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Veritas-backup network shares problem

Posted on 2005-03-01
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have a server running veritas 9.1 with a qualstar tape library attached. Why can't I backup network shares on different computers on the network?  Do I have to buy a special license or what? When I go to the computer, all the shares are greyed out and wont let me click on them.

Thanks in advance
Question by:ronnier38930
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security Officer earned 100 total points
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You should purchase a Remote Agent for each remote machine to back up.
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rindi earned 100 total points
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You might be able to backup shares that have been previously mapped, but as Sam points out, you should install the remote agents on the remote servers to properly run a backup.

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Thanks for the reply guys.  The reason I have not installed the remote agents is because I am unable to push them to the machine. The machine is an old NT4 box and Veritas gives a windows installer problem from the veritas window.  I figured you would not need a remote agent to backup shares but maybe I am wrong. This is nothing but a directory with text files.  Any other ideas ?

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Did you try mapping those shares before backing up?
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I think a split
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Sounds good

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