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Created: 02 May 2013 • Updated: 31 May 2013 | 1 comment
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I just resolved the issue where my backup was failing with 58...What i found is localhoat entry absent in hosts file of the client server...Why nbu requires this entry when actual ip hostname is present in hosts OS and NBU uses it?

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You should have a loopback address regardless if you are using Netbackup are not.

Definition: The IP address is a special purpose address reserved for use on each computer. is conventionally a computer's loopback address.

Here is a good summary on why it is needed, how it works and what exctly it is :

As far as SAP you do not need a seperate agent , however a license is required.

For more info on SAP, please review :  -

Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for SAP Administrator’s Guide for UNIX

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