About restore restrictions on Windows

Article:HOWTO34565  |  Created: 2010-10-29  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO34565
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About restore restrictions on Windows

By default, NetBackup permits only the client that backs up files to restore those files. NetBackup ensures that the client name of the requesting client matches the peer name that was used to connect to the NetBackup server.

Unless clients share an IP address, the peer name is equivalent to the client's host name. (Clients can share an IP address due to the use of a gateway and token ring combination, or multiple connections.) When a client connects through a gateway, the gateway can use its own peer name to make the connection.

The NetBackup client name is normally the client's short host name, such as client1 rather than a longer form such as client1.null.com.

The client name is found in the following locations:

  • Windows clients (including NetWare NonTarget):

    In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the toolbar, select File > Backup, Archive, and Restore. In the Backup, Archive, and Restore dialog box, in the toolbar, select File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type. The client name that is selected as Source Client for Restores is the source of the backups to be restored.

  • On NetWare target clients:

    Specify the client name in the bp.ini file.

  • UNIX clients:

    In the Backup, Archive, and Restore dialog box, select select File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type. In the Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type dialog box, select the client name as the Source client for restores.

See About client-redirected restores on Windows


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