About creating the beoper group

To back up and restore Linux and UNIX hosts, the beoper group must exist on each host or in the NIS domain's group file. The Remote Agent installer by default will create the beoper group and add root as a member if a NIS server is not detected. The group must be created manually if the host machine is a member of a NIS domain.


If the beoper group is not created by the Remote Agent installer or is not created manually, connections to the hosts from the Backup Exec media server will fail.

When creating the group manually, do the following at each Linux and UNIX host where the Remote Agent will be installed:

For hosts that are members of a NIS domain, refer to the NIS documentation for information on adding groups to a NIS domain.

For more information on creating groups, see your Linux and UNIX system documentation.

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