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client failing with status code 58 using 1of4 media servers

Created: 20 May 2013 • Updated: 01 Aug 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi all,

We have a master server (bk100) and four media servers (bk110-113) all are Windows 2008 and have NetBackup One client only fails on bk111 and resulting to status code 58. 

I can successfully run bptestbpcd on the master server and on the media servers except on bk111 which outputs:

PS D:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>  .\bptestbpcd.exe -client
<16>bptestbpcd main: Function ConnectToBPCD( failed: 25
cannot connect on socket
bpclntcmd on bk111: 
PS D:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin> .\bpclntcmd.exe -hn mhprpsawb801
host mhprpsawb801: at
aliases:     mhprpsawb801

client and master/media servers sits on the same LAN ( client is a SunOS 5.8 box with NBU 6.0

Operating Systems:

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Marianne's picture

Please create bpcd log folder on the client in /usr/openv/netbackup/logs.

Run bptestbpcd again and check bpcd log on the client.
bpcd log will show us the incoming IP address from media server and how client is attempting to resolve IP to hostname.
No record of incoming IP address means possible firewall.

Status 58 is normally caused by one of the following:

Firewall between media server and client - vnetd (port 13724) needs to be open in both directions between server and client.

Failed reverse lookup on the client - check /etc/hosts on client for missing or incorrect entry for this media server.  Verify that resolved hostname has matching SERVER entry in client's bp.conf.
Use 'bpclntcmd -ip <media-server-ip>' on the client to verify reverse lookup.

Hope this helps.

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Dyneshia's picture

In addtion to 13724, you alos need 13782 (bpcd)

From master/media to clients

13724 tcp/udp
13782 tcp/udp

From clients to master/media
13724 tcp/udp
13720 tcp/udp
13721 tcp/udp

13724 = vnetd
13782 = bpcd
13720 = bprd
13721 = bpdbm

Marianne's picture

NBU 6.x use vnetd (13724) for server -> client connection.


NetBackup 6.x and 7.x firewall port requirements

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huanglao2002's picture

you can check  /etc/hosts or DNS on the media server and client side.

LucSkywalker1957's picture

Check your C:|Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and make sure you can connect on both the forward name and reverse IP.