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Change server in backup job

AdminsHubo
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In our enviroment we add a second IP to certain servers in a other VLAN Now the backup must run on that IP so the traffic will pass in a other VLAN.

We can't use the host-file for this change because there is running other software on this server, so we must change the server in the job without chaging the sellection. Mostly it's a complex selection, so it would be easy to change only the server where the job points to. Is this possible or must I recreate every backup job?

Tthx for helping.

Regards

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CraigV
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Assuming the media server already has a 2nd NIC installed, you can change the details of the backup interface under the Network section of BE.

The remote agents need to point to this and it should run across the backup VLAN. You might have to change the IP addres you point to on the remote server within BE as well.

Thanks!

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Colin_Weaver
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Unfortunately you might have to use host files as if name resolution returns the IPaddress on your main LAN and not this specific VLAN then it will try to use the wrong network.

 

The reason we say use host files by the way is so that everything else can stil use the DNS server records and therefofe won;t try to use the backup LAN (Special VLAN)

 

You therefore only do the following

- On the Backup Exec Server(s) set host file entries for every server that you need to backup over the special VLAN (and set the entries for both hostname alone and FQDN)

- On the servers thet you want to backup over the special VLAN set host file entries for the Backup Exec Server (agains as hostname and FQDN)

- make sure the Backup Exec Servers and teh Rmeoet servers have differet content on their host files (as if you make them all the same whilst the backups wil work you will affect inter server traffic that may have nothing to do with backups)

 

Do NOT

- Change the host files on any clients or servers that are not part of the special VLAN and backup strategy

- Add all the servers to be becked up into each other's host files (only put the Backup Exec Servers in these, unless you want these servers to communucate with each other over the special VLAN for traffic that has nothing to do with backups anyway)

- Install business applications on the Backup Exec Server.

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CraigV
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Assuming the media server already has a 2nd NIC installed, you can change the details of the backup interface under the Network section of BE.

The remote agents need to point to this and it should run across the backup VLAN. You might have to change the IP addres you point to on the remote server within BE as well.

Thanks!

Colin_Weaver
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Moderator
Employee Accredited Certified

Unfortunately you might have to use host files as if name resolution returns the IPaddress on your main LAN and not this specific VLAN then it will try to use the wrong network.

 

The reason we say use host files by the way is so that everything else can stil use the DNS server records and therefofe won;t try to use the backup LAN (Special VLAN)

 

You therefore only do the following

- On the Backup Exec Server(s) set host file entries for every server that you need to backup over the special VLAN (and set the entries for both hostname alone and FQDN)

- On the servers thet you want to backup over the special VLAN set host file entries for the Backup Exec Server (agains as hostname and FQDN)

- make sure the Backup Exec Servers and teh Rmeoet servers have differet content on their host files (as if you make them all the same whilst the backups wil work you will affect inter server traffic that may have nothing to do with backups)

 

Do NOT

- Change the host files on any clients or servers that are not part of the special VLAN and backup strategy

- Add all the servers to be becked up into each other's host files (only put the Backup Exec Servers in these, unless you want these servers to communucate with each other over the special VLAN for traffic that has nothing to do with backups anyway)

- Install business applications on the Backup Exec Server.