ArcServe – how to reset forgotten caroot password

Another “lost” sticky note that I needed today :)

1) stop the ArcServe services with cstop utility:

cd C:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup

cmd> cstop

2) Find and rename directory with the SERVER NAME under directory named Discovery:

Rename directory:

?:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup\Data\discovery\SERVERNAME

to something like:

?:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup\Data\discovery\SERVERNAME.BAK

3) Start ArcServe services with cstart

4) Change caroot password:

cmd> authsetup /p newpwdforcaroot

That's it. From now on use the new password to authenticate as caroot.

Posted on 19.09.2007, in MS Windows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on ArcServe – how to reset forgotten caroot password.

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