How can I use Backup exec to back up from stand alone computer

Posted on 2008-02-05
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I trying to setup a backup job for a standalone computer. The symantec backup exec is running from a member server, I find the stand alone computer in "Windows Computers". While creating the backup job, I provided the account this job run under (Standalone Local Adminstrator - machine name\user Id). It fail to authenticate, I am sure that the user id and password provided is correct and the user id is local admin on that stand alone box
Any thoughts on this failure..


Question by:mjasco8
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how did you type the username in BE?
you might need to specify the local computer then username like this:



ip address \admin
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Kutyi earned 750 total points
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Also you will an agent installed on the second PC.
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Kutyi is right, you can run backup exec and see all computers in your domain but are required to have a remote agent if you want to back it up (the remote agent will need to be purchased)

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