About using fully qualified computer names in backup selections

You can enter fully qualified computer names in Backup Exec anywhere that you can enter a computer name. In addition, Backup Exec can show fully qualified computer names where computer names are listed.

For fully qualified computer names, the following rules apply:

To find a fully qualified computer name, from the Control Panel, select System > Computer Name. The fully qualified name appears in the Full computer name field.

Symantec does not recommend using both fully qualified computer names and non-qualified computer names in selection lists. Symantec recommends using fully qualified computer names.

For example, if you have a computer named Test_Computer, you can have two selections for it. One selection is called Test_Computer. The fully qualified selection is called Test_Computer.domain.company.com. In this case, Backup Exec treats each selection as a separate computer, even though both selections are for the same computer. For backup jobs that use the short computer name, the catalog contains the short computer name. For backup jobs that use the fully qualified name, the catalog contains the fully qualified name.