About publishing NetWare servers to the NetWare agents list

In order for Backup Exec to display a NetWare server in the NetWare Agents list, the agent must publish its existence. Or, you must manually add the servers running the Remote Agent.

When you install the Remote Agent, the Advrtms.dat file in SYS:BKUPEXEC is not included. The Remote Agent cannot publish information to a media server. You must create the Advrtms.dat file in the SYS:BKUPEXEC directory on the NetWare server. Ensure that this file contains all the names or the IP addresses of the Backup Exec media servers that you want to back up the NetWare server.

Running BESTART at the NetWare server automatically loads Novell’s SMDR.NLM component, which publishes the availability of the server for backups using the TCP/IP protocol. This protocol must be enabled on the network and in Backup Exec’s Network and Security dialog box in order for the servers to be automatically added to the NetWare Agents list.

See Setting default backup network and security options.

If your network cannot run this protocol, you must manually add the NetWare server names to Backup Exec’s server list.

See Setting default options for the Remote Agent for NetWare Systems .

To manually add a NetWare server to the Backup Exec User-defined Selections node, you must do one of the following:

  • Configure name resolution for your network.

  • Publish the NetWare servers on which the Remote Agent is installed on the media server. To configure publishing, you must edit the Advrtms.dat file on each NetWare server you want to protect.

See Creating the Advrtms.dat file.

More Information

About the User-defined Selections node in the backup selections list

Adding BESTART to the Autoexec.ncf file on the NetWare server

About publishing NetWare servers to the NetWare agents list