About configuring the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

Article:HOWTO51810  |  Created: 2011-05-04  |  Updated: 2011-06-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO51810
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About configuring the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers

Backup Exec creates a file named ralus.cfg on each Linux or UNIX server on which the Remote Agent is installed. You can edit the strings, identifiers, and variables in this file to add or edit options for the Remote Agent.

Options that you can edit in the ralus.cfg file include the following:

  • The port to which the Remote Agent must send publishing messages.

  • The logging level for Oracle and DB2 database operations that use the Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility, and for NDMP information.

  • The settings to allow the Remote Agent to publish to one or more media servers.

  • The files and directories on Linux and UNIX servers that you want to exclude from backups.

  • The setting for a Target Service Agent File System backup for a Novell OES.

The ralus.cfg format contains three components. The first component (A) in the following example is a required string.

The second component (B) is a unique identifier followed by an equal sign (=). A unique identifier can consist of sequential numbers, letters, or alpha-numeric characters. For example, 1, 2, 3 or A, B, C. You can also use AA, BB, CC, or A1, A2, B1, B2.

The third component of the ralus.cfg format is the NetBIOS name, fully qualified domain name, or IP address of the media server.

Figure: Example of the ralus.cfg file

Example of the ralus.cfg file

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

See Configuration options for Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers


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