Installing Plug-in on Linux

Veeam Plug-in for IBM Db2 is a feature of Veeam Backup & Replication, the installation package of the plug-in is included in the Veeam Backup & Replication installation ISO file.

Important

Keep in mind the following:

  • IBM Db2 must be installed on the machine.
  • The /opt/veeam directory must be writable.
  • The NOEXEC mount option must be disabled for the /var and /tmp directories.
  • To install the plug-in, use the sudo command or a user with root privileges.
  • If you want to install Veeam Plug-in scale-out cluster, repeat the described installation process on all cluster nodes.

You can install Veeam Plug-in using the .RPM package, the .DEB package or extract the plug-in files from the .TAR.GZ archive. Installation steps depend on the type of installation file suitable for your OS:

Installing Plug-in from .RPM Package

To install Veeam Plug-in, do the following:

  1. Mount the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk (VeeamBackup&Replication_12.1.0.2131.iso).

If you deploy Veeam backup infrastructure for the first time, you can download the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk image at the Download Veeam Products page.

  1. In the installation disk folder, navigate to the Plugins\IBM Db2\Linux\x64 folder.
  2. Upload the VeeamPluginforDB2-12.1.0.2031-1.x86_64.rpm package to the Linux machine with IBM Db2.
  3. To install Veeam Plug-in, run the following command:

rpm -ivh VeeamPluginforDB2-12.1.0.2131-1.x86_64.rpm

Once Veeam Plug-in is installed, you must configure the plug-in settings. For details, see Configuring Plug-in.

Installing Plug-in from .DEB Package

To install Veeam Plug-in, do the following:

  1. Mount the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk (VeeamBackup&Replication_12.1.0.2131.iso).

If you deploy Veeam backup infrastructure for the first time, you can download the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk image at the Download Veeam Products page.

  1. In the installation disk folder, navigate to the Plugins\IBM Db2\Linux\x64 folder.
  1. Upload the VeeamPluginforDB2_12.1.0.2031-1_amd64 package to the Linux machine with IBM Db2.
  1. To install Veeam Plug-in, run the following command:

apt-get install VeeamPluginforDB2_12.1.0.2031-1_amd64.deb

Once Veeam Plug-in is installed, you must configure the plug-in settings. For details, see Configuring Plug-in.

Unpacking Plug-in from .TAR.GZ Archive

To extract plug-in files from the .TAR.GZ archive, do the following:

  1. Mount the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk (VeeamBackup&Replication_12.1.0.2131.iso).

If you deploy Veeam backup infrastructure for the first time, you can download the Veeam Backup & Replication installation disk image at the Download Veeam Products page.

  1. In the installation disk folder, navigate to the Plugins\IBM Db2\Linux\x64 folder.
  2. Upload the VeeamPluginforDB2.tar.gz archive to the Linux machine with IBM Db2.
  3. Create the /opt/veeam directory with the following command:

mkdir /opt/veeam

Tip

The /opt/veeam directory is a default directory for the Veeam Plug-in installation. This directory is used in relevant command examples in this guide.

  1. Unpack Veeam Plug-in files from the archive to the /opt/veeam directory with the following command:

tar -xzvf VeeamPluginforDB2.tar.gz -C /opt/veeam

Once Veeam Plug-in is installed, you must configure the plug-in settings. For details, see Configuring Plug-in.