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NDMP on Windows server: greyed out.

Created: 14 Mar 2013 • Updated: 18 Mar 2013 | 6 comments
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I've set up ndmp numerous times with SSO under Solaris but have issues with same on a windows media server.

Using the Configure Storage Devices wizard on master, when I select the media server in question and head off to modify it, the NDMP tickbox is not active: consequently it wont reconfig it for SSO/NDMP.

If I go to the media server in question and ask it to autoconf verify or probe they both head to the filer and are successful at retrieving the info I would expect.

Ditto on the master server.

Problem media server is on 7.1,w2008, master(Solaris) is 7504.

Windows firewall possibly? Or the bit I neglected to do possibly?

Your input appreciated, thanks Jim.

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Gautier Leblanc's picture


Are you sûre that NDMP license IS entered ?

jim dalton's picture

The license is entered: I've been running NDMP backups for years but to clarify: am I correct in stating the media server doesnt need to be licensed, it just the master? It always has been the master for any and all licences, I'm looking for ideas....


Will Restore's picture

Add the NDMP key to the Media Server.

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

jim dalton's picture

Added lic to media server and verified its hasnt fixed my problem. Do I need to restart something perhaps? Or even simply start something else on the media server? I'm happy to try anything sensible!


Gautier Leblanc's picture

I'm not sure to understand...

You have one master and how many media servers ?

Why not try to detect ndmp devices with master ?

May be restart NBU process on media server will help...

jim dalton's picture

Points for wr, plus a bit of port fiddling.Thanks,wr.