How to edit the Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX configuration file to add or delete media servers used for backing up a particular UNIX host

Article:TECH35139  |  Created: 2008-01-14  |  Updated: 2012-09-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH35139
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How to edit the Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX configuration file to add or delete media servers used for backing up a particular UNIX host


Solution



After the installation of the Remote Agent for Linux/UNIX servers (RALUS), a configuration file, RALUS.CFG, is created in the /etc/VRTSralus directory. This file contains configuration settings on how RALUS will function. To configure which media servers RALUS will broadcast to, perform the following:

Note:  These same steps would be used for both Backup Exec (tm) 9.2 for NetWare Servers as well as Backup Exec (tm) for Windows Servers.

Note:  Broadcasting to Backup Exec 10.x media servers is not required for backups. The broadcasting option allows the agent to be seen within the Backup Exec interface, under UNIX Agents. It is possible to add the Linux/UNIX host under User Defined Selections, and be able to select all the resources needed to be backed up.  Broadcasting also enables the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Control Connection and Data Connection to go over the specified NIC defined in the backup/restore job.

1. From the /etc/VRTSralus/ directory, open the RALUS.CFG file using a text editor

2. To add additional media servers, add the following line:
   Software\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List <Suffix>=<Media Server Name>
   where <Suffix> is a UNIQUE identifier, 'A', 'B', 'C', '1', '2', '3', and where <Media Server Name> is the name or IP address of the Backup Exec 10.x media server.

Use Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List <Suffix>=Media Server Name> for Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers.

e.g.  
 
Software\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List A=Server1
Software\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List B=Server2
Software\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List C=Server3

 
or, for 11d

     Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List 1=Server1
     Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List 2=Server2
    
Software\Symantec\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Agents\Agent Directory List 3=Server3
 
3. Save the file

4. Restart the Symantec Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS). Open Terminal.
 
a. At the command prompt, change to the /opt/VRTSralus/bin directory
b. Type ./VRTSralus.init stop to stop the Remote Agent for Linux/UNIX servers
c. Type ./VRTSralus.init start to start the Remote Agent for Linux/UNIX servers
 
For Backup Exec 11d and later for Windows Servers, the Linux/UNIX server is listed as shown in (Figure 1)

Figure 1

 

For Backup Exec 10.0 for Windows Servers, the Linux/UNIX server is listed as shown in (Figure 2)

Figure 2
 

For Backup Exec 9.2 for NetWare Servers using the Remote Agent for Linux and Unix, the server is listed as shown in (Figure 3)

Figure 3
 
 



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