Backup Exec Remote Agent Requires NetBIOS Over TCP?

Backup Exec Remote Agent Requires NetBIOS Over TCP?

Post by Will » Sat, 21 May 2005 09:13:43

To my surprise, it looks like the Backup Exec 9.1 Remote Agent requires you
to enable NetBIOS over TCP in order to work. It apparently uses NetBIOS
discovery to enumerate devices on the network, and equally disturbing is
that there is not TCP agent in any true sense. It is using file sharing to
backup remote machines.

Does that change at all in Backup Exec 10? I want to shut NetBIOS off
completely on our network. I also want a true agent that can punch
through a firewall on a specific port to allow backups of remote machines on
secure networks.

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