The effects of disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP in a Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) environment.

Article:TECH47968  |  Created: 2006-01-01  |  Updated: 2007-01-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH47968
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



The effects of disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP in a Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) environment.

Solution



If a user disables NetBIOS over TCP/IP, a number of CPS utilities will fail to function correctly when used to communicate with remote machines. Additionally, if machines in the same backup group share the same computer name, some backup operations will not function properly.

The following utilities will fail to connect properly over a network connection if NetBIOS over TCP/IP has been disabled:
  • The Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Services Manager (ServiceMgr.exe)
  • The Symantec Continuous Protection Server 11d - Settings Utility (SettingsUtility.exe)

After disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP, both of these utilities will fail to connect to remote machines and the "Push install CPS components using wizard" feature will not function correctly.

Duplicate naming considerations:
Disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP also has the following impact on systems that share names with other systems:
  • If a machine has the same computer name as the CMS server, it will not be able to participate in backup jobs.
  • If two machines in a backup group have the same computer name, they will not be able to participate in the same backup job.



Legacy ID



283647


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH47968


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