Avamar Redirect Restores Permission Issue

May 22, 2013

I ran into a issue in the past where an Avamar user was configured at a Domain level and they were not able to perform the redirected SQL restore.  

Today I ran into the same issue and after searching some old notes, I found the fix and thought it might be useful to add it to the blog site:

The fix is to backup and then modify the following file:/usr/local/avamar/var/mc/server_data/prefs/mcserver.xml

(There is a section which determines who can do redirected restores):

<entry key=”admin_can_direct_restores” value=”false” />
<entry key=”restore_admin_can_direct_restores”
value=”false” />

Just set the values to true and restart the MCS service and you will be good to go.

Of course doing this will clear out your Activity Log in Avamar Administrator so be warned.



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