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List of Remote Agents needed to be updated

Created: 04 Jan 2013 • Updated: 17 Jan 2013 | 9 comments
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Hi,

Somehow today I saw a menu in Backup Exec 2010 R3 where the updates for the Remote Agents were displayed and a list which told me how many agents needed updates. Now I can't find this anymore. It's driving me crazy cause I read it on a forum but can't find it anymore.

Anyone knows what menu or option I mean and know how to find it? I don't mean the Tools > Install Agents and Media Servers on Other Server. I really saw a list of agents who needed to be updated.

Thank you!

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CraigV's picture

...have you checked to see if there is a report that shows this? I don't know of anything (other than going through the Tools option) that shows you from a click which agents need upgrading.

Personally I never cared...if updates to the media server were performed, I just ran the push-install upgrade.

Thanks!

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CraigV's picture

Is this legit or just posting for the sake of it? I've never seen anything in the Alerts tab around this, so if you can supply some additional information that would be great.

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CraigV's picture

Thanks for the -1 (reciprocated now!)...that forum topic you posted is exactly what I stated (pkh's answer) and doesn't quite backup what you said, but OK then!

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bastwin's picture

Thanks for the comments. I found it: I saw it in the eventvwr of windows: Backup Exec Alert: LiveUpdate Warning (Server: "XXX") There are 24 Remote Agent Servers that are not up to the latest patch level. To install the latest patches, click Tools->Install Agents and Media Server on Other Servers. From there, click Import and Export->Import Servers Published to this Media Server. This will start a remote install session to ensure your servers are up to date with the latest available patches. I know there are some Windows 2000 servers. Do I create problems when I update these agents?

CraigV's picture

Those Windows 2000 servers would probably have Advanced Open File Option installed, and if updated, would require a restart to effect the update changes.

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pkh's picture

For all remote servers, regardless of their OS, do plan on a re-boot after you have updated the remote agent.  This is because there might be some processes that prevented the update of some modules and only a reboot can fix this.

bastwin's picture

Now I know where I saw it! In the eventvwr of Windows! lol

thanks all!

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