Backup Exec 12 Server List

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Hi,

On the backup and restore tab off Backup Exec 2012, the server list shows some labeled with IP address, other servers show there fully qualified name, and some servers show there friendly name.  I would like to use the server name rather than the IP address.  How can I change the server name(resource name) from the IP address to the actual name of the server?
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Do you have an "A" record in DNS for each of those servers?

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The backup exec server and the servers that are being backed up have a dedicated network for only backup communications.  In the host file on the backup exec meda server I have added the 10 dedicated IP addresses to resolve to the fully qualified name for those 10 servers.  The A records in the DNS point the servers to the primary IP.  In regards to restoring servers or data, in the backup exec server list, will  the server(resource name) have any affect on restore options?

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I was just thinking that the servername was not resolving which to me indicates no "A" record in DNS.
Can you ping the agent servernames from the BE server or only IP number?
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I can ping the servername and it returns the dedicated IP address from the HOST file that is used for backup exec operations.  It shows correctly when pinging.

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Miketech,
Sorry a little rusty on BE, switched to DPM 2007 about 5 years ago from BE12.  I did find a tech doc that kinda sounds like what you are exoperiencing.  Take a look at attached.
unable-to-modify-selection-list.pdf

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No that didn't work.  It shows the IP address of some servers.  For restore purpose, does it matter if the server list displays the server as an IP address or computer or fully qualified name?

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In my estimation you should be able to use either.  Not sure why you cannot.
FQDN should return IP.
sorry, not much help

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Maybe you could help with one more.  
I have a cluster SQL environment

server names:

sqlserver-01 - available resources to backup shows m:, n:, o:, & Microsoft SQL Server Instances
sqlserver-01a  - available resources to backup shows c:, utility partition, system state
sqlserver-01b - backup show C:, D:, Utility Partition, System State
sqlserver-01c  - backup shows ?\Volume{06738bc3-4c18-so on-and-on)


Is it best to backup all machines in the cluster environment at the same time?   If I perfer to take daily full backups monday-thursday and a weekly (aka daily full) backup on Friday, what backup contents for which day should be moved to tape?  Would deduplication be suitable for taking daily backups (since I would be getting advantage from having a FULL and also not bottlenecking the network)

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Mike,
I think you need to open a new ticket on that one.
As i said we use DPM now and only have one SQL server.  I do not backup the database but the directroy where SQL makes its backups.  I fond out doing the database that was always live didn't work to well, so now I backup the directory where SQL 2005 makes its backups.

also in regards to this ticket, since i coldn't help, I would leave it open a week and if no one else pipes in just close it without awarding points.  :)

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Ok no problem.  I still have not found a way to change the items in the server list of backup exec from there IP address to computer name.  :(
I had to delete the server from backup exec and readd it.  IN 2010 R3 I used the IP address as the resource name.. so it just basically carried over the IP rather than server name.

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it was the resolution

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