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Old 18th May 2007, 16:13
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Question BackupPC Woln't Backup Hosts.

Hello Everyone!

I have just installed BackupPC on Suse 10 Enterprise Server and have no luck backing up any of my hosts. In the documentation it talks about how the server finds hosts, using both DNS and nmblookup to resolve IP addresses. I have no luck with the DNS method but when i do a nmblookup I have no problems finding the IP address of the client. But when I request a backup the server will find the correct IP address but then tell me:

"Error: Can't find IP address for matt
matt is a DHCP host, and I don't know its IP address. I checked the netbios name of 10.0.1.180, and found that that machine is not matt.

Until I see matt at a particular DHCP address, you can only start this request from the client machine itself.

Whenever I have the DHCP flag set to 1.

But when I have the DHCP flag set to 0, it will ask me if I want to confirm backing up the host, then on my main status page, i get the error: "No Ping Response". I am lost here, and have no clue what is wrong, please help!

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Old 19th May 2007, 15:52
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"Error: Can't find IP address for matt
matt is a DHCP host, and I don't know its IP address. I checked the netbios name of 10.0.1.180, and found that that machine is not matt.

Until I see matt at a particular DHCP address, you can only start this request from the client machine itself.
If the client is a Linux machine, you can find out its IP address by running
Code:
ifconfig
If it's a windows system, run
Code:
ipconfig
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Old 21st May 2007, 22:17
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yea... I know. Thank you but that dosn't help me, I know my address, it is BackupPC thats killin me here. Thanks tho.
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But with these commands you can check if matt's IP address is 10.0.1.180.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 15:06
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That is the thing, that is the assigned IP address to that computer.
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Old 24th May 2007, 18:47
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And what's the netbios name of 10.0.1.180?
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Old 25th May 2007, 15:12
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Both the computer name for windows networking and the netbois names are matt, I can not even change the netbois name for the workstation. I am about to pull my hair out over this thing, I have heard great things about this program though, that is what is keeping me going on it.
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