.100.101, 192.168.100.102, 192.168.100.103, ...
  3. Mixed: 192.168.100.101, name1, 192.168.100.103, ...
2. Save the CSV file to the backup server. This action will import all the hosts, and they will be listed under the Data Sources menu.
Step 2: BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) Installation on Individual Backup Hosts
1. The BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA), which operates as the BDRSuite Delegation Service (BDS), is a mandatory component for backup operations. It needs to be installed on the backup host (Windows/Linux/Mac).
2. Download the appropriate BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) for your host's OS (Windows, Linux, Mac) from the backup server console.
3. Run the BBA setup file on the backup host and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
4. During the installation, you will be prompted to enter the following information:
  1. Display Name: Provide a name to identify the host in the backup server.
  2. Backup Server DNS Name/IP Address: Enter the DNS Name/IP Address of the BDRSuite Backup Server to register this host.
5. After providing the necessary information, complete the installation process.
6. Upon successful installation, the agent will automatically establish a connection and register the host with the backup server.
7. To verify the installation and connection, check the Data Sources menu on the backup server. You will see the host connection status.
Bulk Installation of BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) for Windows:
Use the following command for bulk installation through a third-party tool:
msiexec /i BDRSuite_Delegation_Service_x_x_x_x_x.msi /qn BACKUPSERVERINFO="{Enter Backup Server IP Address/DNS Name}"
(Replace 'xxxxx' with the BBA installer version; the latest version is 5602_U2 (v5.6.0.2 Update 2)).
Example:
msiexec /i BDRSuite_Delegation_Service_5_6_0_2_U2.msi /qn BACKUPSERVERINFO=192.168.100.123
Bulk Installation of BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) for Linux:
Use the following command for bulk installation:
/bash BDRSuite_Delegation_Service_5_6_0_2_U2_DBN.bin yes admin "/home/vembuintegrationservice" "{Enter Backup Server IP Address/DNS Name}"
Bulk Installation of BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) for Mac:
Use the following command for bulk installation:
sudo sh BDRSuite_Delegation_Service_5_6_0_2_U2_IMac_arm64.bin "{Enter Backup Server IP Address/DNS Name}"
Note: For detailed instructions on bulk installation, refer to the User Guide.
Establishing Connection between the Backup Host and Backup Server:
Note: BBA installed on each backup host will automatically connect to the backup server.
1. If the BBA on the backup host successfully connects to the backup server, the status will be 'Idle'.
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2. If the backup host is not connected, the status will be 'BBA Not Connected'. In this case, ensure the following on the backup host:
  1. Verify that BDRSuite Backup Agent (BBA) is installed (running with the service name: BDRSuite Delegation Service).
  2.  Ensure the 'BDRSuite Delegation Service' is running.
3. BBA installed on the backup host uses port 42005 for communication with the BDRSuite Server. To check port accessibility, open Command Prompt on the backup host and execute:
telnet [BDRSuite Server IP Address/DNS Name] [port]
Note: If the port is not accessible, it may be due to firewall settings. Ensure your firewall rules allow port 42005 for communication.
4. If the connection to the backup host is still not established, check the logs at the specified locations for more information:
  1. Backup Host Log Location: `<installation location>\Vembu\VembuIntegrationService\log\server.log`
  2. BDRSuite Backup Server Log Location: `<installation location>\Vembu\VembuBDR\log\server.log`
Example:
  1. Backup Host: `C:\Program Files\Vembu\VembuIntegrationService\log\server.log`
  2. BDRSuite Backup Server: `C:\Program Files\Vembu\VembuBDR\log\server.log`
5. If the backup host still doesn't establish a connection with the BDRSuite Server, contact our support team at vembu-support@vembu.com.

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