Iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec

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Linux Server iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec Agent

Iptables 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 set 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
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

Enabling BackupExec Agent Port

#iptables -A INPUT -p tcp –dport 10000 -j ACCEPT
#iptables -A INPUT -p tcp –dport 32821:32829 -j ACCEPT

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 

Now Save and restart iptables

 # iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
or
#service iptables save
#service iptables restart

 

 

1 thought on “Iptables configuration for Symantec Backup Exec

  1. Anonymous

    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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