Configuration options for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers

Article:HOWTO51791  |  Created: 2011-05-04  |  Updated: 2011-06-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO51791
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Configuration options for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers

You can edit options to configure the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers or the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems. (Both options are referred to as the Remote Agent.)

See Editing configuration options for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers.

Table: Configuration options for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers

String and default values

Description

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agent Browser\TcpIp\AdvertisementPort=6101

Lists the port to which the Remote Agent must send publish and purge messages.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Debug\AgentConfig=0

Enables logging for the Remote Agent Utility that Oracle operations use.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    Logging is not enabled.

  • 1

    Logging is enabled. Backup Exec automatically generates the log file.

This option does not apply to the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Debug\VXBSAlevel=0

Enables logging for the Remote Agent for Oracle operations.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    Logging is not enabled.

  • 5

    Normal logging is enabled.

  • 6

    Advanced logging is enabled. Large log files may be created.

This option does not apply to the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Advertise All=1

Enables the Remote Agent to publish information to all of the media servers that are listed in the \Agents\Agent Directory List strings.

Values include the following:

  • 1

    The Remote Agent publishes information to every media server in the Agent Directory List.

  • 0

    The Remote Agent publishes information to the first media server in the Agent Directory List. If the attempt is successful, the Remote Agent does not publish information to any other media servers. If the attempt is not successful, the Remote Agent attempts to publish information to the next media server in the list. Attempts continue until the Remote Agent reaches the end of the list.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Advertise Now=0

Enables the Remote Agent to start a new publishing cycle after you add or edit any settings in the ralus.cfg file.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    The Remote Agent publishes information according to its regular cycle, set in the string \Agents\Advertising Interval Minutes. Any changes to the ralus.cfg file take effect when a new publishing cycle begins.

  • 1

    The Remote Agent starts a new publishing cycle. Any changes to the ralus.cfg file take effect immediately.

    If the media server does not receive the publishing information, the Remote Agent makes ten more attempts. Each attempt to publish information to the media server is one minute apart. If the information is not sent at the end of the ten attempts, the Remote Agent skips that media server until the next publishing cycle. The publishing cycle is the number of minutes set in the string \Agents\Advertising Interval Minutes.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Advertisement Purge=0

Lets the Remote Agent send a purge message to all of the media servers in the string \Agents\Advertisement Purge. When a media server receives a purge message, it removes the Remote Agent from its Favorite Resources list. The Remote Agent continues to function.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    Do not purge the Remote Agent from any media servers that are listed in the \Agents\Advertisement Purge string.

  • 1

    Purge the Remote Agent from one or more media servers in the\Agents\Advertisement Purge string.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Advertising Disabled=0

Enables the Remote Agent to publish to media servers.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    The Remote Agent attempts to publish information to the media servers that are listed in the string \Agents\Agent Directory List.

  • 1

    The Remote Agent does not publish information to media servers.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Advertising Interval Minutes=240

Sets the number of minutes that the Remote Agent must wait between publishing cycles. The default number of minutes is 240. The range of minutes is from 1 minute to 720 minutes.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Agent Directory List 1=<media server name>

Displays the list of NetBIOS names, fully qualified domain names, or IP addresses to which the Remote Agent publishes information.

The media server from which the Remote Agent is push installed is added to the Agent Directory List by default.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Agents\Auto Discovery Enabled=1

Adds a media server to the string \Agents\Agent Directory List if the media server performs a backup job with which the Remote Agent is associated.

Values include the following:

  • 1

    Adds the media server that performs the backup job to the Agent Directory List. The Remote Agent can publish information to the media server.

  • 0

    The media server that performs the backup job is not added to the Agent Directory List.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Logging\RANT NDMP Debug Level=0

Displays the level of verbosity for logging NDMP information for the Remote Agent.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    Logs only the NDMP errors.

  • 1

    Logs the NDMP errors and warnings.

  • 2

    Logs the NDMP errors, warnings, and message information that is sent between the remote computer and the media server.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RALUS\Encoder=

Displays the encoder that you can add if the default encoder incorrectly displays characters on the user interface.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RALUS\ShowTSAFS=

Lets you perform a Target Service Agent file system (TSAFS) backup for applications on Novell Open Enterprise Services. By default, this option is not enabled.

The Remote Agent backs up all file systems using the Root object. If ShowTSAFS is enabled, the Novell Open Enterprise Services resource appears in the backup selection list. If you select the whole computer for backup, then redundant backups are performed. Symantec recommends that you do not enable this option.

Values include the following:

  • Blank or 0

    The file system TSA does not appear for backup selection.

  • 1

    The file system TSA resource appears for backup selection.

This option does not apply to the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RALUS\SystemExclude1=

Lists the files that you want to exclude from all Remote Agent backup jobs.

See About excluding files and directories from backup jobs for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RALUS\SystemFSTypeExclude1

Lists the type of file system that you want to exclude from the Remote Agent backup.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RALUS\vfmPath=/opt/VRTSralus/VRTSvxms

Displays the path to the Veritas Mapping Service libraries that the Remote Agent uses.

Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\RMAL\DisableRMAL=0

Lets you use the Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers to back up the Linux server on which it is installed. By default, this option is not enabled.

If you install the Remote Media Agent to an unsupported version of Linux, the Remote Media Agent is unavailable for use. You cannot create the jobs that run on the devices that are attached to the Linux server. However, you can back up the Linux server by using the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers component. This component is installed with the Remote Media Agent. You must change the value of this string to 1 to use the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers component.

Values include the following:

  • 0

    You can create backup, restore, and utility jobs on the media server that run on the Linux server&apos;s storage devices.

  • 1

    You can only use the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers component to back up the Linux server on which it is installed.

See Troubleshooting the Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers.


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