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Backup Exec Remote Agent

Have had a primary NW6.5SP5 server running just fine with BE9.1 for ages without many problems.
Just added a secondary server to the network and installed the BE9.1 Remote Agent on it.
We run the BE administration from the primary server console, which has the tape drive installed in it, not from a Windows terminal.
However, when configuring a new backup job, the BE admin console doesn't see the volumes on the secondary server with the remote agent installed on it, so we're unable to select them for backup.
I've added an entry for the secondary server in the primary server's hosts file, but this hasn't worked.
Any helpful ideas most welcome
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Backup Exec Remote Agent

> Have had a primary NW6.5SP5 server running just fine with BE9.1 for ages =
> without many problems.
> Just added a secondary server to the network and installed the BE9.1 =
> Remote Agent on it.
> We run the BE administration from the primary server console, which has =
> the tape drive installed in it, not from a Windows terminal.
> However, when configuring a new backup job, the BE admin console doesn't =
> see the volumes on the secondary server with the remote agent installed on =
> it, so we're unable to select them for backup.
> I've added an entry for the secondary server in the primary server's hosts =
> file, but this hasn't worked.
> Any helpful ideas most welcome
> Splash


Make sure you have an entry for this remote server in
sys:\bkupexec\ndmpsvrs.dat. Also make sure that name resolution is working
in both directions.

Finally, what version/build do you have on each server? Check in
sys:\bkupexec\version.doc for details.
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Re: Backup Exec Remote Agent

Thanks for the info

My sys:\bkupexec\ndmpsvrs.dat reads as follows which appears to be correct

#This is the Backup Exec default file listing NDMP servers for Backup.
#Lines with a # in first column are treated as comments.
#<SERVERNAME> <IPADDRESS> <SERIAL#>
#Sample
#REMOTE_SRVR 10.51.86.70 1122223333444444
QCL-ARCHIVE 10.10.10.1 024xxx21xxx0001x

The version running on the primary server is:
Backup Exec for NetWare 9.1 Build 1067.2
However the version of the remote agent installed on QCL-ARCHIVE is:
BENW 9.1.1158.9

Do you think this is the problem ?

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>>> nospam@myrealbox.com> 04/04/2007 14:11 >>


Make sure you have an entry for this remote server in
sys:\bkupexec\ndmpsvrs.dat. Also make sure that name resolution is working
in both directions.

Finally, what version/build do you have on each server? Check in
sys:\bkupexec\version.doc for details.
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Re: Backup Exec Remote Agent

> The version running on the primary server is:
> Backup Exec for NetWare 9.1 Build 1067.2=20
> However the version of the remote agent installed on QCL-ARCHIVE is:
> BENW 9.1.1158.9
>
> Do you think this is the problem ?


Yes, that's probably it. Generally speaking, you should always have the
same version/build on all servers.
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Re: Backup Exec Remote Agent

OK I'll give it a try next week
Many thanks
Splash

>>> <nospam@myrealbox.com> 05/04/2007 11:17 >>>

> The version running on the primary server is:
> Backup Exec for NetWare 9.1 Build 1067.2=20
> However the version of the remote agent installed on QCL-ARCHIVE is:
> BENW 9.1.1158.9
>
> Do you think this is the problem ?


Yes, that's probably it. Generally speaking, you should always have the
same version/build on all servers.
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