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Hints for determining “hostname” and/or IP Address from OSB’s Perspective (Doc ID 2175164.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version to [Release 10.4 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.



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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

 In most cases, typing “hostname” and “nslookup <hostname>” at the OS prompt will display OSB’s interpretation of the name and IP address. There are situations, specifically those when a host has multiple names, aliases and/or IP addresses, that observiced won’t initialize during install. The purpose of this document to help diagnose and fix problems in these situations.


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