Linux iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec

Linux iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec

Below you can find how to enable the backup exec agent ports on Linux iptables configuration.

By default Symantec backup exec will be running on dynamic ports . So we have to manually configure the dynamic port range in the backup exec server.
To configure the dynamic port range manually, follow the below steps.

In the symantec backup exec go to 
Tools -- Options --  Network Security and check Enable remote agent TCP dynamic port range
and specify the ports range manualy . Port range 31821-32829

Linux iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec


Restart the backup exec server

Now  login to the linux machine and enable access for this port range (31821-32829) and the Backup Exec agent  VRTSralus which is running on the port 10000 (default port for VRTSralus). 
If webmin is running on the port 10000, edit /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf and change the default port to 10001

#iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 10000 -j ACCEPT

#iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 32821:32829 -j ACCEPT

 Now Save and restart iptables

 # iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptablesor
#service iptables save

#service iptables restart


Also you can manually edit and /etc/sysconfig/iptables and add the below mentioned line

-A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport  10000 -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport  32821:32829 -j ACCEPT 

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1 comments :

  1. In this example, the Port range, 31821-32829, specified in the Backup Exec network security settings is different than the port range, 32821:32829, specified in the iptables entry.

    In Backup Exec 2012, the network security settings are in a slightly different place, but once you find them, this example works as described.

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