How do I backup through a firewall?

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The answer that was here was very old. We need an updated answer for versions 4.5, 5.1, and 6.0. There's been a lot of work in this area. Suffice it to say you should read the administrator's guide for your version.

Both of the above topics are actually described in sufficient depth in the NBU 3.4 System Administration Guide. (UNIX version for 3.4 = http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/232348.htm NT version for 3.4 = http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/232347.htm )


Just for posterity's sake, here's an example configuration:

Client's bp.conf includes the following:

ALLOW_NON_RESERVED_PORTS

CLIENT_PORT_WINDOW = 13740 13750

RANDOM_PORTS = NO

master server's bp.conf includes the following:

ALLOW_NON_RESERVED_PORTS

SERVER_PORT_WINDOW = 13740 13750

RANDOM_PORTS = NO

Ports that need to be open on the firewall: TCP on port 13782, 13720 & 13740 through 13750