Adding a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent

Before you can use the Linux computer as a Remote Media Agent, you must add it to the Backup Exec database.


If you use the Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option (CASO), you cannot add a Remote Media Agent from a managed media server.

To add a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. In the task pane, under Remote Media Agent Tasks, click Add remote media agent.

  3. Enter the following information:

    Remote Media Agent

    Type the name of the Linux server that you want to add as a Remote Media Agent.

    If you use the Shared Storage Option, use the Linux server's hostname and not its IP address. If you use the IP address, the Backup Exec database cannot distinguish which device path to use for jobs.


    Displays the port to be used for communications between the Backup Exec media server and the Remote Media Agent. If you change the port number, you must update the ndmp entry in the etc/services file on the Linux server.

    Logon Account

    Select the logon account for the Remote Media Agent.

    Remote Media Agent supports ICMP ping operations

    Check this option to ensure that the Backup Exec media server can use ping to locate the Linux server. You can turn off this option in environments where ping requests are blocked.

  4. Click OK to add the Remote Media Agent.

  5. Restart Backup Exec services.

    The Remote Media Agent and the storage devices that are directly attached to it appear in the Devices view.