Changing OLDAUTH setting on a NetWorker client

Use this procedure to switch from nsrauth to oldauth authentication on the backup server for the client exhibiting the problem.

Firstly, you need to fire up nsradmin against the client process on the server and adjust the NSRLA record. Here’s an example server output/session, using a NetWorker backup server of ‘schlumpf’ as our example:

  1. At a command prompt, start nsradmin:
    nsradmin -p nsrexecd -s schlumpf 
  2. At the nsradmin prompt, type . NSRLA, for example:
    nsradmin> . NSRLA
  3. note that it’s DOT space NSRLA, and enter after each line, now update the authentication field, typing the following:
    nsradmin> update auth methods: ",oldauth"
    when you hit return on the update statement, it will ask if you’re sure you want to do this, reply y.
  4. The NetWorker client should not need restarted in order for the settings to apply. To restart the client if you wish to, you can either go to the services tab and restart, or type:
    • to stop NetWorker daemons
      # /etc/init.d/networker stop
    • to start NetWorker daemons
      # /etc/init.d/networker start
    • to stop NetWorker services
      C:\> net stop nsrexecd /f
    • to start NetWorker services
      C:\> net start nsrexecd

If you wish to check it, type print, and you should get a list of values including the version of the Legato client installed as well as the operating system set and the type of auth set.