Backups fail after changing Backup Exec 3600 R2 Appliance Administrator's password on appliance web UI.

Problem

The following issues can be encountered after changing Backup Exec 3600 R2 Appliance Administrator's password on appliance web UI.

- Daily backup job "DisasterRecoveryBackup-DO-NOT-MODIFY" or backups for local resources fail(s).
- Selection lists in the backup jobs become uneditable.
- Unable to update a password for System Logon Account with using Backup Exec Administration Console or using BEMCLI.
 

Error Message

The following error message will appear when changing Administrator password.

Update password is successful.
-  [INFO ] Changing password for user <administrator>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully changed the OS password for user <administrator>
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated Opscenter Service Service account credentials.
-  [INFO ] Changing password for user <.\Administrator> in BackupExec services ...
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated service <BackupExecAgentBrowser>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated service <BackupExecDeviceMediaService>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated service <BackupExecRPCService>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated service <BackupExecJobEngine>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated service <BackupExecManagementService>.
-  [INFO ] Successfully updated BackupExec services.
-  [INFO ] Changing Backup Exec System Logon Account password ...
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Copyright (c) 2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Current user name in System Logon Account is <BE3600E\Administrator>>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Updating password name <*******> ...>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Failed to update the System Logon Account.>
-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Error Code: -536836094>

-  [ERROR] BackupExec error message: <Error Msg:>
-  [INFO ] Fail to update Backup Exec System Logon Account password.

-  [INFO ] Stopping Backup Exec services ...
-  [INFO ] Successfully stopped Backup Exec services .
-  [INFO ] Starting Backup Exec services ...
-  [INFO ] Successfully started Backup Exec services .

 

Cause

Backup Exec System Logon Account password cannot be updated after enabling Japanese UI.

Solution

A hotfix is now available for this issue in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Refer to the Hotfix link under Related Documents at the end of this article to obtain the hotfix needed to resolve the issue.

 

Backup Exec 2014 Rev 1786 Service Pack 1 (TECH216178).

For complete instructions to upgrade the BE 3600 Appliance to R3, please see HOWTO100113  and TECH215884

 

To resolve this issue and receive the new Backup Exec improvements please upgrade to the current version of Backup Exec.

 

 

NOTE:  Symantec continues to focus on the current release and future releases; there are no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in earlier versions of the software at the present time. Please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Partner for upgrade information including upgrade eligibility to the release containing the resolution for this issue. For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see http://www.symantec.com.

 

 

Workaround:

Revert the Backup Exec Administration Console to English, then change the Administrator's password.

  1. Log in to the appliance web UI.
  2. Navigate to the Settings > Appliance Reconfiguration > Language and TimeZone Configuration tab and select English as BackupExec’s language.
  3. Click Apply and Save. (Appliance will restart.)
  4. Now you can change Administrator password. Navigate to Settings > Appliance Reconfiguration > Security tab and set a new password for Administrator.
  5. To re-enable the Japanese language, execute the script (Enable-Japanese.ps1) on the remote desktop. Please check TECH209565 for more detailed procedure.

 

 

 

 

Applies To

Backup Exec 3600 R2 Appliance : Japanese UI

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