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Figure 5-24 Shortcut in the quick launch area
If you double-click the icon in the quick launch bar, it will start the user interface
of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files using the appropriate URL
(http://localhost:9005/G4/index.html).
5.1.4 Push installation
As described in 3.2.3, “Push installation” on page 69, you can use the
fpPushInst.exe executable for pushing a local Tivoli Continuous Data Protection
for Files installer executable to another computer.
This is an example of a correct syntax for pushing Tivoli Continuous Data
Protection for Files to a remote computer:
fpPushInst.exe \\Cairo /user:administrator /pwd:cdp4admin
/c:C:\CDP_Files\fpa.txt /r
“C:\CDP_Files\TivoliCDP_CDPForFiles_3.1.0.45_windows.exe” /s /v\”/qn
/l*v C:\inst.log REBOOT=ReallySuppress DONT_LAUNCH_FILEPATHSRV=1\”
This command will:
Tip: If you want to push the Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files installer
executable to
multiple computers at the same time, you can do so by creating
a Windows batch file and specifying the fpPushInst.exe command syntax
multiple times in this batch file.
For more information about the creation of Windows batch files, see “Microsoft
Windows XP Batch file reference”, found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/prod
docs/en-us/batch.mspx?mfr=true
Important: Yo u need to mask the quotation marks surrounding the options of
the /v parameter as shown in the above example by using a backslash (\) prior
the quotation mark.
Do not use any unintentional spaces in the /v parameter syntax because this
might cause the fpPushInst.exe command to fail.
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򐂰 Use computer Cairo as the remote destination for the push installation
(\\Cairo)
򐂰 Log into Cairo using user administrator and password cdp4admin
(/user:administrator /pwd:cdp4admin)
򐂰 Push a configuration file named fpa.txt from local folder C:\CDP_Files to the
\System32\ sub-folder of the Windows installation directory on Cairo and use
these protection settings during (silent) installation (/c:C:\CDP_Files\fpa.txt)
򐂰 Push the Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files installer file to the remote
computer (/r “C:\CDP_Files\TivoliCDP_CDPForFiles_3.1.0.45_windows.exe")
Starting a service on the remote computer Cairo doing a silent installation
(/s /v”/qn ...”)
Log installation messages in file inst.log in the root of drive C: (/l*v
C:\inst.log)
Not rebooting after installation (REBOOT=ReallySuppress)
Not launching Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files in the system
context immediately after installation (DONT_LAUNCH_FILEPATHSRV=1)
We will use this example and modify it to demonstrate various issues you might
see when using the push installation feature of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection
for Files.
In detail, we will discuss the following scenarios:
򐂰 Remote system not being available
򐂰 Wrong user name and/or password
򐂰 Wrong fpPushInst.exe command syntax
򐂰 Correct fpPushInst.exe command syntax
Note: The log file inst.log will not be created on the local Windows
system; it will be created on the remote computer (Cairo).
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Remote system not being available
When you are trying to push the installation of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection
for Files to a remote computer which is currently not available on the network, for
example, if the user has shutdown the computer, the push installation will fail.
This can easily happen if you are pushing Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for
Files to multiple computers at the same time and did not check to see if they were
all available on the network.
Figure 5-25 shows the output of the failing fpPushInst.exe command in case the
remote computer is unavailable on the network.
Figure 5-25 Push installation failing due to remote computer not being available
Note: The fpPushInst.exe executable can be found in the installation directory
of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files. By default this is the C:\Program
Files\Tivoli\CDP_for_Files directory, but this can be wherever you have chosen
to install Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files on your system.
If you have not used the default installation location for Tivoli Continuous Data
Protection for Files, use the following steps to change to this directory.
1. Select Start Run, type cmd, and click OK. A Windows command line
window displays.
2. Change to the installation directory of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for
Files by entering cd “\program files\tivoli\cdp_for_files”.
Now you can run the fpPushInst.exe commands as described in the following
examples.
C:\Program Files\Tivoli\CDP_for_Files>fpPushInst.exe \\Cairo /user:administrator
/pwd:cdp4admin /c:C:\CDP_Files\fpa.txt /r
"C:\CDP_Files\TivoliCDP_CDPForFiles_3.1.0.45_windows.exe" /s /v\"/qn /l*v
C:\inst.log REBOOT=ReallySuppress DONT_LAUNCH_FILEPATHSRV=1\"
Connecting to remote service \\Cairo ... Failed
Couldn't connect to \\Cairo\ADMIN$
No network provider accepted the given network path.
C:\Program Files\Tivoli\CDP_for_Files>

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