Restores Without Reverse Resolution On Default Configuration
I have been tasked with an unusual requriement to "troubleshoot a success" for a customer's restore job.
Master: Solaris 10 NB 7.1
Media: Red Hat 2.6 NB 7.1
Client: Windows 2008 NB 7.1 (VMware guest, VADP Flash-windows backups).
There is no reverse lookup for the client. The master server fails to resolve anything using either of two commands:
# nslookup <client IP address>
# bpclntcmd -ip <client IP address>
The client's registry is set to the default,
REVERSE_NAME_LOOKUP = ALLOWED
Yet, we can successfully run restores from the client's Backup, Archive, And Restore Console.
From the client, I still cannot reverse-resolve the IP address with nslookup <client IP address>, but I can resolve it with bpclntcmd -ip <client IP address>.
Still, though, all Symantec documentation insists that the reverse resolution is required on all three tiers (master, media, client) for all three tiers. Shouldn't this restore fail?
(Yes, the customer does insist on a thorough root cause for this "successful restore". It's not worth explaining why on the forum.)